Welcome to Tops Babbacombe

We respect children and believe that they deserve best possible start into their journey of life, that is why we ensure that we provide happy, loving care and education. We’d love for you to pop by and see us!

Located for easy access whether you’re travelling into or out of Torquay, our nursery benefits from being a crab walk away from an unbroken shore line, complete with a winding, wooded walk down Oddicombe Beach Hill, and a the scenic Coast Path.

Turning inland, we are not far from the wonderful Tessier Gardens; a tranquil grass park with pond and scented garden for sensory exploration.

This nursery is part of a group that provides the most eco-sustainable childcare and education in the UK, being respectful of the environment and acting to reduce, re-use and recycle resources is an important part of the culture and routine for the children and staff.

Children at Tops benefit from numerous extra-curricular activities that are on offer. From Yoga and Meditation classes to Tops Forest School and Tops Cooking School, there will be something that takes your child’s fancy! Click here for more information on our extra- curricular activities.

Arrange a visit

Nursery manager:

Tracey Dobson

Where to find us:

133 Babbacombe Road

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Opening times:

  • 7:30 am - 6 pm
  • Monday - Friday, 52 weeks a year

Any questions?

What makes Tops different?


With opening hours from 6am-8pm including bank holidays, means we are here when you need us. Offering childcare with 15-minute intervals, so you only pay for the childcare you need. (Available at the vast majority of our nurseries but not all.)

The Environments

Particular pride is provided for both outdoor and indoor environments. Each Tops Day Nursery has a rich and vibrant environment, custom-built to encourage your children's safe exploration, learning and discovery.


At Tops, all children have a key person responsible for every aspect of their ongoing development. With the eyLog app for web and mobile, you can follow your child’s learning journey.

How Tops makes a difference

Some of our friendly Tops Babbacombe team:

Tracey Dobson