Hillsborough Nursery is a purpose-built, self-contained building within the grounds of our Hillsborough campus. It offers care for children from six months to 5 years with 53 places in total.

Your Child’s Key Person and Learning Journey

Each child is given a ‘key person' to help them learn and grow. They work with our early years professionals, recording their individual progress through the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).

When you bring your children to our nursery, we want them to have a great time. We also know that preparation is important for the best experience possible, so our staff undertake some advance planning for each child before he or she arrives at our nursery every day.

Your Child’s Key Person and Learning Journey

Our staff are passionate about early years education, and so they follow the EYFS Framework to ensure your children are learning and developing at every stage.

From 0 to 5 we cover the following areas:-

Prime areas

  • Personal and social
  • Communication and language
  • Physical

Specific areas

  • Literacy
  • Understanding of the world
  • Maths
  • Expressive art/design

We also take children up to 7 years old during the school holidays. We plan lots of different activities during this time, including arts and crafts and outings with their nursery friends!


Yellow room

for children aged 6 months to 2 years


Blue Room

for children 2 – 3 years


Red room

for children 3 – 5 years

Each room is equipped with toys and activities to suit differing age and development stages and offer a great place for your child to explore, experiment and have fun.

We provide a healthy snack each mid-morning and mid-afternoon, and parents can either provide a healthy packed lunch or purchase a nutritious hot lunch each day.

We know that children develop best when they feel safe and secure. So our highly trained staff work closely with parents and other professionals to ensure that children and families always receive the very highest quality service that they deserve.

Our children enjoy taking home our nursery bear, and they love to take photos and record the bear’s adventures at their home. Our children’s library is full of fun and exciting books that will keep your little one entertained. 

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Oftsed rating

Hillsborough Nursery is Ofsted inspected and at our last inspection in March 2023 we were rated as Good. The inspector wrote,

Friendly and caring staff greet children on arrival at this warm and welcoming nursery. Staff form positive relationships with all children. Older children arrive happy and excited to enter the nursery. They often forget to say goodbye to their parents in their eagerness to enter. Babies smile and become excited at the sight of their key person. Children feel happy and safe at the nursery."

The full report can be viewed on the Ofsted website here.


Hillsborough Campus, Livesey Street, Hillsborough, S6 2ET.

How to find us by car

From the north: Leave the M1 at J36, follow the A61 towards Sheffield for 5 miles. On your left, you will pass Hillsborough Leisure Centre and soon approach traffic lights opposite Pizza Hut. Turn left at the lights and follow the road past Owlerton Stadium. Hillsborough Campus is on your right.

From the south: Leave the M1 at J34 (Meadowhall). Follow signs for Hillsborough/Sheffield Wednesday. At the junction opposite the football ground, turn left onto the A61 (Penistone Road) towards the city centre. On your left, you will pass Hillsborough Leisure Centre. At the traffic lights opposite Pizza Hut, turn left, go past Owlerton Stadium and Hillsborough Campus is on your right.

Alternatively, leave the M1 at J33 (Catcliffe) and on to the Parkway towards the city centre until you reach traffic lights. Enter the right-hand lane and continue onto Derek Dooley Way/Outer Ring Road, following the signs to Hillsborough/Barnsley. At the traffic lights at Morrisons, turn right, go past Owlerton Stadium and Hillsborough Campus is on your right.

Travelling by bus or tram

The nearest tram stop is: Hillsborough and Hillsborough Park.

Each are about a 5 minute walk away from Hillsborough Campus.

For live updates for bus and tram times click here or go to Travel South Yorkshire for timetables and fares, and the Supertram website for tram.