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

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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.

This year, Team Rainbow’s fundraising target is £50,000, which could help to provide vital 24-hour care for children and young people with life-limiting conditions and their families in 2024.  Rainbow Run is open to anyone over 5 years old. You can run, skip, walk or jog with family, friends or work colleagues. However you choose to take part, you will be showered in powder paint at 8 different coloured stations and will be making a difference every step of the way.  

Alice Avery, Digital Marketing Executive, attended the Children’s Hospice South West Business Club Networking And Information Event yesterday – ‘This charity continues to be a beacon of hope and support for children and families across the South West. It’s purpose built building has every detail of the lives impacted considered, a truly inspiring building. All money raised from the annual Rainbow Run goes directly to this fantastic cause, you can join the runners for just £25 or support in other ways by donating to a friend and cheering them along.’

At Children’s Hospice South West they are absolutely committed to making the most of short and precious lives. The care offered is not simply about medical and nursing care for sick but about enriching the lives of children and their families.

As well as sponsoring the Rainbow Run CHSW will be Happy Days Nurseries & Pre-Schools nominated charity of the year for 2024. If you would like to make a donation a fundraising page has been set up; visit the Just Giving page here. For every £20 raised, this will help to provide 1 hour of vital care for children and young people with life-limiting conditions. 

For more information on the Rainbow Run visit: Rainbow Run Cornwall 2024 | Children’s Hospice South West (chsw.org.uk)

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

1 mins
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.

From the outside, the nursery is already looking inviting. The facade is finished, and the tarmac leading up to the entrance is complete, along with designated parking bays. We’ve even added some lovely flowers for a vibrant touch when they mature!

Step inside, and you’ll find the welcoming atmosphere continues. The carpeting is installed, doors are fitted, and all the rooms are calmy painted – a perfect space for your child to learn, play and thrive.

Our spacious kitchen, where we’ll prepare nutritious meals for the children, is also fully equipped and ready to go.

Lastly, the outdoor play area is nearly complete! The garden is laid out, creating an exciting space where your child can explore and discover.

We’re so excited to see Happy Days Nursery come together and can’t wait to welcome your children in August.

Save the Date!

To give you a chance to see our wonderful new nursery first hand, we’re hosting an Open Event on Thursday, April 18th, from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM. This is a fantastic opportunity to tour the nursery, meet our team, and learn more about our curriculum and vision. We will also be available to address any questions you may have concerning early years funding and other government childcare support.

We hope to see you there! Don’t forget to ask about our introductory fees offer!

In the meantime, if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 0800 783 3431 or verwood@happydaysnurseries.com.

Happy Days Nursery in Droitwich Celebrates an outstanding review!

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Mar 21, 2024

Happy Days Nursery in Droitwich is proud to share an outstanding review, following their Open Day!

‘I arranged a visit on Friday 1st March as I was interested in enrolling my son when the new funding comes in.

I have visited many different nurseries through the job that I do, but I was completely blown away by Droitwich Happy Days. Firstly, every team member I came into contact with that day was so friendly and helpful. Lucia showed me round and she answered every question I had with confidence,  nothing was too much trouble. She was incredibly friendly and knowledgeable, and we enjoyed learning all about the programs you do involving cooking, growing produce and sports. I came back for your open day the next day and , again,  every team member was great. I brought my son along this time and all the team were brilliant with how they engaged with him and made us feel welcome. It was very clear to me that happy days is a nice place to work and this is important to me when choosing where to send my son.

The facilities and the activities they had set out were excellent, and I was made to feel like I was already a parent of a child who was enrolled there. It was great to hear from the manager all about the stay and play sessions that are upcoming and I think this is such a good idea, especially for children who are due to start later in the year, so that they can attend and get to know some of the people who will be taking care of them.

Of course, I enrolled my son to start in September and we are excited to start our happy days journey with you!’

Secure your place for 2024 now at Droitwich nursery located within the heart of Yew Tree Village, just south of Droitwich Spa. We are conveniently located just minutes from the M5 at Junctions 5 and 6. Provided is a secure, calm, and neutral environments and wonderful outside areas with free-flow access throughout the day, and all our resources are carefully selected to allow children to experiment, explore and enjoy.

The nursery has a limited number of places available, book a tour today on our website or get in touch with us via the contact details below.

Phone: 01905 590500

Email: droitwich@happydaysnurseries.com

Address: Happy Days Nursery & Pre-School, Woodland Way, Yew Tree Village, Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire, WR9 7GP

Out and about in Verwood!

1 mins
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.

This past week, Happy Days hosted two successful Baby Stay sessions.  The first session explored the world of “Music & Rhyme,” while today’s session focused on encouraging movement with the theme “Let’s Move.”  These sessions reflect Happy Days’ commitment to fostering a sense of community and providing families with a glimpse into our vision and approach to early childhood development.

We’ve also taken part in community events raising money for Red Nose Day, hosted by The Verwood Hub. It was great watching the children engaged with our Story Time – The Tiger Who Came To Tea.

