Welcome to Happy Days, Thornbury

About our nursery

Thornbury Happy Days is an 81-place nursery/pre-school setting in Cooper Road, open from 7am to 7pm, 51 weeks per year, offering childcare and early years education to children aged 12 weeks to 5 years. We are ideally located close to commuter routes into Bristol and Gloucester and has designated parent parking for ease of drop off and collection.

Happy Days are a proven high-quality childcare provider, who have achieved 11 Ofsted Outstanding judgements  - 8 of those since January 2016. We provide secure, calm and neutral environments and wonderful outside areas with free-flow access throughout the day, and all our resources are carefully selected to allow children to experiment, explore and enjoy. A hug, a story, a song, a time to explore, experience and learn - it all happens naturally every day.

Meet our Nursery Manager

Samantha has worked in childcare for 13 years, she holds the Early Years Professional Status and has a BA in Education and Early Childhood Studies.

Why not call in and see our very special nursery for yourself?

Samantha Barnard - Thornbury Nursery Manager
Samantha Barnard - Nursery Manager Find out more about Samantha

Benefits for parents

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Happy Days Thornbury has its own nursery chef. They prepare fresh and nutritious meals on site, with special diets also catered for. Children will learn to be independent at mealtimes and help set up and clear away the table.

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Partner Schools

As with all our settings, we will work with a wide range of local schools and provide a unique school readiness programme "Smart Start"  to ensure that when children leave us to begin formal education, they will be well-prepared and confident.

Come and take a look inside ...

Thornbury is the perfect environment for your child to thrive, have fun and learn! Our team have a wealth of experience and are very proud of the bonds made with the children and their families.

Useful information

Opening Times Monday – Friday 7am to 7pm

Happy Days Nursery
Cooper Road
BS35 3UP
T: 01454 419911
E: thornbury@happydaysnurseries.com


The nursery is situated on the corner of Cooper Road and Midland Way.