Fees & Funding

We are pleased to offer competitive rates for a variety of session plans. 

We accept all childcare vouchers and offer 3-5 year old funding. Our spaces fill very quickly, so we recommend you enquire as early as possible to ensure you get the sessions and start date you require.  

For current fees or more information please send us a message or call 01324 633 327 (option 2)

Fees include:

Quality Early Years Care and Education
Freshly made healthy snacks and meals
Access to a wide range of quality resources and equipment
E-Learning Journals and Interactive Tablets
Settling in Sessions
Enjoy-a-Ball Classes
Music Classes
Interactive Smartboard
Regular outings in the local community
Celebration of festivals throughout the year
Christmas Nativity
Graduation Ceremony (when ready to move on to Primary School)
Monthly newsletters, parent focus groups and parent evenings

AdditionalExtras:

Spanish Classes
Early drop-off and late collection

Discounts:

  • Emergency Services Discount %
  • 10% Sibling Discount
  • Recommend A Friend and receive £50 back

*T&Cs apply. Contact us for more information on our fantastic discounts.

Our preferred method of payment is via direct debit. We do accept all major credit and debit cards. Payments can be made directly through our Parent Zone app, which is available to download from the App Store or Google Play. Alternatively, you can log on to Parent Zone account to make a payment.

If you haven't yet registered for our Parent Zone portal, please contact your nursery manager who will send you the registration email.

Pay Nursery Fees Online Pay Fees Via Parent Zone

We are pleased to work in partnership with Falkirk Council to provide funding for 3-5 year olds. Please contact us from more information, or book a viewing with our manager to discuss what options of funding are available to you. If you require any further assistance on funding, please click here
Many families do not take advantage of the financial help that is available to them for the cost of childcare. Families on middle as well as low incomes may be entitled to financial support such as Child Tax Credit or Working Tax Credit. This extra help, called ‘the childcare element of working tax credits’, is available to individuals on lower incomes to help with the cost of childcare. The amount received is dependent on your circumstances and income, but could cover up to 70% of your childcare costs.

Find out if you are eligible for assistance here or call the Tax Credit helpline on 0845 300 3900.

Tax Credits Help

Child Care Vouchers allow you to pay nursery fees tax free from your salary. This is a salary sacrifice system of up to £55 per week per parent. The money comes directly off your salary before deductions, giving you savings on tax and National Insurance contributions. You will receive a voucher or e-voucher that is given to the nursery and is deducted from your bill. A number of childcare voucher providers offer this service to companies, please ask your employer if this is a benefit they offer. We are registered with a number of voucher providers and are happy to sign with other agencies as used by your employer.

If you receive tax credits, the amount you are eligible for may be affected by using childcare vouchers. You can check whether you would be better off taking childcare vouchers through the free online calculator.

Childcare Voucher Online Calculator

If you're a working parent, you can open an online account to pay for childcare. The government will top-up the money you pay into the account. For every £8 you pay in, the government will add an extra £2. You can receive up to £2,000 per child per year.

You, and any partner, must each expect to earn (on average) at least £120 per week (equal to 16 hours at the National Minimum or Living Wage). If you, or your partner, are on maternity, paternity or adoption leave, or you're unable to work because you are disabled or have caring responsibilities, you could still be eligible.

If either you, or your partner, expect to earn £100,000 or more, you can’t get Tax-Free Childcare. You can’t use Tax-Free Childcare at the same time as childcare vouchers, Universal Credit or tax credits. You can use it with the 15 hours and 30 hours schemes.

Learn more - Tax Free 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.

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