Welcome to Tops Gillingham, an Ofsted 'Good' nursery

Tops Gillingham (formerly Baby Grows Day Nursery) is a fun and friendly day nursery, catering for children from 3 months old until they are ready to start school. Our nursery prides itself as being a special place to which children of all ages love to come; feeling safe, secure, valued and cared for by each other and by the committed and motivated staff.

Outside you will find an enclosed garden in which your children can play, plant and potter. We are also lucky to be close to paved country walks and local parks as well as on hand for visits to local shops, the library, Post Office and so on, enabling us to broaden your children’s experience of the local community.

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:

Melanie Lockyer
Nursery Manager

Our Ofsted rating:

Good - view report

Where to find us:

Marlott Road

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Opening times:

  • Monday - Friday, 52 weeks a year including bank holidays. Only closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day
  • 7am-7pm

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What Tops Gillingham parents & carers say

“After an extensive look around all of the nurseries in the local area, we decided on Tops Gillingham. All the staff are so friendly, welcoming and very attentive to the children. ”


“Every time I collect my son I am informed what he has eaten, what he has learned, and what he has done that day often along with some funny moments which it is precious to be able to share. The log allowing parents to see new observations for their child as soon as they are added really reassures me that there is now a focus on getting him ready for school and always plenty of support and encouragement for how I can help him at home. ”


“The staff are professional and approachable and treat my daughter as if she were their own. The facilities are great and the activities for the children are age appropriate and stimulating. Emails and calls are responded to quickly and communication is fantastic.”


“He eats well, plays and learns things that Mum and Dad can't offer at home. The service provision is exemplary and we would highly recommend this nursery to all parents.”


“We spent time looking at all available nurseries in the area, and Tops Gillingham stood out straight away with the cleanliness, friendliness of staff, creative additions in the rooms, the outdoor secure space and the confident management on site. ”


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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 Gillingham team:


Melanie Lockyer

Nursery Manager

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