Why Choose Us

The first thing you need to know about us is that we are family run. We have children of our own so we understand! You’ll find that we tailor our child care to suit each child’s needs as we understand the importance of individuality.

Choosing a nursery for your little one is hard. It’s a big decision to entrust your child into someone else’s care. Here at Munchkins, our main aim is to reassure parents that their children are in a safe, friendly and supportive environment where they can thrive and become confident and happy little people.


We pride ourselves on being the only Nursery in Exeter with the Five Star Nurserycam facility. Nurserycam is a secure webcam facility which allows parents to view images of their children in our nursery over the Internet. It gives parents the opportunities to be more involved in their child’s daily development and ease any separation anxiety. It always puts a smile on parents’ faces!

We are so proud and confident in our ability as a nursery that we encourage all parents to use this facility. We have video cameras in each room to enable you to see your child as they play, eat and sleep during the day. Security is of the highest importance, so Nurserycam use the same technologies and processes as online banking and military organisations.

Each parent has their own individual password account which enables them to view only the room their child is in on the days and times that they are there.

Age Groups

There are 3 age groups within our Nursery: 8 weeks to 2 years, 2 to 3 years and 3 to 5 years. We have a dedicated Under 2's Unit, enabling our staff to help your child learn and develop at their own level with age appropriate activities. This provides the babies with a nurturing and caring environment where the staff can give them their undivided attention.

Outings and Visitors

To extend on the children's learning experiences we like to offer variety in their day.

We arrange outings off site into the local community such as the Quay, the park and the library. These visits are always risk assessed prior to them taking place and we maintain a ratio of one adult to every two children.

We also like to arrange for visitors from the community to also come into the nursery to share new experiences with the children. Previous visits have included two police officers talking to the children about the work they do, a dental hygienist who taught the children how to care for their teeth and every Easter we have eggs from a local farm which the children watch hatch into little chicks and then they care for them until they are two weeks old.

Freshly made meals

Children who attend a full day at Nursery will receive three meals. We provide breakfast, a 2 course cooked lunch and a light afternoon snack all included within the fee. All meals are freshly prepared daily by our onsite Nursery Chef using plenty of fresh locally sourced fruit, vegetables and meat to provide a nutritious, well-balanced menu.

We make every effort to cater for children’s dietary requirements, especially allergies and intolerances.


We use an online learning journal called tapestry. Throughout your child's time at Munchkins the staff will upload pictures and videos of your child for you to view via the tapestry app or a desktop. You will have a secure login to access your account When your child's time at Munchkins comes to an end you will be able to download the journal with all the lovely memories of child's time at Munchkins!

Parent Testimonials

  • "Just want to say thank you for the last 8 years, [our] boys all enjoyed their time at Munchkins and the team cared for them so well, you have provided them with such a positive experience in their early years which has meant they have all been ready to move on and thrive. - Pre-School parent
  • "There isn’t much I would change about Munchkins. We loved the care you took with each individual child. I loved that the kids were always messy from play and outdoor play. I liked that they experienced things they wouldn’t at home, like celebrating Ide or other cultural holidays. [Our daughter] was always happy with Munchkins and I think she felt like the teachers really cared for her. She still talks about some of her teachers now. We always felt like part of the community and Paul was always warm and welcoming. I think he made a difference for [our son’s] experience once we came back from Canada. Both my children loved their time at Munchkins. When [our son] was only one years old he would charge off in the mornings sometimes he was so excited to be there. Thank you for all your hard work." - Pre-School parent
  • "[The team] .. encouraged and enabled our daughter to learn, take risks and develop from a rather timid baby into a precious toddler, consistently giving us grounding as a family. We understood that .. [the team] .. were working with us as a team, that there was continuity between home and nursery - both spaces were full of love, kindness, freedom, joy and creativity." - Annexe parent
  • "We have so many wonderful memories of our child's time at Munchkins, captured throughout artwork, Tapestry posts, and numerous 'home books' - but the most convincing and precious evidence is my daughter herself." - Annexe parent
  • "Munchkins has been an absolutely incredible nursery for our daughter. All the staff are wonderful and care for the children so well, she loved every day she has spent there. When we moved away from Exeter, leaving Munchkins was without a doubt the hardest part!" - Annexe parent
  • "If ever you wonder about the quality of their abilities as educators, carers and leaders I encourage you to simply look at the children in their charge - bright, happy and engaging little people are flourishing due to their dedication and love. You have a truly special team, who we are honoured to now call family." - Busy Bird parent
  • "For a year and a half, she has been in 3 groups and she totally loved the staff in each one of them. Her physical and mental development has been greatly encouraged by the staff which celebrated each of her achievements. We have also benefited greatly from the excellent care in Munchkins. It has been priceless knowing that she is in good hands and that has really enabled me to concentrate on my work. Having the nursery camera and tapestry updates has been one of the greatest comforts." - Busy Bird parent
  • "The best thing about Munchkins is the staff. The staff were wonderful, very caring and friendly, and my child formed good relationships with them. A special mention to the preschool team for helping to prepare my child for a successful transition to school." - Preschool parent
  • "You have many outstanding members of staff, which are a credit to how the organisation runs." - Preschool parent
  • "We are so glad we picked Munchkins for our Daughter's Nursery and Pre-school. It turned out to be the best decision ever. She has truly blossomed in your care, in a way we never imagined would be possible. We are so grateful to everyone who has been on that journey with her, and has very caringly guided her through it."- Preschool parent
  • "We have been recommending Munchkins to lots of parents and will carry on doing so because we truly believe we couldn't have made a better choice. [Our daughter] ... absolutely loved it there and we knew she was in very safe, very very competent, very kind hands." - Preschool parent
  • Here at Munchkins Day Nursery, we put the children first. We want to give them the opportunities that may not ordinarily come their way and give them the best possible start in life. Having the best staff, gives the best quality care and the best possible outcome for the children.