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Castlereagh Nursery School, Belfast

Welcome

Castlereagh Nursery School is set in mature grounds just off the Dual Carriage Way (Upper Knockbreda Road) between the Cregagh and Castlereagh Roads on the south – eastern outskirts of Belfast.
It is a purpose built Nursery School with excellent facilities. We have 2 nursery classrooms, a sunroom and an extensive outdoor garden. The school has places for 52 pre-school children on a full-time basis (9:00am to 1:30pm) and is staffed by a Teaching Principal, an Assistant Teacher and 2 trained Nursery Assistants.
Our school has a warm, friendly and caring atmosphere in which the children can feel happy and secure as they learn through their play.  Children are encouraged to help themselves, take initiative and become increasingly independent in problem solving in order to develop self-esteem, communication and social skills. The nursery environment is planned to encourage curiosity, experimentation and creativity.

Outdoors there is a large climbing/balancing frame on safety surface which allows for physical play regardless of the weather. There is another safety surfaced area providing a range of climbing and balancing activities, a large paved area for bicycles, and an outdoor sand pit as well as a wooden house for imaginative play.
There is also a sensory garden and planting area where the children are encouraged to develop an awareness of their environment. We plant and grow a number of vegetables and fruit each year.
We work very closely with our families and local community to ensure each child has the best start to their journey in education and their joy of learning. Our school motto is ‘hand in hand we learn together’.

Thank you for taking the time to visit Castlereagh Nursery School website. We hope you find all the information you are looking for. If you have questions about any aspect of our school please contact us either by phone or email, we will be happy to help you. If you would like to have a look around our nursery you will be very welcome. We hope you find this information useful.

Mrs A Morrow
Principal

Latest News

5th Oct 2021
Please find our October Newsletter attached.  We have lots of Autumnal activities...
30th Sep 2021
We are absolutely delighted to say 'Congratulations' to our very own Mrs Pendleton...
 
 
28th Sep 2021
Wow! What a busy few weeks we have had settling into nursery.  We have had...
 
 
 
 

Testimonials

Thank you very much for the kind, nurturing, engaging, supportive and truly special year that you have given all the children.

Parent

At the beginning of the school year my child was very timid and hesitant coming to school on her own, but with the help and nurturing from her teachers she quickly overcame this and looked forward to school every day. School has definitely helped her build confidence in ‘busier’ situations and encouraged her to try new foods at lunch and push herself with her gross motor skills.

Parent

I loved him coming to Castlereagh Nursery School, it has an amazing, homely atmosphere and it doesn’t feel like leaving him off to a nursery. It feels like we are leaving him off with people who genuinely care and enjoy teaching and taking time with him

Parent

Virtual Tour

 

Virtual tour of Outdoor play in the Garden

 

Latest Photographs

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mrs Lorainne Pendleton BEM
Mrs Lorainne Pendleton BEM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Upcoming Events...

Friday, 22nd October 2021
Last day of half term (School will finish at 11.30am) Funsie in a Onesie (Children may wear a Onesie or pyjamas to school )
Mr Hulaballoo Interactive theatre visiting the nursery with his Autumn show.
Monday, 25th October 2021
School Closed for Half Term
Tuesday, 26th October 2021
School Closed for Half Term
Wednesday, 27th October 2021
School Closed for Half Term
Thursday, 28th October 2021
School Closed for Half Term
Friday, 29th October 2021
School Closed for Half Term
Monday, 1st November 2021
School Closed (School Development Day)
Tuesday, 2nd November 2021
School Re-opens for all children