Nursery Manager:

Shaye Jaques
Interim Senior Nursery Manager

Our Ofsted rating:

Good - view report

Where to find us:

14 Denmark Lane
BH15 2DG

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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: Poole Nursery, Dorset

Subsidised rate for University Hospitals Dorset employees, get in touch to find out more.

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With the location of our Poole day nursery & preschool, we are in a busy community and have strong links in our surrounding areas. We also have the luxury of being close to the beaches and glorious countryside. This enables us to have a wide variety of activities and experiences for the children to enjoy.

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

We follow the children’s interests and follow these into the community to give the children a sense of belonging and ownership for looking after the environment that we live in.

We develop the children’s independence as much as possible and listen to their point of view and ideas of how they want their nursery to look and what activities they want to do. In preschool we have a children’s council that allows the children the time to discuss matters that are important to them. They have a say on if they want to change the layout of the room and what role-plays etc they would like as well as a choice of new resources.

One of our benefits for parents is that we offer flexible childcare to the nearest 15 minutes, meaning you really do only pay for the hours you need. This is just one of the factors that makes us different to most other nurseries in Poole. Click here to find out more about why flexible childcare is a must.

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.

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.

We’d love for you to come and see us! You can arrange your visit using the form below.

Our Poole day nursery is one of the five Early Education and Care settings within the Tops Day Nurseries family to be based in the Poole and Wimborne area, including Tops Corfe Mullen on Blandford Road, Tops Parkstone in Rossmore, Tops Wareham next to the train station and Tops Wimborne on Leigh Road.

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WhatPoole Nurseryparents & carers say

“The girls at Tops have made it so easy, my little one loves going in, he’s happy and settled”


“Tops has always suited us as you can book your hours to suit you and not for just whole morning or afternoon sessions”


“My 2 year old daughter is very happy here and the staff are both caring and professional”


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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 friendlyPoole Nurseryteam:

Shaye Jaques

Interim Senior Nursery Manager