What age should my child start nursery?

February 1, 2022

The age-old question ‘what is the right age to send my baby or toddler to nursery?’ really doesn’t have a simple answer. A more helpful question might be ‘What is right for my child and our family?

Hayley Walker – Regional Manager

January 18, 2022

After ten years as Nursery Manager, Hayley felt on top of the world. However, this didn’t stop apprehension from setting in when the position of Regional Support Manager came up. She said: “It is a huge jump with very different duties from those I was used to.” It was looking unlikely that Hayley would take the plunge until her line manager, Andre Fallows, spoke with her in depth about the role and...

Thrive Childcare and Education begins 2022 with the launch of a new website.

January 10, 2022

Leading UK nursery chain, Thrive Childcare and Education begin 2022 with the launch of a new website which will encompass all 38 of its England and Scotland nurseries as well as their latest acquisition, Poplars Nursery in Lancashire.

Leading Lancashire nursery becomes part of thriving nursery group

December 22, 2021

One of the top children’s nurseries in the North West of England has become part of the high-quality Thrive Childcare and Education Group, which is growing its presence in the region. Poplars Nursery in Leyland, Lancashire, which is ranked in the North West’s Top 20 nurseries by, becomes Thrive’s 12th nursery in the North West, with a further 26 in Scotland. Founded more than 35 years ago, Poplars Nursery was extended and fully refurbished over the past five years

Self-Regulation: What it is and Why it is so Important in the Early Years

July 6, 2021

The term Self-Regulation is now commonly used in both Scottish and English early years frameworks. But what does it mean? Self-Regulation refers to the ability to choose how we respond to certain situations and is an important skill to for human beings to develop, and with all development, this starts in the early years.

girl smiling outdoors at our children's nursery in Kirkintilloch

Helping children, colleagues and communities to Thrive

May 10, 2021

The launch of Thrive Childcare and Education is an exciting step in our growth and development plans. Bertram Nursery Group has provided a trusted, caring and quality service to thousands of families over two decades.

Why We Shouldn’t Force Children To Say Sorry

April 30, 2021

It is not unusual to hear a practitioner asking a child to come and apologise to another child immediately following an altercation. “Come and say sorry please, that wasn’t very nice”.

How do you define a child who is ready for making the transition to school?

April 10, 2021

Making the transition to school can be so overwhelming and a real upheaval for some children (and their families), if they are not physically or emotionally ready to conform to the expectations placed upon them.