Tops Day Nursery - Lymington All Saints

All Saints Church, Viney Road, Lymington SO41 8FD

Tops Day Nursery - Lymington All Saints, Lymington, Hampshire
Tops Day Nursery - Lymington All Saints, Lymington, Hampshire
Tops Day Nursery - Lymington All Saints, Lymington, Hampshire

Tops Day Nursery - Lymington All Saints is situated in the Grade II listed building of All Saints Church hall.

The nursery welcomes children aged three-months to four-years-old and is able to offer 15-hours worth of free childcare for children aged two, three and four-years-old.

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.

Tops Day Nursery - Lymington is able to offer emergency childcare at short notice, offering cover for teacher training days and school closures.

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

While each child is at Tops Lymington, families are welcome to contact the nursery and talk to a member of staff about their child and day at nursery.

Throughout the day, staff will record important information to share with families, such as sleep times/nappy changes and information about milk/food intake. This information is added to a daily report which is submitted onto EYLOG.

Group: Tops Day Nurseries

Person in charge: Laura Doe (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Hampshire County Council

Number of Staff: 4

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

Total Places for Children: 32

Age Range: from 0 years 3 months to 4 years 11 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0700-1900

When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas

Vacancies

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Reviews

9.8 Tops Day Nursery - Lymington All Saints has a Review Score of 9.8 (9.838)

The Review Score of 9.8 (maximum of 10) for Tops Day Nursery - Lymington All Saints is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.8 out of 5 from 13 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Tops Day Nursery - Lymington All Saints in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 13 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 4.838 for Tops Day Nursery - Lymington All Saints is calculated as follows: ( (133 Excellents x 5) + (17 Goods x 4) + (4 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 154 Ratings = 4.838

  • 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 5 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Tops Day Nursery - Lymington All Saints is based on 13 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 6.4 positive Reviews (32 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 13 Reviews ÷ 6.4 Target Reached = 1

  • 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
    12
  • Good
    1
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Tops Day Nursery - Lymington All Saints?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    12
  • Likely
    1
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Tops Day Nursery - Lymington All Saints

  • Mother of Child
    10
  • Father of Child
    2
  • Grandmother of Child
    1

Tops Day Nursery have been undoubtedly the best nursery I have come across for a number of reasons. We have been unfortunate where we have put our child into another outdoor based nursery and have had a very bad experience, to the point where we had to withdraw our child with immediate effect from that nursery.
The previous nursery have shown no interest in resolving the issue or even offering reassurance and support to rectify the situation, so we have left that nursery and don't know why we didn't come to Tops Day Nursery in the first instance!
Well.. we have been absolutely blown away with Tops Day Nursery - Lymington All Saints! I was in a state of extreme worry about sending our child to another nursery and anxious we would have the same happen here, anything but! We both work full time and asked whether there was any space at Tops Day Nursery - Lymington All Saints and they fitted us in immediately!
Arranged their settling in sessions for the same day and wrote a full assessment! Highly recommend Tops Day Nursery - Lymington All Saints over anywhere else, thank you girls!

How likely would you be to recommend Tops Day Nursery - Lymington All Saints? 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

I am very grateful to my child's keyworkers for all of their support whilst he has attended nursery. My child started at the beginning of the setting opening and has enjoyed his time there mostly. The activities and quality of equipment are great and the staff are always friendly and caring towards the children. Better now that the food is provided for me but sadly came at the end of his time. Plus they are desperate for a bigger space as the setting becomes more popular. Thank you.

How likely would you be to recommend Tops Day Nursery - Lymington All Saints? Likely

Average Rating: 

 3.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Satisfactory

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

My husband and I are first time parents and so we were very anxious about our 1-year-old baby boy going to nursery. The staff at Tops couldn't have put our minds at rest anymore. From the eyLog updates to chatting to them when we pick him up, we are constantly reassured. When he first started going he would cry and be upset, he now loves going and you can see what a bond he's built with the girls there. I love that he goes in the garden, sings songs (he can't stop humming the wheels on the bus), interacting with other children was very important and this is exactly what he is doing. I would highly recommend Tops in Lymington to every parent, they've made us feel very relaxed and our boy loves it there.

