Hadland Care Group - Care at every stage

Hadland Care Group is a group of companies operating throughout Dorset, Hampshire and Somerset. We offer care at every stage with the provision of nursery care for children, vocational training and apprenticeships for learners and residential care for the elderly.

Today Hadland Care Group employs over 560 employees across three counties and continues to grow. In 2015, the company celebrated its’ 25th anniversary, marking 25 years of care.


Tops Day Nurseries was founded by Cheryl Hadland in 1990, following an unsuccessful attempt to find high quality and flexible day care provision for her children.  Now there are 17 Tops Day Nurseries and 12 play clubs and it is Dorset’s most successful nursery business.


In 1998, Cheryl developed a second strand to the business and launched the training company, the Aspire Training Team, which is rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted.  Aspire Training Team offers a range of courses and apprenticeships in childcare, health and social care, and business administration.


In 2005, the company opened its first residential care home specialising in the care of people with dementia and three years later opened a second home.