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Rules For Parents


While the governors and staff at Ballysally Nursery School seek to work in partnership with parents, it is important that parents adhere to some rules to ensure that the experience is positive for everyone concerned.  Below are a number of 'rules' that we would appreciate being kept.


  • RESPECT the nursery staff and other parents.  We are a community of likeminded people who work together to provide the best opportunities for each and every child
  • RESPECT the nursery environment.  Please DO NOT smoke in the nursery grounds.  The Education Authoriy operates a NO SMOKING POLICY.  Refrain from dropping litter in the nursery grounds or car park.  Please set a good example to your child. 
  • COMMUNICATE in a positive manner using appropriate language with teachers, staff, parents and children.  If you have an issue that needs to be resolved, speak in the first instance to the nursery teacher or to the Principal, Mrs Emerson.  It is best not to gossip with other parents in the foyer.  Only the Principal can make changes. 
  • Hand your child into the care of the nursery staff each morning.  DO NOT leave them in the foyer to enter the classroom alone.  Encourage your child to be independent by supporting them to find their own symbol and by hanging their own coat on their peg.
  • Ensure your child stays close beside you in the car park.  This is a dangerous area.  Staff take no responsibility for accidents in this area. 
  • Ensure that your child and staff know if someone different is collecting your child.  Ensure you update contact details.  The text service requires regular updates of phone numbers.  Collect your child punctually each day.  If you are going to be late please ring the nursery.
  • Check your child's pigeon hole every day there may be paintings, creations or notes. 
  • Regularly visit the nursery website to keep updated on news and events.  We aim to become and environmentally responsible nursery by reducing the amount of paper we use. 
  • If your child is absent please inform the nursery as soon as possible.  DO NOT SEND SICK CHILDREN TO NURSERY as their condition can change so quickly and infection spreads easily. 
  • Acknowledge your child's achievements by showing an interest in what they have been doing.  Look at the displays with them and allow them to explain what the display is about.  Celebrate the beautiful paintings and creations that they bring home. 
  • Opening Hours
  • Monday - Friday: 9am - 1:30 pm