Monkey Puzzle Day Nursery Walderslade

Princes Avenue, Next to Morrisons, Chatham ME5 7PQ

A purpose built nursery where children play, learn and grow. Everyday is different with engaging activities focusing on children's interests - your little one will love each moment spent there.

Group: Monkey Puzzle Day Nurseries Ltd

Person in charge: Tracey Apps (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Medway Council

Number of Staff: 7

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

Total Places for Children: 60

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1830

When Closed: Bank Holidays & 1 week at Christmas

Fees Guide: £51 per day, £28 half day

Directions:

The Nursery is conveniently situated next to Morrison's on Princes Avenue Walderslade Chatham

Visiting:

They welcome visits at any time whilst open. Although it is preferred that if you require a show round that this is booked in advance to save any disappointment when attending.

Parking:

Parking is within the car park of Morrisons Supermarket and at the rear of the Nursery

Overview

The Review Score of 9.2 (maximum of 10) for Monkey Puzzle Day Nursery Walderslade is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.7 out of 5 from 6 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Monkey Puzzle Day Nursery Walderslade in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.5 out of 5 from 6 positive Reviews in the last 12 months.

Detailed Breakdown

  • 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 4.722 for Monkey Puzzle Day Nursery Walderslade is calculated as follows: ( (53 Excellents x 5) + (18 Goods x 4) + (1 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 72 Ratings = 4.722

  • 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 4.5 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Monkey Puzzle Day Nursery Walderslade is based on 6 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 12 positive Reviews (60 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 6 Reviews ÷ 12 Target = 0.500

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

9.2 Monkey Puzzle Day Nursery Walderslade has a Review Score of 9.2 (9.222)

Average Ratings

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Reviewer Connection to Monkey Puzzle Day Nursery Walderslade

  • Mother of Child
    5
  • Father of Child
    1

Overall I'm satisfied with the nursery. I do not feel the entrance to the nursery is as secure as it could be as the magnetic strip is in only one place and feel if someone pulled on it hard enough it would open.

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

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

Ruth Baker at Monkey Puzzle Day Nursery Walderslade responded to this review on 20 Apr 2018:

We have reassured this parent of the steadfastness of the magnetic lock to our external door. Once through this and within the foyer area, there is also another coded solid fire door which needs to be accessed before entry can be gained to the nursery. Only staff members have this code.

We treat the security of the nursery with the utmost importance and are more than happy that the current security arrangements exceed industry standards and comply fully with safeguarding children in our care.

Could not think of a better nursery to place my child into. So friendly and welcoming and have made my child feel extremely comfortable. A very well run nursery with excellent standards in every aspect.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Excellent nursery. My son is three and a half and loves the nursery. Very good development. He's come on so much in a short space of time. Couldn't recommend them enough.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Our daughter joined the nursery just after her 2nd birthday and she attends for a couple of mornings a week. She loves the staff and can’t wait to go every week. We as parents are very happy with the facilities the nursery offer and the staff are first class and provide good care and learning.

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

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Average Rating:   4.5 out of 5

I'm so happy we chose Monkey Puzzle. Our 1 year old daughter has a great time, she naps, eats well, and plays with a good variety of toys. The staff are great and I have no doubts or concerns about leaving my little one at all!

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

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Average Rating:   4.4 out of 5

I would recommend this nursery to all of my friends and family.
The staff members who work in the rooms are very lovely and welcoming.
They thoroughly care for my little girl and go beyond when it comes to caring.

Thank you, ladies!!

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

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

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Vacancies

8 Child Vacancies

posted 15 Apr 2018

Very limited number of vacancies available - please call for more information

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Staff Profiles

Tracey

Tracey Apps

Job Title: Manager

Joined: 2017

Description:

I have recently joined Monkey Puzzle Nursery as the manager after being in childcare for over 20 years. I have a level 3 in childcare. Throughout my years with in the childcare sector I have gained experience with all different ages and abilities of children and more recently undertaken new managerial training and achieved my foundation degree in leadership and management.
I am married with 2 grown up children of my own. I find working in a nursery setting very rewarding, being able to see the children develop and flourish and eventually transition to school being confident little people.

Sarah

Sarah Barnett

Job Title: Room Manager

Joined: 2017

Description:

I have joined Monkey Puzzle as a Room Leader and will be based in pre-school. I have worked in childcare for over 10 years and am level 3 qualified. I have two grown up children of my own. Working in childcare sets new challenges each day, helping the children to learn new skills and grow.

Annabel

Annabel Bushell

Job Title: Room Manager

Joined: 2017

Description:

I joined Monkey Puzzle Nursery last year in November to help set up the new nursery. I am level 3 qualified with years of experience working in childcare. I have two young children of my own and enjoy spending time with them. I find working with the children very rewarding and like to see the children learn new skills on a daily basis.

Claire

Claire Watkins

Job Title: Nursery Nurse

Joined: 2018

Description:

My name is Claire and I have worked in early years for 9 years. I am a qualified level 3 in early years and paediatric first aid trained.
I will be working in the butterfly room with the pre-school children. I am looking forward to getting to know the children and watching them grow.
I have 3 children of my own. In my spare time I enjoy running with my club, reading books and going to the theatre with my husband.

Katie

Katie Warrington

Job Title: Nursery Nurse

Joined: 2018

Description:

My name is Katie and I have worked in early years for 6 years. I have experience with all ages ranging from 3 mths to 5 years. I will be working towards my level 3 qualification.
I am looking forward to working with the 2-3 year children and getting to know them.
In my spare time I like to socialise with my friends and spend time with my family. I also enjoy football and often go to watch my favourite team play.

Nikki

Nikki Royle

Job Title: Nursery Apprentice

Joined: 2018

Description:

My name is Nikki and I am an apprentice at Monkey Puzzle Walderslade. I used to be a carer for the elderly, but working with children is something I have wanted to do.
I am currently training for my level 3 in childcare.
In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I am a confident, bubbly person and always enjoy life to the full.