Parent Reviews

 

We are very proud of the wonderful reviews parents have submitted about our nursery.  Visit our Day Nurseries page to read more reviews and ratings.


My daughter has been attending the nursery for 9 months now and loves it. There is a range of activities that she participates in so I know she isn't bored. She has grown developmentally and loves helping with the other babies.


My little one has been at Cove Bay for over 3 years, and it's very clear the staff care about their charges and do their utmost to make their days enjoyable. It's clear they're learning through play and having a great time doing so. There's excellent opportunities for outside experiences on the doorstep (the harbour, play park and wildlife area in Cove), and the staff make use of the local library as well.


My little one has been at Cove Bay for over 3 years, and it's very clear the staff care about their charges and do their utmost to make their days enjoyable. It's clear they're learning through play and having a great time doing so. There's excellent opportunities for outside experiences on the doorstep (the harbour, play park and wildlife area in Cove), and the staff make use of the local library as well.


My boys are happy and content when they are in nursery and I have no issues regarding their safety and well-being when in the care of these ladies. The meals and snacks provided are also fantastic!! (I think a few of us parents are a little jealous at times that we don't get to stay for lunch.) I have seen my boys come on leaps and bounds since starting at the nursery and I would highly recommend Cove bay Kindergarten to anyone looking for childcare.

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