Devon – Exeter

We Are Recruiting!
Devon (3 months – 5 years)
  • 9.9
As soon as you walk into Happy Days, Exeter there is a peace and tranquility that you do not usually associate with nurseries. Yet, when you walk into the rooms they are busy and noisy with the wonderful sounds of play.
Nursery child reading a book Child playing with nursery staff Children playing outdoors with water Child focusing on toy Two children playing together Child being cared for b nursery staff member Children playing on wooden support
Nursery child reading a book Child playing with nursery staff Children playing outdoors with water Child focusing on toy Two children playing together Child being cared for b nursery staff member Children playing on wooden support

About Exeter
Nursery

Features

  • Eco Schools
  • Meals & Snacks
  • Outdoor Provision
  • Parking
  • Sun Safe
  • Woodland Trust

How to find us

Contact Us

01392 369 741 Happy Days Nursery
Estuary House
Peninsula Business Park
Rydon Lane
Exeter
EX2 7XE

Opening Times

Monday – Friday 7.30am to 6pm

General Enquiries

Existing parents can call the nursery
direct/email direct

0800 783 3431

Reviews

  • 9.9

Meet The Manager

Sophie Randall

I grew up in Plymouth before going on to study Early Childhood Studies at Oxford Brooke’s University. Following this, I travelled across South East Asia exploring different cultures and having the opportunity to go on an elephant trek. I worked as a Nanny in the French Alps for two winter seasons, creating a range of different activities for children in the snow whilst also learning to ski myself.

I moved to London where I lived for 9 years working at a Nursery School in Fulham where I progressed from Nursery Teacher to Head of Nursery. No one day is the same in Early Years and supporting each child’s individual spark and creativity is extremely rewarding. I’ve recently moved back down to the South West to be closer to my family whilst I can also enjoy the outdoor lifestyle, cycling, running and walking.

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.

Upcoming Open Days

    Awesome Autumn! Autumn Nursery Open Days at Happy Days Nurseries October 5 2024 | 10:0013:00

    Join us for an Awesome Autumn celebration showcasing our engaging curriculum activities with an exciting autumn twist!

    Read More
    It’s More Than Just Play! Summer Nursery Open Days at Happy Days Nurseries June 22 2024 | 10:0013:00

    Is play just fun and games? Not quite!  Join us for our exciting Open Day and discover how play is at the heart of our innovative “Where Children Shine” early years curriculum.

    Read More

There are currently no upcoming events.

Nutrition

Please see examples of our seasonal menus and download recipes which you can make at home.

View Our Food Hygiene Rating

Sample Menus

Happy Days Menu : Spring/Summer

Breakfast

Choice of Weetabix, rice crispies, cornflakes, and wholemeal toast with butter /dairy free alternative Milk or water to drink

Morning Snack

Fruit bowl (three seasonal options) Milk or water to drink

Lunch

Cauliflower and broccoli macaroni cheese (V), Seasonal fruit salad

Tea

Soft cheese wraps (V) or ham wraps with vegetable sticks with broad bean hummus Fruit bowl (three seasonal options) Milk or water to drink

Download Menu

Complementary Feeding Menu : Spring/Summer

Breakfast (6 months)

Choice of suitably prepared porridge, cereal or baby rice

Lunch (6 months)

Courgette, carrot and lentil puree

Tea (6 months)

Yoghurt and peach puree

Breakfast (7-12 months)

Choice of Weetabix, Rice Krispies, Cornflakes and wholemeal toast with butter/dairy free alternative Milk or water to drink

Lunch (7-12 months)

Pasta primavera (V), Peach ripple

Tea (7-12 months)

Jacket Potato with tuna mayo or cheese (V) accompanied with cucumber sticks Fruit bowl (three seasonal options) Milk or water to drink

Download Menu

Recipes

Bread Roll Making

Ingredients

500g white/wholemeal bread flour
1 sachet of dried yeast
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
275-300 ml water
Extra flour and oil for duringand brushing
Pinch of salt

Equipment

Mixing bowl suitable for your child
Sieve
Tablespoon
Teaspoon
Mixing spoon
Cling film
Measuring jug
Scales
Pastry brush
Scissors
Baking tray and wire rack 

Directions

1. Weigh the flour and sieve into mixing bowl

2. Add the salt and dried yeast, spoon in the oil, add the water

3. Mix the oil and water into the flour with the wooden spoon until the dough issoft but not sticky. If it is too wet, add some more flour, if it is too dry add a bitmore water.

