Happy Tots Day Nursery

Arndene Park, Abbey Road, Barrow-in-Furness LA13 9JY

Happy Tots Day Nursery, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria
Happy Tots Day Nursery, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria
Happy Tots Day Nursery, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria

Happy Tots Day Nursery welcomes children from ten weeks through to eleven years of age and provides an environment where everyone feels welcome and valued in their own right.

Happy Tots nurture and care for each child to ensure that the transition from the familiarity of home into a nursery environment allows both parents and children to feel confident.

The children are cared for in a stimulating environment where each child can reach their full potential. The staff are enthusiastic, dedicated and highly qualified and this is what makes the nursery so special.

Happy Tots creates an environment in which children are actively encouraged to explore, learn, communicate and learn to play with one another.

There are extensive outdoor areas where the babies and children can explore and feel safe, but most of all have lots of fun.

At Happy Tots Day Nursery they have an open door policy to ensure there is effective communication at all times between the nursery and parents/carers. Parents can stay for a coffee and feel at home and relaxed. This is encouraged especially in those first few sessions when children are settling in.

Group: Brightstart Day Nursery Group Ltd

Person in charge: Helen Coward (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Cumbria County Council

Number of Staff: 38

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

Total Places for Children: 137

Age Range: from 0 years 2 months to 5 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0700-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas

Vacancies

Please Contact Us for Latest Vacancies

Reviews

9.7 Happy Tots Day Nursery has a Review Score of 9.7 (9.661)

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

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.9 out of 5 from 38 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Happy Tots Day Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.7 out of 5 from 20 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 4.931 for Happy Tots Day Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (419 Excellents x 5) + (31 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 450 Ratings = 4.931

  • 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 4.73 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Happy Tots Day Nursery is based on 20 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 27.4 positive Reviews (137 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 20 Reviews ÷ 27.4 Target = 0.730

  • 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
    37
  • Good
    1
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Happy Tots Day Nursery?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    38
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Happy Tots Day Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    29
  • Father of Child
    2
  • Grandmother of Child
    2
  • Aunt of Child
    1
  • Godfather of Child
    1
  • more

My son has been at Happy Tots since he was 1 year old and absolutely loves his time there. He gets so excited in the morning and all the staff know him very well so he is more than happy to go to them. He is turning into a very clever and dependent little boy since his time at Happy Tots. The staff are brilliant and do so many different activities with the children and my son is always bringing home different pieces of artwork. Such a lovely nursery and I would recommend it to everyone.

How likely would you be to recommend Happy Tots 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: Don't Know

My son has really enjoyed his time at Happy Tots. He has come on really well with his number and letter work.
He really enjoys playing in the garden and doing different activities like sensory and trips to Grange.
The only negative to his time there would be the amount of key workers he has had.
They have all been fantastic but there have been many.

How likely would you be to recommend Happy Tots 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

Our 5-month-old daughter loves her days in the nursery in ladybird 1. She always comes home full of smiles and very talkative. The staff are very friendly and welcoming. We would definitely recommend this nursery to others.

How likely would you be to recommend Happy Tots 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

As a parent, it is so hard to leave your child in the care of someone else whilst you work, but after getting to know a particular key worker in Ladybird 2, we feel so confident and happy knowing our daughter is in good hands. This key worker seems to control the team really well (credit to all of them in the room) and our daughter has come on a great amount since being in the care of this key worker and her team.
 
The app is updated all of the time, my daughter's language is improving tremendously and tonight when I picked her up, I watched from the door before walking in the room and without knowing I was there, it was lovely to see the children being interacted with as the key worker was holding different animals and fruits and asking the children to name them.
 
I feel really happy at the moment with my daughter's care when I'm not there and feel like it's important that praise is given. This key worker makes us feel so comfortable and welcome, and it's clear to see that she's very well suited to her role.

How likely would you be to recommend Happy Tots 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

Excellent nursery, brilliant facilities and grounds. Wonderful staff and management team.

How likely would you be to recommend Happy Tots 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 Happy Tots for 11 months now, I can't thank the staff enough for how well they look after her while my wife and I are at work. The staff are diligent in their work and I feel really relaxed and happy to send her here.
I love the parent zone app and finding out what my daughter has been up to each day. The staff are very thorough in telling me about her day each time I pick her up.

How likely would you be to recommend Happy Tots 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 son hasn't been at Happy Tots for long but already I can see how much he is enjoying it. One particular member of staff (in ladybird 1) I have noticed recently always looks at my son and speaks to him before me every morning he's at nursery. It may seem like a small thing but to me, I think it shows how much she cares :-)

How likely would you be to recommend Happy Tots 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 godson has moved from another nursery and has come on loads. He always comes home very excited with artwork that he has created. The outside area is fantastic, lots of resources.

