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School Closures

Nursery School will be closed on Friday 25th May 2018 for Staff Training and on Monday 28th May and Tuesday 29th May for Half Term Break. […]
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Best Nursery School Winners for Second Year Running!

We are delighted to announce that for the second year in a row, we are the Winners in the Best Nursery School Category, Families First NI […]
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Letters Offering Places for Academic Year 2018/2019

Letters offering places for the incoming Nursery School year, have been confirmed. We are looking forward to meeting all new children and parents at our Home […]
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Easter Holidays

Our Nursery School will be closed from Thursday 29th March 2018 – Tuesday 10th April 2018 (inclusive) for the Easter Holidays. We hope you all enjoy […]
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Cake, Buns and Savoury Treats Sale!

We are holding a ‘Tasty Treats’ Sale in the Nursery School on Tuesday 27th March 2018 at the beginning and end of each session. Please come […]

New arrivals!

Three little chicks were born today…..such excitement! We hope they enjoy their temporary new surroundings at our Nursery School before heading home to roam free at […]
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Carrickfergus Castle Visit

All classes are due to visit Carrickfergus Castle to bring our Long Long Ago theme to life! Hopefully there will be no dragons to slay!

Ooh La La Pancake Day

On Friday 9th February there will be lots of weighing, mixing, flipping and tasting and hopefully lots of empty plates as we make our own pancakes. Children can […]
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Half Term Break

Nursery School will be closed from Monday 12th February (Staff Training) until Friday 16th February 2018 (inclusive) for Half Term Break. School will re-open at the […]
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Movie Night

OUr Disney Movie Night takes place on Wednesday 7th February 2018 from 6:00 p.m.- 7:30 p.m. Children should come to Nursery School dressed in their P.Js […]
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Business as Usual

Nursery School will be open again on Thursday 18th January 2018 at the usual times. In the interests of the on-going safety of our pupils we […]
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School closure due to adverse weather conditions

The Nursery School will be closed on Wednesday 17th January 2018 for all sessions. This is due to a continuing Amber weather warning and current trecherous […]
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Final chance to visit!

Monday 8th January 2018 is the final opportunity to come along and visit the Nursery School before applications for Stage1 of the process closes on Wednesday […]
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Polar Express Day

Our Polar Express Day takes place on Friday 15th December 2017. Christmas jumpers and/or bobble hats required….and a readiness for some great fun! We believe that […]
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Application Process for Academic Year September 2018 – June 2019

Intake for the academic year 18/19 includes children whose birthday falls between 2 July 2014 and 1 July 2015 (inclusive). Admission criteria for the Year 18/19 […]
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Nursery Nativity

For those of you who like/need to plan ahead, our Nursery Nativity Play will take place in Carnmoney Primary School on Wednesday 6th December 2017 at […]
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Nursery School Visiting Opportunities for Intake 2018/’19

An Open Evening for parents of those children wishing to apply for a place for the Academic Year 2018/’19, takes place in the Nursery School on Monday 11th December […]
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Half Term Break

Nursery School will be closed from Monday 30th October – Monday 6th November 2017 (inclusive of Staff Training). Nursery will re-open at the usual times on […]

Dress Up Day

Our Hallowe’en Dress Up Day takes place on Friday 27th October 2017. Children should come to Nursery School dressed in any kind of a costume, if […]
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School Closure 17/10/17 – Latest News

Tuesday 17th October 2017 Nursery will be closed tomorrow Tuesday 17th October 2017 following the advice released from The Department of Education that all schools remain […]

Home Visits ~ August 2017

Home Visits for the children starting in academic year 2017/18 will be held on Tuesday 29th and Wednesday 30th August. Times and dates have already been given […]
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Induction Evening for Parents of Children starting September 2017

We will be writing out shortly to invite parents to our Induction Evenings. These will take place for parents of those children offered a place for the Academic Year […]

Stage 2 Offer of Places

Letters offering places to children at Stage 2 of Open Enrolment will be posted first class on Friday 9th June 2017. Our Induction Evenings, for parents of […]
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Outstanding ETI Inspection!

