St Bernard’s PSEC is a Voluntary Sector Pre-School governed by a Committee as outlined in our prospectus. We are situated within St. Bernadette’s Parish Centre, in close proximity to St. Bernard’s Primary School.
We provide a free pre-school service, funded by the Pre-School Expansion Programme for 24 children, Monday to Friday from 8.45 am – 11.45 am. In times of high demand, the Pre-school may offer a further session from 12.30 pm to 3.00 pm. Children attending the morning session may also avail of a Breakfast Club facility in St. Bernard’s Primary School from 8.00 am.
The main playroom is a purpose-built area, independent of the Parish Centre Building in which it is incorporated. It has recently benefited from an extension and refurbishment as a result of funding from DENI and grant aid from The National Lottery, Awards for All. The building and equipment now provide a bright and well-resourced sanctuary in which children can thrive.
There is a fully equipped Outside Play Area that is housed within St. Bernard’s Primary School grounds and to promote an appreciation of the outside world with ample opportunities for exploration and imagination, the pre-school can also utilize the “Outdoor Classroom” within the Primary School boundary. Physical play is offered all year round in the large sports hall of the Parish Centre. Here, a range of newly acquired climbing frames, balance boards, bicycles, scooters, and trucks etc. are available.
Please feel free to call or contact us by telephone to arrange a suitable time to view our setting.
For further information on current Early Years issues contact:
Prepare your child for life,
call St Bernard's Pre-school Education Centre on 028 9002 3024