Taplins childcare

Run by University Hospital Southampton, Taplins childcare provides a high standard of childcare to children aged three months to 5 years of age.

Day nurseries

Our nurseries provide regular childcare to children aged three months to school age. Open from 7am to 6.30pm Monday to Friday all year round, except bank holidays. The Taplins nurseries are based on the Southampton General Hospital and Western Community Hospital sites.

  • Taplins day nursery:  023 8120 8778                  

  • Trust Taplins childcare: 023 8054 0653              


Both nurseries are registered with Ofsted.

Taplins day nursery (Southampton General)                     Ofsted-good-logo85.jpg
Last inspection: 12 April 2018
Read the report on the Ofsted website

Trust Taplins childcare (Western Community Hospital)   Ofsted_Outstanding_OP_Colour
Last inspection: 6 April 2017
Read the report on the Ofsted website

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Ad-hoc childcare

We can provide ad-hoc childcare to children from three months upwards within both of the Taplins nurseries. This is available all year round (except bank holidays) Monday to Friday, 7am to 6.30pm, subject to availability.

Childcare support services

Support and advice is available to all NHS employees and managers on any childcare related issue. 

Savings on childcare

UHS staff members have access to childcare vouchers and our fee direct scheme, enabling parents to make savings on childcare.

At Taplins childcare we provide the highest standard of childcare in a safe and happy environment where children can play, have fun and learn!

All our staff are carefully selected and are all suitably qualified. All OFSTED regulations are strictly adhered to in each of our provisions.

Contact us

For more information or to discuss your childcare requirements, please contact Marloes Hayward-Vergers, childcare advisor, on 023 8054 0656 or email advice.childcare@solent.nhs.uk

Taplins childcare is accessible to local NHS employees. In addition, our nursery on the Western Community Hospital site is also open to the local community.