St Teresa’s Nursery School is a Catholic Maintained Coeducational Nursery School.

We welcome children and staff from other faith denominations. During the school year 2019-20, the intake of the school will be 54. All pupils will be in their pre-primary year. Opened in 1994, St. Teresa’s Nursery School, affectionally known as ‘The Butterfly School’, is a purpose built nursery, traditionally catering for the needs of pre-school children in the parish of St. Teresa’s. Our aim is to provide high quality nursery education in a just and caring environment.

Parents and other adults are a child’s first teachers. When a child comes to school, they brings with them an array of different experiences. It is on these experiences, which we build. This can best be done by parents, adults and teachers working together in partnership both at home and school. St. Teresa's Nursery is part of West Belfast Area Learning Community and we are fostering links with both our feeder childcare settings and local primary schools.  St. Teresa's Nursery is also partnered with two schools.   Through the Shared Education project, we work with parents, staff and children in Shaftesbury Nursery in the Shankhill, sharing educational experiences and building relationships.  Further afield we have been partnered with a school in Denmark Bornehuset Labyrinten’ as part of an eTwinning project focused on ICT in Early Years.  All of these partnerships allow the children to experience a depth and quality to their learning experiences.

In St. Teresa's we have a strong focus on meeting the individual needs of the child.  We observe children's patterns of behaviour (schema's) and plan activities accordingly to maximise children's involvement in their play, enabling them to 'be the best that they can be'.  Staff are highly skilled in meeting children's language and communication needs. We have held 'Makaton Friendly' status since 2016, this was reissued in January 2018.  We are passionate about Outdoor Learning and are members of the Northern Ireland Forest Schools Association (NIFSA).  We have been awarded Eco School's Green Flag four times and have been awarded bronze and silver awards from the Woodland Trust 'Green Tree" awards.  We have been a FairTrade Aware school since 2016 and support Trocaire and McMillan Cancer as our chosen charities.

In 2019/20 we will be focusing on Visible Learning and well-being for all.


Latest News

Postponed Event - Changing Lives Initiative

14th November 2019

Unfortunately our Changing Lives Initiative had to be postponed this morning.  We hope to run this information session after Christmas.  If any parents would like to attend an earlier...

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Open Day for new intake 2020/21

14th November 2019

All parents are welcome to attend our Open Day on 6th January 2020, between 10 am and 12 pm.  Find out how your child could be “the best that they can be!” Online applications open...

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Upcoming Events

Wed, 20th November 2019
Stay and Play Christmas Craft (Please choose time on timetable 12.40-1.30)
Thu, 21st November 2019
Parent Coffee Morning (9.00-10.00)
Stay and Play Christmas Craft (Please choose time on timetable 12.40-1.30)
Fri, 22nd November 2019
Stay and Play Christmas Craft (Please choose time on timetable 12.40-1.30)
Tue, 26th November 2019
25th Anniversary Celebration - in Nursery (1.00-1.30 All Welcome )
Wed, 27th November 2019
Mrs McGuinness Parent's Day (Please choose time on timetable)
Thu, 28th November 2019
Shared Education - Christmas Craft (Mrs McGuinness Class to Shaftsbury NS)
Fri, 29th November 2019
Mrs Evans Parent's Day (Please choose time on timetable)
Thu, 5th December 2019
Nativity - A King is Born (1.00-1.30 - Mrs Evans Class Parents)
Fri, 6th December 2019
Nativity - A King is Born (1.00-1.30 - Mrs McGuinness Class Parents)

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St. Teresa's Nursery School, 24 Bearnagh Glen, Belfast BT11 8HR | 028 9061 6944

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