Jubilee Walk | Hermitage Drive | Holmes Chapel

Our Team

Let us introduce you to our wonderful staff...

Office

  • Rachel Cartwright

    I am married with 3 children, all of whom have attended Happy Days Nursery school. I have a degree in Psychology and when my children were younger I worked from home part time.

    I started working at Happy Days in October 2010 when my youngest child was in the Stars and Sunbeams. I spend most of my time in the office doing all the usual administration required to keep a busy nursery running, but occasionally get asked to order compost for planting seeds, arrange a visit to the fire station or to keep watch on the biscuits or cakes the children have made cooking in the oven! (If I'm really lucky, they sometimes make enough for the office ladies to have a taste too!)

    We have a fantastic team at Happy Days and no working day is ever the same.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Jubilee Walk

  • 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 experiences.

  • Helen Hall

    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.

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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!

Hermitage Drive

  • Catherine Croucher

    Hello!  My name is Catherine.  I am married and have 3 children.  I am new to Happy Days and I will be working towards my level 2 and 3 in childcare.

    I enjoy spending time with children and look forward to watching them develop and grow.  I am also a member of the After School Club and will plan activities for the children following their busy day at school.

    In my spare time I am a volunteer befriender for St. Lukes Hospice and I love to spend time with my family.

  • 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!

  • Pamela Penlington

    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.

  • 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.

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  • Cheryl Stoddard

    Hello, my name is Cheryl and I live in holmes Chapel with my partner Matthew and my two boys, Jack who is 16 and Harry who is 10.

    I have been involved in childcare for the past 14 years and hold an NVQ level 3 in Early Years.  I am a Room Leader in the Twinkles room and a Key Person. I have worked at Happy Days for 8 years and previously worked in another childcare setting in Stockport.

    During my spare time I enjoy going to live concerts and spending time with my family and friends.

  • 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.

  • Laura Woodcock

    Hello, my name is Laura and I have worked at Happy Days for over 2 years, firstly as a student helper at the Out of School Club whilst I studied ‘A’ Levels.  Due to my love of children, I decided to stay on at Happy Days when I left school and now work as an After School Leader at Hermitage Drive.  I also help out at Jubilee Walk in the Twinkles room. I am currently studying my NVQ 3 in childcare, and look forward to qualifying in the Summer and to furthering my career at Happy Days.

    I hold a current Paediatric First Aid certificate.  In my spare time I like to socialise with my friends and boyfriend, and walk my dogs!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Angela Cartwright

    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!

  • Sarah Davies

    Hi, my name is Sarah Davies. I have been studying childcare since the age of 14 resulting in a Level 3 BTEC National Diploma in Children’s Care, Learning and Development. I find childcare very rewarding and am extremely passionate about helping children to achieve their full potential.

    I am very proud of the fun and engaging environment that Happy Days provides, helping children progress well in their Early Years, while ensuring they feel secure in a safe and healthy setting. I look forward to my continued my work at Happy Days.