Welcome to Tops Day Nurseries: Parkstone Nursery, Poole

We are an Ofsted Outstanding friendly and active nursery & preschool in Parkstone, based on Herbert Avenue, Poole. We provide childcare for children from 3 months until they are ready to start school.

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.

We are very lucky to be situated near Bourne Valley Nature Reserve which allows our children to experience the outdoors as much as possible by taking part in regular trips and Tops Forest School sessions.

We are very lucky to have a large garden which is split into two, one for preschool and one for the under three’s, we have a wide range of different areas in the garden including a large mud kitchen, construction area.

This nursery is part of a group that provides the most eco-sustainable childcare and education in the UK, being respectful of the environment and acting to reduce, reuse and recycle resources is an important part of the culture and routine for the children and staff.

Tops Parkstone 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!

Our Parkstone day nursery is one of the five childcare settings within the Tops Day Nurseries family to be based in the Poole area, including Tops Corfe Mullen on Blandford Road, Tops Poole next to Barclays House, Tops Wareham next to the Train Station and Tops Wimborne on Leigh Road.

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Nursery manager:

Sarah Tongs
Nursery Manager

Ofsted Oustanding 2016-2017

Our Ofsted rating:

Outstanding - view report

Where to find us:

104 - 106 Herbert Avenue
BH12 4HU

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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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What Parkstone Nursery parents & carers say

“I highly recommend Tops at Parkstone, all the staff are really friendly and brilliant with my little boy.”

Hannah M

“My son is always very happy to attend Tops, he is always made to feel very welcome and chats about his day happily on the way home.”


“When your child tells you that he loves nursery then you know you picked a good one!”

Samantha T

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What makes Tops different?


With opening hours from 6am-8pm including bank holidays, means we are here when you need us. Offering childcare with 15-minute intervals, so you only pay for the childcare you need. (Available at the vast majority of our nurseries but not all.)

The Environments

Particular pride is provided for both outdoor and indoor environments. Each Tops Day Nursery has a rich and vibrant environment, 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. With the eyLog app for web and mobile, you can follow your child’s learning journey.

How Tops makes a difference

Some of our friendly Parkstone Nursery team:

Sarah Tongs

Nursery Manager