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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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Some of our activities this week in our under two’s rooms. 💙 ... See MoreSee Less

Some of our activities this week in our under two’s rooms. 💙Image attachmentImage attachment+7Image attachment

From today, eligible parents of children who will be 9 months old by 31st August 2024 can apply for 15 hours of childcare a week 👶

Here's how to check your eligibility and apply 👇

www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/
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We are excited to share we have been recognised as one of the top 20 nurseries in the whole of the East of England! 🎉

Extremely proud of our team who receive such amazing reviews and comments all round and work so hard to create such an inviting and fulfilling environment for our children and families🥰
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We are excited to share we have been recognised as one of the top 20 nurseries in the whole of the East of England! 🎉

Extremely proud of our team who receive such amazing reviews and comments all round and work so hard to create such an inviting and fulfilling environment for our children and families🥰

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Well done!

⭐️ Nursery Apprentice Position ⭐️

Are you a school leaver this year with a passion for working with children?

Looking for a new training opportunity?

Or looking for a change of career with in house training given to you?

We are currently looking for 2 nursery apprentice’s to join our team!

For more information please contact Abi/Zoe on 01462 734292 or manager@monkeypuzzleastwick.co.uk
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1 month ago

A great week completed in preschool! Practicing fine motor skills with cutting, arts and craft and lots of sensory activities as well as sports, French and of course adventures on the farm. #monkeypuzzledaynurseries #hitchinmums #stotfoldmums ... See MoreSee Less

A great week completed in preschool! Practicing fine motor skills with cutting, arts and craft and lots of sensory activities as well as sports, French and of course adventures on the farm. #monkeypuzzledaynurseries #hitchinmums #stotfoldmumsImage attachmentImage attachment+6Image attachment
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2 months ago

Huge thank you to all our children, Parents, local businesses and staff for raising £145 for comic relief in our bake sale! #ComicRelief #charity #caring #helpingothers #teachingchildren ... See MoreSee Less

Huge thank you to all our children, Parents, local businesses and staff for raising £145 for comic relief in our bake sale! #comicrelief #charity #caring #helpingothers #teachingchildren

Easter activities - Happy Easter to you all! #eastercraftsforkids #happyeaster #hitchinmums #stotfoldmums ... See MoreSee Less

Easter activities - Happy Easter to you all! #eastercraftsforkids #happyeaster #hitchinmums #stotfoldmumsImage attachmentImage attachment+7Image attachment

Happy Easter 🐣 some of our activities from our little ones at nursery last week #monkeypuzzledaynurseries #EasterActivities ... See MoreSee Less

Happy Easter 🐣 some of our activities from our little ones at nursery last week #monkeypuzzledaynurseries #easteractivitiesImage attachmentImage attachment+5Image attachment
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