Happy Days Nursery - Thornbury

Cooper Road, Thornbury, Bristol BS35 3UP

Happy Days Nursery - Thornbury, Bristol, South Gloucestershire
Happy Days Nursery - Thornbury, Bristol, South Gloucestershire
Happy Days Nursery - Thornbury, Bristol, South Gloucestershire

Thornbury Happy Days provides nursery and pre-school care and learning for up to 81 children between the age of three months and five years. Open from 7am to 7pm, 51 weeks a year, the nursery is ideal for working parents, being close to commuter routes in Bristol and Gloucester and offering designated parent parking to assist with drop off and collection.

Children are cared for in a safe and calm environment, where they have free-flow access to wonderful outdoor areas throughout the day. They are encouraged to experiment, explore and have fun with age-appropriate toys and resources, including daily stories and songs.

Group: Happy Days South West Ltd

Person in charge: Samantha Barnard (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: South Gloucestershire Council

Number of Staff: 15

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

Total Places for Children: 80

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0700-1900

When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas

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Reviews

9.7 Happy Days Nursery - Thornbury has a Review Score of 9.7 (9.680)

The Review Score of 9.7 (maximum of 10) for Happy Days Nursery - Thornbury 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 12 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Happy Days Nursery - Thornbury in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.8 out of 5 from 12 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 4.93 for Happy Days Nursery - Thornbury is calculated as follows: ( (133 Excellents x 5) + (10 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 143 Ratings = 4.93

  • 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 4.75 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Happy Days Nursery - Thornbury is based on 12 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 16 positive Reviews (80 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 12 Reviews ÷ 16 Target = 0.750

  • 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
    12
  • Good
    0
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

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

  • Extremely LIKELY
    12
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Happy Days Nursery - Thornbury

  • Mother of Child
    9
  • Father of Child
    3

All the staff here are wonderful, they are friendly and welcoming and very caring. You are clearly informed of the cost so there are never any surprise charges. My little one has been to four different nurseries in three years and I can honestly say that Happy Days is the best one he has been too.

The children all love going to "school", you get a good breakdown of what your child has been doing throughout the day, you don't worry about leaving them as you know they are in good hands.

How likely would you be to recommend Happy Days Nursery - Thornbury? 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 couldn't be happier with Happy Days as our choice of nursery for our son.

The staff are always friendly and extremely helpful and the teachers are fantastic. Our son has developed so much in such a short space of time and he really looks forward to coming in to play with his friends and teachers.

The communication to parents is also first rate.

I would recommend Happy Days to anyone looking for a nursery in Thornbury. It really is excellent.

How likely would you be to recommend Happy Days Nursery - Thornbury? 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 youngest daughter has been attending since she was 7 months old. Staff and management are excellent - they are very caring and always take time to explain what she has been doing each day and are always polite and courteous.

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

Both of my children have settled in very well to Happy Days Thornbury, having started when it opened in January 2017. The staff are caring and attentive, and the facilities in the nursery are excellent. There is a large range of toys and activities and I feel that my children have been well supported to develop their own interests. The food provision is excellent and varied and the nursery is always clean and well-presented.

My only (minor) criticism is that it is Happy Days' group policy not to do outside trips for the children as they are not able to manage risk. I understand that this is outside the control of the individual nursery, but on days where there are less children and higher staff : child ratio, I would welcome the opportunity for older children to go outside the setting.

How likely would you be to recommend Happy Days Nursery - Thornbury? 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: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My son started at Happy Days 7 months ago, when he was 10 months old. As a first time mum I was a bit nervous about leaving him, but the team at Happy Days were really welcoming and helped him to settle really well. He loves nursery and it is great to see his big smile when he sees his keyworker and the other staff.

The nursery is well equipped and offers a variety of activities to help little ones learn and keep them entertained. The staff are all friendly and approachable, and very helpful whenever I have a query. My son has special dietary needs and the nursery has been very accommodating of this, so I feel reassured in leaving him in their care.

All in all, it is a lovely nursery!

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

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

My daughter has been at nursery for just a couple weeks, and the difference in her is remarkable. She is walking, trying to talk, smiling and laughing even more, she's building blocks!

Excellent start, keep up the good work and she'll get a job soon explaining the meaning of exam grades to older kids

How likely would you be to recommend Happy Days Nursery - Thornbury? 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 moved our 3 year old to Happy Days in July from another nursery and I wish we'd moved him sooner. He's come on so much in the little time he's attended. His confidence has soared, his vocabulary has come on brilliantly and he looks forward to going every day.
The staff have been completely wonderful, he gets such a high level of care. They go above and beyond their duty with him and they have such fun with him. The children are really treated as individuals and their needs and different interests are catered for. The food that is cooked for them is amazing too.
The receptionists and office staff are lovely and supportive too which is such a help when everything is chaotic on the school and work run!
Highly recommend Happy Days!!

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

Our Son has been attending Happy Days Thornbury since April 2017, we cannot recommend this nursery enough! He really enjoys attending and has thrived since starting here. He and I have such a positive attitude towards the nursery, he talks about the nursery, staff and his friends he has made there all the time. The nursery itself is brand new ( opening earlier this year) the space available is brilliant and the outdoor space is lovely with a sand pit which is a big hit with my son! The resources the nursery have are second to none and everything is brand new and really is lovely. The staff are very friendly and helpful and I know my son is in good hands. They really encourage his own independence and this has been shown by our son at home. It really is a wonderful nursery!

How likely would you be to recommend Happy Days Nursery - Thornbury? 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 husband and I looked at 4 local nurseries and chose Happy Days due to their ethos and their open plan floorplan. Children are able to choose the activities they want to do and when they want to do it alongside structured activities. Happy days offer a variety of food which is made on location and not bought in.

Our son settled in extremely well and quickly down to the settling in sessions offered and the staff having plenty of time to get to know him and his daily routine. He absolutely loves going which speaks volumes!

Would Definitely recommend Happy Days Thornbury!

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

We have always been extremely happy with the care and support our children receive at Happy Days Thornbury. My only criticism would be that some of the actual meals seem more like snacks than meals, so our daughter usually is hungry when she gets home, but I think this could also be down to burning lots of energy.

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

The ethos behind the Happy Days Nursery - Thornbury is second to none. It provides a calming environment where children are supported at all times and their independence is encouraged. Beautiful toys and a fantastic outdoor area ensure that learning through play can occur in a range of ways and staff adapt plans throughout the weeks to give all children opportunities to thrive. Our child settled with them incredibly quickly, and his key worker has a strong understanding of his needs.

How likely would you be to recommend Happy Days Nursery - Thornbury? 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 Days is a brand new nursery in Thornbury which has been really nicely kitted out. Everything is new and good quality so will clearly last for a long time. The sunken sandpit and outdoor toys are favourites of my son who loves the opportunity to get his all in one waterproof suit on and have a play outside.

My son has developed a wonderful bond with his key person who is always very enthusiastic and really listens to any requests and seems to genuinely care for the children she is looking after and responds to their individual likes and dislikes.

The management team have responded well to all my communication and requests and there is always a smiling face when I arrive at the nursery. All the staff are very friendly.

I am very pleased with my choice of sending my son to Happy Days and would have no hesitation in recommending to anyone.

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

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