Buoys & Gulls Nursery offers a wide range of nursery activities and extras to enrich every child's experience at nursery.
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 you to access wherever you are. Our nursery tablets offer exciting and stimulating learning experiences tailored to challenge and engage little ones.
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. Some of the fundraisers we have taken part in are; sponsored toddles, superhero days, bake sales and garden parties. We are currently fundraising for Warm Hugs Charity.
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. Parents are also able to keep up to date with activities going on in the nursery by following our social media accounts: Bertram Group Twitter, Buoys & Gulls Facebook and Bertram Instagram.
Our Outdoor Classroom Sessions take place twice a month with our preschool children spending the day at the beach or in the woods. We encourage our preschoolers to get involved in planning the theme of these sessions, and to practice risk assessment while climbing trees, fishing at the beach, toasting marshmallows in our fire bowl and much more!
Taking care of animals provides our children with a great sense of responsibility whilst developing empathy and social skills. Caring for animals can be a very calming and relaxing experience for children as well as an opportunity to assess risk. This provides many vital learning opportunities and skills that supports children's transition to school and adult life. Children currently care for, name and feed our pet fish.
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.
Stay & Play Sessions
We host Stay & Play sessions to give parents and caregivers an opportunity to get involved in nursery life with us at Buoys & Gulls nursery.
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 celebrate the big move to primary school with a special graduation ceremony each year—caps, gowns, the works!
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.
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.
We offer a nursery uniform for preschoolers, helping to make the weekday routine a little simpler for busy families.