Working with Happy Days

Working for a growing company

Happy Days is expanding with new nurseries opening throughout 2016 and 2017.

We believe in quality childcare

We put children first and work in close partnership with parents and other agencies to ensure every child’s individual needs are met.

Career progression

We strongly believe in “growing our own”, and as such, we place regular internal vacancies and have development programmes for those who want to progress their careers. Some of our managers were once apprentices with us, and many of our supply staff get offered full-time contracts.

Large equipment budget

Our dedicated childcare and education team invest heavily in equipment each year to ensure our high quality is retained.


Happy Days offers free statutory training such as Paediatric First Aid to all our practitioners. We also offer many other internal and external training opportunities from Safeguarding through to current research on best practice.

Free uniform

All new staff receive a set of free uniform.

Holiday: length of service

Happy Days offers additional day’s holidays with length of service, we also close over Christmas, so you will never have to work a Christmas Eve or Christmas Day again!

Meetings and messages

We believe in communication and networking at Happy Days. We therefore hold regular meetings at your nursery and across all of our settings to ensure messages are shared. We also have an Employee Forum where colleagues can bring queries and ideas for discussing across Happy Days as a group.

Competitive salaries

Competitive salaries: We offer competitive salaries which can be discussed at interview.

Support team

We have dedicated support staff who are there to help nurseries develop, whether this be through dedicated childcare and education professionals, finance experts, recruitment support and a dedicated Payroll Manager. The Support Centre is there to help everyone from Managers through to supply staff.

Colleague welfare pot

All of our nurseries receive a pot of money to spend on fun things to do with their team, they also receive extra bonus funds for achievement which can be spent on individual or a group “Thank you”.

Refer a friend bonus’s

Refer a friend to join the Happy Days team and earn up to £500 in your next wage packet!

Work as part of a much larger team across the South West and South Coast

Happy Days currently have 16 nurseries across the South West and are growing. We are currently looking at further sites across the South Coast.

Childcare discount

Happy Days offers extensive discounted childcare for employees.

Work with others who are dedicated to high quality Childcare

All of our practitioners are dedicated to high quality childcare. Come and work for Happy Days and along with the many benefits that come with working with like-minded colleagues in a growing company, there will be many development opportunities and chances to climb up the career ladder.