Project ID - TIS000850
Learning through Play. Assisting young children (3 and 4 year olds) as they explore their environment and learn through play. We value outdoor education and are proud to be an Eco School. We model excellence in Early Education in a stimulating and fun learning environment.

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Downpatrick Nursery School
BT30 6AF


Lorna Burns

Student Skills

Enjoy working with very young children. Enthusiastic and out going. Remember what fun it is to PLAY!

Expected Pupil Outcomes

Improved Speech and Language skills. Improved Personal, Social and Emotional development. Improved physical skills. Improved play skills.

Expected Student Tutor Outcomes

Greater understanding of early child development. Appreciation of the importance of Early Education. Experience of learning outdoors and learning through play. Improved confidence in working with young children. Improved social skills.

Extra Information

We are a controlled Nursery School with 26 full time places. Children are in school from 9am to 1.30pm. We would ideally like a tutor on Fridays.

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