So happy to welcome you!

We are the proud team of Happy Kids (Altrincham Preschool Playgroup). We are a passionate and committed Early Years’ team and we strive for the best outcomes for every child. At Happy Kids, children’s learning takes place through play. Highly trained and experienced practitioners tune into your child and support their learning by sensitively observing and supporting their play in a safe and enabling environment. We aim to create a real love of learning, awe and wonder which will last with your child for a lifetime. 

The Early Years are such an important time and we strive to create some very special memories during the time your child spends here with us, and in so doing lay solid foundations for their future learning.

We love to welcome visitors to our setting as it is only by visiting us and seeing everyone at play that the real atmosphere can be experienced.

Please contact us to arrange a visit or pop in if you are passing. We look forward to meeting you!

Sue, Yvonne, Sophie, Sam, Laura & Tori




Sue is an Early Years Teacher and holds the NVQ Level 3 Diploma

in Children's & Young Persons Workforce. Sue started at the playgroup in 2010. Sue is one of our First Aiders, SENCO and is our Behaviour Officer.

In her spare time Sue loves spending time with her 3 teenage sons and husband, and her spaniel Cleo. She has a passion for fashion and loves spending time browsing new trends and updating her wardrobe. She is also passionate about keeping up to date with everything "Early Years"



Deputy Manager

Yvonne has been at the playgroup since 2007 and works closely with Sue to manage the setting. Yvonne holds the N.N.E.B and is responsible for all the Safeguarding, Equality and Inclusion. Yvonne is one of our First Aiders, SENCO and is our Behaviour Management Officer.

In her spare time Yvonne loves crafts and caring for her beautiful cat Rhada. She loves to watch cricket at both local and international level and dreams of taking a trip to watch England play Australia with her family some day.



Early Years Practitioner

Sophie has been with us since 2015 and is our Level 3 Forest School Leader. Sophie is first aid trained and also holds her outdoor First Aid certificate.

Sophie is passionate about spending her spare time in the outdoors, hill walking with her daughters and 3 rescue dogs.  She has recently completed the NNAS Silver hill-walking & navigating qualification so plans to do some more challenging hikes soon.  She also has a love of salt and vinegar crisps!



Early Years Practitioner

Sam holds the NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Children's & Young Persons Workforce and started with us in 2017. Sam is our

Food Safety Officer and is First Aid trained.

Sam is the proud mum of 2 young daughters and she enjoys taking them out on adventures during her spare time and spending time with her extended family. She loves to brave the elements, camping and exploring. She is very creative and plans wonderful experiences for her girls.



Early Years Practitioner

Laura joined us in September 2021. She holds the Early Years Educator Level 3 Qualification.  Laura has several years experience in childcare and is passionate about supporting children's learning.


In her spare time she adores spending time with her ragdoll cats, Bear and Belle, and her daughter.



Early Years Practitioner

Tori joined us in September 2021.  She is qualified as an Early Years Level 3 Practitioner, and she brings several years of experience to the team.


Her spare time is very much taken up with her young son, and she loves to prepare activities for him and take him on adventures.

Meet our happy team!