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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.  We support our team in their professional development and encourage staff to develop their individual skills and interests. 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.

Bertrum House Nursery Staff

Miss Vicky

Miss Vicky

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.

Miss Ewelina

Miss Ewelina

Nursery Assistant

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.

Miss Ruth

Pre-Reception Teacher & French Teacher

BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies & Psychology, GTP, QTS

Miss Ruth is our Pre-Reception teacher and SENDCo. Ruth has taught in both mainstream and special needs settings covering Foundation Stage to the end of Key Stage 2. She has a vast knowledge of child development as well as tailoring the EYFS curriculum to meet individual needs. Having taught the Reception curriculum, Miss Ruth is incredible at preparing our children for their next steps into school, encouraging them to be active, motivated learners.

Miss Julee

Miss Julee

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.

Mr Alan

Mr Alan

Pre-Reception Assistant & Sports Teacher

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

Miss Kim

School Secretary

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.   

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Miss Chanell

Teaching Assistant

NVQ Level 2 Early Years and Education

Miss Chanell has worked in local nurseries and more recently as a nanny. She is an extremely dedicated member of the Bertrum House team, bringing an enthusiasm for messy play and creative activities as well as her skills in British Sign Language and Makaton. 

Miss Carla

Nursery Class Teacher

LLB / ELS Hons Law with European Legal Studies, PGCE Primary with Modern Foreign Languages

Miss Carla has a wealth of experience teaching children from Nursery through to Primary School. She has taught in Pre-Reception as well as Nursery and is well versed in scaffolding young children’s learning.  She has taught at Bertrum House for 3 years.

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.”