We are a homely nursery and Forrest School in Talke, with spaces only for 6 babies and 10 toddlers. We find that our children and families benefit from a more personal, nurturing and child/family centered approach. By being a smaller setting with less children, we are able to help our children prepare for school within a group setting in an environment that is not as intimidating as larger less homely settings, encouraging them to settle quicker and easier.
We have a high staff to child ratio to ensure that our staff spend more time with our children forming strong bonds and working closely in partnership with our families so that we can provide the best possible individual care for our children and to encourage them to learn, explore, have fun and reach their full potential.
We have designed our facilities to inspire children to have fun and enjoy learning. We have lots of unique facilities including our sensory room, which is one of the only sensory rooms in the area, indoor secret reading garden, Sensory Garden, role play village and much more to explore.
We have recently been award a five star certificate of excellence by Childcare.co.uk as recommended by local families and we have been awarded plastic free nursery status. In our recent parent questionnaire feedback, 100% of families agreed that they are happy at Hilltop Tots and that their child is happy at Hilltop Tots and supported to reach their full potential.
Hilltop Tots Day Nursery in Talke, Stoke-on-Trent is easily accessed via Newcastle-under-Lyme, Kidsgrove, Alsager, Chesterton, and surrounding areas due to our location next to the A500 by Freeport Talke.
We accept 2, 3 and 4 year funding and tax free child care and if you are not sure how to apply for this or if you are eligible we would be happy to help you with this.
Come to see for yourselves what Hilltop Tots has to offer for you and your family!
If you would like any more information or to arrange a visit you can send us a message, call us or visit our website
|Last Updated: 14/05/2020|
- Childcare from £23.00 per morning
- Childcare from £21.00 per afternoon
- Childcare from £30.00 per day
All our fees include all meals, drinks and snacks.
They also include Baby Beats, Jenny's Dance school, Milena Espsnyol and forest school lessons
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- Training Certificate: Certificate of excellence (added 10/05/2020)
- Ofsted Certificate (added 08/11/2018)
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This nursery is a wonderful place for all of the children. It is a home from home where the children get loads of attention and love. My son has been going since the nursery opened, he has come on leaps and bounds since then. The team are simply amazing, they are passionate about what they do and love every single child. They are always happy to see us and I feel I could not have put my trust in a better team to look after and teach my son. Parents are kept informed of everything our children are doing and learning and the team will help parents in any areas they are finding challenging. I could not have picked a better nursery, my son is so happy there and I look forward to my youngest starting soon too :-)
My young lad attends the nursery since mid Sep 2019. It was undoubtedly the best decision we made with my wife to pick Hilltop Tots. Very professional staff greeted us with a lot of positive energy. When you enter this place you see kids with smiles and their happiness. This is the best recommendation or rather proof that every parent wants to get. I see lots of passion of the team which is running this place very well. What I am really impressed with and is worth to mention, those people want to make this place better and better! Every single comment is considered with attention. As the recommendation I can say that during the lockdown my son is missing you guys so much. When in the morning we’re having walks he passes next to my car and wants to get in & go to your place! 5 STARS!
Before staring at Hilltops my Son had sadly attended another local nursery. His experience at this other nursery had such an emotional impact on him that at less than 2 years old he was refusing to leave the house, wear any of the clothes he had worn to the other nursery, became petrified of having his nappy changed and still suffers from the night terrors today. It breaks my heart to say that the little cheeky, confident, happy character that had started at the other nursery was gone and I feared I’d not only lost him but massively let him down. Trying to integrate my son into another nursery seemed like a truly impossible task and one that I feared could cause more damage than good. I’d lost my trust and my beautiful confident happy boy in the click of a finger.
I went to visit Hilltops and if I’m honest id dismissed it before I even walked through the door simply because I just didn’t trust that anyone would give my son the care that I would give him and especially given what he had been through. We were going to be BAGGAGE with capitals.
The second I walked through that little door our life changed! At Hilltops you’re not just a number, you’re not a pay check your family! Yes, its small and yes, its chaotic but its full of laughter and its bubbling over with love and care. I witnessed children walk in, drop their coat on the floor and play without a second look at the parents who were leaving them that day and I witnessed children having a melt down because they didn’t want to go home and leave their little friends when their parents came to collect them.
My son and I were not a black and white case and integration was a slow and painful one, we needed a small miracle and I was worried that Hilltops might give up on us. They didn’t just go that extra mile for us they ran the New York marathon for us, exceeded all expectations and then just kept on going. They didn’t go above and beyond they went stratospheric and I am blown away by the support, patience and guidance they have provided to us as a family.
It’s a long road and we are only at the beginning of it but I know when I leave my little boy, he is given the same love, care and commitment that I myself would give. He has fun, is challenged and educated, he’s even learning a second language and he’s just turned 2!
So, would I recommend Hilltops? One hundred million times yes, I would and with all of my heart. I would never take my son anywhere else! We are so incredibly proud to be a part of the Hilltops family!!
What a lovely setting! My daughter has been attending hilltop since September 2019 and loves it. The care and love the staff show for her is amazing. They remember the little details and encourage her development so well. I feel very included and informed of what’s happening at nursery and my daughters care. She loves the staff and is very happy to go into nursery. I like the small family aspect of the nursery with low child numbers it feels more personal than some of the bigger nurseries. They know her well and she knows them well. A friendly, warm and caring nursery that I am happy sending my daughter too.
An absolute gem of a nursery, my little girl has been going over a year now since she was 9 months old. She loves it, as soon as she sees the staff she runs off and doesn't want to leave at the end of the day! Can't fault the staff or environment, we feel very lucky to have found them. The nursery has a family feel about it and it is just perfect in every way!
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