Happy Days Nursery - Derriford

Unit 3a, Derriford Business Park, Derriford, Plymouth PL6 5QZ

Happy Days Nursery - Derriford, Plymouth, Devon
Happy Days Nursery - Derriford, Plymouth, Devon
Happy Days Nursery - Derriford, Plymouth, Devon

Happy Days at Derriford has both indoor and outdoor spaces for children to play and grow during their time at nursery.

Staff support children to embrace outdoor play and have as many new experiences as they can in a safe and secure environment.

The nursery provides equipment and furniture that supports children’s physical development over muscle control and co-ordination.

Two nursery chefs provide fresh meals for children every day, but children can also be involved in learning about food preparation and taught how to be independent at meal times.

Group: Happy Days South West Ltd

Person in charge: Vicki Crumpler (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Plymouth City Council

Number of Staff: 50

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

Total Places for Children: 146

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0700-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & 1 week at Christmas

Vacancies

Please Contact Us for Latest Vacancies

Reviews

8.8 Happy Days Nursery - Derriford has a Review Score of 8.8 (8.804)

The Review Score of 8.8 (maximum of 10) for Happy Days Nursery - Derriford is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.5 out of 5 from 38 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Happy Days Nursery - Derriford in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.3 out of 5 from 8 positive Reviews in the last 12 months.

  • 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 4.53 for Happy Days Nursery - Derriford is calculated as follows: ( (276 Excellents x 5) + (148 Goods x 4) + (27 Satisfactorys x 3) + (4 Poors x 2) ) ÷ 455 Ratings = 4.53

  • 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 4.274 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Happy Days Nursery - Derriford is based on 8 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 29.2 positive Reviews (146 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 8 Reviews ÷ 29.2 Target = 0.274

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


Average Ratings

  • Excellent
    23
  • Good
    14
  • Satisfactory
    1
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

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

  • Extremely LIKELY
    31
  • Likely
    7
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Happy Days Nursery - Derriford

  • Mother of Child
    33
  • Father of Child
    5

I think that Happy Days provide all round excellent facilities and care for my child.
She truly flourishes during her day at nursery.
She enjoys all of the activities provided and all of the staff are friendly and attentive.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Lovely nursery, well positioned and flexible days/hours to accommodate local hospital staff. Obviously caring to my boy as he will chat on and on about them. They have always been receptive when I have feedback as well. Will be sad to go off to school next year.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.1 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

The staff are always friendly and acknowledge the children by their name every time they are dropped off.
They do seasonal fayres which are always full of activities and the staff are encouraging and enthusiastic with the children.
I always feel welcome by the staff.
Lots of materials for the children in the nursery and a selection to take home, with regular catch ups to see how your children are getting on.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Well organised nursery with friendly staff, decent food and good play and learn facilities. Staff do respond to the individual needs of a child. They promote the development of the child at his or her natural pace. They also appreciate various cultural backgrounds and nationalities the children may come from.

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

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

A nice nursery. The carers are wonderful. Both kids attended from the age of 8 months until they were ready for school. Carers were always interested in welfare.

The negative was the poor invoicing system. Isn't it simple to have to pay per month for sessions used? But the admin works on the idea that you divided in 50 weeks and invoicing is done on the basis of this. Multiple times we were overcharged. We would not have known if we didn't calculate the hours.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Satisfactory

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

The staff are very friendly and appear to genuinely care about the children they look after. My son is very settled and happy there and really enjoys the garden and the range of activities there.
The communication between the staff and management and parents is good and I receive regular newsletters and emails.
The only negative comment I can think of is that staff seem to change very regularly for some reason so we need to get used to new faces, although my child's key worker has always been consistent which is important.

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

Average Rating: 

 3.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Satisfactory

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Satisfactory

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Satisfactory

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Brilliant nursery- the most important thing is the flexibility they can always accommodate extra sessions. The staff are brilliant and committed and friendly.

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

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Our son has attended Happy Days for nearly 3 years and has enjoyed every second of it. From the location and ease of access to the rooms where the children spend most of their time, to the resources available to the children, the whole set up is just amazing. The on-site catering is fantastic and the choice and balance of meals the children receive is the best any parent could wish for. The books, toys, outside play area, including the forest gives every child all the stimulation they could ask for. The biggest asset this nursery has is its staff, they are truly amazing in so many ways. They are very knowledgeable, trustworthy, professional and above all else have every child's welfare at heart. We could not have wished for any better support in so many ways. You name your worry or concern and their help and support is so genuine: from potty training to preparing for school. Most impressive is how they remember all the children's names! A truly brilliant nursery.

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

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Happy with my daughter attending the nursery. Would be happy with extended hours until 6.30 p.m. Sometimes feels as there is too many children on a day and big gap between them 2 to 5 years. Otherwise happy and think she has a good time.

