Contact Us

Movilla Abbey Church
63 Movilla Road
Newtownards
BT23 8EZ

Tel: 07902863222 or
028 9181 9794

Email: movilla.nursery@gmail.com

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

LUNCH CLUB
Monday-Friday 12 noon-1 pm

All Sessions- Term Time

Dates for your Diary

Wednesday 25th August - First day back
Monday 4th October - Training Day - Nursery only closed
Monday 25th October - Friday 29th October - Hallowe'en Break
Thursday 23rd December - Wednesday 5th January
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

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Promoting Positive Behaviour  Policy

It is our aim to provide a happy, caring environment with challenging activities.  We apply simple rules fairly and consistently.  Under no circumstances do we use any form of punishment.  We encourage children to respect themselves, each other and property.  We set realistic expectations of behaviour through encouraging and praising good behaviour.

In the case of a particular incident or persistent unacceptable behaviour we always discuss ways forward with parents/carers.

Procedures

We encourage acceptable behaviour by:

  • introducing all new staff to this policy during their induction process.
  • discussing rules and boundaries with the children and displaying them on the parent’s noticeboard.
  • ensuring staff provide positive role models adopting a positive approach to situations.
  • ensuring staff will encourage and endorse desirable behaviour.
  • ensuring staff will apply rules consistently.
  • ensuring staff will promote respect for each other.

We manage unacceptable behaviour by:

  • giving children the opportunity of resolving their own disputes with appropriate guidance and support.
  • calm intervention.
  • encouraging children to express/discuss their feelings.
  • reinforcing boundaries.
  • diverting child’s attention.
  • using appropriate strategies.
  • using appropriate strategies eg as per guidelines by SEELB Capacity Building Project

Procedures that we find unacceptable for managing behaviour are:

  • physical punishment.
  • sending or taking children out of the room
  • using techniques that single out and humiliate children.
  • shouting or raising of voice in an inappropriate way.
  • physical restraint, eg holding, will not be used unless it is required to prevent injury to child or other children, adults or property.  In cases where it is used the incident will be recorded and the parent/carer informed the same day.