The Nursery Department aims to create a flexible, learning environment in which each child will be given the opportunity to develop physically, intellectually, socially and emotionally with the guidance and support of members of the school’s interdisciplinary staff. All learning takes place in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere and through the medium of play. New children are admitted slowly over a period of weeks, and a familiar adult is asked to stay with them until they feel secure. Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech and Language Therapy sessions are included during the Nursery day as is appropriate for each child. It is the policy of the Nursery to provide a wide range of play materials and experiences, following the Northern Ireland Curriculum in a pro-active and child centered manner.
During their time in the Nursery children receive education, therapy and medical care. A range of Clinics are held within the school such as School Medical Officer Clinic, Orthopaedic Splintage, Orthopaedic Clinic, Orthoptic Clinic and a Dental Clinic. Close liaison is maintained with parents in a variety of ways. Parents are central invited into the Nursery for a wide range of activities throughout the year. An annual review will be held to discuss the move to P1. Our transition programme ensures that each child is well prepared and moves to Primary One with confidence.