Our activities will challenge and develop
your child’s creativity, imagination, thinking skills, and social skills.
Our center provides many educational activities to keep your kids engaged. They learn when playing.

Welcome to Happy Days Celbridge

Happy Days is a custom built childcare facility in Oldtown Mill, Celbridge, Co. Kildare. Owned and managed by Anita Travers and Tara Healy, Happy Days has grown from strength to strength since opening its doors to the young people of Celbridge in September 2006.

Our Award Winning Preschool – Happy Days was awarded the Quality Certification Award from St. Nicholas Montessori, making us the only childcare facility in Celbridge to receive such an award, something we are very proud of.

Our Home from Home Afterschool Service – giving the school aged child the opportunity make friends, play and be involved in the planning of the weekly activities while allowing them to relax after their busy day at school.

Our aim is simple – we want to provide a happy day for every child attending our service. Our reward is the good name we have earned in the Celbridge community and the childcare sector. It is our pleasure to provide children and parents with the best pre-school and afterschool service in Kildare.


The age criteria for the current and coming pre-school year is as follows in relation to the ECCE Programme:


More About Us


We provide the following services


  • Participating in government ECCE scheme.
  • Fully trained staff.
  • Age appropriate curriculum.
  • Play based activities.


  • Providing afterschool care for children attending local primary schools.
  • A home from home that allows children to chill after school.
  • A fun filled programme of activities.
  • Breakfast club.
  • Participating in CPS government scheme.

Those little extras

  • Pyjama Day.
  • Teddy Bears Picnic.
  • Share and care parties.

Out of school care for Afterschoolers

School closed? Don’t worry – we offer a full day care service on these days. (booking required in advance)

Love and Care

We provide a loving, nurturing, home-like environment where children, and their parents, feel safe and secure.

Parents as Partners

We pride ourselves on maintaining a good partnership with parents, communicating verbally, with regular newsletters and texts to ensure they are aware of their child’s progress. 


We love nothing more than to show off our wonderful service to parents and children. Please feel free to make an appointment for a guided tour…
Come visit us today!