We are delighted with the results of our recent ETI inspection of the Nursery. Our School was rated as detailed below: Outcomes for Learners: Outstanding. Quality […]
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May Holiday and Staff Training

We will be closed on Monday 29th May for May Holiday and on Tuesday 30th May for Staff Training. We will see everyone again at the usual times […]
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Offers of places for Academic Year 17/18

Stage 1 letters offering places for Pre-School age children starting this Nursery School in September 2017, have been posted on Thursday 27th April 2017. Stage 2 of the process now begins. If […]
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Vacancy ~ DE representative on Board of Governors

We currently have a vacancy for a DE representative on our Board of Governors. If you, or someone you know, is interested in this voluntary position […]
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Easter Break

Reminder of Easter Break: Nursery School will be closed on Monday 10th April 2017 for Staff Training and from Tuesday 11th April until Friday 21st April and re-opens at […]
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Reminder ~ Closed for Election Day

Just to remind everyone that Nursery School is closed for Election Day ~ 2nd March 2017. Nursery School reopens at the usual times on Friday 3rd […]
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Reminder ~ Half Term

Just to remind everyone that Nursery School is closed for Half Term Break from Tuesday 14th to Friday 17th February 2017. Nursery School reopens at the usual times on […]
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Intake for Academic Year 17/18

Just a reminder that all appliactions for the Academic Year 17/18 need to be returned by Wednesday 11th January 2017 by 12 Noon. Application forms are […]

Santa Visits Nursery School!

Not even the wind and the rain could dampen the children’s spirits when Santa came on his sleigh to Nursery School. All were able to get […]
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Christmas Break

Just to remind everyone that Nursery School is closed for Christmas Holidays from Friday 22nd December 2017 until Friday 5th January 2018. Staff Training will take place […]
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World of Owls Visit

There was much flapping when Mike came along to Nursery School with all of his animals! Bowie and Harley the Owls went flying around the classroom, […]
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Half Term Break and Staff Training

Don’t forget – Nursery School will be closed for Half Term Break on Monday 31st October until Thursday 3rd November and for Staff Training on Friday 4th […]
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Reminder ~ Staff Training

Just to remind everyone that Nursery School is closed for Staff Training on Friday 30th September. Nursery School reopens at the usual times on Monday 3rd […]
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Coffee Day for Street Children of Uganda

Coffee morning – 9.00-9.45 a.m. and afternoon 12.15-1.00 p.m. Thursday 29th September To raise funds to provide schoolbags complete with pencils and pens for the street […]

New Term Begins!

Welcome to all our new children starting with us in September 2016. We hope that you, like us, will enjoy every minute of your Ashgrove Nursery […]
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Our Thanks!

Many thanks for the lovely gifts we received on the last day of term. Staff were overwhelmed by your generosity. May we wish you all a lovely […]
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Staff Training and Half Term Break

Don’t forget – Nursery School closed for Staff Training on Friday 27th May 2016 and for Half Term Break on Monday 30th May. Looking forward to […]
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Notice for Parents of Children Offered Places for Academic Year 2016/17

Our Induction Evening, for parents of those children offered a place for the Academic Year 2016/17, will take place on Monday 13th June 2016 at 7 p.m. in […]
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Sports Day ~ 25th May 2016

Reminder of our Sports Day on Wednesday 25th May from 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. at Ashgrove Primary School Playing Fields. All parents, family members and […]
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Class photographs!

Dougie, the Photographer, is coming on Friday 13th May (Yikes!) to take photographs of each of the three classes. We hope to take the photographs outside […]
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Mad Hatters Tea Party!

Thanks to all who helped and/ or attended our Mad Hatters Tea Party and Fair. We had a great day and raised just over £1100 for […]
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Intake for Academic Year 16/17

Letters offering places for Pre-School age children starting Nursery in September 2016, have been allocated both at Stage 1 and Stage 2 of the Open Enrolment Process. If your child […]
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Easter Break

Reminder of Easter Break: Nursery School closed from Tuesday 22nd March and re-opens at usual times on Monday 4th April 2016. Wishing you a lovely time […]
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Reminder ~ Half Term Break

Just to remind everyone that Nursery School is closed for Staff Training on Friday 12th February and for Half Term Break on Monday 15th and Tuesday […]
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Applications for academic year 16/17

We still have Afternoon Session places for children who will be in their Pre-School Year beginning September 2016! Please contact the Nursery School Office for more […]
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We hope you like our new look! 

Over the Christmas break, a number of our trees had to come down at the front of the Nursery School. This was necessary from a Health […]
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Streamvale Roadshow Visits Ashgrove Nursery!

