Welcome to Happy Days

Find your local
Happy Days nursery

Happy Days Nurseries and Pre-Schools offer the best quality childcare across the South West. Discover the difference for yourself and come along to one of our nurseries. A hug, a story, a time to learn, explore and discover –
Welcome to Happy Days.

A smiling child at Happy Days Nursery
A Child at Happy Days Nurseries reading a book with a member of staff

About Happy Days
Nurseries

We opened our first nursery in 1991 and now operate 23 nurseries throughout the South West and Wales, with another new nursery, located in Verwood, opening in the Summer of 2024!

With over thirty years of expert experience and an ethos to support children to become strong and motivated learners for life, we pride ourselves on providing a service to enable parents to work and live their daily lives knowing their children are cherished and cared for to the highest standard.

Happy Days Nursery Scores

  • 10 Salisbury
  • 10 Bristol
  • 10 Falmouth
  • 9.9 Truro
  • 9.9 Droitwich
  • 9.8Overall Score

What parents have to say

5
We have had a fantastic experience with Happy Days. All the staff are friendly, caring, and really seem to love what they do. Our child settles in quickly and looks forward to seeing the nursery leaders and her friends. She always has a great day and loves the food. It’s been really lovely seeing her form relationships. She will miss her friends and all the staff. We would recommend Happy Days to anyone.
5
The best environment for children. The staff have all been a part of my son’s journey. He’s now an amazing little boy who is looking forward to big school. They have given him the confidence he needed and have been patient with him when he’s found things hard. Truly amazing.
5
Both my children have attended Happy Days in Summercourt and the wonderful staff have helped them grow emotionally and physically. The staff are warm, friendly, and enthusiastic, and consistent with the care they provide. The site is a great central location, with lots of parking. The children’s rooms have lots of toys and regular activities. The staff are flexible to the individual needs and interests of each child: quite simply the place is awesome!
5
My daughter loves nursery, she didn’t at the start but with the settling-in hours she was able to gain trust with the staff and now loves it! Thank you so much you have changed our little baby into a little girl!
5
We recently completed our settling in sessions and to say I was slightly anxious would be an understatement. The staff handled my Mum worries perfectly. I feel like our son is safe and thriving at nursery. We are so pleased with our choice to place him at Happy Days Nursery & Preschool.
5
This is a brilliant nursery where my child has thrived and developed so well. The team are amazing and we couldn’t ask for better. As a child who was initially reserved and likes routine, the nursery have helped him come out of his shell and have routines he can follow and has become used to. Couldn’t recommend this setting enough!
5
I have always found the staff friendly, approachable, kind and caring. Both of my children have attended the nursery one now starting school, but every time he revisits with me they always make an effort with him and include him still. Shows how lovely and thoughtful they are. The activities they put on are fantastic and my daughter really does love going to nursery. There is always something fun, interactive and new for her to do. The ladies, staff and management at Summercourt are fantastic and my daughter always has a great day. Thank you.

Our Unique Curriculum

Happy Days has developed an ambitious, broad and balanced Early Years Curriculum titled “Where Children Shine”. It provides opportunities for children to learn, explore and discover, whilst attending a Happy Days Nursery.

Our Values

Our values form the foundations of everything we do here at Happy Days.
Along with our Mission and Vision, these are what truly matter to each and everyone of us at Happy Days.

Support

We are committed to supporting all parents, colleagues and children

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Honest

We promote an open, honest, ethical and transparent culture to our families and colleagues

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Inspire

Our inspiring environments and curriculum, and investment in our staff development, enable our children to shine and secure their future success

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Nurture

We nurture warm and trusting relationships which enable our children and colleagues to grow

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Empower

We promote a culture of empowerment, supporting our children, colleagues and families to become stronger and more confident

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Latest News

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Happy Days Nurseries and Pre-Schools: Supporting parents to access the government programmes that exist to help parents with childcare costs. May 17, 2024

With the financial support available expanding. We want to ensure all families are receiving the Childcare support they are entitled to.

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Happy Days Nurseries and Pre-Schools awarded a ‘Top 20 Nursery Group 2024’ Award! Apr 25, 2024

Happy Days Nurseries and Pre-Schools awarded a ‘Top 20 Nursery Group 2024’ Award by Daynurseries!

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Verwood Happy Days Nursery, Verwood Host Their First In-Nursery Event Apr 17, 2024

The nursery will cater for 3 months to 5 year olds when it opens in August, and will have 81 places available. The building has been purpose built.

