Awesome Autumn! Autumn Nursery Open Days at Happy Days Nurseries

1 mins
Mar 21, 2024

When: 2 March 2024 between 10:00 – 13:00
Where: Click here to find your nearest Happy Days Nursery

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

What to Expect:

  • Let’s Grow: Get messy and explore the wonders of nature with autumn-themed planting and sensory activities.
  • Wanderlust: Embark on a mini-adventure filled with autumn leaves, scavenger hunts, and outdoor exploration.
  • Yoga : Stretch, breathe, and move your body like playful autumn animals in our fun yoga session.
  • Sing and Sign: Sing along to catchy songs with autumn signs, perfect for early communication and development.
  • Let’s Move: Get active with our autumn obstacle course and playful movement activities.

Benefits of Our Curriculum:

  • Engages young minds and bodies through interactive, hands-on learning.
  • Promotes social interaction and teamwork in a fun, autumnal setting.
  • Sparks creativity and imagination with stimulating activities.
  • Nurtures a love for learning through play and exploration.

This Open House is perfect for families who:

  • Want to see our curriculum brought to life with an autumn theme.
  • Seek a stimulating and active learning environment for their child.
  • Value the importance of play-based learning for early development.

Join us for a day of autumnal fun and discovery!

No need to book, please drop in! 

Where: Find your nearest Happy Days Nursery
Call: 0800 783 3431

It’s More Than Just Play! Summer Nursery Open Days at Happy Days Nurseries

1 mins
Mar 06, 2024

When: 22 June 2024 between 10:00 – 13:00
Where: Click here to find your nearest Happy Days Nursery

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.

What to expect:

Interactive activities for children to explore and learn through play.

Learn from our experienced nursery team about the benefits of play-based learning.

See firsthand how our curriculum fosters a love of learning in a nurturing environment.

Gain valuable insights on how play sets the stage for an exceptional start in life for your child, where they a small 12 week baby through to a 4 year nearing school.

Benefits of Play-Based Learning:
Strong and Confident Communicator: Develops cognitive skills, creativity, and problem-solving abilities.
Resilient and Motivated Individual: Promotes social and emotional well-being.
Healthy Independent Explorer: Enhances physical development and coordination.
Inquisitive and Ambitious Thinker: Fosters a love of learning that lasts a lifetime.

This Open Day is perfect for families who:

  • Want to see a high-quality early learning program in action.
  • Believe in the importance of play for their child’s development.
  • Are interested in enrolling their child in a stimulating and nurturing environment.
  • Don’t miss out on this opportunity to discover the power of play!

It is also the perfect time for any new parents looking to secure a place for September 2024, to come and view their nurseries and learn more about the new government funded hours for working parents. Our friendly colleagues will be on hand to answer any questions about funding from how to access it, to the impact on fees.

No need to book, please drop in! 

Where: Find your nearest Happy Days Nursery
Call: 0800 783 3431

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

1 mins
Dec 22, 2023

Happy Days Nurseries & Pre-Schools is delighted to announce that our setting in Derriford has received a GOOD Ofsted result, following an unannounced inspection in early November. Opened in 2008, the nursery is situated in Derriford Business Park and offers children wonderfully spacious environments to support children’s learning and growth, with their own woodland area and outdoor space.

The report highlights how ‘children are cared for by welcoming and nurturing staff. Strong settling-in procedures and staff’s attentiveness to children’s care needs result in children who are happy and well settled. Staff have high expectations for all children. They help children to develop friendships with their peers and be kind to each other. Children behave extremely well. Staff are excellent role models.’

Zara Austin, Nursery Manager, shares her gratitude and pride for her team, “I am immensely proud of the team for their exceptional and consistent work and dedication to the children and families in our care”.  

If you want to work in this exceptional environment with our professional knowledgeable team or, are a parent looking for the best care and education for your child, then contact Zara, or the Derriford team, on 01752 786318 or email

It’s Time! Spring Nursery Open Days at Happy Days Nurseries

1 mins
Dec 05, 2023

Happy Days Nurseries opened their doors for their It’s Time Open Day on March 2nd, celebrating British Science Week and raising funds for Children’s Hospice South West

The open day included a host of science, technology, engineering and maths activities around the theme of ‘Time’. It was the 30th Anniversary of British Science Week and they were celebrating this milestone thinking about looking to the future!

Friends & Family Open Day

1 mins
Sep 30, 2023

In recognition of Friendship Month our nurseries held community events, celebrating what friendship brings to all our lives every day!

Along with fun and interactive activities for the whole family to enjoy, attendees could meet our nursery teams, have a tour of the fantastic facilities, and have a family portrait taken, just in time for Christmas.

We also held two exclusive offers – Enrol on the day and pay no registration fees, and Recommend a friend for our existing families, who could receive up to £200 off childcare fees!

Let’s Get Active Open Day

1 mins
Jul 01, 2023

Families joined us for a host of fun sporty activities for all ages!

Children collected a passport, obtained a stamp for each activity they participated in and received a goody bag at the end.

Plus, everyone that attended our open day were entered into our Free Prize Draw to win a hamper full of family sports equipment worth over £200!

Careers Podcast #1

1 mins
Mar 08, 2022

Meet some of our apprentices from our nursery in Derriford who discuss why they chose a career in childcare and the benefits of an apprenticeship.