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About Us

Happy Hands Childcare is an established facility which is situated in the heart of Barton Seagrave, which relocated to the purpose-built nursery in Barton Seagrave Village Hall in September 2017. We provide sessional day care for children from age 2 years to 5 years and out of hours care for children from 2 -12 years of age.  Happy Hands is managed by Rosemary Hodgkins and Joanna Horan and a team of 3 highly qualified and experienced practitioners.   The facility is within close proximity to all local schools, with which we have close links.  We are registered with OFSTED and have regular inspections of our staff, premises and equipment. We last gained OFSTED approval in January 2015.  We are very proud that Happy Hands gained Accreditation Status in August 2005 and achieved re-accreditation In July 2010.  Happy Hands provides a safe, stimulating and caring environment which can support each child's individual needs, ensuring that each child can have fun, learn and play.  We run a breakfast club each day from 7.45 a.m. - 9.00 a.m. for children from 2 - 12 years of age and we run two pre-school sessions daily from 9.00 a.m. - 12 noon and then from 12 noon - 3 p.m.   We offer the full 15 hours free childcare for all 3 year olds, 30 funded hours childcare and funding for 2 year olds (subject to meeting Northamptonshire County Council's eligibility criteria, please see funding) for more information.  We also run an out of hours / after school club daily from 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. 


A complete set of our policies is available upon request or can be found on our parents information table.  Our policies cover all aspects of pre-school and include Behaviour Management, Equal Opportunities, Health and Safety and Special Educational Needs.



The aim of our setting is to provide a safe, secure and stimulating environment for your child.  All children are different and develop at different rates.  Their emotional and social skills develop differently and these needs are catered for in our curriculum, which has been formulated to meet the educational needs of your child. We provide a stimulating environment through both planned activities and child-initiated play, both indoors and in our safely enclosed outdoor play area.

Happy Hands



OFSTED Approved


Child-First Curriculum

We believe that every child is unique and will grow at his or her own pace. Our dedicated staff spend time nurturing children’s strengths and encouraging them to reach their full potential.

Term time only - details of times of sessions / clubs can be found below

Please contact us for an application pack.


Your Child's Imagination