Published On: August 17th, 2021

PARENTS have rated a Colchester nursery as one of the best early years settings in the East of England. Monkey Puzzle Day Nursery, in Villa Road, has been given an award from the leading day nurseries reviews site for being voted as one of the top 20 nurseries in the whole region.

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Monkey Puzzle Colchester Nursery TeamThe top nurseries were rated on overall standard, facilities and outside space, learning, resources and equipment and ICT, care, activities, staff, food and nutrition, management, cleanliness, safeguarding as well as value for money.

Amanda Hopkins, reviews manager of, said: “We would like to congratulate Monkey Puzzle Day Nursery Colchester on being rated by parents as a top nursery in East of England.

“Being chosen as one of the best nurseries in the UK by family and carers of children that attend the setting is a massive achievement. The past year has been a huge challenge for nurseries, many of whom were offering childcare to vulnerable and keyworker children during the various lockdowns and giving children that all important ‘normality’. We hope these awards will boost the spirits of nursery staff who have been through such a lot and give parents vital guidance in choosing the right nursery for their child. Reviews of our Top 20 nurseries show these settings stimulate and nurture children, improving their social and emotional well-being and enhancing their learning.”

Manjit Sandhu, director of Monkey Puzzle Day Nursery Colchester, was absolutely delighted with the news and said: “Monkey Puzzle Colchester Day Nursery is absolutely thrilled to be crowned winners of Top 20 day nurseries in the East of England for the second year running.

“It is such a privilege to have received the award and we feel so proud that parents of our children regard us so highly placing us in this position to receive the award. The children at my nursery are at the forefront of everything that we do and for parents to recognise this and provide us with the amazing feedback they have is truly an achievement. Thank you to all the parents, and staff who believe in our beautiful nursery.”

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