Parent’s Take Home Bags

If you haven’t already seen, you will find our new activity packs on the ground floor near the coat pegs.

The bags contain plenty of things for you and your toddler to be creative with. There are also some great books to take home and read, “Aliens Love Underpants” (yes it really is called that!) or “Norman The Snail” and his search for a fancy shell.

Along with the books there are pots of Play Doh or gloop if you’re feeling creative, props, recipes and ingredients.

For the brave ones among you why not take home our bug hunters bag. There’s a specimen jar for the creepy crawlies you come across and a magnifying glass so that you can get up close and personal! So let’s see what you intrepid explorers can find in your garden or the park and don’t keep it to yourself, bring it into the nursery and show us!

If you have any questions just ask your child’s key worker…


Healthy Eating, Healthy Living!

As you may know we strive to serve 5 portions of fruit and veg each day, much of the time we exceed that.

This September, with that in mind, we are concentrating on the theme of healthy well-being.

The children exercise every morning with our ‘shake and wake’ class and throughout the week, healthy lifestyles are promoted from healthy eating, washing hands before meals and snacks and learning about foods in fun stories such as “Handa’s Surprise”.

Towards the end of the month we will be hosting a visit by Little Eaters. They will be with us all afternoon from 2pm, on September 23rd, sharing baking and healthy cooking tips and recipes. Why not pop in?

Get in touch for further information!

Welcome To Our New Robot!

It’s been another busy week at Monkey Puzzle Southport.

First we installed a brand new computer in the nursery, this addition adds to the nursery iPad. The children love using both and have taken to the technology seamlessly, not long before they’re helping their parents struggling with their own computers we think!

Without doubt the most exciting accessory though is our new robot, Bee Bot.

Bee Bot is an award winning floor robot. Possessing a simple and child friendly layout it is a perfect starting point for teaching control, directional language and programming to young children. We are using it to introduce the children to problem solving and group decision making.

There are some primary schools that already use it, so being one of the first nurseries makes us proudly ahead of the game!

Guess who’s Coming To Tea

Guess who is eating us out of house and home?!

The accompanying picture might explain it…


We are baking our own cookies this week and hope they don’t get eaten up too quickly by you know who! Later this week we will be holding our own tea party and picnic, hopefully in the park (weather permitting!).

Watch this space for more pictures.


Dear Zoo Fun!


Well, we’ve had a fun start to September!

Our Tweenies have been taking part in ‘Dear Zoo’ activities, drawing, cutting play-doh shapes and running around the playground having lots of fun like their favourite animals from the book, Dear Zoo.

The day was a great success and the Tweenies creativity and animal noises kept us entertained all day long!