Press release from: Tops Day Nurseries

Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, Tops Winchester, located at Royal Hampshire County Hospital, have been supporting their local NHS hospitals in Hampshire. The children took part in lots of activities, including making wreaths and posters for the hospital to display, and having a Superhero Day where they learnt about the work NHS staff do.

As a thank you, the Charity Team at the Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (HHFT) have invited Tops Day Nurseries to be a part of their 10th Birthday Celebration, which launched this month and is running throughout 2022. The aim of the event is to celebrate HHFT staff, their achievements, and to say thank you to those who have worked tirelessly every day to deliver outstanding patient care. They also want to build support from local Hampshire communities to raise funds for NHS heroes! All money raised will be invested back into the staff and patients to provide the little extras that go above and beyond what the NHS can provide.

Bianca Happle, Nursery Manager at Tops Winchester, said, "During the pandemic, we have supported the hospital by showing our appreciation and thanks for all that they do. The children got involved in their Christmas Campaign and made a lovely wreath for the hospital to display. We have also made various pictures and thank you signs which have been hung up outside hospital grounds. It has been so important that our nursery has been able to stay open during the pandemic. We have been able to care for and support the most vulnerable children and help them and their families in the most crucial 5 years of their life. Having the children of doctors and nurses at Winchester Hospital attend our nursery has also had a great impact on us staying open and being able to support them in keeping the country going, so thank you!"

Steve Erskine, Chairman of Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Hampshire Hospitals Charity, said: “We can’t thank the staff and children at Tops Nursery Winchester enough. They have supported us throughout the pandemic and have done a fantastic job.

“We love receiving all the drawings and paintings from them. They really brighten up the hospital and staff love seeing them on display!

“The £10 for HHFT10 campaign was launched to raise money for the little extras that help our staff and patients each and every day, from extra development opportunities to health and wellbeing support, and we want to encourage everyone to take part and make a small donation as a special gift to celebrate our trust’s 10th birthday!”

To donate to the ‘£10 for HHFT10’ campaign, please visit https://www.justgiving.com/northhampshireh–  and if you are eligible to, please remember to tick the gift aid box as this will add 25 per cent to every donation you make.

Tops Winchester are part of an award-winning Early Education and Care nursery group, Tops Day Nurseries, who aim to be part of, and contribute to each of their nurseries local communities, and are one of the most eco-sustainable family of day nurseries in the UK, offering childcare from children aged 3 months – school age with Hi 5’s clubs across Dorset, Hampshire, Wiltshire, Somerset and Devon.

For more information contact:

ellen.wentworth@topsdaynurseries.co.uk , 01202 551553 / bianca.happle@topsdaynurseries.co.uk , 01962 860437

or to contact the Hampshire Hospitals Charity/Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust contact:

Mark Jones - Mark.jones@hhft.nhs.uk  /  Ellie Stennett -  ellie.stennett@hhft.nhs.uk , 07481833204



About Tops Day Nurseries:

Tops Day Nurseries are a family of eco-sustainable day nurseries across the South & South West. Tops have an outstanding reputation in delivering top quality early years education, operating nurseries and out-of-school clubs across Dorset, Hampshire, Devon, Somerset and Wiltshire.

We believe in an environmentally sustainable and socially responsible world for all. We aim to achieve this through educating the children of today, so that they can prosper and, in turn, influence the way future generations live.

Every 15 minutes is important because time is valuable. We offer flexible childcare, so parents and carers only pay for the time they need. With extended opening hours, from 6am-8pm including bank holidays*, it means we are here when families need us. We also provide free settling-in sessions and we offer a variety of funding options.

As an environmentally conscious business, Tops Day Nurseries are always looking for ways to care for the planet in everything they do. All nurseries are rigorously reviewed to ensure the carbon footprint is minimised, as well as having integrated learning sessions for children on the subject of caring for the environment, growing their own food and reducing waste.

To find out more about Tops Day Nurseries, please visit www.topsdaynurseries.co.uk

Or email Ellen at ellen.wentworth@topsdaynurseries.co.uk

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