Tops Day Nurseries: Lakeside

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Tops Lakeside, located on a business park at 1000 Lakeside North Harbour will be welcoming parents and babies from 3 months old to pre-school age. We are a friendly and active nursery and we love exploring the nature around us, as well as exploring natural resources indoors. Our Lakeside day nursery in Portsmouth is part of a group that provides the most eco-sustainable childcare and education in

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For one week in March, thousands of schools, households and businesses will be coming together to count their plastic waste. This is in efforts to phase out plastic pollution for good and uncover how much we really throw away. To sign up today for a fun sustainable task for the whole family click here Together we can all contribute to a more sustainable future.


Spreading smiles and warmth on Random Acts of Kindness Day at Tops Day Nurseries! Today, we celebrate the beauty of kindness that fills our little ones' hearts and creates a world of joy. What can you do to make a positive difference in someone else's life today


Last month we planted 235 trees with Ecologi, as part of our initiative to plant a tree for every enrolment. This brings our total amount of trees planted to 5,109 ๐ŸŒณ

If you enrolled your little one into our nursery last month, check your emails for your certificate!


At Tops we're excited to celebrate NestBoxWeek ๐Ÿก A week dedicated to creating homes for our feathered friends and nurturing a love for nature in our little ones. Let's unite in building sustainable futures, one nest at a time! For more information see


Looking for a new recipe to use for Pancake Day tomorrow? Don't worry, we have got you covered with these healthy banana pancakes! Click here for the full list of ingredients and step by step guide:


Watch the video below where David Johnston OBE MP shares valuable thoughts during National Apprenticeship Week at Tops Havant. He highlighted the importance of apprenticeships and provided updates on new funding coming in April...

Photos from Tops Day Nurseries: Lakeside's post 08/02/2024

๐ŸŒŸ Exciting Visit for National Apprenticeship Week ๐ŸŒŸ

We were delighted to welcome David Johnston OBE MP, Minister for Children, Families, and Wellbeing, along with Alan Mak, MP of Havant, to Tops Havant, one of our sister nurseries, as part of National Apprenticeship Week!

During their visit, Mr. Johnston and Mr. Mak had the opportunity to meet our dedicated apprentices and witness firsthand the incredible work they do to support our nurseries, like Tops Havant. From nurturing young minds to fostering a vibrant learning environment, our apprentices play a crucial role in shaping the future.

We were also fortunate to discuss the upcoming changes in funding set to take place from April, and both MPs were keen to hear about our experiences and insights.

A heartfelt thank you to David Johnston OBE MP and Alan Mak for taking the time to visit and recognize the importance of apprenticeships in our community as well as listening to our thoughts about the new funding.


As we continue through Apprenticeship Week, we are proud to be ranked 12th out of the Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers! Read more about our journey on our blog:


Enchanting minds with timeless tales, Tops Day Nurseries celebrates Charles Dickens Day! Today, we embark on a literary journey, inspiring young hearts with the magic of storytelling.


This week we celebrate National Apprenticeship Week. Our apprentices are valued for their dedication, talent, and contributions. This time is all about appreciating them for their vital role in our success. Here's to our incredible apprentices!


๐Ÿš€ Let's Celebrate National Apprenticeship Week! ๐Ÿš€

This week is all about honouring the incredible journeys, achievements, and growth of our apprentices. Join us in recognizing the transformative impact apprenticeships have on individuals, businesses, and communities. Apprenticeships provide invaluable skills that empower individuals to shape their futures and contribute to creating a better world!

Join the conversation using and share your apprenticeship stories, successes, and aspirations. Together let's inspire others to embark on their apprenticeship journey!


Happy 34th Birthday to our sister nursery - Tops Day Nurseries Parkstone! ๐ŸŽ‰ On this day in 1990, a small nursery in Herbert Avenue, Parkstone, opened its doors to just 4 children.

Today, we stand as a flourishing family of nurseries, embracing over 3,000 little hearts across the south. From humble beginnings to a vast network, we've become a beacon of care, education, and joy for thousands of precious souls aged 0-5.

Here's to the journey, the memories, and the countless smiles we've shared over the years. Cheers to love, growth, and many more birthdays to come! ๐ŸŒŸ


One of our Nursery Managers, Kellie, took part in an interview for Day Nurseries on what it is like to be a Nursery Manager. To read the full article click here For more information on vacancies within our Nurseries follow this link


Have a look at what's in store for February half term! We have lots of fun activities planned and spaces are filling up, book today to avoid missing out on a place in our Hi5's Holiday Club.


