The richness of the human journey is here. Listen. Pass it on. So that there will not pass from our future the enchantment that begins
with the honoured words,
“Once upon a time, long ago and far way, in a deep forest, there lived a child – much like you.”Anonymous
We are a graduate led pre-school who meets during term time, (September to June) each year. We were established in 1973, and since then, we have seen generations of children pass through our doors. Indeed we now regularly welcome children of children who attended our pre-school. In 2007 we moved into purpose built accommodation as part of the ongoing drive to improve the quality of provision offered by our practitioners.
The pre-school is overseen by a Management Committee which contains parental representation. We are members of Early Years (the organisation for young children) and registered and inspected by both HSC Trust and the Education Training Inspectorate. To view our latest Inspection Report, carried out in April 2018, click on the following link BWNP Inspection Report
We have been awarded a Grade 5 Food Hygiene Rating following recent inspection.
We are open Monday to Friday from 9.00 am – 12 noon, school term time. We continue to enjoy a professional and productive relationship with local primary schools and have deeply embedded roots within the local community.
In choosing us you will become part of a ‘very special pre-school family’.
Our Open Day for children looking to enrol for the 2020/21 year will be held on Monday 6th January between 10.30 – 11.30 am. If you are unable to come along on this date, please contact the Nursery directly.
We have two leaders and four assistants in our dedicated team. Each member of the team is appropriately qualified and highly experienced in working with pre-school children. Staff regularly undertake training aimed at continuous professional development
Alison Easlea, BA Early Years
Wendy Somers, BA Early Years
Amanda Baxter, NVQ 3 Early Years & Education
Denise Powell, NVQ 3 Children’s Learning & Development
Michelle Gillanders, BA Education
Kim Warden, QCF Classroom Assistant
We shape and deliver a play-based, child-led curriculum, promoting play in an inclusive environment. In doing so, we draw on the ‘Curricular Guidance for Pre-school Education’ (www.deni.gov.uk) which provides a supporting framework for our practice located in six discrete areas of learning.
Personal, Social & Emotional Development
Early Mathematical Experiences
The World Around Us
We strive to create a happy, caring, warm and safe environment where children are encouraged to discover and explore new learning opportunities and to socially interact with their peers. In order to help children develop self-esteem and social capability, they are encouraged to play autonomously as they become increasingly independent during the pre-school year. We have a minimum ratio of 1 adult to 6 children each day.
Testimonials from the Children's Parents
“Bangor West Nursery Playgroup is a fantastic nursery – it can be hard leaving your child somewhere and I have always felt happy to leave my children in such a safe, caring and fun environment. Thank you.”
“Lovely, homely group with fab assistants/staff that nourish a child as an individual with their own development stages.”
“I am truly delighted with the nursery and my child’s development in such a nurturing and caring environment. Thank you.”
“We feel that Bangor West Nursery is outstanding.”
“I am so impressed by West Nursery – my girl is happy and excited to go, loves her teachers and friends and we will both be sad to say goodbye. It is fantastic. Thank you.”
“I have had 2 children now in this nursery and I will be very sad when our connection finishes. I have found it invaluable in both my children’s early years and find the teachers excellent in all they do.”