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St James's Primary School, Newtownabbey, Co. Antrim

St James's Nursery Unit


Our Nursery Unit is an integrated nursery and we currently have 52 full time places.  We are a filter nursery not only for St James’s Primary School but also for schools in the local area.  In St James’s Nursery Unit we aim to provide a happy, welcoming, stimulating and fun environment, where each child is valued and respected as an individual, encouraged to grow in confidence and self esteem and to develop to his/her full potential.


Our Nursery Unit is a spacious and attractive environment located in a separate building within the school grounds. Our Nursery Unit is teacher led and staffed by a dedicated and highly motivated nursery team.


During your child’s nursery year they will be provided with a range of structured and stimulating activities and experiences to develop his/her knowledge and skills through the six areas of the nursery curriculum. These six areas are as follows:

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


Our Nursery is fully subscribed every year.  For further information regarding applications or to arrange a visit please contact the school office on 028 90866201.



27th Jun 2024
We celebrated all our boys and girls on their many achievements this year at our...
27th Jun 2024
Meet our Scarecrow Rainbow Drop! She was displayed on Scarecrow Avenue at the Garden...
19th Jun 2024
We are so excited to win class of the week for excellent singing. The boys and girls...
14th Jun 2024
Our families have enjoyed their weekends with Jamie the St James's Nursery Bear....
16th May 2024
As part of our theme ‘People Who Help Us’ our Nursery boys and girls...
10th May 2024
As part of our People Who Help Us theme, our local postman George brought along his...
25th Apr 2024
To mark Earth Day, the children in the Nursery were busy with a range of fun activities!...
24th Apr 2024
As part of our theme ‘People Who Help Us’ and also to celebrate Beep...