|Monday to Friday||7.45am - 6.15pm|
Cheeky Monkeys at Durrell opened its doors in October 2015, following the construction of a purpose built nursery facility in the beautiful grounds of Durrell and located adjacent to the Zoo. As a joint venture undertaken between Durrell and Juliet Pearmain, the nursery is run on a day to day basis by Juliet and her team of nursery professionals.
The children are regularly seen in the Zoo, almost on a daily basis where they get to explore the magic of the Zoo and it’s refreshing bucolic environment. The team at Durrell contribute to the magic too by providing unique animal encounters and other experiences for the pre-school children.
The nursery is a Reggio Emilia inspired nursery and we listen to the children and work out what they are interested in. We find out what questions they have and let them explore what interests them. We have a key objective to nurture their inquisitive nature and encourage them to develop and become motivated to learn through their own preferences, rather than force them to rote learn what doesn’t necessarily interest them.