Little Buds Playgroup

Little Buds playgroup (2yrs 10mth-4yrs) provides high quality care for children in Mt St Catherine's P.S Armagh Mount St Catherine's Playgroup is a new playgroup which opened on Monday 5th September.

It is a registered playgroup which will soon be using the High/scope Approach to learning. It is registered for 22 children and is currently seeking pre-school places from the Department of Education.

Operating as usual

31/07/2021
Photos from Check in Choose Check out Programme's post 18/07/2021

Photos from Check in Choose Check out Programme's post

Tributes and warm wishes as Mt St Catherine’s Primary principal Peter Gildea retires 03/07/2021

Tributes and warm wishes as Mt St Catherine’s Primary principal Peter Gildea retires

Mr Gildea, who helped start and develop the playgroup is retiring from the school. Little Buds would like to thank him for all the help and encouragement throughout the years. Without his help we wouldn’t be the playgroup we are now today. He will be missed, and will always be welcome to the playgroup to visit at anytime.

Tributes and warm wishes as Mt St Catherine’s Primary principal Peter Gildea retires Tributes have been paid and warm wishes offered as the principal of Mount St Catherine's Primary School in Armagh retires from the top post. Peter…

Photos from Little Buds Playgroup's post 29/06/2021

Wow!!! That’s us for another year and what a year it was. Like last year, it was a short one. But unlike last year we got our school trip and our graduation. We would like to thank all our parents for the pleasure of caring and educating your little buds. This year was built on a lot of trust as staff and children didn’t meet until the day they started Little Buds. That takes a lot for a parent. To our little buds. We are going to miss you all as you brought some normality to our days and a lot of joy. We hope that those who are going to Primary one, learn lots, but also have a lot of fun while learning. Those heading to new preschools will be moving on with friends so there will be lots of familiar faces when you start. Having a happy friendly face waiting for you will help you settle in. And for those who will be returning next year, we look forward to seeing you in September when you will meet lots of new friends. Have a wonderful summer, make lots of memories and most of all, have fun.

26/06/2021

Here is Oisín using an communication app recommended by Pauline a speech therapist who has been liaising with the playgroup lately. Pauline has provided a wealth of knowledge to the staff with her games and tips on how to improve speech and language difficulties on all levels.
This app is great for children with communication difficulties and simple to use. Let us know if you need more information.

Photos from Little Buds Playgroup's post 25/06/2021

It was ‘bring your dog to work day’ today so Maddie came into the playgroup to visit everyone!!

Photos from Little Buds Playgroup's post 24/06/2021

Finn turns a big 3yrs soon! We were just delighted to have some birthday cake and to help him celebrate it with his friends!!

Photos from Little Buds Playgroup's post 17/06/2021

Such a beautiful day to be outside!!!

Photos from Little Buds Playgroup's post 16/06/2021

We all got a lovely surprise today. Kim came over with ice lollies for us all and they were yummy.

Photos from Little Buds Playgroup's post 12/06/2021

What a day!!! We all had such fun at our school trip yesterday at Dyan Farm. We got to play in the park, feed and pet the animals and had such a tasty lunch.

Photos from Little Buds Playgroup's post 09/06/2021

Bit of digging today in our raised beds. 😊

Photos from Little Buds Playgroup's post 09/06/2021

Look who came to visit us today! 🐶

Photos from Little Buds Playgroup's post 09/06/2021

It’s great to be back after our week off!!

Timeline Photos 05/06/2021

Fantastic fundraising from Mount Saint Catherine’s and Little Buds 😊

Photos from Little Buds Playgroup's post 01/06/2021

Photos from Little Buds Playgroup's post

31/05/2021

Capable and competent. 🙌🏼

Photos from The Curiosity Approach's post 29/05/2021

Photos from The Curiosity Approach's post

Photos from Little Buds Playgroup's post 27/05/2021

A special treat after our sponsored cycle with Iceceam and birthday cake for Oisín, thanks to Oisín mummy for bringing us up some sweets and juice .😊

Photos from Little Buds Playgroup's post 27/05/2021

We are overwhelmed with our parents, families & friends generosity in our fundraising for Opening Oisín’s Opportunities.
Our total so far is over £860 with more donations to come in . 👏 👏👏👏
Well done and huge thanks to everyone who help make this a success, with a special mention to Lucy Boylan & Fionntan Campbell who both raised over £100 and to Fionntan’s brother Lochlann who heard about Oisín journey and dontated £20 of his own money, such a generous thing to do at only 9 years old .😊 Thanks to Oisín mummy,sister, nanny & Granda for taking time to join us in our sponsored cycle everyone had a great morning. 😊👏👏👏

27/05/2021

As part of our work to improve our services children with special educational needs and their families, we are proud to launch the online referral form for Statutory Assessment. Find out more here: https://www.eani.org.uk/request-for-statutory-assessment

