|104-106 Herbert Avenue, Poole, Dorset BH12 4HU||01202 716130|
6am - 8pm
Monday - Friday, 52 weeks a year including bank holidays. Only closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day
Welcome to Tops Parkstone
We are an Ofsted Outstanding friendly and active nursery in Parkstone, based on Herbert Avenue, Poole. We care for children from 3 months until they are ready to start school.
We also run our Mini Beasts after-school and holiday club at Tops Parkstone, an action-packed holiday club for 5-7-year-olds. Please click on the Mini Beast tab for more details.
At Tops Parkstone we pride ourselves on having a personal, friendly approach towards all our children and parents who come to our nursery. Through working in partnership with parents and carers we can work together to enable children to reach their potential in their learning and development.
Please feel free to pop in and visit us, as we would love to show you around the nursery.
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.
We look forward to meeting you soon.
Take a look at our lovely rooms at Tops Parkstone…
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 Explorers is the youngest group at Tops with an age range from three months to 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. 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.
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.
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 Poole. Most of our children go on to attend the following local schools:
Tops Parkstone – Mini Beasts Holiday Club
Mini Beasts is a fun and friendly group for 5 – 7 year olds held at Tops Parkstone. We run action-packed holiday clubs across the Summer, Easter and Christmas holidays as well as at half terms breaks.
Please see below the Easter Holiday plans for Tops Parkstone’s Mini Beasts Holiday club. We hope you can join us!
Tops Parkstone – Parents & Carers
Parents and carers at Tops Parkstone 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:
“All 3 of my children have been to Tops Parkstone and I have used them since 2009. I would highly recommend Tops to any parent – the staff have a great ‘can do’ approach and nothing is too much trouble. There have been lots of special people over the years – far too many to mention but currently Debs and Steph are fantastic with Jake and he always comes home a very happy boy.
“I love the flexibility of how you can book hours as this really suits my family’s needs. Jake will be sad to leave but Tops has given him a great foundation of learning to build on. Thank you!!” Claire S
Tops Parkstone – Ofsted
We were rated ‘Outstanding’ in our latest Ofsted inspection. Comments we are particularly proud of include:.
- Staff have a deep understanding of how young children learn. They teach very skilfully providing an exceptionally rich, varied environment, indoors and outdoors.
- Children’s behaviour is exemplary. They learn to take turns and play cooperatively. Staff help children to understand about the wider world and to value one another successfully.
- The manager and staff use an extensive range of methods to ensure parents are fully involved and very well informed about their children’s care and learning.
To read our Ofsted inspection please click here.