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.

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Thu, 25th February 2021
Peace at Last/My Family.
Fri, 26th February 2021
Hide and Sleep/Float or Sink
Mon, 1st March 2021
Spring/Spring Rhyme/ Spring Tree
Tue, 2nd March 2021
Floras Flowers/ Little Seed/ Shadow Matching
Wed, 3rd March 2021
Wellbeing Wednesday/ I'm like you, you're like me
Thu, 4th March 2021
The Big wide mouthed frog/ Plants/ What to do in spring
Fri, 5th March 2021
Spring Colouring/ Spring Song/ Longer or Shorter
Wed, 17th March 2021
St. Patrick's Day
Fri, 2nd April 2021
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Sat, 3rd April 2021
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St. Teresa's Nursery School, 24 Bearnagh Glen, Belfast BT11 8HR | 028 9061 6944

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