Headstart On The Hill – Rooms


Our Blossoms room is where many of our little ones start their Headstart journey.

Our focus in Blossoms is on stimulating senses and nurturing confidence.
Our highly qualified and experienced staff work to routines that are led by individual needs, on a ratio of one adult to three babies to ensure a perfect balance between interaction with playmates and individual care (with lots of cuddles!).

Our Blossoms children can start at 3 months and move on to their next adventure in Willows at around 18 months. Children only move to the next room when they are ready.


Our Willows room is where individual personalities really start to emerge! From around 18 months to 30 months the Willows children remain in this room, again only moving to the next room when they are ready.

Our Willows room is full of busy, happy and loving children. With a staff ratio of one adult to every three under two year olds and four over two year olds, Willows still require help with their care routines but are beginning to assert their need for independence. Key workers continue to play an important part of the routine with all children being encouraged to practice social skills, develop their confidence and join in activities with others. Of course, we also help them find their voices!


In Chestnuts we do our utmost to stimulate little minds with imaginative and challenging activities that build a strong foundation for a lifetime of learning. With one qualified staff member to every four two year olds and eight three year olds, the Chestnuts are kept busy with ‘hands on’ discovery activities that encourage them to use all of their senses.

Every day in our chestnuts room is filled with singing songs, sharing stories, playing, building and exploring enjoyable experiences. Our key workers focus on inspiring natural curiosity through play while encouraging children to make simple choices and take responsibility for tidying up after themselves. But, quiet time is also an important part of the daily routine – after all, a little relaxation is no bad thing!!


We aspire to ensure that every child is equipped for “big school” by placing great emphasis on “learning by doing”.
With a ratio of one adult to every eight children, we focus on developing the building blocks that ensure a firm foundation for education – language and listening skills coupled with confidence in mathematics, reading and writing. We also foster self-esteem by bringing a positive approach to new experiences with plenty of fun and enjoyment, learning through play.