Tic Tocs Day Nursery opened in Exeter in 1996. It is situated at Haldon Road, St. David’s, which is within easy walking distance from both Exeter Central and Exeter St David’s train stations, the University and Exeter City Centre. The nursery can cater for up to 63 children from 3 months to 5 years in lovely spacious rooms with a beautifully decorated garden.

We are open all year round except bank holidays and between Christmas and New Year. We open 7.45am – 6pm Monday to Friday.

Our staff recruitment is based on the qualifications, experience, enthusiasm and care they show for children. All staff are checked through the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly CRB). We are registered and inspected by Ofsted and have an Early Years Professional (EYP) supporting the setting.

Our last Ofsted inspection was on 28th July 2015 and we are proud to say we achieved an ‘GOOD’ rating. The full report is available to read at www.ofsted.gov.uk.


In our strive to gain an OUTSTANDING Ofsted inspection on our next visit, we work closely with our sister nurseries (Acorns on Alphington Road, Discovery in Heavitree and ABC in Exmouth) to review our practice. We create action plans with a member of staff who works across all 4 nurseries, focusing on Learning and Development.

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We are building connections with Exeter Babies and are proud to announce we are a “Cloth Nappy Friendly Setting”. For more information on Exeter Babies, please click here:  www.exeterbabies.co.uk