Carnhill Nursery School

Carnhill Nursery School is an award winning nursery school situated on Village Lane, off the Glengal The school caters for 52 children.

Carnhill Nursery School is a purpose built, two unit nursery school which opened in 1979. It is set in its own spacious, landscaped, private grounds providing a safe haven and stimulating play area for our children to explore and enjoy. Our bright and stimulating classrooms facilitate the provision of outstanding quality learning experiences in all areas of the pre-school curriculum. Attendance is

Operating as usual

Photos from Carnhill Nursery School's post 27/10/2023

We've had lots of fun over the last couple of days. Wishing you all a Happy and safe Halloween. πŸŽƒ πŸ§™β€β™€οΈ πŸͺ„

Photos from Carnhill Nursery School's post 13/10/2023

It's been another very busy week at nursery, investigating both indoors and outdoors. 😍 Only two weeks left and that's the first half term done. 🀩

Photos from Carnhill Nursery School's post 06/10/2023

Mrs Duffy's class (Nursery 2) have been equally as busy and have also settled so well into nursery. Well done boys and girls. Keep up the great work. 😍

Photos from Carnhill Nursery School's post 05/10/2023

It has been a very busy start to the term for all of the children in Nursery 1 (Mrs Doherty's Class).The children have settled in so well and are becoming familiar with all of our rules and routines. Keep up the great work boys and girls. πŸ₯°


Many thanks to all those who attended our coffee morning on Friday 22nd September. We were overwhelmed by your generosity. Many thanks, also, to those who contributed with a wide selection of beautiful treats which we all enjoyed with our tea and coffee. We are delighted to announce that through our online collection and money donated on the day, we were able to raise a total of £600 for Macmillan. We are extremely grateful for your generosity at this time. 😍


Staff enjoyed participating in a Staff Develoment Day today with staff from the Northern Ireland Forest School Association in Magee campus. The rain didn't put us off as we gained lots of new skills and ideas to develop our own Forest School in our school grounds. πŸ˜ƒ


Only 1 sleep left until our coffee morning in aid of Macmillan. We look forward to seeing you all then for a cuppa and a catch up. (Friday 22nd September 11.00am - 12.30pm)


1 full-time space has become available for a child who is in their final pre-school year, born between 2nd July 2019 and 1st July 2020 inclusive. Please contact the school URGENTLY for an application form. Tel: 02871 353013 Email: [email protected]

Will you donate to Coffee Morning? 12/09/2023

We are holding a coffee morning on Friday 22nd September to raise funds for Macmillan. The coffee morning will be held from 11.00am in our 'Ruby' room. This is a lovely opportunity for our Carnhill Nursery School parents, family and friends to come together for a great cause.
Donations to Macmillan can be made on the day or ,if you choose, can be made through the link below. Every penny raised will help Macmillan to support people living with cancer.
We look forward to seeing you on Friday 22nd September.

Will you donate to Coffee Morning? Support my Macmillan Coffee Morning for people living with cancer


As we start the last week of August we think about our class of 2022-2023. πŸ₯° We wish all of our children every happiness and success in their new schools. Always remember that you will always be part of our Carnhill Nursery School family and we look forward to seeing you at some point in the future.


Some very useful tips for our parents of 2022-2023 as your little ones prepare for primary school. πŸ˜€


Delighted to receive our Bronze Award from the Woodland Trust. We are looking forward to progressing through the different stages to eventually become a Green Tree School in recognition of our outdoor learning, environmental work and improving our school grounds. 😍


Wishing all of the boys and girls taking part in the Foyle Cup every success as they compete in this amazing tournament. You are all wee superstars. 🌟🌟🌟 Looking forward to seeing some of our past pupils in the parade tomorrow.


Free school meals and uniform allowance information. πŸ˜ƒ


Well done to Fionn and Emma who recieved a free one weeks pass to a Maiden City Soccer Summer Camp yesterday.
They have both shown outstanding attitude throughout, always tried their best and have shown great respect towards the coaching staff at our school sessions delivered by the MCSA team.

