Tops Day Nurseries Portsmouth

Tops Day Nurseries Portsmouth

Top Quality Sustainable Childcare with Flexible hours to suit your family. We have a brand new eco-cabin, which has created additional places for preschool.

Our Portsmouth day nursery is based onsite at Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth and caters for babies from 3 months to preschool age. This day nursery and preschool 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 fo

Operating as usual

Photos from Tops Day Nurseries Portsmouth's post 07/12/2023

🌟Tops Forest School 🌟

Tops Forest School a little different on Tuesday, we got an invite to watch a school nativity play at Court Lane School. The children liked watching the play mesmerized with all the school children's play and singing all about Christmas.

After this we went to find the train and take one to Gunwharf Quays. Now the children got the opportunity to all ask the ticket person where we wanted to go, then he was kind enough to give all the children their own ticket to collect. 🚂

When we got down to our destination we went looking for boats of different sizes and when into Gunwharf to look at the Christmas trees. 🌲

When we got back to Cosham on the train, we went to forest area to have lunch and continue with some activities. We had a go with Leaf rubbing. We finished with some bug hunting and also some active moving to keep us warm.

The children had a lovely day! 🌳

06/12/2023

On the run-up to the holidays, festive feasts take centre stage. While the holiday season has a fantastic array of treats, it's an idea to be mindful of the hidden toxins lurking in our favourite dishes. Unfortunately, some holiday staples may come with a side of unwanted additives. Check out this link to our blog to uncover five toxins commonly found in holiday foods and provide tips for creating a healthier and safer spread. Check out the link to our blog here: https://ow.ly/OHTp50QbUwu

06/12/2023

On the run-up to the holidays, festive feasts take centre stage. While the holiday season has a fantastic array of treats, it's an idea to be mindful of the hidden toxins lurking in our favourite dishes. Unfortunately, some holiday staples may come with a side of unwanted additives. Check out this link to our blog to uncover five toxins commonly found in holiday foods and provide tips for creating a healthier and safer spread. Check out the link to our blog here: https://ow.ly/5yQz50QbUwq

05/12/2023

Introducing Hi 5'a Holiday Club back for December Half Term!
Are you looking for an enriching and exciting way for your children to spend their half-term break? Look no further! Our holiday club, Hi 5's is here to provide an unforgettable adventure.
Your child will have an action-packed time from Christmas celebrations to rehearsing their pantomimes and creating bird boxes and yuletide decorations. There's holiday fun around every corner.
We understand that finding engaging activities for children during school breaks can be a challenge, especially when parents are working. Hi 5's fills this gap and provides a safe and inspiring environment for children to grow, learn, and make cherished memories.
Don't let your child miss out on this unique opportunity! Enrol them in Hi 5's for an unforgettable half-term experience.
Spaces are limited, so secure your child's spot today and let them embark on a journey of exploration, adventure, and fun!

05/12/2023

Last week, Tops attended the Gillingham Business Awards 2023. We are pleased to announce that we won the Green Eco award for our efforts and commitment to sustainability in early years education at our Tops Gillingham site. Thank you to those who nominated and voted for us.

04/12/2023

Although the weather is getting colder, there's no reason to just stay indoors in front of screens; instead, wrap up warm and have an adventure! Use this winter scavenger hunt on a walk in your local area; don't forget to comment on how many you found.
Being in the outdoors is crucial to child development, and due to the increase in accessibility to technology, being out in nature is being overlooked. For further reading on this critical issue, check out our blog here https://ow.ly/KmfZ50QaL0r

04/12/2023

Although the weather is getting colder, there's no reason to just stay indoors in front of screens; instead, wrap up warm and have an adventure! Use this winter scavenger hunt on a walk in your local area; don't forget to comment on how many you found.
Being in the outdoors is crucial to child development, and due to the increase in accessibility to technology, being out in nature is being overlooked. For further reading on this critical issue, check out our blog here https://ow.ly/GEBs50QaL0b

Photos from Tops Day Nurseries Family's post 01/12/2023

Today was an incredible day at Tops Muscliff as we had the honour of hosting Tobias Ellwood MP!

