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Welcome to our Scarborough nursery

We chose Scarborough Business Park as the place for our children’s nursery with the needs of local people and local employers in mind. There is a shortage of good quality childcare facilities and very often parents have little or no choice over having to take whatever is available to them.

So we decided to create a local high quality nursery providing a safe, secure and clean environment with good indoor and outdoor play facilities staffed by wellqualified and caring people. We opened for business in 2005.

Our nursery

Our nursery at Hopper Hill Road, Scarborough Business Park is a new purpose built and designed facility. This enables it to be the finest childcare facility of its kind and more importantly, it provides a warm, happy, safe and caring environment for your children in the most convenient of locations.

The nursery is a modern single storey building with its own outside secure play areas and ample car parking facilities for parents bringing or collecting their children. A lot of thought and careful planning has gone into the design based on our own operating experience and as a result it is a first class facility.

There are separate sections for children of differing ages together with a dining room and kitchen facilities as well as separate toilets for children and staff, office and meeting room space.

The Centre is registered with Ofsted and meets with all the necessary environmental health, fire and health and safety requirements needed in a modern daycare facility.

Level 5 Children & Young peoples management and designated person for safeguarding children. Danielle joined Happy Jays when the nursery opened in 2005 and has ten years experience of working with 0-5 year old children. Since beginning her career with Happy Jays Danielle has accepted promotions from Nursery Practitioner to Room Supervisor, to Deputy Manager and most recently Nursery Manager.

Within the Centre children are cared for on the following basis:

Babies (3 - 24 months)

Our two baby play rooms and outside play area are well equipped with plenty of space for rolling, crawling and learning to walk and provide a relaxed but stimulating environment. A great deal of time is spent giving babies loving care and attention with plenty of cuddles. The baby rooms comprise Baby 1 (3-15 months) and Baby 2 (15-24 months). There are separate sleep areas in each room as well as changing facilities and good quality nappies and milk are provided.

Our staff hold various qualifications ranging from EYPS and degree to Level 2 in all aspects of childcare management. In addition, all staff pursue an ongoing training programme covering areas such as Child Safeguarding, Learning through Play, Portage, First Aid and Health and Safety. All our staff follow the Happy Jays Code of Practice which governs the way we operate.

We are all friendly, caring and are only too happy to help both parents and children. We work with the children to develop their creativity, imagination and language skills in a meaningful way. This is achieved through a wide range of structured activities in accordance with the principles of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and with our own standards of good childcare practice.

All our meals are prepared freshly on the premises by our qualified cook and provide a balanced nutritional healthy diet for all children with the babies receiving their first pureed solid foods when they are ready to do so.

Happy Jays is open from 7.45am to 6.00pm Monday to Friday. We are open all year round excluding bank and public holidays. For parents who need to be early starters you may leave your child with us from 7.30am onwards each day.


The fees payable are as follows and are reviewed annually on 1st September:

Registration Fee £30
Full day - £38
Half day - £25
Full time - £175

There is a high demand for places at Hopper Hill and it makes sense to book early if you are thinking of quality childcare. If you wish to reserve a place please contact us for a registration form. Alternatively if you wish to arrange a visit please call us to make an appointment on 01723 585533.

A selection of articles about Happy Jays from Scarborough Evening News