Jubilee Walk | Hermitage Drive | Holmes Chapel
Hello, my name is Debbie. I moved to Holmes Chapel from North Yorkshire in the year 2000. I am married to Chris. We have two beautiful children, Jack and Beth, who both attended and loved their time at Happy Days. I spent 25 years in Banking, but am now the Office Manager at Happy Days, Jubilee Walk. I am responsible for Customer Service along with day to day office administration duties which can vary from risk assessments and maintaining registers to ordering paint, glitter and glue for ready for creativity time! The team have made me so welcome. I feel very lucky to be working in such a happy environment! Our shared family hobbies are football, dance and music. We love live music and go to as many concerts as we can – although getting tickets these days is so stressful!!!
My name is Jenny Mitchell and I am married with two grown up boys. I have worked in childcare for 20 years in both nursery and primary school settings. I have an NVQ level 3 in Childcare and Development and a BA (Hon) in Education, Community Studies and English.
I have worked at Happy Days for the past 12 years. I am a Key Person in the Twinkles Room and also work at our Out of School & Holiday Club.
Hello, my name is Janet and I am Deputy Manager at Jubilee Walk. I have worked at Happy Days since 2001 and hold a BTEC National Diploma in Early Childhood Studies. I am a Key Person in the Twinkle room and also work at our Out of School Club and Holiday Club.
I enjoy planning exciting activities for the children, including crafts, baking and gardening.
Hello my name is Stephanie and I am Deputy Manager at Jubilee Walk. I have worked at Happy Days for 16 years. I hold a Nursery Nursing Examination Board certificate (NNEB) and hold a current Paediatric First Aid certificate. Whilst I have experience working with all age groups of children, I am Room Leader in the Stars and Sunbeams room where I particularly enjoy providing opportunities to extend children's learning and understanding of the world around them.
I love to plan exciting and enjoyable activities, especially baking, craft and outdoor experiences.
My name is Helen Hall. I’m married to Mike and have a 13 year old son, Tristan, who’s football mad! We have a cat called Beau and two guinea pigs, Ben and Bart! My son started at Happy Days when we returned from living in USA, in 2003, and I became a Partner in the business with Dorothy Currie, the Founder of Happy Days, in 2006. 4 years later Dorothy retired and I became the proud Sole Owner! I trained as a Montessori Teacher many years ago, and although Happy Days isn’t a Montessori Nursery, I have tried to bring some of it’s ‘best bits’ along with other teaching philosophies into our settings.
I have always been passionate about working with children, and feel privileged to be able to be part of their Learning Journey.
If I’m not stood on the side of a football pitch at weekends I can be found either in my garden tending to my veggie patch, or in the kitchen baking!
I hold a current Paediatric First Aid certificate.
Hi, my name is Ruth. I joined Happy Days in 2013 and spent 2 years working in the Stars and Sunbeams room, before moving into the office. I am now the Accounts Manager.I am married and have 2 amazing daughters, who are the ‘light of our lives’! I worked in the banking sector for many years, but finished to be a full time mum, which was the best decision I ever made!
We have 2 ponies, Brandy and Buzby, and my little girls love to ride. We also enjoy going for long walks with our dog Meg, especially at the seaside!
Hello, my name is Penny. I have worked in child care for a number of years after obtaining my N.N.E.B. I hold a current Paediatric First Aid Certificate. Before working at Happy Days I worked as a Nanny for different families in various parts of the country.
I joined the Happy Days team in 2007, initially working in the After School Club then working as a Key Person in Nursery with the Stars and Sunbeams. I am very creative and enjoy preparing interesting and exciting activities for the children, particularly craft!
Hello my name is Sharon. I am married to Paul and we have two sons Benjamin and Jake; not forgetting our dog Indy!
I was given the opportunity 4½ years ago to work for Happy Days Club and Nursery School, Hermitage Drive, as Office Manager, ensuring the day to day administration and customer services are met. It is a pleasure to be part of a happy, caring and fun setting.
I enjoy travelling with my family and generally keeping fit, along with helping my two sons in their social and academic development.
I am currently studying for a Dyslexia Support Diploma, which is very close to my heart.
My name is Sue Little. I am married with two teenage daughters. I have worked in childcare for over 11 years and at Happy Days for 3 years. I have an NVQ Level 3 in Childcare and I hold a current Paediatric First Aid Certificate. I am a Key Person in the Twinkles Room and also work at our Out of School Club.
In my free time I love to walk my dog Tillie who is a lively black Labrador!
Hello my name is Gail and I have two teenage sons. I have worked with children for almost 20 years in mainstream primary schools and SEND settings. I have an NVQ Level 3 in Social Care for Children and Young People and I hold a Level 1 in British Sign Language.
I currently work with the Twinkles at Jubilee Walk and am a Leader at the Out of School Club. In my spare time I am usually out walking my best friend Baxter, my shichon, or keeping fit at the gym!
Golden Bear & Freddie
Hello, I am Golden Bear and this is my little brother Freddie the Teddy! We live at Happy Days and love to watch the children playing, listening and having fun. Because he is little, Freddie stays with the Twinkles, but I spend my time with the Stars and Sunbeams. We love to go home with a different child each day, playing with their toys and meeting their family.
Although we don’t have any qualifications, mummies and daddies say we are very well behaved and look forward to us visiting again!
Hello, my name is Emma. I have worked in Childcare for 7 years after having obtained an NVQ Level 3 in Childcare & Education. I hold a current Paediatric First Aid Certificate. I have worked in a number of nurseries and also as a Nanny both locally and abroad on a ski season.
