General information 

  • Settling in – this will happen over a 2-3 day period depending on the child.

Due to circumstances at present please follow guidelines outlined in our COVID 19 operational guidance.

  • The room routines vary according to age and you can find out more details if you visit the individual rooms’ page. Appropriate rest and meal times as well as planned activities to support the Early Years Curriculum. Also, very importantly, there is outdoor play and free play to allow your child to explore and play, making decisions for themselves.
  • Out of school programme gives the opportunity for children to do their homework with support/supervision from a member of staff if required.


  • St Patricks Day
  • Good Friday, Easter Monday and Tuesday
  • Early May Bank Holiday
  • Spring Bank Holiday
  • Twelfth and Thirteenth July
  • Summer Bank Holiday
  • Halloween
  • Christmas break

  • The Tax-free Childcare scheme, introduced in 2018, offers working families 20% support towards childcare costs up to certain limits. Please visit for more information. We accept tax free childcare as a method of payment for our nursery service.
  • We also accept Employers for Childcare vouchers
  • Methods of payment – Standing Order, cash or card payments.

  • Annually by the Early Years team. All our rooms consistently receive excellent reports from our inspections.
  • All our staff are Access NI checked and vetted by the Early Years Team before commencing employment.
  • We pride ourselves on the continual professional development of our staff.

Staff training/Qualifications to date

BSC Accounts & Economics

CCLD Level 5 – 4 in total

NVQ 2 & NVQ 3

Certificate in Management – 3 staff

Community leadership – 4 staff

Designated Officer – 3 staff

Covid-19 Infection, prevention and control – All

Child Protection – All

Health & Safety – All

1st Aid – All

Food Hygiene – 5 staff

Managing children’s behaviour – All

Special needs – 4 staff

Fire safety – All

GDPR – All

Cluster training – 2 staff

Music and the 7 areas of learning – 1

Autism – All

Curriculum training – 2 staff

Media Initiative – 1 staff

Transition training – 2 staff

Hearing impaired – 1 staff

Wellcomm training – All

Risk Assessment – All

ACE training – 2staff

Changing time is chatting time – All

Signs of safety – 2 staff

COVID-19 Infection Prevention and Control for Childcare – All

  • We have five-star rating from the Environmental Health Agency. Meals are bought in from Moon & Spoon and heated by staff who hold the relevant food safety qualification. Snacks are prepared by staff.
  • The children with allergies are identified in the food preparation and serving areas so all staff have a visual alert of any requirements. All our staff are trained in First Aid which includes the use of Epi-Pens.

  • North Belfast News – BEST OF THE NORTH 2019 – WINNER BEST CRECHE
  • Families First Awards – BEST DAYCARE INNER CITY – WINNER 2019

To enable us to maintain our commitment to high quality childcare and education, we require all parents to abide by these terms and conditions.

  • All fees are charged monthly in advance. Fees are payable during periods of absence from the nursery, including sickness and holidays. Fees are not due when we are closed.
  • The nursery is open from 8.30 am to 5pm. Part time sessions are from 9am to 1pm or 1pm to 5pm. Parents must adhere to session times and respect staff’s working hours.
  • On acceptance of a place, a deposit of £50 is required. Four weeks’ notice is required if you wish to withdraw your child from the nursery. Your deposit will then be refunded when your child leaves provided your account has been settled. Fees are payable during the notice period.
  • If you wish to alter the number of days attending, please discuss with Karen – Early Yrs. Manager.
  • Should your child become ill during nursery hours, a manager will contact you. If your child is suffering from an illness that may cause cross infection, discomfort or distress, then you will be requested to collect your child. We ask you to keep your child off during their illness, allowing at least 48 hours from the last occasion with sickness and diarrhoea.
  • Designated adults who have been introduced to our carers may only collect children. In the event of an emergency please ring reception.
  • Outings: Parents will asked to sign a permission form allowing their child to go out into the local area. Outings other than the locality of the nursery will be notified by letter and permission requested in advance.