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

Average Rating: 

 3.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Good

Activities: Satisfactory

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Satisfactory

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Happy Days have very friendly and approachable staff who make you feel happy and safe leaving your little ones with. They always listen to day to day updates on our little boy and do the best for him. They've been extremely flexible around work and change of hours and we really appreciate that. I was so pleased at how well my child's key worker knows him and how similar her observations are to ours. Thank you also much.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Good nursery with outstanding value for the services provided. Extremely helpful staff with the utmost patience and skill. Helpful feedback on a daily basis enabled us to not only optimise my daughters learning but also ensure she has a well balanced diet for the day as we know what was given in the nursery and can calculate what she might enjoy for the rest of the day.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.1 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

We have been very happy with the care provided and my daughter loves attending Happy Days. She has made good friends and is always happy to be there while we work. I would like there to be "preschool" room though where children in the year prior to starting school could do different activities.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.1 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Satisfactory

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Happy days at Derriford is a wonderful nursery. my daughter who is nearly 3 has been at the nursery since she was 9 months old and for the first 18 months she cried every time we left her but the staff made this process much easier. They are caring and friendly and really understand the needs of the children and I feel so reassured to leave my daughter in their care. The facilities (indoor and outdoor) are brilliant and the activities they do are different every week which allows my daughter to develop different skills. The food is always different and every day my daughter eats 100% of their home cooked meals.
I cannot recommend happy days highly enough and feel very lucky that I am able to leave my daughter in the care of such amazing people where the children are the focus of attention.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

The nursery took on my son with short notice and have been helpful, flexible and professional when dealing with my enquiring and requests. My son is happy in his new setting which appears to be well managed by qualified staff and he has made friends well. I never have concerns about leaving him as I believe he is in trustworthy hands. I'm very happy with the nursery setting and would recommend it.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My daughter has blossomed at happy days, I couldn't ask for anywhere better to leave my child for the first time they helped her adjust and me and she is now a confident girl ready to start school, so thank you happy days derriford!

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Work closely with parents to get the most out of children's potential. My daughter thoroughly enjoyed it and would consider again if we were working back at Derriford.
Thank you very much and particularly to my daughters key worker - fabulous.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Since my daughter has been attending Happy Days, her development has come on leaps and bounds. The carers are so attentive and give my daughter room to enhance her skills through play! She always eats so well at nursery, so much so that we have a challenge to keep up with the variety on the menu! Would highly recommend.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Since my son started going to happy days nursery 9 months ago I have seen a rapid progression in is development considering he only goes once a week.
He is exceeding above his age bracket and I have the fantastic staff to thank for it.
All the staff members are polite and go out of their way to help you and they all work well together and with the children.
My son absolutely loves going to nursery and constantly talks about his time there and how much he is looking forward to going back.
I really couldn't recommend this nursery enough.

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

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My daughter loves coming to Happy days nursery. She has settled in well since she started in April. She always informs me of her day and how much fun she has had playing with her friends. Lovely relaxed atmosphere, makes a happy child and mummy.

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

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Fantastic nursery, varied activities and great for socialising your child. Learning is made fun, and children are always happy and smiling when you drop off/collect them. The individual learning gardens are great ways to see how much your child has progressed while at the nursery. I also like the fact the children can go outside and play, even if the weather is a bit overcast. Staff are always friendly and available to give you updates on how your child is doing. Highly recommend this nursery.

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

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

We have used this nursery since my son was 10 months old, he is now 3 and we are moving him to a nearby preschool as I am going to be on maternity leave and do not plan to return to work.
We have been very pleased with the level of care that he has received since he started. The staff have all been very caring and friendly, he seems to enjoy his time here, he attends 2 half days a week.
The only downfalls are the high turnover of staff and although I appreciate he is only there for two half days a week, he doesn't seem to make anything for special events, he did not make a card for family at Christmas despite staff saying that he had made things.
Overall I am pleased with the nursery and our only reason for moving him is that I have given up work and we wanted a nursery closer to home .

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

Average Rating: 

 4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

My son has attended Happy days for 3 years. The staff are a pleasure to deal with and always happy to help.
My son looks forward to his mornings and always comes out smiling. He speaks highly of his friends, teachers and all the wonderful things he has done.
Happy days have helped him turn into a lovely polite little boy who is full of life and they will be sadly missed when he goes to primary school.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Satisfactory

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

I have used the nursery for 7 years for all 3 of my children. They have all loved the experience and my two eldest children were very well prepped for school. The staff are very caring and friendly. Will be sad to leave the nursery in 2 years time!

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

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

We are very happy with the service Happy Days provide. Our son enjoys going to nursery and enjoys telling us about his day.
We have recommended Happy Days Nursery to friends and will be starting our daughter there in September.

