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Children See Magic Because They Look For It

South Hills Nurseries


‘As a child, one has that magical capacity to move among the many eras of the earth; to see the land as an animal does, to experience the sky from the perspective of a flower or a bee, to feel the earth quiver and breath beneath us and to know a hundred smells of mud.’

Address: Home Farm Road, Wilton. Salisbury, SP2 8PJ
Telephone: 01722 744971
Manager: Kim Steele
Email: wiltonmanager@southhillsschool.com

Ofsted Report

First opened in 1993, Wilton is our flagship nursery. Children experience a rich and varied curriculum whilst engaging in outdoor forest and farm activities. These range from forest sessions in the nearby woods to feeding and caring for our many animals, including donkeys, alpacas, and sheep.

Our children and staff make the most of being surrounded by beautiful countryside. Furthermore, staff provide the firm foundations for each child to explore and grow from 3 months to 5 years. We also run a highly successful after school club for children attending local Primary Schools.


‘There are hundreds of languages in the world, but a smile speaks them all.’

Address: Winding Way, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP2 9DY

Telephone: 01722 349090

Manager: Gemma Paice

Email: southhillsnursery3@btconnect.com

Ofsted Report

Linked to a local children’s centre, our Bemerton nursery opened its doors in 2010. Providing stimulating and exciting environments, we make sure children’s interests are at the heart of all the activities.

Children have a strong sense of belonging through the relationships with staff and learn to become confident and independent. The staff work closely with outside professionals to ensure that each child reaches their full potential from 3 months to 5 years.


‘A kind of magic happens when you trust, respect, and honour the ideas of children’

Address: Dews Road, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP2 7SN

Telephone: 01722 322111 

Manager: Kerry Brant 

Email: southhillscity@btconnect.com

Ofsted Report

Based in the heart of the city centre, our nursery opened in 2014 and is ideally located for families living and working in Salisbury. Split into 4 age groups, (ranging from 3 months to 5 years old) the children are empowered to learn and explore in age-appropriately resourced rooms, where caring and nurturing staff support all aspects of their development.

The children have access to a well-designed outside area and use every opportunity to venture out into local parks and the Cathedral grounds to extend on their knowledge of the world in which they live.

St. Peter’s

‘‘Every child is a different kind of flower and, altogether, make this world a beautiful garden.’

Address: Xanten Way, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP2 9FL

Telephone: 01722 441374

Manager: Gemma Paice 

Email: stpetersmanager@southhillsschool.com

Ofsted Report

Integral to St Peter’s Primary School, our purpose-built nursery opened in September 2018. Caring for children aged between 2-5 years, South Hills St Peter’s is open 51 weeks from 7:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. The children have a wealth of space inside and out to support all aspects of the curriculum and interests.

Staff engage creatively and use their knowledge of each individual to provide them with the best possible start to their education. We are fortunate to have access to the forest area within the school grounds and this provides our children with opportunities to take risks through well-planned activities lead by a fully qualified forest leader.


‘‘We must teach our children to smell the earth, to taste the rain, to touch the wind and to see how things grow.’

Address: Burcombe Lane, Wilton, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP2 0ES

Telephone: 01722 743901

Manager: Christal Bradley

Email: southhillsburcombe@gmail.com

Ofsted Report

Situated within the grounds of Wilton CE Primary School, our nursery caters for children aged between 2 and 5 years old. Opening in 2012, the children engage in a wide variety of experiences covering all areas of the curriculum, which motivates the children to eagerly learn through play and exploration.

Enjoying a good balance of self-chosen and adult-led activities, the learning is strengthened further by the introduction of Montessori equipment presented by a trained practitioner which embeds the well-planned environment. Children have ample opportunities to spend time outdoors, either using the school grounds or visiting the local forest area.

Great Cheverell

‘‘Children see magic because they look for it’

Address: High Street, Great Cheverell, Devizes, Wiltshire, SN10 5XZ

Manager: Julie Whitehead


Email: oldschoolmanager@southhillsschool.com

Set in the heart of Wiltshire, Old School Nursery as its name suggests is based in a beautiful 18th-century schoolhouse. Opening in 2018, two classrooms and a small library is the perfect environment for learning, exploring and having fun. The children enjoy our stunning garden with panoramic views of the surrounding countryside, not to mention a helipad and decommissioned helicopter.

The courtyard is the ideal outdoor space for the children to free flow from the indoors to the outside. Caring for children aged between 2 and 5 years old, the staff establish excellent relationships with their key pupils as they embark of child-led learning and play throughout the 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. sessions.


‘Welcome each day with the joy and wonder of a child.’

Address: William Street, Calne, Wiltshire, SN11 9BD

Manager: Sooz Turk 

Telephone01249 816987

Email: calnemanager@southhillsschool.com

Being situated on the Marden Vale Primary School site, South Hills Calne was established in 2019 and caters for children aged between 2 and 5 years old. Staff have a clear knowledge of each individual’s specific learning requirements and adapt their routine and planning accordingly.

With designated areas inside and out, the children have plenty of opportunities to show curiosity and marvel in the daily learning experiences. Working in partnership with local agencies, children attending are given the best possible start in life.


‘Children need to feel, wonder and gaze in awe at the world.’

Address: Stepping Stones Nursery School, Upper Oakhill, Froxfield, Marlborough, Wiltshire, SN8 3JT

Manager: Sue Corfield 

Telephone01488 681067 

Email: admin@steppingstonesfroxfield.com

Stepping Stones came under the South Hills umbrella in 2019. Taking pupils aged between 3 months and 5 years old, we offer a wonderful space for children to spread their wings and enjoy lots of outdoor activities due to having endless green space and their own forest area.

The rooms are divided into 4 age groups, enabling the children to have fun while developing independent learning skills with the assistance of knowledgeable and supportive staff.


‘Play is our brains favourite way of learning.’

Address: Kings Avenue, Corsham, Wiltshire, SN13 0EG

Manager: Tina Thomson

Telephone01249 714786

Email: corshammanager@southhillsschool.com

Ofsted Report

Corsham was our first nursery in the North of the County to join our South Hills family and came on board in 2015. Catering for our youngest children from 3 months to 5 years old, the nursery provides a bright and stimulating environment, where children are encouraged to use their imaginations and follow their curiosity.

The outdoor learning takes place whatever the weather or changing season, as the staff recognise the positive value for children learning the hundred different smells of mud.