How likely would you be to recommend Happy Tots 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

Picking the right nursery was really difficult for me as we had just moved to Barrow from the Wirral. Happy Tots was 3rd time lucky. I would not be happy to have my son anywhere else. My son absolutely loves coming to nursery every day, He and I have developed a good relationship with the girls that look after him but also the hardworking ladies in the office and the ladies that cook his dinner every day. I particular like the way the kitchen staff cater for my son's fussy appetite, he will usually be cooked something totally different to the other children to ensure that he has eaten something substantial, healthy and that he enjoys. They have the best outdoor play area for the children and plenty of grass to run off their steam. I personally can't fault the place. 5-star nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Happy Tots 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 son has been attending Happy Tots since August last year he has become such a confident and chatty little boy since starting.
He gets excited in the morning when he knows he is going to see his friends and teachers, he runs into nursery with a big smile on his face and when I come to pick him up he is excited to tell me what he has been up to during his day at nursery and who he has been playing with.
At home, we struggle to get him to eat full meals but at nursery when he's sat with his friends he will happily eat all of his meal and ask for more!
The outdoor space is amazing, my son absolutely loves it out there and when they're playing out when I come to pick up my son refuses to come home because he's having so much fun!
At the end of his session, I get a detailed handover of what he has been up to throughout his day at nursery from his key person.

How likely would you be to recommend Happy Tots 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 son has just started at Happy Tots Day Nursery fairly recently and has already blossomed from a shy, and clingy boy to a confident and happy little man. I was so concerned about him starting nursery as he had been with me 24/7 for the first 18 months but Happy Tots were fantastic at easing him in at his own pace and now he loves to go to "school" to have fun with all his friends. There is never a dull moment for him there and I'm regularly updated on all his activities and movements through my working day which massively helps with MY separation anxiety. The staff are great and really do care about the babies they look after, they have achieved routines (nap time) with my little one that I thought impossible. Couldn't be happier that I chose Happy Tots.

How likely would you be to recommend Happy Tots 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

After my grandchild attended holiday club I can not praise the nursery enough, what a fantastic time they had, off out on trips without any extra charge. The team were very welcoming and made our grandson feel at home.
We will definitely be coming back in the next school holidays.
Thank you

How likely would you be to recommend Happy Tots 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

I would highly recommend this outstanding nursery. The staff are very kind and nurturing whilst the setting has lots of facilities for the children to use on a daily basis. It is a wonderful place for children to explore and develop. When I bring my son to nursery he lights up, he absolutely loves it. The staff are always so welcoming with big smiles and an inviting attitude. He loves to play with all the toys and facilities such as the soft play area and the large outdoor play area. I wouldn't want to take him anywhere else he is just so content at Happy Tots! Extremely pleased with how well he has settled in and how much he enjoys being there!

How likely would you be to recommend Happy Tots 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 9 year old son went to the holiday club at whit week, he did a full day and a half day.
I think its value for money as he he went out on a trip and it was no extra fee, he loved it and can not wait to go again in he summer.

How likely would you be to recommend Happy Tots Day Nursery? 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

The staff are lovely and are always very helpful to anyone who comes into the nursery. There's always lots going on, different fun activities and events such as sports day this month. I always look forward to hearing what has been going on and what is coming up for the children to join in with.

How likely would you be to recommend Happy Tots Day Nursery? 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: Don't Know

It's such a hard choice where to send your child to nursery but after looking around Happy Tots, I knew this was the place. My daughter loves her nursery day and when we pull up in a morning she claps and gets so excited. She runs into her classroom without even a glance and this is a credit to the staff in Ladybird 2. She only attends one day a week, yet has come on so much. They are always doing something different with them and I love seeing what she has been up to on the nursery app. I cannot recommend this nursery enough.

How likely would you be to recommend Happy Tots 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 son has been coming to this nursery since he was around 1 year old. Since arriving he has come on leaps and bounds. I love how the nursery staff are so friendly and how they all greet Theo from the moment he arrives. I love how they involve parents too so we are all doing the same thing at home (I.e using a cup with no lid on at nursery, so we can start doing it at home)
I love the fact that I can see by using the app what he is doing at nursery and also all the different foods he is trying.

Brilliant nursery. No issues what so ever.

