Following our recent parent’s questionnaire in which there was a request for us to provide a hairdressing service for the children during the nursery day.


All nurseries have photographer visits throughout the year to capture your child’s day playing or having adventures in the garden, as well as giving you the opportunity to come to the nursery and have a family portrait. Parents are more than welcome to bring a change of clothes for their child to wear for the photographs.

Prior to the photographer visit, an email will be sent to parents informing them of the company visiting, the date and time, delivery date for ordered photographs and whether siblings are able to attend.

There is a small fee for this service, parents will liaise with the photographer directly for payment for the photographs.

All photographers used by Tops Day Nurseries will hold an enhanced Disclosure and Baring Service checks which will be shown to the nursery manager on duty upon arrival.


Tops Day Nurseries use a system called eyLog to record the development of our children and inform next steps for practitioners and parents. We have a secure tablet in each room to take video, audio and stills, and parents and carers have a login so they can see and be involved with their child’s learning log throughout the day.

Click here to find out more about eyLog

Babysitting service

Our babysitting service provides qualified insured staff that hold, or are working towards, an NVQ level 2 or 3 in childcare. The safety and well-being of your child/ren is our top priority so all babysitters are over the age of 18 years and 10 months, are first aid trained and will have completed a check with the ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ (DBS) prior to being able to start work.

The Babysitting service is operated and organised separately from each of our nurseries. Each nursery has a specific named babysitting coordinator who will liaise with the parents and staff to arrange a possible sitter for the required date and times requested on the babysitting booking form.

Prices for our babysitting services start from £7.50 per hour with a 4-hour minimum booking.

Hiring of the nursery

Are you looking for the perfect, child friendly venue for a birthday party or celebration? 12 of our nurseries are available to hire over the weekends for £20 per hour. You will also have access to our toys, books and other resources as long as this is booked with the nursery manager in advance.

The nurseries available for hire include Tops Bournemouth, Tops Corfe Mullen, Tops Newport, Tops Parkstone, Tops Poole, Tops Christchurch, Tops Portsmouth, Tops Lakeside, Tops Musgrove, Tops Wareham, Tops Winchester and Tops Gillingham.

A deposit and additional fees will apply. Please contact us on for more information.