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Welcome to Monkey Puzzle Marleigh

Monkey Puzzle Day Nursery Marleigh, is proudly located in the heart of Cambridge and is just a short drive from the A14 and Cambridge North. This makes us well located for serving families working in and around in the city of Cambridge.

We are part of an award-winning nursery group, offering high quality childcare in our specially equipped nursery for children aged three months to five years old.

Adding to this, we tailor our care to suit your child’s age. We achieve this by placing children into the following age categories: babies aged three to fourteen months, toddlers & tweenies aged fourteen months to three years, and lastly preschool aged three to five years. Due to our rooms being equipped especially for these ages, we are able to provide that home-from-home feel.

Enquire now or call us on 01223 613046 to find out about what spaces are available at Monkey Puzzle Marleigh.

The very youngest children at Monkey Puzzle Day Nursery Marleigh spend their time in our specially designed Babies’ room, welcoming children from the age of three months to fourteen months.


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Welcomed from the age of 14 months, children enjoy a space in Tweenies and Toddlers that matches their inquisitiveness and energy, with well-considered furnishings and learning resources accessible at all times.


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Preschool

Your child will embark on their preschool journey with us at around three years old, enjoying an enriching learning environment that fully supports their individual needs as well as the group activities and play.


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We’re just around the corner, with lots for you to discover…

  • An amazing home from home environment where we guide children’s learning through the Early Years Foundation Stage ensuring they are ready for school
  • Daily extra-curricular activities, all included in our fees
  • Large, all seasons outdoor play area
  • Enthusiastic, caring and highly qualified team with each child self-selecting their dedicated key person
  • We offer extra-curricular classes such as Monkey Gymnastics

Plus so much more. Get in touch today.

Open 7:30am to 6:30pm Monday to Friday for 51 weeks per year, (closed for the week between Christmas and New Year)

For more information on how to register with Monkey Puzzle Marleigh find out more below.

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We love to share insight into nursery life through our social media pages and accounts. Take a look below to see some of our posts, click to go through to view them in full and leave us a comment or a like.

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🎼MUSIC 🎼

At Marleigh music is a big part of our daily routine! We sing songs not only for fun but to help with transitions including; tidying up, washing hands, welcome songs and songs for celebrations. 🎵 🎶

Musical experiences are essential for a child’s Personal, Social and Emotional development. Singing to children can promote attachment and also help them feel secure, especially if it forms part of a routine. 🪇
Listening to and making music can also help children to express emotions, but also help children to self-regulate. Singing and making music as part of a group can help children to co-operate and take turns.🥁

Music is also linked to communication and language benefits. The patterns within music can help children to break into the sounds of language, while also improving attention and listening skills in older children. 🎷
Rhymes and songs can develop children’s interest in words and can develop vocabulary. 🎻

There are also opportunities to improve children’s physical development with music. This includes controlling breathing when singing through to developing co-ordination when making music using simple percussion instruments. 🎹

What’s your favourite songs/rhymes at home?
Let us know in the comments🎤

#monkeypuzzlenurserys #monkeypuzzlemarleigh #monkeypuzzlecambridge #earlylearning #monkeypuzzledaynurseries#MarleighCB5 #cambridgenursery #cambridgemums #cambridgee #EYFS #musiclover #monkeypuzzle
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🎼MUSIC 🎼

At Marleigh music is a big part of our daily routine! We sing songs not only for fun but to help with transitions including; tidying up, washing hands, welcome songs and songs for celebrations. 🎵 🎶

Musical experiences are essential for a child’s Personal, Social and Emotional development. Singing to children can promote attachment and also help them feel secure, especially if it forms part of a routine. 🪇
Listening to and making music can also help children to express emotions, but also help children to self-regulate. Singing and making music as part of a group can help children to co-operate and take turns.🥁

Music is also linked to communication and language benefits. The patterns within music can help children to break into the sounds of language, while also improving attention and listening skills in older children. 🎷
Rhymes and songs can develop children’s interest in words and can develop vocabulary. 🎻

There are also opportunities to improve children’s physical development with music. This includes controlling breathing when singing through to developing co-ordination when making music using simple percussion instruments. 🎹