How likely would you be to recommend Happy Tots 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: Don't Know

My daughter has been going to happy tots for about a month now and she absolutely loves it. She gets so excited when we go through the door, she loves her key worker.
I think ParentZone is absolutely brilliant; the fact myself and my partner can log in throughout the day and see how my daughter is doing and what she has been up to is fantastic.
Amazing staff and an amazing day nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Happy Tots 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 little girl is very happy to attend this nursery. The staff in the baby room is always very happy and welcoming and I have complete confidence that she is being well looked after. All the staff are very friendly. Looking forward to seeing my little girl develop and learn new things as she attends this nursery.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My daughter has been at Happy tots since she was 10 months old and I could not recommended them enough. The care my daughter receives is outstanding. I always get a full handover of what she has done with her day and how she has been. I also love that I can go online throughout the day and see what she is doing through their parent zone.

I find all staff extremely friendly and helpful and that they each know my daughter and her routine well.

How likely would you be to recommend Happy Tots 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

Excellent nursery !!!! My daughter has been here since January (the first term after she turned two) and is so much more confident counting and is learning her abc's, she has made loads of new friends and is overall more confident and adores all of the staff there

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

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Don't Know

Fantastic Day Nursery!!!!!
My son has excelled since attending Happy Tots Day Nursery, and looks forward to spending time with both his peers and Nursery Staff alike.
His confidence has improved immensely, and the care and compassion shown by all staff has fully prepared him for his journey on into further education.
The stimulating environment and activities provided, cater for both educational and socialisation needs and children appear to thrive in this enriched atmosphere.
I want to thank Happy Tots Day Nursery for nurturing my child and for helping him to become the outgoing and bright little boy he is today.
Thank you xx

How likely would you be to recommend Happy Tots 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 son has been attending the nursery since he was 8 months old and the staff have always been brilliant with him encouraging him to grow in development on a personal and educational level. The nursery have a good varied menu and a huge outside space that is used at every opportunity. Staff have always been friendly and kept me up to date with his achievements and activities. Highly recommended by me and my son who loves going to nursery!

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

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My daughter has been coming to the nursery now for nearly 2 years and in that time she has blossomed into a bright and independent little girl. She has been supported throughout her learning by amazing staff who are aware that she can be a little more shy and sensitive than some of her peers and accommodate this. I can't fault anything about the nursery and when I can I help out with baking cakes to support the nursery and charities. It will be sad when she leaves this year but I'm hoping we will still be able to use the after school and holiday club. Thank you Happy Tots for all that you do.

How likely would you be to recommend Happy Tots 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

This is the best nursery in our area. I have tried 3 different nurseries before I found Happy Tots. None of them compare. Both of my children use Happy Tots my son uses their fantastic holiday club, taking them out on trips in the buses or for walks. Loads of crafts and things to do.
My one year old has been there since she was 8 months. The care she receives is top quality, all the staff are kind and friendly. They have push busses that they go for a walk in a little group, make pictures all the time for my wall at home.
I commute 15 minutes to take them to Happy Tots but it is totally worth it.

How likely would you be to recommend Happy Tots 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: Don't Know

Such a fantastic nursery. I couldn't recommend Happy Tots more highly. Staff are brilliant with a genuine interest in every child. My little boy has come on leaps and bounds both socially and academically and the support offered is superb.

How likely would you be to recommend Happy Tots 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 son attends the holiday club and always has a great time. He enjoys the quizzes, arts and crafts and the trips out to the beach, dock museum, candle factory and many more he also loves to play outside in the large open space provided.

He enjoys the homemade meals provided and the staff are always very welcoming and happy to help.

How likely would you be to recommend Happy Tots 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 Granddaughter has attended this nursery from being a baby, right through pre school and still attends after school and holidays now, she is now eight years old and still loves going at every opportunity. The staff are like another family to her and I have every confidence that she is now and always has been fantastically well looked after, she excels in most areas of school work and I personally think that a lot of this is due to the care and attention she has always recieved from all the staff at this nursery. My grandson has also started attending and I am hoping he will be as articulate and accademic due to attending this nursery.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My niece came to the out of school and holiday clubs and always had a great time.
She would enjoy all the art, crafts and sports and loved the trips out they went on throughout the school holidays.

Staff were brilliant, great fun and appeared to have just as much fun as the children. Very caring team.

How likely would you be to recommend Happy Tots 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

This is a fantastic nursery I couldn't recommend it any higher. My granddaughter has attended Happy Tots since she was very small and still attends out of school and holiday club. She is always happy to attend and especially enjoys the homemade meals and trips during the holiday club. The staff are always very helpful and seeing all the same faces each day really makes it feel like a second home.

How likely would you be to recommend Happy Tots 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 son has been attending Happy Tots since he was 5 months old and is now 4, when he first started he had a milk protein allergy and consuming any form of food/milk that had milk protein in it would make him extremely poorly, but this was managed to the highest standard by the staff, and the cooks catered his food towards his individual dietary needs and not once did they fail to do this.

