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Well Done Wilmslow! Liz & The Team Rated “Good” By Ofsted.

Well the good news keeps coming with yet another pat on the back from Ofsted! Our excellent Monkey Puzzle nursery in Wilmslow has been rated “GOOD” following their latest Ofsted inspection. The Wilmslow day nursery situated near the heart of Wilmslow town centre is owned and operated by Liz Butterworth, providing high quality nursery facilities […]


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Monkey Puzzle Day Nurseries

Welcome to Monkey Puzzle Day Nurseries.

For over thirty years Monkey Puzzle Day Nurseries have been working closely with parents, staff and Ofsted to deliver childcare of the highest quality, providing children with unlimited opportunities to learn, develop and grow within a safe, secure and caring environment.

Our settings are specifically designed to meet the needs of babies and young children. With large, bright open plan rooms, creative outdoor play areas and a variety of equipment providing children with a stimulating environment in which to thrive.

Our aim is for every child to be happy and healthy, enjoying their early years at the Nursery and for parents to have peace of mind that their children are in excellent hands

The group currently consists of 29 nurseries which is due to increase to over 40 in the next 12 months.  See if there’s a Monkey Puzzle nursery close to where you live.

Latest Monkey Puzzle news:

  • June 2014 – Next to open is Kingston Upon Thames with Open Days taking place on 27th and 28th June 2014.  If you are unable to make those dates please call Fran on 01442 878887 who will make alternative arrangements for you.  The nursery will open in the early part of July 2014, update to follow…
  • May 2014 – Head Office visited Glasgow this month to check on progress at our first nursery in Scotland.  We will be opening in Glasgow Central sometime this year so keep your eyes peeled for more information!
  • April 2014 – our High Wycombe nursery was graded OUTSTANDING IN ALL AREAS by Ofsted on their first ever inspection!  Be sure to call them to book a viewing and reserve your child’s place:  01494 700047.
  • April 2014 – Southport is OPEN!  Call 01704 807897
  • March 2014 – Open Days for Southport on 7th & 8th March 2014; call Fran on 01442 878887 to make your booking!
  • February 2014 – Monkey Puzzle Weybridge is OPEN!  Call 01932 988400
  • January 2014 – Ofsted visited one of our newer nurseries, Bexleyheath, and graded it GOOD IN ALL AREAS!  Congratulations to Parv, Jenny and their great team of staff.
  • January 2014 – Open Days for Weybridge on 3rd & 4th January 2014; call Fran at Head Office to register your interest and book your viewing – 01442 878887
  • December 2013 – we have just secured planning permission and signed the lease for a brand new Monkey Puzzle in Southport!  Building work is being carried out as we speak and we are working towards a couple of Open Days.  Call Fran at Head Office to register your interest!  01442 878887
  • 2nd December 2013 – Highbury is officially OPEN!  Call 0207 354 7390
  • UNDER NEW OWNERSHIP & MANAGEMENT – Chesham – to celebrate and promote the extensive refurbishment of the nursery there will be an Open Day at the nursery on Saturday 16th November between 10am and 2pm.  If you would like to come along please call Fran on 01442 878887 and she will book you in
  • 26th October 2013 – Highbury Open Day – it was a HUGE success and lots of registrations were taken so please do ensure you make contact if you are interested!
  • 1st October 2013 – High Wycombe is officially OPEN!  Call 01494 700047
  • 24th September 2013 – Bexleyheath is officially OPEN!  Call 0203 609 6911
  • September 2013 – High Wycombe and Bexleyheath both passed their Ofsted interviews so big congratulations to Cheryl and Jenny respectively!  Watch this space for confirmed opening dates.
  • August 2013 – Ofsted visited our nursery in Didsbury, Manchester and they were graded GOOD IN ALL AREAS!  Don’t forget that all Ofsted reports can be viewed online.
  • August 2013 – On 12th August our nursery in Wigston, Leicester were inspected by Ofsted and retained their Good rating!  Congratulations to Pooja and her team of staff for keeping up the good work.
  • August 2013 – Bexleyheath had 2 Open Days in August and they have taken what we believe to be a record number of sign-ups before they have even opened!  Call them on 0203 609 6911 to arrange a viewing.
  • August 2013 – The Open Days at our latest nursery in High Wycombe were a huge success!  To arrange a viewing contact Lucy on 01494 700047.
  • July 2013 – We’re on a roll; another Good!  Our nursery in Bedford were awarded this fantastic result recently and the inspector said she would like to send her Granddaughter there!  Huge congratulations to Natalie, Gaynor and their team.
  • July 2013 – Monkey Puzzle Day Nursery in Wickham, Hampshire got a Good from Ofsted!  This has been a FANTASTIC start to the year, let it continue!  Helen Dale and her staffing team have done a great job.
  • June 2013 – Our nursery in Woodlesford, Leeds was inspected by Oftsed on 18th June and retained their rating of Good!  We are very proud of Karen and her excellent team.
  • April 2013 – Monkey Puzzle Day Nursery in Ealing gets a Good from Ofsted!  Congratulations to owner Barbara and her team led by Biljana the Manager!
  • Monkey Puzzle Day Nursery Didsbury OPEN!!  Call 0161 425 4506
  • Our latest nursery in Didsbury, Manchester had their Open Day on 8th March, it was a roaring success and they will be open for business on 2nd April!
  • Monkey Puzzle Day Nursery Ealing OPEN!!  Call 0208 840 1116 for more information
  • Monkey Puzzle Day Nursery Wickham OPEN!!  Call 01329 830 236 for more information
  • Monkey Puzzle Day Nursery Bedford OPEN!!  Call 01234 930 282 for more information
  • June 2012 – Another Ofsted inspection and more Outstanding results!  Our Wigston, Leicester branch received Good with elements of Outstanding which makes us very proud of Pooja and her team of staff.  Keep up the good work!  Their inspection report is not yet available to view online but you can request a copy at the nursery.
  • May 2012 – our very first Outstanding Ofsted inspection!!  Monkey Puzzle Day Nursery Ridgmont Road in St Albans was awarded this fantastic result, so many congratulations to Amanda Griffiths and her team at the nursery.  The first of many we hope!  If you would like to view the inspection report click on the following link:
  • May 2012 – Monkey Puzzle Day Nursery in Acton sadly closed due to the building becoming unavailable for use.  But good news!  They are relocating to Ealing.  More info to follow soon.
  • 6th February 2012 – Monkey Puzzle Day Nursery in Wigston, Leicester is now OPEN!  Call them to arrange a viewing, details on our Locations page.
  • Monkey Puzzle Day Nursery Wilmslow got a ‘Good’ from Ofsted last week – congratulations to Liz and her team!  They have spaces available so contact them for more information (01625 444706)
  • We have just opened nurseries in East Finchley.  Contact them to arrange a tour
  • Congratulations to Monkey Puzzle West Kensington – “an outstanding nursery” Ofsted