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Jewish values or outstanding education? Your child deserves both

Parents in our community often face an uncomfortable choice. Should they send their child to an outstanding childcare provider or to a Jewish nursery? 

Louisa Walters is Features Editor at the Jewish News and specialises in food and travel writing

“When my Josh turned two, I wanted to find the best nursery for him,” says Rachel, a Hampstead mum and successful estate agent. “Of course, I wanted him to receive a Jewish education. But it seemed that the options available would mean compromising on the quality of Josh’s early years education, and I wasn’t willing to do that.”

Rachel’s story is all too familiar. Yes, we understand the importance of a Jewish education. Especially during those early years, we need to impart our values and build a strong foundation. But choosing Jewish education shouldn’t mean sacrificing quality.

In 2022, the Werton Group was born. Founded by Jamie Peston and Lipi Werjuka, two longtime educational experts, their mission was simple: To deliver outstanding Jewish education and ensure premier quality early-years learning.

“The nursery years are the foundation for a child’s future,” explains Lipi. “It’s a huge opportunity to provide the values and skills for your child’s success in life.”

Just two years after its founding, the Werton Group is already running eight popular, successful Jewish nurseries across London. Impressing parents and Ofsted alike, they are rapidly earning their place amongst the UK’s top providers. With professional staff and expert leadership, Werton nurseries offer the highest standards, combining Jewish and secular early education. From being taught about Shabbat and the Chagim, to developing motor and literacy skills, children are provided with a comprehensive early years educational experience that enriches the entire family.

To anyone facing the same dilemma as Rachel, the Werton Group is here to help you.

Visit and find out more about the organisation that’s revolutionising Jewish early-years education.

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