Contact Us

Movilla Abbey Church
63 Movilla Road
BT23 8EZ

Tel: 07902863222 or
028 9181 9794


Opening Hours

MON 9.00am- 12 noon
TUES 9.00am- 12 noon
WED 9.00am- 12 noon
THURS 9.00am- 12 noon
FRI 9.00am- 12 noon

Monday-Friday 12 noon-1 pm

All Sessions- Term Time

Dates for your Diary

Monday 14th February - Friday 18th February
Monday 11th April - Friday 22nd April
Monday 2nd May
Wednesday 1st June - Training Day - Playgroup and Nursery closed
Thursday 2nd June and Friday 3rd June - Bank Holidays
Thursday 30th June - Last day of term
Holiday Calendar 2022-2023
Wednesday 24th August - First Day Back
Staff Training - Nursery Only - Monday 3rd October
Monday 31st October - Friday 4th Nov - Halloween Half Term
Thursday 22nd December - Wednesday 4th January - Christmas Holidays
Monday 13th February - Friday 17 February - Half Term
Monday 3rd April - Friday 14 April - Easter Holidays
Monday 1st May - Bank Holiday
Monday 29th May - Bank Holiday
Friday 30th June - Last Day

Latest News



Welcome to Movilla Playgroup and Nursery

Movilla Playgroup and Nursery is a private Playgroup and a Government-funded Nursery.  It was founded in 1983 and is owned and managed by Diane McIntyre and Lauren Irvine.  We are located in Movilla Abbey Church, although we are not affiliated to the Church.

We have two groups –

  • Playgroup

For children aged 2 years 10 mths-3 years.  We have 16 places available each day.  Children can attend  5 days (Monday-Friday), 3 days (Monday, Wednesday, Friday), or 2 days (Tuesday, Thursday).

  • Nursery

For pre-school children aged 3-4 years.  We have 26 places and children attend 5 days per week.


The two groups follow the same policies and curriculum at a level relevant to their age and stage of development.  The setting offers a wide range of stimulating learning materials (indoors and outdoors) which assists staff to carefully plan for the provision of the six areas of learning as set down by the Northern Ireland Curriculum Guidance for Pre-school Education.

Both groups are registered with Social Services and also with Early Years. We are part of the Government’s Pre-school Expansion Programme through which we offer 26 funded pre-school places each year.

We have close links with local primary schools, as well as education and health-related professionals.



“Delighted at the fabulous progress that my child has made and it is down to the fantastic staff that are here, their friendliness, enthusiasm and encouragement has no limits! Can’t recommend it highly enough or thank the staff for their hard work.”   A Parent