Monkey Puzzle Day Nursery Bedford

78 Shakespeare Road, Bedford MK40 2DN

Monkey Puzzle Day Nursery Bedford, Bedford, Bedfordshire
Monkey Puzzle Day Nursery Bedford, Bedford, Bedfordshire
Monkey Puzzle Day Nursery Bedford, Bedford, Bedfordshire

Monkey Puzzle Day Nursery offers:

- The best possible care provided for every child, in all areas of their learning and development

- Qualified, caring staff in spacious surroundings

- Bright, stimulating environment for children to learn through play

- Amazing sensory room

- Large enclosed garden and car park

Group: Monkey Puzzle Day Nurseries Ltd

Person in charge: Kay Whittaker (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Bedford Borough Council

Number of Staff: 16

Service Offered: Day Nursery (Privately Owned), Open all year, Full Day Care, Sessional Day Care

Total Places for Children: 72

Age Range: from 0 years 3 months to 5 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1830

When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas

Vacancies

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Reviews

9.4 Monkey Puzzle Day Nursery Bedford has a Review Score of 9.4 (9.417)

The Review Score of 9.4 (maximum of 10) for Monkey Puzzle Day Nursery Bedford is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.9 out of 5 from 9 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Monkey Puzzle Day Nursery Bedford in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.6 out of 5 from 8 positive Reviews in the last 12 months.

  • a) 5 Points are available for the Average Rating of all Reviews over all time. For each review the Day Nursery / service is rated Excellent, Good, Satisfactory, Poor or Very Poor on a number of areas eg Staff, Management etc. The Day Nursery receives points for each rating as follows: Excellent = 5. Good = 4. Satisfactory = 3. Poor = 2. Very Poor = 1. These points are added up and then divided by the total number of completed ratings to generate the average rating.

    The Average Rating of 4.861 for Monkey Puzzle Day Nursery Bedford is calculated as follows: ( (93 Excellents x 5) + (15 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 108 Ratings = 4.861

  • b) 5 Points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 12 months. If there are no Positive Reviews in the last 12 months, then 2.5 points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 2 years. A Positive Review is defined as any Review with 'Extremely Likely' or 'Likely' in answer to the question 'How likely are you to recommend this Day Nursery to friends and family?'

    The 5 points available are broken down as follows:

    1. 4 points are available for the first 5 Positive Reviews, 3 points for the first Positive Review and then 0.25 Points for each of the next 4 Positive Reviews.

    2. 1 point is available for reaching a target number of Positive Reviews based on 20% of the number of registered maximum number of service users. If the target is partially reached then that proportion of 1 point is given. eg a Day Nursery with 50 registered maximum number of service users has a target of 10 Positive Reviews, if it has 10 or more Positive Reviews it will receive 1 point, if it has 7 reviews will receive 0.7 points.

    3. If there are no Positive Reviews in the last 12 months, then 2.5 points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 2 years. The calculation is the same as above, except the points are divided by 2.

    The 4.556 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Monkey Puzzle Day Nursery Bedford is based on 8 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 4

    2. Target of 14.4 positive Reviews (72 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 8 Reviews ÷ 14.4 Target = 0.556

  • When a Review is submitted by someone who has previously submitted a Review, only the latest Review will count towards the Review Score.


Average Ratings

  • Excellent
    9
  • Good
    0
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Monkey Puzzle Day Nursery Bedford?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    9
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Monkey Puzzle Day Nursery Bedford

  • Mother of Child
    6
  • Father of Child
    3

Excellent child-centered nursery. My daughter loves her days at Monkey Puzzle. She really enjoys all the activities and the outdoor play area. She has made some lovely little friendships with the other children. I Highly recommend the nursery and have found all the staff to be very helpful. They have even encouraged her to join in more during meal times!

How likely would you be to recommend Monkey Puzzle Day Nursery Bedford? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

It’s been great to see my child flourish in such a supportive, challenging and fun environment. We’ve been impressed by and grateful for the huge commitment and enthusiasm showed by all the staff. I know you’ve had a hugely positive impact on my son's development.

