Laying the foundation for future education

Mrs. S. McMullan with pupils of Ballymena Nursery playing with clay. INBT43-203AC
Mrs. S. McMullan with pupils of Ballymena Nursery playing with clay. INBT43-203AC
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Pre-school education is essential for your child because it is the building block of your son or daughter’s elementary education, laying down a healthy foundation for their all-round development.

As one of the province’s longest established pre-school providers, Ballymena Nursery School pride themselves on offering the highest quality pre-school education available.

Having been opened on May 12, 1967, the North Eastern Education & Library Board financed premises at Trostan Avenue are fast approaching their 50 year anniversary!

Extremely well resourced, and staffed with experienced, fully qualified teachers and classroom assistants led by new principal Jacqueline Coulter, Ballymena Nursery School also works closely with parents to ensure that the children who attend find it an extension of a loving and caring home.

A rich and exciting curriculum that is play-based and specially tailored is provided which ensures that, very importantly, ‘learning is fun’.

Learning opportunities are provided which permit each child to develop his or her intellect, to communicate, to make choices, to develop a healthy body and lively mind, and to relate to others.

And, through a rich programme of play your child will develop across many areas such as language, the Arts, the world around us, physical movement and development, early maths, and also, personal, social and emotional development.

The excellent and varied activities which are offered to the children indoors are further enhanced by those both in the hall and outdoors at the Trostan Avenue premises which have recently been extended.

A spokesperson for the school states: “Nursery School is the first step in a child’s education.

“Good experiences in the early years provides a foundation to be built upon throughout the education system.

“It is this foundation which we aim to lay.”

Ballymena Nursery offers part-time places morning (9-11.30am) or afternoon (12.30-3pm).

Parents wishing to secure a place should complete an application which is available from the office or can be downloaded at