Welcome to Donacloney Primary School Nursery Class Page
Here you will find some useful information about what goes on in our Nursery.
NURSERY TEACHER: Mrs K Castles
NURSERY ASSISTANT: Mrs L Keery
NURSERY TIMES: 9.00am – 1.15/1.30pm
As you can see, playing and learning at Donacloney Nursery is so much fun!
First Days at Nursery 2020/21
The boys and girls have been enjoying their first day at Nursery. There was lots of fun playing, building and painting. Everyone has been learning how to wash their hands well too.
Arrival and pick-up arrangements for 2020/21.
Due to Covid, parents will not be able to enter the Nursery building. You can access the Nursery by walking up the side of the Nursery Unit through the large gates.
Mrs Castles or Mrs Keery will meet each child at the door as they enter from the outdoor area.
At home time parents should wait outside the Nursery gate. A member of staff will bring the children outside to be picked up.
If you are starting Donacloney Nursery this is where you will find out all about it.
If your child is starting Nursery this year please take time to share this section of our Nursery class page with your child. It will help them become familiar with the staff, areas of play and activities on offer.
The Nursery teacher is Mrs Castles and the Nursery Assistant is Mrs Keery.
We have lots of special events throughout the year
Everyone has fun when Jo Jingles visits.
We learn new songs, play instruments and move to the music.
Dressing Up Day
Everyone comes to Nursery in a costume and we make chocolate apples as a treat.
Our Creative Christmas Workshop.
Mums and Dads enjoy it as much as the boys and girls.
Our Nursery Nativity
At our Nursery Nativity everyone dresses up, plays their part and puts on a great performance for family and friends.
Learning takes place outdoors in all weathers and is so much fun in the snow!
World Book Day
World Book Day is an opportunity to foster an interest in and enjoyment of books.
Time for Gardening
We are always busy planting seeds, bulbs and plants.
Daffodil bulbs which are planted in the Autumn time come into bloom in the Spring.
Our Stay and Play Days
Mums and Dads have the chance to stay and play. It is fun for the children and their parents.
Happy Healthy Kids
Children at Donacloney Nursery have lots of opportunity for physical, energetic play.
People Who Help Us
We learn about 'People Who Help Us' and some Mums and Dads come to Nursery to talk about their jobs.
Having fun with food
We enjoy cooking, baking and trying new foods. We like to promote healthy eating but there are also opportunities for a tasty treat.
Sometimes we make a big pot of porridge for snack. Not too hot...not too cold... but just right. Just the way Goldilocks likes it!
We always make pancakes on Pancake Day
Valentine's Day is an opportunity to be creative.
We find fun ways to use spaghetti.
The Oxford Island Outreach Programme
We learn about Minibeasts.
Big Bedtime Read
Mums, Dads and Grandparents are invited to our special Pyjama Day Story time. It is always lovely to see everyone snuggling up for another story before home time.
Debbie Doolittle's Wildlife
At Nursery we learn about animals which live in the wild. Debbie brings some of her animals which she rescues and looks after.
The Belfast Health and Social Care Trust website has a short animated video for children to help them understand the coronavirus.