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See below for more lovely reviews from our parents:

This nursery has gone above and beyond at every step with our daughter, I can’t recommend Monkey Puzzle highly enough. Our daughter has come on leaps and bounds in the last 2 and a half years from a shy toddler to a happy confident 4 year old. She has a brilliant key person who is friendly, knowledgeable and professional and nothing is ever too much trouble. The facilities are amazing, definitely the best in the area, inviting and well set out. They take parent opinions into account so you feel really valued, and they are always going from strength to strength. The way the team has dealt with the covid situation is outstanding, keeping us informed and making sure steps are taken to keep us all safe, and sharing great ideas for teaching our children during lockdown. We’ll be sorry when our daughter leaves for school in the autumn but the nursery has made sure she is ready for her next step. Best nursery in the area hands down and a lifeline for our family.

Submitted by: David H

The staff at Monkey Puzzle make the place stand out. If you want a child focused nursery than I cannot recommend this place enough. I love the fact that my little boy comes home messy as it shows he’s had lots of different experiences and fun. My little boy started at 8 months old and is now 10 months old, he seems to have settled in really well and I think this is down to the excellent staff who show empathy and a passion for caring for children. It may not have the best Ofsted but I know as a teacher that this isn’t always a true reflection of a setting. I know my child is safe and happy and having lovely experiences which to me is what is most important when looking for a nursery.

Submitted by: Frances N

A superb nursery who pay incredible attention to detail when it comes to caring for my two youngest children. I couldn’t be happier with our choice of childcare, which has enabled us to run our businesses as parents and enjoy total peace of mind, even getting updates throughout the day on the app which alleviates parent guilt a bit – lovely passionate and genuine staff. Hugely recommended.

Submitted by: Alex G

Finding a nursery that is perfect for you and your child is hard. We’ve been there twice now but the second time there wasn’t a decision to make, we’d already found Monkey Puzzle! There are so many good things to say, too many to write! They are always professional but with a friendly and personal touch. They regularly assess the development of every child to ensure all of their individual needs are met all of the time. They’re constantly finding ways to make themselves even better, adapting and growing to ensure the children have the best start in life. Parents are asked for their feedback, opinions and suggestions which I love! They are regularly led by the children’s imaginations and let them take everyone in the room on adventures. They create educational tasks/activities based on their interests and ideas which helps them really engage and makes learning fun! There is never a time that I am not met with huge smiles when I collect at the end of the day. 100% recommend!

Submitted by: James H

“My little girl has been coming here for 3 months now and has developed so well with her speech, eating, social skills, counting, the list goes on. The staff are amazing with her and she is excited to go every day and tell me the things she has learnt when I pick her up. The space is so open and colourful and lots of things to learn from and play with. Would definitely recommend this nursery to any parent.”

Submitted by: Catherine R (Mother of Child)

“My little boy has attended the nursery for over a year now, and he absolutely loves it. He runs in every day happily and tells us all about his day and everyone at the nursery. He has really thrived during his time here, and the staff are caring and friendly.”

Submitted by: Lucy (Mother of Child) 

“A great nursery, who are flexible, helpful and caring. I feel happy and confident with the staff looking after our son.”
Submitted by: Sarah W (Mother of Child)

“Our son has settled into nursery very well and really enjoys attending. The staff are all amazing, kind and very welcoming. ”

Submitted by: Leona D (Mother of Child)

“We have had our son attend Monkey Puzzle since it first opened and he was 8 months old. He is now 3 and absolutely loves attending nursery. Our second son started in January and we couldn’t be happier.”
Submitted by: Beth (Mother of Child)

“Our son has been at the nursery for over a year now and settled in very quickly and seems to love the staff. He surprises us every day with how much he is learning. The staff have been great at supporting us in establishing and dealing with food intolerances making us much more relaxed. The bright and modern surroundings are fabulous.”

Submitted by: Jen L (Mother of Child)

“I am so glad I chose Monkey Puzzle Otley for my little girl’s nursery! The staff are brilliant, the food is healthy and varied and there is so much for her to do, not only is it a really fun day for her but also educational. The regular updates throughout the day of what she is up to are great and really puts you at ease as a parent to know your child is having a brilliant time! The staff are so supportive and really do care about each child and form close bonds with them. Fantastic nursery – well done Monkey Puzzle!” Submitted by: Chloe (Mother of Child)

“My son absolutely loves going to Monkey Puzzle. The nursery is vibrant, clean and welcoming when you enter. The staff are fantastic. My son’s keyworker has been so wonderful at helping us with potty training. It is clear she has made the effort to build a strong relationship with him and this shows in the excellent feedback I receive on pick up. I love that she has taken the time to learn what he is interested in and also get to know my parenting style. I love how the staff change the room layout which keeps my son engaged and entertained. They are excellent at hygiene and my son loves the washing hands song- which helps at home! The staff are fast to respond to queries either face to face or by email. I would highly recommend Monkey Puzzle.” – Lou W.

“All of the staff at Monkey Puzzle Otley are so lovely! They made my return to work an easy transition for both my daughter and I. Nothing is too much to ask and they go above and beyond to accommodate your child. The open-plan, bright setting is fun and enables all of the children to do so many different things and all of the activities they do are exciting and educational. You can also be sure your child will be eating well while they are there, the menu is amazing! We are really glad we chose Monkey Puzzle Otley!” Charlotte Gill

“I moved my one year son to this nursery. He is very active and this nursery provides a good spectrum of activities for babies with different abilities and interests. The staff are welcoming and my son has bonded with them quickly. I can now go to work feeling happy that he is having a fun and interesting day.”

Nicola Kerr

“This nursery has fantastic facilities which includes a fabulous secure play area. The staff are really friendly. Great location next to the Dr’s surgery in Otley and they also stay open longer than other nurseries which is definitely a bonus if you are out at work all day.” Nicola Walden

“Fantastic modern nursery with lovely staff who are very helpful and caring. Really convenient location and healthy food made fresh every day. Opening hours are very good 7.30-6.30.”

Chica Rica

“Monkey Puzzle in Otley has been fantastic for my child. The building itself it’s stunning, it’s fresh and inviting for not just children but parents too. The management team are fantastic, very friendly and approachable.

After my last experience, I was uneasy about putting my child another nursery. However, after speaking to the manager on an open day, I felt at ease immediately and felt respected and that my opinion mattered. The outdoor area is fantastic and very inviting for children and parents. I would highly recommend Monkey Puzzle to any of my friends or family” Laura S