June Update

With summer in full flow and with the glorious weather we are having, where else would the children spend their day then in the garden using all of the wonderful resources that are available to them.

The children have been playing in the mud and making mud pies and also just stopping for a chit-chat whilst using the outside equipment. But it hasn’t been all about the play the children have also been using our alphabet wall to practice their writing and shapes.






With the weather being so hot, the only way to cool down in the garden is to with water play that the children loved.






Whilst the older children have been busy in the garden the younger bumblebees have also been busy this month. They have been enjoying the lovely weather also and designing their own sunglasses, everyone always needs new sunglasses for the summer!

We have also been celebrating the Queen’s birthday by making our own crowns.


The children used their mixing and motor skills to make cakes to celebrate Eid.






April Update

Happy Easter Everyone

With Easter fast approaching, the children are in full spring…enjoying the lovely weather in the garden, digging for treasure and planting flowers.

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We would also like to say a BIG Thank you to Rugby Tots who came down to the nursery to give the children a free taster session – the children had a great time catching and running with the ball and a lot of tries where scored.

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As it was Easter this month we set the children a competition to see who could be the most creative in their Easter bonnet making. All of the children put in a lot of effort into making their bonnets, so we decided that all of them are the competition winners. Look out for your prizes they are on there way.

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With the change in the weather, we have decided to develop our garden a little bit more. With the help of the children we have created a construction area. Within physical development we have incorporated some tyres and made an obstacle course for the children to run.  Some children have also extended their play by using these tyres as tunnels and large building blocks.

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March Update

Another term has sprung upon us. This month has been a busy one for all of us here at Monkey Puzzle, with lots more children joining us and the nursery joining the world of twitter @MonkeyPuzzEden

We have been celebrating the Spring Equinox, raising money for Comic relief by dressing up and having a cake sale and showing our mummies how much we love them with creating cards and flowers.

A big thank you to everyone that donated money to a great cause as we managed to raise a whopping £141.45 for Comic Relief. red nose


Our preschool children walked to our local market, bought some vegetables to use in play. They put them into soil and pretended to plant them and dig them up. Whilst exploring they came across a worm! The activity then changed to digging for worms. What can you find when digging?    digging IMG_0303 IMG_0302

Our baby room staff have created an amazing  sensory board. They have used various materials, (such as sheer material, carpet sample, sand paper) and put them into photo frames Sensory board

Christine, our chef  has been making bread with our preschool children, they measured out the ingredients, poured them in and mixed them together. Once the bread had risen, the children took the bread home to cook.  We also cooked some here which the children were able to try together to talk about the process from start to finish


The children also celebrated Mothers day by making cards from their handprints and writing a message inside.