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Celebrating our Managers Length of Service!

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Since January 2017, we have had three of our wonderful Nursery Managers each meet their 5-year milestone in their Length of Service with Tops Day Nurseries. Vicki Sedgwick – Tops Boscombe Nursery Manager “I started with Tops Day Nurseries in 2012 as a Senior Practitioner and after 2 months in this role, I was promoted to the Mini Beasts Room Manager where I stayed until I went on maternity leave. On my return from maternity leave, I was welcomed back…

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Tops Lymington welcomes first apprentice to the team

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Tops Lymington, based at All Saints Church hall has recently welcomed a new apprentice to the team, Amber. Amber made the choice to take her first step towards her career in childcare by starting an apprenticeship, which would see her working towards a Level 2 qualification in Childcare. Amber started this career journey in hope to make a difference in the lives of the children she would care for, in an area she strives to progress in. Laura Doe, Nursery…

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Local MP visits nursery to discuss 30-hours funded childcare for 3 and 4 year old children in Bournemouth

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Conor Burns, MP for Bournemouth West, has visited the Tops Day Nursery Parkstone to hear about plans to provide 30-hours funded childcare to 3 and 4-year-old children in Bournemouth from September. Tops Day Nursery Parkstone was the very first nursery that Cheryl Hadland, founder of the Tops Day Nursery chain, opened 27 years ago. Mr Burns was given a tour of the busy nursery by nursery manager Sarah to see first-hand how Tops Day Nursery Parkstone provides flexible, high-quality childcare…

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Local dental nurses visits Tops Day Nurseries

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Recently, Tops Poole and Tops Parkstone were visited by nurses from a local dental surgery, mydentist.  Two dental nurses, Connie and Beth, spent time with the children teaching them how to brush their teeth and how important it is to look after their teeth. Recent studies have found that tooth decay is a growing problem for more and more young children, please click here to read more. Connie and Beth organised a number of activities for the children to participate…

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Tooth Decay in early years

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Recent studies have found that tooth decay is a growing problem for more and more young children.  Tooth decay is caused when the bacteria in your mouth feeds on the sugars in foods and drinks, this bacteria produces an acid which attacks the outer surface of the tooth. At first this is repaired by the saliva, but over time if there is more damage being done than repair the tooth will start to decay. Severe tooth decay in infants or…

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Mothers day tea at Tops Musgrove

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Tops Day Nursery based at Musgrove Park Hospital invited parents and carers in to the nursery for an afternoon high-tea in celebration of mothers day. One of the nursery rooms was decorated with bunting, cake stands and fresh flowers in preparation for the afternoon tea, along with story books and colouring activities to keep little ones entertained. Parents enjoyed a cup of tea along with some afternoon delights including cakes, biscuits and sandwiches made by the nursery’s wonderful chef, Helen….

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Red Nose Day

Red Nose Day at Tops Day Nurseries

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Staff, children and parents at Tops Day Nurseries raised money for Red Nose Day on Friday 24th March by taking part in a number of activities! Each nursery invited children to come into nursery wearing pyjamas, red, fancy dress, with crazy hair or red noses in hope to raise money for Comic Relief. Tops Winchester held a bake sale, Tops Bournemouth held a ‘guess the name of the bear’ competition whilst at Tops Parkstone, Nursery Practitioner Jimi helped to raise £56.50…

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Tops named one of the Top 10 recommended nursery groups in the UK

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Tops Day Nurseries has been named by parents as one of the Top 10 recommended large nursery groups in the UK. The Top 10 large nursery groups received an award from the leading day nurseries review site, daynurseries.co.uk, with the award based on the nursery group’s reviews from the children’s families and carers. Davina Ludlow, director of daynurseries.co.uk, said: “The ethos and vision of a nursery group can have a huge impact on children’s lives, teaching them resilience and developing…

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Welcome to Tops Wimborne, Stephanie!

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Tops Day Nurseries are pleased to welcome Stephanie Walker to the 98 place nursery based on Leigh Road, Wimborne, as the new Nursery Manager! Stephanie joined Tops Day Nurseries in 2013 as a nursery assistant at Tops Parkstone, before working her way up to a Manager’s position which she held for a number of years, as well as holding the nursery SENCO, Safeguarding and ENCO role. Following the first Ofsted inspection held at Tops Parkstone since Stephanie had been management,…

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Babies in the wood adventures – Tops Forest School

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Babies in the wood is a forest School session run for children aged 3 months – 2 years, giving them the same advantages as the older children. The Tops Forest School gives our children a unique experience, taking them on weekly outings and teaching them about nature through nature. Babies are sensory motor learners – the great outdoors provides many textures, temperatures, colours, smells and sounds, so all of their senses are engaged. Babies in the wood Tops Forest School sessions…

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