I visited the nursery recently and was excited to see how much the building is progressing. The windows are in whilst the ceiling plastering is well underway. The outside play areas are nearly level now, the wooden slatted fencing will be going up and the specialist surfacing of these areas starts soon as well. A banner proudly displays our opening date of 26th of June on the fence outside and every time I drive past it is a hive of activity with lots of tradesmen and their vans. By the end of April, the specialist play equipment will have been installed followed by the safety surfacing at the beginning of May.


Our growing team!

The team for the nursery is gradually being appointed – I have a Deputy Manager Jane who is a qualified Primary School Teacher and has managed an early years setting locally. Jane and I completed our Forest School training together so we already know each other. We have appointed Cara as a Supervisor. Cara has her Early Years Professional Status – she too has managed a local early years setting, we also know each other having presented at a conference together in London. Sarah is our Nursery Administrator she has a wide variety of administration and front of house experience and will be a great member of the team.

We have just finished interviewing for other roles so wait for more appointment news soon!


Join us our at our Information Event

We are approaching our next information event being held on Wednesday 26 April where we will provide information about Government Funding, including the 30 hours and new Child Care Tax Scheme and our fees. We will also be providing registration forms for parents who wish to get their children on our waiting list for a place at the Nursery. Plans of the Nursery and example photographs from another new Happy Days Nursery will be available to look at.

This evening is also a great chance to meet some of the team and ask any questions. We will also have a list of dates available in June to book a tour of the Nursery prior to opening.

Book review

I saw a lovely book the other day linked to one of the signs of spring – the Daffodil - I absolutely love daffodils especially their scent.


‘That’s not a daffodil!’ by Elizabeth Honey (Allen and Unwin) It is about a child planting a bulb and the expectations he has. A lovely book to read – especially if you are out in the garden with your children in this lovely spring weather.

 ‘Peepo!’ by Janet and Allan Ahlberg (Puffin Books)

This is such an old story – I remember reading this to my daughter years ago and she loved it. I picked it up again the other day and the lovely illustrations and the gentle rhyme throughout – and of course the peepo hole is as good today as it ever was. All young children should have this book. The smaller hardback version is easier for young toddlers as the ‘hole’ can get ripped easily on the paperback version.

Look forward to seeing some of you soon!