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Welcome to CTK Nursery Unit



Teacher - Mrs Cunningham
Teacher - Mrs Cunningham

Welcome to Christ the King Nursery Unit. We are a single unit attached to Christ the King Primary School. Our Nursery opened in September 2000 and serves the needs of the Pre-school children in the Cappagh Parish Area and surrounding district, offering 26 full time places for children aged between 3 years and 4 years.

There are 2 full time members of staff in the Nursery.

Nursery teacher - Mrs Cunningham

Nursery assistant - Nadine Casey


Mission Statement

The staff of Christ the King Nursery Unit believe that the first years at school are the most important years of a child’s school life, in fostering positive attitudes and dispositions for learning.

We are committed to providing a secure and stimulating learning environment where each child is given an equal opportunity to flourish and develop his/ her full potential in a happy and caring atmosphere.

We consider parents as equal partners in the learning process of their child, and to this end we seek to ensure that there is harmony in our understanding and practice.

Our aims:
In Christ the King Nursery, we aim to provide a broad range of learning experiences in a stimulating, challenging environment, which will:

  • Enhance your child’s personal, social and emotional development.
  • Help children to develop the skills, knowledge, attitudes and values needed for learning.
  • Encourage a sense of wonder and curiosity.
  • Promote children’s physical development and sense of well- being.
  • Offer opportunities to develop and flourish.
  • Provide opportunities for children to represent their learning through song, story, rhyme and art.
  • Support all children as they become confident, independent learners.

The Pre-School Curriculum

The Pre- School curriculum consists of 6 developmental areas:

  • Personal, social and emotional development.
  • Language development.
  • Physical development and movement.
  • The Arts.
  • Early mathematical experiences.
  • The World Around Us.

All learning and development will take place through play, exploration and other experiences such as stories, discussions, music and rhymes. The following are some examples of the types of play your child will engage in:

  • Water
  • Sand
  • Dough/ Malleable materials
  • Paint
  • Junk Art
  • ‘Writing’ & drawing.
  • Craft.
  • Cutting & sticking.
  • Imaginative role play.
  • Construction play.
  • Small world play.
  • Jigsaws, puzzles and games.
  • Indoor & outdoor physical play.
  • ICT
  • Language based activities.

We aim to develop the following skills and attitudes also through play:

  • Self esteem
  • Independence
  • Curiosity
  • Interest & motivation
  • Creativity & imagination
  • Phonological awareness
  • Early counting skills
  • Fine and gross motor control
  • Awareness of the world around them.

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