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.


Please see calendar for diary dates and upcoming events!

On our site you will find lots of information about our school. Please feel free to have a look.

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

email: shaftesburyoffice@btconnect.com

Tel: 028 90 321903

Principal: Mrs S. Gillespie



Latest News

Help with the digging! Ready for new planting and growing.

22nd June 2019

BIG thank you to our volunteer team. They spent all Saturday helping to revive our outdoor environment. After a well deserved breakfast, the team got to work. The planting beds had become overgrown...

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IFA Fun Day

11th June 2019

We had coaches from Irish Football Association (IFA) in our community centre today to work on early physical skills.  Our friends from St Teresa's Nursery joined in on our fun.  We played...

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Upcoming Events

Mon, 7th October 2019
Breakfast Club starts (8.30am-8.50am)
Tue, 8th October 2019
'Tea/Coffee and donuts' morning for parents and carers. (9.15am-10:30am)
Wed, 9th October 2019
Debutots visit.
Thu, 10th October 2019
After School provision starts. (1.30pm-2.30pm)
Tue, 15th October 2019
Parent/Teacher Settling In Interviews. (Community Police Visit 9.30am)
Wed, 16th October 2019
Parent/Teacher Settling In Interviews.
Tue, 22nd October 2019
Mr Hullabaloo visit. (and Dads' morning. 9.15am-10.30am)
Wed, 23rd October 2019
School Photographs
Thu, 24th October 2019
Harvest Songs at Community Centre (10:45am)
Fri, 25th October 2019
School closes at 12 today.

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