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Ballyclare Nursery School, Grange Drive, Ballyclare
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Support of re-location to move to former Tir na nOg school site

Dear Parent/Carer

A number of years ago the Education Authority put forward a proposal that Ballyclare Nursery School would relocate to a new unit co-adjacent to a new Ballyclare Primary School along the Doagh Road. Given the recent agreement for significant refurbishment to Ballyclare Primary School, this proposal appears now to be extremely unlikely.
Over the past number of years the existing building of Ballyclare Nursery School has deteriorated significantly due to lack of investment by the Education Authority. We are currently on a very restricted site with extremely limited outdoor play facilities, which in itself can impinge upon early years development.

An extremely generous offer has been made by the Catholic Parish of Ballyclare, for the nursery to relocate into the former Tir na nOg Primary School building and site at no financial cost. The site alone has been valued in excess of £500,000.

We would therefore like to ask current and previous parents of children who have attended Ballyclare Nursery to demonstrate your support in this re- location opportunity.

If you feel strongly in support of this relocation we would encourage you to raise this issue with our local public representatives.

We would very much appreciate you taking the time to respond to this enquiry.

Best wishes

Staff & Governors of Ballyclare Nursery School