St Teresa’s Nursery School is a Catholic Maintained Coeducational Nursery School.

We welcome children and staff from other faith denominations. During the school year 2019-20, the intake of the school will be 54. All pupils will be in their pre-primary year. Opened in 1994, St. Teresa’s Nursery School, affectionally known as ‘The Butterfly School’, is a purpose built nursery, traditionally catering for the needs of pre-school children in the parish of St. Teresa’s. Our aim is to provide high quality nursery education in a just and caring environment.

Parents and other adults are a child’s first teachers. When a child comes to school, they brings with them an array of different experiences. It is on these experiences, which we build. This can best be done by parents, adults and teachers working together in partnership both at home and school. St. Teresa's Nursery is part of West Belfast Area Learning Community and we are fostering links with both our feeder childcare settings and local primary schools.  St. Teresa's Nursery is also partnered with two schools.   Through the Shared Education project, we work with parents, staff and children in Shaftesbury Nursery in the Shankhill, sharing educational experiences and building relationships.  Further afield we have been partnered with a school in Denmark Bornehuset Labyrinten’ as part of an eTwinning project focused on ICT in Early Years.  All of these partnerships allow the children to experience a depth and quality to their learning experiences.

In St. Teresa's we have a strong focus on meeting the individual needs of the child.  We observe children's patterns of behaviour (schema's) and plan activities accordingly to maximise children's involvement in their play, enabling them to 'be the best that they can be'.  Staff are highly skilled in meeting children's language and communication needs. We have held 'Makaton Friendly' status since 2016, this was reissued in January 2018.  We are passionate about Outdoor Learning and are members of the Northern Ireland Forest Schools Association (NIFSA).  We have been awarded Eco School's Green Flag five times and have been awarded bronze, silver and gold awards from the Woodland Trust 'Green Tree" awards.  We have been a FairTrade Aware school since 2016 and support Trocaire, Action Cancer and McMillan Cancer as our chosen charities. We have recently been recognised by Rights Respecting Schools as Rights Committed - Bronze award.  

  1. In 2019/20 we will be focusing on Visible Learning and well-being for all.

Latest News

Tongue Twisters

14th January 2021

GRTL have collated some simple tongue twisters aimed at the pre-school child.  There are a number of simple and some more challenging tongue twisters over the two pages.  Why...

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Catholic Schools Week

13th January 2021

24th-31st January 2020.  The main focus of this week will be 'Thanking God for Grandparents'.  In preparation, we are asking all children to draw or paint a picture of their Grandparent or...

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Upcoming Events

Tue, 19th January 2021
Winter counting/ One rainy day/ Red squirrel
Wed, 20th January 2021
One Winters Day/ On a cold and frosty morning
Thu, 21st January 2021
One Snowy Night/ Winter Hunt list
Fri, 22nd January 2021
Say hello to the snowy animals/ Snowflake, snowflake
Mon, 15th February 2021
Mid Term Break
Tue, 16th February 2021
Mid Term Break
Wed, 17th February 2021
Ash Wednesday
Mid Term Break
Thu, 18th February 2021
Mid Term Break
Fri, 19th February 2021
Mid Term Break

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St. Teresa's Nursery School, 24 Bearnagh Glen, Belfast BT11 8HR | 028 9061 6944

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