Tops Newport's Forest School

Tops Newport are delighted to open our first Forest School, based in our beautiful yurt from September 2018.

Forest school will run Monday-Friday  for children aged between 2-4 years old for 52 weeks a year, including bank holidays.

Tops Forest School gives our children a unique experience, taking them every day on outings and teaching them about nature through nature.Children are encouraged to take risks, get messy, get wet, climb higher, and learn about their surroundings.

The Tops Forest School ethos strongly believes it is important for children to learn about nature through nature and that children of all ages are able to explore the outdoors. Strong factors of Tops Forest School include:

  • A rich supply of resources and materials
  • Chances for staff to observe the children in a different surrounding
  • An alternative to today’s over reliance on digital and electronic sources for recreation, learning and socialising
  • Children learn to recognise and asses risks for themselves.

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.

Arrange a visit

Nursery manager:

Hannah Jennings
Nursery Manager

Where to find us:

Tops Day Nurseries
Isle of Wight College
Medina Way

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Opening times:

  • Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm

Any questions?

What makes Tops different?


With opening hours from 6am-8pm including bank holidays, means we are here when you need us. Offering childcare with 15-minute intervals, so you only pay for the childcare you need. (Available at the vast majority of our nurseries but not all.)

The Environments

Particular pride is provided for both outdoor and indoor environments. Each Tops Day Nursery has a rich and vibrant environment, custom-built to encourage your children's safe exploration, learning and discovery.


At Tops, all children have a key person responsible for every aspect of their ongoing development. With the eyLog app for web and mobile, you can follow your child’s learning journey.

How Tops makes a difference

Some of our friendly Newport Forest School team:

Hannah Jennings

Nursery Manager

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