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.


On our site you will find lots of information about our school. Please browse through the tabs.

We are open from 8.15 - 3.30 each day. (Teaching time 8.45 - 1.15.)

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: sgillespie467@c2ken.net

Tel: 028 90 321903

Principal: Mrs S. Gillespie



Latest News

Staff challenge - 50 Miles in March.

29th March 2021

The staff of Shaftesbury Nursery School are each walking or running 50 miles (maybe more!) during the month of March. We know that this will be good for our own health and wellbeing. The main...

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Charity fundraising - Fairytale Day

26th March 2021

We enjoyed having a Fairytale character dress up day. We had a banquet and dancing. Our adults were very kind. They donated generously to the SNS challenge to raise funds for Motor Neurone Disease....

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Upcoming Events

Thu, 6th May 2021
Plant & Play session
Thu, 13th May 2021
Plant & Play session
Thu, 20th May 2021
Plant & Play session
Wed, 26th May 2021
School Development Day (Children at home)
Thu, 27th May 2021
May Holiday
Fri, 28th May 2021
May Holiday
Mon, 31st May 2021
May bank Holiday
Thu, 3rd June 2021
Plant & Play session

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