This week marks National Storytelling Week! It is a time to honour the art of storytelling and its profound impact on language development, creativity, and empathy. What's your favourite book to read right now? For more information on the importance of reading click here


Monday Mealtime idea for the week: Butternut Squash & Mushroom Stroganoff. Jam-packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants to keep your immune system fighting fit! See the full recipe and step-by-step guide here

Photos from Tops Day Nurseries: Lakeside's post 26/01/2024

Have you had a look at our new Game Meals yet? To explore the benefits and find out more on five different wild meat meals incorporated into the new nurseryโ€™s menu click here


Just incase you missed out yesterday you can now stream our Catering Manager, Pete's interview on BBC Radio Solent. It covers our initiative of serving venison, exploring the children's reactions, and sharing parents' perspectives. Listen here:


Today is International Day Of Education. At Tops we believe in empowering your children to be the best they can be. Throughout our Tops nurseries, we continuously promote the importance of educating children about the world and foster growth and curiosity in all our little ones. Learn more about the importance of Nursery education here


Exciting news, the launch of our new Game menu was featured in an article in The Times yesterday. It is great to see the attention we can bring to our initiative which may spark change across other nurseries and early years providers introducing this sustainable alternative also. Read the full article here


Tune in tomorrow on BBC Solent Dorset between 7 and 9 am to catch our Kitchen Manager Pete Ttofis discussing Tops nurseries serving venison, exploring the children's reactions, and sharing parents' perspectives. Listen here:


Hey Parents we know your little ones grow very quickly at this age so we wanted to introduce to you Little Pickles Markets in Havant, Emsworth and Chichester. The markets are nearly new sales for baby items age 0-5 years which are run with a view to save families money and to help them shop sustainably. To find out more click here

Little Pickles Markets


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 68!

Find out what projects we have helped fund so far;


Last month we planted 121 trees with Ecologi, as part of our initiative to plant a tree for every enrolment. This brings our total amount of trees planted to 4,854 ๐ŸŒณ

If you enrolled your little one into our nursery last month, check your emails for your certificate!


Looking for meal inspiration for the whole family to enjoy? Look no further than Tops own Vegetable and bean pie recipe. Why not consider making a few plant-based swaps to turn this into a dish for Veganuary? Let us know what you think


This week is National Houseplant Week 2024; House plants have many useful properties, such as natural air and water purifiers as well as having mental health benefits. Read more about National Plant Week here. Let's embrace the green.


Here at Tops, we take pride in everything we do and constantly think of new ways to entertain, educate, and engage all the children in our care. It's always lovely to receive feedback on how much your children enjoy time at our nurseries.


January 1st marks the commencement of Veganuary, a global movement encouraging individuals to explore the benefits of a plant-based, sugar-free lifestyle. Please have a read of our blog about embracing a vegan diet, a fresh start to your 2024


๐ŸŒŸ Happy New Year! ๐ŸŒŸ

As we bid farewell to a year filled with challenges and triumphs, we welcome in the New Year, and we want to thank YOU, our incredible community, for your endless support and contributions that make a difference every day. Your involvement, your encouragement, and the stories you share inspire us to do our best!

Wishing you a Happy New Year filled with love, laughter, and fulfilling your wildest dreams!



Cheers to new beginnings and shared joy! ๐ŸŽ‰ Wishing all our incredible families and dedicated staff at Tops Day Nursery a Happy New Year filled with laughter, love, and endless possibilities. Here's to a year of growth, learning, and cherished moments together!


๐ŸŽ„ We want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas! May your holiday be filled with the love of family and friends and your homes full of warmth and wonder. ๐ŸŽ

As we celebrate the magic of the season, we would like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude to everyone in the Tops & Aspire Family. Your dedication, creativity, and unwavering spirit have made this year extraordinary. ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘งโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆโœจ


Wishing our lovely Families, Friends and Staff a very Merry Christmas. We hope you have a lovely break and enjoy your time over the Christmas period. We can't wait to catch up on your return. We have been busy throughout December, from carol services to Christmas crafts and visits from Santa. We can't wait to make even more memories next year!
Best wishes,

Tops Day Nurseries


Check out our different Apprenticeships, Qualifications, Courses and the different career pathways you could take to advance your career.

๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿซ Childcare: Nurture the future while you learn. Gain hands-on experience and make a difference in young lives.

๐Ÿข Business Admin: Dive into the world of business and administration. Sharpen your skills and open doors to endless opportunities.

๐Ÿ‘ฅ Team Leader and Management: Elevate your leadership journey with our leadership roles. Develop your skills and knowledge to lead and inspire teams to succeed.

๐Ÿค Customer Service: Become the face of exceptional service. Enhance your communication skills and provide top-notch support.

Browse our full range of courses here:
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Call Us at 01202 551553 for more information


An energy reduction plan can help your business save money. As a company, we have saved 60% on our energy use by adding heating timers, upgrading LED lighting, and smart meters. Check out some advice from The Department for Energy Security and Net Zero :

Department for Energy Security and Net Zero

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North Harbour Business Park, Western Road

Opening Hours

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