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Top Bananas Pre-School Ltd

Pre-School open for 51 weeks of the year. Top Bananas Pre-School comprises of two spacious, light rooms, which are joined by a sensory walk through and an area where children can sit and look at books. There is a wonderful outside area, which is safe and secure. We are very fortunate enough to have the use of the Harbour Hall for very wet and windy days. This will also be the perfect place for the Christmas Play and the School Leavers Graduation. 'Forerunner' prepare the children's hot lunches. Top Bananas Pre-School aims to: - provide high quality care and education for children; - work in partnership with parents to help children to learn and develop; - add to the life and well-being of the local community; and - offer children and their parents a service that promotes equality and values diversity. Children can Play, Learn and Grow Together. As of September 2019 a Baby and Toddler room opened. This has now created 'Top Bananas Day Nursery'. The Nursery comprises of two spacious light rooms, which are joined by a sensory crawl. The sensory crawl/walk has concave and convex mirrors, hand eye co-ordination skill boards and various materials to experiment with. The Exploration Room consists of a black and white cosy area, a green leaf cushioned cosy book area (bringing the outside in), a role-play kitchen, dressing up, dolls and accessories, several units with; bricks, blocks, skittles, games, puzzles, small world resources, people and animals. Pop up tents, tunnels play mats and ride on toys are rotated as well as books and other resources (this is to keep the children interested with our wide variety of toys and resources). The Messy Play Room has a low circular and rectangular wooden table with low wooden chairs (this is so the tables are easily accessible for the children to sit at by themselves to encourage independence). A tuff tray is situated on the floor for small world and messy play, so the children can climb in and out and thoroughly explore. Various mark making resources, paints, crayons chalks and many more. A food prep area for serving hot lunch and snacks (where snacks and food is tailored to each child's age and stage of development for example; blending for little ones, to hand held for children that are baby led weaning. There is also a separate sleep room with bunk bed cots, sleep mats, dimmed lighting, monitor and a musical light up mobile. There are fresh blankets and sheets provided to the individual child and washed on a weekly basis. The Little Bananas also have use of the outside area and Harbour Hall. Toys are rotated and suitable for the age of children in that day. Toys and areas are set up each day.
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Venue/Contact Details
713 Wimborne Road
713 Wimborne Road
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Childcare type
Pre-School Playgroup
Provision type
  • Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises
Overall limit on childcare numbers
  • Outdoor Play Area / Garden
  • Quiet Area
  • Sensory Room / Area
  • Baby Changing Facilities
  • British Sign Language (BSL)
  • Car Parking
  • Computers
  • Disabled Car Parking
  • Homework Help
  • Makaton
  • Meals Provided
  • Playroom
  • Private Changing Area
  • Refreshments / Snacks
  • Separate Baby Room
  • Separate Sleeping Area
  • Visits and Outings
Times and Costs
Opening times:
Monday 07:30-17:30, Tuesday 07:30-17:30, Wednesday 07:30-17:30, Thursday 07:30-17:30, Friday 07:30-17:30
  • All Year Round
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Other Costs:
Little Bananas Room-4 months-2 years- 7:30-17:30. Am= £36.00 Pm = £33.00 AD x 10 hours= £80.00. £8 per hour. Pre School Room- 2 years-5 years. (2 year olds same price as little bananas) 8:30-16:30 Am= £60.00 Pm = £29.00 AD= £70.00. £7 per hour. Breakfast club 8:00-8:30 =£4 £3.50 for lunch. Extra T-shirts available.
Ages, Booking Details and Referral Information
From 0 years to 8 years
Vacancies and School Pick Ups / Drop Offs
Vacancy information
Spaces available in the Pre-School come September 2024. Spaces in the Nursery for under 15 months available now
Number of vacancies
Ofsted URN
Last Inspection Judgement
Last Inspection Date
Religious and Additional Needs Provision
Languages spoken
  • <unknown>
  • English
Special dietary provision
All dietary requirements catered for by Honest Meal and Top Bananas
Are your staff DBS Approved?
Do you have a First Aid Policy?
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Recognised as:
  • 2 Year Old Early Education Provider
  • 3 and 4 Year Old Early Education Provider
  • 30 Hours Free Childcare Provider
  • Tax Free Childcare Provider