Railway Street Nursery School

Pre-School Provision

Operating as usual

Photos from Railway Street Nursery School's post 07/12/2022

On 2nd December we took part in the daily mile's Santa Run. We enjoyed wearing our festive headgear as we took to the track for some exercise with our friends.


🎄Please support our Christmas Hamper draw!🎄

A jam packed Christmas Hamper ensuring the lucky winner will have everything they need to celebrate over Christmas.

All proceeds in aid of 'Clark Clinic Royal Victoria Hospital for sick children'

Photos from Railway Street Nursery School's post 22/11/2022

We went on a bear hunt outside and had fun putting on our wellies to experience the swishy swashy grass, the river, the mud, the forest and the DARK GLOOMY CAVE!

We all brought something brown to school and had a show and tell session learning about the colour brown. Then we finished off by enjoying our bear biscuits for snack...YUM YUM!

Photos from Railway Street Nursery School's post 21/11/2022

Odd Socks Day!

On 18th November we celebrated Anti-Bullying week by wearing odd socks to school. This was an opportunity to encourage everyone in school to express themselves and celebrate their individuality and what makes us all unique!

Throughout the week we have been learning about our feelings and how to be a friend to others.


Happy Healthy Kids Stay and Play Afternoon

To end our first half term we held a Happy Healthy Kids Stay and Play Afternoon focusing on how we can support our children with the development of their physical skills- both fine motor and gross motor.

We know the benefit of exercise and that children of 3-4 need to be active for 3 hours each day. Gross motor skills are crucial for everyday activities and to develop core strength in the body. Fine motor skills also develop core and shoulder strength to provide a stable base from which the arm and hand can move with control.

We therefore enjoyed a range of indoor and outdoor activities encouraging movement. It was great to see so many parents and relatives getting involved and having fun with their child.


Halloween Party Fun!


We enjoyed a great week celebrating HARVEST TIME in nursery! Thank you to the greengrocer who so kindly gave the children an apple to take home from their trip to the market.

Timeline photos 26/08/2022

Timeline photos

We wish to remind applicants of Free School Meals and Uniform Allowance of our 4-week processing time for applications. If you submitted an application before 31st July, your support will be in place for the 1st September.

If you have submitted an application after 1st August, your support will not be in place for 1st September, but you will be notified when your application has been completely processed. Due to a high volume of calls and enquiries to our Helpdesk, please do NOT contact the Helpdesk, updates are not available at this stage. 🚫

Parents should ensure that they have uploaded all of the correct documentation to enable us to process the application. If you have been asked to provide different documentation, please ensure you do this in a timely matter, as this will delay the processing of your application.

If you submitted an application more than 5 weeks ago and have not received an update, you should contact the Helpdesk by email on [email protected].

We would ask you to please be patient and respectful to our Helpdesk staff as they continue to work extremely hard to process all applications as quickly as they can.

For more information and FAQs, please see our website: http://ow.ly/vbEi50KsciG

Timeline photos 18/07/2022

Timeline photos

Eligible parents should apply for Free School Meals and Uniform Allowance 𝐛𝐞𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐞𝐧𝐝 𝐨𝐟 𝐉𝐮𝐥𝐲 to ensure all is in place for the start of the new school year ‼️

Whilst there is no closing date for applications, there is an approximate four week processing time and we advise parents to be mindful of this when completing your application. ⏲️

For more information, FAQs and to begin your application, see our website: https://www.eani.org.uk/financial-help/free-school-meals-uniform-grants

If you are having any difficulties accessing the website or if you need any help and advice you can contact our dedicated helpdesk on ☎️ 028 9041 8044 or email ✉️[email protected].


We celebrated our year in Railway Street Nursery School at our Graduation Celebration 2022! Life is a journey; play, learn and grow. We wish each child and their family all the very best for the next part of the journey-P1!


