About Us

Hillcrest Day Nursery is a friendly environment in which your child can form friendships, play and learn by increasing their understanding of the world around them. At Hillcrest we work closely with our children’s families to ensure that their first experiences are positive ones.

Hillcrest has been a family run, registered Private Day Nursery since our doors opened in 1991. We’ve prided ourselves on providing outstanding childcare for over 25 years. Located on Belfast’s leafy Annadale Avenue, we are in close proximity to Ormeau, Rosetta, Stranmillis, Newtownbreda and Four Winds areas.

Hillcrest have high expectations of our staff to ensure that we deliver the highest quality childcare. Our staff members are selected for their professional childcare qualifications and for their personal qualities and their commitment to provide each child with the best quality care.

Our ethos:

Is to create a nurturing, inclusive environment in partnership with parents where each child can reach their full potential in surroundings which are safe, secure, happy, healthy and stimulating.

Help with childcare costs: 

We accept both childcare vouchers and contributions for the Government’s new tax free childcare scheme.

Inspected Annually: 

We are a registered childcare provider and as such we are inspected annually by Social Services. Comment’s from their last report include:

  • Jennifer Fleck
    Jennifer Fleck Nursery Owner
  • Justine Curran
    Justine Curran Nursery Development Manger
  • Judith Albert
    Judith Albert Nursery Manger
  • Louise McAllister
    Louise McAllister Preschool Group Leader
  • With your help, care, patience and attention Theo made lots of friends and had lots of craic along the way!

    Theo's Mum
  • The atmosphere in Hillcrest always friendly, relaxed yet full of energy

    Ailbe's Mum & Dad
  • Activities are age appropriate and play opportunities diverse

    Pre-School Parent
  • Staff are very approachable they take time to listen

    Toddler Parent
  • Thank you so much to the wonderful staff at Hillcrest​. You made Conall's time here fun and informative. He has come on leaps and bounds thanks to your care, attention and warmth

    Conall's Mum & Dad
  • Great Nursery and staff are excellent

    Cleo's Mum & Dad
  • I am delighted with the level of care at Hillcrest. The group leaders and assistants are wonderful and it is clear they care about each individual child very much

    Cian's Mum & Dad
  • You are a fantastic well-run nursery and I have always and will always recommend you guys to everyone

    Kyia's Mum & Dad
  • Warm, friendly but professional

    Daire's mum
  • The Hillcrest team are well - organised, genuine, helpful, kind & caring. Joseph has always been a happy boy but to see him so at home has been a blessing and a joy

    Joseph's Mum & Dad