Happy Jays Nursery

Happy Jays nursery first opened its doors in Boroughbridge in 1996, but quickly expanded across North Yorkshire – it now has five sites. A registered daycare provider by Ofsted, the business’s core aim is to provide the best quality childcare possible for children, from three months old up to eight years old.

For years, Happy Jays nursery in York had been using domestic laundry machines. However, the equipment was proving to be too small to cope with the capacity required.

Gemma Cobb, Manager of the York branch, found herself continually having to deal with failures and breakdowns. The dryers, in particular, were prone to overheating due to the level of use. The nursery was in desperate need of more robust machines that could handle the high amounts of washing and drying.

Gemma had previous knowledge and experience of Miele products, and after consulting her local dealer, Goodman Sparks, it was clear that Miele Professional was the perfect option.

The staff at Happy Jays York had such a good experience that the Miele Professional Little Giant Washers and Little Giant Dryers were installed in five other nurseries. Furthermore, the Scarborough branch decided to invest in an extra G7859TD dishwasher to help them cope with the heavy load of cutlery that needed to be cleaned.

Gemma Cobb said.

“We've used Miele products at home for many years and have never had any issues. We wanted the same reliability and robustness in our commercial environment and it was clear that Miele Professional could provide this.

“Goodman Sparks have always been a first rate supplier. They deliver when they say they will and their attention to detail is excellent!

“We were so impressed with the equipment that we installed Miele Professional products in all our nurseries across Yorkshire. The new machines are very efficient, which is a massive help as we can sometimes have over 90 children in each establishment at any one time. We wouldn’t be able to do the amount of laundry we do now on domestic machines, especially since the business has expanded. The washer and dryer are straightforward to use and not needing to do any complex training has been really helpful, as we have 29 staff.”   

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