About Us

Welcome to the home of Cheeky Monkeys Day Nursery & Pre School. As parents ourselves we know how difficult it is to find the right nursery for your children. The purpose of this website is to give you as much information as we can in order that you get to know us as quickly as possible. It is extremely important that you are made aware of our policies and philosophies so that you can feel confident in the choice, which you are about to make for your child. Please take the time to read through the site and, if you wish to know more, we would be pleased to arrange a meeting or send you a prospectus form. You can contact Helen at any time on 01787 221102.


CM1Cheeky Monkeys Day Nursery and Pre School covers Essex region and provides professional care for children from birth to 8 years of age, in a relaxed and happy atmosphere that is both safe and secure. In this supportive environment your child will be able to learn through play and, follow a curriculum that will help them to develop to their full potential.

Nursery Facilities

  • Idyllic setting for young children
  • Children 0-8
  • Fully qualified caring staff
  • Playground and garden
  • Promotion of healthy eating
  • Free Government funded places
  • High security door entry system
  • Open all year 7am – 7pm
  • Ofsted registered
  • School Holiday Club

Places are understandably, highly sought after by parents in the area. We recommend, therefore, that should you wish to book a place, you do so as early as possible or ask to join our waiting list. Our baby unit is particularly busy and constantly fully booked and parents are strongly advised to book places during pregnancy or shortly after birth in order to be assured a place.

All Cheeky Monkey Nursery sites are conveniently situated to cover the Colchester area and the surrounding villages and we are open between the hours of 7.00 am and 7.00 pm with easy access to Feering station, Kelvedon station and both of the Colchester stations.

Experienced managers who have worked in the industry for many years head the nurseries. We also employ a number of senior nursery practitioners and a team of nursery nurses and nursery assistants. Our staff are specifically trained in order that we may deliver a curriculum consistent with most children achieving the Early Learning Goals by the end of the Foundation Stage.

Our sites cater for children aged 0-8 years with the children grouped according to age in our spacious facilities.

We encourage children to move between different learning environments, as they want to. Cheeky Monkeys Day Nursery believe children learn in an environment they feel best suited. We feel that if we provide a stimulating learning environment the children will thrive and develop the skills needed when they enter school full time.

Children have a key person assigned who is responsible for your child’s development and planning to meet their full potential. The key person will discuss with you our targets for your child, and how this will be delivered during the session they will give you ways to help support learning at home through next step planning and their learning journals.

Meals such as breakfast are provided for those children who arrive by 9 am, a cooked midday meal is provided for those children attending all day. Milk and fruit are provided mid-morning and afternoon snack tea is provided at 4 pm .

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Our Healthy food menus are provided by our on site chefs, Carol, Steve and Aran.

We aim to provide a stimulating and caring environment catering for every child’s needs; furthermore, to ensure that each child reaches their full potential whilst in our care.

We accept all employer supported childcare vouchers.

We offer services for a few hours, 1 day, to full time, childcare during school holiday and a summer holiday playscheme. Please don’t hesitate to ask!!

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“They look forward to playing with their friends and all the opportunities they have to investigate and explore & the messier the better!”


“We are aware that there is a real drive to improve the services offered to the children & that has been very evident over the past year. The children really look forward to coming to the nursery.”


“They are looked after so well by the staff.”


“We know the children are happy, settled and cared for by staff who know them so very well.”


“Friendly staff, Flexible, Like the newsletter, Loved the boys xmas pressies!”