Nursery Manager:

Jodie Robinson
Nursery Manager

Our Ofsted rating:

Good - view report

Where to find us:

Claremont Avenue

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Opening times:

  • Monday - Friday: 7:30am-4:30pm*
  • 51 weeks a year (closed bank holidays and 1 week at Christmas)*
  • *subject to local demand

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Welcome to Tops Day Nurseries: Muscliff Nursery, Bournemouth

Subsidised rate for University Hospitals Dorset employees, get in touch to find out more.

Tops Muscliff day nursery & preschool in Bournemouth provides Early Education and Care for children aged 3 months – preschool age and also features a Hi 5’s holiday club for children up to the age of 11. Understanding the importance of empowering children helps them to grow in their development by using their own thoughts and ideas, providing them with an environment that supports no fear of failure and a positive attitude.

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

At our Muscliff nursery, we provide children with regular outings to nearby woodland areas and parks, where they are able to explore and collect natural resources. The natural resources that the children collect are used within the setting to create and provide exciting set ups within the nursery and provide them with different learning opportunities.

Tops Muscliff 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!

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.

We would love for you to meet our friendly team and take a look at our wonderful set ups within the nursery, we hope to see you soon! If your child is under 18 months, our  Boscombe nursery and Bournemouth nursery would love to meet you!

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.

Our Muscliff day nursery is one of the four Early Education and Care settings within the Tops Day Nurseries family based in the Bournemouth area, including Tops Boscombe at Wolverton Road, Tops Bournemouth at the Royal Bournemouth & Christchurch Hospital and Tops Christchurch based in the old Priory Hall.


Our Nursery’s Unique Features

  1. Tooth brushing: The nursery promotes good oral hygiene by providing tooth brushing sessions, ensuring that children develop healthy habits from a young age.
  2. Yoga: The nursery offers yoga classes, promoting physical fitness and emotional well-being.
  3. Close proximity to local bus route: The nursery is conveniently located close to a local bus route, enabling children to go on trips and explore the local area.
  4. Cooking school: The nursery offers a cooking school program, teaching children valuable culinary skills and promoting healthy eating habits.
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WhatMuscliff Nurseryparents & carers say

“My little girl is excited every morning before nursery. She talks about each staff member by name and what she has been doing that day. I am always warmly welcomed as I walk in and am told how my daughter has been that day and what she has been up to. I get along with all the staff who are always happy to listen and answer any questions. Highly recommend this nursery.”


“ My daughter has excelled since attending Tops at Charminster. I have been blown away by the care they provide. My daughter asks to go to nursery every day and talks very fondly of everyone. She has made some lovely friends and is very excited to move up to the pre school room!”


“ All 3 of my kids have gone to this nursery over the years and I think it's a great place to send them my youngest would never go to anyone or talk to anyone but me, but since I changed his nursery to Tops Charminster he has come right out of his shell with tops forest school and all the activities they provide he feels safe and happy and now won't shut up.”


“ Tops Charminster have been fantastic since day one with our little boy who started with them in the summer. After problems arising with other childcare, we felt that a nursery setting suited our situation and being able to book hours that you need to the nearest 15 minutes, it fitted with my work schedule perfectly.”


“My son has a beautiful relationship with the nursery manager and is excited to go the nursery.”


“Care is excellent and the kids get so much fun in the nursery!”


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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 friendlyMuscliff Nurseryteam:

Jodie Robinson

Nursery Manager