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 have listened to parents and are delighted to now say that we are going to be offering extracurricular classes, at no extra cost, on certain days of the week which you can enrol your child into.
The timetable will be:
Monday – Play Phonics 10am
Tuesday – Multi Sports 9.45am-10.30am
Friday – French Classes 10am-11am
We are delighted to be holding French lessons every Friday during term-time between 10 am – 10.45 am. Our wonderful French and Spanish has a BA in French and Spanish and is currently studying towards an MA in Bilingualism and Multilingualism. She teaches French and Spanish in nurseries and primary schools across South East London under the licence of La Jolie Ronde and is also a mum of a trilingual daughter.
La Jolie Ronde (www.lajolieronde.co.uk) is a leading provider of French and Spanish language learning to nursery and primary aged children, as well as a supplier of language resources. Established in 1983, years of development, dedication and experience in the sector of early language learning, has made La Jolie Ronde the market leader, committed to offering the best possible start to young learners, from the age of 2 to their first modern foreign language. At this age, it is possible to make best use of their ability to listen and copy new sounds, intonation and gesture. Children enjoy the chance to join in with action chants, songs, rhymes, stories, games, arts and crafts activities and pretend play in French. Rhymes, songs, stories and games allow the children to be physically involved in the learning activity. Each topical module is set out with target French vocabulary based on typical topics used in the Early Years Foundation Stage.
The La Jolie Ronde Structured Programme has been developed to be fully in line with the National Curriculum guidelines and is used in thousands of primary schools, independent schools and schools abroad. La Jolie Ronde has been awarded as the Best National Activity for 5-12-year olds four years in a row on “What’s On 4 Junior Awards”.
Before setting up Monkey Puzzle West Norwood, the Owner and Director at Monkey Puzzle West Norwood was a chartered physiotherapist treating children and adults with Musculo-skeletal injuries. She decided to set up the Nursery after observing more and more children coming to see her with postural related issues and having underdeveloped gross motor skills and over compensated fine motor skills.
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, and that is why we are delighted to be starting up extra Multi Sports classes with TotStars.
TotStars understand the importance of sport for young children, so therefore make it an aim of theirs to provide physical activities using fun, action packed drills to keep children interested and highly stimulated whilst they learn. Each week TotStars will teach the children a variety of popular sports, such as Football, Tennis, Basketball and Archery.
Current government guidelines state children should be physically active 3 hours a day. At TotStars they help children be active but more importantly enjoy being active.
Play Phonics brings learning to life through weekly fun-packed drama workshops.
At Play Phonics they believe that children learn and develop to the fullest when they are laughing, exploring and spellbound. This is why they use the power of drama to introduce toddlers and pre-schoolers to the wonderful world of phonics.
Sammy Sounds is from Phonics Land and is friends with all of the sounds. Each week Sammy Sounds and the children jump aboard the sound train express to Phonics Land, where they go on an exciting adventure with a new sound each week.
Their weekly workshops have been carefully designed to introduce Nursery children to Phase 1 and/or Phase 2 phonics using drama, singing and interactive fun, meeting EYFS phonics criteria along the way!
FIND OUT MORE
If you would like to visit the Nursery and find out more about enrolling your child with us, please contact us on 0208 761 1444 or email us on email@example.com