Happy Days Nursery - Bodmin

Berrycoombe CP School, Berrycoombe Vale, Bodmin PL31 2PH

Happy Days Nursery - Bodmin - combines exciting and innovative indoor and outdoor learning environments in order to see children develop in a healthy and positive manner throughout their pre-school years.

Staff are experienced in responding to individual needs, keeping parents up with progress and understanding that children learn and develop in stages. An on-site cook provides nutritious meals and caters for any special diets.

Group: Happy Days South West Ltd

Person in charge: Freya Stephens (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Cornwall Council

Number of Staff: 20

Service Offered: Day Nursery (Privately Owned), Open all year, Full Day Care, Sessional Day Care

Total Places for Children: 66

Age Range: from 0 years 3 months to 5 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas

Directions:

The nursery is situated in the grounds of Berrycoombe CP School.

Overview

The Review Score of 9.7 (maximum of 10) for Happy Days Nursery - Bodmin is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.7 out of 5 from 17 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Happy Days Nursery - Bodmin in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 15 positive Reviews in the last 12 months.

Detailed Breakdown

  • a) 5 Points are available for the Average Rating of all Reviews over all time. For each review the Day Nursery / service is rated Excellent, Good, Satisfactory, Poor or Very Poor on a number of areas eg Staff, Management etc. The Day Nursery receives points for each rating as follows: Excellent = 5. Good = 4. Satisfactory = 3. Poor = 2. Very Poor = 1. These points are added up and then divided by the total number of completed ratings to generate the average rating.

    The Average Rating of 4.746 for Happy Days Nursery - Bodmin is calculated as follows: ( (152 Excellents x 5) + (47 Goods x 4) + (2 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 201 Ratings = 4.746

  • b) 5 Points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 12 months. If there are no Positive Reviews in the last 12 months, then 2.5 points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 2 years. A Positive Review is defined as any Review with 'Extremely Likely' or 'Likely' in answer to the question 'How likely are you to recommend this Day Nursery to friends and family?'

    The 5 points available are broken down as follows:

    1. 4 points are available for the first 5 Positive Reviews, 3 points for the first Positive Review and then 0.25 Points for each of the next 4 Positive Reviews.

    2. 1 point is available for reaching a target number of Positive Reviews based on 20% of the number of registered maximum number of service users. If the target is partially reached then that proportion of 1 point is given. eg a Day Nursery with 50 registered maximum number of service users has a target of 10 Positive Reviews, if it has 10 or more Positive Reviews it will receive 1 point, if it has 7 reviews will receive 0.7 points.

    3. If there are no Positive Reviews in the last 12 months, then 2.5 points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 2 years. The calculation is the same as above, except the points are divided by 2.

    The 5 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Happy Days Nursery - Bodmin is based on 15 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 4

    2. Target of 13.2 positive Reviews (66 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 15 Reviews ÷ 13.2 Target Reached = 1

  • When a Review is submitted by someone who has previously submitted a Review, only the latest Review will count towards the Review Score.

9.7 Happy Days Nursery - Bodmin has a Review Score of 9.7 (9.746)

Average Ratings

  • Excellent
    15
  • Good
    2
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Happy Days Nursery - Bodmin?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    16
  • Likely
    1
  • Don't know
    0
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    0
  • Unlikely
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  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Happy Days Nursery - Bodmin

  • Mother of Child
    12
  • Father of Child
    3
  • Aunt of Child
    1
  • Guardian of Child
    1

Since attending the nursery my daughter has thrived, learning lots of new things and trying all sorts of different activities, even yoga! The staff are always very friendly and helpful. They have been a great help in maintaining continuity with my daughter's potty training. She raves about it and loves attending her sessions.

How likely would you be to recommend Happy Days Nursery - Bodmin? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.5 out of 5

Excellent care for my children. I really feel that they are in caring and safe hands. The staff are lovely and work with the children to help them settle. My kids took time to settle and they were so patient with them and knew just how to welcome them and make them feel comfortable. Their communication skills have come on leaps and bounds and their energy and confidence have really grown. An absolutely great place for learning, social interaction and fun!

How likely would you be to recommend Happy Days Nursery - Bodmin? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

The best nursery we have found. My daughter was terrified of going and being left at nursery after bad experiences with the previous nursery. She took about a week to realise that she could trust and be happy with the staff and loved being in the same room learning with her cousin.

I would 100% recommend this nursery. Can't fault them.

The staff are lovely and helpful and really care about the kids they are caring for.

How likely would you be to recommend Happy Days Nursery - Bodmin? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Staff are always approachable, they are consistent in their manner towards myself, my child and other children that I see them interact with. They work professionally, whilst also maintaining a very ‘human’ approach.

It is a relatively small nursery so I always find this team's resourcefulness impressive in finding varied, fun and learning activities for the children.

How likely would you be to recommend Happy Days Nursery - Bodmin? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.5 out of 5

Happy Days is very good child care that our son loves going to.
The staff and organisation, communication are excellent and there is a sense of community and belonging. There are varied activities and a lot of outdoor.

