Archives for 2014

BBC Children in Need – Money raised

What a wonderful evening on the 13th December 2014 celebrating everyone’s hard work and 2014 successes at our annual Bertram Gala Awards. Thank you so much to Head Office for their organisation of the event. We took the opportunity with all our nurseries being represented to announce the definitive total raised for this year’s BBC Children In Need Appeal… Across our 36 nurseries children, parents and staff raised a staggering £8,843.06 & our Chief Executive, Graeme Scott, has kindly matched this – so a total of £17,686.12!

Thank you to everyone for all their support and generosity.

2014 Children in Need Poster

Astley CIN

Save the Children

This week – 8th to 12th of December – we are exploring the meaning of giving at Christmas and help to raise awareness and support for a few charities.

Cove Bay Kindergarten Save the Children

2014 Bertram Gala Awards

Bertram Nursery Group is proud to introduce their second annual internal Celebration Day & Gala Awards for our staff of 2014 on the 13th December. Thank you to all parents who sent in their parent choice nominations, we had an outstanding response. It was a very hard process with such a high volume of nominations, but we are proud to announce our finalist for the two categories:

Parent Choice - Finalists (2)


We will update winners throughout the Awards via Twitter, so keep your fingers crossed for your nursery!!

Recruitment Fair 1st November 2014

On the 1st November we will be holding a Recruitment Fair, please see poster below for further information. We look forward to welcoming you on the day.

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Shining Stars Bramble Picking

The children from Shining Stars spotted some brambles on their visit to the field … armed with tubs and they are away ‘bramble picking’. The children will be finding out facts about the brambles and cooking with them this afternoon. Hopefully they will keep some for home time to share with you all too.  Learning covered: Health and Wellbeing / Literacy / Science.

cove - brambles

Moonbeams Outing

The Moonbeams children enjoyed a walk to see the chickens at the field. We also seen a tractor and a boat which the children loved looking at up close and personal!


2014 Bertram Gala Awards

‘We are pleased to announce the return of The Bertram Gala Awards.  For the 2nd year we will be celebrating the achievements and success within our company.  Anyone who works for Bertram can be nominated and can nominate.  This year we need your help!

We are introducing the ‘Parents Choice Award’, where you have the opportunity to nominate your nursery or any employee at Bertram.  For any reason you wish… it for our healthy meals by your wonderful nursery chef?  your nursery manager ? the nursery nurse your child can’t wait to see ? your nursery teacher? for any reason please nominate your choice!

You can tweet us @BertramNG or Facebook/TheBertramNurseryGroup with your nominations.

Nominations will be counted from the 5th September 2014, with the closing date being the 10th October 2014. Please include your nominated name and location of work.

We will announce the winners LIVE from The Bertram Gala Awards on Saturday the 13th of December 2014′

May Sports Day a huge success.

Cove Bay Kindergarten would like to say a massive thank you all who attended the Sports Day on Friday 23rd May. Everyone did really well and we are so proud of all the boys and girls, parents for participating and of course the preschool team who made it all happen. It was a fantastic afternoon. If you have photos please forward to us and any positive feedback is welcome, kind words were said yesterday and we would like to share them.

Job vacancy at our nursery:

Cove Bay Kindergarten, Cove, Aberdeen

Cove Bay Kindergarten is a friendly privately owned Day Nursery caring for children from 0-5 years.
We are looking for passionate early years practitioners to add to our team.
You must be level 3 qualified or above, have experience working with children and lots of enthusiasm and energy.

The hours will be 40 per week.

Salary is negotiable depending on experience.

This is an exciting new opportunity to work within our 62 place Nursery. It is a very diverse role with duties that include: communicating with parents, children and management, carrying out activities, planning, holding key children responsibilities, keeping update with learning journeys and having a goof knowledge of the Pre Birth to Three, Curriculum for Excellence and Outdoor learning.

The most exciting part of our company is that we are growing and we create opportunities for those that want to develop their skills and careers. We believe strongly in supporting and developing staff and welcome those with a passion to make their mark through bringing new ideas.
If you are truly passionate about children and want to be part of a dynamic team please get in touch!

Jobs available immediately

Core Competencies/Person Specification for qualified practitioners:
1. Great passion for child development and a good working knowledge of the Pre Birth to Three (0-3 years), Curriculum for Excellence (3-5 years).
2. Excellent communication skills and able to work effectively in a team.
3. Common sense and a ‘can do’ attitude.
5. Masses of drive, ambition and energy.
6. A determined, persistent and resilient person, who approaches and overcomes challenges with a positive attitude.
7. Willingness/desire to learn new things.
Please send your CV and a full covering letter to Kirsty by email to the email address listed:
covebay(at) or call 01224-249-234 for more information

Speech and Language Therapy

At Cove Bay Kindergarten, we understand that children’s development in speech and language is essential to their ability to communicate and learn, reaching their full potential. That is why we have our own company Speech and Language Therapist who visits our setting to help us identify any issues at the earliest stages and intervene at the best time for your child. This development is unique to the Bertram Nursery Group and helps us to provide the best care possible for your child.