Welcome to Happy Days, Playbox

About our nursery

Playbox is an Ofsted Outstanding nursery, situated in the heart of Truro and offers a wide range of activities to support children's development. On top of the Early Years Framework we include sessions in football, yoga, French, cookery, gardening, forest school construction, dancing and twice daily movement to music sessions.

In our under 2's room we provide our babies with a separate sleep room which offers a restful, snug and temperature-controlled environment with a no shoes policy in the interest of hygiene. We have developed interesting sensory play to ensure that each day the children explore the world and learn in an enjoyable way.

Outside we have two decked areas allowing for free-flow opportunities along with a large mature apple orchard for the children to explore and discover. 

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.

Meet our Nursery Manager

Karen has been managing nurseries for 25 years and has been at Playbox for a total of 23 years. She holds a NNEB and a Post-Graduate Certificate.

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

Karen Tonkin - manager at The Playbox Truro Happy Days Nursery
Karen Tonkin - Nursery Manager Find out more about Karen

Benefits for Parents

We offer a range of activitities for our parents including "Stay and Play" sessions, baby and pregnancy yoga, baby massage, paediatric frist aid sessions and sleep therapy workshops. For a current list of activities please speak to the nursery manager.

For more information regarding other benefits for Happy Days parents, please click the link below.

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Our own nursery chef Natalie, cooks homemade nutritious meals every day and we are proud to hold a Nippers Nutrition Programme Level 5 award. 

We cater for special diets and 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 Playbox

Start The Playbox morning with a "wake up and shake up" session followed by child and adult led activities designed to support development through creative craft, science experiments, and music to name a few. There are plenty of opportunities to socialise and play alongside peers as well as access the large outdoor area through free-flow. 

After a nutritious lunch there will be an opportunity to rest and relax or even sleep in a designated rest area before starting some French lessons, working on football skills or relaxing with some yoga. Each day is different at Happy Days The Playbox...

Useful information

  • Opening Times Monday – Friday 7.30am to 6pm 


The nursery is situated on the outskirts of Truro opposite New County Hall and many other local businesses. With good transport links on the A390, the nursery is just 5 minutes' walk away from Truro train station.