27/04/2021

Pre-School Admissions Update 2021/22

29/12/2020

Are you new to us? 10 captions to inspire you. Have A Peep Through the Window…….

29/12/2020

Children’s Memories

29/12/2020

What Ashgrove Nursery School is all about!

29/10/2020

EA Admissions Video ~ Information for September 2021 Intake

18/10/2020

Christmas Break

12/09/2020

CV-19 Response Flowchart

23/08/2020

New School Year ’20/’21

22/04/2020

Allocation of Places 20/21

10/01/2020

Sharing from the Start 2019/’20

19/07/2019

Gold Award – Families First – Inspirational Team!

19/07/2019

Fresh Little Minds Update

Our Fresh Little Minds Initiative has just been completed at Nursery School with all the […]
24/06/2019

Mad Hatters Tea Party

30/04/2019

Summer Holiday!

03/02/2019

Easter Holidays

25/04/2018

Best Nursery School Winners for Second Year Running!

07/03/2018

New arrivals!

Three little chicks were born today…..such excitement! We hope they enjoy their temporary new surroundings […]
19/02/2018

Carrickfergus Castle Visit

All classes are due to visit Carrickfergus Castle to bring our Long Long Ago theme […]
08/02/2018

Ooh La La Pancake Day

On Friday 9th February there will be lots of weighing, mixing, flipping and tasting and hopefully […]
04/02/2018

Half Term Break

Nursery School will be closed from Monday 12th February (Staff Training) until Friday 16th February […]
04/02/2018

Movie Night

OUr Disney Movie Night takes place on Wednesday 7th February 2018 from 6:00 p.m.- 7:30 […]
17/01/2018

Business as Usual

Nursery School will be open again on Thursday 18th January 2018 at the usual times. […]
16/01/2018

School closure due to adverse weather conditions

The Nursery School will be closed on Wednesday 17th January 2018 for all sessions. This […]
08/01/2018

Final chance to visit!

Monday 8th January 2018 is the final opportunity to come along and visit the Nursery […]
13/12/2017

Polar Express Day

Our Polar Express Day takes place on Friday 15th December 2017. Christmas jumpers and/or bobble […]
29/11/2017

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 […]
19/11/2017

Nursery Nativity

For those of you who like/need to plan ahead, our Nursery Nativity Play will take […]
09/11/2017

Nursery School Visiting Opportunities for Intake 2020/’21

An Open Evening for parents of those children wishing to apply for a place for […]
26/10/2017

Half Term Break

Nursery School will be closed from Monday 30th October – Monday 6th November 2017 (inclusive […]
26/10/2017

Dress Up Day

Our Hallowe’en Dress Up Day takes place on Friday 27th October 2017. Children should come […]
15/10/2017

School Closure 17/10/17 – Latest News

Tuesday 17th October 2017 Nursery will be closed tomorrow Tuesday 17th October 2017 following the […]
28/06/2017

Home Visits ~ August 2017

Home Visits for the children starting in academic year 2017/18 will be held on Tuesday 29th […]
23/05/2017

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 […]
22/05/2017

Stage 2 Offer of Places

Letters offering places to children at Stage 2 of Open Enrolment will be posted first […]
02/05/2017

Outstanding ETI Inspection!

We are delighted with the results of our recent ETI inspection of the Nursery. Our […]
24/04/2017

May Holiday and Staff Training

We will be closed on Monday 29th May for May Holiday and on Tuesday 30th May for […]
24/04/2017

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 […]
28/03/2017

Vacancy ~ DE representative on Board of Governors

We currently have a vacancy for a DE representative on our Board of Governors. If […]
17/03/2017

Easter Break

Reminder of Easter Break: Nursery School will be closed on Monday 10th April 2017 for Staff Training […]
20/02/2017

Reminder ~ Closed for Election Day

Just to remind everyone that Nursery School is closed for Election Day ~ 2nd March […]
13/02/2017

Reminder ~ Half Term

Just to remind everyone that Nursery School is closed for Half Term Break from Tuesday 14th to Friday […]
09/01/2017

Intake for Academic Year 17/18

Just a reminder that all appliactions for the Academic Year 17/18 need to be returned […]
17/12/2016

Santa Visits Nursery School!

