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 four 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.

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

Latest News


28th September 2020

Due to several children and staff having high temperatures, a decision, following advice from PHA, EA and Chair of our Board of Governors,was made to close the school early. Mrs Evans class and...

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St. Teresa of Avila Feast Day

24th September 2020

Video of each bubble taking part in our St. Teresa of Avila Feast Day celebrations will be available on 15th October....

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Upcoming Events

Tue, 29th September 2020
Sonal Sports
Tue, 6th October 2020
Sonal Sports
Tue, 13th October 2020
Sonal Sports
Thu, 15th October 2020
St. Teresa of Avila Feast Day
Fri, 16th October 2020
Sponsored Leaf Lift
Tue, 20th October 2020
Sonal Sports
Fri, 23rd October 2020
Halloween Party
Mon, 26th October 2020
Halloween Holiday
Tue, 27th October 2020
Halloween Holiday
Wed, 28th October 2020
Halloween Holiday

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

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