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Day nursery operator

Happy Days is a day care operator for children between three months and five years. It was founded by Robin and Sarah Karkeek out of their own needs for childcare. It offers both full day care and sessional care that provide parents and their children flexible times at the nurseries to suit their individual needs.

Becoming a top national nursery chain

Livingbridge’s investment will support the business to expand, both organically and through acquisition, with Livingbridge providing further funding for development. Since investment as well as adding to the senior team, Happy Days has re-sited its Derriford NHS nursery in Plymouth and opened several new nurseries, including in Exeter and Bristol. It has a strong pipeline of future site opportunities to pursue.

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Happy Days timeline

1991 Business formed by husband and wife team
2012 Livingbridge invests
2014 Open new nursery site in Exeter
2015 New site openings in Cheswick Village and Bradley Stoke, Bristol
2016 All Ofsted inspections taken place for Happy Days so far receive outstanding ratings
2016 New site opening in Thornbury
2018 Investment Realised

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