Steeple Road, Antrim ~ Tel: 028 9442 8111



Because pre-school children are at an age where they are starting to explore, experiment and make decisions for themselves a great deal of thought has gone into the Jolly Tots unit both inside the room and out.

As well as a safe, stimulating, and homely atmosphere, our pre-school curriculum ensures that each child enjoys a broad and balanced day full of many activities, allowing them to have fun and build confidence while they learn.

Throughout their time at Jolly Tots your child will enjoy a breadth of activities in line with the early years curriculum.

These are broken down into 6 areas:

  • The arts
  • Language Development
  • Early Mathematical experiences
  • Personal, social and emotional development
  • Physical development and movement
  • The world around us

Your child will be regularly assessed to see how they are progressing in their personal, social, emotional and physical development and because links between home and nursery are very important we’ll keep you up-to-date on a daily basis, as well as through news letters, parent evenings and nursery events.

What you’ll need to bring

  • A change of clothes
  • Creams including Suncream
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Weather dependant clothes i.e. coat, hat, sun hat, gloves and wellies

Sleep arrangements

Children sleep in Pre School Room 3. Each child has their own sheet and blanket and a member of staff is with the children at all times while they are sleeping.

Daily reports

At home time, on a daily basis, a member of staff will provide you with information on your child, including what they have eaten that day and how they have got on at nursery.

Potty training

Toilet training is encouraged in the Pre pre school room 2. Some of the children may be trained by the time they move across but we understand that each child develops at their own rate and it may take longer for some to potty train than others. Either way we use the same technique – Sticker charts, advice for parents and lots of encouragement!

Ages range for rooms

  • Pre School Room 3 – 2 ½ years to 3 years staff ratio 1:4
  • Pre School Room 2 – 3 years to 3 ½ years staff ratio 1:8
  • Pre School Room 1 – 3 ½ years to 4 years. Or up to the time children attend Primary 1: staff ratio 1:8