I currently work in the Stars & Sunbeams rooms as a one-to-one with a child and also at the Out of School Club at Jubilee Walk.
In my spare time I enjoy Zumba and socialising with friends and family.
Hi, my name is Jo and I work at Jubilee Walk. My partner, Richard, and I have a lovely teenage daughter, Daisy. I studied for my Diploma in Pre-School Practice in 2005, specializing in Special Educational Needs. I enjoy working with children of all ages and particularly enjoy planning activities at Happy Days After School Club, enabling children to explore their own creative ideas and desires in a safe and secure environment. I hold a current Paediatric First Aid qualification.
I am heavily involved in the Guiding Community and in my spare time I run a Brownie Unit within the Holmes Chapel District. I can often be seen around the Village with groups of Rainbows, Brownies and Guides fundraising.
Hello, my name Susan. I am married and have 2 boys, Harry aged 8 and Jack aged 10. I have a Degree in Humanities and a CACHE Diploma in Specialist Support in Learning in Schools at both Level 2 and 3.
I have worked in childcare for 6 years, but have been working part time at Happy Days for one year.
I am a Key Person in the Stars and Sunbeams room, and love spending time with the little ones, planning fun imaginative activities to extend their learning.
Whilst not in work I enjoy walking my dog ‘Gracie’, and playing badminton. I love to garden and enjoy spending family time with my boys.
My name is Pamela. I am married and have 3 grown up children.
I have worked as a Childcare Practitioner for over 12 years.
I have NVQ Level 2 and 3 in Children’s Care, Learning and Development as well as a Level 4 Diploma in Child Psychology. I hold a current Paediatric First Aid certificate.
I am a Key Person in the Twinkle room and also work at the Happy Days Out of School Club at Jubilee Walk.
I am interested in child psychology and enjoy working with children to support their individual interests and personalities.
I encourage children to have fun, explore their world around them and to try new activities.
Hello my name is Elaine and I am the proud mother of four grown up children! I have an NVQ level 3 in Childcare and hold a current Paediatric First Aid certificate.
I have worked at Happy Days for the past 15 years, both full and part time and am currently working in the Stars and Sunbeams room at Jubilee Walk. I am also an Out of School Leader. I enjoy working with all ages of children, and particularly enjoy creative activities that allow children to express themselves in a fun way.
In my spare time I enjoy socialising with my family and friends.
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I first started working at Happy Days in September 2017, where I helped out in the Twinkles’ room and at the out of school club, this was part of my student work placement . I have since qualified with a CACHE Level 3 in Childcare and Education and have secured a full time position which I started in September 2018 as a full time Key Worker in the Twinkles’ room and an After School Leader. I also obtain a Paediatric First Aid qualification.
I decided when I was 16 that being an Early Years’ Practitioner was the job for me, this was due to wanting to help children succeed with their learning and development which would help their progression to primary education. Working with young children is an area that I am very passionate about and is well suited to my personality and skills.
Happy Days is a fun stimulating environment, which I now can contribute towards, as well as making sure all the children in the nursery and after school club feel safe and secure in the setting.
Hi my name is Vicki and I am Deputy Manager at Hermitage Drive. I studied Early Childhood Studies and Special Needs and Inclusion Studies at University and I hold a current Paediatric First Aid certificate.
I enjoy the fun approach to children's learning that we take at Happy Days and I feel that the happy, safe and secure environment and relationships that we have, enables children to grow and develop to their full potential.
Hi, my name is Claire Jackson and I am a Key Worker in the Twinkles Room at Hermitage Drive as well as an After School Leader. I hold a NNEB certificate and I trained in Paediatric First Aid.
Prior to working at Happy Days I worked in a Special Needs school as a Teaching Assistant for children with Epilepsy and Autism.
In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my 2 little boys, Ethan who is 8 and Louis who is 6 and socialising with friends.
My name is Michelle Easteal. I’m married to Nick and have two grown up daughters, one of whom works at Happy Days! I also have 3 collie dogs!
I hold a NVQ Level 3 in Childcare and work for Happy Days as an Out of School Leader. I have 15 years experience working with children, firstly as a childminder and then in another nursery setting. I hold a current Paediatric First Aid certificate.
I really enjoy my work and being part of a great team. I enjoy planning fun activities for the children to do after a busy day at school, as well as developing good partnerships with parents, children and staff.
Hello, my name is Angela Cartwright and I am a Key Person in the Stars and Sunbeams room.
I hold a Nursery Nursing Examination Board certificate (NNEB) and hold a current Paediatric First Aid certificate.
I have a great deal of experience working in the field of Special Needs, and previously worked as Manager of a Residential Children’s home for children with Special Educational Needs.
About 7 years ago, when my own children were very small,
I decided to change direction again and moved into Nursery and Pre-School education. Realising
I was out of touch with current legislation and strategies in this field, I gained my Level 3 Certificate in Early Years Foundation Stage Practice.
In January 2014 I was lucky enough to join the Happy Days Team. Being part of a team of people who are equally passionate about delivering quality child care in which children can thrive, is truly amazing and I can honestly say that I’m the happiest I’ve ever been in a work setting!
Hello, my name is Jayne and I am a Key Worker in the Twinkles Room. I am married and have two grown up sons. I have spent my whole career working in the childcare profession. I am a qualified social worker (children and adolescence) and prior to have my own children I spent 12 years working for an organisation called “NCH Action for Childcare”.
After taking time out to care for my own children I returned to work as a manager of a local pre-school and spent 18 years in this role.
Over the past 3 years I have been working part time at Happy Days.
I really enjoy working with children!
In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends.