Happy Days Nursery in Droitwich Celebrates an outstanding review!

1 mins
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

Happy Days Nursery Cheswick Village Celebrates Outstanding Ofsted Judgement!

1 mins
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

1 mins
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

1 mins
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!

1 mins
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. 

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

1 mins
Jan 31, 2024

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

Happy Days Nursery & Pre-School, Yate, Bristol is nestled within the new Ladden Garden Village development. This stunning purpose built nursery has its own designated parent parking for ease of drop off and collection. As with all Happy Days Nurseries, the site provides a secure, calm, and neutral environment with wonderful outside areas which allows children to experiment, explore, enjoy, and ultimately shine! Yate nursery boasts four brand new purpose built nursery rooms fitted out and equipped with all the best resources and furniture, to provide inspiring childcare and education, where every child shines.

Our Nursery Manager, Zoe Seymour has worked in childcare for 17 years and joined Happy Days at the start of January 2024. She said ‘We have free flow curriculum indoor and outdoor for our older children. We take children from 3 months to 5 years of age and would love you to come and meet us!’

After officially opening on January 29th, Yate is actively recruiting for Early Years Practitioners, Nursery Room Leaders and Senior Room Leaders. For anyone interested in joining the Happy Days team, please contact us via: recruitment@happydaysnurseries.com.

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

1 mins
Jan 30, 2024

Happy Days Nursery, Exeter, are excited to be celebrating their ten year anniversary on 23 February 2024. Located on the Peninsula Pary Business Estate, they first opened their doors in 2014 and have been delivering exceptional care and education to the local community and employees of the business park ever since.

To commemorate this magical milestone the nursery are celebrating with a Birthday Tea Party with the children and families on 23 February but are saving their big birthday party for their open day on Saturday 2 March, where they will be opening their doors for the whole community.

To help them celebrate, Happy Days Nursery, Exeter, would love to see as many children, parents and colleagues, past and present, as possible at the open day to share their memories. We’d love to hear and share your thoughts between now and the open day, so please get in touch by emailing marketing@happydaysnurseries.com

We will be sharing our reflections of the past 10 years across social media and the website so keep an eye out for these! 

If you would like more information contact Sophie, Nursery Manager, on 01392 369 741 or email exeter@happydaysnurseries.com

To book a visit of the nursery, click here: https://happydaysnurseries.com/our-nurseries/exeter/

Happy Days Nursery Salisbury Celebrates 1st Birthday!

1 mins
Jan 25, 2024

Happy Days Nursery and Pre-School, Longhedge is celebrating a significant milestone as it commemorates its first year of operation. The occasion was marked with a cheerful event attended by The Right Worshipful the Mayor of the City of Salisbury, Councillor Atiqul Hoque, existing parents, new parents, representatives from the Local Authority and Uplands building contractors, creating an atmosphere of celebration and community spirit.

The event had a theme of celebrating the growth of the nursery, which had completed its first year of operation. Guests were invited to tour the nursery, and Mayor Atiqul Hoque was among them. The mayor praised the nursery team for their dedication and hard work in providing a nurturing environment for the children.

Existing parents, some of whom have been with the nursery since it opened in January 2023, shared their positive experiences. One parent, expressed, “Happy Days Nursery has truly become a second home for our child. The caring staff and engaging curriculum activities have made a significant impact on our child’s development.”

New parents, eager to be a part of the Happy Days family, were welcomed to the event too. They had the opportunity to tour the purpose-built nursery, meet the practitioners, and learn more about the nursery’s mission, vision, and approach to early childhood education.

The event concluded with a heartfelt thank you from the nursery’s manager, Julia Gale, who expressed gratitude for the support received from both the Salisbury community and local authority. Julia said, “We are thrilled to have completed our first year, and we look forward to many more years of fostering a love for learning and providing a safe and nurturing environment for the children of Salisbury.”

The birthday celebration of Happy Days Nursery was not only a significant achievement for the nursery but also a proof of the strong sense of community that has developed among parents, early years practitioners, and Local Authority. As Happy Days Nursery enters its second year at Longhedge, the team looks forward to pursuing its mission of nurturing every child to become a lifelong learner and to enable their future success.