Dorset – Verwood

We Are Recruiting!
Dorset (3 months – 5 years)
Brand New Nursery Opening August 2024

About Verwood
Nursery

How to find us

Contact Us

01202 806004 Happy Days Nursery & Pre-School
Church Hill
Verwood
BH31 6HT

Opening Times

Monday – Friday 8am – 6pm

General Enquiries

Existing parents can call the nursery
direct/email direct

0800 783 3431

Meet The Manager

Nicola Raey

Hi, I’m Nicola and I have worked in the early years sector for the last 19 years. Starting out as a level 3 Nursery Nurse, working and progressing to complete an early year’s foundation degree and leadership and management qualifications. Recently, Nicola has been managing a Happy Days Nursery and Pre-School in Salisbury.

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

Nutrition

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

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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Dorset – Poole

We Are Recruiting!
Dorset (3 months – 5 years)
  • 9.9
Our Poole Nursery & Pre-School is the perfect environment for your child to thrive, have fun and learn! Our team have a wealth of experience and are very proud of the bonds made with the children and their families.
Nursery reading area Nursery outdoors play area Nursery outdoors play area Nursery indoor learning space Nursery classroom Play area inside nursery Indoor nursery crafts area Outdoor play area with trees Outdoors nursery play area Outdoor grassy play area
Nursery reading area Nursery outdoors play area Nursery outdoors play area Nursery indoor learning space Nursery classroom Play area inside nursery Indoor nursery crafts area Outdoor play area with trees Outdoors nursery play area Outdoor grassy play area

About Poole
Nursery

Features

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

How to find us

Contact Us

01202 698 427 Happy Days Nursery
Beechbank Avenue
Creekmoor
Poole
BH17 7FF

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

Lynn Wordsworth

My name is Lynn Wordsworth and I’m the Manager at Happy Days Nursery, Poole.

Over a 15 year period I have experience of being a Special Needs Assistant through to a Nursery Manager. In addition to managing various nursery settings I have also held roles with Training Providers and Ofsted.

I have a passion for learning, coaching and developing. I’m excited to be part of the ambitious vision that Happy Days have, Where Every Child Shines.

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

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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