There was great excitement when the Roadshow came to visit our school. The rooster just wouldn’t keep quiet, much to the delight of the afternoon session […]
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Macmillan Cancer Get Together

Many thanks to all those parents and friends who supported our Get Together on Friday 25th September. It was great to get time for a chat! […]

Full Time Class School Meals

Home Time for Full Time Children w/c 5th October will be 1:30 p.m. Dinner routine mostly going well!
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New School Term Begins…….

The first term of the academic year 2015/16 begins on Tuesday 1st September 2015. Make sure and check your paperwork to be certain of the time […]

Super Sports at Nursery School!

Well, the weather held, and we didn’t get blown away……. The air was filled with a load of ‘Heigh-Hos as the Nursery Sports Day got under […]
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Zumba Maddness!

Wiggle to the left…..wiggle to the right…..in fact, wiggle whatever way you like! We were giving it our all at our Zumba Class here at Ashgrove […]
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Down on the Farm……..

We had a ball at our visit to Streamvale Farm. There were animals everywhere!! Chicks, dogs, lambs and pigs…..we saw them all! We went up hill […]
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It’s a Bug’s Life!

So……..Mrs Parkinson loves her bugs and she has to share this delight with the children. In the Discovery Lab there are locusts, stick insects and beetles […]
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Notice for Parents of Children Offered Places for Academic Year 2015/16

Our Induction Evening, for parents of those children offered a place for the Academic Year 2015/16, took place on Thursday 28th May 2015. Children will now have the […]
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Welcome to school Mrs Kyle

Last week our new Secretary Mrs Kyle joined our school. We were delighted to see her on her first day and know she will quickly become […]
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Jo Jingles

Jo Jingles After School Sessions: Thursday 23rd April Thursday 30th April Thursday 14th May 3:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
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Offers of Places for Academic Year 2015/16

Letters offering places for September 2015 were sent out by first class post on Friday 17th April 2015. All replies to offers must be returned on or […]
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Keeping Safe!

A great opportunity for encouraging our children to keep safe, took place at Nursery this week when the PSNI came to school to support the staff […]
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A Hullaballoo at Ashgrove Nursery School!

What a Hullaballoo when ‘Mr Hullaballoo’ brought his unique style of storytelling to our Nursery School! We had willing volunteers to be Snow White, Prince Charming, […]
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Magic in the air………!

The air was full of magic when Trevor Price the Magician came to Nursery School to entertain the children! His tricks captivated us all – not […]
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Some Children Are Worth Melting For…….

At last there was enough snow to build a Snowman! Hurray!!! In fact, we went a step further than that,  by creating a Snowlady (in the […]
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Do you want to build a Snowman…….?

Well….the snow arrived at last! We just couldn’t wait to get out into it! The marshmallows were toasting, with sticky bits running down chins whilst the […]

Stay and Play Days

Our ‘Stay and Play’ Days took place this term. This was an opportunity parents or someone significant to our children, to see the Nursery School in […]
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Applications for Academic Year 2015/16

Due to increased demand, an additional Open Afternoon for parents of those children who are eligible to apply for the academic year 2015/16 (birthdays inclusive of […]
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Yummy Christmas Pudding!

We had such fun baking our Christmas Puddings this week in Nursery School with Bethany’s mum! There was much mixing and stirring, licking and tasting, with […]
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Christmas Sing-a-Long!

Our annual ‘Christmas Sing-a-Long’ took place in Carnmoney Presbyterian Church on Tuesday 16th December at 10:15 a.m. Parents and friends came to join in with the […]
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Santa pays a visit…….

There was much excitement today when Santa paid a visit to Nursery School to keep the children on track for Christmas! He parked his sleigh in […]
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Sponsored Nursery Rhyme Time!

There was such fun and excitement at Nursery School when all the children took part in our Sponsored Nursery Rhyme Time! We sang them, made them, […]
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Dress Up Day!

Not even the wet weather could dampen the children’s enthusiasm for the Fancy Dress Day at Nursery School! Princesses, Ninjas, Pirates and even a Clown, added to […]
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Ashgrove Bake Off!

Flour, butter, eggs and apples were all on the go when Bethany’s mum came to bake with the kids. Such a lot of weighing, measuring, mixing […]
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Ghosties on the Go!

Well……Hallowe’en always brings lots of hard questions in Nursery School and there had been lots of chat about if there was such a thing as ghosts […]
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Twit…Twooo! Owls at Ashgrove!

