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Welcome to Happy Jays Nursery Batley

Happy Jays Batley

Exceptional Childcare in Batley

Welcome to Happy Jays Nursery Batley

We are renowned for delivering consistently high quality childcare in Batley. What makes us truly unique are our team members. We have many team members who have worked with us for many years. We invest in our team heavily with formal training and training that links to our children’s interests and needs at that time.

We take time to get to know you and your children. This means that we can tailor everything and really give your child a unique experience where they will make friends, develop their imagination, learn through play and be truly ready for their next adventure into school.

We use a system called In The Moment Planning and our team must be tuned into the children’s interest and adapt the environment and resources to support their current interest. Learning is all done through play. In our experience this is the absolutely best way to engage children and to develop their interest in learning.

In addition to this we believe that care is the basis of everything that we do. Respect is a large part of our learning process. Our team will always listen, always apologise to children if in fact the child is right, this frequently happens when it comes to Dinosaur knowledge and always ensure that each child has their coat done up and nose wiped.

We understand how difficult it is to leave your child in our care for the first time. We will work with you and your child to ensure that your settling in experience is specific to you. If you do need additional sessions to settle in we are more than happy to do this for you. If you do want to contact us regularly throughout the day to check on your child we are more than happy for you to do this.

A Tradition of Excellence 

If you’re planning ahead and thinking about childcare in Batley for the first time or maybe you’re thinking about changing day nursery, we know it’s one of the most important decisions you’ll ever make. You will be looking for a day nursery that’s safe and clean, that’s bright and inspiring and with a family-feel.

At Happy Jays Nursery in Batley we pride ourselves on delivering excellent quality childcare and education to each child in our care alongside a "home from home’’ environment where children are encouraged to engage in new experiences and opportunities to learn through play.

Our Nursery in Batley is an inclusive setting, and we have a fully qualified Special Education Needs Lead. We can work with local authorities and other charities to arrange for training and support for children in our care who have specific needs. 


All of our team members are First Aid trained including the Chef. Our staff repeat their Safeguarding training annually although the requirement is every three years to ensure your child is receiving the best childcare.

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What You Can Expect

Caring And Nurturing Staff

Our main focus is our children and therefore, we have measures in place to ensure your child is getting the care they need. If your child has had medication prior to coming into nursery can you please notify the Room Leader. All medications are stored in a locked medical cabinet or where required a designated fridge. 

Ofsted 'Good' Rating Across All Our Nurseries

The First For Childcare nursery group has an 'Good' Ofsted rating. We are constantly developing our methods and ensuring our quality and standards stay high.

Ideal Environment For Your Child To Grow

Our children LOVE getting messy. We do lots of creative activities that the

children really look forward to and fully engage in. We provide an engaging environment to enable us to produce intuitive and developing children. We very much see ourselves as a resource, constantly updating the environment and offering new and interesting opportunities to learn.

Safeguarding Measures

We ensure your child is kept safe at all times from any dangers. Our entrances are secure and we do ask that you do not allow any other visitors into the nursery. We have measures in place for the safety of your children whilst in our care.

Children Develop Into Fabulous Individuals

Everything that we do in our day nurseries is based around the children. Each child in the Nurseries has a designated Key Person and they will be responsible for ensuring that your child is happy, and engaged. Also, we celebrate every child’s achievement and successes equally. We display all children’s creations and recognise that they are unique.

Delicious Meals To Encourage 

Healthy Eating Habits

We cater for all special dietary requirements and all our food is prepared on the premises. Our aim is always to create interesting and nutritious meals for children of all ages on a daily basis.

A Message From Our Manager

Hi, I’m Margaret Pollard and I’m the Nursery Manager at Happy Jays Nursery in Batley. I have worked at the nursery for over 20 years and have a NVQ level 5 in Childcare and Education and a NVQ Level 3 in Management. I have a daughter who attended the nursery until she started high school.


Happy Jays Batley has been established as a nursery since 1968 and over the past 50 years the nursery has changed in appearance and utilising all three floors of the building whilst maintaining the same value of providing first class care and an inspiring environment for children to learn and develop has always been the foundation to what we do. We have three spacious floors plus a large outside area including our own woodland walk.


Our nursery community is made up of amazing, enthusiastic, qualified staff who are all passionate about the care and opportunities we provide for the children. The whole team work well together and complement each other with their own skills and attitudes. Also within our nursery community we have our children and their families and these play an important role in helping us develop based on the needs of the children. Parents and families play a very active role within our nursery, we are always open and available when parents need to talk or ask advise. We also have a parents area within nursery full of leaflets with advice, local places of interest and also leaflets about activities to do at home.


At Happy Jays Nursery we use tapestry - an online learning journal and we also ask parents to contribute to this. It is always great for us to see some of the things our families do when they are not at nursery and by parents adding to this we can have a great discussion as a group about what the children have been doing. This links into our whole approach which is based on the children’s current interests. Tapestry also allows us to update our parents daily regarding what their children have been doing that day at nursery and we have found that the online care diary is really great.

Margaret Pollard


Key Contacts

Nursery Manager – Margaret Pollard

Deputy Manager – Sally Akeroyd

Operations Manager – Danielle

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