Coming up on April 18th, you can join us for a fun-filled afternoon exploring the state-of-the-art facilities and learn everything you need to know.
– Tour our purpose-built nursery designed for your child’s learning and development.
– Meet our friendly and dedicated nursery team.
– Early years funding options and fees
– Nursery opening hours and tour availability
– Nutritious meal plans and delicious menus
– Engaging early years curriculum

For more information on up and coming events keep your eyes on our Facebook page and website.

Happy Days Nursery Cheswick Village Celebrates Outstanding Ofsted Judgement!

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Mar 15, 2024

Happy Days Nursery Cheswick Village, Bristol, is thrilled to announce it has been awarded an ‘Outstanding’ judgement following a recent inspection by Ofsted, the education and care watchdog for England. This is a significant upgrade from their previous judgement of ‘Good’.

The report praises the nursery’s “inspirational managers” who have a “clear vision for their broad and highly ambitious curriculum.” Inspectors were impressed by how this curriculum is “thoroughly understood by staff and is delivered extremely well across the nursery,” ensuring children benefit from a wide range of experiences and learning opportunities.

The report highlights the nurturing environment at Happy Days Nursery Cheswick Village, where children “share strong attachments to their key person” and feel “safe and emotionally secure.”  Inspectors observed children “joining in activities excitedly” and experimenting with learning through play, demonstrating their “exemplary” behaviour and ability to “share fairly, wait their turn and speak to each other respectfully.”

“We are incredibly proud of this achievement,” said Lily Lovegrove, Manager at Happy Days Nursery Cheswick Village. “Our entire team is dedicated to providing the highest quality care and education for our children, and this ‘Outstanding’ judgement is a testament to their hard work and commitment.”

Fiona Blackwell, Operations Director at Happy Days said, “We are committed to providing an exceptional learning environment where every child feels happy, safe, and challenged.  This ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted judgement is a fantastic accomplishment for our entire team, and we look forward to continuing to provide the very best for our children and their families.”

The nursery has a limited number of places available, and parents are encouraged to contact the nursery as soon as possible to secure their place. Contact Lily Lovegrove on 01179 798 953 or email enquiries@happydaysnurseries.com.

Happy Days Nursery in Weston-super-Mare Celebrates GOOD Ofsted Inspection!

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Mar 12, 2024

Happy Days Nursery in Weston-super-Mare, situated in the heart of Winterstoke Village, is celebrating having recently received a GOOD grading from Ofsted.

Opened in August 2018, the nursery has formed very special relationships with their families and the community they serve.

The Ofsted report highlights that ‘Children are interested and excited to learn in an inviting environment. The curriculum is well designed to provide children with a broad range of experiences. Toddlers thoroughly enjoy sharing books together, gaining good listening and attention skills. Staff engage children well helping them to predict what might happen and to recall what they know about farm animals.’

Furthermore, the report acknowledged that ‘The management team have a good overview of the nursery and strive to improve the quality of the provision, there are regular opportunities for staff to develop their professional skills through training, supervision meetings and professional discussions and there is a well understood and implemented curriculum. This helps children to make good progress in all areas of their learning in readiness to start school.’

Bev, Acting Nursery Manager for Weston-super-Mare stated, “I am extremely proud of the staff team who are dedicated to provide exceptional care and education for children and families within the local community.’’

Fiona Blackwell, Operations Director, stated, “We are extremely proud of Bev and her team who have worked very hard to achieve this outcome. I am delighted that the inspectors recognised that  ‘children behave well and receive effective support from staff to manage their emotions and to understand behavioural expectations and that there is good support for those children with special educational needs and/or disabilities’. This demonstrated the teams commitment to support children to become strong and motivated learners for life ”

The nursery has a limited number of places available and parents are encouraged to contact the nursery as soon as possible to secure their place. Contact Bev on 01934 420 343 or email enquiries@happydaysnurseries.com

Happy Days Nursery in Yate Officially Opens its Doors with Deputy Mayor

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Feb 27, 2024

On Thursday, February 22nd, Happy Days Nurseries and Pre-Schools officially opened their new nursery in Yate, welcoming Deputy Mayor Councillor Ben Nutland for the ceremony. Deputy Mayor Nutland toured the setting, met the happy staff, and delivered remarks praising the beautiful environment and exciting learning opportunities offered to the children.

The highlight of the ceremony was the ribbon-cutting, where some of the children, proudly waving flags, assisted Deputy Mayor Nutland.

“We are thrilled to finally open our doors and welcome the Yate community to our new, state-of-the-art nursery,” said Kim Herbert, Managing Director for Happy Days. “This space is designed to nurture and inspire young minds, and we are confident that children will thrive here.”

Deputy Mayor Nutland commented, “The nursery is truly impressive, from the stimulating learning spaces to the beautiful outdoor area. I am excited to see this fantastic facility flourish and contribute to the Yate community.”

Happy Days Yate is now accepting enrolments and invites families to attend an Open Day on 2 March between 10am to 1pm, to experience the nursery firsthand. For more information or to schedule a tour, visit www.happydaysnurseries.com/our-nurseries/yate/ .

