Apply for a place

  • Starting at Hillside Pre-School

    Whatever stage of the application process you are at, you can be assured that our staff will be warm and weloming and here to guide you through every step of the way.
    • Waiting List

      You may register your child on the preschool waiting list at anytime. You and your child’s details are entered onto our database. Call 0117 947 8371 or email to request an application form.

    • Initial Visit

      You and your child will be shown around the pre-school by a Pre-school Leader. You will be provided with a leaflet, “An Introduction to our Pre-School”.

    • Offer Letter

      Your child will receive a letter offering them a place (subject to availability), detailing session days and times. Parents must return the confirmation slip provided to accept or decline their child’s place.
      If accepted your child will be invited for another visit to start off the settling in process.

    • Start Date

      The big day has arrived. Please feel free to discuss any issues with your Key Person, especially if you would like to stay with your child while they settle in. Please ensure any changes to contact or collection details are made known.

    • Free Places

      Children are eligible to start at Hillside Pre-School from their 3rd birthday. We offer 30 hours free childcare, parents need to obtain a unique 30 hour code from and this will be dependent on avilability of preschool spaces.

      • 5 x 3 hour sessions per week
      • Morning sessions: 9am - 12 midday
      • OR afternoon sessions: 12 midday - 3pm
      • Term time only
    • Paid For Places

      If your child is 3 and not yet entitled to free places.

      • £17.00 per 3 hour session
      • Morning sessions: 9am - 12 midday
      • Afternoon sessions: 12 midday - 3pm
      • All Day sessions: 9am - 3pm
      • Available term time only
Useful links

30 Hours of free childcare

Benefits entitlement checker:

Tax Credits:

Family Information Service:
0845 129 7217

FREE early education place for two year old children:
Free early education for two year olds (

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