Well time certainly does fly! It seems like only yesterday that I was reminiscing about our achievements in 2012 and here I am writing about the highlights of 2013…and what year it has been!
Over the year we added 4 brand new day nurseries to our national network, Didsbury in the the north west, High Wycombe, Highbury and Bexleyheath in the south. Plenty of hard work was necessary but because of the effort, all opened on time and continue to grow with 2014 looking very promising.
Didsbury, along with Bedford, Ealing and Wickham all had their first Ofsted inspections each receiving a GOOD rating, with only minor points preventing them from achieving the ultimate OUTSTANDING award. Each nursery immediately began addressing these minor issues and are more than hopeful that following their next inspection their “outstanding” goal will have been achieved.
Three other day nurseries were reinspected all achieving the same same GOOD rating! Well done to all owners, management and staff of the seven nurseries for their hard work which resulted in these fine results.
Looking forward to early 2014, three further Monkey Puzzle day nurseries are due to open. The locations are in Weybridge, Southport and our first ever Scottish Day Nursery in Glasgow! So good luck to all involved and please try to find the time to celebrate and enjoy Christmas and the New Year!
With the continuing growth there have been two new additions to Monkey Puzzle Towers Head Office. Julie Firth has joined us from Ofsted in the role of Operations Development Manager and she is joined by Lucy Hood in Business Development. Both come to us with strong CV’s and will be a major asset in our future growth.
Finally as with every year all our day nurseries we raised a significant amount of money for various charities, with the recent Children in Need Appeal being particularly successful. Well done to all the children, their parents and staff for such a wonderful effort.
So it’s a Merry Christmas from all at Monkey Puzzle and here’s to a even more successful New Year!