2018 Nursery Closures Dates

Reopen after Christmas Tuesday 2nd January

Easter Monday and Tuesday 2nd and 3rd April

Mayday 7th May

Thursday 12th and Friday 13th July

Close at 12pm Monday 24th December then we reopen Wednesday 2nd January 2018

Useful Links

Families First www.familiesfirst.ie

A site that covers everything from pregnancy, babies, health, schooling, behaviour, activities to do and more. It offers a range of support and advice to parents all over Ireland.

Family Support NI www.familysupportni.org.uk

Provides details of a wide range of services provided by statutory, voluntary and community organisations to support families. This information will help families, young people, children and practitioners in Northern Ireland to find local services to meet their needs.

Autism Support www.autismni.org

Autism NI’s Family Support team offers support to parents/carers of newly diagnosed children as well as support to families who have been living with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) for longer periods. Autism NI has a family support team who are committed to supporting all families with many issues and challenges they may face.


Provides helpful information and advice for minor aliments and common illnesses.

Common illnesses at nursery age can be;
• Chicken pox
• Slap cheek
• Hand, foot and Mouth virus
• Conjunctivitis
• Vomiting and Diarrhoea
• Teething
• High temperatures

Most common illnesses and aliments at nursery age are nothing to be concerned about but you know your own child better than anyone and if you have any concerns we would always advise to seek advise from a pharmacist or G.P.
Certain childhood illnesses/virus’ can potentially be dangerous for ‘at risk’ adults for example people with weakened immune systems or during pregnancy. If you have concerns please contact your G.P.

At Primacy we are able to administer prescribed medicines for both long term and short term conditions (provided that the child has been excluded for the required time if they being treated for infections or contagious conditions)

Please enquire with the Manager if you would like more information on our sickness and medicine policies.

Common Queries

Settling into Nursery –

At Primacy Day Nursery we understand that starting nursery can be a very unsettling time for both child and parents!
Every child reacts differently to starting at nursery and we will work closely with parents to facilitate this transition for the whole family with as little stress as possible. We always recommend having settling in days before your child is due to start at nursery.
These days will involve getting to know the staff, other children and to get used to the new environment. Starting off with a short period and gradually increasing this to prepare the child for their days at nursery. This process will be tailored to suit your needs.
If you would like to enquire further please do not hesitate to contact Sara or Ceara at the nursery.

Toilet training –

This is a process that every child goes through during their early years and at Primacy we aim to make this a positive experience for the children. We will make every effort to continue whatever method you choose to use at home to keep consistency and avoid confusion for the child. The staff are all well experienced in this process and are willing to offer advice and will keep you completely informed and up to date with your child’s efforts and progress during their time at nursery.

Teeth Brushing – 

At Primacy Day Nursery we actively promote good hygiene practice!  It is recommended that your child brushes their teeth twice daily, once before bed and another time during the day.  If you require this whilst they are at nursery we can certainly accommodate this.

Primacy Uniform

Children’s T-shirts and hoodies are available to order for your little ones embroidered with our Primacy logo.

Hoodie £11 Polo £8

Activites and Events at Primacy!

Alongside our daily activities with the children at Primacy we also have lots of exciting events and workshops for the children.

Jo Jingles
JO JINGLES – the leading MUSIC, SINGING & MOVEMENT experience
in more than 700 centres around the UK, Ireland and now in Australia!

Zoo Lab
Working in nurseries is all about creating a fun learning environment. Our rangers and our animals are skilled at doing just this – gaining the immediate interest of the children, exciting their curiosity and covering many subject areas within the national curriculum. ZooLab is a great vehicle too for delivering interdisciplinary learning.

Farm to Fork
As part of the Tesco’s Farm to Fork programme, schools can sign up to participate in visits to see what goes on behind the scenes at Tesco stores, distribution centres and supplier facilities. A trained Farm to Fork Trail guide will host your visit and hold activities that teach pupils about food growing and food preparation.

Cockle Row Cottages
Take a step back in time with a visit to Cockle Row Cottages in Groomsport. The cottages illustrate life for a fisherman and his family at the turn of the last century. Also houses a Local Visitor Information Centre and shop. Open daily June, July and August.

Galactico Soccer – Graham Sloan
A football programme for boys and girls aged 3-5 & 6-12, to play football in a fun environment

Charity Events

Primacy support a number of charities throughout the year by holding sponsored events. We feel it is very important to set an example for the children and to get them involved and help them to learn about supporting charities and what we can do to help others. Below are just some of the events we get involved in.

Big Toddle – Barnardos www.barnardos.org.uk/bigtoddle
Hats and Shades – NICFC www.cancerfundforchildren.com
Children in Need www.bbcchildreninneed.co.uk
Macmillan Coffee Morning www.coffee.macmillan.org.uk