Not even the wind and the rain could dampen the children’s spirits when Santa came […]
14/12/2016

Christmas Break

Just to remind everyone that Nursery School is closed for Christmas Holidays from Friday 22nd December […]
20/10/2016

World of Owls Visit

There was much flapping when Mike came along to Nursery School with all of his […]
14/10/2016

Half Term Break and Staff Training

Don’t forget – Nursery School will be closed for Half Term Break on Monday 31st October […]
28/09/2016

Reminder ~ Staff Training

Just to remind everyone that Nursery School is closed for Staff Training on Friday 30th […]
28/09/2016

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 […]
29/08/2016

New Term Begins!

Welcome to all our new children starting with us in September 2016. We hope that […]
30/06/2016

Our Thanks!

Many thanks for the lovely gifts we received on the last day of term. Staff […]
26/05/2016

Staff Training and Half Term Break

Don’t forget – Nursery School closed for Staff Training on Friday 27th May 2016 and […]
19/05/2016

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, […]
18/05/2016

Sports Day ~ 25th May 2016

Reminder of our Sports Day on Wednesday 25th May from 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. […]
11/05/2016

Class photographs!

Dougie, the Photographer, is coming on Friday 13th May (Yikes!) to take photographs of each […]
29/04/2016

Mad Hatters Tea Party!

Thanks to all who helped and/ or attended our Mad Hatters Tea Party and Fair. […]
13/04/2016

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 […]
21/03/2016

Easter Break

Reminder of Easter Break: Nursery School closed from Tuesday 22nd March and re-opens at usual […]
11/02/2016

Reminder ~ Half Term Break

Just to remind everyone that Nursery School is closed for Staff Training on Friday 12th […]
11/01/2016

Applications for academic year 16/17

We still have Afternoon Session places for children who will be in their Pre-School Year […]
05/01/2016

We hope you like our new look! 

Over the Christmas break, a number of our trees had to come down at the […]
08/10/2015

Streamvale Roadshow Visits Ashgrove Nursery!

There was great excitement when the Roadshow came to visit our school. The rooster just […]
28/09/2015

Macmillan Cancer Get Together

Many thanks to all those parents and friends who supported our Get Together on Friday […]
10/09/2015

Full Time Class School Meals

Home Time for Full Time Children w/c 5th October will be 1:30 p.m. Dinner routine […]
26/08/2015

New School Term Begins…….

The first term of the academic year 2015/16 begins on Tuesday 1st September 2015. Make […]
18/06/2015

Super Sports at Nursery School!

Well, the weather held, and we didn’t get blown away……. The air was filled with […]
11/06/2015

Zumba Maddness!

Wiggle to the left…..wiggle to the right…..in fact, wiggle whatever way you like! We were […]
11/06/2015

Down on the Farm……..

We had a ball at our visit to Streamvale Farm. There were animals everywhere!! Chicks, […]
29/05/2015

It’s a Bug’s Life!

So……..Mrs Parkinson loves her bugs and she has to share this delight with the children. […]
10/05/2015

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 […]
27/04/2015

Welcome to school Mrs Kyle

Last week our new Secretary Mrs Kyle joined our school. We were delighted to see […]
14/04/2015

Jo Jingles

Jo Jingles After School Sessions: Thursday 23rd April Thursday 30th April Thursday 14th May 3:15 p.m. […]
29/03/2015

Offers of Places for Academic Year 2015/16

Letters offering places for September 2015 were sent out by first class post on Friday 17th […]
19/03/2015

Keeping Safe!

A great opportunity for encouraging our children to keep safe, took place at Nursery this […]
13/02/2015

A Hullaballoo at Ashgrove Nursery School!

