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





We believe children learn through play, through enjoyment of what they are doing and through interaction with caring, supportive adults.  At Movilla Playgroup and Nursery we provide a wide range of stimulating appropriate activities and experiences, both inside and out, which are based on the concept of learning through play.  Well planned and well-resourced play activities allow for progression in a child’s thinking and understanding and can provide the context in which our principles become the reality for our children.

Children’s care, development and learning in our setting is based on the Curricular Guidance for Pre-School Education from the Department of Education Northern Ireland.  In line with this guidance we support children’s learning through the six areas of the curriculum –

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

Keyworkers will regularly observe their key children to help monitor their development and ensure the activities we provide meet their individual needs and help them to progress.  This information is recorded and will be shared with parents at regular progress meetings throughout the year.


“Movilla Playgroup and Nursery has provided an excellent place for both my children who have thoroughly enjoyed their time here.  It has been an excellent start to their education.  All staff provide a warm and friendly environment even when it took a while for my children to settle.  Brilliant Nursery and would recommend it to everyone.”  A Parent

“This is my second child attending Movilla.  I think the facilities and staff are excellent and am very pleased with all the setting has to offer.”  A Parent

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