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Welcome to Monkey Puzzle Highbury

We, the Kent Family, would like to welcome you to our nursery. We started our journey in 2013 with a small team at Monkey Puzzle Highbury, our very first nursery. We spent our time in the classrooms, learning and growing with our first groups of children about how to give them the very best start in life. Through attentive care and teamwork we were able to achieve the highest OFSTED grade, “Outstanding” in all areas at our most recent inspection.

Now Geoff, Wendy, Rik, Ant and Mike run 4 Outstanding Monkey Puzzle Nurseries in Islington and St Albans together with our extended family – the wonderful teams of dedicated practitioners that we work with. In early 2022, we are so excited to grow our family again with Monkey Puzzle Melody Lane, which will be run to the same high standards with our vision to “inspire children to change tomorrow’s world”.

The Kent Family

Our Nursery Setting – Loxfords House

Built in 1850, Loxfords House was once the residence of the Dent family, renowned Highbury glove makers. Among their impressive list of clients were aristocrats, early entrepreneurs and even royalty.

In 1925 the property was bought by The National Children’s Home, where extensive development took place. In 2008 the building changed hands again to Action For Children, where it was used as their HQ in keeping with it’s previous use.

The property today has been restored by expert craftsmen to it’s original glory, with it’s elegant stuccoed facade, magnificent clock tower and beautifully landscaped gardens providing a wonderful setting for our new nursery.

The nursery itself has been purposefully designed from scratch to provide a light and airy space for the children to learn and grow in a safe a secure environment. Each room is divided into classroom areas, rich with resources and our inspirational team of childcare professionals are passionate about creating an early love of learning for all children

Our nursery offers high quality childcare in our specially equipped nursery for children aged three months to five years old. All of our care is specially tailored to suit your child’s age. We achieve this by placing children into the following age categories: babies, aged three to fourteen months, toddlers & tweenies, aged fourteen months to three years, and pre-school, aged three to five years. Due to our rooms being equipped especially for these ages, we are able to provide that home from home feel.

Monkey Puzzle Highbury is located in the heart of Highbury and is just a 12 minute walk from Highbury and Islington train station.

We are open 8:00am to 6:00pm Monday to Friday for 51 weeks per year.

We are closed for 1 week at Christmas so that everyone in the nursery can have some quality time with their families.

We are open 8:00am to 6:00pm Monday to Friday for 51 weeks per year.

We are closed for 1 week at Christmas so that everyone in the nursery can have some quality time with their families.

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4 days ago

Snail Snack Time! 🐌🍎🥒❤️

In the nursery our Toddler and Preschool Rooms have their own land snails that they look after! This supports the children’s learning, particularly Understanding the World including the lifecycle and taking care of living things. The children often practice their independence and fine motor skills in cutting up fruit for the snails as well as spraying them with water to keep them hydrated.

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Snail Snack Time! 🐌🍎🥒❤️

In the nursery our Toddler and Preschool Rooms have their own land snails that they look after! This supports the children’s learning, particularly Understanding the World including the lifecycle and taking care of living things. The children often practice their independence and fine motor skills in cutting up fruit for the snails as well as spraying them with water to keep them hydrated.

#monkeypuzzledaynurseries #landsnails #earlyyears #nurserypet #islingtonmums #highburymums #highburyandislingtonImage attachmentImage attachment
2 weeks ago

💘💌Palentine’s Day!💌💘

Last night we celebrated ‘Palentine’s’ at Monkey Puzzle Highbury! Instead of our weekly staff meeting, we had a special evening in our comfy clothes eating some yummy treats, singing our favourite karaoke songs, making necklaces and bonding with our team!🩷

Wishing you a Happy Valentine’s Day!💘🌹✨🎀💌❤️

To see more of what we get up to, visit www.monkeypuzzlehighbury.com/news/

#monkeypuzzledaynursery #monkeypuzzledaynurseries #monkeypuzzlehighbury #earlyyears #earlyyearsideas #highburyandislington #highbury #islington #northlondon #london #highburymums #islingtonmums #northlondonmums #londonmums #islingtonchildcare #londonearlyyears #nurserypractitioner #earlyyearseducator #nurserynurse #valentinesday #palentinesday
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💘💌Palentine’s Day!💌💘

Last night we celebrated ‘Palentine’s’ at Monkey Puzzle Highbury! Instead of our weekly staff meeting, we had a special evening in our comfy clothes eating some yummy treats, singing our favourite karaoke songs, making necklaces and bonding with our team!🩷

Wishing you a Happy Valentine’s Day!💘🌹✨🎀💌❤️

To see more of what we get up to, visit www.monkeypuzzlehighbury.com/news/

#monkeypuzzledaynursery #monkeypuzzledaynurseries #monkeypuzzlehighbury #earlyyears #earlyyearsideas #highburyandislington #highbury #islington #northlondon #london #highburymums #islingtonmums #northlondonmums #londonmums #islingtonchildcare #londonearlyyears #nurserypractitioner #earlyyearseducator #nurserynurse #valentinesday #palentinesdayImage attachmentImage attachment+7Image attachment
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