What a Hullaballoo when ‘Mr Hullaballoo’ brought his unique style of storytelling to our Nursery […]
13/02/2015

Magic in the air………!

The air was full of magic when Trevor Price the Magician came to Nursery School […]
29/01/2015

Some Children Are Worth Melting For…….

At last there was enough snow to build a Snowman! Hurray!!! In fact, we went […]
16/01/2015

Do you want to build a Snowman…….?

Well….the snow arrived at last! We just couldn’t wait to get out into it! The […]
11/01/2015

Stay and Play Days

Our ‘Stay and Play’ Days took place this term. This was an opportunity parents or […]
11/01/2015

Applications for Academic Year 2015/16

Due to increased demand, an additional Open Afternoon for parents of those children who are […]
14/12/2014

Yummy Christmas Pudding!

We had such fun baking our Christmas Puddings this week in Nursery School with Bethany’s […]
09/12/2014

Christmas Sing-a-Long!

Our annual ‘Christmas Sing-a-Long’ took place in Carnmoney Presbyterian Church on Tuesday 16th December at […]
09/12/2014

Santa pays a visit…….

There was much excitement today when Santa paid a visit to Nursery School to keep […]
20/11/2014

Sponsored Nursery Rhyme Time!

There was such fun and excitement at Nursery School when all the children took part […]
28/10/2014

Dress Up Day!

Not even the wet weather could dampen the children’s enthusiasm for the Fancy Dress Day at […]
24/10/2014

Ashgrove Bake Off!

Flour, butter, eggs and apples were all on the go when Bethany’s mum came to […]
24/10/2014

Ghosties on the Go!

Well……Hallowe’en always brings lots of hard questions in Nursery School and there had been lots […]
09/10/2014

Twit…Twooo! Owls at Ashgrove!

What excitement as the Nursery was filled with the swooping of wings and the blinking […]
09/10/2014

Parenting NI Consultation

Thanks to all those parents who came along to the recent consultation by Parenting NI with […]
08/10/2014

Water Feature ready for Action!

At last our new Water System has arrived! The children are loving it already…..with lots […]
24/09/2014

News Bulletin Out Now!

The News Bulletin for October 2014 has now been published. Extra paper copies are available […]
24/09/2014

Charity Coffee Time at Ashgrove Nursery School!

REMINDER ~ Come along and help us to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer! We are […]
22/09/2014

Settling In Time!

Well….so far….so good! The children are all doing just great and are really appearing to […]
29/06/2014

So overwhelmed!

The Nursery Staff wish to convey their heartfelt appreciation for all the gifts, hugs, kisses […]
27/06/2014

From Pirates to Princesses……

It was an emotional last day for everyone at Ashgrove Nursery School. The day began […]
26/06/2014

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 […]
22/06/2014

Cuddly Toys’ Perfect Picnic Party!

The Cuddly Toys belonging to the children of Ashgrove Nursery had a great day out […]
12/06/2014

New births at Ashgrove!

There was great excitement when the children came into Nursery today! Our butterflies had finally […]
11/06/2014

Farmyard Fun!

What a day! The sun shone as 2 buses and 78 excited children headed off […]
28/05/2014

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 […]
07/05/2014

Novelty Sports Day!

Our Annual Novelty Sports Day takes place on Wednesday 28th May 2014, weather permitting! This […]
06/05/2014

Let’s Get Cracking

Eggs, eggs everywhere. We explored the properties of eggs, rolled, painted and cooked. We even […]
17/04/2014

Hippity, Hoppity, Bunny Day

Right from the beginning of the day, there were bunny rabbits everywhere at Nursery School! […]
17/04/2014

VIP Movie Day!

All our VIP children were warmly welcomed by The Movie House, Glengormley on the last […]
14/04/2014

An ‘Egg’citing Day!

There were eggs in abundance for Easter at Ashgrove! We dyed them, we boiled them, […]
14/04/2014

The Mystery of the Jelly Beans!

And so it was……the jelly beans had grown into lollipops! What a surprise….and a delight, […]
31/03/2014

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. […]
27/03/2014

Emergency 999!

