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

Meet Our Owner

My name is Sheena Patel. I am a dedicated mother and qualified physiotherapist. I have developed a passion for nurturing, teaching and supporting children through my career and family life. I am very familiar with the competing demands of work, young children and the stresses of finding the right childcare. I understand first-hand the vital role an excellent nursery plays in a child’s development.

As a chartered physiotherapist, I have worked with children of all ages, spending time in paediatric departments and neonatal baby units. I have recently treated children and adults with muscle and joint injuries. My profession has required me to develop excellent skills in teaching, caring for, and motivating patients and their families.

Becoming a mum ten years ago made me reconsider my career aspirations. I watched my children develop and grow and found myself constantly amazed by young children’s spirit, tenacity and creative ability. My experience has been enriching and ignited my passion for early years learning.
As a mum, I aim to provide a loving, stable, nurturing environment to support my children’s social and emotional development. Young children thrive on care and attention. They give so much love back when you are part of this positive experience. I combine this personal experience with the skills and learning gathered from my clinical career.

I understand the importance of health and safety and its role in ensuring the well-being of our precious children. My team and I strive to create an environment that delivers the highest quality care. Our nursery’s design and standards of care are child-focused and well-thought-out, with my children in mind.
I promise to give you the peace of mind that your little ones will be cared for in a loving, safe and fun environment where they can learn, develop and thrive. It is a place I would have wanted my children to come.

10 Reasons Why Parents Choose Monkey Puzzle Day Nursery Streatham Common!

  1. Highly qualified, experienced and caring nursery practitioners
  2. Excellent communication with parents via our ‘Family App’ with live diary updates, online Learning Journals called The Learning Book and a newsfeed updated regularly with the children’s activities and Artwork
  3. A wonderful range of activities based on the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum
  4. Great educational resources
  5. Beautifully refurbished nursery with a fantastic garden and inside out garden room
  6.  Educational trips and outings, we also have the Rockery and Streatham Common close by
  7. Assessment of childhood development in conjunction with outside professionals such as doctors and health visitors for younger children
  8. Termly parent consultations with full progress reports
  9. Healthy home cooked meals and snacks with generous portions of fruits and vegetables
  10. Good availability with flexible optional ad hoc days and sessions

Our Mission Statement

At Monkey Puzzle Streatham Common we pride ourselves on having highly experienced and qualified practitioners. Our staff have a range of qualifications, from a Manager with Qualified Teacher Status to a Level 5 qualified Deputy Manager, the majority of our Room Leader and Practitioners are also qualified to Level 3.  We offer training and support to our lower level staff and currently have a number of nursery apprentices training for their level 3. The staff at Monkey Puzzle Streatham Common pride themselves on being highly supportive of each other to create a productive and engaging environment for children to develop.

Parents are the first educators of their children and the most important people in their children’s young lives. With this in mind it is our ethos at Monkey Puzzle Streatham Common to build strong relationships with all our parents and guardians. We maintain excellent communication with our parents so we can keep them informed of their child’s development and experiences at nursery.

It is for these reasons why we have developed three ways to engage parents and inform them about their child’s day. Firstly, we build strong relationships between the children’s key worker and the parents. This relationship is developed from the children’s first settle sessions in which we find out everything we need to know about the child’s routine to their likes and dislikes. First and foremost, we always have the children’s needs in mind and will work closely with parents to ensure that the routine they have built with their child is always maintained.

Another innovative way we like to communicate with parents is through our Family App. This is essentially a live online diary from which parents can securely check throughout the day on their child’s mealtime information, sleep times and nappy changes and toilet times. Parents really appreciate this way of communication and have commented that this is a vast improvement on the old-fashioned handwritten diary which they would normally receive at the end of the day on collection of their child. We also have an online learning journal called The Learning Book which is used to observe and record all the activities that the children take part in. This is a wonderful way to document the children’s progress and a lovely keepsake of the memories at the nursery.

It is our mission at Monkey Puzzle Streatham Common to create a home from home where children are happy, safe and engaged at all times and where parents can feel happy in the knowledge that their children are thriving!

Local Area

Monkey Puzzle Streatham Common is located on Streatham High Road, next to Sainsbury’s and close to Streatham Common itself. Due to our central location, there are lots of areas where we would be perfect for families looking for nursery and preschool daycare nearby. These areas include:

  • Crystal Palace
  • Mitcham
  • Norbury
  • Streatham
  • Streatham Common
  • West Norwood