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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 days 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
2 days 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
3 days 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 :)

Healthy eating week! 🍇 our little ones have been learning all about healthy eating this week as they get involved in activities such as vegetable printing. Apple structures and potato people! We have been talking about what foods are good for our bodies and why, and what we shouldn’t eat too much of. They have been naming fruits and vegetables too ans when they come from. #monkeypuzzledaynurseries #healthyeatingweek ... See MoreSee Less

Healthy eating week! 🍇 our little ones have been learning all about healthy eating this week as they get involved in activities such as vegetable printing. Apple structures and potato people! We have been talking about what foods are good for our bodies and why, and what we shouldn’t eat too much of. They have been naming fruits and vegetables too ans when they come from. #monkeypuzzledaynurseries #healthyeatingweekImage attachmentImage attachment+7Image attachment
7 days ago

On a nature hunt….preschool went on a scavenger hunt on the farm this week, and were able to find lots of the items on their lists, marking them off as they discovered them. They were really engaged and helped each other, pointing out when they spotting something. #childrensscavengerhunt #learningoutside #monkeypuzzledaynurseries ... See MoreSee Less

On a nature hunt….preschool went on a scavenger hunt on the farm this week, and were able to find lots of the items on their lists, marking them off as they discovered them. They were really engaged and helped each other, pointing out when they spotting something. #childrensscavengerhunt #learningoutside #monkeypuzzledaynurseriesImage attachmentImage attachment

⭐️ NEW VACANCIES ⭐️

As our nursery continues to grow we are looking for 2 new positions to join our amazing team!

- Early Years Teacher
- Room Leader

Full time positions, minimum of level 3 qualification required for Room Leader and QTS/EYTS/EYITT qualify for Teacher role.

Please message or contact Abi at the nursery for more information on 01462 734292 / manager@monkeypuzzleastwick.co.uk
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2 weeks ago

Lovely little walk to the local park this week with the toddlers. #walkswithchildren #monkeypuzzledaynurseries #hitchinmums #stotfoldmums ... See MoreSee Less

Lovely little walk to the local park this week with the toddlers. #walkswithchildren #monkeypuzzledaynurseries #hitchinmums #stotfoldmumsImage attachmentImage attachment+2Image attachment

World 🌍 environmental day! Our little ones savoured how important it is to protect our environment and little picked and tidied up the farm this week. The were amazing helpers and really enjoyed being outside in the sun, and nature. Well done to our lilies room! #monkeypuzzledaynurseries #monkeypuzzleastwick #stotfoldmummies #hitchin #childrenandenvironment #WorldEnvironmentDay2024 #WorldEnvironmentDay ... See MoreSee Less

World 🌍 environmental day! Our little ones savoured how important it is to protect our environment and little picked and tidied up the farm this week. The were amazing helpers and really enjoyed being outside in the sun, and nature. Well done to our lilies room! #monkeypuzzledaynurseries #monkeypuzzleastwick #stotfoldmummies #hitchin #childrenandenvironment #worldenvironmentday2024 #worldenvironmentdayImage attachmentImage attachment+7Image attachment
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