Cheeky Monkeys Day Nursery, Chapel en Le Frith

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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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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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


We are seeking a qualified Nursery practitioner to join our fabulous team. The right candidate should be fun loving, kind, caring, highly motivated, passionate about making a positive difference to children and have relevant experience in Early Years. For further information or to apply please email Sara at [email protected]


20 year Anniversary party!! It's nearly time to celebrate together 🀩. Sunday 30th April 2023 at Whaley Bridge bowling club. Our current families who haven't yet added to our guest list please do so asap. For previous children who attended Cheeky Monkeys and are aged 6 years or less (to use the play equipment safely alongside younger children) you are also welcome to join us. Please contact nursery directly (0128811731 or email [email protected]) to secure a place. The spaces available are now mainly for our 3-5pm timeslot. We will soon need to finalise numbers to order food and treats for everyone. See you all there for fun, play, food, music and lots of laughter!🀩πŸ₯³
EEEEK we are so excited!


Cheeky Monkeys Day Nursery turns 20 Years old in April this year!! To celebrate such an amazing anniversary Claire and Garry will be hosting a party at Whaley Bridge Bowling club on Sunday 30th April. We are now inviting previous Cheeky monkeys children of aged 6 and under who used to attend nursery with us but didn't have chance to celebrate their graduations in the usual way due to the COVID 19 pandemic. The party is not staffed so a parent/carer will be required to stay too. There will be a disco, bouncy castle, soft play and food provided. Should you wish for your child to attend then please contact nursery by emailing us on [email protected]. The party time for older children is 3 - 5 pm. We hope to see you there!!!πŸ€©πŸŽ‰πŸŽˆ

Average nursery loses Β£32,000 a year by subsidising 15-hour childcare 13/03/2023

Average nursery loses Β£32,000 a year by subsidising 15-hour childcare Less than 2 per cent of nurseries say the Government funding they receive to provide universal childcare for three-and four-year-olds covers their delivery costs, according to a survey by the National Day Nurseries Association, which also found that closures have risen by 87 per cent.


We would like to say a massive thank you to everyone for all the effort shown to keep the nursery open today. People have gone over and above their normal duties to ensure the children were looked after safely. Staying open is essential as closing impacts on so many things and we always aim to support families wherever safely possible. For those staff that came in early, those who came in off annual leave and those that came in later (once safe to do so) we are very, very grateful. It showed great team work today... apart from us! We honestly did try. Sorry. Even a 4x4 couldn't get through the amount of snow where we live! Thank you to all of the parents who contacted nursery and gave messages of support to the team and shared your plans regarding attendance etc. Your interactions really supported us to make a safe and effective plan.
Regards Claire and Garry


Nursery cook required to join our fabulous team here at Cheeky Monkeys Day Nursery. Monday to Friday 8.30 am to 2pm. The role involves maintaining a clean organised kitchen environment and providing a variety of healthy and nutritious home cooked meals for children aged 6 months to 5 years. whilst catering for any allergies or dietary needs. Successful candidates should have food preparation experience, be organised, good time keeper and be of good physical health to meet the demands of the role. We require someone who has at least a Level 2 in food hygiene and can follow the health and safety requirements of the role. Duties will also include ordering stock, rotating stock, completing relevant kitchen checks and kitchen related tasks. All candidates will be required to complete an Enhanced DBS and provide references. If you are interested and require further information please send your C.V or email Sara on [email protected]


Are you bonkers yet caring? Are you organised and motivated?
We are looking for a fully qualified level 3 practitioner to add to our wonderful team here at Cheeky Monkeys Day Nursery. The vacancy is a full time position in our baby room where you will support children aged birth to two with all aspects of their learning and development. Ideally candidates will have experience working with babies and be willing to undergo Enhanced DBS checks and provide references relevant to the role. If you would like any further information or wish to send us your C.V please email Sara at [email protected]


Happy New Year Everyone πŸ₯³ We hope you have had a fabulous festive period. It has been lovely this week to welcome back lots of the staff and children. Term time children will be back from Monday 9th January. We are all really looking forward to a busy, fun filled and productive year ahead. 😍

Photos from Cheeky Monkeys Day Nursery, Chapel en Le Frith's post 20/12/2022

We have certainly had a fabulous build up to Christmas here at Cheeky Monkeys. We have done Christmas dinners, party days, Christmas crafts, party games, songs, dancing, Christmas jumpers, party dresses and we even had a visit from Santa himself to surprise us with gifts.🎁 The children have loved all of the excitement as have the staff. We would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a happy, safe and lovely Christmas. Thank you to all of our families for your continued support, positive feedback and for choosing us to care for your childrenπŸ₯° . The staff are very much looking forward to a well deserved break so we can come back in the New Year fighting fit and raring to go. Nursery will close from Friday 23rd December until Tuesday 3rd January 2023.
Merry Christmas everyone!!πŸŽ„πŸ₯³

