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Our Blog

We keep our blog up to date with news, photos and other information from our nurseries. Have a read to find out what we’ve been up to!

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The Importance of Empowering Children

We believe passionately in providing learning opportunities which are fun, exciting and hugely impactful for all aspects of a child’s life ……..

ParentZone FAQs

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Protecting your child.

Devon County Council has asked us to share a letter of notice.about Scarlet fever and Chickenpox.

Are you tick aware?

Public Health Devon are encouraging the public to be ‘tick aware’ to maximise enjoyment outside.

Protecting your child against mumps and measles

Devon County Council has asked us to share a letter of notice about mumps and measles

Top 10 tips to help children enjoy reading

Reading should be fun.  What you can do to help turn your kids into little bookworms.

ParentZone. Bringing you closer to your child’s developments

      ParentZone is a smartphone app for parents giving you access to information about your child’s day at a time which suits you best.

Deadline looms for Free Childcare help

You need to update your FREE childcare every term. When applying for 30 hours or 15 hours, you must apply before each deadline.

Humpty Dumpty Childcare Team become a “Crew” for the weekend.

This weekend saw the return of the annual Rotary Charity Longboat Race the event raises funds for well deserving charities. Our crew faced stiff competition from 15 other teams who entering the event. Our Humpty Dumpty Childcare paddlers can be proud of their achievements by being race winners in the B-Final and coming in fifth overall. […]

Learning to Learn

“How to Learn” boosts children’s development – Meta Cognition Children as young as three can benefit from developing how to learn skills, which can boost children’s attainment by seven months, according to new research. When a child starts to understand their own way of thinking it is called meta Cognition. There are seven practical, evidence-based […]

Should we take a little glitter out of life and add some sparkle to our oceans?

The Glitter Debate Children love glitter and we love creating cards and crafts with them. However, what you may not know is that glitter is a microplastic; it ends up in the oceans and is consumed by animal life and eventually our children! Although, compared to the enormous quantity of plastic winding up in the […]


Perhaps the rain has finally stopped! Little ones are more sensitive to the sun and so we need to take extra special care of them. Getting children outdoors is essential and something that is important to us here at Humpty Dumpty Childcare. So being optimistic that the warmer weather will return, let’s get ready! We […]

Moving to big boy and girl cups.

Should children use sippy cups and sports bottles? We understand the benefits of sippy cups and sports bottles, to prevent spills and mess, but do they have an impact on our little ones? Sippy cups and sports bottles require the child to suck to make them work. This means the baby or toddler isn’t making […]

Happy Halloween!

Our children and staff have had an exciting spooky week for Halloween this year! Our nurseries have been carving pumpkins, decorating Halloween biscuits and getting messy with arts and crafts.

National Baking Week at Humpty Dumpty Childcare

The children at Humpty Dumpty Childcare have been really busy this week, getting their aprons on and wooden spoons at the ready to celebrate National Baking Week.

Business Rates Campaign

Abolishing business rates (making them zero VAT rated) would make a huge difference to the long-term sustainability of our business.

In the Moment Planning

We are excited to share with you a new method of planning that we have introduced across all three of our nurseries

Stay & Play this November

We are delighted to announce that our weekly Stay and Play sessions have returned at both our Dartington & Newton Abbot nurseries! 

Management training at Humpty Dumpty Childcare, Dartington

At Humpty Dumpty Childcare we believe in our team. We understand that to offer the best possible childcare and nursery education we need to continually upskill and develop our staff.

Humpty Dumpty Childcare celebrates Jeans for Genes day

At Humpty Dumpty Childcare, we are proud to support Jeans for Genes day. It is a simple concept – wear your jeans to work, school, or nursery, -and donate to a fantastic cause. We encouraged all children and staff at our three nurseries in Dartington, Dartmouth and Newton Abbot to wear their jeans on the […]

Celebrating Roald Dahl Day 2017 at Humpty Dumpty Childcare

Roald Dahl (1916-1990) was one of the world’s most imaginative, successful and loved storytellers.

Humpty Dumpty Childcare’s Summer Newsletter

For the latest nursery and pre-school information on nursery fees and session booking structure, read our summer newsletter.

Parent’s Questionnaire

We are always keen to hear feedback from parents and as such we have created a questionnaire that we would appreciate being completed.

Menu ideas

Spring / Summer menu: We have put together some meal suggestions for the Spring / Summer menu and would welcome your feedback on our initial ideas – we hope to roll out the new menu on Tuesday 18th April.

Awarded a 5 star Food Hygiene Rating

We had our Food Hygiene Inspection last week. As usual the visit is unannounced and shows what a high standard we uphold at Humpty Dumpty

Term Dates

Spring term runs through until Friday 31st March. Easter holidays (for term time only children) are Monday 3rd April until Monday 17th April, with the Summer term starting on Tuesday 18th April.

10 things to know about the Tax-Free Childcare scheme

Tax-Free Childcare will be available to around 2 million households to help with the cost of childcare,

Humpty Dumpty and Dr Sarah Wollaston on ITV News

Healthy eating for young children and childhood obesity are hot topics in the national news at the moment.

Schematic Play

Schematic play is a term used to recognise children’s pattern of play to enable the Early Years Practitioner to be able to support that child’s play. This theory was developed by Piaget through his observations on his own children.

Humpty Dumpty Childcare’s response to ITV’s Good Morning Britain Investigation

We would like to reassure all our families that at Humpty Dumpty Childcare all staff, working with the children, have had a criminal record check,