Hillside Pre-School is a local community pre-school charity in the heart of Chorleywood. We were set up in 1979 by our founder, Pat Sullivan.

Pat envisioned a pre-school where parents were very much at the heart of its running. She set up a parent-led committee that governed the pre-school and, together with Pat as the pre-school manager, ensured its successful operation.

This parent-led Committee structure continues today, working closely with our pre-school Manager Ruby, and the team of highly experienced staff. Combined with being a charity, the committee and staff can focus purely on providing high-quality childcare without the need to make a profit.

We provide a nurturing, dynamic and fun learning environment for families with pre-schoolers aged 2-4 years.

Our experienced staff, with over 80 years of combined service, are well known for developing confident and sociable children ready for when they start school. We are a feeder pre-school to our local primary schools and the friendships our children make during their time at Hillside support them in their transition to primary school and beyond.

Pat Sutton, our founder unveiling our new Pre-School sign and logo in September 2019