Welcome to Happy Days, Exeter

Children playing at Happy Days Nursery & Pre-school Exeter

About our nursery

In 2014, Happy Days opened this purpose-built nursery/pre-school. Situated on the outskirts of Exeter - Peninsula Park Estate, adjacent to Rydon Lane (A3015), this setting is within a 5 minute drive of the M5, Junction 30 which is ideal for those who work in the business park, pass the ring road or live locally. We offer busy parents plenty of convenient parking spaces as well as level-entry into the setting.

Our setting provides a calm, natural environment for children aged 0 – 5 years. All children have free-flow access to secure, outdoor areas which enables them to choose their preferred learning space.

All our staff are passionate about their profession and will work with you to ensure the very best for your child.

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Meet our Nursery Manager

I have been working in Early Years for 10 years and have a wealth of experience from various Early Years roles throughout my career.

I have an NVQ 4 in Children’s Care, Learning and Development. My ultimate aim is to provide the best possible outcomes for children by supporting nursery teams to encourage each child to reach their full potential.

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

Sarah Overton - Manager Happy Days Exeter Nursery
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Benefits for Parents

We are delighted to announce that if you are an employee of Devon and Cornwall Police, the Met Office or South West Water, we have secured a 5% discount on your nursery fees!

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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 Exeter

As soon as you walk into Exeter Happy Days, there is a peace and tranquility that you do not usually associate with nurseries.  Yet, when you walk into the rooms they are busy and noisy with the wonderful sounds of play.  It is easy to forget that you are in a business park when you walk into the outside area which has beautiful trees and exciting play equipment for the children. Staff at this setting are very proud of the special bonds that are made with the children.  Rest assured, your child will receive the love and attention that they need.

Useful information

  • Opening Times Monday – Friday 7.30am to 6pm


The nursery is situated in the Peninsula Business Park with excellent transport links. We are a 5 minute walk away from the train station which serves the town directly (8 minutes) and has a car park at the station for commuters. We are served by Buses H1/H2, D local buses and 52B/52C.