|Isle of Wight College, Newport, Isle of Wight PO30 5TA||01983 520334|
6am - 8pm
Monday - Friday, 52 weeks a year including bank holidays. Only closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day
Welcome to Tops Newport!
Thank you for your interest in Tops Newport. We are based on the Isle of Wight College campus and we cater for children from 3 months until they are ready to start school. We also run our Mini Beasts club for 5-7 year olds.
Do you attend or work at Isle of Wight College? Tops Day Nurseries works in partnership with the College and offers a student and staff discount.
Please feel free to pop in and visit us, as we would love to show you around. We are a friendly and active nursery and we love playing outdoors, as well as painting, play dough, our sand pit and messy play activities.
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 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.
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.
Take a look at our lovely rooms at Tops Newport…
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.
Explorers – 0-2 Years
The Explorers room is the youngest group at Tops with an age range from three months to 2 year olds.
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 – 2 and 3 Years
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 – 3 and 4 year olds
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.
Room activities change frequently in line with the children’s interest. Please see our gallery for examples of the wonderful activities Tops Newport provides.
Feeder Schools – your child’s next step
We are often asked where we ‘sit’ in the pyramid of schools on the Island. Most of our children go on to attend the following local schools:
Tops Newport – Mini Beasts Holiday Club
Mini Beasts is a fun and friendly group for 5 – 7 year olds held at Tops Isle of Wight. 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 Hunnyhill Primary School.
Please see below the Easter Holiday plans for Tops Newport’s Mini Beasts Holiday club. We hope you can join us!
Tops Newport – Parents & Carers
Parents and carers at Tops Newport 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 newsletters, parent noticeboards and our active Facebook page.
What our parents say:
- “She is looked after exceedingly well by excellent, friendly and caring staff.” JD, parent at Tops Newport
- “His face lights up when I tell him he is going to nursery.” Mrs W, parent at Tops Newport
- “I would recommend this nursery – best day care my son has been at :-)”
- “Our daughter absolutely loves being there. She is always doing interesting and educational activities as well as having a fun time.” Kathleen E, parent at Tops Newport
- “Fantastic caring, bubbly staff, flexible booking (by quarter of the hour – not sessional as many other nurseries).” Mrs W, parent at Tops Newport
Tops Newport – Ofsted
To view our latest Ofsted inspection please click here.
Comments we are particularly proud of include:
- The quality of care provided for babies and children is outstanding. Staff know each of the children exceptionally well and offer an extremely homely, caring and nurturing environment.
- Senior staff are very well trained and this has a very positive impact on the quality of the teaching and the progress children make in their learning and development.
- Leaders and managers have very high expectations for the children and staff. They confidently recognise where improvements can be made and make the necessary changes.
- Children form very positive relationships with the adults who care for them. Staff make learning fun and children enjoy many opportunities for learning both inside and outside.
- Children are very well prepared for starting school. They develop good social skills and increasingly independent within the daily routine