Tops Day Nurseries offer a range of extra benefits for parents and their children in addition to the flexible childcare we provide.

Extra ActivitiesAfter-school and Holiday Clubs
Tops Day Nurseries run 10 fun-packed holiday clubs, as well as breakfast and after-school clubs, for children across Dorset, Somerset and Hampshire – Click here to find your nearest holiday club. Some of our clubs are for 5-7 year olds while others run activities for 5-11 year olds. We hope you can join us!


Tops Forest School:
Tops Forest School gives our children a unique experience, taking them once a week on outings and teaching them about nature through nature. The children are given supervised access to magnifying glasses, saws, spades, buckets and more to help them explore. Children are encouraged to take risks, get messy, get wet, climb higher, and learn about their surroundings.


Tops Cooking School:
The cooking workshops will be run weekly at the nurseries, for children to learn, make and get excited about food.

Children will get involved in the whole cooking process and learn skills such as mixing, kneading, chopping and pouring all with close support, to encourage and develop the skills of independence. They will also learn where food comes from and how food can be good for our bodies.


Football Fun: Football Fun is an activity for children to take part in at nursery. The children can play whilst practising new skills, building their confidence and social skills while also keeping active.
To find out more details about any of our additional services, feel free to speak with the Tops team members at your local nursery or email


Yoga: Yoga has many benefits for children such as helping to increase balance, coordination and core strength. It can also aid relaxation and promote a sense of achievement.
At Tops Day Nurseries, yoga is performed through a story as well as playing yoga games. This helps children to trust, have more confidence and self-esteem as well as problem-solving and working with partners or as a team.


Rugby Rangers: Tops Rugby Rangers is a fast paced, fun, physical session run at the Nursery or in a local field. The sessions are designed for our children to have fun playing, whilst practising new skills. Tops Rugby Rangers aims to help build children’s love of sport and help develop confidence, social skills and contribute towards healthy lifestyles.



Boogie Mites: Tops Day Nurseries are delighted to introduce Boogie Mites as a new extra-curricular activity to be run in house to support the development of all seven areas in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) which are; Communication and language, Physical Development, Personal, social and emotional development, Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the world and Expressive arts and design.



Potty Training:
Tops have now joined forces with the Potty Training Academy to work together to get our little ones successfully out of nappies when the time is right, with a fun and easy learning programme for nursery and at home using potty training friends ‘George & Hollie’ to help them along their journey! Please click here to find out more.


Meditation: At Tops Day Nurseries we recognise the importance of children having time to relax and unwind and therefore we offer Meditation sessions in all of our settings.

Tooth brushing: All children taking part in this programme will brush their teeth at the setting at least once per day using fluoride toothpaste. We will be teaching the children how to brush their teeth effectively and independently and monitoring the length of time the children are brushing their teeth (2 minutes).

The nursery will provide the toothbrushes, which will be replaced every 3 months, toothpaste and storage containers.


Hairdressing: 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, we have decided to trial this service at some of our nurseries. We have arranged for a qualified hairdresser to visit the nursery before introducing the service to all 17 settings.



Photographers: 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.

eyLog: At 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.


Digital Tables: Each nursery within the Tops Day Nurseries family have a digital table for the children to explore. The digital tables are mobile and also tilt, so will be able to be wheeled into other rooms and even outside, to support learning, storytelling and music, in many different ways. They are pre-loaded with learning software designed to support early reading, maths, science, knowledge and understanding of the world and even creativity on a screen.

Babysitting services: 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 Sturminster, Tops Portsmouth, Tops Lakeside, Tops Musgrove, Tops Wareham, Tops Winchester and Baby Grows.

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