Much loved local nursery ChipMonks is thriving at it’s new home in Hellifield, with more happy little faces and very pleased parents. Here, Aspire catches up with owner, Helen Monks...

The findings of a recent survey reported that 100% of parents feel happy and confident to

leave their children in our care! That is what really matters – that the parents/carers know that ChipMonks offers a safe, stimulating and loving environment for their little ones, enabling them to go to work and get on with their day without worrying.

I’m really pleased to share with you just a few of the very positive comments we received from parents in our recent March questionnaire” -

“Feels like you really do care for our children”

“My boy loves the new site, which is much bigger but the closeness of the children and staff remains the same”

“Great that you provide fresh, home cooked meals every day at no extra cost”

“Love the new facilities and the new site forest school”

“We feel she has progressed so much from being at nursery and interacting with other children. We think you all do a fab job so thank you so much!”

“Everyone is always very happy and welcoming when we arrive”

“Genuine care for the children and everyone shows a real interest in what they are doing/feeling”

“Flexible and helpful; everyone is so supportive when needs be”

“We believe that parents play a crucial role in supporting their children’s learning, and the more parental engagement we have, the better the experiences for the children. Mums and Dads are the first and most important influence on their child’s development. We strive to

involve both parents and carers in their child’s experience at nursery.


OurNursery Management system encourages parents to actively engage in observing their children whilst out on day trips or just playing at home. Observations are made easy with

the App (Famly) that allows parents to log in and add to their children’s learning journeys – this is particularly good for Dads who don’t tend to drop off or pick up from nursery.”


“We recently took part in the RSPB Big School’s Bird Watch and have now moved on to take

part in their Wild Challenge. This is a call to get up, get out and get wild! We will be completing various activities with the children and receiving rewards for them. We have made a start and built a bug hotel and are planning a butterfly garden and bee hotel as our

next projects.

We have also started to plant our new vegetable garden and the children have loved getting involved. Our new Tool Shed is also proving very popular, providing the opportunity for the children to use real tools on nuts, bolts and screws as are the Forest School sessions with

lots of den building challenges. Let’s hope for a warm, dry summer so we can really make

the most of our amazing setting!”

ChipMonks Day Nursery

Kendal Road, Hellifield, Skipton BD23 4HA

01729 850741

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