Published On: April 29th, 2021

Monkey Puzzle Day Nurseries Ltd has been recognised as one of the 2021 UK’s Best Workplaces(tm), from the 29th April 2021.

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Best Places to Work 2021 - Small OrganisationsTheir exceptional work life balance where they scored 100% is just one of the many reasons why employees love working for Monkey Puzzle Day Nurseries Ltd – even during a global pandemic! Despite an incredibly challenging year for the Early Years sector, Monkey Puzzle Day Nurseries were able to sustain their award-winning culture, ultimately achieving a ranking on the 2021 UK’s Best Workplaces(tm) list (in the small category) published by Great Place to Work(r) UK today.

Monkey Puzzle Day Nurseries Ltd is among the 183 UK-based organisations recognised by its employees as an organisation that consistently promotes a healthy workplace culture through trust, pride and camaraderie. They achieved 100% on the key statement of “Taking everything into account, I would say this is a great place to work.” This is against a benchmark average of 94% versus 2020 UK Best Places to Work (Small).

Monkey Puzzle believes that understanding the perspective of employees is key to building a successful workplace environment. Monkey Puzzle already do a fantastic job by working with great franchisees who serve their communities across 65 (and growing!) nurseries, however GPTW results highlighted that, as a team, Monkey Puzzle felt that they would like to offer more to their local community. As a result, Monkey Puzzle chose to work with a charity local to their Head Office in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire and is now supporting The Pepper Foundation, a charity that provides in home hospice care for families of children with life limiting illnesses and conditions. They have raised some money as a team, but they are also hoping to donate time this year to support the charity physically by sorting out store rooms, and possibly other events, to make a difference and add value to an honourable foundation that needs help and funds.

About Monkey Puzzle Day Nurseries

Monkey Puzzle are the undisputed market leader in the franchised nursery sector and the fourth largest U.K. nursery group overall with a current 65 nursery settings.  Monkey Puzzle are pioneers at what they do, the first to franchise day nurseries and welcome like-minded business individuals into the family. For over thirty years Monkey Puzzle Day Nurseries have been working closely with children, parents, staff and Ofsted to deliver the highest quality childcare, providing unlimited opportunities to learn, develop and grow within a safe, secure and caring environment. Monkey Puzzle wants to create change in people’s lives and having a positive impact on society for generations to come.

About Great Places to Work

Great Places to Work(r) is a respected and recognised leading authority on workplace culture. Since 1992, they have surveyed over 100 million employees globally and have subsequently used deep insights to define what element makes a great workplace. Great Place to Work(r) UK helps organisations quantify their culture and produce better business results by creating a high-trust work experience for all employees.

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