The Nursery Unit at Fort Hill Integrated Primary School is a purpose built facility opened in September 2001, situated adjacent to the main school building which gives parents, if they so desire, the opportunity of all through education from Nursery to Primary and continuing into Secondary within a spacious 25 acre site of lawns and mature trees.
The Nursery Unit is seen as an integral and important part of the overall Primary School structures and shares the Schools ethos of care and support for all children.
The facilities include an attractive central play room, quiet room, staff/parents room, kitchen, toilet and washing areas which includes appropriate provision for disabled use. The unit has a secure outside play area of both tarmac, soft play area and grass with a covered section. Nursery children go out, even if the weather is inclement, to enjoy lots of outdoor learning oppotunities in the play area, polytunnel and grounds of the school.
The main aim of Fort Hill Integrated Nursery is to create a stimulating environment in which children will feel happy and secure through the provision of a broad and balanced curriculum each child will be given the opportunity to grow and develop to their full potential.
Each individual child is encouraged to develop emotionally, socially, physically and aesthetically through play, with emphasis on the expansion of language, mathematical and scientific concepts.
Importance is also placed upon developing a sense of confidence, consideration for others and their property as well as the ability to work together and problem solve in co-operative groups.
Fort Hill Integrated Primary Nursery Unit is committed to the enjoyment and success of every child and to working in partnership with parents to extend the valuable contribute they will have already made in the home environment.
All the facilities of Fort Hill Integrated Primary School are available to the Nursery Unit which we hope will enable the nursery children to become acquainted with the primary school teachers and environment thus making the transition into primary Education easier when the time comes.
The total enrolment for the Nursery is 26 Full-Time places with the session starting at 8.45am and finishing at 1.15pm.
The allocation of pupils to the session will be at the discretion of the Board of Governors. Each session will be staffed by a Qualified Teacher (Mrs S. Jones) and two Nursery Assistants each day(Mrs L. Dooley, Mrs W Dennison, Miss N. Smith), as well as students on placement.
Application forms and criteria for Admission may be obtained from school.