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We really couldn’t have wished for a better team of dedicated individuals to entrust the welfare of our little boy…

“Our son joined Jolly Tots Pre School unit during September 2009. Within a very short period of time he was completely integrated into “Dizzy Ducks” and having a great time. From then on, the journey home included an account of what everyone had been doing that day and and us as his parents finding out all his friends names.

I have always found the staff of this unit to be excellent in every way. No request made has been to much trouble and detailed feedback on a daily basis has proved most valuable in many ways. The Children are taught to get along with one another and to work together. While a number of the daily activites are designed to be fun, there are numerous opportunities for quality learning too. The staff are vigilant and consientious in all matters concerning our son and at times a good source of advice.

Our son always looks forward to attending and is very fond of those who look after him. We really couldn’t have wished for a better team of dedicated individuals to entrust the welfare of our little boy.”


The staff are professional, enthusiastic but above all caring and fun.

My daughter has been attending Jolly Tots for six months and I have found it as a welcoming, friendly and homely environment. When I first went to view it I didn’t make an appointment and there was no hesitation with showing me around and describing the daily routine. I could see that all the children were content and engaged in fun activities and this reassured me that I was making the right decision. Read more

The staff at Jolly Kids are amazing, with endless energy with the kids

“Jolly Kids offers my son a happy, safe and caring environment run by professional staff making the everyday stress and strains of being a working parent a whole lot easier. Fun Learning,creative activities are just some of the many things that make Daniel’s day complete in Jolly Kids – I’ve ran out of room to display all his “junk” art work ! Read more

All the staff in the Afterschool’s are brilliant, they are extremely professional and caring.

My son has been attending Jollytot’s complex for six years now and is now in his third year with the After School Care. Throughout these years I have been delighted with the care he has received. Read more

I have been so thrilled with the care my son has received at Jollytots…

…All the staff made a great effort with the ‘settling in period’ making it easy for Jack in his new environment. Knowing he was happy and content in a safe environment was very comforting for myself as a parent in those early days. Read more

Jolly Tots Antrim Paint The Town Pink in Support of Action Cancer

There was pink in abundance at Jolly Tots Antrim as  children and staff took part in supporting Action Cancer in their fundraiser Paint the Town Pink. We decided that we would all wear something Pink and help raise funds for this very worthwhile cause.

A BIG THANKS to all staff and parents for all there support to us for this day.

Busy Week at Jolly Tots Antrim with French Week and Teddy Hospital

The children and staff have had an exceptionally busy week to date here in Jolly Tots Antrim.

On Wednesday we had a French Day filled with some yummy treats and then on Thursday we had a Teddy Hospital when Heather came to help the children care for their Teddies and dress any broken paws that were seen in the x-ray machine.

Two fun packed days enjoyed by all. A BIG THANKS to Heather and everyone involved in making both days such a success and fun packed for the children.

A Trip to the Zoo Packed Full of Fun Signals the End of Summer at Jolly Tots Antrim

Belfast Zoo one of Northern Ireland’s top attractions which opened in 1934 receives more than 300,000 visitors a year and is home to over 1,000 animals and more than 150 species.
Recently  Jolly Tots attended Belfast Zoo as part of a day trip and all the children had a great day with plenty to see including Barbary Lions, Red kangaroos, Spider Monkeys, Moloch Gibbons, Rothchild’s Giraffes, Asian Elephants and Malayan Sun Bears.

Helen Canning, Nursery Manager at Jolly Tots Antrim commented:

The children and staff had a really lovely day and despite rumours to the contrary we had no offers from the zoo to keep any of our own favourite  “Cheeky Little Monkeys”.  Whilst the weather was disappointing as it rained it didn’t dampen our spirits and the children had a thoroughly enjoyable day out. There was a lot of snoring on the bus home and not from any of the staff I hasten to add – perhaps the sweetest sound you can ever hear from the children after a day out!

For more information contact Helen Canning, Nursery Manager on 028 9442 8111 or email

Jolly Babies Children Learning Through Play with all the Fun That Goes with It

At Jolly Babies, not only do the children have fun by getting involved in activities and making friends, but they also learn so much and develop key skills.   We help your child to develop through different areas of stimulation and ‘learning through play’ – giving them plenty of praise and encouragement in the process.
Maggie McGinley, Jolly Babies Manager at Jolly Tots Antrim, commented;
“Our children here at the nursery just love to play and explore all the exciting things that everyday has to offer with something new.  It feeds their curiosity and we love to see their happy smiling faces as they learn through play”

Jolly Tots Antrim Celebrate their 20th Birthday with a party and all the Fun of Pre School Graduation

It was time to celebrate as Jolly Tots Antrim marked the occasion of their 20th Birthday with a party that coincided with the pre school graduation. At the birthday party staff and children enjoyed fancy dress, a barbeque, face painting, Mantala Zoo and a bouncy castle.

Some weird and wonderful creatures were on display at the party –  obviously I mean the staff in fancy dress not the animals who brought a smile to all the children’s faces !

The pre school graduation ceremony also brought many a smile as it  is a momentous occasion in the lives of all the children to recognise the great values of community, learning and fun that the children have learnt while at Jolly Tots. It is also a time to recognize the outstanding work of the staff here who played a part in all the children’s lives while at Jolly Tots.

Just looking around, the happy smiling faces say so much about the environment at Jolly Tots Preschool – you can see how proud the children are in the photographs and the tears of joy and pride from the staff were kept to a minimum this year !

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