Mrs McGall Red Class (pm)
26 class size

At Ballymena Nursery School we…

  • pride ourselves on offering high quality pre-school education
  • provide a rich and exciting play based curriculum which encourages children to be the best they can be
  • have experienced and fully qualified teachers and classroom assistants
  • work closely with parents and carers to ensure our nursery is an extension of a caring home

Learning opportunities are continually provided which encourage children to develop in all areas of the pre-school curriculum. Through a rich program of play your child will develop across each of the areas below

  • Personal Social and Emotional Development
  • Language Development
  • Early Mathematical Experiences
  • Physical Development and Movement
  • The Arts
  • The World Around Us

Learning takes place indoors and outdoors in our Nursery. Each classroom provides different areas of play, the hall is allows for extra experiences and the playground is open to explore

  • Messy play
  • Water play
  • Role play
  • Small world play
  • Jigsaws and table-top games
  • Building corner
  • Art and craft corner
  • Malleable materials
  • In the hall
  • In the playground

Questions & Answers

Each year we offer parents the opportunity to come in and take part in the class with their child. These "Stay and Play" sessions are limited to parents and grandparents (sorry no siblings for insurance reasons) and can be booked in advance (one family at a time). We have a timetable posted on the door of the classroom where you can fill in your name and the day that suits you.
We don't encourage children to miss any sessions, but you can talk to us about any arrangements you have made and we can advise on the best course of action.

Testimonials (5)

  1. Parent of pupil
    9 March, 2015 at 11:32 am

    Keep up the good work! My daughter has enjoyed her time at the nursery very much and we’re both a little sad that the time has almost come to an end. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the nursery to any family or friends. Thank you for providing my daughter with an excellent start to her education

  2. Parent of pupil
    18 March, 2015 at 8:01 pm

    My child has loved Nursery from beginning to end. Staff are lovely and do a brilliant job. Happy child, happy parent.

  3. Parent of pupil
    30 June, 2016 at 11:33 am

    Ballymena nursery school has been absolutely fantastic. It is such a safe, secure and fun place for children to learn, it has such a warm welcoming feeling for the children and parents alike. We will miss it. Best of luck for the 50th birthday of the building. It has lasted well for a temporary structure. Here’s to the future and the possibility of new premises to continue all the brilliant, much appreciated hard work of all the staff.

  4. Parent of pupil
    30 June, 2017 at 11:37 am

    My child has loved his year at nursery. The staff are wonderful and friendly and the year has been a great experience for him. Brilliant nursery!

  5. Ballymena Nursery School
    13 April, 2018 at 8:39 am

    This is a brilliant, well run Nursery. The staff are fantastic. The “Getting Ready to Learn” evenings are brilliant and again very well run by the Principal. I would recommend this Nursery to friends and family.

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