Entries by Lindsay Campbell

Finalist NMT Nursery of the Year!

We are so proud to announce that Monkey Puzzle St Albans – Orient Close has been shortlisted as a finalist for Nursery of the Year at the National Nursery Times Awards 2017. The award in this category is for a nursery that is a single owned and run site which has, in the view of […]

October News

October is really one the best months of the year for diversity and colour… it brings Autumn leaves falling over our garden which in turn brings bug hunts and leaf kicking! Then the colours of our Diwali celebrations illuminate the nursery as all the children experiment with bright colours as well as traditional music, dress […]

October News

October at Monkey Puzzle can only mean two things…..Halloween & Diwali celebrations!! The nursery was decorated top to toe with spooky decorations; enter if you dare tape wrapped around the entrance railings & stretched across each door, spiders in their cobwebs nestled in every corner & a very friendly skeleton poised on the nursery entrance […]

News Flash

We are so excited to announce the transformation of our Pre-school room this week with the addition of a unique, one of a kind floor. We have always enjoyed and understood the importance of bringing outside learning inside and vice versa for young children and our new flooring, designed specifically for our nursery, embraces that. […]

September News

Charity events are an important part of Monkey Puzzle, St Albans ethos. This month we supported Jeans 4 Genes Day which was the very first charity event we supported after opening in 2010. It is now an annual event! This year we raised over £100, the children decorated jeans, dressed in denim, explored blue scented […]

September News

During September Monkey Puzzle Ridgmont Road fundraised for two charities; Barnardos & Jeans for Genes, both of which are annual events at the nursery. Lots of Mummies, Daddies, Carers & Grandparents pulled on their best fancy dress & joined children of all ages & staff in our, ‘BARNARDOS BIG TODDLE’. The nursery was quiet but […]

August News

August came & flew by in a flash & brought with it bundles of sunshine & special moments & memories for the children at Monkey Puzzle… A beach was created inside for our Blue Monkeys using various areas in the room & a range of different activities encouraging sensory exploration, language development, creativeness & imagination. […]

August News

August is always an extra special month in the year, as we have to say goodbye to our oldest children as they leave Monkey Puzzle to start school. We have a lovely party with games, bouncy castle, Ice cream, music, dancing and a lot of fun & laughter and this year was absolutely no exception.  […]

July News

July has brought us some beautiful sun filled days & it is safe to say we have made the most of it at Monkey Puzzle with; walks, splashing in the paddling pool, imaginative made-up stories in the shade & sprinkler fun! Blue Monkeys have been exploring animals through various activities, using the figures to encourage […]

June News

The months are flying by & June went extremely fast! Its unpredictable weather brought lots of learning experiences for some of our children… Blue Monkeys have been extending their expressive art & design development through their interest in the story book, ‘Under the Sea’ by bringing it to life through creative, messy, mark making activities. […]