We have a strict ICT policy at nursery which the children, parents, staff and volunteers all must adhere too. Mrs McMullan, our ICT coordinator has also recently been involved in the e-safety consultation of Safe Guarding NI to ensure the continued protection of our children. More information on this can be found at www.safeguardingni.org/esafetyconsultation for […]
Today through our Sharing from the start program, we had a blast with James and his Fun with Drums. It was loud quiet fast slow strong soft … and everything in between! And we loved it! Please chat to your children about it at home and find out what we learned.
It’s been a busy half term with lots of different activities happening through our Sharing from the Start programme which all of the children are enjoying and benefitting from. That being said a short break is well deserved for all. If you would like to continue these learning experiences at home check out the “embRACE […]
Happy Chinese New Year everyone! Kung hei fat choi! Our Media Initiative programme started us off on our journey, learning about a little girl called Kim, her home-life and her culture, and since then, we have really taken up this great learning opportunity. We have been working and playing together in class, preparing for […]
Recently the Board of Governors and the whole staff (teaching and non-teaching) of Ballymena Nursery School came together to discuss our school ethos with the support of a representative from the CSSC (Controlled Schools’ Support Council). In addition, we discussed and reflected upon the comments received from our most recent questionnaire distributed to parents. The […]
It was great to see Gillian and Jo back at Nursery today and the fact that we were joined by our friends from First Steps Playgroup and Castle Tower School made it even better. Gillian took us on a wintery journey with Jack Frost making us shiver and shake. We finished off in […]
Yesterday all four classes enjoyed a joint visit with First Steps playgroup over to Castletower’s nursery unit. We enjoyed some song time on the mats with a “magic T.V.” learning Makaton signs for some of the most loved Christmas songs. Later we took turns and shared resources with all of the children in their […]
Lending Library returns tomorrow! At Ballymena Nursery we want to encourage all children to “start reading” at an early age. While we know they can’t read… you can! Please allow your children to enjoy browsing the bookcases and take their time to choose a book to share with you at home. Morning classes are […]