Nursery Manager:

Chanelle Cochrane
Nursery Manager

Our Ofsted rating:

Good - view report

Where to find us:

Musgrove Park Hospital

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Opening times:

  • Monday - Friday: 6am-8pm*
  • 52 weeks a year including bank holidays*. Only closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day
  • *subject to local demand

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Welcome to Tops Day Nurseries: Musgrove Nursery, Taunton

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Subsidised rate for Somerset Foundation Trust (SFT) staff, get in touch to find out more. 

Being situated at Musgrove Park Hospital means our Taunton nursery situated in a place of convenience for parents and carers both working at the hospital and living within the Taunton and surrounding communities.

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

Tops Musgrove are now using real nappies as opposed to ‘disposable’ nappies. Each child at nursery uses around 1000 nappies per year (full-time equivalent) which is costly for parents, and very costly in terms of waste – it actually costs three times as much to dispose of a “disposable” nappy as it costs to buy! Click here to find out more about the real nappy pilot.

Children attending the Musgrove nursery have easy access to a variety of local parks as well as access to the town centre and the bus station. This allows our children to experience the outdoors as much as possible by taking part in regular trips, Football Fun and Tops Forest School sessions.

We have developed strong links with local care homes and our preschool children regularly get involved with a ‘Joining Generations’ programme where they socialise and take part in activities with care home residents. We also have a good relationship with the local college which is great as our children are allowed to explore their grounds and make regular trips.

Our main aim under our ethos of ‘flexible nurturing care’ is to ensure we focus on each child’s individuality and ensure that we create activities to meet their own passions and needs. We build a warm, friendly and safe environment to nurture each child through their early years, and provide a stimulating and loving environment for them to learn and develop.

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 Musgrove 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.

If you are looking for childcare in Taunton, we would love for you to come and visit us and take a look around our lovely nursery, we look forward to meeting you!

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WhatMusgrove Nurseryparents & carers say

“This is a wonderful, caring environment with fabulous staff.”

Jen B

“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

“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.”


“We couldn’t recommend it highly enough. Staff are lovely and caring. My difficult working hours have been accommodated throughout. We love you Tops!?”


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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 friendlyMusgrove Nurseryteam:

Chanelle Cochrane

Nursery Manager

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