‘Stay and Read’ at Kids@BT9

Last week, our pre-school class took part in a ‘Stay and Read’ afternoon as part of the Big Bedtime Read in which parents stayed after pre-school for an hour and were involved in a support session along with the staff. This is a part of the Getting Ready to Learn program and focuses on supporting parents […]

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First Steps visit to The W5

The month of January in First Steps Junior Academy is all about ‘My senses’. To further the children’s learning about their five senses we brought them to W5 in Banbridge where they had the opportunity to explore, interact, observe, hear and got to engage themselves with a variety of play experiences. Aside from the massive […]

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No January Blues in Greendale

The children have been having a fantastic time learning about ‘People who help us’ this month. Nursery School visited Glengormley fire station to see the fire fighters and fire engines. They had such a great time seeing all of the special equipment and learning how fire fighters help us. The Police and ambulance service even […]

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It’s all about Space at Holly House

3…..2……1……BLAST OFF for Babies!! We’ve been tin foil exploring, ‘moon’ foam messing and just a little bit of ishy squishy finger painting this week for our wee babies. Babies have been creating a whole lot of arty ideas for their SPACE notice board this week. It has simply been a BLAST!!

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‘People who help us’ at Little Gems

This month’s topic at Little Gems is all about “People who help us”. This is a wide ranging topic with plenty of opportunity to learn important lessons and make connections between people and places. Here at Little Gems we have been very busy role playing as Doctors, designing and making a 3-D life sized fire […]

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The Nativity at Kids@BT9

Before the kids at Kids@BT9 went on their Christmas break, they put on a spectacular show for their parents of the Nativity story. They got to dress up, act and sing through the Christmas story, playing characters such as Mary and Joseph, the 3 Wise Men, the Shepard’s and even the sheep! What a fun way […]

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December in Greendale

We have been getting into the Christmas spirit this month. The children in Blue blossoms enjoyed a trip on the W5 steam train to visit Santa. The little elf read them a story and they had fun in the winter wonderland. Wobbler room created their own little elf on the shelf and their parents had […]

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'Equality' hand prints by Babies

‘Creative Creations’ by Holly House Nursery

As the Nursery is getting a little refresh, we decided that there was no better way to help reflect this than getting a little personal touch from all the kids! Each room were asked to come up with an idea to create a picture with the children to represent the nursery… and here is what […]

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The Fairy Garden at Clearly Kids

The pre-school children at Clearly Kids were delighted to be the first to experiment with our new fairy garden! The children’s imagination and conversation around the smaller than life objects were incredible. The garden will soon be finished and will officially leave the office for all the children to use! We talked about who would […]

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Little Gems Pre-School Honour

Our Little Gems Day Nursery Pre-School class received a certificate from the Education Board in recognition of attaining the highest level for overall effectiveness! Peter Weir, The Education Minister, hosted a reception for schools, pre-schools and youth organisations from across Northern Ireland in recognition of this high achievement.  The Minister said that each school, pre-school […]

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