At Ballymena Nursery
We provide a rich and exciting
Play based curriculum
Our greatest natural resource
is the minds of our children
Where work and play come together
Ballymena Nursery School is a preschool setting in the centre of Ballymena, providing preschool education for 104 children per year. Each year we have 4 part-time classes, with 2 adults and 26 children in each class. Since being established in 1967, approximately 4000 pre-school children have enjoyed the benefits of pre-school education in Ballymena Nursery School. The Nursery was built on the grounds of the Adair Family estate in 1967, where the Adair Castle originally stood. While there have been many changes to the Nursery, we keep our historical castle theme in mind during our play. Please have a look at our online galleries to see around our Nursery, or feel free to contact us to make an appointment to look around.read more about our school
What is special about our Nursery School
Vision & Mission Statements
We aim to enable children in a friendly and caring atmosphere and through stimulating play, to develop to their full potential in every aspect of growth
Since 1967 Ballymena Nursery School has strived and will continue to strive to provide high quality pre-school learning opportunities for young children within a happy, caring and secure learning environment.
At Ballymena Nursery School, we pride ourselves in providing a warm, welcoming and safe environment which is respectful and supportive of everyone.
We operate a morning and afternoon session in each classroom
Our exclusive curricula, combined with our own digital lesson planning tool, enable teachers to create personalized learning experiences, appropriate to every age group.
Children graduated since 1967
Children enrolled per year
Classroom sessions per year
Snacks per class per year
From the Blog
With the anniversary of our Nursery creeping closer the excitement is building. A huge thanks to Mid and East Antrim Borough Council for funding towards our “Artist in the community... ...
On Friday 12th May 2017, Ballymena Nursery School celebrates turning 50! Nursery school will not have classes that day, however, we will be open from 3:00-7:00pm and all children and... ...
It’s natural for all children to worry at times, and because of personality and temperament differences, some may worry more than others. Luckily, parents can help their children learn to... ...
Welcome back to nursery everyone! We have had a very good first week and most children have settled well. The children are beginning to pick up the nursery rules and... ...
Activities at home should be designed to help your child love language and literacy. Build your child’s confidence and encourage any attempts along the road to drawing, communicating, reading and... ...
Although the weather in Northern Ireland does not always support outdoor play, we do our best at Ballymena Nursery to get outside as often as possible! We are very lucky... ...
Our first half-term is over and what fun it has been. After an unsettling year, we hope that your children all feel settled and secure at Ballymena Nursery. We have... ...
Fine motor development involves the use of small muscles in the hands and fingers, and is needed for everyday activities now and in the future. It is the ability to... ...
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# Thank you for visiting our website. # # We hope you enjoy our virtual open day. While we hope to be able to open our doors to you all... ...
Being creative is about making new things, taking risks, experimenting, coming up with new ideas, solving problems and coping with uncertainty. Creative play, both indoors and outdoors, not only helps... ...
At nursery we celebrate the opportunity to teach the children about world cultures. We can travel the world without needing a suitcase. Starting the new term together, introducing the children... ...
While we don’t “teach” maths at Nursery, children are using early math skills throughout their daily routines and activities. We learn about shapes and colours, size and measurements etc. everyday... ...