What’s your favourite songs/rhymes at home? 
Let us know in the comments🎤

#monkeypuzzlenurserys #monkeypuzzlemarleigh #monkeypuzzlecambridge #earlylearning #monkeypuzzledaynurseries#MarleighCB5 #cambridgenursery #cambridgemums #cambridgee #EYFS #musiclover #monkeypuzzle
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🍰🥖Baking🥖🍰

At Marleigh, we hold regular cooking sessions to encourage communication and promote healthy eating habits. This supports children's listening and attention skills as they are encouraged to follow step-by-step instructions using their gross and fine motor skills. 🍴

Children have the opportunity to experience a sense of achievement when they see the outcome of their baking efforts. ❤️

Baking also helps children expand their knowledge of the world and enables discussions about healthy eating and the origins of food.

Recently, the children made their own banana bread during one session, which they enjoyed during tea time, with most even having second helpings! 🍌

#monkeypuzzlenurserys #monkeypuzzlemarleigh #monkeypuzzlecambridge #monkeypuzzledaynurseries #MarleighCB5 #cambridgenursery #cambridgemums #Cambridge #eyfs #BakingWithChildren #monkeypuzzle
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🍰🥖Baking🥖🍰

At Marleigh, we hold regular cooking sessions to encourage communication and promote healthy eating habits. This supports childrens listening and attention skills as they are encouraged to follow step-by-step instructions using their gross and fine motor skills. 🍴

Children have the opportunity to experience a sense of achievement when they see the outcome of their baking efforts. ❤️

Baking also helps children expand their knowledge of the world and enables discussions about healthy eating and the origins of food.

Recently, the children made their own banana bread during one session, which they enjoyed during tea time, with most even having second helpings! 🍌

#monkeypuzzlenurserys #monkeypuzzlemarleigh #monkeypuzzlecambridge #monkeypuzzledaynurseries #MarleighCB5 #cambridgenursery #cambridgemums #cambridge #eyfs #BakingWithChildren #monkeypuzzleImage attachmentImage attachment+8Image attachment

🌱🫘Jack and the beanstalk 🫘🌱

Over the past two weeks, the children have been discovering one of their favourite books, the story of Jack and the Beanstalk.

They have been busy building towers, comparing sizes, exploring farm trays, sorting beans by size and quantity, creating their own beanstalks using their footprints, making beanstalk playdough, examining clouds and the sky, participating in green sensory trays, climbing their own beanstalks and planting their own beans. 🍃☁️🐄

The preschool and toddler children have been using their story bag with props to sequence and act out the story. 📚

In the coming week, we will focus on the theme "Roots and Fruits". 🍆🍓🥔🥕🍏

#monkeypuzzlenurserys #monkeypuzzlemarleigh #monkeypuzzlecambridge #monkeypuzzledaynurseries #monkeypuzzle #cambridgenursery #cambridgemums #cambridge #jackandthebeanstalk #eyfs #MarleighCB5
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🌱🫘Jack and the beanstalk 🫘🌱

Over the past two weeks, the children have been discovering one of their favourite books, the story of Jack and the Beanstalk. 

They have been busy building towers, comparing sizes, exploring farm trays, sorting beans by size and quantity, creating their own beanstalks using their footprints, making beanstalk playdough, examining clouds and the sky, participating in green sensory trays, climbing their own beanstalks and planting their own beans. 🍃☁️🐄

The preschool and toddler children have been using their story bag with props to sequence and act out the story. 📚

In the coming week, we will focus on the theme Roots and Fruits. 🍆🍓🥔🥕🍏

#monkeypuzzlenurserys #monkeypuzzlemarleigh #monkeypuzzlecambridge #monkeypuzzledaynurseries #monkeypuzzle #cambridgenursery #cambridgemums #cambridge #jackandthebeanstalk #eyfs #MarleighCB5Image attachmentImage attachment+Image attachment

🌻🦋Nature Walk🦋🌻

On Friday, the weather was beautiful, so we spontaneously decided to take a trip out for a nature walk with the babies and one of the baby's older siblings. 🌳