Staff understand the needs and development of children well. Many varied activities and fun learning. Everything runs very smoothly. We are very happy.

One or two things that would be good would be:

To have more photos seeing what the children do, or on the Facebook page designated for Bodmin or a blog.

Or an individual book with some of their work and photos of the students so that parents know weekly or fortnightly what the children do - with photos, or on a Facebook page where parents can comment/suggest ideas.

The team is fabulous.

How likely would you be to recommend Happy Days Nursery - Bodmin? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.5 out of 5

Freya Stephens, Manager at Happy Days Nursery - Bodmin responded to this review on 19 Jan 2018:

Thank you for your review we will look into putting some of the things into place that you have suggested. Please remember to check our photo wall in reception as these photos are updated regularly.

Absolutely fantastic nursery! Staff are very friendly and professional, facilities and activities always impress me and my child loves going, which was hard for him at a previous nursery as he was quite clingy but he's come on leaps and bounds. Would fully recommend to anyone and will be sad to see him leave it when it's time to go to school!
Hands down the best in every aspect.

How likely would you be to recommend Happy Days Nursery - Bodmin? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

I send my little one to the Bodmin Happy Days, and I can say from the moment we walked in I was very impressed with the feel of the place. Even more so after speaking with the Manager regarding our situation and concerns of my little one's possible attachment disorder and issues around food and funny little ways. The way management and the team have handled us has to date been very positive and I personally have seen a massive growth in her self-esteem and positivity. I find the whole team friendly and daily feedback is given on request without any problem. When I raise anything I am listened to, and the team assist me with our journey of her skills on all levels including tasks at home we need to work on, they help me out, which I find outstanding.

How likely would you be to recommend Happy Days Nursery - Bodmin? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

I am really pleased with Happy Days Bodmin, the staff are always friendly. They have excellent indoor & outdoor space for the children. My son enjoys going to the nursery

How likely would you be to recommend Happy Days Nursery - Bodmin? Likely

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

My son loves going to nursery. He struggled with leaving me when he started and the staff at happy days were amazing could not be happier with the service they provide. Would highly recommend them.

How likely would you be to recommend Happy Days Nursery - Bodmin? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

The people and the place are fantastic. There's always that little bit of fear when choosing a nursery but from day one my wife and I know we couldn't have made a better choice. Nothing is too much trouble for the staff. The only problem is going to be persuading the little one that it's nearly time for big school.

How likely would you be to recommend Happy Days Nursery - Bodmin? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

The staff here are amazing. They gave me great confidence that my son was safe in their care.
My son has heart issues and they regularly check nothing on his care plan has changed.
The setting is brilliant each day, they have some new things out for the kids to explore.
I'm glad I sent my son here. He has loved it from day 1. In the last 3 months, my son's speech has become clearer and saying sentences more.
It's always clean, food choices are great too.

How likely would you be to recommend Happy Days Nursery - Bodmin? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Happy Days is a very friendly nursery providing a whole host of activities for the children to do. My daughter is quite "switched on" for her age, which has been noticed by the staff. So much so, that her teacher has researched activities for her needs so that she stays engaged and therefore doesn't get bored. My daughter likes the staff and loves going to nursery which is just what you want!

How likely would you be to recommend Happy Days Nursery - Bodmin? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My son loves attending Happy Days. He feels safe and cared for. He also has learnt so much during his time at Happy Days. All of the staff are so friendly, not only to my son but also to us as parents. Communication is essential to trusting staff and this is also shown by staff. My son has lots of health conditions, including one life-threatening condition. Staff have been amazing dealing with his health and always happy to talk.

How likely would you be to recommend Happy Days Nursery - Bodmin? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My son has been attending Happy Days Nursery Bodmin since the beginning of December 2016, he has settled extremely well and has created a good bond with all staff within the setting, he is happy to leave us when we drop him off of a morning and doesn't want to leave when we collect him later in the day. My son also has a dairy allergy which can make everyday life complicated but the staff take this very seriously and ensure he is always provided with an alternative if he cannot have what is on the menu that day (which is very reassuring) I would recommend Happy Days to anyone who is searching for childcare.

How likely would you be to recommend Happy Days Nursery - Bodmin? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

My daughter has been attending Happy Days since January of this year. She is currently there 3 days a week 1-6pm and thoroughly enjoys her time here. She has improved in her speech quite a bit too which is an added bonus. I will definitely be sending my next child here also! Staff are so kind and caring and do a fantastic job.

How likely would you be to recommend Happy Days Nursery - Bodmin? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.3 out of 5

Happy Days is a wonderful nursery for our son. He loves to play there and learn lots of interesting things.

The staff are all wonderful and very friendly.

How likely would you be to recommend Happy Days Nursery - Bodmin? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.3 out of 5

What a lovely and inviting team at Bodmin easy to talk to and really helpful. Lots of learning for my daughter too she took to it like a duck to water, loved it!! Fantastic facilities as the children are able to access the school field all year round, great experience for all ages.

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

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