Tops Day Nursery - Wimborne

Leigh Road, Wimborne Minster BH21 2BX

Tops Day Nursery - Wimborne, Wimborne Minster, Dorset
Tops Day Nursery - Wimborne, Wimborne Minster, Dorset
Tops Day Nursery - Wimborne, Wimborne Minster, Dorset

Tops Day Nursery - Wimborne, offers an excellent learning environment for all the pre-school age ranges, staffed by experienced and vetted professionals who value the reputation of the service within the local community, as well as the aspirations parents have for their children. The nursery also runs a Mini Beast club over the school holidays for children aged five to eleven years.

This nursery 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.

The nursery philosophy is based around the values of flexibility and quality, with emergency childcare and babysitting services available, the use of indoor and outdoor play areas and balanced food menus to support good nutrition.

Tops Day Nurseries offers a number of extracurricular activities such as Tops Cooking School, Tops Forest School, meditation, yoga, Rugby Rangers, Boogie Mites, tooth brushing and much more.

The nursery can provide 15 hours free funding which is available for two, three- and four-year-olds.

While each child is at Tops Wimborne, families can call as often as they like to talk to a member of staff about their child and their time at the nursery. Families will be kept up to date about their child’s day at the nursery, including important information such as sleep times and food intake, which is submitted onto EYLOG.

Children are provided with food from the Tops Day Nurseries no-added sugar menu, which ensure they have a nutritional and healthy start in their lives.

Group: Tops Day Nurseries

Person in charge: Stephanie Walker (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Dorset County Council

Number of Staff: 20

Service Offered: Day Nursery (Privately Owned), Open all year, Full Day Care

Total Places for Children: 98

Age Range: from 0 years 3 months to 11 years 11 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0600-2000

When Closed: Christmas Day, Boxing Day & New Years Day

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Reviews

9 Tops Day Nursery - Wimborne has a Review Score of 9 (8.998)

The Review Score of 9 (maximum of 10) for Tops Day Nursery - Wimborne is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.7 out of 5 from 9 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Tops Day Nursery - Wimborne in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.3 out of 5 from 6 positive Reviews in the last 12 months.

  • a) 5 Points are available for the Average Rating of all Reviews over all time. For each review the Day Nursery / service is rated Excellent, Good, Satisfactory, Poor or Very Poor on a number of areas eg Staff, Management etc. The Day Nursery receives points for each rating as follows: Excellent = 5. Good = 4. Satisfactory = 3. Poor = 2. Very Poor = 1. These points are added up and then divided by the total number of completed ratings to generate the average rating.

    The Average Rating of 4.692 for Tops Day Nursery - Wimborne is calculated as follows: ( (77 Excellents x 5) + (27 Goods x 4) + (3 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 107 Ratings = 4.692

  • b) 5 Points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 12 months. If there are no Positive Reviews in the last 12 months, then 2.5 points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 2 years. A Positive Review is defined as any Review with 'Extremely Likely' or 'Likely' in answer to the question 'How likely are you to recommend this Day Nursery to friends and family?'

    The 5 points available are broken down as follows:

    1. 4 points are available for the first 5 Positive Reviews, 3 points for the first Positive Review and then 0.25 Points for each of the next 4 Positive Reviews.

    2. 1 point is available for reaching a target number of Positive Reviews based on 20% of the number of registered maximum number of service users. If the target is partially reached then that proportion of 1 point is given. eg a Day Nursery with 50 registered maximum number of service users has a target of 10 Positive Reviews, if it has 10 or more Positive Reviews it will receive 1 point, if it has 7 reviews will receive 0.7 points.

    3. If there are no Positive Reviews in the last 12 months, then 2.5 points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 2 years. The calculation is the same as above, except the points are divided by 2.

    The 4.306 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Tops Day Nursery - Wimborne is based on 6 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 4

    2. Target of 19.6 positive Reviews (98 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 6 Reviews ÷ 19.6 Target = 0.306

  • When a Review is submitted by someone who has previously submitted a Review, only the latest Review will count towards the Review Score.


Average Ratings

  • Excellent
    6
  • Good
    3
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Tops Day Nursery - Wimborne?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    8
  • Likely
    1
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Tops Day Nursery - Wimborne

  • Mother of Child
    7
  • Father of Child
    1
  • Grandmother of Child
    1

Tops Day Nursery - Wimborne is a lovely friendly nursery that has helped my 2 boys settle into both the nest and preschool with ease. The staff are brilliant at keeping us up to date with progress and always are very flexible for hours that are needed with adequate notice. I can always guarantee my boys have had a great day when they come home all mucky covered in dirt from the garden and bits from the messy trays, I couldn't ask for more from a nursery.
I will be sorry for my boys to leave you and would always recommend others to join Tops Day Nursery - Wimborne.

