Tops Mini Mariners

Bridgwater Road, Taunton, Somerset TA1 2DU 01823 323513
8am - 6pm
Opening Times
Monday - Friday, 52 weeks a year (closed bank holidays)
Chris Champion

Welcome to Tops Mini Mariners!

Tops Mini Mariners is based in Taunton and caters for children from 3 months old until they are ready to start school. Our nursery prides itself on being a warm, friendly and caring environment for young minds to develop.

The outdoor spaces accommodate a good range of climbing, balancing and sliding equipment, a sand pit and planting areas. We access the outdoor play area in all weathers.

Bookings at Mini Mariners are taken per session:

  • Morning session: 8.30am – 1.00pm
  • Afternoon session: 1.00pm – 5.30pm

We can be open outside these session times if there is a need (please note there is a small extra charge for 8.00am – 8.30am or 5.30pm – 6.00pm).

Do you work for UKHO? Tops Day Nurseries works in partnership with the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office in Taunton and offers a staff discount

We have recently introduced a number of extracurricular activities in the Tops Day Nursery curriculum, please click here to find out more about our additional activities and services.

We can offer 15 hours FREE 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.

We look forward to meeting you soon.

Best wishes,

Chris Champion

(Nursery Manager)

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Chris ChampionNursery Manager

At Tops Mini Mariners we run a range of activities to help develop young minds which support the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).

Feeder Schools – your child’s next step

We are often asked where we ‘sit’ in the pyramid of schools in the Taunton area. Most of our children go on to attend the following local schools:

Tops Mini Mariners – Parents & Carers

Parents and carers at Tops Mini Mariners 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 magazines,  parent noticeboards and a closed parent group on Facebook.

Tops Mini Mariners – Ofsted


We were rated ‘Good’ in our latest Ofsted inspection, To view the Ofsted inspection report, please click here.

Comments we are particularly proud of include:

  • The setting has implemented the Early Years Foundation Stage very effectively to meet children’s individual needs really well.
  • All aspects of the learning and development requirements are well promoted and result in most outcomes for children being outstanding.
  • There is a very strong commitment to continuous improvement, especially through training and very proactive leadership and management.


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