Welcome to Top Bananas!


Top Bananas Pre-School is a new and exciting setting, located within the Life Centre, Moordown.  It is run by highly qualified and experienced practitioners who are enthusiastic about their role. The ethos of the setting is to Play, Learn and Grow together. 

Top Bananas is situated within the Life Centre. It has its own private entrance via Brassey Road, 100 meters along on the left hand side. Enter through the car park and towards the back, where the outside play area can be seen. A secure door entry system is in place to ensure the safety of the children. Little Bananas and Big Bananas have their own separate entrance and this is clearly visible.

Opening times


The Pre-School is open:

(51 weeks of the year)


8:30am to 12:30pm

Morning Session

12:30am to 4:30pm

Afternoon Session

8:30am to 4:30pm

All Day Session

The Nursery is open:

(51 weeks of the year)


7:30am to 1pm

Morning Session

1pm to 5:30pm

Afternoon Session

7:30am to 5:30pm

All Day Session

Where we are


Top Bananas Pre-School is located at:

713 Wimborne Road 




(Our entrance is on Brassey Road)

Contact us about our funded sessions and fees

The Pre-School and Nursery will be closed on Bank Holidays, Christmas Eve and the week in between Christmas and New Year.

Breakfast Club also available for Pre-School. 

An afterschool club for the local school Moordown St.John’s is also available for pick up until 17:00. This is for children age 4-8 years of age. The short session includes a snack, help with homework and games.

The session

We organise our sessions so that the children can choose from, and work at, a range of activities and, in doing so, build up their ability to select and work through a task. The children are also helped and encouraged to take part in adult-led small and large group activities, which introduce them to new experiences and help them to gain new skills, as well as helping them to learn to work with others.

Outdoor activities contribute to children's health, their physical development and their knowledge of the world around them. The children have the opportunity, and are encouraged, to take part in outdoor child-chosen and adult-led activities, as well as those provided in the indoor playrooms.

Snacks and meals


We make snacks and meals a social time at which children and adults can eat together. We plan the menus for snacks and meals so that they provide the children with healthy and nutritious food. Hot food served at lunch time is be prepared by Forerunner.

Please tell us about your child’s dietary needs and we will plan accordingly.

Top Bananas Practitioners and their Roles


Donna Summers


BA Hons Early Years Care & Education

Designated Safeguarding Lead, Prevent Lead, Fire Safety, Health & Safety Co-ordinator, Data Protection Officer


Tor Allen


Level 3

Food Hygiene


Sophie Le Masurier


Level 3


Emma Prude


Level 3 

EAL Co-Ordinator


Catherine Gray

Deputy Manager & SENCO

Level 3

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead,

Special Educational Needs Co-Ordinator


Sammy Moorhouse


Level 3

Narrative Therapy, After-school Club


Kirsty Hatchard

Little Bananas Room Leader

Level 3


Shannon Laven


Level 2


Kerri Collins


Level 3

E-Safety Champion


Courtney Summers


Level 2


Hannah Cadorath


Level 3

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Andrea Johnson

Bank Staff

BA Hons Education

© 2019. Top Bananas Pre-School Ltd. Registered Company (UK): 9653551. Ofsted: EY495226.