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Photos from Cheeky Monkeys Day Nursery, Chapel en Le Frith's post 03/11/2022

The children have had a great time over the last couple of weeks doing activities for Halloween. Some of the children and staff enjoyed dressing up (nothing too scary of course!) We have loved hearing about the lovely activities and events the children have been taking part in at home. πŸ‘»πŸŽƒπŸ˜Ί


We are welcoming two new qualified (and lovely) staff members to our fab existing team. This is really exciting news for us as it means we now have some child places available to take on new children. If anyone on our waiting list or existing parents wish to extend current days/hours please contact us directly on 01298 811731 or email us on [email protected].
We look forward to welcoming new children to our Cheeky Monkeys family πŸ˜€

Photos from Cheeky Monkeys Day Nursery, Chapel en Le Frith's post 20/09/2022

The new term is well under way here at Cheeky Monkeys. We were sad to say goodbye to all of our school leavers but were very proud to share their final graduation days and wish them well in their new chapters. We would like to say a huge thankyou to all the parents/carers who offered lovely words of thanks and praise for the work we do and the impact this has had on their amazing children. I know the children were very excited to start school and the transition work we did as part of our curriculum supported them to feel prepared and confident to move on from Nursery to school after many years with us. πŸ§‘β€πŸŽ“πŸ‘©β€πŸŽ“πŸ₯°
Good luck to our graduation class of 2022


We will be closing on Monday 19th September in order to pay our respects to Queen Elizabeth ll as she is laid to rest. So many of us were very saddened by the passing of our Queen following a wonderful 70 year reign. Monday will be a day of sadness, reflection and thanks for her many years of service and dedication to the monarchy.
Thank you for your service your majesty πŸ«ΆπŸ’‚β€β™€οΈπŸ‘‘β€οΈ

When we have spoken to the children about this we have kept things simple and handled it in a very subtle way. The children are aware that Queen Elizabeth ll has died and King Charles lll is our new King. The children responded so well and we have had some lovely comments and questions from them. We really are very proud of all of the children here at Cheeky Monkeys!

NEWS: Settings forced to close leaving parents unable to access provision 16/08/2022

The childcare industry has taken a huge hit over the last years. The care we offer never falters and even through the pandemic, nursery staff put aside their own fears and it was business as usual (with quite a few Covid guidelines to implement and follow too) The importance of Early Childhood interventions is huge and the impact for children is vital. We need more recognition and support as an industry and to invest in our young children. The last few years have seen less people training to become Nursery Nurses and sadly amazing, well qualified and experienced staff leaving the industry countrywide due to the pressure, lack of funding and lack of recognition as a profession. As a manager of a Nursery I see first hand the loving care, patience, support, hard work, challenges, dedication and the commitment that staff offer to the children and I am so grateful for my amazing team! It is sad that Nurseries are having to close their doors after years of service. We thank all of our families for their continued support.

NEWS: Settings forced to close leaving parents unable to access provision Today the BBC reported that the number of early years and childcare providers being driven to permanently close their doors is leaving parents in England without access to early years and childcare provision.


Nursery Cook required- We are seeking a trained L2/L3 cook to join our team. The ideal candidate should be motivated, organised, able to maintain a clean kitchen environment, complete appropriate written records and be able to work alongside young children as part of the role. Applicants will need to complete an enhanced DBS and are required to have 2 references. The days required are Monday to Friday and appx 27.5 hrs per week. Please express interest and apply at [email protected]


We have had another fabulous week here at Cheeky Monkeys. The children have been their usual busy, happy selves. We have been doing lots of activities around transition to support the children who are due to start school in September. The children seem really confident and excited to start school. We will of course miss all of our school leavers immensely as they have been with us for a long time but we are so proud of the wonderful, clever, funny, individual and confident children that they are. Class of 2022 we wish you the best of luck in your new adventure πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ₯³πŸ₯° We love our Cheeky Monkeys family ❀️


Bank Staff required to cover staff holidays and busy sessions. Previous childcare experience required. Hours will be on an ad hoc basis and we are open Monday to Friday. We are a busy, energetic and fun Nursery where the children are at the centre of what we do. Any enquiries should be forwarded to [email protected]


We are seeking a highly motivated, caring and qualified Nursery Practitioner to join our team. Previous childcare experience is required and the post is subject to two references and DBS check. If you require any further information please feel free to call us on 01298 811731 or email an expression of interest (C.V's welcome) to [email protected].

Photos from Cheeky Monkeys Day Nursery, Chapel en Le Frith's post 01/06/2022

Over the past couple of weeks the children have been learning all about the Queens Jubilee and have loved making decorations, party hats, pictures and taking part in fun and exciting activities to celebrate such a wonderful achievement. We love the fun we share at Cheeky Monkeys Day Nursery and want to share some of our pics with you all! Thank you to all of our amazing staff, parents/carers and children for making Cheeky Monkeys Day Nursery such a fab place. Have a fabulous Jubilee weekend everyone 🀩πŸ₯³πŸ₯°

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