Happy Days Childcare is a warm, friendly place where all children and their families are respected, nurtured and encouraged.
We offer FLEXIBLE childcare to all, including parents with SHIFTS.
We have a full time teacher as well as highly qualified staff.
You are very welcome to contact us to come and look around!
We understand that having a solid foundation in the earliest years can lead to success, both emotionally and academically for the rest of their lives – read more here!
A BIG Thank you!
A BIG THANKYOU to all the nursery staff at Happy Days!
“Behind every Child who believes in themselves is a teacher who believed in them”
Thank you for helping us grow, with love from us! xx
From a parent of two children who have now started their primary education.
I had contacted a couple but this one stood out…….
I can thoroughly recommend Happy Days childcare. We had never used a nursery before but we needed one for our youngest. I had contacted a couple but this one stood out. They are so friendly and welcoming that as soon as spoke to Debbie I knew I would be booking our daughter in. Then we had a visit and I didn’t hesitate to say yes and I took the forms away there and then to fill in and told my husband I had booked her in. Our daughter is so happy to be dropped off and I know she’s having fun all day. We’ve noticed such a change in her and her development since she started, she’s so chatty now and she’s come on so well. Our eldest daughter is desperate to come to holiday club which we are definitely going to be booking her and her sister in for. She loves reading the book which tells us what her sister has been doing that day and is envious! The staff are all really friendly and knowledgeable and you can tell it’s not just a job to them, they love the children. My husband and I will always be so grateful to Happy Days for everything they have done for our youngest daughter. So glad we have found you!
D.N. from Clare, Suffolk.
You made us at ease…..
From day one the team at Happy Days made us so at ease with the process of our daughter starting nursery. As first time parents, we were worried and nervous about her starting nursery. But the team were so helpful, and knowledgeable we felt comfortable knowing she’d be safe and well cared for. She loved going to nursery and always came home happy and tired! We were kept updated on her progress and really felt involved in her activities by Happy Days. Thank you so much, you made the process of starting, and all her time at nursery, so smooth and easy. I cannot recommend Happy Days highly enough, and will always be grateful to the team for their love and care.
Many thanks Debbie, from all of us, in particular our little daughter.
SR, happy dad from Ipswich
Happy and safe…
We will always be grateful for everything you have done for us as a family; we always felt our child was happy, safe and so well cared for whilst he was with you.
With kind regards Chloe & Adam
I can tell he is settling now, (as) he was happy when I got him in the car on Tuesday and he said “painting” and said “Claire” a couple of times. I haven’t had a chance yet to say thank you to Claire properly for being so great in the settling in sessions with my child and myself. Although he was upset, I felt confident he would be fine with you guys.
Thanks from JC, a new parent and baby during lock down
What you do matters
To Debbie and all staff,
Thank you so much for all of your support, guidance and calmness through this lock down period! As parents, we honestly couldn’t have wished for a better environment for our boys to be in to enable us to do our jobs.
You always make us feel at ease with the dangers we have all been facing by remaining calm, patient and positive. The children are visibly comfortable and thriving from this atmosphere :).
Our oldest child especially has grown in confidence as well as his social skills, the support you have given him and us has been invaluable.
Stay safe, you are all doing an amazing job!
From KG and family
Peace of mind. That’s priceless…..
Happy Days Childcare is an amazing nursery, the staff are so caring and helpful. They really appreciate working parents busy lifestyles and do their every best to accommodate us parent’s needs. They are flexible and are always there to fill in the gaps. For example, giving your child the care and attention they need and are there 100% even for things we don’t get round to do in the morning or in our day. My daughter has been at Happy Days for 2 years and still attends for holiday club. We both really miss them as you become like a little family. When my daughter is there I always have peace of mind. That’s priceless and that’s what every parent wants.
You have Happy Days at Happy Days…..
“You have happy days at Happy Days then when you leave you are confident and can conquer the world
From one of our 10 year old school children who has been with us since they were 3 years of age.
I can’t believe this is the end!
I can’t believe this is the end! Six fabulous years of first class childcare.
Thank you for all done to prepare my daughter for her big next step to school. Thank you for your kindness, care and nurturing of my baby.
With love from CH, Bury St Edmunds.
A big thank you…….
A big thank you to you and your staff for the care and support shown to my children over the years. Happy Days really have made happy days for both my girls! A huge thank you for your flexibility making life a lot less stress for my husband and me. Hopefully this is not goodbye and the girls may still come in holiday time. Best wishes from all of us XXXX
SN, Haverhill, Suffolk
Most worthwhile two hours….
