Over the Rainbow Belfast


Over the Rainbow was the first Private Day Nursery to open in Belfast. Established by Seamus and Bernie McElroy in January 1988, the site in Eglantine Avenue, Malone Road, Belfast provided a much needed premium quality childcare facility for working parents in the greater Belfast area at a time when quality, affordable childcare was virtually non-existent.

The demand for the service quickly grew and in September 1989 a second childcare facility was established at nearby Deramore Drive.

Continuing to Grow…


Both nurseries have recently undergone major refurbishment and expansion and are completely up-to-date with the recent social services and building regulations. Due to the on-going high demand of our Premium high quality Childcare service we can now offer an additional 30 part-time and full-time places.

If interested please contact us on 028 90661174 or 028 90683297.

“The secret of our success has always been the personal service and high quality care. As two qualified teachers, we understand the needs of both children and parents. We were driven to set up our childcare service when I experienced my own difficulties in finding quality childcare for our children when I decided to return to teaching. Our personal experience of bringing up a family of five children, along with our many years of dedication and commitment to ensuring the needs of parents and children are fully met, provide a perfect day-care for today’s working parents”.

At Over the Rainbow we offer an individualised premium service of care and education that enables parents to feel happy and content because their child’s needs are being fully met. We offer an excellent holistic care service that supports each child’s development by providing a wide range of activities including sport, music,outings and activities that support independence and healthy nutrition.

We offer full and part -time places for all age groups in both nurseries.

Niche Nurseries

A conscious decision was made many years ago when the opportunity was ripe, to resist the temptation to expand Over the Rainbow. Instead, all our efforts were channelled into procuring an excellent management structure which would broaden and perfect what has become a much sought after service. This attention to detail ensures that the nursery’s standards are maintained to the highest level and was officially recognised when we were awarded the “Investors in People Award”.

© 2018 Day Nurserys Belfast | Over The Rainbow

  • Deramore Nursery
  • 2 Deramore Drive, Malone Road,
    Belfast, BT9 5JQ
    Telephone 028 90661174

  • Eglantine Nursery

  • 67-71 Eglantine Avenue, Malone Road,
    Belfast, BT9 6EW
    Telephone 028 90683297