One mummy made us very happy this morning with this positive review:
“My daughter has been attending Monkey Puzzle Day nursery in West Acton since October 2018.
Before deciding on this nursery I visited all the nurseries in the area. What drew me to this one was that I was invited to come in and look around with my daughter, although I turned up without an appointment. It was during lunch hours and I remember noticing the high quality hygiene by staff wearing gloves preparing healthy quality chicken fajitas whilst another made sure all the children washed their hands.
They have cameras in each location, a nap time space and reading space. They provide engaging, stimulating activities for the children whilst encouraging them to work at their own pace and interest.
The space is divided amongst two floors and the staff that work on the second floor put their own children in the nursery who are supervised and looked after on the ground floor. The staff themselves know that this is the best you can get for children.
My daughter took time to adjust but all the staff were supportive and patient with her.
They arranged days for my daughter to settle in slowly.
On the day I went to work, one of the managers herself sat with my daughter all day, and carried her in her arms for an hour whilst she slept, her sole concern was my daughters comfort.
I am sent messages and pictures in the day on the app informing me what is happening.
The staff are all very friendly and kind. They have a hands on approach treating my daughter and others like their own. The sense of community and family the staff have created is truly calming and welcoming for the children and my daughter, who was reluctant to start or be left at a nursery without me.
My daughter is three, in this short time she learnt at the nursery how to identify and write her name, and wear her socks, shoes and jacket independently through stimulating games. All the games in the nursery encourage my daughter to think, for example whilst she plays outside the staff noticed that she enjoys looking at the sky as a result they do games about the weather. The outside play area is the right size to easily manage. And when I say it’s too cold for my daughter to play outside the staff comply and not force her to go outside in arctic temperatures but let her stay inside and play games. The games at the nursery are based upon observations of the child’s interest.
My daughter and I, as are other parents are often invited to come in and take part whenever we want, the staff are confident with what they provide. What is provided at this nursery is family, love and compassion, as opposed to meeting pedantic, box ticking targets set by people who don’t have children.
I always recommend this nursery and I encourage parents to come in and see for themselves before jumping to conclusions.
Despite this nursery being a little pricey for me, I couldn’t put my daughter anywhere else confident in the knowledge that I can fully trust the nursery to truly provide what my daughter needs; which is at this young age: sense of community, stimulating tailored activities to encourage her confidence.
She calls it ‘my house”