QA hospital nursery

Tops Portsmouth

Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth, Hampshire PO6 3LY 02392 215786
Hours
6am - 8pm
Opening Times
Monday - Friday, 52 weeks a year including bank holidays. Only closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day
Manager
Kasia Stunt

Welcome to Tops Portsmouth

Our nursery is based on the Queen Alexandra Hospital campus and we cater for children from 3 months old until they are ready to start school. We are rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted.

Individuality is so important to us, and we believe every child is unique with their own passions, needs and challenges. We make every effort to provide a friendly, relaxed, safe and playful environment where our children can learn, develop and enjoy their time at nursery.

We can offer 15 hours  funding which is available for 2-year-olds, and 30 hours for 3 and 4-year-olds! Come in and see us for more details, conditions apply.

Do you work at Queen Alexandra Hospital as a PHT member of staff? Tops Day Nurseries works in partnership with Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust and offers a staff discount.

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.

We look forward to meeting you.

Kasia Stunt

(Senior Nursery Manager)

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Kasia StuntNursery Manager
Take a look at our lovely rooms at Tops Portsmouth…

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 Nest

The Nest are the youngest group at Tops with an age range from 3-12 months, and Explorers cater for children aged 12-24 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. Children have free access to a wide range of activities, offering them learning experiences in all areas of the EYFS.

 

Explorers

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.

 

Investigators

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

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 the Portsmouth area. Most of our children go on to attend the following local schools:

Tops Portsmouth – Parents & Carers

Parents and carers at Tops Portsmouth 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.

We also have a group of parent representatives who meet termly to discuss ideas for the nursery, fundraising and events. For more details on becoming one of our parent representatives, please ask the office.

What our parents say:

  • “I wouldn’t send my daughter anywhere else. When she finishes preschool, I will still be sending her to holiday club there.” Katie, parent at Tops Portsmouth
  • “Extremely accommodating and welcoming. Good choice of meals, activities and trips 🙂 Have recommended to all my friends.” Serena C, parent at Tops Portsmouth
  • “We have always been happy with the care they have received and they are happy to go into nursery.” Rhonwen H, parent at Tops Portsmouth
  • “Amazingly flexible and great staff. Lots of time outdoors which our daughter loved.” Pip C, parent at Tops Portsmouth
  • “My daughter often surprises me with the skills she has picked up at nursery.”

OutstandingTops Portsmouth – Ofsted

 

We were rated ‘Outstanding’ in our latest Ofsted inspection.

Comments we are particularly proud of include:

  • The quality of teaching across the nursery is exceptionally strong
  • Children form exceptional relationships with their key person and other staff caring for them
  • Excellent partnership working ensures that all parties are successfully involved in their child’s learning

To view our latest Ofsted inspection please click here.

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