At Bertrum House we are rare in our commitment to maintaining a high proportion of qualified Early Years teachers and Teaching Assistants in our nursery. This wealth of knowledge and experience translates into careful planning of activities to ensure that the children are prepared for their transition to full time education.
All of our fabulous staff are trained in Early Years and have an in-depth understanding of child development and learning. They are committed to providing an exciting learning experience for all our children.
We pride ourselves on building strong, positive relationships with our families and understand the importance of the Bertrum House community.The children benefit from a truly coordinated and responsive partnership between home and the nursery.
We understand that children learn best in an environment where they are excited and engaged. Our teachers use imaginative, creative ideas to plan activities that will motivate young children to learn as they play.
Bertrum House Nursery Staff
Nursery Teacher & Headteacher
BA (hons) Early Childhood Education QTS
Miss Vicky has worked in Early Years for the last 12 years, teaching children from 2.5 years until the end of the Early Years Foundation Stage when they turn five. She took over the Bertrum House Nursery in September 2016 and is looking forward to building on the strong and vibrant nursery she had led within the pre-prep. Miss Vicky is an enthusiastic advocate of outdoor, active learning and is very proud of the partnership between parents and staff at Bertrum House.
Diploma of Higher Education in Preschool Education
Miss Ewelina trained in Early Years education six years ago and has worked both as a nanny and in nurseries. She is an extremely experienced Nursery Assistant with a deep understanding of child development and an enthusiasm for creative learning.
Pre-Reception Teacher & French Teacher
Graduate Diploma in Primary Education, BA (Hons) in Psychology and Philosophy
Miss Clare has a wealth of experience teaching children from Nursery through to Primary school in South London. Prior to teaching the Pre-Reception class Miss Clare taught Reception at Bertrum House School for 4 years. She is incredible at preparing our children for their next steps into school, encouraging them to be active motivated learners.
Pre-Reception Assistant & Music Teacher
Montessori Diploma Level 3
Miss Julee has been working in education for 26 years, running her own Montessori nursery and more recently assisting teaching and learning in our Pre-Reception class. She has a real passion for music and art and teaches music during afternoon school.
Pre-Reception Assistant & Sports Teacher
Level 6 Foundation Teaching Degree trainee
Mr Alan has been leading sports coaching for 15 years alongside his exciting career with the England Lacrosse team. He has worked in independent and state nurseries and has experience within Montessori settings. Mr Alan supports teaching and learning in our Pre-Reception class in the morning and coaches sport during afternoon school.
Miss Kim has been involved with the Bertrum House community for a number of years, first as a parent and now working in the school office.
Miss Jennifer has more than 5 years experience as a teaching assistant in local nursery schools.
What parents say
Thank you for making nursery such a positive experience for our daughter. She loved every minute of it. Thanks to your direction, patience and creativity she has achieved a lot this year.”