Our children are given the opportunity to explore another language through weekly Spanish lessons. Our Spanish teacher educates our children through engaging activities and songs!
The Enjoy-a-Ball programme gradually develops sports-specific skills and confidence across ten ball sports in a caring, positive and fun environment.
Makaton is a language programme using signs and symbols to help people to communicate. It is designed to support spoken language and the signs and symbols are used with speech, in spoken word order.
Settling In Sessions
Our nursery offers settling in sessions. Parents can bring their child for a couple of hours first, gradually introducing the child to a new environment. Settling in sessions are aimed at helping your child to adapt to their new surroundings and become more familiar with the staff and other children.
Eco Schools is the largest sustainable schools programme in the world and is designed to encourage action on sustainable development education issues. Our children love getting involved in their Eco Schools projects and learning about how to help protect the environment.
Our nursery enjoys great ties with our local community and we are often out and about visiting local sights and getting involved in events. We enjoy visits to the local parks, have good community links with the local nursing home, supermarkets, soft play and pet shop.
We celebrate Christmas by putting on a wonderful Christmas show for friends and family each year. There's always much excitement in preparing for the show as we learn songs and organise our special dress ups.
Our Interactive Smart Boards offer exciting and stimulating learning experiences tailored to challenge and engage little ones.
We celebrate the big move to primary school with a special graduation ceremony each year—caps, gowns, the works!
E-Learning & Smartboards
E-Learning Journals allow you to see your child’s activities at nursery with the click of a button. Our staff team regularly update your child's account with their activities so that you can log in, see what your little one is up to, and even send us feedback. Our Interactive Smart Boards offer exciting and stimulating learning experiences tailored to challenge and engage little ones.
Our nursery encourages children to celebrate festivals throughout the year. This is one of the best ways for children to learn about different religions and cultures by celebrating various world religious festivals, food tasting from different countries, and dressing up in the national dress of their friends.
Taking part in fundraising activities helps children to learn about others that are less fortunate than themselves and understand how we can help them. Fundraising events are good fun and are a great way to get children, families and communities together. We are currently fundraising for Start Up Stirling and Keep Scotland Beautiful.
In recognition that education begins in the home, we are fully committed to a partnership approach with parents. Parents are kept up to date with monthly newsletters, parent focus groups and parent’s evenings twice a year. Parents are also able to keep up to date with activities going on in the nursery by following our social media accounts; Stirling Facebook, Bertram Group Instagram and Bertram Group Twitter.
Daily Mile is physical activity and health and well-being in a social, outdoors context. It is not active play, physical education or outdoor learning, although participating in The Daily Mile can encourage curiosity and interest in outdoor environments in keeping with wider outdoor learning opportunities. The main goal is to increase daily activity.
Wake Up and Shake Up
"Wake up Shake up" is a great way to start the day! "Wake up and Shake Up" is based on fun moves to ‘pop’ music which are designed around core movement skills to encourage good physical development. The activity also invites children to laugh and relax, encouraging them to explore their environment