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Hilltop Pre-school

Hilltop Pre-school forms part of Portishead Pre-schools, which has been operating for 58 years and is well established in Portishead.

We open Monday - Friday 9:00am-3:30pm during term time. We offer a morning or afternoon session and ask that children attend a minimum of 3 sessions per week. In addition we offer a private lunch club facility for those parents who are looking for all day care for their children. We can accommodate up to 21 children each session and children are eligible to join the setting once they reach the age of 2 years, 6 months.

The pre-school is based within Portishead Children’s Centre, offering us easy access to Early Years Professionals and support services they offer to families and children. In addition we also have daily access to the large purpose built playground at the rear of the building.

Each session is staffed by an experienced team, many of whom have worked with pre-school children for a number of years. They have extensive knowledge and understanding of the needs of this age group.

In accordance with OFSTED guidelines, each session is operated by qualified, DBS checked staff who all hold a Paediatric First Aid Qualification.

All children are allocated a member of staff as a ‘Keyperson‘ when they join the pre-school, the Keyperson will document the child’s learning and developmental progress in accordance with the Early Years Foundation Stage.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Manager: Sarah Bailey
Contact Position
Deputy: Claire Godby
01275 390 947
Portishead Playgroups website

Where to go

Hilltop Preschool
St. Barnabas Children's Centre
West Hill
North Somerset
BS20 6LN

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Monday 09:00 - 12:00Monday 12:45 - 14:45Tuesday 09:00 - 12:00Tuesday 12:30 - 15:30Wednesday 09:00 - 12:00Wednesday 12:45 - 14:45Thursday 09:00 - 12:00Thursday 12:30 - 15:30Friday 12:30 - 15:30Friday 09:00 - 12:00

Other details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
18.50 Per session
£4.50 Children are required to bring packed lunch
A consumable donation is charged at £9 each term, this covers morning and afternoon snacks, as well as some activities, like baking. This is not a mandatory fee, however without this being paid we would be unable to offer a healthy snack to all children and provide such a high range of activities. There is an admin fee of £10. This is applicable only for children who pay fees.
Related Links
Ofsted report

Inclusion Information

Special Needs

Has Provision
Experience with
Emotional needs
Communication and Interaction
Speech, language & Communication delay
Hearing impairment
Physical and Sensory Impairment
Autism spectrum
Behaviour, Social and Emotional Development
Learning difficulties
Challenging Behaviour
Cognition and Learning
Support from Springboard

Dietary Needs

Has Provision
Parents to supply, for example: soy milk

Cultural Provisions

Has Provision

Childcare Information


Immediate vacancies
Please contact the setting for availability - 01275 390947
Date updated

Funded Places

Registered to receive Funded Places (15 Hours)
2 year old funding

30 Hours Extended Entitlements

Are you intending to provide 30 Hours?
Are you registered for Tax Free Childcare?

Opening Times & Facilities

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Friday 09:00:00 12:00:00
Friday 12:30:00 15:30:00
Monday 09:00:00 12:00:00
Monday 12:45:00 14:45:00
Thursday 09:00:00 12:00:00
Thursday 12:30:00 15:30:00
Tuesday 09:00:00 12:00:00
Tuesday 12:30:00 15:30:00
Wednesday 09:00:00 12:00:00
Wednesday 12:45:00 14:45:00
Other Availability
Lunch club facility 12:00-12:30 Charged at £4.50 a packed lunch is required

School Pickups

Offers pickups

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
28/04/2022Inspection (Early Years Register)Good

Local offer


Please see above under heading 'Inclusion' or contact the setting directly on 01275 390947 or email:


Local Offer Age Bands
Early Years
SEN Provision Type
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