What excitement as the Nursery was filled with the swooping of wings and the blinking of eyes….no….not the children….but Mike with his feathered friends. We got […]
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Parenting NI Consultation

Thanks to all those parents who came along to the recent consultation by Parenting NI with reference to local services before and after birth. It’s good to know […]
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Water Feature ready for Action!

At last our new Water System has arrived! The children are loving it already…..with lots of tipping, pouring, splishing and sploshing! Stand too close  – and […]
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News Bulletin Out Now!

The News Bulletin for October 2014 has now been published. Extra paper copies are available in the Nursery School Entrance Hall if you need another. Make […]
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Charity Coffee Time at Ashgrove Nursery School!

REMINDER ~ Come along and help us to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer! We are holding a coffee and tea get together at the beginning of […]
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Settling In Time!

Well….so far….so good! The children are all doing just great and are really appearing to enjoy all that Ashgrove Nursery has to offer! Staff are getting […]
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So overwhelmed!

The Nursery Staff wish to convey their heartfelt appreciation for all the gifts, hugs, kisses and kind words from parents, family members and friends on the […]
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From Pirates to Princesses……

It was an emotional last day for everyone at Ashgrove Nursery School. The day began with a 3 piece band playing the children into school (leading […]
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Major Award for Development of Ashgrove Nursery School Outdoor Facilities!

We are delighted to be able to announce that our Nursery School has been successful in being allocated £10,000 for the enhancement of our Outdoor Play […]
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Cuddly Toys’ Perfect Picnic Party!

The Cuddly Toys belonging to the children of Ashgrove Nursery had a great day out at School as the term was coming to a close. The […]
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New births at Ashgrove!

There was great excitement when the children came into Nursery today! Our butterflies had finally hatched out from their cocoons! First, there were just two, but by […]
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Farmyard Fun!

What a day! The sun shone as 2 buses and 78 excited children headed off for our annual visit to Streamvale Farm. The children were followed […]
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Hi Ho! Hi Ho! It’s off to Sports we go!

Well, would you believe it? The sun shone and we had our Novelty Sports day without a spot of rain! The children (and staff) had a […]
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Novelty Sports Day!

Our Annual Novelty Sports Day takes place on Wednesday 28th May 2014, weather permitting! This event will take place in Ashgrove Primary School Playing Fields. Parents […]

Let’s Get Cracking

Eggs, eggs everywhere. We explored the properties of eggs, rolled, painted and cooked. We even dropped a few! We had a smashing time 🙂 [slideshow_deploy id=’2416′]
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Hippity, Hoppity, Bunny Day

Right from the beginning of the day, there were bunny rabbits everywhere at Nursery School! The children got to work making bunny headbands, playing bunny games […]
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VIP Movie Day!

All our VIP children were warmly welcomed by The Movie House, Glengormley on the last day of term. The red carpet was out, with star shaped […]

An ‘Egg’citing Day!

There were eggs in abundance for Easter at Ashgrove! We dyed them, we boiled them, we rolled them and we hid them! No sign of the […]

The Mystery of the Jelly Beans!

And so it was……the jelly beans had grown into lollipops! What a surprise….and a delight, when we all got to take one home! Happy Easter to […]

Offers of Nursery Places for September 2014 Intake

The application process through the Open Enrolment process for the academic year 2014/15 is now complete. The Nursery School continues to operate a Waiting List where the […]

Emergency 999!

The children of Ashgrove Nursery had a real sense of excitement when a HUGE Fire Engine arrived at the school. Whilst the Firefighters passed on some […]

Heavenly Hair Salon!

There were no appointments left at the Heavenly Hair Salon at Ashgrove on Wednesday! Finn’s mum came along to clip, twist, gel and generally pamper all […]

The Pebble Family Moves In!

Ashgrove Nursery School is involved in a Cross Community Project which enables a local Artist to come and work with the children to develop their creative […]

Minibeast Mansion is now open for business!

Minibeasts all over Newtownabbey are talking about the new accommodation available for all sorts of insects in Ashgrove Nursery School! The children went to great lengths […]

Pancake Party with a twist!

