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Welcome to Monkey Puzzle Astwick

Our nursery provides a nurturing home from home environment, for children aged 3 months through to pre-school age. With an emphasis on learning through play, our carefully selected team of practitioners ensure your child is cared for in a safe, secure environment with planned activities to keep them engaged whilst having lots of fun.

We are located on a working farm, meaning our children have access to a whole farm and all the adventures that it is able to bring them. Additionally, we have a trained forest school leader in our preschool room to take children on daily forest school sessions and a lead staff member in 2-3’s that has trained in outdoor learning, meaning our older children get to spend lots of time outside learning in our beautiful environment that includes streams, fields, woodland and exploring nature’. We are extremely blessed that our older children at Astwick are not confined to being inside all day and can run, climb and explore our great outdoors each day. Our little ones go out too, but we don’t take them as far as their little legs get tired, so time outside learning on the farm, increases with their age and energy!

We have dedicated rooms for our various age ranges and each room reflects the seven areas of learning, as prescribed in the Early Years Foundation Stage. We have free-flow access all year round to our purpose built garden where children can continue their learning but more importantly have fun, jumping in the sandpit or making mud pie in our mud kitchen!

No hidden extras, everything is included in our fees, from freshly prepared breakfast, lunch, tea, snacks, and drinks, to premium branded nappies, wipes, and creams. Menus are carefully selected by our on-site chef to meet the energy and nutrition requirements of growing children, plus there are also extremely delicious!

Hello. I’m Natasha and I am the owner of Monkey Puzzle Astwick. My passion, which runs throughout our nursery, is to give children access to the environment so that every child has the chance to learn through outside adventures, as every child deserves the chance to fly a kite or jump in a stream. My team and I are dedicated to giving every child the best start in life by caring for and supporting them to play, learn and grow in a positive and stimulating environment.

I would love to welcome and show you around our beautiful nursery setting so please get in touch

Natasha

Nursery Owner

Tina - Monkey Puzzle Astwick Manager
Babies

The very youngest children at Monkey Puzzle Day Nursery Astwick spend their time in our specially designed Tulips room, welcoming children from the age of three months to fourteen months.


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Tweenies

From the age of 14 months, children spend their time in our Tweenies room, a space designed to build their independence and curiosity, with perfectly sized furnishings and learning resources to explore.


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Toddlers

Welcomed from the age of 2 years old, children enjoy a space in Lilies that matches their inquisitiveness and energy, with well-considered furnishings and learning resources accessible at all times.


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Preschool

Your child will embark on their preschool journey with us at around three years old, enjoying an enriching learning environment that fully supports their individual needs as well as the group activities and play.


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Babies

The very youngest children at Monkey Puzzle Day Nursery Astwick spend their time in our specially designed Tulips room, welcoming children from the age of three to fourteen months.


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Tweenies

From the age of 14 months, children spend their time in our Tweenies room, a space designed to build their independence and curiosity, with perfectly sized furnishings and learning resources to explore.


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Toddlers

Welcomed from the age of 28 months, children enjoy a space in Lilies that matches their inquisitiveness and energy, with well-considered furnishings and learning resources accessible at all times.


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Preschool

Your child will embark on their preschool journey with us at around 3 years old, enjoying an enriching learning environment that fully supports their individual needs as well as the group activities and play.


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We’re just around the corner, with lots for you to discover…

  • Part of an award winning nursery group with over 30 years experience

  • Fully renovated barn conversion set in an idyllic farm setting, less than 5 minutes’ drive from central Stotfol
  • Amazing, purpose-built outside play area where children have free-flow access all year round
  • Dedicated rooms for Babies, Toddlers and Pre-School
  • Regular outings to aid the children’s learning and awareness of their surroundings
  • Caring and experienced team of staff who are all highly qualified in Childcare and Education
  • Delicious, healthy food prepared on site by our Nursery Chef
  • Modern security systems, including CCTV cameras
  • Open Monday to Friday, 51 weeks a year, 7.30am to 6.30pm
  • Full day or half day sessions available
  • Branded Nappies, wipes and creams all included in the price
  • 15/30 hours government funding available (limited places)

Plus so much more. Get in touch today.