I love the way the nursery's teaching style is very structured and educational, as well as catering for every child's individual needs. All the key workers and management are fantastic with the children and are very friendly.

In my opinion I feel that this nursery excels the rest as it is clear to me by how happy my son is here, he loves the staff as well as his friends he has made here, he has learnt so much academically as well as developmentally, the overall proof is the fantastic Ofsted report they achieve time and time again , this says it all, 'outstanding'.

How likely would you be to recommend Happy Tots 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

Anna, Deputy Manager at Happy Tots Day Nursery responded to this review on 16 Mar 2016:

Thank you for your lovely words Fiona, it has been a pleasure being part of your sons life from such a young age and seeing him progress to school is fantastic.

Very reliable, clean and friendly nursery. I would recommend to many for childcare. My goddaughter attends the after school club and holiday club most days and always enjoys herself and gets looked after well. Very happy with the care Happy Tots gives her and other children I know who attend.

How likely would you be to recommend Happy Tots Day Nursery? 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: Don't Know

Happy Tots is a wonderful nursery where both my daughters attend. They have fun every day and love going. The care and attention from all the staff is second to none. The staff are all very friendly and only too happy to help. My youngest daughter has settled in extremely quickly and I put this down to how caring and nurturing the staff are with her and have made her feel comfortable when away from me!!! I would highly recommend Happy Tots to friends and family and have done so on many occasion. Keep up the great work you do with all the children.

How likely would you be to recommend Happy Tots Day Nursery? 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

My daughter has attended Happy Tots Day Nursery for approx 18 months. The staff at the nursery are very friendly and professional and my daughter has built great relationships with her key workers and other staff that work with her. There is a wide range of activities that support the children to learn in a stimulating environment and good communication between staff and parents. I feel very confident that my daughter is well looked after and safe at the nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Happy Tots Day Nursery? 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

I find this setting brilliant my little boy loves going to nursery and looks forward to seeing his keyworkers.
All of the staff are accomodating and there is a lot to offer.
Lots of space outside for children to play when it's nice and lots of dress up days keep children's excitement high!

How likely would you be to recommend Happy Tots 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 have now placed our second child at Happy Tots as our first child is now in Reception but attended Happy Tots from 18-moths until preschool. We have currently been very happy with our 11 month old child's experience in the baby room. Amy Wilson has done a fantastic job settling him in and communicating with us his daily routine. We find the computer log Happy Tots created very helpful. We have found all the staff very good over the years although there was a period of too many changes of staff with our first child and that was disappointing. Happy Tots grounds and facilities are excellent. Our 5 year old has excelled since his time at Happy Tots.

How likely would you be to recommend Happy Tots Day Nursery? 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

My son has attended Happy Tots from 6 months old and he still attends after-school/holiday club now he is now nearly 7.
The Service and the kind helpful staff are professional and caring. They have and attend all his needs from learning to potty train to being the young well mannered boy he is now. For working parents to feel your child is in a warm caring clean environment and have the variety of play equipment both inside and outside to enjoy and learn is very much peace of mind, and the home cooked meals and snacks have always been a favourite for him.

For our family Happy Tots is like a second home for our son and would recommend the services they provide to all parents wanting the best for their children.

How likely would you be to recommend Happy Tots 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 joined Happy Tots in April 2014 where she was welcomed with open arms to a fantastic Team of Staff.

She has a VSD and there have been times when the staff have had to deal with a very sick little girl but they have done an amazing job in following the list of symptoms I provided and how to deal with them, with complete calm and professionalism.

She has been getting ready for Reception Class at Primary School and I am amazed by what she can do, count to 30 without any hesitation, she can write her own name, can dress herself, and is an extremely independent and confident little girl. She has also been looking after other children in the class which has also led her to support and look after her older brother who is Autistic and brought him on with his talking, manners, sharing, interactive play etc. Her manners are unbelievable ALWAYS please and thank you.

They do lots of work that is usually carried out in Reception so that your child is ready for Main Stream School. The staff at the Primary School are really looking forward to her starting and can see she is already advanced and bright.

Anyone thinking of a Child Care placement for their children then Happy Tots is the one and I cannot recommend them enough. With 2 outstanding Offsted Inspections you cannot miss the opportunity to put your child in their safe, capable and professional hands. She attended from 7.30am - 5.00pm Monday - Friday and she has come on in leaps and bounds. Yes these costs don't come cheap but worth every penny to us when we have seen a very sick, timid little toddler turn into a very happy, polite and glowing lovely little girl, especially when myself and my husband both work full time on 2 businesses.

I cannot thank them enough for all their hard work and care they give not only to my daughter but to many others. It has been a wonderful experience watching her and her class friends growing up together.

How likely would you be to recommend Happy Tots 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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