Steeple Road, Antrim ~ Tel: 028 9442 8111

About Us


Knowing your child is happy is the most important thing in the world for every parent. Even more so when your children are not in your care! At Jolly Tots we believe our name says it all – a place where children of all ages are more than happy to stay, play, learn and grow in confidence. Letting you get on with your daily routine with complete peace of mind.

Maybe that’s why so many parents, as their family grows, return to Jolly Tots time and time again.

We’re right here for you

Jolly Tots is conveniently located on Steeple Road in Antrim. We’ve been here since 1997 when we started with 5 children and 2 staff. Today Jolly Tots looks after over 100 children and supports the needs of the family.

The Jolly Babies building used to be a family home a number of years ago. Although the relevant changes have been made to suit the needs of young children we have still tried to capture the essence of how it used to look. We still have the original tiled floor, staircase which gives it that warm, homely, family effect.

The Jolly Tots Unit is a purpose built unit. This opened in May 2002. This building has 3 pre school rooms all very well equipped, bright and airy. Even though this building is relatively new we have carried through the home from home effect from the baby unit.

A great place to grow…

Every child is different and every child is special. That’s why the Jolly Tots complex is made up of individual rooms designed with different age groups in mind.

Providing a safe, homely and caring environment is our first priority and “learning through play” is our ethos throughout. Each room is fully equipped with carefully chosen toys, games and activities that will encourage your child to explore free play and develop at their own level.

Where early years are learning years

As well as looking after the welfare of every child in our care, we keep a close eye on their little minds too. Our teams of staff put together weekly, monthly and yearly plans to encourage self expression, confidence and personal growth. Throughout your child’s time with us we’ll observe and take note of their abilities and achievements and provide you with an assessment form so you can keep up-to-date with their progress too.

The areas we concentrate on are:

  • Personal
  • Social
  • Emotional and Intellectual Development
  • Communication Development and Physical Development

Children love to get outside and burn off steam and we have 3 playgrounds that children can use to run about, play on trikes, climb the climbing frame, swing on swings, play in the mud kitchen, read stories in the story hut, bug hunt, sit quietly and look at the environment around them!! The list is endless.