Welcome to Happy Days, Derriford

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About our nursery

Our stunning purpose-built nursery/pre-school is situated in a particularly leafy part of Derriford Business Park with ample parking. Our outdoor spaces include growing areas and our own woodland area for a wide range of exploratory activities. Children take part in our Forest School daily, which allows the children to explore nature in small groups. Inside, it is wonderfully spacious with carefully selected furniture and resources designed to specifically support children’s physical development.

The team at Derriford have been with the Company for many years, are very well qualified and attend regular training to ensure that all of the children aged 0 - 5 years at our setting receive the best possible care and education.

We have very close links with Derriford Hospital and its staff, and therefore understand the varying work patterns, pressures and need for emergency care for children of NHS staff. 

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Meet our Nursery Manager

Vicki has been with Happy Days for 11 years starting as a nursery nurse and worked her way up to Manager, so she knows the Company very well indeed. She has not just been at Derriford but has worked at 4 other sites during her time with Happy Days. Vicki has a BA Honours Degree in Early Childhood Studies.

Why not call in and see our very special nursery for yourself?

Vicky Crumpler - Derriford Nursery Manager
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Benefits for Parents

As well as our FREE baby massage classes, we offer First Aid Paediatric Courses (at a small fee).  If you are a current parent, or if you know a current parent of Happy Days, ask them about Recommend a Friend where current parents get up to £100 if a friend joins us...

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Our nursery chef prepares fresh and nutritious meals on site and special diets are also catered for. Children learn to be independent at mealtimes and help set up and clear away the table.

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Partner Schools

Our nursery works with a wide range of local schools and provides a unique ‘School Readiness’ programme to ensure that when children leave us to begin formal education, they will be well-prepared and confident.

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A glimpse into a day at Happy Days Derriford

Once inside Derriford, it is hard to believe you are in a City!  What makes this nursery/pre-school so special is the wonderful woodland area/outside area equipped with beautiful natural resources including mud kitchens for your little ones to get creative in.  The nursery is run by a team of highly experienced and cariing staff, and many parents comment about the special relationships that are built with the children. You will be hard pressed to find a nursery in such a convenient location in Plymouth with free ample parking to make drop-offs and pick-ups as easy as here.  Play is vital for that all-important brain development of your child, and here at Happy Days Derriford, you can feel confident that your child has all the space, resources and facilities to play to their heart's content.

Useful information

Opening Times Monday – Friday 7.00am to 6pm (7am-7pm upon request)

Happy Days Nursery
Unit 3a and 3b
Derriford Business Park
Brest Road

T: 01752 786 318
E: admin.derriford@happydaysnurseries.com


The nursery is situated in Derriford Business Park, very close to Derriford Hospital Park and Ride and all main bus routes.