Cheeky Monkeys Day Nursery, Chapel en Le Frith

We provide a safe, stimulating and caring environment for children aged 3 months to 5 years. We have

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Huge congratulations to our Nursery Practitioner Sally Dean who has now completed and passed her Level 3 Early years educator qualification with a distinction. Well done to Sally who has juggled full time work and family life alongside all of the hard work required to complete the course!! πŸ₯³πŸ€©πŸ‘πŸ’ͺπŸ‘

Photos from Cheeky Monkeys Day Nursery, Chapel en Le Frith's post 14/12/2023

We have been having the best time in the build up to Christmas. The children have shared some very special moments together. We have seen lots of singing, dancing, crafting, party days, Christmas dinner day and we even had a visit from Santa himself! The staff work extra hard at this time of year to ensure the children have a magical time and love getting into the festive spirit too! Wishing all of our Cheeky Monkey families and friends a very πŸŽ„πŸŽ…Merry Christmas.


We are having a few issues with our phoneline at present and calls are struggling to get through. Please bear with us. Alternatively you can make contact via email [email protected] or for our current families via tapestry. Apologies for any inconvenience caused! We are still able to make external calls.

Photos from Cheeky Monkeys Day Nursery, Chapel en Le Frith's post 20/11/2023

The children and staff at Cheeky Monkeys were very busy last week Raising money for Children in need. We had a bake sale, a guess the name game, and wore pyjamas. We had so much fun for a great cause and raised an amazing Β£220.00. Thank you so much to everyone for all of your donations and for taking part. πŸ₯°


We are looking to recruit a member of staff to support the children over lunch times alongside other staff members. The candidate should be confident, organised and be able to communicate effectively with children aged 0- 5 . The hours will be Monday to Friday 11:45 - 2pm. Duties will include serving food, supporting children at the table, providing positive praise and encouragement alongside the promotion of being healthy. As a setting we support children with various dietary needs too. If you would like any further information or to express interest please email Sara at [email protected]. Successful candidates will require 2 references and an Enhanced DBS.

Photos from Cheeky Monkeys Day Nursery, Chapel en Le Frith's post 31/10/2023

Today we were lucky enough to have a visit from the local fire service. The children had an amazing time meeting the lovely team, exploring the fire engine and even had a turn on the water hose. The fire fighters spoke to the children about fire safety and focused their attention to upcoming bonfire night and keeping safe. Thank you so much Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service for sparing time to visit us and for sharing such valuable advice in a way young children could relate to. The children loved it and enjoyed every minute of the experience. The sirens were much appreciated on your exit back to the station πŸ₯°πŸ‘¨β€πŸš’πŸš’

Photos from Cheeky Monkeys Day Nursery, Chapel en Le Frith's post 26/10/2023

Another lovely trip to Welby Croft for our Cheeky Monkey Children and staff. It is so lovely how the children and residents communicate with each other. Lots of happy smiles all round. Thank you to the lovely staff and residents for welcoming us every visit. πŸ₯°


Yesterday, our industry recognised Nursery Practitioner Day. I just wanted to pop by with an appreciation post. Over the years, the profession has seen so many challenges and changes. There have been times as a sector when we have been overlooked by the government, during the pandemic, being hugely underfunded, moving goal posts of expectation, and even juggling the qualification requirements. Its been so sad to see that so many amazing practitioners have left the sector and settings have closed their doors for the last time after many years in operation.
I am very proud of all of our strong, amazing staff at Cheeky Monkeys for their input, commitment, dedication, and love they provide for our amazing children every day. Being an Early years Educator is a vital role and starts children on their journey in life.
Staff are all human, have individual personalities, and have personal challenges in their own lives, yet every day, yet they still prioritise their valuable role as practitioners.
My son was lucky enough to attend Cheeky Monkeys until he started school, and he still loves and talks about you all. The sound of fun, laughter, and learning that takes place within the nursery is always a joy. I would also like to thank all of our families who choose Cheeky Monkeys for their children, as without their support, there would be no us. Your kind comments and feedback are always appreciated. The relationships we build are vital to support the children we all care for.
Thank you so much to everyone. You are very much appreciated.
Kindest Regards

Photos from Cheeky Monkeys Day Nursery, Chapel en Le Frith's post 17/10/2023

The children love our visits to Welby Croft just as much as the residents love having us. To see the interactions between the younger and older generation really is magical. These are a few pics of our lovely visit last week πŸ₯°