How likely would you be to recommend Tops Day Nursery - Lymington All Saints? 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: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Excellent nursery. My daughter is so happy at Tops and the staff have been wonderful and very accommodating. The amount of outdoor space is a particular highlight and it is great that the children go on local trips as well as doing a good range of activities in the nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Tops Day Nursery - Lymington All Saints? 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: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Don't Know

The staff are very kind, caring and attentive to all the children and you can tell they love their job. My daughter is 18 months old and has come on leaps and bounds since going to this nursery. It has lots of things for her to do and its good that the staff tell us what's she has been doing how she is getting on etc. A big thumbs up from me

How likely would you be to recommend Tops Day Nursery - Lymington All Saints? 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

My 15 month old boy has been at All Saints for nearly four months. It was a difficult transition but the staff were very supportive offering advice and reassurance when my son became upset as I left him. Shortly after leaving I would very often receive an updated eylog photo to show that he was settled and playing happily. I would recommend this nursery to anyone. The staff are knowledgeable, helpful, reassuring and patient especially as a first time mum.

Nothing is too much trouble and I feel very reassured knowing they are caring for him. Although not the cheapest nursery around, I consider I am paying for the reassurance and peace of mind knowing I am leaving him with kind, calm and professional people who seem to have a genuine love of their job. We are very happy with our choice of nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Tops Day Nursery - Lymington All Saints? 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: Satisfactory

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Since moving to Tops, we have been really impressed with everything from staff professionalism to a beautiful learning environment. However most importantly we are confident our child is being well cared for. She is always happy there.

How likely would you be to recommend Tops Day Nursery - Lymington All Saints? 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: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My son has been at Tops for a few months now and I am so happy with the nursery. All of the members of staff are kind, patient and pleasant to both children and parents, often taking time to discuss the day and progress in addition to the online updates. He has gone from not wanting to go to nursery to not wanting to leave, largely down to the efforts made by his key workers to help him settle. The easy access to good outdoor space is a real bonus. I appreciate the time everyone takes to find out what makes each child happy or unsettled and give them the best experience possible. The flexibility in hours is great for emergency cover, too.

How likely would you be to recommend Tops Day Nursery - Lymington All Saints? 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

My granddaughter has been attending this nursery for three months and absolutely loves going - she has settled in well, loves the staff and started to blossom. She enjoys the reading, games and toys and outdoor play. They have encouraged her independence and is so willing to have a go. She puts on her jacket, shoes etc. encouraging her to mix and play nicely with other children - Wonderful nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Tops Day Nursery - Lymington All Saints? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My 3-year-old son started Tops Day Nursery in October, I was a little worried at first as he never really settled at his last preschool. He settled in very easily at Tops as the staff are very caring and provide so many interesting and exciting activities for the children to do whilst there. They have given him so much support with his speech and he has grown in confidence since starting there. I would highly recommend this nursery to any parent looking for childcare.

How likely would you be to recommend Tops Day Nursery - Lymington All Saints? 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

My 2-year-old son started a few weeks ago, we were nervous about how he would find being away from us but the staff have done a brilliant job with him. He now can't wait to go to nursery! It is a great set up, we are glad we chose Tops!

How likely would you be to recommend Tops Day Nursery - Lymington All Saints? 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: Don't Know

We are over the moon with how our son has settled into Tops! We attended the weekly stay and play sessions which allowed both my son and I an opportunity to become familiar with the nursery and get to know the staff before he started there. I think this helped greatly and we have been so pleased with how he has settled there. All the staff have been so supportive and the children are really lovely. We are also really impressed with the engaging resources they have and the imaginative learning opportunities the staff come up with for the children! We will definitely be recommending Tops to our friends and family.

How likely would you be to recommend Tops Day Nursery - Lymington All Saints? 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

My daughter started couple weeks ago now and has settled in very quickly. She has improved on so many levels from being there. I couldn't ask for a more professional, friendly and safe nursey for my daughter, she's always full of conversation when I pick her up which is lovely to see. The staff there are very helpful and polite. I definitely will be recommending to all my friends and family.

How likely would you be to recommend Tops Day Nursery - Lymington All Saints? 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

Laura

Laura Doe

Job Title: Nursery Manager

Joined: 2013

Description:

I have over 7 years’ experience working in the childcare industry, 4 of which have been with Tops Day Nurseries.

I joined the company as a Room Manager at Tops Charminster before transferring to a much larger nursery, Tops Bournemouth, to become a Room Manager and Deputy Manager role. In October 2015, I was promoted to Nursery Manager at Tops Charminster before moving to Tops Lymington All Saints, a then brand new nursery, once again as Nursery Manager.

I currently hold a Level 6 early year’s professional status qualification, which is post-graduate, as well as a number of certificates including safeguarding, First Aid and Health & Safety.