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 2018-19, the intake of the school will be 52. 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 2018/19 we hope to build on our outdoor learning by introducing 'Messy Maths' snd the Simple Physical literacy Programme.  We have applied for LEAF (Learning about forests) accreditation.


Latest News

Thank-you God for Grandparents 30/01/19 (1 -1.15 pm)

16th January 2019

As part of Catholic Schools Week we have chosen to focus on Grandparents, recognising the important role they have in supporting and shaping the world in which we live.  All are welcome to...

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The Fairy Dummy Tree.

15th January 2019

Today we were joined by the children, staff and parents from Shaftesbury Nursery School. A very special visitor flew in from Fairyland to tell us a story. The Fairy talked to us about how we might...

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Upcoming Events

22nd January 2019
Visit Fairy Dummy Tree Gardens (Mrs Evans Class to Shaftsbury NS)
25th January 2019
Monthly Parent Coffee Morning (9-10)
28th January 2019
Catholic Schools Week
29th January 2019
Catholic Schools Week
30th January 2019
Catholic Schools Week - Thank you God for Grandparents. Prayer service for Grandparents. All are welcome to attend (1-1.30pm)
31st January 2019
Catholic Schools Week
1st February 2019
Catholic Schools Week
5th February 2019
Chinese New Year - Lion Dance (Shaftsbury NS visiting )
11th February 2019
Cool For School - Class Photographs (ensure all children are in full school uniform) (9.30)
14th February 2019
Healthy Happy Heroes

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

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