4. Turn the dough onto a board or a clean work surface

5. Knead by pulling and rolling the dough backwards and forwards

6. Keep kneading for 8-10 minutes until the dough is smooth and springy

7. Put back into the mixing bowl and cover with an oiled piece of cling film

8. Leave the dough in a warm place for at least an hour until it has doubled insize and feels spongy (The cling film allows you and your child to watch whatis happening!)

9. Tip the dough out onto the board or clean surface and knead for a minute or two.

10. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes at 200C 

Download Recipes

Vegetable Soup

Ingredients:

2 Carrots
2 Parsnips
1 Onion
1 pint of water
2 low salt vegetable stock cubes

Equipment:

Bowls of water
Scrubbing brush
Safety knife
Chopping board
Cooking pot Blender

Directions

1. Cut off the tops and bottoms of the carrots, parsnips and onions

2. Scrub the root vegetables

3. Peel the onion

4. Cut the vegetables into cubes

5. Put the vegetables into a saucepan with the water and stock cubes

6. Bring the soup to the boil and simmer until the vegetables are tender

7. Blend the soup, serve and enjoy!

Download Recipes

Pitta Pizzas

Ingredients:

Pizza Base
2 teaspoons fast-action dried yeast
300ml warm water
500grams strong white bread flour
2 teaspoons salt
1 tablespoon olive oil

Topping
Passata Mixed Herbs
Grated Cheese
Variety of other topping such as vegetables, ham, pineapple, chicken, sweetcorn etc.

Equipment

Bowl
Mixing spoon
Jug
Chopping board
Tolling pin
Baking tray
Cheese grater

Directions

1. Mix the yeast and warm water into a bowl

2. Leave it to sit for 5 minutes until the yeast is super bubbly

3. Add the flour, salt and olive oil

4. Mix together into a soft dough

5. Knead the dough for 5 minutes until you have a soft, smooth and elastic dough

6. Add extra flour if needed but only enough so the dough doesn’t stick

7. Place in a lightly oiled bowl, cover with a tea towel and leave the dough until it has doubles in size

8. Pre heat the oven to 250 C or gas mark 9

9. Flatten the risen dough and using a rolling pin, roll out the dough

10. Add passata and any other chosen toppings

11. Sprinkle the cheese on top

12. Bake on a baking tin for 15 minutes

13. Enjoy!

Download Recipes

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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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Devon – Derriford

We Are Recruiting!
Devon (3 months – 5 years)
  • 9.9
Once inside Derriford, it is hard to believe you are in a City! What makes this nursery so special is the wonderful woodland area and outdoor environment equipped with beautiful natural resources including mud kitchens for your child to get creative in. The nursery is run by a team of highly experienced and caring staff, and many parents comment about the special relationships that are built with the children.
Derriford Nurseries front entrance Child playing with tools Children playing outdoor at nursery Children playing outdoors with adults Children exploring outdoor areas Outdoor water play area in nursery Indoor wooden nursery room space Children playing outdoors in sand Child indoors wearing goggles Child playing outdoors with water
Derriford Nurseries front entrance Child playing with tools Children playing outdoor at nursery Children playing outdoors with adults Children exploring outdoor areas Outdoor water play area in nursery Indoor wooden nursery room space Children playing outdoors in sand Child indoors wearing goggles Child playing outdoors with water

About Derriford
Nursery

Features

  • Eco Schools
  • Meals & Snacks
  • Outdoor Provision
  • Parking
  • Sensory Room
  • Sun Safe
  • Woodland Trust

How to find us

Contact Us

01752 786 318 Happy Days Nursery
Unit 3a and 3b
Derriford Business Park
Brest Road
Plymouth
PL6 5QZ

Opening Times

Monday – Friday 7.00am to 6pm (7am-7pm upon request)

General Enquiries

Existing parents can call the nursery
direct/email direct

0800 783 3431

Reviews

  • 9.9

Meet The Manager

Zara Austin

Zara has worked in childcare for 17 years, 7 of those at Happy Days where she started as a Peripatetic Deputy Manager. Accompanied with her wealth of experience, Zara has also received a Level 3 Diploma, Level 4 Team leading qualification, and a Level 5 award in Management. Zara is loving her new role, and enjoys building relationships with her colleagues and the families in her care.

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.

Upcoming Open Days

    Awesome Autumn! Autumn Nursery Open Days at Happy Days Nurseries October 5 2024 | 10:0013:00

    Join us for an Awesome Autumn celebration showcasing our engaging curriculum activities with an exciting autumn twist!

    Read More
    It’s More Than Just Play! Summer Nursery Open Days at Happy Days Nurseries June 22 2024 | 10:0013:00

    Is play just fun and games? Not quite!  Join us for our exciting Open Day and discover how play is at the heart of our innovative “Where Children Shine” early years curriculum.

