Do you have a child that is aged between 2 and 4?

Hilltots Pre-School is a purpose built building, set in the ground of Hilltop Infant School. Hilltots is a well resourced setting with a carefully planned curriculum by qualified, experienced staff.

Children can join us after their second birthday for the morning or afternoon session and move on to full days when they are three years old.

  • Free spaces available (funded up to 15 and 30 hours a week) Additional sessions £15
  • Small class size so every child is catered for as an individual
  • Stability for children by having one school from 2-11 years
  • Approachable high quality staff overseen by a qualified teacher
  • Newly built building with high quality play resources available

At Hilltots pre-school we follow a rich, varied curriculum with a focus on creating independent, curious learners who are ready for their journey on to Reception. Our skilled practitioners, overseen by a qualified Early Years Teacher, create exciting, engaging invitations to play so that the children can explore, investigate and learn. Both our indoor and outdoor environment ensure that all areas of learning and development are met, using a wide range of resources.

At Hilltots we are very much part of the Hilltop school community and our involvement in daily activities (such as lunch) and also the less frequent events (such as Enterprise Day) mean that our children feel comfortable, secure and settled when it comes to transitioning into the infants.

Research has shown us that children who attend a HEARTS Academy Nursery are more likely to achieve early learning goals by the end of the Reception year.

Please visit Hearts Academy Trust Curriculum for our Early Years Curriculum.

If you would like to arrange a visit or to apply for a place please contact Mrs K Cunningham, Pre-School Teacher at or telephone directly on 01268 387555.