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Welcome to Duir School Blog

June 17, 2012

Duir School is located at:
Grace Church
2 Centennial Drive
Port Hope, Ontario
L1A 4C5

Phone: 905-885-7878

Our Mission:

  • To ensure that all children have the opportunity to learn at their own pace in an environment designed to meet their individual needs.
  • To provide innovative teaching and therapeutic techniques and opportunities to children of all abilities which will teach them the skills they need to succeed in their families, schools, and society.

This blog is a location where parents and community members  access information regarding the school and the school’s upcoming events. For more information click the links below for the Duir School Website.

Program Schedule and Costs

Teaching Techniques

About the Staff


Caring Teachers at Duir Nursery School

November 27, 2013

A card from grateful parents expressed the care that “Miss Laurie” and “Miss Stephanie” give their friends at Duir Nursery School in Port Hope, Ontario. They write, “… that we could not have chosen a more caring place for our children to start their education. Over the years our girls have been in your care, you have consistently gone above and beyond our expectations – from your flexibility with our changing schedules to the time and effort that goes into creating our Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and Christmas presents from our girls. They knew that Duir School was someplace fun where they were cared for and loved. Thank you does not begin to express the depth of our gratitude.”

A Special Letter from Marcus

November 21, 2013

Duir Nursery School recently received a special letter from their friend, Marcus. On his picture are the words, “Thank you for being the best teacher ever. You have taught me so much and I will miss you!! : ) Love you, Marcus”

What encouraging words for Laurie Anderson who diligently works with children to help prepare them for school.


September 20, 2013

Duir Nursery School is holding an OPEN HOUSE on Thursday, September 26 from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. They invite you to drop in and see their program in action. They will be having CRAFTS, STORIES, SONGS and MUCH, MUCH MORE!!

They are located at 2 Centennial Drive, Port Hope, ON.

Phone Number is (905) 885-7878


September 19, 2013

Duir Nursery School located in beautiful Port Hope, Ontario is a fun place to be! Miss Laurie and Miss Stephanie ensure that ALL the children have the opportunity to LEARN at their own pace in an environment designed to meet their INDIVIDUAL needs. They use such teaching techniques as Sensory Art, Brain Gym, Yoga and Cooperative Games in their innovative teaching.  With over 30 years of childcare experience, Miss Laurie truly cares about her friends! Call today for a tour of Duir Nursery School (905) 885-7878.


June 16, 2012
  • We would like to thank parents and members of the church for donations and the parents who ensure that we have great food on party days.
  • We participated in the United Way’s Day of Caring with local volunteers building a sun shade over the sandbox.
  • Warmer weather is here.  Please ensure that your child has a hat to protect them from the sun.

“Children are great imitators. So give them something great to imitate.” ~ Anonymous

What’s Happening at Duir School

May 28, 2012

It’s been awhile since anything was posted here, so for those of you who were brought here by a search engine, welcome to Duir School Blog. The other posts at this blog will give you more information about the staff and programs.

May 14 – May 25: Pirates
May 28 – June 8 : Safety
June 11 – June 15: What Fathers Do
June 18 – June 29: Farm Animals
July 3 – July 13: Patterns
July 16 – August 10: Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes
August 13 – August 24: Disney Characters

Duir School will be closed July 2nd and August 6th, and closed completely July 23rd to August 3rd.

Summer Camp 2011

June 7, 2011

We are having a open house and registration night for both our building friendships summer camp and Nursery school programs on June 21, 2011 from 4pm to 8pm. Please stop by to ask us questions about our programs and how Duir School can assist you and your family in meeting your goals.

The end of the School Year is Quickly Coming

June 7, 2011

Are you looking for get your child ready for school starting in September, than consider the Duir School Nursery School Program. We work with parents and family members to help children learn the skills they needs to succeed in school and their families. We assist children in learning social skills like sharing, cooperating and asking for what they need through games and play. We also teach pre acdemic skills which will give your children a head start at school with learning their letter sounds, colours and early writing skills. Our staff also encourage children to learn about body awareness and self regulation through yoga, brain gym, sensory art and other unique aspects of our program.  Give us a call today.   

Recent Comment by a Parent

December 21, 2010

Recently one of our parents commented the following about our program and how our school has impacted her son and family “It is hard to express in words what a wonderful feeling it is as a parent to have your child feel comfortable and confident in their surroundings. To have all of their needs met in a kind, loving and supportive environment. I have yet to find a resource in our community (Northumberland County) that is able to provide quality care that can be found at DUIR SCHOOL. Their love of children definitely shines brightly through. As does the skill and knowledge. My family has been truly blessed to receive their services. My Only regret would be not finding DUIR SCHOOL Sooner. “

Sarah Orr

It is our belief at Duir School that children of all abilities should be encouraged to meet their individual potentials in a fun, caring and supportive environment. To that end we create individualized goals and programs for each child and incorporate them into the overall programs so that we at Duir School are able to meet each child where they are at and support them in meeting the next developmental milestone.