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Tops Musgrove

Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton, Somerset TA1 5BZ 01823 342038
Hours
6am - 8pm
Opening Times
Monday - Friday, 52 weeks a year including bank holidays. Only closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day
Manager
Abi Mouton

Welcome to Tops Musgrove

Our nursery has a warm, welcoming and friendly team who form good relationships with our families. We cater for children from 3 months old until they are ready to start school. We run a holiday club for children aged 5 – 11 year olds with our Mini Beast Club.

Every 15 minutes is important and your time is valuable. That’s why we offer flexible childcare –  so you only pay for time you need.

Individuality is so important to us, and we believe every child is unique with their own passions, needs and challenges. We make every effort to provide a friendly, relaxed, safe and playful environment where our children can learn, develop and enjoy their time at nursery.

Please note: We also offer emergency childcare at short notice, as well as cover for teacher training days and school closures. Just give us a call and we will try to accommodate you.

Do you work for the NHS at Musgrove Park Hospital? Tops Day Nurseries works in partnership with the NHS and offers a staff discount.  We have recently introduced a number of extra curricular activities in the Tops Day Nursery curriculum, please click here to find out more additional activities and services provided by Tops Day Nurseries.

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.
Abi Mouton
(Nursery Manager)
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Take a look at our lovely rooms at Tops Musgrove…

Whilst your child is in our care we are more than happy for you to call us as often as you like to talk to a member of staff about your child and their day at nursery. During your child’s day at nursery we will record important information to share with you, such as sleep times/nappy changes and information about milk/food intake. This information is added to a daily report which is submitted onto EYLOG.

The Nest

The Nest are the youngest group at Tops with an age range from 3-12 months, and Explorers cater for children aged 12-24 months.

Our under 2’s units have a flexible routine, allowing activities to be altered when children are ready or showing interest in activities other than those currently on offer. Children have free access to a wide range of activities, offering them learning experiences in all areas of the EYFS.

Explorers

Our under 2’s units have a flexible routine, allowing activities to be altered when children are ready or showing interest in activities other than those currently on offer. We will mirror your child’s care routines from home, so much of the day is flexible to meet individual needs.

Children have free access to a wide range of activities, offering them learning experiences in all areas of the EYFS. The children can choose what they would like to play with and they are able to select the toys and equipment themselves. Planned activities are created from the children’s interests and areas of their development being supported.

Investigators

Our 2 to 3 year old unit has a flexible routine, allowing activities to be altered when children are ready or showing interest in activities other than those currently on offer. The children can choose what they would like to play with and they are able to select the toys and equipment themselves.

Planned activities are created from the children’s interests and areas of their development being supported.  During circle time the children are encouraged to participate in a variety of activities, some of which are from the Rainbow Project, which will support and promote social and emotional aspects of learning.

Outdoor play or group activities allow children to develop skills of co-operation when working and playing with their peers. All the activities are play based but challenging and take account of the individual needs of the children.  They are all carried out in a safe and stimulating environment and in line with the current EYFS guidelines.

Pre-school

Children have free access to a wide range of activities, offering them learning experiences in all areas of the EYFS.  During play the children socialise with each other and with the practitioners and are able to work on developing a variety of skills.

Self registration will support the children in beginning to recognise the letters of their name.  Each day when your child arrives they will be encouraged to find and place their name on the self registration board. Letters and Sounds is a teaching programme designed to help children understand how the alphabet works for reading and spelling and is delivered through a variety of fun activities.  The activities pave the way for children to make a good start in reading and writing.

All children have access to the garden daily. Outdoor play or group activities allow children to develop skills of co-operation when working and playing with their peers. All the activities are play based but challenging and take account of the individual needs of the children.  They are all carried out in a safe and stimulating environment and in line with the current EYFS guidelines.

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 Musgrove – Mini Beasts Play Club

Mini Beasts is a fun and friendly group for 5 – 11 year olds held at Tops Musgrove. We run action-packed holiday clubs across the summer, Easter and Christmas holidays as well as at half terms breaks.

Mini Beasts also runs a breakfast and after-school club, and we currently drop-off and pick-up from Bishops Hull, Bishop Henderson and Parkfield.

Please see below the Easter Holiday plans for Tops Musgrove’s Mini Beasts Holiday club. We hope you can join us! 

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Tops Musgrove – Parents & Carers

Parents and carers at Tops Musgrove 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 our active Facebook page.

What our parents say:

  • “Tops Day are fab!!! My daughter has thrived since starting. I wouldn’t recommend anywhere else.” Alix, parent at Tops Musgrove
  • “This is a wonderful, caring environment with fabulous staff.” Jen B, parent at Tops Musgrove
  • “We couldn’t recommend it highly enough. Staff are lovely and caring. My difficult working hours have been accommodated throughout. We love you Tops!?” Sarah, parents at Tops Musgrove
  • “Both my children attend tops day nursery Musgrove park and they have been cared for, nurtured and loved as part of the family. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending the nursery to friends and colleagues alike.” Jen M, parent at Tops Musgrove
  • “Not only do they play and have fun, but they learn too. If I had another young’un he or she would definitely be going to TOPS.” Kevin, parent at Tops Musgrove

Tops Musgrove – Ofsted

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To view our latest Ofsted inspection please click here

Comments we are particularly proud of include:

  • Children are well cared for in safe and secure premises
  • Children are involved in a good range of activities that help them learn through play
  • The excellent partnership with parents means that their views are valued and they are fully included in their child’s development.

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