It’s Time March Open Day 2024

2 mins
Feb 06, 2024

Happy Days Nurseries are looking forward to welcoming families into their nurseries for their first open day of 2024! On 2 March 2024 between 10:00 – 13:00 all sites will be opening their doors to new and existing parents, friends, family and the local community to enjoy lots of fun activities for all ages!

With British Science Week just around the corner, the open day will include a host of science, technology, engineering and maths activities around the theme of ‘Time’. It is the 30th Anniversary of British Science Week and they are celebrating this milestone thinking about time since the week began and looking to the future!

It is also the perfect time for any new parents looking to secure a place for April 2024, to come and view their nurseries and learn more about the new government funded hours for working parents with children aged 2. Their friendly colleagues will be on hand to answer any questions about funding from how to access it, to the impact on fees. There will also be a special offer for any new parent that enrols on the day!

Happy Days open days are also the perfect opportunity for existing parents to come into nursery and spend time with their children in the nursery environment and chat to the nursery team. Existing families are being encouraged to bring their friends and family to enjoy the day with them.

The first open day of 2024 also provides an opportunity for Happy Days to raise money for their chosen charity, Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW). This wonderful charity has been caring for children with life-threatening conditions for over 30 years, by providing children’s hospice and professional family support services. They are dedicated to making the most of short and precious lives through the provision of the best possible hospice care for children and young people with life-limiting conditions. The care offered at each of their three hospices is not just about medical and nursing support for sick children but enriching lives of the children and their whole family.

Fiona Blackwell, Operations Director, said, “Not only will our March Open Day provide the perfect opportunity to cement our partnership with parents, as well as giving new parents and the local community the opportunity to visit their local Happy Days Nursery to see for themselves how their child will SHINE in our care, but it also allows us to raise vital funds for CHSW, a charity close to all our hearts.

We are looking forward to welcoming everyone into our nurseries and I want to thank all of our colleagues who are giving up their weekend to make this event a special occasion for all.”

For more details on the activities taking place at your local Happy Days Nursery, visit our Open Day event page.

Anyone interested in attending an open day can just turn up at their local Happy Days Nursery on 2 March between 10:00 – 13:00.

Celebrating National Apprenticeship Week

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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,” perfectly reflects our commitment to nurturing young talent and empowering them with the knowledge and abilities to thrive in the early years sector.

Throughout the week, we will be shining a spotlight on our apprentices and the valuable role they play in Happy Days.

MONDAY 5 FEBRUARY 2024 – APPRENTICESHIPS FOR ALL!

We kick things off by highlighting the inclusivity of apprenticeships! Age (17+), background, or prior experience doesn’t matter – apprenticeships offer a fantastic pathway to a fulfilling career in childcare.

TUESDAY 6 FEBRUARY 2024 – EMPLOYER TUESDAY

We shine a light on our fantastic apprenticeship programs, showcasing the diverse roles and oppor-tunities we offer.

WEDNESDAY 7 FEBRUARY 2024 – APPRENTICE WEDNESDAY

Hear directly from our inspiring apprentices! They’ll share their journeys, achievements, and why they love being part of the Happy Days team.

THURSDAY 8 FEBRUARY 2024 – OUR FUN FACTS

Get ready for some fascinating statistics about Happy Days’ apprenticeships and the impact they have on our nurseries and the wider community.

FRIDAY 9 FEBRUARY 2024 – CELEBRATION FRIDAY

It’s time to celebrate the incredible talent and achievements of our apprentices!

SATURDAY & SUNDAY 10 – 11 FEBRUARY 2024 – THE NAW WEEKENDER

We wrap up the week with a recap of our activities and a peek into the exciting future of apprentice-ships at Happy Days.

National Apprenticeship Week is a chance to celebrate the power of apprenticeships in shaping suc-cessful careers and contributing to a brighter future. Join us as we champion this valuable learning pathway and inspire the next generation of early years professionals!

SHARE YOUR STORY

We would like to showcase some motivational stories to highlight how your apprenticeship has helped during the year. If you would like to get involved, please get in touch with us via our socials to share your story.

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

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Feb 02, 2024

Happy Days Nurseries & Pre-Schools responds to the launch of the government campaign to recruit early years workers

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

Here at Happy Days we are delighted that more is being done to not only attract more early years workers, but to also highlight the important work of early years professionals. For a long time we have been promoting the vital contribution our colleagues make to shaping the future through their passion, drive and commitment to providing quality care and education, giving every child the best start in life.

Kim Herbert, Managing Director, stated, “With the introduction of the new government funding in April, it is vital that we recruit early years practitioners to enable us to meet demand and provide these additional places for parents. Whilst this new government recruitment campaign will assist us with our recruitment efforts, we have already invested heavily in not only attracting new colleagues, but in expanding our Colleague Value Programme, creating a supportive environment where everyone can thrive and we look to the government for further support to enable us to continue to do this.”

Fiona Blackwell, Operations Director, commented, “The new government funding has created a high demand for places and we welcome any support to attract new talent into the early years workforce. Our colleagues are pivotal to inspiring a generation of children who, in turn, shape the future of the world, and it is only right that we highlight what a tremendous job they do.”

With many of our nurseries reaching capacity we urge parents to contact their local Happy Days Nursery and secure their place now.