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. 

I have been using Bright Beginnings in Stirling for over 7 years. They are very responsive to feedback and care is individualized. The staff are all genuinely very nice and my children really enjoy the activities provided for them and the caring attitude. The outside space is great and always changing to keep things interesting. The cook does an excellent job and lunches are always eaten by my children.

My child attends this nursery and I think it is a great nursery, I would definitely recommend it to others. The staff do a range of different activities with the children including sensory, messy play, stories/songs, outside play etc. The older children learn different topics and they always make this fun for the children whilst teaching them about new things. I particularly like this nursery for the outside space. Each room has its own garden and there is so much for them to do in the gardens with lots of things to see and do and great wee corners to explore and they get the children outside as much as possible which is great. All the staff are great as is the food they get provided at nursery. My child eats better lunches than me!??

Bright Beginnings Stirling is a lovely nursery. Over the last 6 years we've found all the staff on all occasions interested in and caring of our children. There are several individual rooms for different age groups, which was one of the reasons we chose this nursery. Due to this, the room numbers are not so large and it allows the staff members to get to know and understand your child, tailoring their care and activities to suit. The indoor and outdoor environments are also very good and recently refurbished. They spend a lot of time outdoors too, which is another reason for our choice. Overall we would recommend Bright Beginnings Stirling and we will be very sad when we have to say goodbye to everyone in a year's time when last child moves up to Primary School.

Our child has been at this nursery since they were 7 months old and our second child will also be attending. All the staff have been very helpful, caring and take the time to get to know each child. They help build the child's confidence, as well as working on the individual learning needs of each child in a group and one to one basis. The opening hours are ideal for working parents with the options of early starts and late nights if necessary. The fact they are only closed over Christmas and New Year is also ideal as not everyone gets time off over the festive period. The play areas outside have recently been updated and the children get to spend lots of time outdoors when the weather allows which our child loves.

Cannot recommend this nursery highly enough - my son has been attending this nursery for the last 12-18 months and has been very well looked after. The staff are extremely friendly, taking the time to get to know the children even if they are not directly involved in his day to day care. My son has bonded well with staff from all over the nursery and this has gone a long way to making him feel secure and settled. The learning activities are excellent and my son has developed brilliantly since joining, quite often surprising me with his knowledge of numbers/colours/dinosaurs etc! I love that the children are outside in all weathers with exercise classes also provided outside. Communication is fantastic and parents are actively encouraged to get involved at all levels. Finally, there is a healthy and very varied menu provided which my very fussy son loves - usually eating a lot more in nursery than he would ever eat at home!

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.

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