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New Lodge Nursery School, Belfast

About Us

New Lodge Nursery, situated in the heart of North Belfast, enjoys a tradition of service to its local community spanning four decades. Among its staff and parents body are a number of past pupils whose influence and achievements make a notable contribution to the present day life of the school. New Lodge Nursery is a controlled Nursery School and we welcome children and staff from all faith denominations and none. 

We cater for 3-4 year olds in their pre-school year and our children attend 5 days a week from 9.00am - 1.30pm. The Staffing ratio is three adults to twenty six children. We have an after schools club which operates after settling in has been completed at Halloween.

During the school year 2020-21 the intake of the school will be 52.

We understand that parents and other adults involved with a child at home are a child’s first teachers. When a child comes to school they bring with them an array of different experiences. Alongside parents we aim to build on these experiences by working together in partnership both at home and school.  New Lodge has twice been designated “outstanding” in all areas by the inspectorate from the Department of Education.  We have a strong focus on meeting the individual needs of the children in our care enabling them to make the most of their potential.  Our experienced staff are highly skilled in meeting the children's needs. They have a clear understanding of the pre-school curriculum and observe the children constantly in order to plan for their future learning. We have high expectations for our children and work hard to raise aspirations and ensure they experience success.