About us

Bertrum House is the Balham nursery that offers a unique pre-school experience for 2 – 5 year olds. Fully qualified early years teachers deliver an exceptional, balanced, education in a purpose built school with its own dedicated field. Children go on to begin their school careers as happy, confident, intellectually curious individuals.

Our mission is to give children aged 2 – 5 years the best, academically balanced and happy nursery experience we can. We provide a safe and nurturing environment in which children can feel secure and emotionally free to learn and develop as individuals.

Our unique site in Balham includes a purpose built school building and field that provide a spacious and stimulating environment for young children.

We hire qualified and experienced early years teaching staff to deliver a balanced range of activities based on a deep understanding of the Early Years Foundation Stage and how young children develop.

Ofsted Inspection Report, October 2018

“Children are highly independent and learn to take manageable risks and make challenging choices about their learning.”

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.”
“Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the warm support and guidance you have given to our daughter. For all your patience on her ‘ wobbly’ days and for nurturing her sensitive soul. Your meticulous, creative planning each week is truly outstanding!”
“Thank you so much for everything you have done for our kids. You are such a rare find and we feel so blessed to have had you show our son how great school can be.”
‘Another happy Bertrum House mummy here. I almost think it is SWs best kept secret!’