The Firs Playgroup

The Firs Playgroup

The Firs Playgroup provides a supportive and friendly pre-school experience for 3 & 4 year olds.

All staff within the playgroup are motivated, highly qualified and attend regular training on child development, safety and the pre-school curriculum. All staff have acquired qualifications to deliver the high scope method of learning. Regular attendance at workshops and training ensures a consistent approach to quality provision. We welcome equal access to families from all cultures, financial and religious backgrounds including children with special needs.

Operating as usual

Photos from The Firs Playgroup's post 18/01/2024

❄️“Happiness is seeing the smile on a child’s face as they learn.” ❄️



We have a small number of places available for the remainder of this current year.

If your child is aged between 2 years 10 months and 4 years old, before the end of this acedemic year, they may be eligible to avail of one of these places. For more information or to claim your place; please get in touch.

📧: [email protected]
📞: 028 37527616



Registration will open on MONDAY 8th January for the next academic year, 2024/2025.

If your child will be aged between 2 years 10 months, and 4 years old, during the next academic year; they will be eligible to apply for a place within The Firs Playgroup.

Registration forms can be collected from the Playgroup. Alternatively, if you would like any more information, or to receive your registration form via email, please get in touch.

📞: 028 37527616
📧: [email protected]

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Photos from The Firs Playgroup's post 21/12/2023


We have had a busy week with lots of Christmas celebrations, our Christmas party and a visit from Santa.

This week also concluded our Christmas raffle, together our parents, committee members and staff raised an incredible £1250 for The Firs Playgroup, we can’t thank you all enough.

Wishing our families, committee and staff a Merry Christmas and the happiest New Year.



Thank you so much to everyone who entered our Christmas raffle, the grand total raised will be announced soon! I should have contacted all winners by the end of today to arrange collection. Please see below!

Free Range Christmas Turkey (Longfield Farm) - Stephen Hughes

16 weeks online personal training worth £900 (Adam Donald Fitness) - Aoife Hannaway

12 weeks online personal training worth £495 (Cara Rush) - Aida Ewart

Reflexology Session with Heavenly Touch - Leanne Grimely

One Month membership at Sona Gym - Tiarnan Dorman

Mini Valet (Roadside Motors) - Michelle Hughes

£30 voucher for Parkland Restaurant - Neil Warnock

£20 voucher for Armagh Sports - Aida Ewart

£30 voucher for The Beauty Loft - Shauna Flood

Cranberry Spice Scented Hamper (Bradley’s Pharmacy) - Yvonne Browne

Warming Wonders Hamper - James Lennon

Food & Drinks Hamper (including vouchers) - Debbie Black

£20 M&S Voucher - Nikole Clarke

£20 M&S Voucher - Laura Johnston

Bath & Bubbles Hamper including vouchers - Jarlaith Devlin

Paul Wilson - Avon Hamper

Photos from The Firs Playgroup's post 15/12/2023

What a busy few weeks we have had at The Firs Playgroup!

Winter and Christmas crafts galore, a visit from Fergie (The Firs Elf) and lots of productive play!

A gentle reminder to our parents, our Christmas party will be next Tuesday. 🎅🏻 From Monday onwards, please feel free to send your children in with their Christmas Jumper if you wish.



Thank you, to all of the parents and grandparents who attended our open day today…it was so lovely to meet you all, and your little ones.

Registration will open on Monday 8th January for the next acedemic year 2024/2025.

If you were unable to come today and would like to know more, please get in touch. If you have any questions or would like to arrange collection of a registration form, you can contact Nieve by sending us a message or using the details below;

📞: 028 37527616
📧: [email protected]



Reminder…We will be hosting our open day, this Thursday 14th December from 1pm - 2pm!


The Firs Playgroup will be hosting an open day on Thursday 14th December from 1pm - 2pm.

If your child will be aged between 2 years 10 months and 4 years old, in the next academic year, (from September 2024 onwards), this open day will give you and your child the opportunity to come along, meet our staff team and have a look around our playgroup. Registration forms will be available on the day.

Registration will open on Monday 8th January, if you have any queries, please do not hesitate to get in contact with Nieve using the details below.

We look forward to seeing you there!

You shop. Your cause gets money. For free. 24/11/2023

As discussed at our AGM last night here is the link to the Easy Fundraising webpage.

Don't forget to use this link when you’re doing your online Christmas shopping. 🎄🎅

Over 3,300 big name retailers are included, such as Amazon, Argos, John Lewis, ASOS, eBay, Boden and M&S.

Every time you shop, we receive a small donation from the retailers to say ‘thank you!’

We want to raise as much as possible so please sign up and help us out.

You shop. Your cause gets money. For free. Join 2.4m people raising free donations via 7,000+ shops & sites.

Photos from The Firs Playgroup's post 27/10/2023


Today we hosted our Halloween party. We had a fun filled morning.

When we arrived to playgroup this morning, Winnie our friendly witch, had left some pumpkins in our garden for us to pick. We also got to enjoy some games, a yummy snack and finished off with our Halloween disco!

Wishing everyone a safe and enjoyable half term break. 👻 HAPPY HALLOWEEN 👻

Photos from The Firs Playgroup's post 22/09/2023

We have had a busy week, with lots of learning opportunities, both inside our classroom and in The Firs Playgroup Garden. 🌿🍁

Today we also celebrated our first playgroup birthday of the year. 🎈

Photos from The Firs Playgroup's post 15/09/2023

After apple picking, this week we have been using our apples to create some apple print artwork. Don't they look fantastic! 🍏🎨

Photos from The Firs Playgroup's post 14/09/2023


This week we have been picking lots of apples from the trees in our garden! We spoke to the children about all the things we could do and make with the apples. One of the children suggested making smoothies, so that's what we did!

Today the children got to make the smoothies using the apples from our garden, they used their fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination to cut up the fruit, and pour the juice into the blender.

We then enjoyed tasting our smoothie alongside our snack. 🍎

Photos from The Firs Playgroup's post 08/09/2023

🌟 WEEK 1 🌟

This week marked the start of this acedemic year for The Firs Playgroup. We as a staff team, have loved getting to know our first group of new children, we look forward to watching them bloom with us throughout the year. 😊

Photos from The Firs Playgroup's post 28/06/2023

🎓 CLASS OF 2023 🎓


We're glad we were your teachers,
We've come to love you so.
We can't believe the end is here,
We hate to see you go.

We've watched you learn and grow,
And change from day to day.
We hope that all the things we've done,
Have helped in some small way.

So it's with happy memories that
We send you out the door,
With great hope and expectations
For what next year holds in store.

Remember all the fun we had
In all the things we did,
But most of all remember...



Today we said goodbye to our wonderful children from The Firs Playgroup this year. We wish them every blessing as they move on with their education.

We as a staff team, have been completely overwhelmed by the kindness and generosity shown to us, we appreciate every message, card and gift. Thank you!

Wishing you all a happy, fun and safe Summer alongside a bright and prosperous future!

Nieve, Eimear, Nadine, Tanya & Sandra

Photos from The Firs Playgroup's post 23/06/2023


Today we celebrated all of our children who attended The Firs Playgroup this year. 🎓

We are so proud of everything they have achieved so far. Thank you to all of our playgroup families, for joining in on their special day.

Also, a big thank you to our local businesses who donated our refreshments for our graduation day, it is so appreciated.

McAnerneys supermarket
Mullans SPAR Monaghan Road
SJ’s Cakery
O'Kanes Nisa Local

Photos from The Firs Playgroup's post 21/06/2023
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