TopKids Northwood is a quality early childcare centre close to the suburb of Belfast. We have three fantastic classrooms catering for children of different age groups. We have our nursery for 3 month – 2 year olds, our preschool for 2 – 3.5 year olds and then our prep room for 3.5 to 5 year olds.
You can expect a warm welcome when you arrive, we encourage you to come on in and meet with us so you can have a look at what we have to offer.
We believe in providing children with an environment that encourages them to learn through play and planned group experiences that extend on their current interests. We utilise our surrounding community to support our curriculum by making regular excursions to the local supermarket, vegetable market, café and parks.
Our environments are designed to be age appropriate and stimulating. Both our under two and over two outdoor play spaces are very large making them fantastic spaces for physical development and exploration.
Each of the classrooms offers a programme that supports children’s individual care and educational needs. We pride ourselves on flexibility and meeting children’s needs. Our programme also offers a range of regular experiences in music, art, group times, story times and much more.
Our nursery is able to provide a safe and secure environment. We have a beautiful nest that provides a safe space for young babies to be able to confidently explore and discover their own capabilities. We also believe it is important to ensure very young babies have time for closeness with their caregivers so we also have a front pack that can be used for to hold a baby close while still being able to meet the needs of the group, this is also great for babies that experience reflux.
We have a great reputation for our Be School Ready initiative in the local community and with our local schools. Our prep room teachers are knowledgeable and experienced in supporting children and parents for this exciting transition to school.
Our children also have access to the opportunity to be involved in Soccer for Tots and Pitta Patter Dance. Our families love having this available as it can be difficult to find these opportunities on the weekend.
Our teachers are passionate about providing high quality care and education to all children. We like to have fun and learn and grow with our children.
We pride ourselves on providing an environment for children where memories are made.
What makes us special:
- Our very large outdoor spaces
- We have close relationships with our local schools
- We use our local community for regular trips
- Healthy and nutritious morning and afternoon teas
- Individual learning portfolios
- Qualified teachers
- Ample car parking spaces
What ERO has to say about us:
“Children benefit from the careful consideration teachers give to ensure smooth transactions are made into, through and beyond the centre. Children’s strengths are acknowledged, and programmes and routines are put in place around their individual needs.”
“Teachers listen carefully to children’s ideas about what they want to learn and how they want to use their environment.”
“All children benefit from caring and respectful relationships with their teachers and each others.”
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We are excited to offer our families access to Storypark e-portfolios. They are a great way to keep up to date with what your child is doing while at the centre. You can log in to the secure platform to see what’s been happening in their day, check out photos of them and comment on their activities. Click here for more information about this fantastic resource.