Monkey Puzzle Day Nursery Tatsfield

Old School, Church Hill, Tatsfield, Westerham TN16 2JX

Monkey Puzzle Day Nursery Tatsfield, Westerham, Surrey
Monkey Puzzle Day Nursery Tatsfield, Westerham, Surrey
Monkey Puzzle Day Nursery Tatsfield, Westerham, Surrey

Monkey Puzzle Day Nursery Tatsfield is an Ofsted 'outstanding' nursery (August 2017) located on Church Hill, Tatsfield (located just 1 mile from Biggin Hill), on the Kent/Surrey border. The nursery prides itself in employing a top quality staffing team who are well qualified, experienced practitioners/teachers who have a passion for childcare.

The nursery offers care for children aged three months to pre-school age, featuring rooms which reflect the seven areas of learning described in the Early Years Foundation Stage. All facilities and rooms are designed to be accessible to every child at the nursery.

During their time at the nursery, each child is allocated a key person to support them as they learn and develop. The nursery also offers balanced, home-cooked meals and snacks.

Children can benefit from state-of-the-art learning resources, a sensory room and additional classes including: drama, yoga, baby massage, football, dance, jolly phonics and extra languages.

Group: Monkey Puzzle Day Nurseries Ltd

Person in charge: Sharene Menteath (Owner)

Local Authority / Social Services: Surrey County Council

Number of Staff: 15

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

Total Places for Children: 56

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1830

When Closed: Bank Holidays & from Christmas to New Year

Directions:

Situated on the Kent / Surrey border, approximately 1 mile from Biggin Hill.

Parking:

The nursery has a private parking area for staff as well as for parent drop off and pick up.

Vacancies

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Reviews

9.6 Monkey Puzzle Day Nursery Tatsfield has a Review Score of 9.6 (9.631)

The Review Score of 9.6 (maximum of 10) for Monkey Puzzle Day Nursery Tatsfield is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.8 out of 5 from 14 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Monkey Puzzle Day Nursery Tatsfield in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.8 out of 5 from 9 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 4.827 for Monkey Puzzle Day Nursery Tatsfield is calculated as follows: ( (142 Excellents x 5) + (23 Goods x 4) + (3 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 168 Ratings = 4.827

  • 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 4.804 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Monkey Puzzle Day Nursery Tatsfield is based on 9 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 11.2 positive Reviews (56 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 9 Reviews ÷ 11.2 Target = 0.804

  • 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
    13
  • Good
    1
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

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

  • Extremely LIKELY
    13
  • Likely
    1
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
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Reviewer Connection to Monkey Puzzle Day Nursery Tatsfield

  • Mother of Child
    14

Excellent facility daughter very happy highly recommend xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

My daughter has been at Monkey Puzzle for a year and has enjoyed it thoroughly. Unfortunately, we are moving to a different county but I couldn't recommend Monkey Puzzle highly enough.
They have recently been awarded a much deserved Outstanding by Ofsted.
I initially went to 10+ nurseries to visit (neurotic first-time mum) before I found this one.
The staff are great, the activities fun, original and always different and my daughter LOVES her key worker.
The children spend lots of time outdoors also in the garden area, playing with sand, waterplay, the toys and slides etc.
We will really miss Monkey Puzzle and all of the teachers and management.

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

My son has been attending Monkey Puzzle since it first opened in 2015 and it gets better every year. My son has progressed brilliantly and its all down to the hard work of the staff and the fantastic setting.
The nursery is big, bright and fun with plenty to do for all the ages. The outstanding OFSTED report which they received recently was thoroughly deserved.

How likely would you be to recommend Monkey Puzzle Day Nursery Tatsfield? 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 little boy loves Monkey Puzzle Nursery, he is having a fantastic time there and he has made excellent learning progress since he started. All Monkey Puzzle staff are very friendly and helpful and all children look very happy there. Absolutely no hesitation in reccomending Monkey Puzzle Tatsfield.