27/05/2021

Happy birthday Oisín 🎁🎉🎂

I’m 3 today.... and for my birthday Little Buds Playgroup has arranged a sponsored trike ride and they invited me to take part. Mount Saint Catherines School are also doing a non uniform day, so it’s going to be a fun day seeing lots of people!! I’m taking some bits for a mini party 😊

Can you guess what my birthday theme is from the lovely banner Momo got Conor from @ACdc Signs to make for me? Can you find me on it 😂

#three #threeyearsago #birthday #birthdayboy #birthdaycake #celebration #communitysupport #thankyou

Photos from Little Buds Playgroup's post 26/05/2021

We are loving the reviews from our parents and grandparents. If you’ve had a child go to Little Buds why not leave us a review!😊

Little Buds Playgroup updated their phone number. 26/05/2021

Little Buds Playgroup updated their phone number.

Little Buds Playgroup updated their phone number.

Little Buds Playgroup updated their phone number. 26/05/2021

Little Buds Playgroup updated their phone number.

Little Buds Playgroup updated their phone number.

Photos from Little Buds Playgroup's post 26/05/2021

A busy few days, it great to see the children strive to grow and learn in our stimulating environment. Their confidence and self esteem is growing on a daily basis alongside their communication, cognitive, physical, social and emotional skills, throughout Covid the children have been amazing and we are so proud of them. We are on the countdown now for our last few weeks as the class of 2021!

Photos from Little Buds Playgroup's post 26/05/2021

We had fun in the sun today!! Let’s hope the weather lasts!!!

Photos from Little Buds Playgroup's post 24/05/2021

We are holding an open afternoon over the 7th,8th, & 9th of June. Due to Covid this is by appointment only with 15 minute time slots.
Send us a message to book your slot!
This is for the children due to be enrolled in September 2021.

Children can attend from 2 years 10 months!

Session times are 8:45am till 12 daily. Children receive a healthy snack.

Please share and tag anyone whose child will benefit from our Playgroup 😊

23/05/2021

One of our lovely mummys and chairperson Monica Jordan is holding a coffee afternoon today to raise funds for Opening Oisín’s Opportunities

She will also be showcasing all the fantastic products the Body Shop have to offer. There will be samples to try, discounted products to buy and special discount for any orders placed over the two days with all her commission being dontated to the charity.

So come along and invite a friend too. It will be a nice opportunity to sit down and have a chat whilst seeing all the Body Shop have to offer.

And all for the most amazing wee man!!
Directions in the comments!

One of our lovely mummys and chairperson Monica Jordan is holding a coffee afternoon today to raise funds for Opening Oisín’s Opportunities

She will also be showcasing all the fantastic products the Body Shop have to offer. There will be samples to try, discounted products to buy and special discount for any orders placed over the two days with all her commission being dontated to the charity.

So come along and invite a friend too. It will be a nice opportunity to sit down and have a chat whilst seeing all the Body Shop have to offer.

And all for the most amazing wee man!!
Directions in the comments!

Photos from Little Buds Playgroup's post 23/05/2021

We are compiling our waiting list for September 2021 it’s never to early to have your child’s name down.
Children can attend from 2 years 10 months!

We are holding an open afternoon over the 7th,8th, & 9th of June. Due to Covid this is by appointment only with 15 minute time slots. Send us a message to book your slot!

Session times are 8:45am till 12 daily. Children receive a healthy snack.

Please share and tag anyone whose child will benefit from our Playgroup 😊

20/05/2021

We shave started our display of our Media Initiative sleep overs. Can’t wait to get more pictures up!!!

We shave started our display of our Media Initiative sleep overs. Can’t wait to get more pictures up!!!

Photos from Little Buds Playgroup's post 20/05/2021

Plenty of fun to be had in Little Buds. It’s lovely seeing all the wee friendships develop over the tough year we have had.

Photos from Little Buds Playgroup's post 18/05/2021

Our friends where exhausted today when they arrived back to playgroup from their sleepover. As you can see they were very busy with bike rides, visiting family and getting ice cream. Some went round collecting sponsor money for our Sponsored wheel and have raised about £100! Some even went to McDonalds for a treat. No wonder they are so tired today🥱😴

Our Story

Mount St Catherine's Little Buds Playgroup is an established playgroup which has been operating from since September 2011. We are currently registered for 20 children and have 4 staff. Children can attend from the age of 2 years and 10 months old. Little Buds Playgroup provide the Eager and Able to Learn Programme for Pre preschool children. We follow the N.Ireland Preschool Curriculum for any of our preschool children.

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Mount St Catherine's P.S
Armagh
BT60 4BR

Opening Hours

Monday 8:45am - 12:30pm
Tuesday 8:45am - 12:30pm
Wednesday 8:45am - 12:30pm
Thursday 8:45am - 12:30pm
Friday 8:45am - 12:30pm
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