Ofsted Outstanding 2011 and 2015

Hillside Pre-School has been open since 1993 and is set in the grounds of Hillside First School in the town of Verwood, Dorset.The pre-school is committee-run and the curriculum is led by our experienced Manager and our Early Years Teacher . It has an excellent reputation within the community and is known for its caring and qualified practitioners and high staff/child ratio.

Our setting offers flexible hours - please contact us to discuss the options available.


The setting also accommodates a Breakfast Club and an After School club for Hillside First School and pre-school children - ensuring wraparound care for families.

                                                             Nurture  -  Inspire  -  Achieve

Our aim is to ensure that everyone is welcome and every child's individual needs will be acknowledged and met. We will learn from each other and respect all views and cultures.

Please also visit our Facebook page for further information, images and examples of our outstanding practice.

Hillside Pre-School & Early Learning Group

Hillside Road
BH31 7HE

01202 820679

“A high ratio of well-qualified staff work with the children.  They forge very effective partnerships with parents and other professionals, which means that all children, including disabled children, those who have special educational needs and communication difficulties, receive excellent support."
"The highly stimulating and extremely well-organised environment enables children to be independent and to initiate their own ideas."