Monkey Puzzle Day Nursery Sidcup

Studio House, 59 Station Road, Sidcup DA15 7DR

Monkey Puzzle Sidcup is a day nursery on Station Road, Sidcup.

It is a place where standards will not be compromised. A stimulating environment is provided so that children can explore confidently, whilst learning and developing through play.

The site provides a teaching room with IWB, a dedicated sleep room, sensory room and three outdoor play areas.

Healthy and fresh meals and snacks will be prepared on-site.

Group: Monkey Puzzle Day Nurseries Ltd

Local Authority / Social Services: London Borough of Bexley Council

Number of Staff: 15

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

Total Places for Children: 70

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

Directions:

4 minute walk from Sidcup station

Parking:

Parking available

Vacancies

Please Contact Us for Latest Vacancies

Reviews

9.6 Monkey Puzzle Day Nursery Sidcup has a Review Score of 9.6 (9.627)

The Review Score of 9.6 (maximum of 10) for Monkey Puzzle Day Nursery Sidcup 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 11 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Monkey Puzzle Day Nursery Sidcup in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.8 out of 5 from 11 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 4.841 for Monkey Puzzle Day Nursery Sidcup is calculated as follows: ( (114 Excellents x 5) + (15 Goods x 4) + (3 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 132 Ratings = 4.841

  • 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 4.786 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Monkey Puzzle Day Nursery Sidcup is based on 11 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 positive Reviews (70 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 11 Reviews ÷ 14 Target = 0.786

  • 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
    10
  • Good
    1
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

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

  • Extremely LIKELY
    11
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Monkey Puzzle Day Nursery Sidcup

  • Mother of Child
    8
  • Father of Child
    3

Since joining this nursery, my son has progressed vastly with his development and still is. I'm very happy with what and how he is being taught.

How likely would you be to recommend Monkey Puzzle Day Nursery Sidcup? 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 love it here, really really love it. If I was a child I would come here.
Every time I drop my child, I wish I was 30 years younger!

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

Brilliant Nursery! My daughter has learned more in the past three months than she did at her previous nursery in almost nine months. The environment is a good balance of structured and free play. The staff are lovely and create a disciplined and loving environment.
My family is very pleased with the service.

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

Average Rating: 

 3.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Satisfactory

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

My daughter (21 months) started at Monkey Puzzle in January this year and I could not be happier with the way she has settled in. The staff make such an effort on every level - educational activities, good routine, fantastic food, warm and friendly, outdoor fun. My daughter is always happy when I collect her, couldn't recommend more highly.

How likely would you be to recommend Monkey Puzzle Day Nursery Sidcup? 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 3-year-old son has been very happy since starting at this nursery in March 2017.
The staff are very friendly, helpful and competent. Communication is exceptional with daily updates via an app and regular newsletters. There's a real focus here on providing a varied and stimulating environment for the children. There are monthly themes/topics in the rooms and trips to different places e.g. Science & Maritime Museums, local library at no extra cost.
Visits are spread across the week to try to ensure that all children get a chance to go to. Education is great with my son regularly doing phonics and counting in a fun way. There is also a good focus on science. The pre-schoolers are prepared for school even being given simple pieces of homework sometimes. The rooms are bright and colourful and there are 2 gardens one with play equipment and the other with a mud kitchen, sand pit, plants. My son tells me that the food is very nice too!
A highly recommended childcare setting!

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

Our 2.5-year-old son has attended the nursery since December 2016. We are extremely happy with the care our son is receiving and the great progress he is making.
We have seen such a difference in his confidence, social and verbal skills since he started attending Monkey Puzzle.
The daily updates from the nursery (via App) let us know how our sons day has been and observations sometimes include pictures and videos.
They organise outings, nursery visits, themed events and a lot of other fun things that make us want to be there with our son, than at work:)

How likely would you be to recommend Monkey Puzzle Day Nursery Sidcup? 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 17-month-old daughter has attended this nursery since it opened in November 2016. It is an excellent nursery and my daughter enjoys her time here.

It was daunting looking for a nursery in preparation for going back to work, but the wonderful staff and excellent facilities made Monkey Puzzle an obvious choice.

The management is very proactive with their communication and keep me updated with upcoming activities and events. They use an app to let me know how my daughter gets on during the day and update it with observations including some photos.

I thoroughly recommend this fantastic nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Monkey Puzzle Day Nursery Sidcup? 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 son really enjoys going to Monkey Puzzle in Sidcup. He is very enthusiastic and constantly talks about his experiences, especially learning his phonics! His development has excelled since attending (beginning of Dec 2016), specifically his verbal and social skills.
Although this nursery is situated further away from us than other nurseries, we are happy to do the extra travelling due to the facilities, development and inclusiveness that this nursery offers.
The open play space is very well arranged providing the children with different types of toys to help with all elements of their learning.
The online app is very informative and makes us feel we are part of our son's learning journey, no matter where we are.
We have found all the staff nurturing, friendly and approachable at all times. They are very knowledgeable and proactive in dealing with any questions we may have.
We would highly recommend this nursery to our friends and family.

How likely would you be to recommend Monkey Puzzle Day Nursery Sidcup? 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 attends this lovely nursery. She is enjoying the nursery and looks forward to going in. I am kept up to date with her learning via an app. The staff are very friendly and my daughter is learning new things. She has become very confident at meal times and she is regularly taken on trips. I really like the theme based learning as my daughter wants to explore with different things every day and this nursery allows her to do this. I would recommend this nursery as it is well managed with brilliant staff and activities are very fun for the children.

How likely would you be to recommend Monkey Puzzle Day Nursery Sidcup? 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 Monkey Puzzle since she was 22 months old, being one of first few to join when it opened in Nov 2016.

What set this nursery apart from others was the friendly atmosphere, the lovely team and fantastic facilities. Having a key worker assigned to a child, following the EYSF program also appealed to me. The girls who look after my daughter are lovely and great at their job. A daily diary update is sent to my phone via an App as well as messages and a Learning Journey. The rooms are large, bright and colourful. Each month there is a new theme so rooms are rearranged/given a fresh look accordingly keeping my daughter engaged. Trips/visits/themes are organised. The safe out door garden area/natural garden area/interactive whiteboard room are great.

My daughter always looks forward to nursery. She gets a balance of indoor/outdoor activities and plenty of stimulation. I have confidence that the staff at Monkey Puzzle will prepare my daughter well for school.

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

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My 22 month old son has been going to the Monkey Puzzle nursery in Sidcup for the last month since it opened in November 2016. Prior to this, he attended another local nursery. The 2 nurseries are incomparable and I am already able to see such a difference in my child. My son's confidence has increased and he is reluctant to leave when I pick him up!

The facilities at Monkey Puzzle Sidcup are second to none and there is much to keep my very active son entertained throughout the day. Staff are caring and it is clear that management invest time in child development. I am also kept up to date with my child's learning and daily diary online.

Nurseries can provide more of a babysitting service rather than truly looking at positive ways to develop the children in their care. Thankfully the Monkey Puzzle nursery in Sidcup falls into the latter category and I hope that this continues as my son really enjoys being there.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Submit a Review for Monkey Puzzle Day Nursery Sidcup

    • 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 Sidcup

Job Vacancies

Staff Profiles

There are no staff profiles posted yet