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... ...
Here at Ballymena Nursery School, we always emphasise that we work in partnership with parents. We sometimes need your helping hands with extra activities or charity fundraisers, but we also... ...
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... ...
On Friday everyone wore their spotty clothes and we had a teddy bears picnic in order to raise some funds for Pudsey bear and Children in Need. We had taken... ...
Thank you for visiting our website. We hope you enjoy our virtual open day. ...
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Ballymena Nursery School has been awarded the title of “Every School a Good School” in recognition of our nursery having a high level of capacity for sustained improvement in the... ...
“The Sharing From The Start initiative which involves over 2400 children is supported by the European Union’s Peace IV Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body. It involves early... ...