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Racecourse Rd
Londonderry, BT48 7RE
United Kingdom

028 7126 6241

Events

Holidays

Jennifer Marshall

School is closed Friday 4th May, Monday 7th May and Monday 28th for bank holidays.

It is also closed on Friday 8th June as we will have our open day for next years children, we are also closed Monday 11th June to for Staff Training.

Yoga

Jennifer Marshall

We've added another 4 weeks to our Yoga programme as the kids are really enjoying the experience.

Happy Healthy Kids

Jennifer Marshall

As part of our Getting Ready to Learn programme we will look to improve children's fine and gross motor skills.  Over the next 9 weeks children will receive either a fine or gross motor skills pack/bag to keep over the weekend and practise a skill.  Bags should be returned on a Monday.

Please look after the packs/bags and their content.

Click here for more information

Yoga

Jennifer Marshall

The first of 6 yoga sessions for children starts on Wednesday 7th March.  

Our fully qualified yoga instructor, Mrs Sinead Burley, is also an experienced nursery school teacher.

Children should wear loose comfortable clothing, tracksuit bottoms or leggings are recommended.  Children will be asked to remove their socks and shoes - please ensure your child has velcro fastening shoes that are easily removed and put back on.

Yoga sessions will take place on Wednesdays - 7th, 14, 21st March and 11th, 18th and 25th April.

The information sent home to parents can be found by clicking here

Mothers' Day Treat

Jennifer Marshall

We've a special treat for mums, grannies, or a special lady in your child's life on Friday 9th March.  Please arrange to collect your child that day, we'd ask that you come 15 mins early to collect children - don't be late or you'll miss out!

BIG BEDTIME READ

Jennifer Marshall

Wednesday 31st January &  Thursday 1st February 2018

6.15 pm – 7.15 pm

A love of books is one of the greatest gifts you can give your child, this love of language and reading starts at home.  A child who enjoys being read to will eventually want to read for themselves and there is evidence that reading a bedtime story supports higher academic achievements.  A story at bedtime can also be a beautiful bonding experience for parent and child.

Our Big Bedtime Read event encourages a book at bedtime.  Join Belmont Nursery School as we settle down for the night.  Children can come to school in the evening in their pjyamas, bring their favourite cuddly toy, listen to stories and have supper with their friends. 

We’d be delighted if both Mum and Dad attend (pjyamas optional!); we’ll have our special Big Bedtime Story bags to take home at the end of the night and you can exchange these at school once you’ve enjoyed the stories. 

This will be a great opportunity to hear staff bring some of their favourite stories to life with puppets and props.

Siblings, who are age appropriate, are also welcome to attend if they are able to sit and listen to the stories with their nursery age brother/sister.

Please sign up for the evening that suits you best and let us know how many adults/children will be attending.

Settling In Questionnaire

Jennifer Marshall

Thanks to all the parents who took the time to complete our questionnaires.  We have had some time to read all the responses and have collated some of the comments.  We value your opinions/feedback and believe this is a time for you to share any concerns/issues, we're always looking to improve so we hope you will be happy with our responses and/or action we have taken as a result.  Click here to view comments/responses.  Please remember that if you have any concerns throughout the year we would encourage you to share these with us so that we can address them.  

End of Term

Jennifer Marshall

The afternoon class will finish on Wednesday 20th December for Christmas holidays at the normal time 2.45 pm

The morning class will finish on Thursday 21st December for Christmas holidays at 11.15 am

The full time class will finish on Thursday 21st December for Christmas holidays at 11.30 am

This allows staff the opportunity to prepare the school for the new term.

Christmas Shows

Jennifer Marshall

Christmas shows take place over Wednesday 6th and Thursday 7th December.

Morning Class

Tea/Coffee at 9.30 am 

Show at 9.45 am

All children home at 10.45 am

Full time Class

Tea/Coffee at 10.55 am

Show at 11.15 am

All children home at 1.00 pm

Afternoon Class

Tea/Coffee at 1.30 pm

Show at 1.45 pm

All children home at normal time.

Mrs Marshall awarded MBE

Jennifer Marshall

Mrs Marshall was in London on 14th November to meet the Queen!  She was awarded an MBE for her contribution to Education.  We're all very proud of her.

 

Open Day

Jennifer Marshall

Is your child born between 2 July 2014 and 1 July 2015? Then they are eligible to start nursery school in September 2018.  Application forms are available from all nursery schools but you must return the form along with your child's birth certificate to you first choice of school.

We're having an open day on

Wednesday 13th December 2017 3-6pm

You and your child are welcome to come along and look at our facilities and meet the teaching staff.  We're on hand with to help with any questions you may have about nursery and the application process.

Check out our latest Education and Training Inspectorate report https://www.etini.gov.uk/publications/pre-school-inspection-belmont-nursery-school-londonderry  The school was awarded outstanding in all areas assessed.

Forest School @ The Playtrail

Jennifer Marshall

Children will be attending Forest School twice each term.  Click here to find out which group your child is in - find the sheet for your child's class and check which group they are in, the dates below this group will be the dates your child will be attending Forest School during school hours.  We encourage parents to attend at least once with their child to enjoy this experience, sign up sheets will be on display in the hall area.  Additional information on the programme content is available by clicking here.  When attending Forest School children should wear a coat or fleece with a hat.  They can wear wellies if they wish.  We have waterproof suits that children will put on over their jackets to keep them dry.   

SCHOOL ClOSED

Jennifer Marshall

Following advice from the Department of Education Belmont Nursery School will be closed on Monday 16th October.  Please stay safe everyone.  

Parent Teacher Meetings

Jennifer Marshall

Parent teacher meetings will take place during class time.  Parents will have the opportunity to play with their child in class and their class teacher will take some time to discuss with parents how their child is settling into Belmont Nursery School.  Click here to view the letter sent home with further information.  Timetables are displayed in the hall area for parents to sign up.  Some hints/tips for attending stay and play or play in general with your child can be found here.  If you'd like an appointment outside of school hours please contact the office.