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Red Hill


Red Hill pre-school situated on the grounds of Red Hill Primary School in Chislehurst, Kent opened in January 2010.

The pre-school offers flexible and affordable childcare for children between the ages of 2 and a half and five years. The pre-school is open all day from 8.45am to 3.30pm.

Designed by a London architect the pre-school is light, airy and flexible. The building offers a secure and welcoming environment where children, parents and staff feel part of one large happy family.

We provide a wide range of activities that meet the needs of the individual child, and a curriculum that celebrates and builds on their achievements, interests and learning styles.

The pre-school was recently inspected by Ofsted who judged the pre-school “Outstanding” in all areas with the inspector making the following comments.

“Children are enjoying exceptional learning opportunities and experiences because the uniqueness of each child is fully valued and appreciated and children are very happy, settled and thriving in the setting because adults create a stimulating, interactive, accessible learning environment.”

The Team

Fiona our Manager, has worked for Village Nurseries for the past twelve years and as Deputy Manager for 11 years.  Fiona has helped run the pre-school in a professional manner, having stood in as Manager on many occasions.  She has a wealth of experience working with children and has been our SENCo for many years.

All our staff hold relevant childcare qualifications, and are proud of the exceptional environment Red Hill has become due to the dedication and commitment of the staff team.

Red Hill is a real team effort with the Ofsted inspector’s judgments being a true reflection on the professionalism, and passion of the staff team, in delivering the very best in education and care.

   The staff at Red Hill Pre-School take their roles and responsibilities in caring and educating the children very seriously!!    

Village Nurseries, at Red Hill take a great deal of pride in their displays and role play areas. The role play area is changed regularly in order to give the children exciting and varied play opportunities. Parents are encouraged to assist their children in collecting interesting items for our interest table that relate to our current nursery topic. The interest table is particularly relevant for assisting children understanding the world around them, in particular the changing seasons and nature.

Please see below examples of the many exciting activities we cover during the year.

The current spring and Easter project has been a great success at our Red Hill pre-school thanks to the input from our parents and children.

The children were encouraged to bring spring bulbs and signs of spring for our ‘Interest Table’.  The children enjoyed discussing their spring flowers with their peers and subsequently planting the bulbs in the ‘secret garden’.

The glorious smell of highly scented flowers such as hyacinth and narcissus filled our foyer area for several weeks and resulted in a colourful and interactive display. The children enjoyed talking to their peers about their spring flowers and were the given the opportunity to  replicate their flowers in the creative area,  whilst considering shape and colour,  and using an abundance of mixed media to create colourful, textured flowers.

The children enjoyed learning about the celebration of ‘St Patrick’s Day’ on the 17th March, and had the opportunity to make shamrocks at the creative table.

We have all enjoyed preparing for Easter.  The ‘Interest Table’ has been a particular success with an abundance of Easter bunnies, chicks and eggs.  The children have enjoyed many Easter crafts such as making Easter egg decorations for hanging on our Easter tree, butterfly printing, and collage bunnies, lambs and rainbows.  Our pre-school is a mass of colour with the children’s artwork displayed on our boards and hanging from string across the room.

We have been delighted from the response from our parents in supporting our craft projects as well as volunteering to come into the nursery and help cook with the children, and are most grateful for the time they have taken in delivering such imaginative crafts with an Easter theme.

Below are some more examples of our wall displays and role play areas: 

Pet Shop Teddy Bears Picnic



 Mini Beasts


Religious Festival



Healthy Eating

Red Hill Outside Area

Our lovely nursery at Red Hill offers wonderful outside opportunities for the children who attend.

The front garden is used throughout the year and offers a large grassed area for more active pursuits that support young children’s physical development.  The recent purchase of a large climbing tower encourages children to climb confidently and take turns. Other activities such as ball games, assault courses and sports days are enjoyed by the children on a regular basis.  The front garden offers an extensive shaded area where children can enjoy story time and a teddy bears picnic in the summer months.

Red Hill also benefits from a large soft surface playground which is accessed from the main nursery area.  The design of the building allows for the sliding doors to fully open onto the playground creating a daily outside classroom.  The playground is set up with a wide variety of activities that include sand and water play and resources that encourage role play scenarios such as the play house, and outside kitchen with barbeque area.  Children enjoy large group games in the playground areas that involve singing and dancing to music and learning about road safety.  Children are able to access the playground in all weathers due to the facility of giant umbrellas that shade the children in the hot summer months and offer protection from rain and wind on colder days.

Children who attend our Red Hill pre-school also benefit from the use of our ‘Secret Garden’, a special area that supports children’s development in learning about nature and the environment.  The garden is planted throughout the year with seasonal plants and vegetables.  Small groups of children access the garden to plant spring bulbs, feed the birds, detect insects and learn about wildlife. Children are given opportunities to plant and observe the growth of vegetables which are eventually collected by the children and enjoyed as a healthy snack at our milk bar session.

Please see below examples of our outside areas:


The children have access to a wide range of resources complimenting the areas of learning within the EYFS. 

Latest News

The Ofsted report is available to view at the pre-school or online at

We are exceptionally proud of our pre-school and look forward to showing you around and answering any questions that you may have.

For further information on the pre-school please contact us on 0208 295 2494 or e-mail us on

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