Cheryl Hadland, Founder and Chairwoman and Harriet Pacey, Sales, Marketing and Recruitment Director at Tops Day Nurseries, had a great discussion with Tobias Ellwood MP today, touching on crucial topics that impact early years provision. They addressed issues such as the 2.25% pA increase in funding over the last 3 years, funding applications and delays, support for SEND children, and the national nursery staff shortage.

We also had a fantastic time making snowflakes with the children and indulging in delicious food from our famous no-added-sugar menus, especially prepared by our catering team🍽️

Thank you, Tobias Ellwood MP, for joining us and having these important conversations. Your visit has been greatly appreciated!

29/11/2023

Tops Day Nurseries believes in an environmentally sustainable and socially responsible world. We aim to achieve this through educating our children of today. One question we can talk to our little ones about is considering our responsibility to the environment. When asking our children what is not sustainable in our setting, it allows them to think deeply about how we use certain materials. One product found often in a nursery setting is nappies. Globally, more than 300,000 disposable nappies a minute are sent to landfills, incinerated or in the environment, including the ocean. (Guardian 2021) Have you considered cutting out the microplastics and taking the reusable route? Read more on reusable nappies here https://ow.ly/mm4Z50QaJCO

29/11/2023

Tops Day Nurseries believes in an environmentally sustainable and socially responsible world. We aim to achieve this through educating our children of today. One question we can talk to our little ones about is considering our responsibility to the environment. When asking our children what is not sustainable in our setting, it allows them to think deeply about how we use certain materials. One product found often in a nursery setting is nappies. Globally, more than 300,000 disposable nappies a minute are sent to landfills, incinerated or in the environment, including the ocean. (Guardian 2021) Have you considered cutting out the microplastics and taking the reusable route? Read more on reusable nappies here https://ow.ly/a6V450QaJCM

Photos from Tops Day Nurseries Portsmouth's post 28/11/2023

💚Tops Forest School💚

On Tops Forest School the Preschool children enjoyed there time out going to a different local forest.
We started with exploring the area to find a perfect place to set up camp. We then decorated stars for our magic wands using leaves to rip and break apart to make patterns and different shapes, we let them dry and then went off to explore the forest finding mud slopes to climb and slide down.
After lunch we went on a scavenger hunt finding objects from their charts as well as finding a stick for our magic star wands. We worked on using our fine motor skills by using mini skewer stick to make leaf kebabs. We finished off with throwing leaves into the air
and went running up and down the hills.

28/11/2023

💚 Happy Birthday 💚

We would like to wish Chloe a big happy birthday! We hope you have had a lovely day celebrating!

From all the staff and children at Tops QA 🎉

28/11/2023

This week commences National Tree Week 2023. At Tops, we want to keep the world happy and green by planting trees. Did you know that at Tops, we plant one tree for every child that enrols in one of our nurseries? We also plant one tree for every new colleague who joins us. Another tree initiative you can look at is by the Tree Council. This year’s National Tree Week is extra special as it marks the 50th anniversary of the famous ‘Plant a Tree in 73’ campaign – from which National Tree Week (and The Tree Council) was born! So why not find somewhere to get involved and be part of Grow a Tree in 23! Read our blog on this here! https://ow.ly/jCQQ50QbU8H

28/11/2023

This week commences National Tree Week 2023. At Tops, we want to keep the world happy and green by planting trees. Did you know that at Tops, we plant one tree for every child that enrols in one of our nurseries? We also plant one tree for every new colleague who joins us. Another tree initiative you can look at is by the Tree Council. This year’s National Tree Week is extra special as it marks the 50th anniversary of the famous ‘Plant a Tree in 73’ campaign – from which National Tree Week (and The Tree Council) was born! So why not find somewhere to get involved and be part of Grow a Tree in 23! Read our blog on this here! https://ow.ly/c20S50QbU8I

25/11/2023

💚 Happy Birthday 💚

We would like to wish Amy a big happy birthday! We hope you have had a lovely day celebrating!

