Monkey Puzzle Day Nursery East Finchley

Park House, 16 High Road, East Finchley, London N2 9PJ

Monkey Puzzle Day Nursery East Finchley, London, London
Monkey Puzzle Day Nursery East Finchley, London, London
Monkey Puzzle Day Nursery East Finchley, London, London

Monkey Puzzle East Finchley is conveniently located directly opposite East Finchley tube station and adjacent to Cherry Tree Woods. There is a car park located at the rear of the building which can be used to drop off and collect children. The nursery has large bright welcoming spaces and has been fully refurbished. Each age group has its own dedicated room, tailored to meet the needs of individual children. All curriculum planning follows the Early Years Foundation Stage, is child led and initiated by children's interests to ensure that all children have a unique and absorbing learning experience to help them enjoy and achieve their full potential.

Group: Monkey Puzzle Day Nurseries Ltd

Person in charge: Jenny Eracleous (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: London Borough of Barnet Council

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

Total Places for Children: 80

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0800-1830

Vacancies

Please Contact Us for Latest Vacancies

Reviews

7.1 Monkey Puzzle Day Nursery East Finchley has a Review Score of 7.1 (7.072)

The Review Score of 7.1 (maximum of 10) for Monkey Puzzle Day Nursery East Finchley is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.6 out of 5 from 15 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Monkey Puzzle Day Nursery East Finchley in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 2.5 out of 5 from 15 positive Reviews in the last 2 years. (A 2 year period has been used as there were no 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 4.603 for Monkey Puzzle Day Nursery East Finchley is calculated as follows: ( (110 Excellents x 5) + (67 Goods x 4) + (2 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 179 Ratings = 4.603

  • 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 2.469 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Monkey Puzzle Day Nursery East Finchley is based on 15 positive Reviews in the last 24 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 4 then divided by 2 = 2.000

    2. Target of 16 positive Reviews (80 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 15 Reviews ÷ 16 Target = 0.938 , then divided by 2 = 0.469

  • 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
    11
  • Good
    4
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

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

  • Extremely LIKELY
    14
  • Likely
    1
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Monkey Puzzle Day Nursery East Finchley

  • Mother of Child
    12
  • Father of Child
    3

My child is happy there and so I am. All the staff working there are extremely friendly. All activities are well organised and extremely useful for her.
I think I have chosen the best nursery in the area. : )

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Don't Know

My daughter has been with Monkey Puzzle East Finchley for nearly 6 months and it is excellent. The staff is very attentive and caring. My daughter loves her keyworker and has a smile on her face all the time. I highly recommend it.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Both my daughters attend monkey puzzle and they absolutely love it there. The staff are all friendly and are always able to accommodate to their needs. My 4-year-old has learnt many skills, which has prepared her for school next year. They get the children involved in both indoor and outdoor activities, as well as organising trips and events.
I would highly recommend this nursery.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My 4-year-old daughter has been going there since she was 8months old and my son who is almost 2 has been going there for almost a year. They both absolutely love it which is I think the most important piece of info you need in a review! On top of that, Monkey Puzzle staff are lovely, caring and take an above and beyond interest in the development and welfare of my children. They consistently exceed what is expected of them (my daughter's old key worker is taking her out on a special trip this weekend 'her treat'). Over the 3 1/2 years, we have been going they have been flexible with our evolving needs and provided addition support when necessary (e.g. When my daughter was potty training and I was finding it hard). Plus all the usual things re curriculum development, stretch activities, structure, monitoring, regular reviews etc are all very good. We will be very sad to move on to the school phase and I am sure will miss the support of Monkey Puzzle immensely. Cannot recommend this nursery more highly.

How likely would you be to recommend Monkey Puzzle Day Nursery East Finchley? 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

My daughter has been attending this nursery for the first time a month ago and is so happy to go there that I feel relieved to let her go and confident to have some free time. She is cuddling the staff a good way to see how kind they are with toddlers. The activities she is enjoying are the one I don t have time to do at home and thus a perfect complement to her learning. Schedule, location is also the right elements I was looking for.

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

Average Rating: 

 4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

My two sons (one is now at Primary school) have really loved Monkey Puzzle East Finchley. We are very happy with the nursery and its staff. In terms of the building it has a major advantage over many of the other nurseries which are squeezed into house conversions - this one is repurposed offices. The rooms are more spacious, brighter and more practical. It allows the room leaders to be more creative.

The staff are very caring and dedicated and both our sons are always smiling and happy when we pick them up. Management are proactive and always looking to improve their offer. They're receptive to ideas too.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

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

After almost a year there, we've been delighted with the care and attention Jacob receives at Monkey Puzzle. He's quite a sociable little boy (almost 2 now), and he loves playing with all his friends. He thoroughly enjoys the meals and activities, and if ever he's ill, the staff there let us know promptly and check whether or not to give him Calpol. The staff there are excellent and he gets on very well with all of them - after a few weeks of uncertainty, he now looks forward to every day there. We're very happy with the nursery and would warmly recommend it.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.5 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: Good

Value for Money: Good

Monkey Puzzle is a great nursery with really warm, caring and supportive staff.
My daughter started then when she was 13 months old and had a hard time settling in, but the staff (both in the baby room and management) went over and above to care for her and help her settle.
She's now in the toddler room and loves it! She's made lots of friends and has become more confident and very sociable. There's always a broad range of fun activities offered to the children which I really feel has helped my daughter's development.
Communication with parents is great and feedback and discussion on your child's progress is actively encouraged. Family involvement is also encouraged in many other ways (sending in family photos to put up on the walls, attending Christmas parties, helping with special events, etc.).