We strolled around the Marleigh estate, taking in the nature of the area. Along the way, we discussed road safety, identified various vehicles we saw, chatted about pets and their sounds after seeing lots of people walking their dogs, and observed the nature around us. It was a lovely end to the week ❤️

#monkeypuzzlenurserys #monkeypuzzlemarleigh #monkeypuzzlecambridge #monkeypuzzledaynurseries #MarleighCB5 #monkeypuzzle #cambridgenursery #cambridgemums #Cambridge
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🌻🦋Nature Walk🦋🌻

On Friday, the weather was beautiful, so we spontaneously decided to take a trip out for a nature walk with the babies and one of the babys older siblings. 🌳

We strolled around the Marleigh estate, taking in the nature of the area. Along the way, we discussed road safety, identified various vehicles we saw, chatted about pets and their sounds after seeing lots of people walking their dogs, and observed the nature around us. It was a lovely end to the week ❤️

#monkeypuzzlenurserys #monkeypuzzlemarleigh #monkeypuzzlecambridge #monkeypuzzledaynurseries #MarleighCB5 #monkeypuzzle #cambridgenursery #cambridgemums #cambridgeImage attachmentImage attachment+3Image attachment

⚽️🥅Amazing Kids sport skills ⛹️‍♀️🏅

At Monkey Puzzle Day Nursery Marleigh, Cambridge, we focus on ensuring that children receive ample exercise and outdoor playtime. We facilitate free flow access to our beautiful garden, engage in physical games, explore various movements through activities like yoga and dance, and have the opportunity to create obstacle courses. 🏸

In addition to these activities, we are fortunate to have Steve from Active Kids visit us every Monday morning to provide gymnastics lessons. Steve incorporates a range of enjoyable games and brings different equipment each week, such as trampolines, balance beams, exercise balls, and more, for the children to explore. What a fantastic way to kick off the week! 👏🏻

#monkeypuzzlenurserys #monkeypuzzlemarleigh #monkeypuzzlecambridge #monkeypuzzledaynurseries #MarleighCB5 #monkeypuzzle #cambridgenursery #cambridgemums #Cambridge
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⚽️🥅Amazing Kids sport skills ⛹️‍♀️🏅

At Monkey Puzzle Day Nursery Marleigh, Cambridge, we focus on ensuring that children receive ample exercise and outdoor playtime. We facilitate free flow access to our beautiful garden, engage in physical games, explore various movements through activities like yoga and dance, and have the opportunity to create obstacle courses. 🏸

In addition to these activities, we are fortunate to have Steve from Active Kids visit us every Monday morning to provide gymnastics lessons. Steve incorporates a range of enjoyable games and brings different equipment each week, such as trampolines, balance beams, exercise balls, and more, for the children to explore. What a fantastic way to kick off the week! 👏🏻

#monkeypuzzlenurserys #monkeypuzzlemarleigh #monkeypuzzlecambridge #monkeypuzzledaynurseries #MarleighCB5 #monkeypuzzle #cambridgenursery #cambridgemums #cambridgeImage attachmentImage attachment+6Image attachment
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🌳☀️The Great Outdoors☀️🌳

For the past two weeks, in line with the sunnier weather, our focus has been on "the great outdoors".

The children have mostly been outside and have engaged in various activities such as creating hedgehog homes, clay faces, shaving foam ice creams, emotion flower paintings, flower play dough prints, leaf rubbing and painting, and mud cakes. 🌻🍦🦔

Additionally, they enjoyed exploring a mini beast hunt in the garden and having a tea party with dolls. They also read a camping-themed book and worked on sequencing the story over the week. ⛺️☕️

The baby room have been given some paper bags to take home with some resources in it and a nature scavenger hunt challenge. I wonder what they will find...? 🌸🌲

#monkeypuzzlenurserys #monkeypuzzlemarleigh #monkeypuzzlecambridge #monkeypuzzledaynurseries #MarleighCB5 #cambridgenursery #cambridgemums #cambridge #EYFS
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🌳☀️The Great Outdoors☀️🌳

For the past two weeks, in line with the sunnier weather, our focus has been on the great outdoors.

