"A home away from home"

5 stars review of cheekymo - Childminder in Elmbridge

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5 stars Reviewed

A home away from home

Cheeky Monkeys truly is a home away from home for my son (just turned 2) who has been attending this setting for just over a year now. This is a very rare find indeed. From day one he was very settled, comfortable, never any tears at drop off and has been impeccably looked after. The day he returned after the setting reopened post COVID crisis - it was like he had never been away (despite 4 months having passed) and he settled back in immediately. That evening returning home was the happiest I had seen him in many months. He was literally beaming to be back.

More than just childcare, this is the best combination of one-on-one attention, loving care, learning, social group elements with a variety of ages, outings and activities you can find for young children. The playroom is lovely, the garden big and welcoming and all the staff have hearts of gold. The weeks are often geared towards a theme (seasons of the year, animals, etc.) with all art/crafting, outings, cooking, role play, circle time, etc centred around this. For Halloween they served up a "spooky lunch" to rival most hotel children's menus and festivals such as Chinese New Year are explained, celebrated - they even had mini dumplings! The Babys Days app has a live feed which keeps you up to date with all going-ons throughout the day should you wish to check in - including regular photos and a daily note.

If you're looking for a place that has it all and a unique personal touch - Cheeky Monkeys is it. It's like a big close-knit family built on strong values. Don't hesitate to send your children here - they will flourish.

  • 5 stars Overall
  • 5 stars Setting
  • 5 stars Cleanliness
  • 5 stars Food
  • 5 stars Communication

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