Welcome to West Norwood

Welcome to Monkey Puzzle Day Nursery conveniently located at The Old West Norwood Fire Station, 445 Norwood Road London SE27 9DN. There are excellent transport links nearby with Tulse Hill train station 0.2 miles away and West Norwood station 0.4 miles away. There are also numerous bus routes close to the nursery.


At Monkey Puzzle we care for children in our light and spacious day nursery, offering childcare of the highest quality. Your child will benefit from a secure environment, catering for children between the ages of three months to five years.

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We offer your children the chance to learn and play in calming surroundings which have been specifically designed to create a loving, homely and safe environment for your child.

We have dedicated nursery spaces for the different age ranges, including mobile and non-mobile babies. Each room reflects the seven areas of learning as prescribed in the Early Years Foundation Stage and is designed to be accessible to every child.

What Makes us Unique?

Our aim is to provide enchanting and enabling environments for children to learn in their own way. We have five themes to our ethos, which underpin everything that we do at the nursery.

Active Childhoods – Monkey Puzzle West Norwood is a bit different from other nurseries in that while we of course focus on the academic development of our children, we also place a huge amount of importance on MOVEMENT. (link to the article above)

Creative Minds – We are passionate about inspiring creativity through learning. With a plethora of activities designed to spark creative minds, our specialist equipment accommodates everything from Music, Dance, Art & Crafts, Drama and more!

Eating Healthy – We believe it is absolutely essential for the children in our care to develop positive eating habits early on in their lives. it is important that we encourage children to be adventurous with their food, and to understand about different foods and their nutritional values.

Evolving with Time – At our nursery we recognise the importance of supporting children’s exploration of technology as a learning tool and as a common aspect of the modern world.

Loving the Planet – We have a strong focus on being environmentally friendly, providing your child with a solid understanding of the world, and encouraging them to have respect for our planet.

Throughout all of our activities we also work closely with our parents to promote positive behaviour in our children. Our ethos and values are simple and orientated around helping all children from any background to join in our own little wonderful community here at Monkey Puzzle West Norwood.

  • Award winning nursery group with over 30 years experience
  • Closed for Bank Holidays, one week at Christmas & 3 staff training days
  • Our openings times are 7:30am – 6:30pm
  • Morning and afternoon sessions
  • All main meals and snacks prepared on site
  • Branded Nappies (under 2’s only), wipes and formula milks included in the price
  • Modern security systems, including CCTV cameras
  • Amazing outside play area with impact absorbing safety surfacing

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

We want to make sure we are offering you and your children the best possible Nursery experience and are always looking for ways to improve and develop what we offer here at Monkey Puzzle West Norwood.

With that in mind, we offer extracurricular classes, at no extra cost, on certain days of the week which you can enrol your child into, including French lessons, Multi-Sports and Play Phonics.

Monday – Play Phonics 10am

Tuesday – Multi Sports 9.45am-10.30am

Friday – French Classes 10am-11am

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So get in touch today to arrange a visit!

Parents area

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