About Us

Excellence in Child Care

We are a community based full day care nursery offering excellent childcare to children from the age of 3 months up to 5 years.

We are open for 50 weeks of the year, only closing for a week at Easter and Christmas and all Bank Holidays.  We are open from 7.45am until 5.30pm Monday to Friday.

Our aim is to work in partnership with parents, to provide excellent childcare. We place great emphasis on the role of parents and families and expect that there will be honest and open two way communication with parents regarding their children. We hope we add to the life and general well being of the local community.

Babies and young children will have every opportunity to learn in an holistic manner. They will be given time for peace and quiet and lots of outdoor play.

Our Aims & Ethos

Our attitudes and values will be reflected at all times, through the methods and approaches we adopt in the care of our children, also through the range and quality of the activities available, and through every contact with the children and their families. We will:

  • Provide excellent childcare for all children in a loving, caring, safe and stimulating environment
  • Give children high self esteem and confidence
  • Foster an ethos of respect for all
  • Ensure all children are allowed and encouraged to achieve their full potential
  • Help children learn through play and fun


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Helen Monks

Owner & Manager

ChipMonks is owned and managed by Mrs Helen Monks.  Helen has 8 years experience of running her own childminding business from home. Her business has grown so much over the last 2 years that she has made the move to Nursery status – employing more staff and moving to better, more suitable premises. 

Helen has a level 4 in Children’s Care, Learning and Development and a level 3 in Playwork.