How likely would you be to recommend Monkey Puzzle Day Nursery Bedford? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

I have used Monkey Puzzle for 4 years now and love the nursery. They really helped my eldest daughter build her confidence and helped her in every way get ready for school. Now my other daughter is there and they have helped massively with her setbacks and she loves it there. The staff are so friendly and always have time to chat to you about anything.
Not looking forward to when I have to say goodbye as they have been such a big part of all of our lives.

How likely would you be to recommend Monkey Puzzle Day Nursery Bedford? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Our son has been at Monkey Puzzle since he was 9 months old and all I can say is wow. We have seen him change and develop so much and he has grown into an independent and loving 3-year-old.
During his time at Monkey Puzzle he has learnt so much. The staff have always been very supportive of his way of learning and have encouraged him to try new things, despite his reservations.
In each of the 3 rooms, they are always thinking of new and exciting activities for the children to take part in and now he's in preschool he's even learning Jolly Phonics and French.
The facilities at the nursery are fantastic with everything from a sand room, indoor soft play and quiet spaces for reading, to an amazing garden where the children can play or get up close and personal with nature.
Our son is due to go to school soon but I can definitely say without Monkey Puzzle we would be far less prepared.
Thank you Monkey Puzzle!

How likely would you be to recommend Monkey Puzzle Day Nursery Bedford? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My daughter left for school in August after a year in preschool. There was some staff changes but definitely for the best. My daughter went to school knowing some of her Jolly Phonics sounds, she drove us mad about finding items for show and tell during the week and she also wanted to set the table at home, as the children regularly set up for lunch and tea. Overall, my daughter and wife were very happy with preschool and the staff were inviting and supportive.

How likely would you be to recommend Monkey Puzzle Day Nursery Bedford? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

When I was due to go back to work for 3 days. I visited many nurseries and was 100% Monkey Puzzle Bedford. The baby room staff were receptive to listening to parental wishes (such as flexibility on sleeping/milk) and was instantly reassured with their loving and warm approach to my son. As he started I was very pleased with the photos I received of his day in addition to the full run-down of sleeping/eating/changing. I enjoy hearing about what he was getting up to/what was funny etc - I still love these chats daily now - the staff go the extra mile to welcome and include parents.

2 years on, staff in toddlers and pre-school have taken extra care for transition for my sensitive boy. I am always impressed with their set-up in big outdoor areas and inviting learning opportunities - my son loves puzzles, construction, role play, books and French! I also love the trips and shows! The staff regularly update his learning journal online with videos and I add my own too. Have recommended lots and will keep on!

How likely would you be to recommend Monkey Puzzle Day Nursery Bedford? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

I have two children who have attended Monkey Puzzle in the last 3 years. Both thoroughly enjoyed themselves, so much so they don't want to leave when I pick then up. Friendly and courteous staff make it very easy.

How likely would you be to recommend Monkey Puzzle Day Nursery Bedford? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

We have been using Monkey Puzzle Bedford for our childcare since Sept 2016. We had looked at a number of nurseries and were very impressed with our initial visit and tour of the nursery and have been delighted with the quality of the care our 17 month old daughter has received since.

The physical environment is a lovely flowing space. Although the 3 age ranges are separated for most of the day they can come together for certain times giving the babies an opportunity to see what the bigger kids get up to!

All the staff in the baby room are wonderful, caring and clearly dedicated to their work. They really appreciate and nurture each child's little character rather than providing schedule-based 1 size fits all care.

The manager is extremely supportive in facilitating and supporting us as working parents and we have developed a working relationship allowing flexibility when needed which
has been invaluable.

Our daughter loves Monkey Puzzle and we highly recommend it.

How likely would you be to recommend Monkey Puzzle Day Nursery Bedford? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My son has been going to the pre school for four months and really enjoys it. Monkey Puzzle is great value for money especially considering all three main meals plus snacks are included. What's even better is that the meals are really varied and nutritious. The activities that are put on whether its an outing or bringing someone in are really fun and there's plenty of staff for the children to play with both indoors and outdoors. Overall we're really happy with Monkey Puzzle and would be more than happy to recommend it to friends and family.

How likely would you be to recommend Monkey Puzzle Day Nursery Bedford? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

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