Our History

Hobby Horse Ltd is a family owned business owned by Cherrill and John Phillips and their daughter Rachael Edgeler. Formed in 2002 with the opening of Hobby Horse Day Nursery in Plympton, Rachael, Cherrill and John set about establishing Hobby Horse as a high quality childcare provider in the area.


Having successfully established Hobby Horse Day Nursery as a quality provision with good/oustanding OFSTED inspection results the company decided to expand and Rocking Horse Day Nursery (an existing provision) in Ivybridge was aquired by Hobby Horse Ltd in 2005, encompassing both a nursery and before/after school/holiday club and was run successfully by Hobby Horse Ltd for 10 years. Since its formation Rachael has strived to ensure that the parents and children of Hobby Horse enjoy high quality care and education at all times.

The senior management team at Hobby Horse Ltd

Learn more about us

Hobby Horse Ltd is a childcare provider committed to high quality provision, wholehearted commitment and nurturing and meeting the needs of every child in our care.


Increasing demands are being made on child care facilities, since all parents want the very best for their children, right from their very first learning experiences. In addition, there is now a marked trend towards intellectual education for children, but still children also need to play, move, get enough exercise and discover themselves as individuals.


Our nursery achieves all of these objectives by offering space for moving around, plenty of opportunity for play, and carefully planned areas that help foster all areas of development within the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum.


Our aim is to support each child through his or her own development.


Picture gallery: What might your child be doing

We're here for you:

Tel: Hobby Horse Day Nursery

01752 202193

+44 7775 923246


Opening hours

0800 - 1800, Monday to Friday

(earlier opening if required)

Open 52 weeks a year



Please also use our contact form.


Hobby Horse Day Nursery

17 Branson Court






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