Afternoon tea at BT9

Mothers Day Afternoon Tea at Kids@BT9

On Friday the children at Kids@BT9 treated their hard working Mums and Grannies to afternoon tea! When they arrived in the afternoon they were greeted by a nice warm cup of tea or coffee and a selection of treats. Everyone enjoyed taking a few minutes to relax and chat! In preschool we invited the Mums and […]

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Happy Mothers Day!

Mothers Day is upon us, which gives us all the opportunity to celebrate just how lucky we are to have our mums! On Friday, the children of Clearly Kids and Greendale enjoyed some quality time with their mums and grannies! They painted and designed beautiful plant pots as keepsakes and inside they planted sunflowers which they will watch grow together. The […]

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Busy Times for Greendale

It has been very busy this month in Greendale getting ready for our big Mother’s day event.  Our Cherry Blossom, Blue blossom and Nursery School rooms are hosting a morning tea party for all our mummy’s to show them how much we love them and the children have also been preparing lovely treats to take home […]

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Park Life!

The pre-school boys and girls took a little ‘Spring’ walk last week in preparations for their new Topics – Spring & Comparisons in growing things. They went to Tannaghmore Garden’s to visit the animals and Lurgan Park to feed the ducks.   They talked about the stages of the life cycle, all about the new […]

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Looking cool on World Book Day

After Schools at First Steps

After Schools have been very busy with their big move from Edenderry Methodist church hall to our main building on the Gilford Road in Portadown. Everyone has settled really well and are enjoying their new surroundings. After Schools love getting outside to run off all of that excess energy. Their new X-Box 360 with Kinect […]

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Transporting about for Wobblers

What a month for Holly House

What a Month… Holly House Nursery has been super busy this month exploring many topics such as ‘People who help us’, Transport, Valentines and Pancake Day! The children really enjoyed the topics this month as they got to explore the world around them, looking at different types of transport, learning all about people who can help […]

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‘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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Say Cheese Samuel.

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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