Photos from Cheeky Monkeys Day Nursery, Chapel en Le Frith's post 14/09/2023

Yesterday we had a visit to Welby croft, we love our weekly visits to share some laughs, smiles and fun with the residents there. We look forward to going again next week 😁

Photos from Cheeky Monkeys Day Nursery, Chapel en Le Frith's post 06/09/2023

The children had a lovely trip to Welby Croft this morning. The residents loved our visit and we saw some lovely interactions between the younger and older generations. Thank you to the residents and staff for making us feel so welcome. We love our community ❀️


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Its the start the new term and we happily welcome back our term time only children. It has been a busy few weeks for us and also sad as we had to say goodbye to our school leavers. We were overwhelmed by the kind words, and treats from our lovely families. We wish them the very best of luck as they begin their next adventure. I am sure you will love school and we are so proud of each and every one of our children.
We have lots of fun and educational activities coming up in nursery this term at no additional cost to parents/carers.
Our preschool children will be having weekly Spanish lessons (how exciting to learn a new language and extend their learning)
We will also see the return of Footie Tots following the summer break. Children will develop their physical skills, engage in team work, follow instructions, and have fun with an array of activities (its always exciting to see who will be awarded the weekly Footie Tots Trophy for effort?) The babies will continue with Bloom Baby classes where they can access lots of new learning opportunities and enjoy music and singing as a group. (they love love love the sessions!). We will also be taking a group of children to visit the lovely residents of Welby croft every week. This will bring joy to the residents and allow the children to meet new members of the community. We have done similar in the past (pre Covid) and it was a huge success.
The sun is shining, and the positivity is flowing. Happy new term everyone! β˜€οΈπŸ‘πŸ₯°

Photos from Cheeky Monkeys Day Nursery, Chapel en Le Frith's post 03/09/2023

What a great morning we have been out and about in our community yesterday. We had trip down to the park for great fun and being active in the fresh air! We then had Fish Friday and treated ourselves to a chippy dinner. Yummy, fishcakes, sausages and best of all chips buttys πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹ we had such a great morning. We were very tired when we got back to nursery.

Photos from Cheeky Monkeys Day Nursery, Chapel en Le Frith's post 29/08/2023

So this week marks the end of our time with our graduating class of 2023!!! We are all so emotional about them moving on to school. Though excited for them all to tackle new challenges. We wish you all the best of luck next week and onwards, keep in touch with us!! Congratualtions Cheeky Monkeys Class of 2023!!!

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Photos from Cheeky Monkeys Day Nursery, Chapel en Le Frith's post 22/08/2023

Today has been a great morning some of our Cheeky Monkeys have been down to the libary to explore lots of books and stories! We love exploring lots of stories and challenging our literacy skills! Reading is food for our imaginations!!!!

Photos from Cheeky Monkeys Day Nursery, Chapel en Le Frith's post 16/08/2023

Today some of the big children went for a trip out in the community. We visted lots of places in our community learning lots of new skills. We visted Morrisons talking about healthy food choices and the value of money. Whilst there we learnt how look for different things in the shop and how to pay for them. We looked for healthy snacks and things to keep our bodies healthy commenting and talking about oral health and brushing our teeeth. We loved stopping for a cheeky ice lolly to cool us down! We then did some lovely walking ensuring we followed our road safety rules!!! We had lots of fun looking at the fire station and fire engine! Moving round our town we saw lots of animals we found chickens, roosters, horses, dogs and cats!! We then stopped on our way back to nursery for a little play in the park seeimg lots of our other friends in the park with thier mummys and daddys. We had lots of fun!!!

Photos from Cheeky Monkeys Day Nursery, Chapel en Le Frith's post 15/08/2023

Today some of our Cheeky Monkeys took a trip down to the libary πŸ“š we had a great time looking at the books and stories. Listening to stories as a group and individually looking at books. We all walked down together making sure we followed our road safety rules 🚦 we stopped at the park on our way back to nursery for a little play session πŸ› what a a great day!!!