Many thanks to everyone at Maiden City Soccer. We look forward to working with you again in the new school year. ⚽️

Photos from Carnhill Nursery School's post 30/06/2023

It's so hard to believe that another school year has come to an end. We've had a wonderful time getting to know all of our children, watching them grow and develop into the most confident learners, ready to take the big leap into Primary School. We wish them all the luck in the world and know that we will see them all soon at some point in the future. πŸ₯°

Photos from Carnhill Nursery School's post 28/06/2023

There was great excitement in nursery today when we had a surprise visit from Charlie and his icecream van. 🍦 Lots of happy children and staff. πŸ₯°

Photos from Carnhill Nursery School's post 22/06/2023

What a glorious day for our annual 'Garden Party'. 🌞🌞Thank you so much to all of our families for making our day so special. πŸ₯°


Many thanks to Kiera (one of our mummies and valued staff member) from 'Feel Good Krafts' for our beautiful Welcome sign. It is proudly displayed in our entrance hall until we find its forever home. πŸ₯°

Photos from Carnhill Nursery School's post 15/06/2023

Some of the action from today's Sports Day. We had a great wee day. 😊

Photos from Carnhill Nursery School's post 15/06/2023

Sports Day Superstars 🌟 🌟

Photos from Carnhill Nursery School's post 14/06/2023

Another beautiful day saw us harvesting and tasting some of our school grown fruit and completing our last Maiden City Scoccer sessions. A huge thanks to Josh, Christy and Darren who have worked with our children over the last two terms. 🀩

Photos from Carnhill Nursery School's post 12/06/2023

Mrs Doherty's class had their final visit to Shantallow Library today. What a lovely morning spent listening to stories and singing nursery rhymes. πŸ˜ƒ

Photos from Carnhill Nursery School's post 02/06/2023

Culdaff beach (Part 2)

Photos from Carnhill Nursery School's post 02/06/2023

What a beautiful day for our beach trip. Many thanks to all of our volunteers today, we really couldn't do it without you. πŸ₯° (Part 1)

Photos from Carnhill Nursery School's post 31/05/2023

Some very useful sun safety tips. 🌞🌞

Photos from Carnhill Nursery School's post 31/05/2023

Just look at those faces. πŸ₯° Utter amazement that their once caterpillars are now beautiful butterflies. πŸ›πŸ¦‹πŸ˜

Photos from St Brigid's College / ColΓ‘iste BhrΓ­de's post 25/05/2023

What a fantastic morning this was. Many thanks to St Brigid's College / ColΓ‘iste BhrΓ­de for hosting us. πŸ˜€


Many thanks to Fulton's Pumpkin Patch for donating some Pumpkin plants to the school. We can't wait to get them planted and watch them grow. 😍

Photos from Carnhill Nursery School's post 23/05/2023

Today we welcomed Karen from Banyan Theatre Company, who was in school performing Goldilocks and the Three Bears. We all had a wonderful morning watching her amazing performance. πŸ₯°

Photos from Carnhill Nursery School's post 05/05/2023

Another hugely exciting day. The children all became guardians of their own little caterpillars. We are going to look after them very carefully and watch them grow, develop and turn into butterflies to be released into our garden. πŸ›πŸ¦‹

Photos from Carnhill Nursery School's post 04/05/2023

The excitement was unreal today when Kidz Farm came to visit. The children had an amazing time getting up close to a variety of farm and other small animals. Some were braver than others. πŸ₯°


In two days’ time, parents/guardians will receive the outcome of their Pre-School (Stage 1) and Primary 1 applications for September 2023.

Applicants who applied online via EA Connect will receive an email on Thursday 27 April 2023. If you do not receive an email, please check your junk folder. If you applied using a paper application, you will receive information on your child’s pre-school or primary school place by a letter sent to your home address.

Please note, applicants of underage children and late deferrals will receive their outcome on 13 June 2023.

For further information, visit πŸ‘‰


Following on from our very successful appeal last week, we are now looking for some wooden logs to revamp our outdoor seating areas. Do you know anyone who is cutting down trees at the moment or who has access to logs like the ones in the picture? Please pm the page if you can help out in any way. As always, your support is very much appreciated. 😍

Photos from Carnhill Nursery School's post 22/04/2023

It has been an action packed week at Carnhill Nursery School. A trip to Shantallow Library, Maiden City Soccer, Jo Jingles and generally enjoying the glorious weather. πŸ₯°πŸŒžβ˜€οΈ


Sincere thanks to Cable and Accessories who supplied and delivered several cable reels for our garden project this morning. Your amazingly quick support is very much appreciated. 😍


We are embarking on a small garden project and we are looking to source a few empty cable drums (different sizes), like the one in the picture. If anyone has any of these lying around or know of anyone who may have some of these spare, please get in touch. You can message this page or ring the school on 71353013. Many thanks.

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