• Welcome to Hillside Pre-School. We are currently updating our website so please check back later for updated information

  • Our preschool aims to deliver individualised learning, development and care, giving all our children the best possible start in life.

    • Morning & Afternoon Sessions

      We are open daily from 9am – 3pm, morning sessions are 9am – 12pm and our afternoon sessions are 12pm – 3pm.

    • Classes

      Our classes take a maximum of 24 children at one time and up to four staff members, ensuring ratios of 1:8 are well maintained.

    Hillside Pre-school is a registered charty (No: 1019979). We have a history that goes back to 1978.

    Leadership at Hillside has a combined experience of over 40 years and we are a member of the Preschool Learning Alliance. We are an independent charitable business that receives advice, guidance and access to subsidised training via Bristol City Education and other government supported bodies.

    We are managed by a management committee and parents committee and receive our income via the Government Grant Scheme, fee paying parents and fundraising.

    We can use the school playing fields for our activities. We also encourage people from the community to visit and enrich the children’s knowledge and understanding of the world, for example lollipop people, police constables and fire fighters.

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  • Contact Us

    Our postal address and contact details
    • Postal Address

      Hillside PreSchool
      Air Balloon Hill Primary School
      Hillside Road,
      St George,
      BS5 7PB

    • Phone & E-mail

      Phone: 0117 947 8371

    • School Hours

      Monday – Friday
      9 am – 3 pm
      Weekend Closed

    • Sessions

      Mornings, 9am – 12 noon
      Afternoons, 12 noon – 3 pm with packed lunch
      Full day sessions, 9am – 3pm with packed lunch

    • Years Experience

      Hillside staff have a combined experience of over 40 years

    • Children Per Session

      Our classes can take a maximum of 24 children at one time

    • Staff Members

      We have three staff members per session so ratios of at least 1:8 are maintained

    • Free 3 Hour Sessions

      Per week from the start of a new term, after their 3rd birthday

  • Your child's key person will ensure the individual needs of your child are met and grow their confidence.

    Your child’s key person will observe, assess and evaluate your child’s progress to ensure their next steps are clearly identified and planned for. All activities held during a session are designed to ensure that you child is working towards the Early Learning Goals, as follows:

    • Personal, social and emotional development
    • Communications and language
    • Literacy
    • Mathematics
    • Understanding of the world
    • Expressive arts and design
    • Physical development
    • Learning & Development
    • Enabling Environments
    • Positive Relationships
    • A Unique Child

    We pride ourselves in high standards and work within the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) principles

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  • What's New

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      Hillside Pre-School – Ofsted
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      Our History
      Hillside Preschool has been working with children and parents in our community for over 45 years. The Preschool started its [...]
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