Nursery Manager:

Camila Tavares
Nursery Manager

Our Ofsted rating:

Outstanding - view report

Where to find us:

Bridgwater Road

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Opening times:

  • 8:30am-5:30pm: Monday - Friday, 52 weeks a year (closed bank holidays)

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Welcome to Tops Day Nurseries: Mini Mariners Nursery, Taunton

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At our Mini Mariners nursery in Taunton, we are truly passionate about providing a great quality of Early Education and Care for all our children and pride ourselves in having a safe, secure and family centred environment.

Our education and childcare has been rated Outstanding by Ofsted which is an accolade we are extremely proud of.

You can view our hourly rates and optional extras on our price list here: Tops Mini Mariners Price List. Find out more about 2, 3 and 4 year old funding and working tax credits here.

Our talented staff love to set up activities for our children to take part in that stretch their imagination and encourage learning through all the different sensory means.

We often create themed activities throughout the nursery to develop children’s understanding of people and communities and the world around them. Every month we have a ‘language of the month’ and the children enjoy learning about different countries and cultures and trying different foods from around the world.

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).

At Tops Day Nurseries our aim is for all children to meet or exceed expected development for their age. We are implementing ‘SchemaPlay’ across all of our settings to help narrow the gap for any children showing signs of delay and to also enhance the learning experiences for all children that attend our settings. ‘SchemaPlay have recently created a video to help parents understand what schemes are, and how these can be identified and promoted at home. Watch the full video here’.

The children at Tops benefit from our balanced no-added sugar menus that we have designed to support growth and development using the Children’s Food Trust Recommendations.  To view our healthy, nutritious recipes click here.

Tops Mini Mariners also implements extra-curricular activities in line with the rest of the Tops Day Nurseries family. For example, Tops Cooking School, Boogie Mites, yoga, tooth brushing, Football Fun and much more!

This nursery is part of a group that provides the most eco-sustainable Early Education and Care 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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WhatMini Mariners Nurseryparents & carers say

“Thank you so much to all the amazing staff at Mini Mariners!! Henry and Eve have been on an amazing journey with you, you’ve grown them into super little people and we can’t thank you enough! After 6 1/2 years of having you part of our lives saying goodbye today felt very strange! THANK YOU WITH LOVE XXX”

Mum of Henry and Eve

“Went above and beyond to support our child with extra needs. The staff are always bubbly and happy. Would recommend this nursery to anyone.”


“Great nursery with friendly staff who are 100% focused on the children. Our child has developed so much since attending.”


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What makes Tops different?


With opening hours, from 6am-8pm including bank holidays, it means we are here when you need us. Offering Education & Care with 15-minute intervals, so you only pay for the childcare you need. (Available at the majority of our nurseries but not all.)

The Environments

Particular pride is provided for our sustainable outdoor and indoor environments. Each Tops Day Nursery has natural, sustainable, rich and vibrant environments, 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. Follow and contribute to your child’s learning journey with the eyLog app for web and mobile.

How Tops makes a difference

Some of our friendlyMini Mariners Nurseryteam:

Camila Tavares

Nursery Manager

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