Hilltops Day Nursery & Pre-School, Chorley

Set in a converted Georgian mansion and surrounded by open fields, Partou Hilltops Nursery and Pre-School provides exceptional childcare and education to families throughout Chorley.

As a Partou nursery, we believe that every child is unique and strive to provide fun, engaging activities based around their individual interests each and every day.


Large, spacious playrooms offering a wide range of fun, inspiring and educational activities

An amazing outdoor area which includes fabulous gardens and gardening patches

Healthy and delicious meals from our seasonal menu, freshly prepared at the nursery

A friendly ‘home from home’ atmosphere which celebrates the personalities and interests of every child

Highly qualified childcare practitioners with safeguarding and first aid training

Funded Childcare Places Available

The Partou experience

At Partou, the children lead the way. They explore their surroundings and learn about the world they live in, by choosing for themselves which activity they want to join in with next.

Our team are there to care for them and keep them safe. To nurture their emerging abilities and encourage them to seize each fun-packed day. But not to tell them what to do next.

Why? Because when children are allowed to choose their own activities, rather than being told what to do, they naturally choose the activities they’re most interested in. And scientific research has shown that being interested in what they’re doing is the easiest and best way for children to learn.

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Food & nutrition

Creating healthy eating habits for young children stretches far beyond their time with us. It encourages a lifelong positive relationship with food whilst building healthy bodies and healthy minds. Here’s how we encourage healthy eating habits:

  • Rotating menus: Evidence shows regular exposure to foods helps children to develop their taste for them, yet we still want to offer variety. So, we rotate our menus on a three-to-four-week basis, offering the perfect balance between exposing children to new foods yet allowing them to become familiar with flavours.
  • A lunchtime focus: We prioritise lunch as a time where children can enjoy their food. There is a social aspect to all lunches and, where possible, children are encouraged to take an active interest in the food they eat.
  • Fresh food everyday: We serve children fresh food every day and accommodate many different dietary requirements. We have procedures in place to protect children with food allergies and offer different meal options too. If your child has a dietary requirement, simply let us know as part of our registration process and we’ll make sure we meet the needs of your child.

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Nursery fees

Age Full Time
Weekly Rate
7:30am – 6:00pm
7:30am – 1:00pm
1:00pm – 6:00pm
0 to 2 £265.00 £57.50 £34.50 £34.50
2+ £250.00 £55.00 £34.50 £34.50


Registration Fee: £75 (Non Refundable)
10% discount off eldest child’s fees for siblings

  • Universal 15 hours free childcare entitlement is available to all 3 and 4 year olds, extending to 30 hours for eligible working families*.
  • 15 hour free childcare entitlement is also available to 2-year-olds subject to availability.

For the latest childcare funding information, please visit our dedicated resource page.

* Please note that free childcare entitlement from the government is only applied to the ‘care’ element of your invoice and does not cover meals which are charged at £6.50 per morning session and £5.50 per afternoon session. Consumables will also be charged at £0.70 per morning session and £0.70 per afternoon session.

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Day Nursery
& Pre-school

01257 267023

Open Mon - Fri, 7.30am to 6.00pm

119 Heapey Road, Chorley, Lancashire PR6 9BJ

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What families say?

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5 stars

15 March 2024

My three-year-old has been at the nursery from being 9 months old. There had been a turnaround of staff and management. The new current manager is absolutely fantastic, she has been so proactive, making changes to improve the standards. The staff from the cook, and apprentice, right up to management,...

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5 stars

28 February 2024

My son loves attending nursery and has a great relationship with the staff. They are very friendly and communicate well about what my son has been up to during the day. There is a good range of activities indoors and outdoors to keep him entertained and stimulated. The nursery provides a wide range o...

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Rachael J

5 stars

16 February 2024

Since the start of a new manager, there have been no changes to staff, apart from additions, which is always a good sign! All the girls there my daughter adores and she has some fab little friends, new activities and toys, learning and creative. I'm also a massive fan of the new app that The Hollies...

