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At Monkey Puzzle Day Nurseries our approach to your child’s development starts with the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum and goes way further to help your child make the most of their time at nursery and prepare them for the journey ahead.

Your child will learn through the magic of play, supported by trained staff who have a passion for providing memorable learning experiences with expertise in the specific areas of building children’s communication and language, supporting physical development, and crucial emotional development too. We extend these prime areas with activities and an environment that promotes exploration in literacy, mathematics, understanding the world, and expressive arts and design. Our curriculum is not confined to four walls and you’ll find learning lives in every space including the outdoors, and the world around us.

We follow the Government’s Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework which sets the standards for learning, development, and care for children from birth up to 5 years of age.

The principles which guide the work of our Early Years Professionals are grouped into four themes:

  • A unique child – every child is a competent leaner from birth who can be resilient, capable, confident and self assured
  • Positive Relationships – children learn to be strong and independent from a base of loving and secure relationships with parents and/or key person
  • Enabling Environments – the environment plays a key role in supporting and extending children’s development and learning
  • Learning and Development – children develop and learn in different ways and at different times; all areas of learning and development are equally important and inter-connected.

There are three prime areas of learning in which our Early Years Professionals support children to learn and develop. These are:

  • Personal, social and emotional development
  • Communication and language
  • Physical development

Plus four specific areas of learning. These are:

  • Knowledge and understanding of the world
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Expressive arts and design

Each child has their own key person to enable them to feel reassured, safe and cared for within our setting. This person also keeps a detailed Learning Journey of the child’s progress during their time with us. These records are available to be viewed and discussed at any time by parents, who are always encouraged to add details of their child’s experiences from outside the nursery.

Extra Curricular Activities

As well as providing all the typical activities you would expect from a quality childcare provider, Monkey Puzzle Bedford also offers a number of extra-curricular activities such as French and Sensory room. We believe these activities are simply part of our nursery and should be made available and enjoyed by all children, therefore these all-inclusive activities are available and provided at no extra cost.

Our extra-curricular activities are delivered by our trained, experienced and dedicated staff, who will help extend the benefits that your child will gain from these superb activities.

Cookery Club

Age group 1-5 years

Establishing healthy eating habits in young children is very important and we approach this from various angles at Monkey Puzzle.
As well as offering a well-balanced nutritional menu, we also introduce the children to the process of cooking and producing food.
Cookery provides an interesting and enjoyable experience for children, offering a practical vehicle for learning in many areas. Stimulating children’s senses, developing their motor and manipulating skills, extending their use of math as well as sparking their social and communication skills.

Sensory Room

Age group: All ages

Allow children to un-lock the power of their imagination in our sensory room.
Giving children the opportunity to experience treasure basket and heuristic play, exploring natural textures, materials and objects. Discovering and experimenting with light and shadows.
Our sensory room allows children an opportunity to unwind, instilling a calm and tranquil space enabling children to relax and let their exploratory minds evolve.

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