Welcome to Monkey Puzzle Riverside. A beautiful nursery setting offering outstanding childcare to Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers aged 3 months to 5 years old.

Thank you for your interest in Monkey Puzzle Riverside.

We understand that deciding on a setting for your child and for your family can often be an overwhelming and daunting decision.

As the parents of two children, both of whom have attended our settings, our vision behind our nursery is very clear. We want our setting to be an amazing, family-orientated place, with spaces where love, laughter and learning are the focus.

“Excellent child-focused environment!! My daughter loves her days at Monkey Puzzle. She really enjoys all the activities that are always varied daily and the outdoor play area. She has made some lovely little friendships with the other children and always likes to tell me that she has had lots of fun which is very reassuring to know that she has enjoyed her day while I have been at work.”

We strongly believe that if children are given, love, support, and encouragement every child will develop and thrive. Our wish is for our setting to be a place where children are enabled to learn through inspiring play.

We believe that the best learning for young children is play-based and filled with fun inspiring new experiences. The combination of play and a flexible routine enable our little people to feel safe to explore new experiences while testing their boundaries.

“The staff are friendly and helpful and just generally amazing with everything they do. Great meal times – and fun and learning play time. They have been fantastic with my little boy and I’m sure they’ll be just as fab with my little girl.”

By ensuring children feel happy and safe, our trained, Monkey family (staff team) will strive to create a fun filled, home from home for your little person. Their progress will be monitored, recorded, and shared regularly using our state of the art Nursery systems, to ensure they have the very best in Early Years Education.

In addition to the ethos of our Nursery, we are supported by the Monkey Puzzle Day Nurseries group, who have over 50 ‘Outstanding’ or ‘Good’ Ofsted rated nurseries across the country and over 30 years of experience in the childcare industry. In 2017 we opened our second setting, Monkey Puzzle Kettering and in July 2018 we took over Monkey Puzzle Bedford. Our three settings work together, sharing good practice, ideas and support.

“I consider myself very lucky, as your establishment just opened when I had lost any hope in finding a suitable nursery for my daughter. We are very grateful for everything, please don’t change. We are wishing you all the best in the future. Thank you so much for everything you have done”

Our aim is that by the time your children leave Monkey Puzzle, they will be confident, self-assured, happy little people, ready to take on the world and the next stage of their education equipped with wonderful relationships, wholesome experiences, and a range of key life skills.

We would love the opportunity to meet you and show you around so you can get a feel of the place and our brilliant, enthusiastic team. If you have any questions about our Nursery, competitive pricing and additional facilities, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

We look forward to welcoming you and your little people to our Monkey family.

“Thank you so much for looking after our baby girl for the past four years, as if she was family. She has turned out to be a beautiful, confident, happy and sociable girl. All with help from you. I wouldn’t want anybody else to help bring up and to guide our daughter. I know she loves you and that she always enjoyed your company. Thank you so much”

About Monkey Puzzle Riverside

  • Part of an award winning nursery group with over 30 years experience
  • We are open Monday to Friday – 51 weeks of the year
  • Closed for Bank Holidays and during Christmas week
  • We offer full day sessions from 7.30 am to 6.30 pm
  • Morning sessions from 7.30 am to 1.00 pm
  • Afternoon sessions 1.00 pm to 6.30 pm
  • Top-up sessions attached to Half day sessions are available
  • All main meals and snacks prepared on site
  • Branded Nappies, wipes and creams all included in the price
  • Beautiful listed building with bright & spacious ground floor rooms
  • Large exciting outdoor play area
  • Wonderful multi-sensory room
  • Amazing new play equipment
  • Highly Qualified, motivated & creative staff
  • Secure safe location with 24 hour CCTV internally & externally
  • Fingerprint access system
  • Fully online Learning Journal & mobile app for live updates
  • A large car park and barrier access gate

Our fees are inclusive of freshly prepared breakfast, lunch, tea, snacks and drinks. Daily menus are carefully selected to meet the energy requirements of growing children.

If you think the Monkey Puzzle Riverside might be the nursery for you, don’t hesitate to get in touch