Our Offering


Children from Balham and Tooting join our nursery class from the term after they turn two years and four months. In order to ensure they have a gentle start to their early years education, they join us for a minimum of three mornings a week (Tuesday through Thursday) until the term after they turn three. In the term after they turn three, all children attend for the full five mornings each week. All children have the option of staying for lunch or if they are no longer napping they can join us for afternoon school until 3.15pm.


In the year they turn four, children move into Pre-Reception where they all stay for five morning sessions each week. As with nursery, they are able to stay for lunch or afternoon school also. We encourage children to attend at least one afternoon session per week to ease the transition between part time and full time school.

Ofsted Inspection Report, October 2018

“Children very confidently and openly discuss and celebrate diversity. They are incredibly kind, respectful and caring towards each other and staff.”

What parents say

“Both of my children went to BH – the nursery is perfect for that first introduction to life in a school environment. It is big with different areas for focused play and learning. Teachers are lovely and really do care. Then for pre-reception they follow on with fun led teaching which really supports the children ready for big school. I loved the school.”

“Bertrum is such a uniquely special place and we feel extremely lucky that our son was a part of your family.”