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

Excellent staff and facilities. Fantastic communication with parents and a wide range of activities made available to the children. My child always enjoys his time there and I would not hesitate in recommending this nursery to others.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Our son is well cared for and taught at Monkey Puzzle. He loves all the different activities that are set up each day and particularly enjoys the outside space. He can talk well about the themes that are being covered and has great relationships with the staff.

How likely would you be to recommend Monkey Puzzle Day Nursery Tatsfield? 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 husband and I have been taking our three-year-old daughter to Monkey Puzzle in Tatsfield for two years and she loves it. The staff are very nurturing towards all the children. The setting is very picturesque with animals on the fields nearby which our daughter loves.

We couldn't ask for a better nursery for our daughter!

How likely would you be to recommend Monkey Puzzle Day Nursery Tatsfield? 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 was forced to move my daughter from her childminder in January 2016 when she was fifteen months old. Prior to this point, I had been adamant she should be cared for in a home (childminder) environment until school.

After visiting numerous local nurseries and childminders, we settled on Monkey Puzzle Tatsfield as our first choice, from the moment we walked in it seemed a no-brainer, in fact as we left I said to my husband “what do you think?” he replied, “I think you’ve made your mind up!”

From the very start, all the staff were welcoming and it felt happy and friendly. My daughter took to it immediately.

The number of children and the setting seemed to allow the children to have an element of freedom, but with confines of structure and the routine, they need.

Feedback at the end of each day is always based on what she has learned, worked on and developed in that day.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My son started Monkey Puzzle just after he turned one and remained there for 1 1/2 years and I couldn't have been happier. They have an exceptionally nurturing environment. All of the staff are incredibly warm and my son bonded well with a number of them. He often returned home with pieces of artwork or chatting about what he played with. They have a lovely, very well maintained, outside play area which they use most days, and a kitchen on site with a chef where the food is prepared.

I appreciated how adaptive they were to drop-off/pick-up times. On occasions, they looked after him at short notice which I was exceptionally grateful for. Every parent is regularly updated on activities and progress, with additional photos/paintings. I even received a report to take for his 27 month NHS review.

I would have no hesitation recommending this nursery to anyone, especially for that home-from-home environment. Sadly my son is moving on, but we will always have fond memories.

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

As a person who is in the 'field of children' and spends time in nurseries and pre-schools all over the country I found it particularly difficult to choose the perfect setting for my 3 year old son.
Monkey Puzzle Tastsfield and staff have proven to be professional, nurturing, fun and well rounded in their educational approach.
I particularly like their focus on independence and self-help skills, learning through play both indoors and outdoors, as well as school readiness skills academically and socially.
My husband and I couldn't be happier with our choice of setting for our son!

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My little boy shouts "yay" and claps his hands as we drive into the car park. This has to be any parents' dream for childcare. I'm starting to think he would rather be at nursery than at home with me!

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

Really helped my daughter to settle in through her transition. Very professional in their advice. Great balance between warmth and professionalism. The whole atmosphere is very welcoming. Children seem really happy.

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

Overall, we are happy with the Nursery. We would like more information about what happens daily. It would be good if we were able to take the record books home to read about what she ate and drank, what she did during the day and even how many wet/dirty nappies she's had. We understand why we can't go into the room with shoes on but it often seems as though we don't get to see what's going on because we are always met at the door to drop off and pick up - it would be nice to be able to go into the room to collect her every now and again.
We are very pleased with the outdoor environment and also with the fact that nappies, cream and milk are included in the price.

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

Average Rating: 

 4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Satisfactory

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Satisfactory

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

Jane, Manager at Monkey Puzzle Day Nursery Tatsfield responded to this review on 19 May 2016:

Thank you for your feedback, we really appreciate you taking the time to complete the review. With regards to taking home the diary, this is possible and any parent is welcome to take their child's diary home by arrangement. Drop off and pick takes place outside the room as a rule in order to maintain the 'no shoe' policy, cause as little unnecessary disturbance to the remaining children as possible and also so as not to compromise safety. However, any parent wishing to come into the room to see their child is welcome to do so, just let us know.

Friendly staff who have the children's best interests at heart. Great facilities and grounds which enable learning and play.

I like the informal feel of the nursery and the fact that everything is provided from food to nappies and sun cream.

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

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