Happy Days Nursery is situated in Quinton, Birmingham and first opened it's doors in 1991. We provide private day care for children aged between 0-5yrs old. We are open Monday - Friday from 7.30am to 6pm, 52 weeks of the year (excluding Bank Holidays).
Our very well established nursery provides a safe, happy and sociable environment, which allows your child to grow and develop as an individual. We believe in strong parent partnerships and have an open door policy.
Happy Days has previously achieved the Birmingham City Council Healthy Setting Award, which has been replaced by Startwell a scheme we are currently engaged in. We were rated as OUTSTANDING in our last Ofsted inspection.
The nursery operates from a 3-storey building and has 4 rooms. For more information on our nursery rooms, please visit the 'Our Nursery Rooms' page. We also have an individually designed outdoor area which is fully secure where we encourage children to be active daily. There is CCTV throughout the nursery.
We provide the children in our care with nappies and food which are included in our fees. We do not provide formula milk. We have two cooks on site who prepare fresh food and create healthy, balanced meals daily.
Please see our Newsletter section to download the Christmas letter from our proprietors Nicola and David Cotton
We will be hosting a Macmillan Coffee morning this Friday 30.09.16, please come and join us and show your support for this amazing charity.
All room will be having a Halloween themed Stay & Play session on Monday 31st October, between 3.00 & 4.00pm
Join us for an exciting evening where we kickstart the festive period form 6.15pm - 7.45pm. Tickets will be available soon.
14th December 2016. All children attending will be having a Christmas Dinner, this year we are asking for a small donation of £1 per child which will be sent to Crisis to pay for a homeless person to receive a meal on Christmas Day.
We are collecting items to develop the Treasure Baskets in our Baby Room, please see the February Newsletter for ideas of items you can donate.
Christmas Opening Times:
Friday 23rd close at 4pm / Monday 26th and Tuesday 27th CLOSED / Wednesday 28th and Thursday 29th Open as normal / Friday 30th close at 4pm / Monday 2nd January CLOSED
Our School Room will be visiting the local Library. The rest of the nursery are invited to come dressed as their favourite character or bring in their favourite story from home.
All children attending on Friday 17th March are encouraged to dress in green for St Patrick's Day
Our Baby Room will be having a Stay and Play session on 10.04.17 between 3.30-4.30pm - we look forward to seeing you there
We will be holding a stay and play session on 13.04.17 from 3.00 - 4.00pm, we would like all children attending to make an Easter Bonnet to bring along.
Our School Room will be having a coffee morning on 22.03.17 between 9.30-11.00am. Mum's and Nan's and any other special ladies are welcome to attend.
On Monday 3rd April we will have an arrival of eggs that we will incubate and watch develop over the course of 10 days. The eggs/chicks will be in our School Room however all age groups will get to be involved in the project.
We are getting lots of enquiries about the 30 Hours Childcare that is proposed for September. Unfortunately until we have met with our Local Authorities and explored all aspects of this we will not be making any decisions. As soon as we have and reviewed our terms and conditions we will be writing to everyone. We urge you all to follow the Champagne Nurseries on Lemonade Funding campaign to see the struggle nationwide that this is causing for the nursery sector. https://www.facebook.com/groups/ChampagneNurseries/?fref=nf
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We are aware that last month observations were not sent out, parents will rceivee both February and March together next week.
Just a remnider that we will be closed on both Good Friday (14th) and Easter Monday (17th). We hope you all have a lovely extra long weekend.
Here are the details of our Easter Events next week.
Baby Room Stay and Play Monday 10th 3.30-4.30pm
Tweenie Room Stay and Play Thursday 14th 3.00pm-4.00pm
Pre-School and School Room will be having an Easter Bonnet Parade and Easter Egg hunt from 3.30 on Thursday 14th.
We hope you can make it
A reminder that we are closed for two Bank Holidays in May. Monday 1st May and Monday 29th May
We would like to inform you that we have had a confirmed case of Scarlet Fever, this is a highly contagious infection and needs anti-biotic treatment. If you are at all concerned about any signs and symptoms your child may have, please seek medical advice. For signs and symptoms please visit the NHS website. An exclusion period does apply.
In response to the sad events in Manchester this week, we have organised a fundraising day. All children are encouraged to wear red, white or blue, or even a favourite band / music tshirt. We are asking for a small donation which will be sent to one of the charities supporting the families involved.
On Tuesday 27th June, Little Memories Photography will be in nursery taking group photographs of the children. If your child does not usually attend and you would like them to be included in the class photo please arrive at nursery for 10am.
Today is the day!!! The Big Sleuth begins. This is a major fundraising opportunity for Birmingham Children's Hospital, a charity we are proud to be one of the top 100 hundred fundraisers for due to our contributions over the years. Cotton Tails at Hagley is also the forever home of Dr Whoot following the Big Hoot in 2015. This is also a great family activity to keep you busy over the summer. If you go exploring and find any bears please send in your photo's for your child's Memory Book.
We are advising you of a technical fault. If you have tried to contact us by email within the last 24hours we will not yet be able to respond. We are currently having some technical issues which we aim to have resolved as soon as possible. We appreciate your patience and co-operation at this time. If you have emailed us with anything urgent please give the nursery a call so that your enquiry / request can be dealt with.
If your child is eligible for 30 hours childcare, please ensure you have obtained your code by 31.08.17. If you do not have a code by this date, you will be unable to access the entitlement for the Autumn Term. The eligibility codes will be issued every term. Thank you to thos who have already given their codes in. We must stress again that this is the responsibility of the parent, we are unable to obtain any codes for you.
Just a reminder.....
As of January 2017 we began using our new email address firstname.lastname@example.org if you are communicating with us please use this email account, the old hotmail accounts (happydaysnurseryschool or happydaysparent are suspended). If you wish to contact Lynda Noon our Area Manager her contact is email@example.com
A reminder that graduation for School Room takes place tomorrow between 10am - 1pm.
Children are having their party in the morning (with bouncy castle weather permitting). Parents are then invited to join us at 12.30 for the graduation ceremony. Bring some tissues, there will not be a dry eye in the house!!
A reminder that next week is Fun Week, we look forward to seeing the fancy dress and providing some really fun activities for the week. We hope you will support us in raising as much money as possible for Birmingham's Children's Hopsital throughout the week.
A reminder that nursery is CLOSED on Monday (28th August) for Summer Bank Holiday. We hope you all have a lovely extended weekend.
The photographer will be in nursery next week Tuesday 19th and Wednesday 20th of September. If your child does not usually attend on this day or you have siblings you wish to bring along please speak to a member of staff to book a time.
We will be hosting a Coffee Morning in aid of MacMillan on Friday 29th September. Invites are going out today. We hope to see lots of you there to help us support this great charity.
If any parents can lend a hand by making/donating a cake please speak to a member of staff.
We are supporting Jeans for Genes day this Friday 22.09.17. Please help us support this charity by sending your child in Denim and donating £1. Thank you
Thank you for the support and donations received on 29.09.17 we raised £220.00 for this wonderful charity
Can you help us? We want to add to add to our Mud Kitchen, have you got any old kitchen items (pot, pans, utensils) that can be donated. If so please bring them in to nursery and hand them to a memeber of staff.
On Friday 17.11.17 we are supporting Children in Need, the them is 'spotacular' so come to nursery wearing spots, all donations greatly received