Welcome to Funky Monkeys Childminding Services
Hello, our names are Marika, Stacey and Liz, and we trade under the childminding business name of ‘Funky Monkeys’. We all have our own children, ranging in ages from 4 to 19 years old. We work from Stacey’s home, which is a non-smoking household. Collectively, we have over 30 years experience in the childcare sector. Our previous experiences of working with children include childminding, sessional pre-school, day nursery, Sunday school teacher, Girl Guide Leader, crèche, after-school club worker and evening babysitter.
We are individually registered and inspected by Ofsted and we are able to register with your childcare voucher companies. We carry public liability insurance, our cars are insured for business use and we hold full clean driving licences.
We offer a wide range of play activities including books, puzzles, board games, electronic games console, play-doh, drawing/painting/sticking, water and outdoor play, dressing up, cooking, and role playing. We will provide aprons for messy work. TV and video/DVD are available, but restricted to suitable programmes. Different toys and games will be introduced dependant on age and developmental stage. Children are encouraged to choose their own activities during the day.
We have a garden where children can play with toy cars, scooters, skates, balls, Connect 4 and large physical apparatus. During the summer, the children will be painting, reading or playing with water outside. Also we may eat lunch or snacks at the garden table or on the picnic mat. Visits to the park, shops and library form part of our daily activities, and are all excellent for young children to enjoy and develop. We attend trips with other local childminders and in the school holidays we will go on outings to castles, beaches and parks further afield.
Did you know?
We have over 30 years combined childcare experience. Including Pre-School, Day Nursery, After School Club Worker and Many More.
We are fully insured, qualified and DBS checked.
15 and 30 Hour Funding
We are registered to accept 15 and 30 hour funding.
We are also registered to receive tax free child care payments.
We also accept child care vouchers.
We serve a variety of healthy options for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
We offer local school drop off and collection. Term time and holiday care.
I decided to try Funky Monkeys because they were recommended to me by a friend (a former childminder). It worked out as quite a large saving compared to nursery. It was more convenient and feel more confident at leaving my youngest there who was only 7 months old. I was concerned that my eldest would miss her nursery friends, but she has such a good time at Funky Monkeys that she never mentions nursery.
My youngest has multiple allergies which I find difficult to manage, but Funky Monkeys have always supported me and been happy to adapt when needed. My eldest now attends school but has holiday cover with Funky Monkeys which she is really looking forward too, I’m so glad I made the swap. Becky
Our boys who are 2 and 5, love attending Funky Monkeys! – With all 3 of them working from Stacey’s home, along with their own children, it has a real big family feel to it! We love that the garden is so big, with different activity areas and lots of play equipment to keep our monkeys entertained and challenged. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a warm a nurturing environment for their kids to feel at home in. Louise