Photos from Cheeky Monkeys Day Nursery, Chapel en Le Frith's post 10/08/2023

This week we have completed two consecutive trips to Peak Wildlife Park with our 4 year old children starting mainstream school in September. The children and staff had a fabulous time meeting all of the lovely animals and exploring the park. We also took with us a picnic lunch and shared lots of fun and laughter along the way. It was lovely to make lasting memories and as a final treat for children who are due to start full time education. We will be continuing this tradition each year for our school leavers. We will miss our graduates so very much and wish them well in their next chapter. We love our Cheeky Monkeys Family πŸ₯°


We are looking for new staff to add to our existing team of fabulous nursery practitioners. Applicants must hold a relevant childcare qualification and have experience doing direct work with young children. We need highly motivated, reliable, kind, caring and hard working multi taskers who have a passion for supporting children in all areas of their early years development. An ability to read endless amounts of stories and be able to sing on cue is a bonus! We are a very family orientated setting where children are at the centre of what we do. To express interest please apply attaching your C.V or include within the email your experience relevant to the role to [email protected].
Successful candidates will need to complete a DBS check and provide 2 references.


Its at this time of year we get ready to say goodbye to all of our lovely Nursery Graduates as they move on to pastures new. As much as the staff are always sad to see children leave we are also so proud of everyone and feel grateful to have been of their early journeys and watch them grow into funny, confident and happy children ready and excited for their next adventure. Good luck at big school everyone and enjoy every moment. πŸ«ΆπŸ‘©β€πŸŽ“πŸ§‘β€πŸŽ“πŸ‘©β€πŸ«πŸ‘¨β€πŸ«πŸ₯°

Photos from Cheeky Monkeys Day Nursery, Chapel en Le Frith's post 16/06/2023

The wonderful staff and children have been very busy over the last couple of weeks getting Carnival ready. The theme this year is celebrations which ties in nicely with our 20th Year anniversary celebration!! Everyone has loved putting their creativity to good use and have even supported J T Howe Funeral Directors in Chapel en Le Frith by providing the art work for their window decoration. We are all so proud πŸ₯° We hope you all have a fab carnival day and that we are blessed with beautiful weather for the occasion. πŸ₯³


WOW we have had a busy few weeks here at Cheeky Monkeys. We successfully celebrated our 20 year anniversary with a huge party at Whaley Bridge Bowling club. We had music, bouncy castle, buffet food for adults and children, face painting and other lovely treats too 🀩πŸ₯³πŸ•ΊπŸ’ƒπŸŽˆeveryone had the best time!
We have lots of other exciting things going on in nursery too such as footie tots for our 2 - 5 year olds and baby bloom for our babies (interactive and fun music classes). In September the pre school children will also be taking part in fun, interactive Spanish lessons!
Alongside all of these wonderful activities we will also continue providing a full, balanced and educational Early years Curriculum of activities led by our team of experienced and dedicated staff. The sun is shining, the children are happy and the Cheeky Monkeys family are loving everyday!! πŸ₯°


Hello all,
Today marks a super special anniversary of 20 years since we opened. I am sure you can appreciate what a special achievement this is. Claire and Garry (owners for the duration) would like to send their heartfelt thanks to everybody for their continued support and for choosing Cheeky Monkeys to care for your amazing children. They would also like to thank the staff team who work so hard to care, nurture, support, and make every day fun filled and educational for your children. We have been so blessed over the years to meet some fabulous people and have made lots of friends along the way. There have been a few challenges, too, but together, we have always worked through them πŸ₯°
We are so excited to celebrate our 20th birthday with a party on Sunday at Whaley Bridge bowling club.. We hope everyone on the guest list can enjoy the celebration with us.


Hi all,
This is just a reminder that the Cheeky Monkeys 20th Anniversary party is on this Sunday, 30th April, at Whaley Bridge Bowling club. All tickets are free and it will be a fab celebration of such a wonderful milestone. We have a disco, bouncy castle, soft play, face painting, treats, and food for the children and adults. It's a lovely way for all parents/carers to meet and for the children to have lots of fun. This isn't a staffed party as the team will be taking part in the celebrations too πŸŽ‰πŸŽΆπŸ₯³ so parents/carers will be asked to supervise or even better join in πŸ’ƒπŸ•ΊπŸŽ‰πŸŽΆ
Please remember what your allocated party time is. We have you all written on our guest list of either 12-2 or 3 -5pm. (ask if unsure). For anyone who hasn't yet booked and would like to join us, let one of us know ASAP as we need to keep the caterers up to date with numbers. The 12 - 2 party is nearly full, but we do have spaces 3 -5pm. We look forward to seeing you all there and welcoming back some of our previous Cheeky Monkeys family who missed out on graduation activities during the pandemic. πŸ˜ƒπŸ₯°πŸŽΆ
Kind Regards
From Claire, Garry and the team x

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