Welcome to Tops Day Nurseries: Southsea Nursery, Portsmouth

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Our day nursery & preschool in Southsea, Portsmouth provides childcare for children aged 3 months to school age, as well as providing a Hi 5’s after school club and holiday club service for school children up to 8 years old. The nursery is located on Bruce Road, just a short walk to Southsea seafront.

Tops Day Nurseries Southsea is set within a large detached house with a garden mainly laid to lawn, but with areas for the children to grow flowers and vegetables. In addition, there is a brilliant outside play area with a special soft rubber compound surface to protect the children should they fall.

Tops Southsea has a baby room for under 2’s, a spacious room for 2 & 3 year olds as well as a preschool room.

We are able to take advantage of our location near the beach, Natural History Museum, library, Southsea Common and parks to ensure that children are given the opportunity to spend time outside the nursery during periods of good weather.

Tops Southsea 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, re-use and recycle resources is an important part of the culture and routine for the children and staff.

Tops Southsea 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 Southsea day nursery is one of the five childcare settings within the Tops Day Nurseries family to open in the Portsmouth area, following Tops Portsmouth at the Queen Alexandra Hospital, Tops Lakeside at 1000 Lakeside Business Park, Tops Copnor based within Roko Health Club and Tops Havant, based in Trosnant Primary School.

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Nursery manager:

Rachel Wells

Where to find us:

16 Bruce Rd

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Opening times:

  • Monday - Friday: 6am - 8pm*
  • 52 weeks a year, excluding Bank Holidays
  • *subject to local demand

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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 Southsea Nursery team:

Rachel Wells