Whilst most Tops Day Nursery settings have remained open for those who fall under the Key Worker category, most families are now  self-isolating and remaining at home whilst nurseries and schools remain closed, as per government advice.

Many of our wonderful colleagues have been sharing live social media videos, activities and Zoom calls to support parents and children through this unprecedented time, so we have created this page including a huge range of activities from both Tops Day Nurseries and external websites.

These activities have been categorised under General, Communication & Language, Physical Development, Literacy & Maths, Arts Crafts & Sensory, Recipes and Parent Information.

Please be aware some links will take you off of our website on to a third party website. 

Benefits of loose parts play

The value of block play

Make Your Own Mud Kitchen at Home

Tips for Potty Training at Home 

 Early Years home learning collection 

How to Make Your Own Baby Wipes from Home

Magical Water Drawing

Animal Signing at Storytime

Makaton with Songs

Makaton Food Signs

Kim’s Memory Game

A Squash & a Squeeze story 

Gruffalo’s Child story 

BBC Tiny Happy People

Communication Trust

 Small talk

The Stay Home Superheroes – Sophie’s Stories

TTS Step into spring 

Bubble Snakes!

Yoga for Children

Children’s Workout Live with Tops Winchester

FREE interactive music sessions

Benefits of hand clapping games

 Change 4 Life

Active For Life

Cosmic Kids

Boogie Mites, Wash Your Hands!

Tops Corfe Mullen live Boogie Mites session

PE with Joe Wicks

Tree Top Toddlers physical development stories:

Captain Cat – Race to Shell Island

Alfie Goes On Holiday

The Stolen Honey

Super Chloe

Kirsty’s Wishes

Freddie and the lost lunch



Interactive Goldilocks & the Three Bears

Interactive The Gruffalo

Interactive We’re Going On A Bear Hunt

Learning literacy skills through music and movement

Teach Your Monster To Read

Letters & Sounds

Phonics Play

Phonics Bloom

Number Blocks (BBC)

Oxford Owl



Dave the dog is worried about Coronavirus


Shadow Drawing Activity

Messy Play with Gloop

 Little Owls Resources

 Easy Peasy & Fun

Make Your Own Play Dough

Colourful Creatures

Make your own bird feeder


No Added Sugar Cocoa and Strawberry Mini Muffin Recipe

Butternut squash, black bean enchiladas and corn on the cob Recipe

No added sugar Monkey Bread Recipe

Cooking School with Catherine: No added sugar Cheesecake


How to help your children learn at home

A Parent’s Guide to Promoting Early Learning and Development at Home (0 – 5 years)

Guidance for parents and carers on supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

The value of Nursery Education

Tips for dealing with stress & anxiety during pregnancy

How To Complete Parent Observations from Home

Top tips for lockdown safety

Staying safe online 

Helping children understand Coronavirus



Tips for talking to your child about Covid-19