Childcare in Gillingham

Tops Corfe Mullen

49 Blandford Road, Wimborne, Dorset BH21 3HD 01202 614141
Hours
6am - 8pm
Opening Times
Monday - Friday, 52 weeks a year including bank holidays. Only closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day
Manager
Immy Gunputh

Welcome to Tops Corfe Mullen!

We are a friendly, welcoming nursery, and we care for children from 3 months – preschool age. We also run a play club for 5 – 11-year-olds. Our nursery building has seen a complete renovation, giving us a brand new setting for the children and some great resources.

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.

We love making dens with the life-sized blocks, going out on walks locally, and working closely with our local children’s centre to provide opportunities for children.

We also have a large garden, and a good range of climbing, balancing and sliding equipment, a sand pit and planting areas. We like to access the outdoor play area in all weathers!

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 hours  funding 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.

Please click here to see our SEN and Disabilities local offer.

Please note: We also offer emergency childcare at short notice, we well as cover for teacher training days and school closures. Just give us a call and we will try to accommodate you.

We look forward to meeting you soon.

Immy Gunpath
(Nursery Manager)
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Immy GunputhNursery Manager

Take a look at our lovely rooms at Tops Corfe Mullen…

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.

Explorers

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.

Investigators

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.

Pre-school

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 the Borough. Most of our children go on to attend the following local schools:

Tops Corfe Mullen – Mini Beasts Play Club

Mini Beasts is a fun and friendly group for 5 – 11 year olds held at Tops Corfe Mullen. 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 Rushcombe, Henbury View, Sturminster Marshall First School and Lytchett First School.

Please see below the Easter Holiday plans for Tops Corfe Mullen’s Mini Beasts Holiday club. We hope you can join us! 

        

Tops Corfe Mullen – Parents & Carers

 

Parents and carers at Tops Corfe Mullen are always very welcome. We encourage you to get involved in their child’s life at nursery in lots of ways, such a free settling in sessions for the children with their parents, lots of informal daily communication, parent evenings, termly newsletters, parent noticeboards and our active Facebook page.

What our parents say:

  • “My four year old loves the huge garden and the vast space inside.” Paula, parent at Tops Corfe Mullen
  • “We have been very impressed with the care they receive. The staff are excellent.” Claire, parent at Tops Corfe Mullen
  • “I love that in the Explorers (under 2’s) they encourage them to be independent, but still get cuddles!” Paula, parent at Tops Corfe Mullen
  • “The garden is huge – unusual for most nurseries.” Claire, parent at Tops Corfe Mullen

Tops Corfe Mullen – Ofsted

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We were rated ‘Good’ in our latest Ofsted inspection. Comments we are particularly proud of include:

  • Children are happy and settled. Staff have a good understanding of children’s individual needs and support children’s emotional development well.
  • Parents are well informed about their child’s achievements through informal daily discussions and viewing children’s development folders.
  • Staff make good use of observational assessment to monitor children’s progress and help them plan activities and experiences tailored to children’s individual learning.

To read our Ofsted inspection please click here.

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