    Read More

There are currently no upcoming events.

Nutrition

Please see examples of our seasonal menus and download recipes which you can make at home.

View Our Food Hygiene Rating

Sample Menus

Happy Days Menu : Spring/Summer

Breakfast

Choice of Weetabix, rice crispies, cornflakes, and wholemeal toast with butter /dairy free alternative Milk or water to drink

Morning Snack

Fruit bowl (three seasonal options) Milk or water to drink

Lunch

Cauliflower and broccoli macaroni cheese (V), Seasonal fruit salad

Tea

Soft cheese wraps (V) or ham wraps with vegetable sticks with broad bean hummus Fruit bowl (three seasonal options) Milk or water to drink

Download Menu

Complementary Feeding Menu : Spring/Summer

Breakfast (6 months)

Choice of suitably prepared porridge, cereal or baby rice

Lunch (6 months)

Courgette, carrot and lentil puree

Tea (6 months)

Yoghurt and peach puree

Breakfast (7-12 months)

Choice of Weetabix, Rice Krispies, Cornflakes and wholemeal toast with butter/dairy free alternative Milk or water to drink

Lunch (7-12 months)

Pasta primavera (V), Peach ripple

Tea (7-12 months)

Jacket Potato with tuna mayo or cheese (V) accompanied with cucumber sticks Fruit bowl (three seasonal options) Milk or water to drink

Download Menu

Recipes

Bread Roll Making

Ingredients

500g white/wholemeal bread flour
1 sachet of dried yeast
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
275-300 ml water
Extra flour and oil for duringand brushing
Pinch of salt

Equipment

Mixing bowl suitable for your child
Sieve
Tablespoon
Teaspoon
Mixing spoon
Cling film
Measuring jug
Scales
Pastry brush
Scissors
Baking tray and wire rack 

Directions

1. Weigh the flour and sieve into mixing bowl

2. Add the salt and dried yeast, spoon in the oil, add the water

3. Mix the oil and water into the flour with the wooden spoon until the dough issoft but not sticky. If it is too wet, add some more flour, if it is too dry add a bitmore water.

4. Turn the dough onto a board or a clean work surface

5. Knead by pulling and rolling the dough backwards and forwards

6. Keep kneading for 8-10 minutes until the dough is smooth and springy

7. Put back into the mixing bowl and cover with an oiled piece of cling film

8. Leave the dough in a warm place for at least an hour until it has doubled insize and feels spongy (The cling film allows you and your child to watch whatis happening!)

9. Tip the dough out onto the board or clean surface and knead for a minute or two.

10. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes at 200C 

Download Recipes

Vegetable Soup

Ingredients:

2 Carrots
2 Parsnips
1 Onion
1 pint of water
2 low salt vegetable stock cubes

Equipment:

Bowls of water
Scrubbing brush
Safety knife
Chopping board
Cooking pot Blender

Directions

1. Cut off the tops and bottoms of the carrots, parsnips and onions

2. Scrub the root vegetables

3. Peel the onion

4. Cut the vegetables into cubes

5. Put the vegetables into a saucepan with the water and stock cubes

6. Bring the soup to the boil and simmer until the vegetables are tender

7. Blend the soup, serve and enjoy!

Download Recipes

Pitta Pizzas

Ingredients:

Pizza Base
2 teaspoons fast-action dried yeast
300ml warm water
500grams strong white bread flour
2 teaspoons salt
1 tablespoon olive oil

Topping
Passata Mixed Herbs
Grated Cheese
Variety of other topping such as vegetables, ham, pineapple, chicken, sweetcorn etc.

Equipment

Bowl
Mixing spoon
Jug
Chopping board
Tolling pin
Baking tray
Cheese grater

Directions

1. Mix the yeast and warm water into a bowl

2. Leave it to sit for 5 minutes until the yeast is super bubbly

3. Add the flour, salt and olive oil

4. Mix together into a soft dough

5. Knead the dough for 5 minutes until you have a soft, smooth and elastic dough

6. Add extra flour if needed but only enough so the dough doesn’t stick

7. Place in a lightly oiled bowl, cover with a tea towel and leave the dough until it has doubles in size

8. Pre heat the oven to 250 C or gas mark 9

9. Flatten the risen dough and using a rolling pin, roll out the dough

10. Add passata and any other chosen toppings

11. Sprinkle the cheese on top

12. Bake on a baking tin for 15 minutes

13. Enjoy!

Download Recipes

Latest News

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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

Read More

Recommend A Friend Today

And if they sign up to sessions at a Happy Days nursery, then you too could benefit with up to £100 cash!