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Elizabeth M

5 stars

03 February 2024

Attended the open day this weekend, the nursery is absolutely lovely. The staff are amazing and very friendly. My little boy loved playing with the toys and in the sand pit. The facilities are 100% better since the new management was put in place. The new nursery manager has made some great improveme...

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5 stars

09 January 2024

I have had an excellent experience with the nursery, they have been very accommodating with my child's settles and have been very reassuring throughout the process. The environment is very enriching and there is always something new! The team have been great with me and my child so much so she has se...

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4 stars

18 August 2023

My son has been going to The Hollies for two years now and goes for two mornings a week. He is sometimes upset and does not want to be parted with me, but I always know that I can call and check up on him and when I do ring up they say he was fine as soon as I walked out of the door! They go outside ...

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5 stars

19 July 2023

Our daughter loves going to The Hollies, she goes in with a smile and leaves with a smile. The setting has a lovely big garden with plenty to do. They try to take the children outside every day (wellies and puddle suits required). She enjoys painting and creating masterpieces. There is plenty of age-...

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4 stars

06 April 2023

The staff are friendly and accommodating. My 10-month-old gets really excited about the days that she's in and has progressed already so much since she started 3 months ago. The only drawback I would say is staffing which has been acknowledged. With regard to my daughter's growth and development,...

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Amanda S

5 stars

13 December 2022

My little boy goes to this nursery and honestly, I cannot say a bad word about it. The staff are lovely and friendly, my boy loves the staff and always comes home talking about them full of joy! The facilities are fantastic and vast. It's just a joy for my little boy to come out of nursery talking ha...

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Hannah M

4 stars

09 December 2022

Always arrive at pick up to a smiling child. Has a great bond with keyworker. I have recommended this nursery to friends and two of my children have attended. We both work full time so our daughter is in from 8am until 5.30pm and her development has been amazing.

Samantha P

5 stars

09 December 2022

Amazing nursery and staff, very friendly and welcoming. They are willing to adapt to your child's individual needs and are very good at communicating with you as a parent/guardian to work closely with you, to help your child grow.


5 stars

09 December 2022

My child has attended this nursery for a number of years and absolutely loves it. He is so happy to attend every morning which is wonderful to see. The staff are very caring and know my child very well. They do a variety of activities every week and try and focus on my child's interests where possibl...

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Becky H

5 stars

18 February 2021

Our son has been at The Hollies since he was 9-months-old and he's now four and a half and preparing for school. We chose the nursery for its large bright rooms and great outdoor space. The playground has now been renovated, and our son tells us it's great. The large field at the side they go on is a...

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Demi B

5 stars

13 February 2021

Both of my little girls have attended The Hollies; one is still currently there, and the other left for school. I viewed so many nurseries locally and was drawn to this one. I loved the location, loved the fact they have key fobs for parents to just let themselves in, loved the setting and the outdoo...

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Angela H

5 stars

07 December 2020

My daughter started at The Hollies in September. The staff were amazing with her as a new baby and me as a very nervous mummy. She loves going now and has made some very strong bonds with the nursery staff in her room. The activities are always great and linked to her interests. I would definitel...

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Why Partou?

For us at Partou, childcare isn’t just a job, it’s a journey – one where every child leads us in a unique new direction.

As part of the Netherlands’ largest childcare group, we’ve access to world-leading expertise in learning and development, so you can be confident your child will benefit from an experience as unique as they are.

Of course, care is as much about empathy as education, and ours is a child-led approach that emphasises building confidence and curiosity – so that every child in our care has the freedom to flourish.

Reassurance for you and your little one


We’re more than just a team; we’re a close community driven by our passion for childcare, and our commitment to each individual child’s development. We know that by working together, we’re stronger.


In our community, compassion isn’t just a word; it’s our way of life. By embracing our differences, we make our community more diverse and vibrant. We build strong, supportive relationships with the children and each other, based on trust and understanding.

Continuous learning

We believe strongly in development, for the children in our care and for ourselves. Through continuous learning, we help our team and our children reach their full potential. Together, we make a positive impact, in our communities and across wider society.

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