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Welcome to Monkey Puzzle Stevenage. A beautiful nursery setting offering outstanding childcare to Babies, Tweenies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers aged 3 months to 5 years old.

Monkey Puzzle Day Nursery Stevenage, is proudly located in the heart of Stevenage in the SG2 postal sector. The nursery is on Featherston Road, on the site of the old Bandley Hill Play Centre. We’re just next door to Featherstone Wood Primary School and opposite the local park. The A602 is just a short drive away giving good access to A1(M). This makes us well located for serving families in the town of Stevenage.

We offer your child the opportunity to learn and play in carefully designed surroundings, that are not only stimulating and creative but provide peace of mind where safety is of the utmost importance.

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.

When you ask yourself, what’s the best nursery near me, come and see us as we believe it’s Monkey Puzzle Stevenage!

We believe we are the best nursery and best preschool in Stevenage

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

If you think the Monkey Puzzle Stevenage might be the nursery for you, don’t hesitate to get in touch!

Our Vision and Ethos – A Home From Home With Adventures

At Stevenage we really care about our families and genuinely will want to have your child as part of our nursery family. We will offer help and support when you need it and believe actions speak louder than words – so always have a hug ready if the children need one and a big smile and warm welcome when they arrive. We want them to be happy and excited to come to nursery and our loving staff will always go the extra mile to achieve this. We show, not just say, we care. Listening and extending their interests and building on their curiosity, ensuring our environment grows and evolves. Our children are at the heart of everything we do.

We love the great outdoors! Wellies are a must!   

We have huge garden to explore and love to get the children out into the fresh air to learn about and respect nature, jump in muddy puddles, learn about growing or simply run to burn off some energy! We feel it is so important to experience nature, freedom to explore and have a chance to be an inquisitive child in today’s world of technology. We aim for every child to have flown a kite, made a stick wand, discovered the woods, jumped through huge puddle and grown some vegetables before they leave us. We want to give our children adventures. We are passionate that in a World that is ever changing with increasing technology, every child should have a chance to experience the natural environment and explore the great outdoors in their early years. Our indoor environment will be warm and cosy with wooden high quality furniture and curiosity provoking activities to ignite children wonder to explore. Home cooked meals will be offered as we all sit together and enjoy our meals in a family like atmosphere. Staff will be highly trained and encouraged to build on their own development, which will benefit both them and our children

When life gives you a rainy day, play in the puddles


  • To maintain a strong family ethos – Happy team – happy children – happy families.
  • To learn outdoors and explore our natural environment, learning and developing respect for nature.
  • To have adventures and learn through trying, doing and exploring.
  • To create a safe, secure and fun nursery environment, implementing aspects of the curiosity approach and outdoor learning activities.
  • To celebrate diversity, learn about each other and respect what makes us each unique.
  • To build strong trust and bonds with children and their families, recognising they are the child’s most important loved ones and therefore the most important educators.
  • To strive to make the nursery the best it can be.

Our Aspirations 

As a new nursery, we are continuously looking for ways to improve and evolve. With Astwick Monkey Puzzle as my first nursery, I have discovered and learnt what works well, and now I am so excited to have a second nursery in my own community. I will never stop working to achieve the best and welcome our team and our family’s ideas and suggestions.