Our Nursery and Your Child's Early Years
The school has a nursery which provides a learning environment for young children from ages 3 to 5 years. Parents/Carers from any area may apply to attend the nursery class. Currently our nursery class has a capacity of 50/50 places. 16 of these places are full day places with the remainder in each session as morning or afternoon places. Full day places are 9am to 3pm with the opportunity to purchase and additional hour from 3pm to 4pm. Morning session is from 8.45am to 11.55am and the afternoon session is from 1pm to 4.10pm. To find out more about the nursery please contact the school to make an appointment to visit or to complete an application form. However, it should be noted that if you register your child for a nursery in a school this does not mean that they will automatically be enrolled at this school when they are ready to start primary school. All children who move from early years to primary education must register separately for school in the month of January.
Transition to Primary
Throughout your child's pre-school year the nursery will work with Primary 1 staff and classes on shared experiences for the Early Level. This will include joint topics as well as experience of shared play. Children will have lots of opportunities to experience the primary school setting.
In the summer term a varied programme is arranged in order to make the transition from Nursery to P1 as smooth as possible. A full induction programme is carried out which involves: nursery visits, new starts visiting the school and workshops for parents.
We hope to make the introduction to school as pleasant, relaxed and enjoyable an experience as possible for your child.