Childcare and Nursery Education in Devon


Humpty Dumpty Childcare is a family-owned group of children’s day nurseries in South West Devon. We have nurseries in Dartington, Dartmouth and Newton Abbot.


Founded by Connie in 1989 (who remains in charge today), we have proven experience in providing quality childcare and nursery education.

Reasons to choose us:

✓ Family-owned and managed business, since 1989.

✓ Graded ‘Good’ by Ofsted, with ‘Outstanding’ features.

✓ An ethos that encourages creativity, independence and imagination.

✓ Food menus that realise the importance of childhood healthy eating.

✓ Highly recommended by parents.

Our Nurseries

We have three bright and spacious children’s day nurseries in Dartington, Dartmouth and Newton Abbot. Each nursery has been rated as ‘Good’ by Ofsted, with many ‘Outstanding’ features.

Select a nursery to find out more.

Latest Activities and News

1 week ago

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The pre-school children at Dartmouth have been busy learning words and phrases using ‘under’, ‘on top’, ‘next to’ and ‘behind’. ... See MoreSee Less

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The Dartmouth pre-school children have been experimenting with colour by creating some marble paintings by rolling the marbles around in the different paint colours. ... See MoreSee Less

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James and Hannah helped the Dartmouth pre-school children to make their own butter using a washing machine. They had great fun and were amazed to see that it worked!
Step 1: Pour some lightly salted whipping cream into a jug.
Step 2: Tightly seal tight with some cling film.
Step 3: Ensure the lid is screwed on tightly.
Step 4: SHAKE IT UP!
Step 5: Place in the washing machine on a low temperature cycle.
Step 6: Spread and enjoy!
This is a great activity to enhance the children's technological and fine motor skills, while providing an opportunity for practicing their numeracy skills through measuring and timekeeping.
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What great fun we all had! To the parents at home, trust me, it works!! 😉👍🏻 *Apologies. The pictures of the children following each step of the method is all mixed up.

2 weeks ago

Humpty Dumpty Childcare

Today the toddlers at Dartmouth made bumblebees for our display, serving as a great example of the development of their fine motor skills. ... See MoreSee Less

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