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Our Parents Say…

Poppy loves Happy Stars and we have been so happy to have her there. We felt reasured she was loved nurtured and encouraged to be who she is – Thank – You — Ms Newman – 2014

Our Staff

At Happy Stars, our nursery would not be complete without the support of our staff.  Each member of staff is checked with the Disclosure and Barring Services (formerly Criminal Records Bureau) and have also completed an intensive child care course such as NNEB, NVQ Level 4, 3, or 2, Montessori Diploma, Childcare Diploma, Foundation Degree and EYPS and other relevant courses that allow them to work with children. This makes Happy Stars nursery a warm, safe and fun environment for your child.

Throughout their time at Happy Stars, staff must attend regular courses to help further their childcare knowledge.  Parents can access a list of courses staff have attended in the staff profile, located in the Welcome Area.

It is Happy Stars policy that all staff attend courses in First Aid, Food Hygiene and Safeguarding.

We also encourage young students to train with us on a yearly basis, allowing them to complete one of the above relevant courses.

Management & Admin

JoanMs Joan

Ms Joan – is the nursery manager/ owner of Happy Stars and has been in the childcare field for over 20 years, she is passionate about her role and believes that anybody working with young children has a special giftBA Honours in  Early Years Safeguarding Officer Health and

Safety Officer 

DanielaMs Daniela 

Ms Daniela – The multi tasker of Happy Stars , she splits her time between the office and working with the children. and has recently finished her level 3 in childcareCACHE Level 3 Diploma  for the Children and Young people ‘s workforce 

Ms KayMs Kay  


Ms Kay Started at Happy Stars in 2014 after years of  cooking in one of the local state schools, she is one of the most popular members of Happy Stars,  especially on cake day

Level 2 Food Hygiene

Shiny Stars Staff

ZaharaMs Zahara

Ms Zahara – or as known by the children as Ms haha, has been working at Happy Stars since it opened in 2008, She plays an important role as the nursery deputy, supporting Ms Joan and the rest of the team in the smooth running of the nursery.Arts foundation degree 

Co – Safeguarding Officer  


NadineMs Nadine 

Ms Nadine, joined Happy Stars on a  1 years placement while completing her level 2 in childcare, In September 2015 she became a permananent member of the Hapy Stars crewCACHE Level 2 Certificate for  Children  and  Young  People’s Workforce


TamaraMs Tamara

Ms Tamara – started Happy Stars in April 2014. She loves to watch and help children to develop in all areas of the EYFS. And enjoys teaching children about how things work and why they do certain things.

CACHE Level 3 Diploma  for the Children and Young people ‘s workforce 

Ms Aga 

Ms Aga - started Happy Stars in September 2015 as is currently working towards her level 2 in childcare

Twinkle Stars Staff

TeresaMs Teresa 

Miss Teresa is in charge of the younger children, and this is clearly demonstrated through, the love they show her.She has successfully completed 6 years at Happy Stars during which she has gained the role as the nursery senco.

Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People

Nursery Senior and is in charge of under 2′s area

Key Person

SENCO Officer


CarinaMs Carina

Miss Carina – Has been working at Happy Stars for over 5 years, she had a short career change in 2012 , but felt that her home was always with Happy Stars and returned a year later. All the parents love Ms Carina for her bubbly personalityLevel 2 certificate for the children and young people workforce