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

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Meet the Team

The staff comprises of the Playgroup and Nursery Proprietors/Managers – Diane McIntyre and Lauren Irvine, five full-time assistants and two part-time assistants.  All staff  are vetted by AccessNI and Social Services before commencing employment at Movilla Playgroup and Nursery.

Diane McIntyre – Playgroup Manager

Diane has 21 years’ experience and qualified to NVQ Level 3 in Child Care and Development.

Lauren Irvine – Nursery Manager

Lauren has 13 years’ experience and has a BA (Hons) in Early Years Education.

Elizabeth Rolleston – Playgroup Assistant

Elizabeth has 14 years’ experience and qualified to NVQ Level 3 in Child Care and Development.

Zandra Perry – Playgroup Assistant

Zandra has 14 years’ experience and qualified to NVQ Level 3 in Child Care and Development.

Ree Bailie – Playgroup Assistant

Ree has 3 years’ experience and qualified to QCF Level 3 in Child Care and Development.

Helen Quayle – Playgroup Assistant

Helen has 29 years’ experience working with children.

Nicole Harvey – Playgroup Assistant

Nicole is new to the team this year and has 10 years experience working with children and qualified Level 3 Btec National certificate in CCLD and NVQ level 2.

Nicola Morehead – Playgroup Assistant

Nikki is new to the team this year and is qualified to QCF Level 3 in Child Care and Development.

Staff regularly participate in training courses through the Education Authority, Early Years, Stranmillis College, and Health Service to update their skills and knowledge.  Staff hold current First Aid and Child Protection Certificates.



“I very much appreciate all the staff’s attention to my child’s individual needs.  He has gained confidence in many areas and I have great confidence in leaving him every day.  He says “Nursery is good every day” – if he is happy – I am happy.”  A Parent