|4C Wolverton Road, Bournemouth, Dorset BH7 6HT||01202 720111|
6am - 8pm
Monday - Friday, 52 weeks a year including bank holidays. Only closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day
Welcome to Tops Boscombe!
Thank you for your interest. We are a very active day nursery, based just off Boscombe high street on Wolverton Road, opposite our head office. We care for children from 3 months – preschool, and we run our Mini Beasts play clubs for 5 – 11 years olds.
Every 15 minutes is important and your time is valuable. That’s why we offer flexible childcare – so you only pay for the time you need.
Our nursery has recently had a complete transformation to provide light, spacious, naturally resourced spaces. We particularly love doing arts and crafts, messy play and getting creative with our loose parts play.
We have recently introduced a number of extracurricular activities in the Tops Day Nursery curriculum, please click here to find out more additional activities and services provided by Tops Day Nurseries.
We can offer 15 funded hours which is available for 2, 3 and 4-year-olds! To find out more about 2-year-old funding, please click here. To find out more about 3 & 4-year-old funding, please click here. Come in and see us for more details, conditions apply.
We have also been recommended on daynurseries.co.uk – please click on the red icon below to see our parents’ reviews of Tops Boscombe.
We look forward to meeting you soon.
Take a look at our lovely rooms at Tops Boscombe…
Whilst your child is in our care we are more than happy for you to call us as often as you like to talk to a member of staff about your child and their day at nursery. During your child’s day at nursery we will record important information to share with you, such as sleep times/nappy changes and information about milk/food intake. This information is added to a daily report which is submitted onto EYLOG.
The Explorers is the youngest group at Tops with an age range from three months to 24 months. Our under 2’s units have a flexible routine, allowing activities to be altered when children are ready or showing interest in activities other than those currently on offer. We will mirror your child’s care routines from home, so much of the day is flexible to meet individual needs.
Children have free access to a wide range of activities, offering them learning experiences in all areas of the EYFS. The children can choose what they would like to play with and they are able to select the toys and equipment themselves. Planned activities are created from the children’s interests and areas of their development being supported.
Our 2 to 3 year old unit has a flexible routine, allowing activities to be altered when children are ready or showing interest in activities other than those currently on offer. The children can choose what they would like to play with and they are able to select the toys and equipment themselves.
Planned activities are created from the children’s interests and areas of their development being supported. During circle time the children are encouraged to participate in a variety of activities, some of which are from the Rainbow Project, which will support and promote social and emotional aspects of learning.
Outdoor play or group activities allow children to develop skills of co-operation when working and playing with their peers. All the activities are play based but challenging and take account of the individual needs of the children. They are all carried out in a safe and stimulating environment and in line with the current EYFS guidelines.
Children have free access to a wide range of activities, offering them learning experiences in all areas of the EYFS. During play the children socialise with each other and with the practitioners and are able to work on developing a variety of skills.
Self registration will support the children in beginning to recognise the letters of their name. Each day when your child arrives they will be encouraged to find and place their name on the self registration board. Letters and Sounds is a teaching programme designed to help children understand how the alphabet works for reading and spelling and is delivered through a variety of fun activities. The activities pave the way for children to make a good start in reading and writing.
All children have access to the garden daily. Outdoor play or group activities allow children to develop skills of co-operation when working and playing with their peers. All the activities are play based but challenging and take account of the individual needs of the children. They are all carried out in a safe and stimulating environment and in line with the current EYFS guidelines.
Feeder Schools – your child’s next step
We are often asked where we ‘sit’ in the pyramid of schools in Bournemouth and the surrounding areas. Most of our children go on to attend the following local schools:
Tops Boscombe – Mini Beasts Play Club
Mini Beasts is a fun and friendly group for 5 – 11 year olds held at Tops Boscombe. We run action-packed holiday clubs across the Summer, Easter and Christmas holidays as well as at half terms breaks.
Mini Beasts also runs a breakfast and after-school club, and we currently drop-off and pick-up from Kings Park School, Pokesdown School, St James CE School and Corpus Christi Catholic School.
Please see below the Easter Holiday plans for Tops Boscombe’s Mini Beasts Holiday club. We hope you can join us!
Tops Boscombe – Parents & Carers
Parents and carers at Tops Day Nurseries are always very welcome. We encourage you to get involved in your child’s life at nursery in lots of ways, such as a free settling-in session for the children (with parents), lots of informal daily communication, parent evenings, termly newsletters, parent noticeboards and our active Facebook page.
What our parents say:
- “All 3 of my children (16 years, 11 years and 9 and a half months) have been/going to Tops Boscombe and they have all had excellent care, the staff are trustworthy and friendly and always happy to listen and help if they can.” Tanya, parent at Tops Boscombe
- “Tops Day Boscombe is just an outstanding place. The management is superb and the care is second to none. My daughter loves being here and I feel confident that she’s in excellent hands at all times.” Becky B, parent at Tops Boscombe
- “Tops day nursery is a very well organised nursery, with very friendly staff at all levels (including office staff), which is nice to have!” Nathan T, parent at Tops Boscombe
Tops Boscombe – Ofsted
To view our latest Ofsted inspection please click here
Comments we are particularly proud of include:
- An extremely well-planned, nurturing environment awaits every child at the nursery. Management and staff take pride in establishing quality play areas with rich, natural resources which meet children’s needs extremely well.
- The strong and very competent management team ensures that staff successfully implement robust policies and procedures.
- Staff are skilled at tuning in to each child’s specific needs and offer quality, tailored support.