Monkey Puzzle Welling Day Nursery and Preschool is a privately owned nursery situated near the heart of Welling at 73 Upper Wickham Lane.

We offer your child the opportunity to learn and play in carefully designed surroundings, that are not only stimulating and creative but provide peace of mind where safety is of the utmost importance.

We have dedicated nursery spaces for the different age ranges, including mobile and non-mobile babies. Each room reflects the seven areas of learning as prescribed in the Early Years Foundation Stage and is designed to be accessible to every child.

When you ask yourself, what’s the best nursery near me, come and see us as we believe it’s Monkey Puzzle Welling!

Our mission

To teach with our hearts, mind and souls
To Educate and inspire a generation, living our values to grow and succeed together


Small acts of kindness, once multiplied can change the world for the better Generational leadership by putting children first!

Quality: What we do, we do well
Accountability: if it’s to be it’s up-to me
Family: we look after and support each other
Collaboration: leverage collective genius and inspire all to be the best they can be


  • To be amazing role models, working hard and putting children first
  • To know that we are an outstanding provider in all that we do
  • To treat people the way we want to be treated
  • To be nice, to be kind and to show respect
  • To grow ourselves and others
  • To inspire everyone to be the best they can be
  • We Look after the business so it can look after us

About Monkey Puzzle Welling

  • A family run nursery, part of an award winning nursery group with over 30 years experience.
  • We aim to be outstanding in all that we do! We take nothing for granted and are committed to constantly monitoring, evaluating and improving our standards of care
  • The setting is a spacious modern open plan building, with great indoor and outdoor facilities.
  • Ample parking and excellent transport facilities with just a 7 minute walk to Welling train station.
  • Free Spanish lessons offered from January 2020
  • Professional, dedicated team that will use their knowledge to provide stimulating and educational activities that inspire, challenge and engage the children.
  • Key workers allocated to every child. Every Key Person will get to know their children and families well to form strong, lasting partnerships.
  • Fresh, home-cooked food each day.

Our fees are inclusive of freshly prepared breakfast, lunch, tea, snacks and drinks. Daily menus are carefully selected to meet energy requirements of growing children.