Open 7:30am to 6:30pm Monday to Friday for 51 weeks per year, (closed for the week between Christmas and New Year)

Virtual Tour

Monkey Puzzle Astwick – Facebook

We love to share insight into nursery life through our social media pages and accounts. Take a look below to see some of our posts, click to go through to view them in full and leave us a comment or a like.

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2 weeks ago

Making our bug 🐛 🐜 🐞 house! Preschool were busy at forest school making the bugs a home! They thought about what they would like to use and what bugs would need in a house. Some great thinking from them and the eye were very proud of why they made. #bughotel #forestschool #outdooractivitiesforkids #monkeypuzzle #hitchinmums #biggleswademums #stotfoldmums ... See MoreSee Less

Making our bug 🐛 🐜 🐞 house! Preschool were busy at forest school making the bugs a home! They thought about what they would like to use and what bugs would need in a house. Some great thinking from them and the eye were very proud of why they made. #bughotel #forestschool #outdooractivitiesforkids #monkeypuzzle #hitchinmums #biggleswademums #stotfoldmumsImage attachmentImage attachment+4Image attachment
2 weeks ago

Canada 🇨🇦 day! Our 2-3’s took part in some activities and discovered Canada 🍁 this week. They made their own flags, finding leaves out on the farm as well a themed play dough and art work! #canadaday #monkeypuzzle #hitchinmums #stotfoldmummies ... See MoreSee Less

Canada 🇨🇦 day! Our 2-3’s took part in some activities and discovered Canada 🍁 this week. They made their own flags, finding leaves out on the farm as well a themed play dough and art work! #canadaday #monkeypuzzle #hitchinmums #stotfoldmummiesImage attachmentImage attachment+7Image attachment

Come and join us for our next 3-week Baby Sign course, starting on Tuesday 9th July.
Message us on here, or call the Children's Centre on 0300 300 8112, to book your place.
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2 weeks ago

Preschool were great helpers today, watering all our flowers this afternoon. They thought they were very thirsty in the hot weather! #gardeningwithkids #monkeypuzzle #hitchinmums #monkeypuzzlestevenage #stotfold ... See MoreSee Less

Preschool were great helpers today, watering all our flowers this afternoon. They thought they were very thirsty in the hot weather! #gardeningwithkids #monkeypuzzle #hitchinmums #monkeypuzzlestevenage #stotfoldImage attachmentImage attachment+6Image attachment
4 weeks ago

Healthy eating activities - our healthy eating sensory tree and making vegetable soup with our toddlers! #monkeypuzzledaynurseries #HealthyEatingWeek #storfoldmummies #hitchinmummy ... See MoreSee Less

Healthy eating activities - our healthy eating sensory tree and making vegetable soup with our toddlers! #monkeypuzzledaynurseries #healthyeatingweek #storfoldmummies #hitchinmummyImage attachment
4 weeks ago

Our vegetable patch - our little ones explored their own vegetable patch and then extended this further with painting with the vegetables they found! #HealthyEatingWeek #hitchinmums #stotfoldmummies #monkeypuzzledaynurseries ... See MoreSee Less

Our vegetable patch - our little ones explored their own vegetable patch and then extended this further with painting with the vegetables they found! #healthyeatingweek #hitchinmums #stotfoldmummies #monkeypuzzledaynurseriesImage attachmentImage attachment+6Image attachment
4 weeks ago

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A huge well done to our Louisa! She gained her level 5 qualification in health and social care and children and young people services. Very proud of all her hard work! ❤️ #monkeypuzzledaynurseries #stafftraining ... See MoreSee Less

A huge well done to our Louisa! She gained her level 5 qualification in health and social care and children and young people services. Very proud of all her hard work! ❤️ #monkeypuzzledaynurseries #stafftraining

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Congratulations Louisa 🩷

Well done :)

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