Office

Helen Hall

DescriptionMy 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.

Helen Hall

Debbie Lyons

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

Debbie Lyons

Sharon Wilson

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.

Sharon Wilson

Ruth Sargeant

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!

Ruth Sargeant

Jubilee Walk

Janet Flavell

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.

Janet Flavell

Stephanie Barber

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

Stephanie Barber

Jenny Mitchell

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.

Jenny Mitchell

Penny Bell

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!

Penny Bell

Sue Little

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!

Sue Little

Susan Briggs

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.

Susan Briggs

Elaine Stanley

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.

Elaine Stanley

Jo Holttum

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.

Jo Holttum

Hannah Choudry

Hello, my name is Hannah. I am currently doing an apprenticeship at Happy Days working towards my level 2 in Childcare. I started at Happy Days in 2019, I have experience working in a primary school and I help at a local rainbows unit. I have always wanted to work with children as I have many younger family members. I enjoy coming up with different games and activities to entertain and educate the children.

Hannah Choudhry

Golden Bears

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!

Golden Bears

Hermitage Drive

Vicki Baskeyfield

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.

Vicki Baskeyfield

Michelle Easteal

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.

Michelle Easteal

Claire Jackson

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.

Claire Jackson

Mila Chrysostomou

Hi, My name is Mila, I work at Hermitage Drive and I am qualified in BTEC Level 2 in Health, Social Care and Children and Young People’s Settings along with a full Paediatric First Aid Certificate, Basic Safeguarding Certificate and a Food Hygiene Certificate. My experience working with children spans over 10 years, in both nurseries and management. I try to incorporate my love for gardening/outside and looking after the environment into our daily routine at the nursery. I am married with one daughter and a cat.

Mila Chrysostomou

Louise Greenwood

Hi, my name is Louise and I work with the pre-school children at Hermitage. I hold various Montessori qualifications, and also a Cache Level 3 NVQ in Childcare, Learning and Development, up to date certificates in Basic Safeguarding Awareness and Paediatric First Aid. I try to incorporate my love of Pilates into our music and movement sessions at nursery. Out of nursery life I love my Pilates classes and as family we attend Rugby matches at Sale Sharks as often as time allows. I have two daughters, our eldest is in her first year at University and our younger daughter is in her first year of college.

Louise Greenwood