Welcome to Happy Days, St Minver

About our nursery

Our small nursery has a family, home-from-home feel and provides all our children with a secure and nurturing environment. We have an experienced, well-qualified and stable staff team who are all passionate about providing the very best for the children.  Our approach to early education is one that focuses on the immense capacity of children to absorb information when given the freedom and independence to learn at their own pace.  This approach shares the underlying principles of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).

Our nursery is open from 7.30am to 6pm, 51 weeks per year, offering childcare and early years education to children aged 12 weeks to 5 years.We offer free grant-funded places for 2, 3 and 4 year olds as well as free baby massage for those children who are less than 12 months.  We also do Pirate Breakfast club from 8am to 9am and after-school club from 3pm to 6pm, dropping off and picking up from St Minver School.  These clubs are for Reception age children only.

Meet our Nursery Manager

Claire started working for Happy Days as a Nursery Nurse in 2007 at Penair Nursery, then transferred to Wadebridge Nursery and became the Senior Supervisor. After a short career change, she returned to St Minver in May 2014. Claire has a Childhood and Education Degree alongside the Early Years Professional Status.

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

Claire Keightley - manager Happy Days St Minver Nursery
Claire Keightley - Nursery Manager Find out more about Claire

Benefits for Parents

We are always looking at ways in which we can add value to you and your child's experiences at Happy Days.  We regularly offer free courses and discounts to try and support you in any way we can.  

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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 St Minver

St Minver is a small, friendly and approachable nursery which has excellent parent relationships and community spirit – our team are very dedicated to driving the nursery forward in all areas of its provision.

Useful information

  • Opening Times Monday – Friday 8am to 6pm 


The nursery is situated in the grounds of St Minver School.