The Creperie at Ashgrove led to much weighing, mixing, flipping and tasting. Mrs Parkinson was the ‘Baker in Charge’ whilst Mrs Barr added a bit of […]

Stay and Play Days at Ashgrove Nursery School

We have been really delighted that so many of our families have come to share in the Ashgrove play experience! The children took great pleasure in […]

Pretty In Pink & Rascals in Red

The children of Ashgrove Nursery School were able to ‘freestyle’ at our party on Valentine’s Day! Fortunately, whilst we had a lot of red pieces of […]

Feel part of our school family

Watch our latest Whiteboard animation. Join us for a bag pack at Tesco Northcott on Saturday 29th March – 10.00 am – 6.00 pm

Bathtime for baby Darcey

There were bubbles and powder in abundance when baby Darcey had her bathtime at Nursery School! Alex was a great big brother, giving his mummy a […]

Our school is our Castle!

There was much building, painting, stamping and sticking when the children decided that we needed a Castle in the Nursery! Our school is now awash with […]

Help us build a Minibeast Mansion

Over the next few weeks we’ll be getting to work on an exciting new project – a Minibeast Mansion for outdoors! You’ve probably heard the word […]

Small Groups

  Such excitement as the shaker tells the children that it is time for Small Groups! This is an opportunity for a focus on key knowledge […]

What will I wear today!

Our weather never stays the same in Northern Ireland……what to wear is always a dilemma! We found lots of ways to explore this theme and had great […]

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

Many thanks for all the charity donations and gifts to staff at Christmas. We so appreciate your kindness and generosity. See you in the New Year!

Winter Wonderland!

Even the rain couldn’t dampen the children’s spirits when the North Pole came to Newtownabbey! Possibly one of the best bits was watching the animals come […]

Dress to Impress!

Wow! What little stunners! On the last day of term, staff were bowled over by the children as they ‘Dressed to Impress’! We had fancy festive […]

Christmas Sing-Along!

There was great excitement throughout Carnmoney when the children got to show off their musical talents (and the teachers too!). Much jingling and jangling was required, […]

Last day of Term -December 2013

Don’t forget that children from all sessions come to Nursery School for 9:00 a.m. on Friday 20th December 2013. Dress to Impress! Winter Wonderland begins at […]

Movie Night at Ashgrove!

There were lots of onsies (and twosies) at Ashgrove for the Christmas Movie Night! The children were amazing and so enjoyed the whole experience. Such a […]

Deck the Halls!

There was great excitement when Mr Large delivered our Christmas tree to Nursery School. Much pushing and shoving was required to get it in through the […]

Long Distance Lorry drives into Nursery School!

What a surprise! As we looked out of the Quiet Room window, Christina’s grandad drew up in his lorry! We just had to go and investigate! […]

Chug, Chug, Chugging Along!

Well…..what a surprise! A digger, tractor and trailer in the Nursery School carpark! We so much enjoyed checking them out! Watch our slideshow to see what […]

Working at the Car Wash!!

Well . . . would you believe it! Mrs Compton’s car was really filthy dirty so the children got to work to clean it! Brave Mrs […]

Wednesday 11 December – Movie Night at Ashgrove!

On Wednesday 11th December 2013 from 6:00 – 7:15 p.m.we are having a Movie Night here in the Nursery. Children should come in their Pjs (or […]

Monday 25th November – Parents’ night at Ashgrove

Don’t forget our parents’ and friends’ night on Monday 25th November at 7.30 p.m. here in the Nursery School. This is a very informal meeting when […]

Friday 13th December – Banyan Theatre Christmas Visit

In a long tradition of visits to the Nursery, Banyan Theatre is coming with their Puppet Show on Friday 13th December 2013. Their performance this year […]

Family photograph reminder to all parents and friends!

Just a little reminder about our Family Photograph Night on Tuesday 12th November 2013 to be held here in the Nursery School. Parents will already have […]

Useful links for children’s language development

At Ashgrove Nursery one of our core objectives is language development. Can you remember the first words your little one said? What an occasion! Children are […]

It’s a Wonderful World!

On the 30th of October we had a special visit from the ‘World of Owls’. Mike came along with a range of different animals of all […]

From Dora the Explorer to Infinity and Beyond!

We became all kinds of interesting characters for Dress Up Day. So were kind of scary but others very sweet. Treats galore and much excitement, everyone […]

Application Process for Academic Year September 2018 – June 2019

Intake for the academic year 18/19 includes children whose birthday falls between 2 July 2014 and 1 July 2015 (inclusive). Admission criteria for the Year 18/19 […]

School trips and outings

We love getting out and about in Ashgrove Nursery. It starts with lots of outdoor play in our fully equipped playground. As the year progresses, we’ll […]