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Bligh's Lane Nursery School, Bligh’s Lane, Derry


It is the intention of the school to provide experiences, which stimulate, challenge and support learning appropriate to the needs and abilities of each individual child. The child’s Personal, Social And Emotional Development are of vital importance in these early years and the staff continually strive to encourage positive attitudes and behaviour among all children so that each child will develop a high level of self-esteem.

The experiences that are provided in the school are based on the Pre-School Curriculum and on the interests of the children themselves. These experiences are carefully planned and organised by the professional staff and are offered to the children in a way that encourages involvement, concentration, learning and fun.

The Pre-School Curriculum aims to promote the following areas of learning:

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Language Development
  • Early Mathematical Experiences
  • Physical Development
  • The Arts
  • The World Around Us

We also aim to foster:

  • Positive attitudes towards learning
  • Skills relating to investigation and inquiry