Archives for 2014

BBC Children in Need – Money raised

What a wonderful evening on the 13th December 2014 celebrating everyone’s hard work and 2014 successes at our annual Bertram Gala Awards. Thank you so much to Head Office for their organisation of the event. We took the opportunity with all our nurseries being represented to announce the definitive total raised for this year’s BBC Children In Need Appeal… Across our 36 nurseries children, parents and staff raised a staggering £8,843.06 & our Chief Executive, Graeme Scott, has kindly matched this – so a total of £17,686.12!

Thank you to everyone for all their support and generosity.

2014 Children in Need Poster

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Giving at Christmas

Exploring the meaning of giving at Christmas raising awareness and supporting Telford Crisis Network.

SHN Telford Nursery Food Bank 2014

Day Nurseries recommendation

As recommended on Day Nurseries

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Congratulations to member of staff.

We would like to say a huge congratulations to Sarah Branchflower, our pre-school room supervisor who has successfully gained both her ILM (Institute of Leadership and Management) Level 3 Certificate in Management and her Level 3 Certificate in Principles of Leadership and Management. Well Done Sarah. 🙂

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2014 Bertram Gala Awards

‘We are pleased to announce the return of The Bertram Gala Awards.  For the 2nd year we will be celebrating the achievements and success within our company.  Anyone who works for Bertram can be nominated and can nominate.  This year we need your help!

We are introducing the ‘Parents Choice Award’, where you have the opportunity to nominate your nursery or any employee at Bertram.  For any reason you wish… it for our healthy meals by your wonderful nursery chef?  your nursery manager ? the nursery nurse your child can’t wait to see ? your nursery teacher? for any reason please nominate your choice!

You can tweet us @BertramNG or Facebook/TheBertramNurseryGroup with your nominations.

Nominations will be counted from the 5th September 2014, with the closing date being the 10th October 2014. Please include your nominated name and location of work.

We will announce the winners LIVE from The Bertram Gala Awards on Saturday the 13th of December 2014′

Big Toddle

We all had a great time on our Big Toddle on Tuesday 8th and Friday 11th of July. The Fancy Dress theme is Aliens and Space. An enjoyable day was had by all 🙂

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2014 Graduation for Pre-School

Peek-A-BooWe are looking forward to our nursery graduation for all our pre-school children leaving us to attend ‘Big School’. This will be held Thursday 17th July at 2pm, we will also be having a parent shared lunch for all the pre-school children At 12pm Thursday 17th July. Pre-school children will be also be invited to attend on June 23rd for their graduation photographs, for more information please see Andrea or Sharon at the nursery.

Wonderful Feedback

Today – 16th April –  at nursery we have had a very successful Easter parent play and stay session at nursery this morning and have received some very positive feedback from our parents written in our parent comment book.


”After looking at Vinny’s book I am extremely pleased with his progree.Vinny is very settled and gets very excited when we come through the doors. I am extremely happy that he is so settled and doing well. He has built up a fantastic relationship with staff to the point sometimes where he doesn’t want to come home.!!!” L. Bethell

”Come here to see progress of my son Alex and I’m very proud of him. I’m glad I could be part of play and stay session. We done some Easter cards and I enjoy very much !!” A.Mencel

”I am so happy and really pleased about the progress of my children and am really proud of them. From when they attend from at such a tiny age to now. They have truly developed both physically and verbally and it has really made my day to, Proud Mum. You guys are doing an amazing job. WELL DONE.” J.Darko. 

”Ava attends after school club and is picked up by Sarah on the walking bus.Ava settled very well after the move from her previous nursery she is happy and enjoys her ”play time” here.Ava has built a brilliant relationship with all staff and misses them on the days she isn’t here.” L.Bethell.

”Erin has enjoyed her time here and will miss it loads. She loves the staff to bits and is excited to come.She learnt a lot while here and her personally has really developed.”N.Shaw

”Chloe loves coming to nursery. She has made some great friends and loves all the staff. Since attending she has improved with her eating and she is now trying new foods thanks to the help and support of the staff.

Mackenzie has improved so much since attending nursery, his confidence, talking and development has come on so mush thanks to the support from the staff. He now enjoys coming to nursery.” K.Marsh

”Tegan loves coming to nursery and often tells me what she has done in her sessions. Is improving with her confidence and development everyday. Staff are very helpful and supportive and communication is brilliant. ”S.Fellows.

What we are doing for Sport Relief

The activities we will be doing at the nursery for Sport Relief 2014, we’re looking forward to it. 🙂