The children have mostly been outside and have engaged in various activities such as creating hedgehog homes, clay faces, shaving foam ice creams, emotion flower paintings, flower play dough prints, leaf rubbing and painting, and mud cakes. 🌻🍦🦔

Additionally, they enjoyed exploring a mini beast hunt in the garden and having a tea party with dolls. They also read a camping-themed book and worked on sequencing the story over the week. ⛺️☕️

The baby room have been given some paper bags to take home with some resources in it and a nature scavenger hunt challenge. I wonder what they will find...? 🌸🌲

#monkeypuzzlenurserys #monkeypuzzlemarleigh #monkeypuzzlecambridge #monkeypuzzledaynurseries #MarleighCB5 #cambridgenursery #cambridgemums #cambridge #EYFSImage attachmentImage attachment+Image attachment

🌎💚Earth Day💚🌎

On 22nd April, our nursery celebrated Earth Day.

The children had a fun activity where they explored an earth rice tray, leading to an animal sound hunt as they added animals to the tray.

In the preschool room, the children discussed the meaning of Earth and made their own interpretations using various mark making tools. They also created salt dough planets, painted them, and took them home to show their parents. 💙

The children read different books about Earth, discussed the places they had visited, and talked about the varying weather, animals, languages, and lifestyles of different countries. Recycling was also a topic of conversation amongst the children. ♻️

#monkeypuzzlenurserys #monkeypuzzlemarleigh #monkeypuzzlecambridge #monkeypuzzledaynurseries #monkeypuzzle #Cambridge #cambridgenursery #cambridgemums #MarleighCB5
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🌎💚Earth Day💚🌎

On 22nd April, our nursery celebrated Earth Day.

The children had a fun activity where they explored an earth rice tray, leading to an animal sound hunt as they added animals to the tray. 

In the preschool room, the children discussed the meaning of Earth and made their own interpretations using various mark making tools. They also created salt dough planets, painted them, and took them home to show their parents. 💙

The children read different books about Earth, discussed the places they had visited, and talked about the varying weather, animals, languages, and lifestyles of different countries. Recycling was also a topic of conversation amongst the children. ♻️

#monkeypuzzlenurserys #monkeypuzzlemarleigh #monkeypuzzlecambridge #monkeypuzzledaynurseries #monkeypuzzle #cambridge #cambridgenursery #cambridgemums #MarleighCB5Image attachmentImage attachment+4Image attachment

✏️📚School Readiness📚✏️

At Marleigh, we prioritise school readiness in our daily routine. Children independently wash their hands and then proceed to serve their own meals, and scrape any leftover food into buckets once they've finished. 🥙

For toddlers and pre-schoolers, there is a morning group time where they participate in self-registration by finding their name which is on a wooden disk and placing it onto the registration tree to help learn their names. They also discuss the weather and season. Following this, the children vote on which book to read, based on our weekly topic. 📖

In the toddler room, children practice putting on their jackets using a coat trick before heading to the garden. They are also taught how to put on their own shoes. 👟💙

These are just a few of the many ways we promote school readiness in our setting.

#monkeypuzzlenurserys #monkeypuzzlemarleigh #monkeypuzzlecambridge #monkeypuzzledaynurseries #MarleighCB5 #cambridgenursery #Cambridge #schoolreadiness #schoolready
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✏️📚School Readiness📚✏️

At Marleigh, we prioritise school readiness in our daily routine. Children independently wash their hands and then proceed to serve their own meals, and scrape any leftover food into buckets once theyve finished. 🥙

For toddlers and pre-schoolers, there is a morning group time where they participate in self-registration by finding their name which is on a wooden disk and placing it onto the registration tree to help learn their names. They also discuss the weather and season. Following this, the children vote on which book to read, based on our weekly topic. 📖

In the toddler room, children practice putting on their jackets using a coat trick before heading to the garden. They are also taught how to put on their own shoes. 👟💙

These are just a few of the many ways we promote school readiness in our setting. 

#monkeypuzzlenurserys #monkeypuzzlemarleigh #monkeypuzzlecambridge #monkeypuzzledaynurseries #MarleighCB5 #cambridgenursery #cambridge #schoolreadiness #schoolreadyImage attachmentImage attachment+5Image attachment
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