Child Care On Site - Lakeside North Harbour
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Introducing Tops Day Nursery

Our on site child care facility

Find out more about the nursery

The Tops Day Nursery is based opposite Building 1000 and the Central Square retail area at Lakeside North Harbour, just look for the green/living roof.  They provide early education and care for children from 3 months old until preschool age.

They offer a friendly and active nursery, with a team who love exploring the surrounding green spaces around us with the children, as well as utilising natural resources indoors. They also offer a variety of extracurricular activities like Tops Forest School and Tops Cooking School, so there is something your children can be a part of, whilst learning new skills.

Their children love to play in the big garden, especially In the mud kitchen, and inside they love to engage in messy play, storytelling and singing.

What makes the nursery unique?

Strong partnership with parents: The nursery values its partnership with parents and provides prompt support when necessary. Regular communication is maintained to keep parents informed about their child’s progress and next stages of learning.

Support for learning at home: The nursery provides parents with ideas to support their child’s learning at home, ensuring that the learning experience is holistic and continuous.

Quick communication and progress updates: Parents praise the nursery for its quick communication and sharing of information about their child’s progress, demonstrating a commitment to transparency and parental involvement.

Close bonds with staff – Children have close bonds with staff who understand and respond quickly to their needs, fostering a sense of security and trust.

Flexible booking options – Every 15 minutes is important because your time is valuable which is why they offer flexible early education and care, so you only pay for the time you need. With long opening hours, from 6am-8pm including bank holidays, it means they are here when you need them. There’s also free settling-in sessions and they offer you a variety of funding options.

Famous menus – They offer no-added sugar meals including vegan and vegetarian options plus they recently introduced venison into their menus, which has gained the attention of national press and amazing feedback from the children and parents

Better rates for you – They also offer a subsidised rate for Lakeside occupiers.

Why Lakeside?

Being situated close to the lake and natural surroundings provides a serene environment that enhances the overall experience for the children. The park’s natural beauty offers a peaceful retreat from the hustle and bustle of urban life, allowing children to reconnect with nature and enjoy outdoor activities such as picnics, walks, Tops Forest School and bird watching.

Tops Forest School encourages physical exercise which is important for a healthy balanced life and Lakeside offers the perfect environment to do so.

Why Portsmouth?

Having a nursery in Portsmouth, serves as a vital pillar within the community for several reasons. Firstly, Portsmouth is a vibrant and close-knit community, and having accessible childcare facilities ensures that families have the support they need while contributing to the overall well-being of the area. Secondly, the demand for high-quality, all-round childcare is ever-present, and they pride themselves in offering comprehensive early education and care services that cater to the diverse needs of families in the area.

By providing a nurturing and enriching environment for children to learn, grow, and thrive, we contribute to the development of future generations and the prosperity of Portsmouth as a whole.

Please feel free to pop in and visit the team at the nursery, as they would love to show you around.