Welcome to Hillcrest Day Nursery & Preschool
We provide a safe, enriching environment for your child.
Age range – babies up to primary 2 school aged children.
We aim to create a stimulating learning experience, encouraging each child to express themselves through the magic of play. By promoting a positive self image and treating each child as an individual, we aim to develop self esteem and respect towards others, whilst meeting your child’s developmental milestones.
FREE government curriculum based funded places:
Open to children in their immediate preschool year (3-4yrs) 9am-11.30am
We offer an afternoon session for our pre-school children who attend Nursery School or Hillcrest Pre-School in the mornings. We collect children from school and they enjoy a wide variety of challenging activities including cooking, drama, science, art and active play this allows the children to express themselves in a less structured environment.
Our Colourful PlayroomsRooms are bright, inspiring and decorated in the children’s own artwork, giving the children a sense of ownership and pride. We provide care for children from 6 months up to primary two age. Children move through the nursery groups as and when they are developmentally ready. Hillcrest staff always discuss this process with parents to ensure they are in agreement.
Active LearningAt Hillcrest Day Nursery we focus on the child as an individual, toys are educational to facilitate social, intellectual, physical and emotional development. Key workers are assigned to observe the development of each child and progress reports are carried out every 3 months and shared with parents. Children move through the nursery groups as and when they are developmentally ready. Hillcrest staff always discuss this process with parents to ensure they are in agreement. Each room has a daily routine displayed on the wall to ensure parents know what to expect while their child is at nursery. A copy of this routine is given to parents when joining the nursery and when the child is settling in to the next group. At Hillcrest we embrace new technology and communication between staff and parents. Our My Nursery Pal app allows parents to check in on their child’s activities throughout the day, photos are captured throughout the day to give parents peace of mind whilst at work or home. At Hillcrest’s Preschool we believe children learn best when they have opportunities to investigate and problem solve in their own environment. We like to invite visitors into preschool to talk about different themes and introduce skills which encourages varied learning about the world around us e.g. recycling, nursing, yoga, music to name but a few. Our experienced staff observe and plan according to each child’s interests, ensuring children are supported and meeting their full potential.
The Great OutdoorsWe have a large, natural outdoor space for children to explore what nature has to offer. Children can get creative in our mud kitchen, be inspired in our magical forest area, show off their artistic flair by painting on our large outdoor easel, test their early maths skills with the water wall, watch the windmill wall and develop their language skills by telling stories in the fairy garden. Our garden hosts a tree house, climbing frame, construction area, bug hotel, sand shed, mud kitchen, herb garden and woodwork bench. Hillcrest provides puddle suits for older age groups (pre-nursery & preschool, out of school) so they can jump in muddy puddles worry free. In addition to the garden Hillcrest has a safety surfaced playground where children can challenge their muscles on the bikes, trikes, scooters, climbing frame and see-saw.
Come Join Us
If this sounds like the type of environment for your little one, let’s work together to provide a holistic approach to learning – to find out more, contact us and come visit us at our Nursery