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Hillside Nursery and Forest School


Hillside Nursery & Forest School is a Lancashire County Council maintained Nursery School offering places from 9 months to 4 year old children.  

This includes the free entitlement of 15 hours per week during term time to 3 and 4 year old children, alongside the 30 hour entitlement to those parents/carers that meet the eligibility.

We also offer 2 year old funded places (subject to eligibility) and non-funded places.


More information about eligibility is available at


We have places for 112 children, 56 children per session. We encourage the children to attend 5 mornings or 5 afternoon sessions to provide consistency and enable them to build friendship groups.  However, we also offer a number of flexible places.  


Morning sessions are 8.55am to 11.55am

Afternoon sessions are 12.40pm to 3.40pm


Each session lasts for 3 hours and we encourage punctuality and good attendance so we can provide your child with the best learning experience.  Wraparound care is available, which includes breakfast club, lunch and additional sessions. 

Breakfast   7.55am-8.55am 

Lunch   11.55am-12.40pm

After School   3.40-4:40pm 

These can be booked at the office and paid via Parentmail


Whatever your situation, please do not hesitate to speak to a member of staff.  We work hard to support our parents and families and will do everything in our power to accommodate your requirements.

Click here for our Nursery Admission Policy

Click here for the Lancashire County Council application form

Click here for information for Funded place for 2-year-olds

Click here for information for Funded place for 3-4-year-olds

Click here for up coming changes to childcare funding