Bertrum House Nursery


Name Bertrum House Nursery
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 19 October 2018
Address 290 Balham High Road, London, SW17 7AL
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Full day care
Gender Mixed
Catchment Area Information Available No
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Summary of key findings for parents

The provision is outstanding • The manager supports staff superbly, for example, through regular supervision meetings and observations of their practice. She very accurately identifies areas for staff training to continuously improve practice, for example, training on language development which has greatly improved how staff communicate with children and children’s speaking. • Behaviour is exemplary and children learn about friendship, responsibility and including others very well. For example, staff ’buddy’ the older children with younger ones, supporting them to feel safe and cared for, and older children to feel valued and respected. • The special educational needs coordinator has an exemplary understanding of how to support children with additional needs. She supports and trains staff exceptionally well to very skilfully boost children’s learning, for example, to use Makaton, which is improving the communication skills of all children exceptionally well. • There are excellent partnerships with parents that fully involve them in their children’s learning. Staff continually use innovative ways to involve and support parents further. For example, they invite parents to be classroom helpers or share information with children about their culture, profession or interests. • The manager and staff check children’s progress thoroughly. They have a detailed knowledge of what children know and can do, and plan highly challenging activities that very accurately and successfully target children’s learning interests. All children make exceptional progress in all areas of learning, including those with additional needs.