Our Nursery

Here at Cove Bay we offer quality Childcare and Early Education for children from birth to 5 years of age. Our central location in the heart of Cove Bay, Aberdeen, provides provides us with easy access to main routes and convenient links to public transport services, whilst also being located in a residential area allowing for safe and easy drop offs with ample street parking. Find us here.

Playrooms within our nursery are generously proportioned, carefully planned and extensively resourced to create inspiring learning environments in which children can grow and learn with confidence. We pride ourselves on offering children focused activities and regular access to outdoor play areas to enhance their learning opportunities and encourage learning across all areas of the curriculum.

Our nursery has been an established and respected Centre for Early Year's Care in Aberdeen now for 20 years which has enabled us to develop a strong reputation for delivering quality childcare and meeting the needs of individual children and their families. 

We accept all childcare vouchers and offer 15-30 funded hours for 3-5 year olds. Our spaces can fill very fast so we do recommend you enquire as early as possible to ensure you get the sessions and start date you require. 

To get a real feel for our nursery, we highly recommend coming to see our nursery for yourself! Our nursery manager would be delighted to give you a guided tour, introduce you to the staff and answer any questions you may have. If you would be interested in arranging a viewing, simply call us on 01224 249 234 or complete our book a viewing form to confirm your viewing. 

Our Nursery Team

Hello 😊 My name is Jillian, and I have over 12 years of childcare experience working in various roles to support children’s development. I think it is essential to share my skills and experiences with everyone in our nursery – we are happy to help with everything here. I am passionate about providing high-quality childcare and ensuring all children are learning and having fun at Cove Bay nursery. I have a little boy who’s 9 months old. He is attending the nursery with me. In my spare time, I enjoy going on long walks across Scotland and Cove Bay area and spending time with my family.

Multiple Award Winning Nursery

We are thrilled to hold a number of awards and accreditation's including; Silver Flag Eco School Status, Nursery World Award Winner, NMT Nursery Group of the Year 2018, Day Nurseries Top 20 Nursery Group for 2020 and Investors In Young People Gold Practice Award. We are also a proud placement provider to students of Aberdeen College.

Dear families,

We are pleased to share with you our exciting plans for the future of our nurseries. Bertram Nursery Group has provided a trusted, caring and quality service to thousands of families over two decades.  That isn’t changing, but we want to grow and develop our services, facilities and, most of all, our teams who make our nurseries and kindergartens such inspiring places for children.

That’s why we’re changing our name to Thrive Childcare and Education, because that’s at the heart of what we’re about – helping our children, staff and communities to thrive. As part of this rebrand, Cove Bay Kindergarten has now become Happitots Nursery Cove Bay.

While changing our company name and the names of some of our nurseries is the next step of our development journey, we’ll still have the same dedicated teams caring for your children.

The Covid-19 pandemic has reinforced our belief that we need to adapt and invest in a constantly changing world to continue providing the service that parents and children need, tailored to the communities we support across Scotland and North West England.

Since our foundation, we have acquired some fantastic groups of nurseries and many high-quality independent nurseries. Now we are uniting them under four Thrive groupings:

  • Happitots nurseries will extend beyond Glasgow and South Lanarkshire to provide a network of affordable, flexible nurseries across Scotland.
  • Holyrood nurseries will extend more widely across our network of affordable nurseries in North West England, recognising parents’ and community needs.
  • Corner House nurseries will now extend from Edinburgh to operate more widely across Scotland, providing an extensive range of exciting, extracurricular activities and large outdoor areas.
  • Nature Kindergartens, our new sub-group, will reflect our vision to develop children’s outdoor learning. We plan to expand our Nature Kindergartens network in Scotland and England because we believe children’s learning is greatly enhanced in natural spaces.


Click here to visit Thrive Childcare and Education Website