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

Average Rating: 

 4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

My daughter joined in April and was struggling to be left without tears , but two months in the staff at Happy Days Derriford have helped her to settle in and now I have a stress free drop off and pick up . Makes for a happy mum going to work knowing my little girl enjoys her day at nursery.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Don't Know

Such a wonderful nursery, all staff are extremely friendly. The nursery caters for children's individual needs and is well equipped. My daughter looks forward to coming to the nursery. Staff are very knowledgeable of each child and give good feedback at the end of each session. The food provided is excellent, fresh, healthy and very varied. I wouldn't want to send my children anywhere else!

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

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

I am happy with the nursery. Both my children have attended Happy Days and seemed to enjoy being at the daycare. The key person for both my children was same and very good at her job.
Only one slight complaint I have always struggled to understand their billing/ invoicing system. The nursery charges monthly fee which is calculated by dividing the annual fees by number of weeks. So essentially a child who leaves nursery midway through the year might end up paying more per month than he/ she would have actually attended! I have previously tried to get clarification on this issue but received generic replies which were unsatisfactory!
A better way would be billing for exact number of days attended (including extra days) per month and generating a monthly invoice based on this.

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

Average Rating: 

 2.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Poor

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Poor

Care: Satisfactory

Activities: Satisfactory

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Poor

Management: Poor

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Safeguarding: Satisfactory

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Such a warm and welcoming nursery. All the staff are lovely and are always happy to help and support you. My children have settled in so well and absolutely love going. Communication between the parents and staff is brilliant and I feel this is vital to have.

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

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Very happy with the way in which the nursery operates and will be sending child No 2 when at the correct age. My son enjoys going and has never indicated he was worried etc and when he comes home he does speak about what he has done that day and enjoys showing us what he has made.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Both of my children from babies have been looked after by the wonderful staff at Happy Days nursery at Derriford since December 2009 which will sadly end in September 2016 when my littlest one eventually starts school. I have never had to complain about anything especially the care they have provided for my children which has been second to none. Both of my children enjoyed their time with Happy Days and have been extremely happy throughout. The nursery have always been extremely accommodating to any needs or concerns I have had (including when I've needed extra days' care on an ad hoc basis). My youngest doesn't want to leave and my eldest likes coming back when he picks his sister up. So to summarise I've had nothing but excellent service from day one and would definitely recommend Happy Days to anybody who needs childcare for their children from babies to school age. Thank you from the bottom of my heart to all the staff who have cared for and looked after my children.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Both of my children have attended Happy Days Derriford from when I finished my maternity leave right through to starting school, one still attends. The team at Happy Days manage to combine a professional approach alongside a caring nature. Exactly what I needed as a working mum!

I felt comfortable knowing my children were being cared for by a competent team of professionals, who enabled happy and fun play whilst fulfilling their educational needs also.

Happy Days were effective at ensuring I was updated with nursery news without overloading an already busy parent.

Both of my children will and have transitioned easily into school life - something I credit Happy Days with having a hand in.

Croissants for parents in the mornings was also a winner - thank you :-)

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

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

I have had 2 children attend this nursery, one is now at school and the other is due to start Sept 17. The school start programme was brilliant and helped prepare my daughter for school and I have no doubts it will do the same for my son. The only thing I find disappointing is that military discount isn't offered when there is a high proportion of military children attending the nursery yet NHS discount is available. However military discount is offered at the Bristol nursery, lacking in continuity!

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

Average Rating: 

 4.1 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

My child settled in quickly and has established good relationships with friends and staff. She enjoys the outdoor play areas and that there is an open door policy for playing outdoors. All staff are very friendly and helpful at Happy Days.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

I have two children at the nursery and they absolutely love going. All the children are friendly and always give a warm welcome to other children and parents entering their room. Staff are very friendly, cheerful and very helpful and are very flexible with every child's needs.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.2 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Such a lovely bunch of people that work here. I feel very comfortable leaving my baby here when I go to work. My daughter loves going to nursery it's a really nice atmosphere and she always comes home very tired from all the activities!

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

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Our daughter attends 1 day a week but she loves the interaction with other children and the staff are very friendly and professional. Our daughter's key worker tailors activities to her needs, which helps to develop her skills, and were told how we can help with additional activities at home. I'd 100% recommend Happy Days Nursery at Derriford as our daughter is always happy there and we can see how much she's developed since attending.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My daughter has been attending the nursery for 3 years and my son previously did for 3 years before this. We have been happy with our choice of nursery for our children and would recommend to others. The staff are all very friendly and always cater for children's individual needs. They offer a wide range of daily activities and we love receiving her artwork to bring home. The 4 week food menu is very good with them offering a second choice should your child not eat the first choice. The only thing I wish the nursery did as other nurseries have started is to offer flexibility for sessions on occasions when you have to work different days or have circumstances out of your control.

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

Average Rating: 

 4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Fantastic nursery. Staff are brilliant. Facilities are great. It's a very clean, warm welcoming, fun nursery, with lots of great things to play with and help educate, both indoors and outside. My daughter loves it and so do I and my wife. My son will be starting soon too. I wouldn't go anywhere else. A*

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

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

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