How likely would you be to recommend Tops Day Nursery - Wimborne? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Really excellent nursery. They care about my daughters well being as well as her development and reaching goals. They have given me excellent suggestions around nutrition and always update me on her progress and are never too busy to care for my daughter. I feel that she is getting excellent socialisation and she has an opportunity to develop in other areas as well.

How likely would you be to recommend Tops Day Nursery - Wimborne? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Don't Know

My little boy has been going to Tops Day Nursery - Wimborne since the end of February and it is the best choice I have ever made. My little boy has gone from not sleeping at night to sleeping the whole night through every night, he is always happy and well looked after. I feel this is an amazing nursery and I can't thank them enough.

How likely would you be to recommend Tops Day Nursery - Wimborne? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

As a grandparent, I really like the fact that I can park really easily, near the entrance to drop off my grandson. The staff are really helpful. The nursery has a large garden and the children go outside in all weathers, which is great as he lives on a farm and is outside all the time at home. He loves meeting new people and has a good bond with his key person who sends us weekly observations through eyLog, which is available as an app. I love receiving these updates and seeing what he has been doing in the nursery. He has a schema and this is taken into account with the activities that they plan for him.
When he was a baby the nursery offered baby led weaning and now he is older he has nursery meals which are cooked by a chef, are sugar, salt and additive free and are reasonably priced for a three-course meal. They offer Cookery School, which he will probably do when he goes to Preschool.
The children go on trips and the nursery offers Tops Forest School.
Would recommend Tops.

How likely would you be to recommend Tops Day Nursery - Wimborne? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Tops Day Nursery - Wimborne has developed into a great learning and caring environment under the previous leadership. My son is thriving in this group. Please keep the good work going. It is definitely a Tops site I would highly recommend.

How likely would you be to recommend Tops Day Nursery - Wimborne? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.2 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Satisfactory

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

I cannot recommend Tops Wimborne enough. The staff are all fantastic and have been since my son started in January 2016.
My youngest is due to start this year and I can feel comfortable knowing he's going to Tops Wimborne. Thank you.

How likely would you be to recommend Tops Day Nursery - Wimborne? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My daughter is 9 months old, after a terrible experience with a child minder I decided to put her in to a nursery, I had so many worries and concerns, however now they are gone!
My daughter is in 'The Nest', the room is small and cozy and completely perfect for her age group, especially as she is a non mobile baby at the moment. Since starting the nursery I have been made to feel so comfortable and welcome, the staff are very friendly and reassuring. I feel always like I am leaving her in safe hands, as they document every detail I report. I get full feed back reports and daily updates via a great communication system.
Not only have I seen a change in my daughter already becoming more mobile, she is also now showing an interest in other children and gaining confidence in being more independent. She has only been with the nursery a month, however the relationship she has with some staff members already shines through.

How likely would you be to recommend Tops Day Nursery - Wimborne? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

After much looking around the area at nurseries I preferred this one, not only were the staff friendlier than others I viewed they also kept you up to date with what your child had been doing via an observation. My daughter has now been attending this nursery for 4 months and every day looks forward to going and telling me to hurry up!

How likely would you be to recommend Tops Day Nursery - Wimborne? Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Absolutely fantastic nursery! I changed my sons nursery due to not liking the old one and I could see a difference in him within the first day! Very flexible with hours which is perfect for my job and university. My son loves attending Tops Wimborne, he talks about the staff and other children when he comes home and even asks to go at the weekend! They have plenty of activities for the children and an amazing garden. I also pay for meals which are very good value for money as well as not being limited (sometimes my son has 2 or 3 portions). Very happy and would definitely recommend.

How likely would you be to recommend Tops Day Nursery - Wimborne? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

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Awards / Recognitions

March 2017

Top 10 Large Nursery Groups 2017

Recipient: Tops Day Nurseries

Date: Wednesday 01 Mar 2017

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November 2014

Investors In People Award 2014

Recipient: Tops Day Nurseries

Date: Thursday 20 Nov 2014

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Job Vacancies

Staff Profiles

Stephanie

Stephanie Walker

Job Title: Nursery Manager

Joined: 2013

Description:

I joined Tops Day Nurseries in 2013 as a nursery assistant at Tops Parkstone, before working my way up to a Manager’s position. Following the first Ofsted inspection held at Tops Parkstone since I had been management, the nursery received an OUTSTANDING rating, this is something I am extremely proud of.

I joined Tops Wimborne earlier this year and am extremely passionate about my role here. I have been working with the staff to create positive changes, and hope to work more with the parents with implementing new ideas to benefit the children’s development.

I currently hold a National Diploma in early years, as well as a level 3 qualification in leadership and management. I have also completed Tops Forest School training, respectful baby care, Portal training, level 4 qualification for SENCO and Level 5 Cache Diploma for Children and Young People Workforce.