From all the staff and children at Tops QA 🎉

24/11/2023

We are at the Nursery Managers Show! We're excited to engage with Early Years Educators interested in joining our dynamic nursery team. We're actively recruiting dedicated staff to be part of our nurturing environment. Let's connect and discuss the fantastic opportunities awaiting you! 🌟

Photos from Tops Day Nurseries Portsmouth's post 24/11/2023

🍽 Meal Times 🍽

At Tops we use meal times as a learning opportunity. Across all rooms we use the big bowls and serving equipment for the children to serve their own meals, this particular meal time is in Explorers 2. Kaycee came round with the bowl of our yummy chickpea cassoulet and helped children to self serve their lunch, the children enjoyed this learning opportunity and was lovely to see them enjoy the food so much! 😁😁

Photos from Tops Day Nurseries Portsmouth's post 24/11/2023

💚Tops Forest School 💚

This week on forest school the children took their bear, the children named him Dougie! they wanted to show him what they get up to. The children went to a local forest area where they spent time collecting leaves and made magic wands with their practitioners!

They seemed to have a lovely time, we hope you enjoy the photos! 🐻

Photos from Tops Day Nurseries Portsmouth's post 22/11/2023

🌳 Preschool Forest School 🌳

The children of preschool enjoyed their journey to the local forest for Tops Forest School taking the number 20 bus, this allowed them to notice numbers in their environment 🚌

When we all arrived at the forest the children started with collecting leaves of different sizes and colours, we started to talk about the weather and how this changes the colours of the leaves. 🍁

When we had collected lots of leaves we made some leaf crowns and decorating our binoculars. This was lots of fun!

After lunch we went on a bug hunt looking around the tree and under logs which we found a slug, lots of spiders and a couple of centipedes. 🪱🐛🦋🐌

We finished off with a play in the stream and paper boat racing seeing whose boat will leave the tunnel first. ⛵️

Photos from Tops Day Nurseries Portsmouth's post 22/11/2023

🤍New Buggy Shed🤍

Today we have had our new buggy shed replaced and it looks amazing! Thankyou to our maintenance team for making this happen for us!

We are hoping that you will enjoy using the shed for storage, we just ask that you leave it as you found it 😁😁

Any questions please do come find us in the office!

22/11/2023

This week marks Young Readers Week! At Tops Day Nurseries, we believe in an environmentally sustainable and socially responsible world for all. We aim to achieve this through educating our children of today. Therefore, we will be sharing with you some ways you can help your little ones become more conscious about caring for themselves and the world around them. This week, let's consider the notion of caring about the world and learning about it from books. Maybe head down to your local library and pick up some for you and your little one to enjoy learning together. For more information about the OMEP system, click here https://ow.ly/VZ2m50Q0VsV

22/11/2023

This week marks Young Readers Week! At Tops Day Nurseries, we believe in an environmentally sustainable and socially responsible world for all. We aim to achieve this through educating our children of today. Therefore, we will be sharing with you some ways you can help your little ones become more conscious about caring for themselves and the world around them. This week, let's consider the notion of caring about the world and learning about it from books. Maybe head down to your local library and pick up some for you and your little one to enjoy learning together. For more information about the OMEP system, click here https://ow.ly/Hue650Q0Vtb

20/11/2023

We have a real treat on the menu today; It's Monday meals back for another addition. This Tops recipe is hearty, wholesome and oh-so good! Introducing this evening Chickpea sweet potato dahl! Let us know down below how you got on with it! https://ow.ly/Rvg850Q0Vg9

20/11/2023

We have a real treat on the menu today; It's Monday meals back for another addition. This Tops recipe is hearty, wholesome and oh-so good! Introducing this evening Chickpea sweet potato dahl! Let us know down below how you got on with it! https://ow.ly/RMiR50Q0VgF

Photos from Tops Day Nurseries Portsmouth's post 18/11/2023

🖤 ROOM UPDATE 🖤

Today Beth, Jas and Chloe from investigators came in to have a change around of the room and make it cosier and more spacious for the children to play!

