Our friendly and experienced staff members provide a warm welcome to children and parents. We work carefully with families to provide the best care for each individual child.
We aim to encourage your child’s development and form a bridge between home and the wider world. New skills are learnt through structured play and social interaction with other children. Sharing and playing with other children is also encouraged.
Our emphasis throughout the group is learning through play and social interaction. To help us do this we use a wide variety of themed topics, such as transport, ocean life and our bodies through which children begin working towards the Department for Education Early Years Foundation Stage learning goals.
We encourage physical play through music and songs as well as outdoor activities in our enclosed play area.
Your child will be allocated a Key person who will be responsible for supporting the whole family with the transition into Happy Days, then into school when they leave. They will spend time with your child getting to know their interests and plan challenging but achievable activities to help your child progress and reach their next level of development. A record of your child’s progress will be kept in the form of a Learning Story. This contains photos of your child engaging in play with written observations by your child’s key person.
Parental involvement is encouraged i.e. communicating goals your child has achieved outside of Happy Days or holidays taken. This in turn helps the child’s social skills develop and the key person will use this information to communicate with your child. Parents are also welcome to share any ideas they may have on activities we do during the sessions and are welcome to attend sessions by prior arrangement with the Manager.