Welcome to Tops Day Nurseries: Portsmouth Nursery, Hampshire

Enquire as early as possible so you have the best chance to secure a nursery place.

13 years ago we opened our doors for children and their families. We have delivered Early Education and Care to many wonderful families over the years helping the children develop and grow to be ready for the big school.

Our Portsmouth day nursery is based onsite at Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth and caters for babies from 3 months to preschool age. We have a brand new eco-cabin, which has created additional places for preschool.

You can view our hourly rates and optional extras on our price list here: Tops Portsmouth Price List

For all these years, we have created a fun and secure place to learn. A place where children can create friendships, read, paint, make lots of different marks, be imaginative, jump, build, sing and simply have lots of fun.

Our rooms are regularly transformed using different themes based on the children’s interests… take a look at our gallery below to see how we turned Pre-school into the castle from Jack and the Beanstalk!

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.

Tops Portsmouth 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!

This day nursery and preschool 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.

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.

Tops Portsmouth 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 Portsmouth nursery is one of the five Early Education and Care settings within the Tops Day Nurseries family to be based in the Portsmouth area, including Tops Copnor at Roko Health Club, Tops Havant based at Trosnant Primary School, Tops Lakeside at 1000 Lakeside Business Park and Tops Southsea on Bruce Road.


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Nursery manager:

Simon Evans
Senior Nursery Manager

Where to find us:

Queen Alexandra Hospital

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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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WhatPortsmouth Nurseryparents & carers say

“I wouldn’t send my daughter anywhere else. When she finishes preschool, I will still be sending her to holiday club there.”


“Amazingly flexible and great staff. Lots of time outdoors which our daughter loved.”

Pip C

“We have always been happy with the care they have received and they are happy to go into nursery.”

Rhonwen H

“Extremely accommodating and welcoming. Good choice of meals, activities and trips ? Have recommended to all my friends.”

Serena C

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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 friendlyPortsmouth Nurseryteam:

Simon Evans

Senior Nursery Manager

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