Early Year’s Apprentice Positions across the United Kingdom

Fancy a career in Early Years? Have a natural rapport with children? Want to earn while you learn and gain a high valued qualification leading to an array of exciting opportunities.

Recruiting now for pre-identified apprentice positions in;

Greater Manchester




Central Scotland



Read more about BNG Training at www.bngtraining.co.uk

For further details or to apply for these posts contact susan@bertramuk.com

Holyrood Hope Recieve Parent Testimonial

Take a look at one of Holyrood Hope’s latest parent Testimonials;

‘ I would like to pass on our heartfelt thanks to all the staff at Holyrood Nursery (Hope Hospital) and make you aware just what an excellent job the staff there are doing.

Both of my sons- George (3) and Harry (15 months) have attended this nursery, only leaving recently as I have another job. There were tears all round when they left, myself included as I have come to see many of the ladies there as close friends/family.

Sarah has been incredibly supportive since my return to work following Harry’s birth. I wanted to continue breastfeeding Harry for as long as he wanted and Sarah made sure that this would be easy for me to do – creating a space for me to sit in the baby room and ensuring I felt comfortable. I was really grateful for the support she and her staff gave me, as it was much more support than I received from my own work department. Thanks also to Kelly for keeping me smiling every time I popped across to nursery to feed Harry, she must have grown tired of answering the door to me but never showed it!

I would also like to mention Christine in the baby room who has looked after both George and Harry. What a credit to the nursery she is! So kind, patient, caring and understanding. I could not have asked for anyone better to look after my boys when they were precious little babies. She has a brilliant team in there too, Harry has been so happy and settled.

George is a very unique, quiet little boy and has needed lots of encouragement with his eating. He has had so much support since his days in the baby room. I’d like to especially mention the ladies in preschool ( Cassie, Nicola and Sarah – apologies if I have omitted anyone) who kept a food diary for George so I knew exactly what he had eaten during the day. They went above and beyond the call of duty to help me with this and I’m really grateful.

I have since had to find another nursery for Harry and it has become only too clear to me what excellent standards of care my sons experienced at Holyrood, standards I have not been able to find in any other private nurseries.

Looking through the individual files I was given upon my boys leaving Holyrood it strikes me how happy they look in all their photos. As a working parent, all you want to know is that your children are happy, safe and well cared for. I was never in any doubt that this was the case during their time at Holyrood.

I cannot list all the individuals who have played a part in looking after my sons but please, again, pass on our thanks and very kindest regards to Sarah, Kelly and all the employees at Holyrood. We will miss them all so much.

Thank you all for reading.’

A very touching testimonial by one of Holyrood Hope’s previous parents! It really means a lot for the staff to receive any feedback, we all strive for Excellence at Holyrood Hope and appreciate any feedback on our service given.

Holyrood Bury Receive Recommendation On Day Nurseries!

Everyone at Holyrood Bury are extremely grateful and proud of their latest recommendation on Day Nurseries Website!

‘Both of my boys attended Holyrood from being tiny babies. The continuity of care is excellent with the same staff looking after both my boys. My children both have specific nutritional needs and this has been catered for.The boys love attending the setting and ask at weekends if it is nursery day.’

Take a peek;


We always welcome feedback on our service and our staff strive for Excellence. If you have any recommendations for us we would really appreciate them.

Donna @ Holyrood Shaw Donates Hair To Charity!


Our very own Donna Tylor at Holyrood Day Nursery, in Shaw, had 15 inches of her hair cut off on Thursday 28th March 2013. She has donated her hair to The Little Princess Trust. The Little Princess Trust provides real-hair wigs, free of charge, to boys and girls across the UK and Ireland that have lost their own hair through cancer treatment.

Any sponsorship money raised is to be donated to the Dr Kershaw’s Hospice, Turf Lane, Royton, Oldham.www.drkershawshospice.org.uk. Donna has a Virgin Giving Page here: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-web/fundraiser/showFundraiserProfilePage.action?userUrl=donnatylor


We are all extremely proud of Donna for doing such an admiral thing for such an amazing charity!


Holyrood Swinton Get Into The Comic Relief Spirit!

Everyone at Holyrood Swinton would like to say a huge thank you to all of their hard working staff, parents and children for their support for Comic Relief 2013.


Everyone put in an amazing effort to raise money and greater awareness for such a fantastic charity. We are all extremely proud and really appreciate all of your support.


Holyrood Shaw Celebrate Comic Relief 2013

Everyone at Holyrood Shaw would like to say a huge thank you to all of their hard working staff, parents and children for taking part in our 80’s Theme Day, in aid of Comic Relief 2013.

Everyone put in an amazing effort to raise money and greater awareness for such a fantastic charity. We are all extremely proud and really appreciate all of your support.

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Holyrood Sandilands Celebrate Comic Relief 2013

Everyone at Holyrood Sandilands would like to say a huge thank you to all of their hard working staff, parents and children for their amazing efforts fundraising for Comic Relief 2013.

Take a look at everything they got up to during their Comic Relief week at Nursery;

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Holyrood Prestwich Hold Bake Off For Comic Relief 2013

Everyone at Holyrood Prestwich would like to say a huge thanks to all their staff, parents and children for all their hard work in aid of Comic Relief 2013.

They had some delicious bakes in our ‘Bake Off’ and everyone enjoyed tasting them all!

221642_504476572946755_765462170_nIf you have any fundraising ideas for Sports Relief next year, please do let us know.

Holyrood Castleton Celebrate Comic Relief 2013

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Holyrood Castleton would like to say a huge thanks to all their staff, parents and children for getting involved in Comic Relief this year!

Everyone had a great time dressing up, we all really appreciate your support.

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We are extremely proud to announce that as a group we have raised an amazing….





Maternity Cover 9 months, starting April 2013 – Fulltime


You will be expected to provide high quality, flexible childcare for families from the local communities, by overseeing the operation of our Holyrood Nursery – Altrincham to the highest standards, ensuring that the best possible environment and care are provided for young children. You will be expected to deliver outstanding financial performance in line with agreed budgets.

Job Role:

  • To be responsible for and to oversee the day to day management, staffing, organisation and smooth running of the nursery.
  • To develop the ethos of the Bertram Charter for Excellence and to create a welcoming and family friendly environment, promoted and delivered within the setting and the principles adhered to.
  • To lead the management team within the nursery and contribute to the strategic planning, monitoring, evaluation and development of the nursery.
  • To be responsible at all times for high standards of care and education of children between 0 to 5 years in accordance with statutory requirements.
  • To ensure effective communication between the day care staff and with all partner organisations.
  • To order and maintain equipment and resources within the nursery.
  • To be accountable and responsible for the day to day financial systems directly relating to the day nursery provision.
  • To be responsible for admissions in line with the admissions policy agreed by the management team at Head Office.
  • To keep accurate registers and up to date records of all children using the day care provision and to give regular feedback to parents about their child’s development and progress.
  • To be responsible for organising training and monitoring Modern Apprentices in the day care provision.

With a minimum of level 3 SVQ in Childcare you must be willing to develop both your skills and qualifications within the company, with the full support of the company.

To apply for this position, send your CV and a covering letter to Samanthaquinn@bertramuk.com