Dartmouth Nursery

Our children's nursery in Dartmouth occupies the ground floor of a purpose-built Children’s Centre on the Dartmouth Academy site in Milton Lane, Dartmouth.

Dartmouth Nursery
Address: Milton Ln, Dartmouth TQ6 9HW
Hours: 7:30 - 18:00

At our children's nursery in Dartmouth, we provide a safe, nurturing, stimulating environment which provides a perfect start for your child’s learning journey.

We are very proud of the improvements made to our outside play space, they have been divided to allow the staff to create independent areas for our babies, toddlers and preschool and provide opportunities to encourage risk and challenge as appropriate.

Our Dartmouth nursery occupies the ground floor of a purpose-built Children’s Centre on the Dartmouth Academy site in Milton Lane, Dartmouth.

It is just 1.5 miles from the centre of Dartmouth,1.7 miles from Stoke Fleming and 4.5 miles from Blackawton. Our Dartmouth Nursery is registered with Ofsted to provide quality pre-school education and day care to children from babies all the way through to starting school.


Now offering Enchanced Settle Sessions*

Are you thinking about your return to work?  

Or are wanting your baby to socialise with others?  

Worried your baby will not settle into nursery? 

At hdc we understand that 2020 was not a normal year for families with new babies, there was very limited opportunity for new parents to join groups, meet up with family and friends and as a result some babies are, understandably, cautious around new people.

To support families who are now needing to consider returning to work or simply wanting to introduce their baby to other children, hdc Dartmouth is offering Enhanced Settle Sessions* for babies and toddlers under 3.

Enhanced Settle Sessions are a two-month period where you can leave your little one for two or three half days a week whilst you build up to full days.

Your nursery manager and baby's key person will work with you and your baby throughout these enhanced settle sessions to ease your baby into nursery life.

Our Enhanced Settle Sessions will be offered to families with children under three who feel their child would benefit from an extended settling period, giving both you and your baby that valuable, additional time to build relationships with both the nursery and your child’s key worker. Our aim is to give you the confidence to return to work, study, etc. and give your baby the best possible start to nursery life.

To learn more, please fill out an enquiry and our nursery manager will return your call.

Get in touch with us.

Fill in our form to learn more and to schedule a visit or ask us your questions.

Parent Testimonials

'I'm so pleased with how well my daughter has settled at Humpty Dumpty. She seems excited on her nursery days to go and see her friends and see her keyworker. The hours work really well for my husband and me around our work and we know she has a great time there.'

'HDC made the process of my child starting nursery much easier and I'm really pleased I chose to go with them. The menu, play offered and staff are brilliant.'

Our Rooms

Under 2's: 3  - 21 months

Our baby room has a large space with plenty of windows and light. The room has a private deck that allows for plenty of fresh air. Our professional approach is based on the personal needs and interests of each child. Your babies key person is a friendly and knowledgeable early years educator who nurture holistic development.

Toddlers: 22 - 34 months

As your child becomes more independent, emphasis on child-centred practice and growth will give them the self-reliance and confidence to thrive. Our nursery educators enable active learning based on play and exploration. Our Toddler Room has key areas and activities to capture the essential "learning in the moment". The room has plenty of natural light and the Toddler Room has its own deck area to allow for fresh air and sunshine.

Preschool: 3 & 4 years

As children approach their third birthday, after a discussion with parents/carers, children will start a transition period from the toddler room into our Preschool Room. Each nursery has its own dedicated Preschool Room Leader, they are qualified and experienced educators who delight in meeting the needs of this age range. They focus on the individual child and ensure that learning experiences have the right element of challenge to focus the child’s learning. Our priority is to ensure that every child makes progress and that no child gets left behind.

Take a Virtual Tour

We understand that finding the time during the work week to visit the nursery in person can be difficult. Why not take a 360 Virtual Tour of our nursery until you can come and see us in person? Simply fill out the form, where you can also request more information and a call back from our nursery managers who can answer any of your questions and get instant access to the tour.

Dartmouth Nursery Educators and Staff

Would you like to visit us?

Fill in our form to learn more and to schedule a visit to our Dartmouth Nursery.