About Us

About Us

Established in 1993 Hillside Day Nursery is owned and managed by Sarah Cook and Donna Pepper. Both Sarah and Donna hold the CACHE Level 4 in Children’s Care, Learning and Development and the BTEC Level 3 Advanced Forest School Leadership Award. Between them they have over 40 years of childcare experience.

Sarah and Donna had worked for Hillside Day Nursery for 14 years and 12 years respectively, both in managerial positions when the opportunity arose for them to purchase the Potterswood site in early 2013. In September 2015 they opened a second site in the grounds of the Kingswood Foundation Estate.

Sarah and Donna are very passionate about providing high quality childcare and education and are proud to be part of shaping each child’s future.


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Our Staff

Our staff have been selected to provide the highest standards of child care and education for your child. All our staff are qualified to at least Level 3 and we have one member of staff who achieved her BA Honours in Early Years and Education in May 2018. We support staff with Level 2 qualifications to gain their Level 3 in partnership with Babcock training. All staff have been thoroughly vetted using an enhanced DBS check and have a full commitment to ongoing training. All our staff are trained in paediatric first aid and hold Safeguarding Children and Food Handling at level 2.