Happy Days Nursery, Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Happy Days Nursery, Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Happy Days Nursery, Wakefield, West Yorkshire

Happy Days Nursery opened in 1997 and is a family-run nursery and is located just a short five-minute walk from the nearby bus station. The nursery is ideally located for commuters and very close to several schools, this enables the nursery to offer wrap-round care for busy parents.

The nursery provides children with a happy and caring environment where parent partnership is of high importance, allowing parents to have a voice in the nursery and to build professional relationships with the staff team.

Staff work together to encourage a calm working atmosphere where safeguarding is considered to be of the highest priority. Children and staff are encouraging to be honest and share and respect each others individuality.

The nursery aims to provide a high standard of care for all children attending the setting.

Owner: Soheir Ishak

Person in charge: Amy Rayner (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: City of Wakefield Metropolitan District Council

Number of Staff: 15

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

Total Places for Children: 64

Age Range: from 0 years 0 months to 11 years 11 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0710-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays

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Reviews

4.7 Happy Days Nursery has a Review Score of 4.7 (4.700)

The Review Score of 4.7 (maximum of 10) for Happy Days Nursery 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 5 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Happy Days Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 0 out of 5 from 0 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 4.7 for Happy Days Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (46 Excellents x 5) + (10 Goods x 4) + (4 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 60 Ratings = 4.7

  • b) 5 Points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 12 months. 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.

    The 0 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Happy Days Nursery is based on 0 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 0 = 0

    2. Target of 12.8 positive Reviews (64 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 0 Reviews ÷ 12.8 Target = 0

  • 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
    4
  • Good
    1
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Happy Days Nursery?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    3
  • Likely
    2
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Happy Days Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    5

Both my children attended the nursery and are now in the holiday club that services their school. I have always been really impressed with the commitment of the staff who continuously provide second to none care for both my children and other children who attend the setting. The facilities are more than adequate and the outside play area is amazing. The children have so much space and outdoor equipment to help them grow, learn and develop. My children have attended from being babies and the transitional process used has prepared them well for school. They still love going to the holiday club and will often ask when they are going to see their friends and the staff. The exceptional service provided for both drop off and pick up from school allows me to have peace of mind when I am at work and unable to do it myself. This is certainly a nursery that offers great value for money, which for me comes second to knowing that my children are in a safe, fun and caring environment.

How likely would you be to recommend Happy Days 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

Both my children have been attending Happy Days since they were one, they're now 6 and 8 years old, and they love it. They have progressed through all the stages and are now in the after school club. I have never had any cause for concern at the nursery and my children have never said that they don't want to go. They have made great friends with other children that attend and with the staff. The staff are lovely and caring.
The facilities available at the nursery are excellent and provide a great learning environment for all ages; the outside area is wonderful and HUGE and has an all weather section! Children spend a lot of time outdoors in all weather. Food is freshly prepared every day and provides a varied range of different foods for the children to try, they also have tasting sessions for the less common foods.
My children have always been encouraged in their development and have always felt included in all activities. I would not hesitate in recommending Happy Days to anyone.

How likely would you be to recommend Happy Days 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

They take care of my child well. She is happy and glad when we pick her up.

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

Average Rating: 

 3.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

I couldn't recommend this nursery enough. My eldest daughter has been attending for almost 3 years and has always loved it. She gets excited when we arrive in the car park and talks positively about all the staff long after I have picked her up. She really enjoys all the activities and the outside play area/garden is much bigger than any other nursery in Wakefield that I have seen. The staff are attentive, which I know because my daughter refers to staff giving her cuddles when she falls over or if she is tired. I am aware new staff have joined recently but this has not phased my daughter as she refers to each of them by name and is comfortable playing with them. In the 2/3years my daughter has attended she has never said she didn't want to go to nursery or cried when I told her that she is going. I also think the nursery is very good value for money and is cheaper than local nurseries around.

How likely would you be to recommend Happy Days 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 child loves this nursery and has been going for a few years, for me, however, they don't seem to be able to keep staff very long (they had a large amount leave at once after management changed). Since there appears to be a new staff member every month making it difficult to keep track and to be able to build up some trust. I would like to point out that the team who have stuck around are amazing I can tell they really care about my child's needs and education.

The nursery itself is in a fantastic place being about 5 minutes from the town centre it is far cheaper than the nurseries around it (by a landslide). The outside area is huge and they have separate play areas for the different ages but do encourage everyone to play together, inside its clean and well decorated.

One of the biggest downsides is the only entrance into the grounds means you have to walk through the small carpark which does get very busy during peak times.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Satisfactory

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Charlotte Hall, Manager at Happy Days Nursery responded to this review on 15 Aug 2016:

Staff training and development is a large part of the ethos of Happy Days, this, therefore, means that unfortunately staff outgrow the setting. Recently a member of our team has left to become a teacher and another has moved out of child care completely, opting for a career change. Over the last 7months we have had 4 new members join our team, we do however appreciate that this may seem a lot to parents. Staff training and retention will always remain a high priority for all at Happy Days.

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