Sponsored Cycle 🚴

Bertie was delighted to meet the children from Railway Street Nursery School this morning and to accept a cheque for . 😊

Thank you again to everyone for sponsoring the children for their cycle! Your support is greatly appreciated. 💰


Sports Day 2022!


Today we were honoured to receive our Green Flag Award from Eco Schools Northern Ireland at an awards ceremony in Craigavon Civic Centre.

Thank you to all the pupils, parents, staff and Governors who have worked so hard and supported us in all our environmental action and learning. As our Eco code says ....GO, GO, GO GREEN!

Photos from Railway Street Nursery School's post 01/06/2022

Well done to all the children who took part in our Sponsored Cycle today! There were lots of tired legs but we had great fun!

Thank you to the parents, families and friends of Railway Street Nursery School who supported us in this fund raising event. Proceeds are in aid of Bertie's Heart Beats and our Nursery Fund.

Photos from Railway Street Nursery School's post 13/05/2022

This week we enjoyed a trip to the farm! What a great day we had learning about all the different animals..of course no trip would be complete without stopping off at the play park!

Photos from Railway Street Nursery School's post 13/05/2022

Roots and Shoots Gardening Club
Evidence suggests there are 5 steps you can take to help improve your mental health and wellbeing, these are connect, be active, take notice, keep learning and give. Our gardening club has most certainly involved all of these steps and we have enjoyed being outdoors and feeling good!
Thank you to everyone who came along to our Roots and Shoots Spring Gardening Club. You have helped to make our outdoor space a lovely place to play, learn and grow.

Photos from Railway Street Nursery School's post 03/05/2022


On Thursday 28th April we got moving once again to complete our daily mile as part of the global celebration of the daily mile’s 10th birthday. This reminds us of all the positive benefits that daily activity has on physical and mental health.

Timeline photos 27/04/2022

Timeline photos

In two days time, parents/guardians will receive the outcome of their Pre-school and P1 application for September 2022.

If you applied online, updates on your child’s pre-school/school place will be published on our Citizen Portal from 10am on Thursday, 28 April. You can log in by visiting:

➡️ https://pupilservices.eani.org.uk/CitizenPortal_LIVE/en

💻 Your login details will be the email address and password that were used at the time of your initial application. You can check these details by visiting the link above and re-setting your password if necessary. This will avoid any delays in viewing your outcome on the day of announcement.

If you applied using a paper application, you will receive information on your child’s pre-school/school place by email/letter on 28 April.

Parents who have a child with a statement of special educational needs awaiting Pre-school/P1 placement will be updated on the application process by their SEN link officer or school by 10 June, not via the Citizen Portal.

Photos from Railway Street Nursery School's post 14/04/2022

We enjoyed lots of egg-citing activities in the lead up to Easter! We had lots of fun decorating and cutting out our own Easter eggs, boiling, painting and rolling eggs outside and having an Easter egg hunt. Happy Easter everyone! 🐇

Photos from Railway Street Nursery School's post 14/04/2022

In the run up to Easter we enjoyed learning about the life cycle of a chicken. We began by incubating 7 little brown eggs for 21 days. We counted down the days one by one until eventually we noticed a very small crack appear. It was very exciting and the anticipation was intense! Not long after our eggs began to hatch, one after the other until we had seven healthy, fluffy, yellow chicks.

Of course we then had the job of taking care of the chicks. They needed lots of heat, water and food ...not to forget cleaning out!!

It has been a great experience and opportunity to learn about new life in the lead up to Easter.

Photos from Railway Street Nursery School's post 29/03/2022

A visit from Spud the lamb! We enjoyed petting Spud before taking a turn to bottle feed her. She has a really soft and fluffy fleece. Her Mummy is a ewe and some day when Spud grows up she will be a ewe and have lots of little lambs of her own. For now Spud cannot wait to be released into the field where she can enjoy skipping and bouncing with all her friends!

Photos from Railway Street Nursery School's post 04/03/2022

Celebrating World Book Day!
We had fun dressing up as our favourite characters and sharing our favourite books with our friends.

