Our Nursery

Here at Strawberry Hill Nursery we offer quality Childcare and Early Education for children from 12 weeks to 5 years of age. Our nursery is conveniently located in The Grange at the heart of Edinburgh's city centre, making us a great choice for families located in Newington, Marchmont, Prestonfield and beyond. 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 a wide range of activities and all of our children have access to outdoor play areas offering the opportunity for regular outdoor learning experiences across all areas of the curriculum.

Our nursery has been an established and respected Centre for Early Year's Care in Edinburgh for over a decade and has developed a strong reputation for delivering quality and meeting the needs of individual children and their families.

We accept all childcare vouchers and offer 3-5 year old funding. 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.

We would highly recommend that to get a real feel for our nursery, you would be best to come and see for yourself! Our Nursery Manager would be delighted to give you a guided tour, introduce you to our staff and answer any questions you may have. If you would be interested in arranging a viewing, simply call us 0131 668 3300 on or complete our book a viewing form to confirm your viewing.

Our Nursery Team

Our manager, Lauren Callachan, has a professional certificate in childcare and years of experience working with children of all ages. Lauren manages her nursery and staff team to ensure she provides a secure family environment where you can feel relaxed and confident in the knowledge that your child is being cared for by dedicated staff in a safe environment.

Our wider team of Early Years Practitioners, Managers and Supervisors work together to deliver inspiring childcare for every child at Strawberry Hill Nursery. Staff support child-led learning and celebrate play and playfulness across all areas of the curriculum.


“Such a warm welcoming feeling from being at Strawberry Hill, the girls go above and beyond to ensure the best care is given and that the children are able to thrive within this environment! Such a great place to be.” – Megan, Google Review

“All of the staff at Strawberry Hill are very caring and attentive. They know our son well and always have nice things to say. It really feels like this nursery is interested in him and look for ways to support him. We are very pleased that he is so well looked after.” -Neill, Day Nurseries Review

“I feel the nursery is well run and definitely makes the care and development of the child the top priority. I am constantly impressed by the feedback and updates I receive about my child and I find the care staff to be extremely friendly and patient. I get the feeling that top to bottom the nursery is well organised which leads to enthusiastic and motivated staff and great care for my child.” – Bill B, Day Nurseries Review

"We have 18 month old twins and wanted to say that Strawberry Hill Nursery is one of the best decisions we made for them! From the moment we walked into Strawberry Hill we knew it was the right nursery - the manager is so lovely and answered all our questions before we even asked them. She made us feel confident that our girls would be well cared for and looked after. The staff looking after them are also lovely and really care about the girls wellbeing and development. They've been moved up in 3 different rooms now and each time I worried that the new room staff wouldn't be as good as the last, but they've all been great! The girls love going there and we've seen a great improvement in a variety of aspects of their development. Thank you” -Susan, Day Nurseries Review

Multiple Award Winning Nursery

We are thrilled to hold a number of awards and accreditations including; Green Flag Eco School Status, Nursery World Award Winner, NMT Nursery Group of the Year 2018, Day Nurseries Top 20 Nursery Group in the UK 2020 and Investors In Young People Gold Practice Award.

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