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Bertie's Nursery & Pre-school

With purpose-built classrooms set in a Georgian building, copious outdoor space and unbeatable facilities, Bertie's – our Nursery and pre-school – is just at the top of our drive.

Our nursery

Working together

Collaboration between Nursery, pre-school and Reception staff happens right from the start of a child’s journey with us. It’s key to creating a smooth transition into school. By getting this right we make sure children embrace a love of learning, right from the start.

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full day care

All year round

Open from 7:30am to 6pm, Monday to Friday, throughout the year, Bertie’s is an inspiring, caring day Nursery and pre-school, which provides acres of green space for children aged from six months to school age.


Our grounds

A unique setting

Nestled in grounds which were once part of the Tyntesfield estate, our gardens, forests and intuitively designed all-weather outdoor play spaces mean there’s always something new to discover, create and explore.

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your child's development

Nurturing individuals

Indoors, our four nursery rooms are thoughtfully designed to encourage your child’s creativity, independence and innate desire to learn at each stage of their development. We create a warm and stimulating environment, which allows individual personalities to flourish.

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happy children

Learning with laughter

Through play, children develop the social, emotional and physical skills they need to thrive. They create magical adventures, challenge themselves and empathise with others. With our highly qualified team and high staff to child ratio we are able to offer a truly child-centred approach.

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