Photos from Railway Street Nursery School's post 25/02/2022

Playful Museums Festival Storytelling Sessions

Armagh Robinson Library was delighted to welcome back storyteller, Liz Weir. It was great to welcome back boys and girls and to see how they all took part - lots of responses, lots of actions and lots of laughter.

Boys and girls and their teachers from Railway Street Nursery School joined storyteller, Liz. We also have some action shots with the Keeper, Dean Shane Forster and Assistant Keeper, Carol Conlin looking on.
Photographer- Ian Maginess

Photos from Railway Street Nursery School's post 24/02/2022

Having fun in the snow!

Photos from Railway Street Nursery School's post 24/02/2022

Malachy’s Mum is a nurse so she came to help at our Teddy Bear Clinic. We found out all about the job of a nurse and what we can do to keep our bodies healthy.
As our teddies were feeling under the weather we took them to see the nurse. She checked their temperatures, bandaged them up and made them all feel much better!

Photos from Railway Street Nursery School's post 10/02/2022

What a busy week so far! We had a visit from the PSNI on Monday and fireman Nicky on Wednesday who explained that their job is to keep us safe. We listened carefully as we heard about stranger danger, what to do if we get lost, staying safe in our cars, what to do in a fire and much, much more. The highlight was looking inside the police car, turning on the loud siren and flashing lights, and trying on Nicky's fire helmet. Lots of learning and fun at Railway Street Nursery School!👮‍♀️🚒

Photos from Railway Street Nursery School's post 28/01/2022

Are you taking part in the Big Garden Bird Watch this weekend? The children in Railway Street Nursery School have been busy making bird feeders and food both at home and in school. To take part just give one hour of your time over the weekend to observe the birds coming to your garden or park. For more information go to the RSPB Northern Ireland page


If you didn't get a chance to come to our Open Evening in December you are welcome to take a 'virtual ' look around our school. We hope that our video will give you a flavour of all that our school has to offer. For further information and to see the learning and fun that takes place in Railway Street Nursery School, please visit our website at www.railwaystreetnurseryschool.com.
If you have any questions or would like to speak to us further please feel free to telephone the school.


The key dates for admissions to pre-school, primary and post primary are confirmed. More information
on the various admissions processes will be available over the coming weeks. We are trying to reach
as many families as possible with this important information. So, if you know of any families with
children who are eligible to enrol in pre-school, primary or post-primary in September 2022 please
share this information with them if you can. In addition if you would like more detail on the processes
involved please visit the Education Authority’s at https://www.eani.org.uk/admissions

Photos from Railway Street Nursery School's post 03/12/2021

We had great fun completing our Daily Mile Santa Run today- keeping our bodies and minds fit and healthy.


The very popular ‘Bounce Back’ workshops for parents are running again in January. A limited number of spaces are available so book your place by calling the number below. Please see attached flyer for more information.

Photos from Railway Street Nursery School's post 16/11/2021

Admission & Open Night Information for Railway Street Nursery School 2022-2023.
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Photos from Railway Street Nursery School's post 12/11/2021

Well done to those who took part in our 'WELLY WALK' on the Mall to raise money for BBC Children In Need. Thank you to everyone who donated to this worthwhile cause. We raised a total of £200!
Thank you also to '4C' for the lovely refreshments afterwards. BBC Children in Need


Useful information for parents

Do you have a child who's unwell and are wondering if they should be in nursery or school?

Check out our handy guide below to find out when they should stay off, and when they can go back if they are well enough to do so.

Symptoms and severity of illness will vary from person to person. If your child is unwell and you have concerns about their symptoms you should speak to your GP.

If you are pregnant and have been exposed to any of these illnesses you should seek prompt advice from your antenatal carer.

Do I need to keep my child off school? is available to download in English and translations at www.publichealth.hscni.net/publications/do-i-need-keep-my-child-school-english-and-translations

For information on COVID-19 symptoms and advice see pha.site/coronavirus

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