Our Nursery

We provide a safe, enriching environment for your child.

Age range – babies up to primary 2 school aged children.

At Hillcrest children benefit from access to educational and age appropriate toys, books and activities. Staff nurture children’s curiosity with engaging daily routines and activities.

We offer interactive music and movement sessions by Jo Jingles for children in our Toddlers, Tiny Twos, Pre-Nursery & Pre-School groups.

Safe and Secure

  • Famly app – Receive live updates about your child’s day, photos of your little ones at play, notes from staff and much more.
  • Key worker system – One staff member assigned to each child.
  • Progress reports – Key workers complete observational progress reports which are shared with parents and enable us to help your child meet new challenges when they are ready.
  • Daily routines – Our daily routines are posted in each room to provide you with information about your child’s day.
  • Family time – Children who have a sibling in the nursery have family time where they get to spend time playing together.

All groups have access to outdoor play. Our large mature garden and separate safety surfaced area allows for two or more groups to be outdoors at the same time.

Our Colourful Playrooms






Tiny Twos






Out of School Club

Summer Camp

During July and August we offer a multi active summer camp which is open to all children going into P1 and those in P1 & P2. Our sessions are from 9am – 5pm five days per week with the option for full day care, morning / afternoon, or daily 9 – 5pm. Our summer camp leaflet and application form is available in April each year.

Our Summer Camp programme allows children to explore and learn by experiencing a variety of sport activities, den making work shops, visits from skilled professionals and activities based in various creative mediums including art, drama and music. We also include amazing trips in the programme, visiting local zoos, cinemas, parks, farms, theatres and exhibitions.