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Shaftesbury Nursery School, Belfast


In Shaftesbury Nursery School we aim to nurture a wide range of skills and dispositions through a variety of high quality learning experiences.  Our desire is to offer an excellent and happy nursery education in a welcoming, safe and enabling environment. 

Each individual child is important to us.  We want all children to meet their full potential and become independent and motivated learners as they grow. We seek to do this in close partnership with home.

The motto of our school is 'Little feet taking giant steps.' This reflects the fact that we believe young children are very competent learners and a high quality play-based, early years experience will enable each child to move forward with confidence.

On our site you will find lots of information about our school. Please browse through the tabs.

We are open from 8.15 - 3.30 each day. (Teaching time 8.45 - 1.15.)

If there is anything else that you would like to know and for more information

on applying for a place for your child please contact us:

23-25 Percy Street


Tel: 028 90 321903

Principal: Mrs S. Gillespie


Latest News

11th May 2022
We really enjoyed our visit from Allan. He brought lots of creatures for us to see,...
12th Apr 2022
We had a brilliant day on our school trip. We went on two double decker buses with...
11th Apr 2022
What a surprise we had. The Easter bunny hopped into SNS and joined us in the playground...

Upcoming Events...

Monday, 23rd May 2022
Drumming with Joe
Tuesday, 24th May 2022
Talk on Transition to Primary 1 (9.30)
Stay and Play 1.00 - 2.15 (Mrs Gillespie’s class )
Wednesday, 25th May 2022
Stay and Play 1.00 - 2.15 (Mrs Cunningham’s class)
Thursday, 26th May 2022
Plant and Play -outdoor session
Time Out for Parents - The Primary Years
Friday, 27th May 2022
Getting Ready to Learn (Education Works lending library)
Wednesday, 1st June 2022
School Development Day (Children not in Nursery)
Thursday, 2nd June 2022
Bank Holiday
Friday, 3rd June 2022
Bank Holiday