Our first pre-school graduation!!

Our little class of 2017 graduated on 28th July with not a dry eye in the room! How proud we were of our little ones as they set sail for school in the new term. The families and staff had a lovely time together, the children got their graduation gowns and certificates, little trophies and to top it all of – a special customised cake with their names on it! All our younger children helped prepare the backdrop for their older friends’ graduation photos. Take a peek here.

People who help us…

Our lovely parents got involved this month with a visit from a parent doctor and a parent teacher!

The children were able to talk openly about what happens when they go to the doctors. One child said. ‘I went to the doctor he made me better’ and another said ‘My dad went to the doctors too’. They had an opportunity to listen to heartbeats with a stethoscope which led to a lot of giggles! The children had a really good time learning about the role of doctors and how they help us get better.

We had also had another visit from a parent who’s a teacher! She spoke to the children about what to expect at ‘big school’ in September. Our parent teacher showed them a number of exercise books with lines showing them what to expect and they all had a go at writing too! The children were offered boards to practice their mark making/writing skills and had a fun time doing so. A big thank you to both our parents for their time and enthusiasm! We loved having you with us.

May News

Our theme for the month is ‘People who help us’ and we have a busy month of activities planned for the kids. The Metropolitan Police have already paid us a visit and spoken to children about the number 999 and when to dial it. They even let our little ones see their baton, radio, camera and handcuffs! The children had a look at the police vehicle and learn that emergency services take people through to the Police, Ambulance, Fire Brigade or Lifegaurd Service!

We have the Fire Brigade coming soon and our lovely Parents who are Doctors are popping in all month to talk to the kids about medicine, health and teeth!

March News

Take a look at some of the wonderful activities we’ve had going on at Monkey Puzzle Golders Green this month…

Mother’s Day

We hosted our very first Mother’s Day breakfast for our lovely mummies on 22nd March. Mums had a chance to catch up with staff and receive a red rose from their children as a little thank you for all the wonderful things they do. Take a look at some of our heart-warming pictures – we dare you not to say “aww”!

St Patricks Day

We celebrated St Patricks Day by turning the nursery green on 16th March with staff, kids and decorations being turned green. The children spent the day decorating shamrocks, learning about St Patrick’s Day and doing a lot of arts and crafts.

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March also saw the nursery celebrate the Hindu of Holi which marks the arrival of Spring. It is known as the “festival of colours” or the “festival of love” and we like to celebrate love in across all our brilliant cultures and religions. Staff had a great time chasing the kids around our garden with coloured powder and the children loved not just the messy play but also the tidying and washing up afterwards. Their colourful t-shirts are on display in the classroom as a reminder of our fun day.

New Year Open Days

We have some fantastic offers and discounts for parents who register with us in January! Our New Year Open Days are taking place on:

Wednesday, 25th January from 9.30 to 11am
Saturday, 28th January from 11am to 2pm

Don’t miss out and book a visit soon to meet the team, see our beautiful nursery in action and find out everything you need to in order to give your child the very best in Early Years education. Hurry, spaces are limited!

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Christmas Party 2016

We hosted our first Christmas party for parents, children and staff on 22nd December and even Father Christmas came to visit! Our wonderful chef prepared delicious festive treats for the parents and sushi for the grown-ups and there were presents, singing, games and laughter. The children made snowmen, ‘reindeer food’ to sprinkle outside so Santa didn’t miss their home, pin the nose on the reindeer, played with pretend snow/arctic animals and much more!

We hope everyone had a lovely Christmas and wishing you all a very Happy New Year!

Monkey Puzzle Christmas Party

All parents and prospective parents are invited to our end of year, Christmas party from 4pm on Wednesday, 22 December! There will be lots of festive treats, activities for the family and a visit from a special someone bearing gifts for all the children!

It’s also a great opportunity to talk to existing customers to get an idea of the setting and for existing parents, it’s a great opportunity to mingle, swap numbers and organise play dates outside nursery hours!

Do let us know if you are able to attend, even if it’s a day your child does not normally come in. Email manager@monkeypuzzlegoldersgreen.co.uk today!

We’ll be there with bells on! See you soon…

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Xmas Newsletter 2016

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Free stay and play for BBC Children in Need – Everyone welcome!

monkey_puzzle_r_pudseysignWe are committed to the safety and prosperity of children – not just the ones we look after but those across the UK living in disadvantaged circumstances. We are therefore so proud to be taking part in the BBC Children in Need SPOTACULAR event on Friday, 18 November.

The nursery will be open to everyone, not just our registered children, between 9.30 and 11.30am. Parents, carers and children aged 18 months to 5 years are invited from across Barnet to join us, in the spottiest way possible to play some games, enjoy homemade treats and have access to all our outstanding facilities, resources and garden.

Let us know if you are coming on manager@monkeypuzzlegoldersgreen.co.uk and feel free to bring a friend. It’s free and it’s for a good cause!

Irresistible childcare offer valid till 31 Dec 2016 ONLY

Monkey Puzzle Golders Green is offering, for one time only, an amazing 10% discount on the first three months of your child’s attendance and NO registration fee if you register by 31 December 2016 for a minimum of 6 sessions. (See session information here). This is unlike any other nursery in the area and will enable parents to save those extra pounds after the busy (and expensive) Christmas season.

Please speak to the Manager (manager@monkeypuzzlegoldersgreen.co.uk or 020 8731 6665) about specific details and book up quickly to avoid disappointment.