Well done team 🎉 the room looks amazing! Can’t wait for the children to see it Monday morning 🖤

17/11/2023

📷Photos are in!📷

Please come to the office to pick up your child’s photos. We ask that the photos are back in the office by the 30th November!

17/11/2023

👒👜🧢 HAVE YOU GOT ANY OF THESE ITEMS AT HOME? 👑🧳👛

We are asking for the following items for our role play areas as we want to bring them back to life! If you have any of these and can spare them for the use of the nursery it would be much appreciated! Thankyou!

- Hats
- Handbags
- Shoes
- Scarves
- Bracelets
- Purses
- Jackets or Shirts

Please do just drop them into the office 😄😄😄😄

17/11/2023

We hope that after this year's Anti-bullying week, we have all reflected on being the kindest versions of ourselves and had a fun week of learning among friends. For further information and reflection on this topic, don't hesitate to read our blog: https://ow.ly/iVqn50Q7Xfo

17/11/2023

We hope that after this year's Anti-bullying week, we have all reflected on being the kindest versions of ourselves and had a fun week of learning among friends. For further information and reflection on this topic, don't hesitate to read our blog: https://ow.ly/6TGv50Q7Xfn

Photos from Tops Day Nurseries Portsmouth's post 17/11/2023

🧸 CHILDREN IN NEED 2023 🧸

Today we have been taking part in Children in need. All children were invited to wear there pyjamas to nursery, and have been having lots of fun participating in Pudsey activities. Please look out for more photos to follow and to donate to children in need please follow the link below..

https://donate.bbcchildreninneed.co.uk/

17/11/2023

At Tops, we are committed to providing the best possible experience for your little ones. Your opinions matter greatly to us, and we'd love to hear your thoughts!
We would really appreciate it if you could leave us a review on Google. Your feedback helps other families in the community find the best care for their children.
Your support means the world to us! Simply search for us on Google and click "Write a Review" to share your experience. Thank you

Photos from Tops Day Nurseries Portsmouth's post 17/11/2023

☔️💚Tops Forest School💚☔️

On Yesterdays Preschool Forest school trip, it was raining all day!! Alison, Jack and the children went to the local forest to explore the area. They also spent time putting paint into puddles to see what colours they could make, this was lots of fun and the children enjoyed seeing the colours mix and change as they added all different colours and leaves. They then went for a walk around the area to see what wildlife they could find...before coming back to tell their friends about the adventures they had on Forest School.

we hope you enjoy the photos!😁😁

16/11/2023

Alongside our tree planting with Ecologi, we are also purchasing a carbon offset amount equal to the amount we produce as a company.
This month we have offset 3 tonnes of CO2eq. This brings our total offset amount to 62!

Find out what projects we have helped fund so far; http://ow.ly/jHoE50Mjl09

Photos from Tops Day Nurseries Portsmouth's post 16/11/2023

🐻Have a party with your bear day!🐻

The children in Investigators enjoyed this lovely activity set up by Shameela! They were having a tea party with the bears in the room. They enjoyed feeding the different food to the bears and talking about their favourite food and drinks!

We hope you enjoy the photos🤍

15/11/2023

As we continue through anti-bullying week, let's not forget the connection between creating a kinder, more inclusive world and our commitment to sustainability. Both ideals are about leaving a positive mark on our planet and the lives of those who inhabit it. Kindness is a sustainable resource that multiplies as we share it with others.
Take the chance this week to enjoy time with your little one and try reinforcing positive behaviours they demonstrate and thanking them for making those choices. Reinforcing good behaviour in children is crucial in nurturing their kindness and consideration. Check out a short video that represents some of these ideals with your little one... https://ow.ly/wNX050Q3q2N


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Queen Alexandra Hospital
Portsmouth
PO63LY

Opening Hours

Monday 6am - 8pm
Tuesday 6am - 8pm
Wednesday 6am - 8pm
Thursday 6am - 8pm
Friday 6am - 8pm
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