Welcome to Bangor Central Nursery School!

Bangor Central Nursery School

Welcome to our School! We are a busy, independent Nursery School in the heart of Bangor. 

There is lots of information about our school on the website - if you have any further questions, or would like to arrange to speak to the Principal, please contact the school office.  Unfortunately we can not faciliate visitors under DE COVID-19 guidance. 


Our School

We have three classes offering both full-time and part time classes with spaces for 78 children in their preschool year. 

Each Nursery Class has 26 spaces and is taught by a qualified and experienced teacher who has a specialism in working with the Early Years.  


Our Classes

The Full Day Class runs from 9am - 1.30pm (Hedgehog Class)

The Morning Class runs from 8.50am - 11.20am (Squirrel Class)

The Afternoon Class from 12.15pm - 2.45pm (Badger Class)


Our Setting

We have a wide range of learning spaces, both inside and outside -

  • two large, bright classrooms with quiet rooms,
  • a multi-purpose Garden Room with safety surface flooring,
  • an outdoor classroom,  
  • the side garden with sand house, boat, brick playhouse, mud kitchen
  • playground with Learning Houses, Climbing Frame, Wood Workshop and Potting Shed 
  • the mature Long Garden with willow tunnels, mud kitchen, vegetable patch and birch circle. 


Learning in Bangor Central Nursery 

We use iPads to help support and record our learning.  Photos and videos can be shared with children on displays in our quiet rooms using Apple TV and with parents through the Seesaw app.  We also use the iPads to research topics of interest with the children online, developing curiosity and understanding.  

Our learning is enhanced by visitors coming to the school, such as the Hullaballoo Theatre Company, The Ark Farm, Drumming and visitors with interesting jobs, as well as trips we make to Castle Park, the Library and our end of year trip.  

You can learn more about other initiatives our school is involved with on the specific pages. We are a Healthy Eating School, an Eco-School  and are training as a Forest School



Bangor Central Nursery is a Controlled Nursery School within the Education Authority - South Eastern Region (EA-SER), funded by the Department of Education (DE). 

In May 2019 a parental ballot voted overwhelming to seek to transform the school to Integrated Nursery School status.  The Board of Governors are working towards this transformation in the hope that it will be completed for September 2021.  



Latest News

Breath of fresh air for learning at Bangor Central Nursery School

14th September 2021

We are delighted to have been recognised as an official Forest School by the Northern Ireland Forest School Association (NIFSA).  The school won an award to train alongside NIFSA, running Forest...

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New School Year Begins

4th September 2021

Over the last two weeks we have welcomed new children and their families to our school.  The children have been so excited to come to school and its been lovely beginning to get to know them....

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Upcoming Events

Mon, 25th October 2021
School Closed - Halloween Half Term
Tue, 26th October 2021
School Closed - Halloween Half Term
Wed, 27th October 2021
School Closed - Halloween Half Term
Thu, 28th October 2021
School Closed - Halloween Half Term
Fri, 29th October 2021
School Closed - Halloween Half Term

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