Welcome to Tops Charminster

Understanding the importance of empowering children helps them to grow in their development by using their own thoughts and ideas, providing them with an environment that supports no fear of failure and a positive attitude.

At Tops Charminster, we provide the children with regular outings to nearby woodland areas and parks, where they are able to explore and collect natural resources. The natural resources that the children collect are used within the setting to create and provide exciting set ups within the nursery and provide them with different learning opportunities.

We would love for you to meet our friendly team and take a look at our wonderful set ups within the nursery, we hope to see you soon!

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Nursery manager:

Claire Rockingham
Nursery Manager

Our Ofsted rating:

Good - view report

Where to find us:

Claremont Avenue
Bournemouth
Dorset
BH9 3HD

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Opening times:

  • 7am-6pm - Monday - Friday, 52 weeks a year (closed bank holidays)

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What Tops Charminster parents & carers say

“My little girl is excited every morning before nursery. She talks about each staff member by name and what she has been doing that day. I am always warmly welcomed as I walk in and am told how my daughter has been that day and what she has been up to. I get along with all the staff who are always happy to listen and answer any questions. Highly recommend this nursery.”

Kerry

“ My daughter has excelled since attending Tops at Charminster. I have been blown away by the care they provide. My daughter asks to go to nursery every day and talks very fondly of everyone. She has made some lovely friends and is very excited to move up to the pre school room!”

Hannah

“ All 3 of my kids have gone to this nursery over the years and I think it's a great place to send them my youngest would never go to anyone or talk to anyone but me, but since I changed his nursery to Tops Charminster he has come right out of his shell with tops forest school and all the activities they provide he feels safe and happy and now won't shut up.”

Stevie

“ Tops Charminster have been fantastic since day one with our little boy who started with them in the summer. After problems arising with other childcare, we felt that a nursery setting suited our situation and being able to book hours that you need to the nearest 15 minutes, it fitted with my work schedule perfectly.”

Alex

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What makes Tops different?

Flexibility

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.

The Environments

Each Tops Day Nursery has a rich and vibrant environment, custom-built to encourage your children's safe exploration, learning and discovery.

Caring

At Tops, all children have a key person responsible for every aspect of their ongoing development.

How Tops makes a difference

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Some of our friendly Tops Charminster team:

Claire Rockingham

Nursery Manager