About Happy Tree Nursery Croydon
Why we are the number 1 choice for the parents
Our Aim The Happy Tree Way
To provide children with consistently enjoyable experiences, whilst offering affordable excellence. Valuing children, parents and staff is at the centre of our philosophy. Happy Tree, where everyone can experience the time of their life.
High staff/child ratios
The Government lays down minimum staff/child ratios accordingly to your child’s age. To exceed the ratios, our carefully selected full time staff are joined from time to time by training students from our in-house CACHE approved training centre for childcare professionals. We believe that this provides both a safer and more stimulating environment for your child to grow and develop.
Extended opening hours
We understand that working parents need flexible child care arrangements to structure the best nursery provision for their children. Happy Tree (Croydon) is open 8 am to 6 pm, Monday to Friday, 51 weeks of the year with 3 inset days spread out through the year.
Quality is central to our ethos and the concept runs throughout everything we do at Happy Tree. You would not compromise on quality when it comes to your child’s welfare and neither do we! We employ a dedicated Quality Manager to ensure that every aspect of the nursery and its operation conforms to the very highest standards and industry best practices. We run an in-house training centre for childcare professionals which accredited by CACHE and hand pick and train the very best staff within the Borough.
Partnership with parents
Happy Tree Nursery recognises that parents and families are the most important people in children lives, and that parents are the child’s first educator. Shared experiences at home have an important impact on children’s social, emotional, and intellectual development. Parents are welcomed at any time in the nursery to assist with the children’s learning or to observe their child’s development. Key and familiar persons in the nursery aim to respect and value parents by listening, engaging and involving them in their child’s learning and to offer sensitive support during times of transition. Regular updates, newsletters and communications keep parents informed of their child’s progress and planned activities. Each child has an individual development journal and these are accessible to parents at any time. We hold progress review meetings and complete assessment reports, approximately every 12 weeks.
In-house training centre
Happy Tree houses its own in-house CACHE approved training centre. Our founders insist on only the very best and fully trained staff. The training centre provides nursery staff for not only Happy Tree but nurseries throughout the area. Placement students are fully supervised as they work alongside fully qualified staff and the focus on training and best practices is always at the forefront of everything we do
Each child will be allocated a Key Person throughout their time at Happy Tree. We aim to ensure that wherever possible, that carer stays with the child as they progress. The Key Person will liaise with the parents on a regular basis and update them on the child’s development. As the child moves from one room to another a familiar carer will always move with the child to ensure the smooth transition between one age group and another.
Safe and secure environment
Providing a safe and secure environment for all our children and staff is a key priority. We occupy a state of the art, purpose built nursery, designed to ensure your child grows and develops to their full potential. All areas are supervised and all equipment and resources are regularly inspected to provide peace of mind.
We carefully select our staff, checking personal and employment references and obtaining clearance from the Criminal Records Bureau. Staff are trained in first aid and the latest health and safety procedures. All visitors to the nursery are accompanied throughout the building and we have strict security procedures regarding authorised people to collect your child.
Learning through play
It is now a well established concept that children develop and learn best through play. Happy Tree provides the ideal environment for your child to grow and enhance their physical, intellectual, emotional, social and sensory skills and abilities.
We are not ashamed to say it…we offer a high quality, first rate service at a competitive, value for money price. We understand that parents have a choice when it comes to nursery provision and you can be reassured that Happy Tree ensures both excellence and affordability.