Welcome to Tops Bournemouth, an Ofsted 'Outstanding' nursery

At Tops Bournemouth, we pride ourselves in providing challenging, open ended provision, with endless opportunities for the children to explore their environments.

Our practice is inspired by Reggio Emilia and Scandinavian ethos – we believe that children should be surrounded by beautiful, aesthetic things and exposed to inspirational experiences. We put big emphasis on the way we teach children and what resources we use. In daily activities children have opportunities to use their imagination as well as develop critical thinking.

We strongly believe that children must be confident to develop and become curious, inquisitive adults. This is fostered  by our carefully selected staff, who pride themselves on building strong relationships with children through our key worker system.

We respect children and believe that they deserve best possible start into their journey of life, that is why we ensure that we provide happy, loving care and education. We’d love for you to pop by and see us!

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.

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Nursery manager:

Stacey Nash
Nursery Manager

Ofsted Oustanding 2016-2017

Our Ofsted rating:

Outstanding - view report

Where to find us:

Royal Bournemouth Hospital,
Castle Lane East,

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Opening times:

  • Monday - Friday: 6am - 8pm
  • Open 52 weeks a year, including bank holidays, only closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day

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What Tops Bournemouth parents & carers say

“Our son who is almost 5 attended a different day nursery and I wish now we had sent him to Tops as well. Tops is much better in every single way, where the other nursery lacked communication with parents and enthusiasm with their children, Tops excels in those areas. Its hard as a parent trying to find the best nursery for your baby, and then the last thing you want to do is move them once your baby is settled if you don't feel the nursery is living up to expectations. With Tops, you won't have that issue. Tops is a great Nursery, I wish we had used it before.”


“This afternoon after Nursery we baked some Halloween Biscuits! Lila was very keen to help & get stuck in weighing & mixing all the ingredients up. I have done a bit of baking with her before but today I saw such a difference - she was so confident in what she was doing & I believe that is down to Cooking school & what she has been learning over the past few weeks. She has enjoyed it so much. Thank you Kavitha for all your hard work you have put in! ☺ ”

“My daughter has been attending Tops Bournemouth since September 2015 she absolutely loves it and don't doubt it is because of the nurturing environment. She has had the opportunity to attend a tops forest school and has loved exploring nature and muddy puddles! ”


“Lovely environment for children to learn through play.”


“I’ve never seen him so happy and he loves telling me about his day!”

Kelly D

“I am safe in the knowledge that I can go to work and he’s well looked after!! Thanks Tops.”


“I was very impressed and happy with the effort you gave my son to speak basic Arabic… like saying thank you, please and numbers. I’ve just finished watching all the videos on eyLog. A very big thank you!”

Naveen S

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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 Tops Bournemouth team:

Stacey Nash

Nursery Manager