Our Team

“The inspirational manager and her staff continually evaluate their practice to the highest standard. They are skilled at finding innovative ways to improve their provision and tackle this with enthusiasm. This significantly enhances children’s learning experiences.”

(exert from Summary of key findings for parents from Ofsted report May 2017)

Sue Plowman

Sue is the Owner, Manager and Designated Safeguarding Lead. Sue established Happy Days in 2001 having previously had 3 years supervisory experience working in a local pre-school. Sue is qualified to Level 4 and has numerous qualifications in Early Years pedagogy as well as in Prevent Duty, Child Protection and Safeguarding, Food Hygiene, Management and also holds a Paediatric First Aid certificate. Sue lives in Horton Heath and has 3 grown up sons.

Ali Diaper

Ali is Manager and Deputy Safeguarding Lead/Officer. She has worked at Happy Days since 2007. Ali deputises for Sue in her absence. Ali is qualified to Level 3 and has numerous qualifications in Early Years pedagogy as well as in Prevent Duty, Child Protection and Safeguarding (Level 4), Food Hygiene and also holds a Paediatric First Aid certificate. She lives in Fair Oak and has 2 grown up sons who both attended Happy Days.

Natalie Eade

Natalie is Deputy Manager/Key person. She has worked at Happy Days since 2009. Natalie is qualified to level 5 with a Foundation Degree in Early Years. She has worked in childcare since leaving school and holds numerous qualifications in Early Years pedagogy as well as in Prevent Duty, Child Protection and Safeguarding (Level 3), Food Hygiene and also holds a Paediatric First Aid certificate. Natalie lives in Fair Oak and has 2 sons who both attended Happy Days.

Louise Golding

Louise is Senior Assistant/Key person and Senco. She has worked at Happy Days since 2013 and previously to this, was a parent and volunteer with us. Louise is qualified to Level 3 with numerous qualifications in Early Years pedagogy as well as in Prevent Duty, Child Protection and Safeguarding (Level 3), Food Hygiene and also holds a Paediatric First Aid certificate. Louise lives in Bishopstoke with her daughter who attended Happy Days.

Sarah Haynes

Sarah’s role is Key person . She has worked at Happy Days since 2021 and previously to this, worked at a pre-school in Southampton. She is qualified to Level 3 with numerous qualifications in Early Years pedagogy as well as in Prevent Duty, Child Protection and Safeguarding (Level 3), Food Hygiene and also holds a Paediatric First Aid certificate. Sarah lives in Totton and has 2 children.

Louise Mould

Louise is an Assistant and provides support to the staff team. She has worked at Happy Days since 2021 and previously to this, was a parent to two children who attended Happy Days and a volunteer with us. Louise lives in Fair Oak.

Lucy Bucknell

Lucy’s role is Key person. She has worked at Happy Days since 2021. Lucy has years of experience working in Early Years and is qualified to Level 4 in Early Years and Child Protection and Safeguarding. Lucy lives in Bishopstoke and her 2 children attended Happy Days in Bishopstoke.

Claire Lahey

Claire’s role is Support Assistant. She has worked on and off at Happy Days since 2008. She has also been involved in fund-raising activities as a parent when 3 of her 5 children attended Happy Days. Claire holds qualifications in Food Hygiene and Prevent Duty has a diploma in Pre-School Practice (Level 3). She lives in Fair Oak.

Jade Nias

Jade’s role is Key person. She has worked at Happy Days since 2021 and was previously a parent volunteer. Jade is currently studying for a Level 3 qualification in Early Years. Her son attends Happy Days and she lives in Hedge End.

Becky Price

Becky’s role is Key person. She has worked at Happy Days since 2021. Becky is currently studying for a Level 3 qualification in Early Years. Her son attended Happy Days and she lives in Fair Oak.

Selena Gough

Selena’s role is Support Assistant. Selena returns to Happy Days where she first came to do a Year 10 work placement! From there she developed a passion for childcare and gained her Level 3 qualification whilst working in a local Nursery. Selena lives in Fair Oak and has 2 children, one of who currently attends Happy Days.

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