Welcome to Tops Day Nurseries: Babbacombe Nursery, Torbay

Babbacombe day nursery & preschool in Torbay provide childcare for children from 3 months – preschool age and also features a Hi 5’s before school, after school and holiday club for school children up to the age of 11.

Upstairs we have a beautiful baby and toddler room filled with real, natural resources for the children to explore. We have a separate sleep room to allow routines from home to be followed within the nursery. We also have children’s toilets attached to the room to cater for those potty training, who may be following the Potty Training Acadamy program.

Downstairs, we have a fantastic preschool filled with treasures, activities, books, crafts and more. The children have free-flow access to the large garden from the preschool, where they can play, climb, dig and roam throughout the day.

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

Located on the main Babbacombe road, the children have the opportunity to explore areas throughout Babbacombe and Torbay. Children at our day nursery also benefit from weekly visits to our local care home, where they take part in our joining generations program.

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.

Our Babbacombe day nursery and preschool is one of the 6 childcare settings within the Tops Day Nurseries family to open in the Torbay and Plymouth area, following Tops Bretonside in Plymouth city centre, Tops Devonport at Green Ark Children’s Centre, Tops Efford at DELL Children’s Centre, Tops Prince Rock and Tops Stonehouse near Wyndham Square.

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Nursery manager:

Sharna Levett
Nursery Manager

Where to find us:

133 Babbacombe Road

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Opening times:

  • Monday - Friday: 6am - 8pm*
  • 52 weeks a year including bank holiday. Only closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day
  • *subject to local demand

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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 Babbacombe Nursery team:

Sharna Levett

Nursery Manager

Tracey Dobson

Nursery Manager