Overall, I'm really happy with the nursery and it makes leaving my daughter when I go to work that little bit easier.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

Our 1-year-old daughter has attended Monkey Puzzle for several months now. We choose the nursery because the staff were very friendly and seemed to care a lot more than other nurseries we visited. They have a room especially for sleeping which is ideal for babies and a good outdoor area so the kids get fresh air.

- The location is ideal as it is so close to the tube station.
- The staff are very friendly, our daughter has become very attached to her key worker and no longer cries when we drop her off.
- The building is always clean and has great facilities.
- There is a dedicated sleep room for the babies as oppose to a cot in the corner as with other nurseries.

I would highly recommend Monkey Puzzle.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.2 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Fantastic nursery - my daughter has been attending here for over three years now and we have never had any issues - always good feedback.
The staff are welcoming and caring with an individual plan kept for each child's progress.
My daughter is always coming home and telling me about all the fun things that she gets up to at nursery and is clearly learning a lot at the same time!
Food is of a good standard and varied.

How likely would you be to recommend Monkey Puzzle Day Nursery East Finchley? 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: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My son has been going to Monkey Puzzle since he was one year old. We have always been extremely happy with the level of care and recognition of all the children's developmental needs. The staff are extremely professional, and it is a very warm environment which our son thoroughly enjoys. They are always keen to keep us up to date with the daily activities. There are regular review meetings with key workers that are extremely useful. The food is varied, nutritious and well thought out.
In pre-school, the children are clearly being prepped for the next step, when they start reception at school, including activities like PE lessons with the aim for them to learn how to get changed on their own. There is a great outdoor play area, and the children are encouraged to spend some time out there every day. Overall, I would strongly recommend this nursery, it is very conveniently located opposite east Finchley tube station, making pick-up and drop-off easy.

How likely would you be to recommend Monkey Puzzle Day Nursery East Finchley? 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

Both my kids have been with Monkey Puzzle since their baby days.

The staff and management are wonderful. I feel like I can trust them with my child - which is the most important thing when selecting a nursery!

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

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

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

Monkey Puzzle is a vibrant and exciting place for little ones. My son started at the beginning of the year and he has developed quite a lot since, especially his personality has come through.
The staff are supportive and caring, they make an effort to accommodate each child's needs. They produce reports everyday and there is also an online system to track my son's development so I am reassured that his well-being has been taken care of. Very good nursery, cannot recommend it enough!

How likely would you be to recommend Monkey Puzzle Day Nursery East Finchley? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.2 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

I have chosen Monkey Puzzle Day Nursery in East Finchley for my 7-month-old baby as it has very good location. It is literally a few seconds away from the tube station and makes it easy when need to pick up or drop off my baby. The staff is very friendly and take great care of my precious one. Thank you very much Monkey Puzzle. My daughter oves you all.

How likely would you be to recommend Monkey Puzzle Day Nursery East Finchley? 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: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Amazing baby room. Staff are so caring and nurturing and have excellent knowledge of all my baby's needs; weaning, development, sleep, and play. They have been a real help and support in and out of nursery. Lots of activities for speech, crawling, walking and my baby can do all the messy activities she can't do at home. Love the black and white area and all the real or natural bits and bobs that again she can't explore at home. I also like that they go to the park, library or to the shops to buy cooking ingredients on occasions. An amazing and safe place for my baby to be. Love it! Very happy!

How likely would you be to recommend Monkey Puzzle Day Nursery East Finchley? 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

Submit a Review for Monkey Puzzle Day Nursery East Finchley

    • We welcome parents/individuals responsible for a child to submit reviews to daynurseries.co.uk

    • This is not a formal complaint procedure or to be used for allegations of negligence, abuse or criminal activity. If you wish to make a complaint or have a serious allegation of negligence, please refer to the procedures on our complaints page.

Your Personal Details

Your personal details below may be used by us or passed on to the organisation you are reviewing in order to contact you for the purpose of verifying/responding to your review. They will not be passed on to any other third parties and will not be published on our website. Please enter your own personal email address (the email of the care provider will not be accepted). Reviews cannot be submitted anonymously.

Your Review & Rating

This information will be published on the website.


(Please edit if you wish, but it is now our policy not to publish the surname of the reviewer)

(Please note we only accept reviews from the connections displayed in the drop down. We do NOT accept reviews from staff or people with a professional connection with the nursery)

Extremely UNLIKELY

Unlikely

Neither Unlikely or Likely

Likely

Extremely LIKELY

Don't know

Please avoid using names and enter a minimum of 100 and maximum of 1,000 characters - Currently 0 characters.
Reviews must comply with our Review Policy Content Standards (eg are relevant, informative, civil and do not contain allegations of abuse, negligence or criminal activity).

Please complete each of the following options

I certify this is my genuine opinion and in submitting it I agree to the terms and conditions on daynurseries.co.uk/terms.
Please note we have zero tolerance for fraudulent reviews, for more info please refer to the Fraudulent Reviews section in our Review Policy

Awards / Recognitions

There are currently no awards/recognitions posted yet for Monkey Puzzle Day Nursery East Finchley

Job Vacancies

Staff Profiles

There are no staff profiles posted yet