Cheeky Monkeys Nursery was established at Spring Road in 2000 by Jo Southerton. The nursery accommodated 45 children from 0 – five years. The nursery became very popular and we grew in experience and gained two outstanding Ofsted grades in 2010 and 2013. After continual requests of extended childcare in 2012 we made the decision to set up a small after school and holiday club. This allowed us to maintain professional relationships with the families and children we had grown so fond of and extend our services to others.
Again we proved to be extremely popular with our holiday club which predominantly focused on the outdoors which forced us to extend our services by opening Cheeky Monkeys Childcare Centre in Highgate in March 2016. Our lovely new provision offers Nursery, after school and holiday club care for 51 weeks of the year and mirrors the excellent practice we have established at Spring Road. This is reflected in the Ofsted report gained in March 2017 which was rated Good.
As a mom of three it was always my ambition to own a nursery to provide quality childcare and a nurturing environment for young children to thrive and learn. I obtained my NNEB in 1988 and worked in various childcare settings to gain my experience. In 2000 I was able to set up Cheeky Monkeys Day Nursery in Edgbaston. It was so wonderful to finally achieve my goal of offering children a good start in life by learning and playing in a friendly and loving environment.
To support my practice and improve the setting I commenced my Foundation Degree in Early Years in 2007. This training continued until I achieved my Masters Degree in Early Childhood Studies in 2016. During my studies I have developed the Edgbaston setting to a stage which has gained us 2 outstanding Ofsted grades.
Due to the success of our Edgbaston setting we expanded in early 2016 thus creating Cheeky monkeys Childcare Centre for children aged between 2-11 years.
I feel so proud of what I have achieved and for how many children return to say what happy memories they have had with Cheeky Monkeys.
At Cheeky Monkeys we only employ practitioners who genuinely care for children and have their best interests at heart.
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