The children of Ashgrove Nursery had a real sense of excitement when a HUGE Fire […]
21/03/2014

Heavenly Hair Salon!

There were no appointments left at the Heavenly Hair Salon at Ashgrove on Wednesday! Finn’s […]
17/03/2014

The Pebble Family Moves In!

Ashgrove Nursery School is involved in a Cross Community Project which enables a local Artist […]
10/03/2014

Minibeast Mansion is now open for business!

Minibeasts all over Newtownabbey are talking about the new accommodation available for all sorts of […]
05/03/2014

Pancake Party with a twist!

The Creperie at Ashgrove led to much weighing, mixing, flipping and tasting. Mrs Parkinson was […]
14/02/2014

Stay and Play Days at Ashgrove Nursery School

We have been really delighted that so many of our families have come to share […]
14/02/2014

Pretty In Pink & Rascals in Red

The children of Ashgrove Nursery School were able to ‘freestyle’ at our party on Valentine’s […]
11/02/2014

Feel part of our school family

Watch our latest Whiteboard animation. Join us for a bag pack at Tesco Northcott on […]
11/02/2014

Bathtime for baby Darcey

There were bubbles and powder in abundance when baby Darcey had her bathtime at Nursery […]
03/02/2014

Our school is our Castle!

There was much building, painting, stamping and sticking when the children decided that we needed […]
25/01/2014

Help us build a Minibeast Mansion

Over the next few weeks we’ll be getting to work on an exciting new project […]
22/01/2014

Small Groups

  Such excitement as the shaker tells the children that it is time for Small […]
22/01/2014

What will I wear today!

Our weather never stays the same in Northern Ireland……what to wear is always a dilemma! […]
30/12/2013

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

Many thanks for all the charity donations and gifts to staff at Christmas. We so […]
21/12/2013

Winter Wonderland!

Even the rain couldn’t dampen the children’s spirits when the North Pole came to Newtownabbey! […]
21/12/2013

Dress to Impress!

Wow! What little stunners! On the last day of term, staff were bowled over by […]
17/12/2013

Christmas Sing-Along!

There was great excitement throughout Carnmoney when the children got to show off their musical […]
17/12/2013

Last day of Term -December 2013

Don’t forget that children from all sessions come to Nursery School for 9:00 a.m. on […]
11/12/2013

Movie Night at Ashgrove!

There were lots of onsies (and twosies) at Ashgrove for the Christmas Movie Night! The […]
03/12/2013

Deck the Halls!

There was great excitement when Mr Large delivered our Christmas tree to Nursery School. Much […]
03/12/2013

Long Distance Lorry drives into Nursery School!

What a surprise! As we looked out of the Quiet Room window, Christina’s grandad drew […]
27/11/2013

Chug, Chug, Chugging Along!

Well…..what a surprise! A digger, tractor and trailer in the Nursery School carpark! We so […]
27/11/2013

Working at the Car Wash!!

Well . . . would you believe it! Mrs Compton’s car was really filthy dirty […]
26/11/2013

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 […]
19/11/2013

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 […]
19/11/2013

Friday 13th December – Banyan Theatre Christmas Visit

In a long tradition of visits to the Nursery, Banyan Theatre is coming with their […]
06/11/2013

Family photograph reminder to all parents and friends!

Just a little reminder about our Family Photograph Night on Tuesday 12th November 2013 to […]
06/11/2013

Useful links for children’s language development

At Ashgrove Nursery one of our core objectives is language development. Can you remember the […]
06/11/2013

It’s a Wonderful World!

On the 30th of October we had a special visit from the ‘World of Owls’. […]
06/11/2013

From Dora the Explorer to Infinity and Beyond!

We became all kinds of interesting characters for Dress Up Day. So were kind of […]
05/10/2013

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 […]
18/09/2013

School trips and outings

We love getting out and about in Ashgrove Nursery. It starts with lots of outdoor […]
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