Welcome to Hillside Nursery!

Here at Hillside we have a 52 place nursery; 26 places in the morning and 26 places in the afternoon.

Nursery session times are- 8:30am – 11:30am and 12:30pm – 3:30pm.

Here at Hillside Nursery we aim to provide an exciting and stimulating environment where children will develop the necessary skills to become confident, independent learners. Both indoor and outdoor environments offer your child play based opportunities to learn in fun, meaningful contexts.

We work alongside parents to ensure that children have the best start to their education. We record and track the children's progress using Tapestry, an online learning journey that is available for you to view at any time and for you to add your observations and comments to create an all round profile.

We would love to show you round our setting and show you the provision on offer at Hillside. 

To apply for a place for your child please contact the school office.

The Curriculum

Quality teaching and learning is promoted by the use of the Early Years Foundation Stage which is split into 7 areas of learning.

There are 3 prime areas:

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Physical Development (including Health and Self-care)
  • Communication and Language

And 4 specific areas:

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design

These areas continue through the reception year and give the children an excellent start in terms of the National Curriculum.

We also aim to support children in becoming effective learners, who are willing to explore, keep trying and be creative when solving problems.


To apply for a place for your child please contact the school office.

Phone: 01603 433453

Fax: 01603 701836


Spring Term

We have had another busy and enjoyable half term here at Nursery!

The children started off by thinking about cold climates. We found out all about penguins and made some lovely shape penguins with moveable flippers.

The children then learnt about the Arctic and polar bears.

Following this, we have had a great time reading and acting out traditional stories. Goldilocks and the 3 Bears involved lots of porridge oats and ordering by size as well as cooking flapjacks.

We built houses both inside and out for the 3 Little Pigs from recycled materials and waffle blocks.

The children have thought about positional language and sound effects for The 3 Billy Goats Gruff, as well as lots of trip trapping over bridges.

We have all loved it!