Welcome to Tops Lakeside

Our nursery is based opposite the business park at 1000 Lakeside North Harbour. We cater for children from 3 months old until they are ready to start school, and our newly built, eco-friendly nursery is open-planned with a fresh, natural focus.

Please feel free to pop in and visit us, as we would love to show you around. We are a friendly and active nursery and we love exploring the nature around us, as well as exploring natural resources indoors. Outdoors in our garden we enjoy creative different recipes in our mud kitchens. Indoors we enjoy messy play activities, stories  singing and small world play.

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:

Barbara Chaitoff
Nursery Manager

Our Ofsted rating:

Good - view report

Where to find us:

Lakeside North Harbour

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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
  • 6am-8pm

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What Tops Lakeside parents & carers say

“She has made great relationships with the staff and I trust them to care for her as I would.”

Claire H

“Excellent purpose built building with open plan lay out. Staff are friendly and really engage with the children.”


“Excellent set up and very friendly staff.”

Matt C

“She absolutely loves coming and has made lots of friends and built good bonds with the staff.”


“The flexible shifts allows for my husband’s shift pattern and works really well for our family. We highly recommend Tops at Lakeside!”

Sam T

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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 Lakeside team:

Barbara Chaitoff

Nursery Manager

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