Welcome to Tops Day Nurseries: Boscombe Nursery, Bournemouth

At our Boscombe day nursery & preschool in Bournemouth, we believe in providing childcare through active learning, where children are deeply engaged in the process.

There are no worksheets or workbooks in our nurseries – we want to inspire children to explore, investigate, design and work things out for themselves. Our aim is to inspire children to be adventurous, curious and excited to learn!  Early Years is the time to allow children the opportunity to be creative, investigate their environment and build foundations for continued future learning.

We take pride in creating beautiful, purposeful, learning spaces for the children to enjoy. On the ground floor of the nursery, we have 2 preschool rooms featuring a stage utilised as an additional area for children to explore.

Upstairs we have an open plan room for 2-3 year olds. Each area within the room has been designed for the children to be inquisitive, develop their motor skills and all whilst using stunning resources in a neutral environment. Adjacent to this, there is the baby room, which caters for babies from the age of 3 months until they are walking.

Our Boscombe nursery also hosts a Hi 5’s after school and holiday club for school children up to the age of 11.

We want to make a difference to the children’s lives, by having fun and allowing them to be curious, we do this by having caring, nurturing, professional staff who encourage and support children in becoming confident, resilient learners.

Tops Boscombe also implements extra-curricular activities in line with the rest of the Tops Day Nurseries family. For example, Tops Cooking School, Boogie Mites, yoga, tooth brushing, Football Fun and much more!

This nursery is part of a group that provides the most eco-sustainable childcare and education in the UK, being respectful of the environment and acting to reduce, re-use and recycle resources is an important part of the culture and routine for the children and staff.

Our Boscombe day nursery is one of the four childcare settings within the Tops Day Nurseries family to open in the Bournemouth area, including Tops Bournemouth at the Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospital, Tops Charminster at Claremont Avenue and Tops Christchurch based at the old Priory Hall.

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Nursery manager:

Steph Ridealgh

Where to find us:

4C Wolverton Road,

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Opening times:

  • Monday - Friday: 6am - 8pm*
  • 52 weeks a year including bank holidays. Only closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day
  • *subject to local demand

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What Boscombe Nursery parents & carers say

“Tops Day Boscombe has gone above and beyond with the care for my daughter. I'm extremely impressed with the high level of organisation and attention to detail and to my daughter as an individual. ”


“My son has really bloomed at the Tops Boscombe Nursery. He is growing into a strong independent child. The nursery itself is a fun and bright environment and he is looks forward to going every day. We take a great pleasure in seeing photos and videos taken daily by the lovely teacher's which are put on eyLog. ”


“Tops is absolutely fantastic childcare! My daughter adores their after school club, she even begs to go at the weekend. The food is healthy and filling and they genuinely care about every child in their care.”


“My son has been attending Tops Day Nursery in Boscombe since he was around 22 months old and I have always been very happy with the care he has received. The nursery has really helped him with reaching his milestones. He will be sad to leave to attend 'big school' in September which just shows how much he loves attending the nursery. I would highly recommend Tops Boscombe!”


“They help settle her to sleep with cuddles, sing her favourite songs and ensure her favourite toys are out ready for her arrival.”

Jenny F

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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 Boscombe Nursery team:

Steph Ridealgh