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 ‘wow moments’ of their child’s experiences and progress from outside nursery to help keep these development records accurate and to reflect the whole child.
Parent 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 with their child’s Key Person.
Parent Information evenings are held over the year on topics such as Positive Behavior Management.
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 speak to us for further details.
- TINY MITES
Work with both our Blue Monkeys and our Pink Monkeys weekly. They enjoy singing, dancing and listening to what the ‘Tiny Mites’ puppets have been doing.
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.
- FOOTBALL FUTURE
Work with both Red and Pink Monkeys weekly. The sessions include warm up activities, fun games, football skills and games. As well as teaching the children vital life skills and personal skills in the games played. Children are constantly encouraged regarding healthy eating and the benefits of exercise even at their young age as well as teaching the children the basic footballing techniques. The children have lots of fun and the main focus is always the children’s enjoyment.
Our oldest children have been enjoying learning Spanish, this is usually through singing, stories, music and visual prompts.
Red Monkeys have the opportunity to enjoy weekly Italian time learning the language through fun.
The whole nursery has weekly yoga sessions, learning about their own breathing, their bodies and mindfulness.
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!