All children at Monkey Puzzle Day Nurseries are encouraged to learn through play. Our curriculum covers all the key areas of learning and is designed to meet the needs of the children.
We keep detailed records on the development of all children attending nursery, and these are available to be viewed and discussed at any time by parents. We always encourage parents to add details of their child’s experiences and progress from outside nursery to help keep these development records accurate.
Parents days are held at least twice a year and are an opportunity for parents to discuss their child’s progress on a formal one to one basis.
Once in the Pre-School all children are entitled to a contribution to their fees from the Government. This is part of the Government initiative to provide all 3 and 4 year olds with free nursery sessions. Please feel free to speak to us for further details.
- TINY MITES
Work with our Pink Monkeys and Red Monkeys weekly. They enjoy singing, dancing and listening to what the ‘Tiny Mites’ puppets have been doing.
- FOOTBALL FUTURE
Join us weekly and do multi sports with the children, usually in the garden. It helps our children develop great hand and eye co-ordination, start to enjoy sport and work together as part of teams.
Work with our oldest children in Red Monkeys weekly. Drama Llamas helps children understand the structure of stories, play with language and understand emotions while exploring characterisation. These building blocks give those who wish to perform in the future the skills to do it well; but for others it develops the confidence to take on more day to day challenges such as speaking up in groups.
Both Pink and Red Monkeys have Spanish time weekly. The children have been introduced to the Spanish language through singing, games, dancing and number rhymes. They are really enjoying learning a language.
Supernastics come into the nursery weekly and work with Pink Monkeys. They are a broad-based, holistic programme that combines creativity and music with basic training in flexibility, balance, strength, agility, co-ordination and body awareness for young children. It creates opportunities for our children to move and participate and they love it!
- LITTLE MANDARIN
Red Monkeys have weekly Mandarin lessons. Alongside learning the vocabulary and storytelling, the children sing songs, play games, roleplay and use sign language; so there’s a real mix of activities they get involved in which makes learning Mandarin a lot of fun!