Testimonial for 1st Aid Course (Facebook Parent Page comment from a mother 10th April after 1st Aid Course for parents)
Just attended Mini First Aid course at Happy Days Nursery ? ? Most worthwhile 2 hours I’ve spent in a long time. I can highly recommend this course. It covers CPR, Choking, Burns, Bleeding, Shock, Meningitis, Febrile Convulsions, Bumps to the head, Broken Bones and more. Even if you’ve done a first aid course, you can never know it all and this course is specific from babies to bigger kids so it’s definitely worth doing! Dads would definitely benefit from attending…. my hubby certainly will if Happy Days host the course again. Thanks again to Happy Days Nursery for being current, relevant and giving us parents the opportunity to learn and keep our children safe
Janice E, Stradishall 10th April 2018
An extremely good nursery
An extremely good nursery. When we moved to the area, Happy Days was closest to us and I am very glad it was. Very friendly and helpful staff, a great meal menu and always doing activities with the children, in out and around the premises. Much more than I expected from a nursery. Our son was more than ready for primary school. I would be extremely likely to Recommend Happy Days Childcare.
You are an amazing nursery with fabulous dedicated staff
Thank you so much for putting on such a fabulous party! My youngest daughter absolutely loved it and it made her feel special as she had her own disco to go to just like her big sister at school. When we dropped her of my eldest daughter asked why she couldn’t stay too and said … ‘I loved it at Happy Days and miss it, we has the best fun! Wish I could go there instead of school!’ Makes me sad to think this the last year we will be needing regular childcare. You are an amazing nursery with fabulous dedicated staff. Well done and thank you to you all xx
Thank you so much for your support and help
To all at Happy Days,
Thank you so much for everything you have done for my daughter. She enjoyed every day at Happy Days and made always positive comments about you. Seeing my daughter happy made me sure she was in good care. At home we often play ‘nursery’ when she wants me to be Ryan, Jane or Sarah. We always had lots of fun playing Happy Days. Thank you so much for your support and help.
Our staff members have a wide range of experiences and ages.
Some of them have been with the nursery since it opened, whilst others have joined more recently.
We work together as a team to maintain stability, which gives the children in our care the security they need as they move through the different rooms.
For example, babies in Bunny room will have contact with the staff who work in Fishes and Guinea pig rooms so that they can make confident transitions as they grow.
This consistency of staff and care benefits younger siblings too as they recognise the staff when they start the nursery themselves.
The majority of staff also have their own children so understand the challenges and joys of raising a young family, meaning staff are able to empathise with issues that parents might be facing.
The nursery also has a male member of staff on the team, this is of benefit to the children as they learn to socialise.
Your day with us ...
This session ends at Midday.
Children staying for lunch are all given the option of a hot, home cooked meal and the midday meal is used as a time to socialise, talk about different foods and learn to use a knife and fork. The children are encouraged to try foods they might be unfamiliar with and become independent by being given the option to have a second helping, clear away their own plates and pour their own drinks. The children enjoy this chance to take charge.
After lunch the same kind of resources and activities are available in the afternoon as for the morning.
This session ends at 3pm.
The Breakfast Club starts at 7.00am and is open to all age groups up to 11 years. It includes Breakfast and if required, transport from Happy Days Childcare to/from Wickhambrook, and from Hundon and Thurlow Primary Schools.
After School Club
The After School Club includes collection from Wickhambrook, Thurlow and Hundon Primary Schools at 3.15/ 3.30pm and an afternoon snack. Children staying to 6pm eat a light meal at 4.30pm.
Available for all children from 2–11 years of age, not just for those registered with Happy Days Childcare and runs from 7.00am – 6.30pm with an extensive range of activities on offer to suit the age range of children attending.
Ofsted Registration No. EY538799.
Happy Days Childcare has been registered with Ofsted since 1998 and our details can be found on the Ofsted website.
Grow with us
At Happy Days, we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum which supports your child’s development and learning from birth until the end of Reception year at school.
Eat with us
All our food is freshly prepared at Happy Days Childcare and our menu changes on a monthly basis. We cover all the food groups but also take into account what your child will enjoy eating.
Taking advantage of our beautiful rural location the children are given the opportunity to experience and explore our local woodland. A variety of activities introduce them to the natural world around them.
Each child has a key person and learning journey. All parents are welcome to chat to their child’s key person at any time. If a parent has concerns about their child’s development the key person is able to explore these and make referrals if these are required.
We have a large outside garden with a play house, sand pit, willow domes, construction area and ride on toys. Children are taken on Woodland Wanderers activities to interact with the local environment. We also invite visitors in to provide extracurricular activities, such as Rugby Tots, to help with children's learning and development.
Parents are welcome to visit the nursery and ‘stay and play’ whenever they wish. We also use Tapestry, which is a recognised online record of each child's Learning Journey. Every parent can view what their child has been doing in the setting and can also interact with staff. We, as a group, love to see what your child's achievements and abilities are outside of Happy Days Childcare.