Happitots Day Nursery, Sale, Greater Manchester
Happitots Day Nursery, Sale, Greater Manchester
Happitots Day Nursery, Sale, Greater Manchester

Happitots Day Nursery in Sale was established in 1990 to provide a homely, safe and caring environment for babies and children aged up to five-years-old.

The nursery is designed to suit children's differing ages and needs and has a large, secure garden and playground for outside activities.

The nursery offers a fun environment in which creativity, originality and expressiveness are valued. Children are given the freedom to develop and explore materials, feelings, thoughts and ideas in a happy, safe setting.

To widen children's experiences, the nursery organises a variety of events. Past events have included a visit from the fire brigade, with children having fun in the fire engine and even getting the chance to use the fire hose.

The nursery encourages children to question and understand how things work and staff are happy to let children explore, observe and discuss elements in the real world.

Person in charge: Sara Snow (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council

Number of Staff: 16

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

Total Places for Children: 59

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & 1 week at Christmas

Vacancies

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Reviews

9.7 Happitots Day Nursery has a Review Score of 9.7 (9.692)

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

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.8 out of 5 from 14 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Happitots Day Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.8 out of 5 from 10 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 4.845 for Happitots Day Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (143 Excellents x 5) + (24 Goods x 4) + (1 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 168 Ratings = 4.845

  • 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 4.847 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Happitots Day Nursery is based on 10 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 11.8 positive Reviews (59 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 10 Reviews ÷ 11.8 Target = 0.847

  • 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
    13
  • Good
    1
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Happitots Day Nursery?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    14
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Happitots Day Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    12
  • Father of Child
    2

Happitots is a lovely nursery set in a lovely Victorian House. There is a lovely age range of staff and a nice mix of experience. There are some fantastic long-serving members of staff who are a credit to the nursery. The children enjoy a great daily routine with a good mix of activities and some days out. The food menu is fantastic and the outdoor space is great.

How likely would you be to recommend Happitots Day Nursery? 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

As a new family in the UK, our concern was whether my child could adopt to the new environment as they didn't understand what the others were saying (my child could only communicate in their native language). The nursery place kindly took extra care (it might have been just their good standard for individuals) of my child, they understood the situation and background of my child and tried to understand what my child wanted even though my child couldn't communicate well. The nursery motivated/encouraged my child and lots of others, hence my child has overcome the difficulty they had since the very beginning. Now my child is enjoying their days at a primary school, thanks to the nursery place which helped my child socialise. We all appreciate what the nursery place did for my child and I believe this was the best choice for my child.

How likely would you be to recommend Happitots Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Excellent staff who really love the children. My son wants to go to the nursery every day. He loves being there.

How likely would you be to recommend Happitots Day Nursery? 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 has been going to Happitots since she was 6 months old. We had a really good feel about Happitots when we looked around, all the staff are very friendly and the children were happy too. We also liked the fact that many of the staff have been there for a very long time which is a good indicator that you have happy staff and hence happy children. They are accommodating when it comes to changes in your child's development and behaviour and are prepared to make changes.
Although we have not used the early start to its full potential (I think because we have been used to the 8 am start) I am sure this will help prospective parents make a decision about attending Happitots as I this has put people off in the past.
All in all, we are very happy with Happitots and will be sad to leave in September.

How likely would you be to recommend Happitots Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

We decided on Happitots following a drop-in visit where we instantly felt the nursery was for us, it was very clean and well organised. We very much liked the smaller rooms for each age group rather than a large number of children in one large area. We also like the balance of young and more mature members of staff.
Both our son and daughter attended Happitots and they both loved it.
The children are extremely well cared for by staff who are genuinely interested in them, enthusiastic and highly skilled. There is a happy atmosphere with lots going on yet still time for manners, routine and affection.
At the pre-school stage in our children's lives we wanted a place where the children are safe, cared for, well fed (home cooking) comfortable and looked after as we would do at home, this is what Happitots gave us.
It is an excellent nursery with excellent staff. We have recommended it to friends.
Both ourselves and our children have lots of happy memories and friends made at Happitots.

How likely would you be to recommend Happitots Day Nursery? 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

Small friendly nursery with a low turnover of staff which means the team really get to know your child well as they progress through the nursery.
My son has had some dietary needs and allergies and the nursery has been great in managing his allergy and accommodating his diet.
Overall, very pleased with the nursery, they have really supported and encouraged his development as well as reassuring me.

How likely would you be to recommend Happitots Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Happitots is an amazing nursery and we were very pleased with all of the staff who work there. My daughter spent almost 2 years there where she made lots of friends and enjoyed every minute. The communication between nursery and parents is fantastic and we received monthly newsletters explaining what the nursery was focusing on each month. I would recommend Happitots to all of my friends and family

How likely would you be to recommend Happitots Day Nursery? 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

Took great care of our 2 children from 12 months (probably 3/4 days a week) right through until school. We toured other nurseries in the area, some with bigger rooms, more outside space, cheaper rates etc. Happitots was staffed by a fairly consistent and experienced group and believe that helped maintain the overall standard of service. Importantly the children see the same staff, enabling them to build stronger and more secure relationships, which was reflected in the great care they received - This was our main reason for choosing the nursery, having heard this from other parents. The nursery find a great balance in maintaining order, occupying the children and keeping it fun! Always looking to improve things, new activities and the nursery itself is well maintained. In addition, we felt comfortable in their approach to learning and development in getting the children school ready. The children still talk about fondly about nursery and that is probably all we could ask for

How likely would you be to recommend Happitots Day Nursery? 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: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Absolutely fantastic nursery! Couldn't be more comfortable leaving my daughter anywhere else whilst I go to work. All the staff that look after my daughter on the days she goes in are brilliant and couldn't do more than enough. They are a credit to Happitots and have made me feel very welcome as well as my little girl. She enjoys going in and they do great different creative activities with her every day!

How likely would you be to recommend Happitots Day Nursery? 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

Happitots is a beautiful setting for children. The staff are all great and work so hard with the children and have great relations with the parents. Our son loves going here and asks to go each day.
They offer a huge variety of activities and link brilliantly with calendar events. The outside space for play is great for the children and offers loads to explore.
The food is great and full of variety for all ages.
We would recommend this nursery to anyone looking for a loving and fun environment for their child to go to.

How likely would you be to recommend Happitots Day Nursery? 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 are very happy with Happitots and the progress our son has made. The staff are all very caring and professional and he enjoys his time here making friends and having fun. I think it would be nice for my son to be taken outside of nursery for some activities but that may be when he is older.

How likely would you be to recommend Happitots Day Nursery? 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: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Sent all my 3 children to Happitots and they all had wonderful experiences!
Staff team are so welcoming, kind and caring and interacted so wonderfully with them all - even the older children once they left for big school were always made a fuss of.
Activities offered were fab!! Definitely things I would not have wanted to do at home on my beige carpet!!
Would definitely recommend!

How likely would you be to recommend Happitots Day Nursery? 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 with professional and caring staff who genuinely take an interest in a child's development and well being. My child is very happy here, she is well stimulated with properly designed activities and plenty of outdoor play. I would not hesitate to recommend Happitots to anyone.

How likely would you be to recommend Happitots Day Nursery? 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: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

Our son attends three days a week, he loves it, so very happy and at twelve months is developing so well with the staff support and cuddles as well as their structured learning plans. His two key workers are fantastic. As an organisation they are very accommodating to your needs, the children's environment is great and the activities are a joy to read on the daily feedback sheets given. His learning is well managed however the fun element is always seen from room to room, it's name is perfect for my son,as he is a happitot!

How likely would you be to recommend Happitots Day Nursery? 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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