About Knockbreda Nursery School

Knockbreda Nursery School is a happy and busy school setting, ‘where play is the work of children’ in a nurturing and caring learning environment.

Knockbreda Nursery is a controlled school, situated on the same campus as Knockbreda Primary School.  Knockbreda Nursery operates a full-time pattern of attendance with 52 children attending in two classes of 26. Each class is staffed with a Teacher and a Nursery Assistant; the school operates as an open plan setting, with staff working as one team and all pupils learning together.

The school is a modern, bright building and boasts a comprehensive range of resources and equipment. There are also two outside play areas, each covered in a 'soft surface' material for safety.  Outdoor play incorporates a number of learning pods to stimulate creative play and learning outside.  The school grounds also include a woodland, Forest School area which helps the children to appreciate and enjoy the outdoor environment, with many opportunities for planting and growing. The children take part in weekly Forest School sessions, making full use of this woodland area.

In recognition of our commitment to environmental work, Knockbreda Nursery School is proud to have achieved the Green Flag award and in reflection of our Forest School curriculum, the school also holds Northern Ireland Forest School accreditation. Knockbreda Nursery School is a Rights Respecting School and has achieved Unicef’s Bronze Award.

If you are reading this with a view to bringing your child to our school, you are welcome to come and visit us. If you are the parent of a child already in school, we hope that you find this website a useful source of up to date information.

Dr Mitchell-Barrett