We are a hard working and committed staff who aim to provide a safe, stimulating environment where your child can feel happy and secure.
Children will be given opportunities to interact with sensitive and understanding adults who promote their sense of well-being and extend their learning and development.
We consider Brooklands Nursery Unit to be " home from home" for our children and each member of staff is in loco parentis.
During their pre-school year your child will develop their social behaviour, extend their independence and become confident and enthusiastic learners who are well prepared for the transition to Primary School.
Our attractive and purpose-built Nursery caters for 78 children and employs 6 staff members. We are very proud of our extensive outdoor area which is very well resourced and offers a sheltered area where our children can play even when the weather conditions are poor.
PRE-SCHOOL ADMISSIONS for SEPTEMBER 2019.
Parents are cordially invited to the Nursery Open Day/Evening on Wednesday 5th.December at 1:45pm or 6:30pm where you can learn more about the new on-line application process. There will be an address by the Teacher in Charge (Mrs.C.Walker) at 2:00pm & 6:30pm.
We are very proud of our achievements and the hard work of our staff. The Nursery Unit was awarded "Best Nursery School" by Families First (Recognising Excellence in the Community) in June 2018 and we have received extremely positive feedback from our recent inspection in October 2018. We look forward to reading the final written report which will be published
Our parent nominee for our FAMILIES FIRST award stated :
"This school has been so accommodating from our very first visit"
"This is just a fantastic school and nursery set up."
The Education Authority (EA) are introducing online applications for admission to pre-school.
A new portal for parents has been created.
Parents still need to provide their child's birth certificate to their first choice nursery and (if applicable) evidence of Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance, an award of Income Support which has been converted into an Employment and Support Allowance and the level of benefit remains the same or Universal Credit.
The Go Live date for digital applications is WEDNESDAY 2 JANUARY 2019 at 10:00am.
The closing date for applications will be 12:00 midnight on THURSDAY 31 JANUARY 2019.
Further information is available at www.eani.org.uk/admissions.
To provide support to any parents who would like assistance completing the online application we will be opening our ICT Suite (In the Primary School) at the following times:
MONDAY 7th/14th/21st/28th JANUARY 9:00 - 10:30am
TUESDAY 8th/15th/22nd/29th JANUARY 2:00-3:00pm
A member of staff will be available at these times to provide guidance.