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Happy Days Nurseries & Pre-Schools sponsors the Rainbow run for the 6th year! Mar 26, 2024

Happy Days Nurseries and Pre-Schools are pleased to announce sponsoring the yellow paint station for the Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) Rainbow Run on 15th June 2024.

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Verwood Happy Days Nursery, Verwood is Nearing Completion & Open Event Invitation! Mar 21, 2024

We’re thrilled to share a progress update on Happy Days Nursery, Verwood! Things are coming along beautifully, and we’re getting closer to opening our doors in August 2024.

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Verwood Out and about in Verwood! Mar 19, 2024

Happy Days Nurseries & Pre-Schools have been out and about in the community at Verwood. Hosting Baby Sensory Plays, story telling, pop ups and Information & Recruitment evenings.

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Cheswick Happy Days Nursery Cheswick Village Celebrates Outstanding Ofsted Judgement! Mar 15, 2024

Happy Days Nursery in Weston-super-Mare, is celebrating having recently received a GOOD grading from Ofsted.

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Weston-super-Mare Happy Days Nursery in Weston-super-Mare Celebrates GOOD Ofsted Inspection! Mar 12, 2024

Happy Days Nursery in Weston-super-Mare, is celebrating having recently received a GOOD grading from Ofsted.

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Yate Happy Days Nursery in Yate Officially Opens its Doors with Deputy Mayor Feb 27, 2024

On Thursday, February 22nd, Happy Days Nurseries and Pre-Schools officially opened their new nursery in Yate.

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It’s Time March Open Day 2024 Feb 06, 2024

Happy Days Nurseries open their doors for their March Open Day, celebrating British Science Week and raising funds for Children’s Hospice South West.

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Celebrating National Apprenticeship Week Feb 05, 2024

From February 5th to 11th, we’re joining the nationwide celebration of National Apprenticeship Week! This year’s theme, “Skills for Life.”

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Happy Days Nurseries & Pre-Schools responds to the launch of the government campaign to recruit early years workers! Feb 02, 2024

The government has today launched its campaign to recruit more early years workers, which includes a £1,000 cash incentive trial. 

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Yate Happy Days Nursery & Pre-School, Yate, officially opens! Jan 31, 2024

Happy Days Nurseries & Pre-Schools is frilled to announce the official opening of their brand new nursery, Yate.

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Exeter Happy Days Nursery & Pre-School, Exeter, are Celebrating 10 Years of Quality Childcare Jan 30, 2024

Happy Days Nursery & Pre-School, Exeter, are Celebrating 10 Years of Quality Childcare

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Salisbury Happy Days Nursery Salisbury Celebrates 1st Birthday! Jan 25, 2024

Happy Days Nursery and Pre-School, Longhedge is celebrating a significant milestone as it commemorates its first year of operation!

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Charlton Heights Happy Days Nurseries & Pre-School Charlton Heights achieves 5* Jan 18, 2024

We are super happy to announce that our Charlton Heights Chef, Karina has achieved a 5* this week during her EHO inspection!

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Derriford Happy Days Nurseries & Pre-Schools is delighted to announce a GOOD Ofsted result for Derriford Dec 22, 2023

Happy Days Nurseries & Pre-Schools is delighted to announce a GOOD Ofsted result for Derriford

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Happy Days Nurseries Launch Boogie Mites Programme Dec 21, 2023

Happy Days Nurseries Launch Boogie Mites Programme

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Happy Days Nurseries & Pre-Schools partner with Connect Childcare to roll out ParentZone across all of their nurseries. Dec 14, 2023

Happy Days Nurseries & Pre-Schools partner with Connect Childcare to roll out ParentZone across all of their nurseries.

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Happy Days and Realise form new partnership Sep 06, 2023

We are delighted to announce that Happy Days Nurseries has partnered with Realise to deliver quality training.

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Happy Days Nurseries & Pre-Schools invite you to join them for a Summer of Fun! Jun 22, 2023

Happy Days are calling on students, teachers and anyone else who has spare time on their hands during the summer months

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Happy Days Nurseries are supporting National Careers Week Feb 24, 2023

Happy Days Nurseries are supporting National Careers Week by highlighting the varied careers available in the childcare

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Can you help us find our Astronaut? Sep 20, 2022

Happy Days Nurseries and Pre-schools are celebrating World Space Week, 4-10 October, but they have lost their Astronaut – can you help find them?

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