Our children are given the opportunity to explore another language through weekly French classes which are included in our nursery fees. Our French teacher educates our children through engaging activities and songs.
Bounce and Rhyme
We love attending Bounce & Rhyme time at the local library. Sessions are filled with action, songs, rhymes and stories that help children’s literacy and numeracy development.
We get active with football coaching at Kelvinside – this is always lots of fun and a great way for children to develop teamwork skills.
Eco Schools is the largest sustainable schools programme in the world and is designed to encourage action on sustainable development education issues. We love getting involved in Eco Schools projects and learning about how to protect the environment.
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.
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 have built up a link with our local care home, and the children enjoy visiting to sing to the older generation.
Home Visits and Nurture Bear
We understand that settling into nursery can be difficult for some children. We help by offering special home visits before your child begins at nursery, familiarising them with our lovely staff and learning about their needs and interests before they join us at Kelvinside. We also gift children a special Nurture Bear to take to both nursery and home, bridging the gap whilst settling in.
E-Learning Journals allow you to see your child’s activities at nursery with the click of a button. Staff upload images and notes about your child's participation in activities at nursery for to access wherever you are. Our nursery tablets offer exciting and stimulating learning experiences tailored to challenge and engage little ones.
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.
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 online forum 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; Kelvinside Facebook, Bertram Group Instagram and Bertram Group Twitter.
Our nursery fundraises for Children 1st and Comic Relief. We believe that 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 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.
We celebrate the big move to primary school with a special graduation ceremony each year—caps, gowns, the works!