Our nursery enjoys great ties with our local community and we are often out and about visiting local sights and getting involved in events.
Our weekly Music Sessions for 3-5 year old’s give children the opportunity to explore and develop a love for music.
Our 3-5 year olds love our weekly dance classes! Our children develop their creativity, confidence and movement skills through these fun and energetic classe
We encourage Heuristic Play with our 1-2 year olds, embracing every child’s natural curiosity. Heuristic Play involves offering children a range of different objects and receptacles with which they are encourages to play freely without adult instruction.
Our weekly Footytotz™ physical play sessions give our 3-5 years olds a chance to learn about teamwork, develop movement skills and have a good kick-around outdoors! These sessions which are based on the use of footballing skills and relate to all aspects of the EYFS.
The children also take part in different festivals throughout the year, e.g. Chinese New Year, Burns Night, Halloween and Christmas, where we will explore the traditions they involve through lots of fun activities, dress ups and song!
Settling in Sessions
Our nursery offers settling in sessions. Parents can bring their child for a couple of hours first, gradually introducing the child to a new environment. Settling in sessions are aimed at helping your child to adapt to their new surroundings and become more familiar with the staff and other children.
Our nursery fundraises for Children in Need and Comic & Sport Relief. We believe that taking part in fundraising activities helps children to learn about others that are less fortunate than themselves and understand how we can help them. Fundraising events are good fun and are a great way to get children, families and communities together.
We celebrate Christmas by organizing wonderful Christmas party with a visit from Father Christmas. There's always much excitement in preparing for the show as we learn songs and organise our special dress ups.
We provide Physical Development activities in our Nursery every Thursday for 1-5's. Through physical development we ensure that fun and active activities are provided for our children through dancing and lots of other fun physical activities.
In recognition that education begins in the home, we are fully committed to a partnership approach with parents. Parents are kept up to date with termly newsletters, parent focus groups and parent’s evenings. Parents are also able to keep up to date with activities going on in the nursery by following our social media accounts; Bertram Group Facebook, Bertram Group Instagram and Bertram Group Twitter.
We celebrate the big move to primary school with a special graduation ceremony each year—caps, gowns, the works!
‘Freestyle Thursday’ is part of our physical development programme that supports children's movement for a minimum of three hours per day. We look at how routines and activities can be adapted to encourage fine and gross motor physical development in a fun way. Allowing children to be more active has been proven to have a positive impact on children's behaviour, sleep patterns, sense of wellbeing, weight, muscle development, and their reading and writing skills.
Our Nursery runs "Healthy Movers" programme for our 2-5's. "Healthy Movers" is developing children’s physical ability and awareness and building their confidence. Meaning children have the very best chance of a lifelong healthy active lifestyle.