Monkey Puzzle Bromley prides itself on having a highly qualified nursery team. All our staff are qualified to a minimum NVQ Level 2 with the majority of staff holding either NNEB (National Nursery Examination Board) or NVQ Level 3 in Early Years and Childcare.
We actively support all staff furthering their professional development. We currently have nursery apprentices who are working towards The Early Years Educator qualification.
The nursery is owned by local businessman Arlind Marku, who graduated from Middlesex University in 2007 with a BA Hons in Business Studies and Italian. Since graduating he has run a number of family businesses, always with the intention of returning back to his dream of owning a children’s day nursery. Arlind always aspired “to own a nursery that is full of happiness and joy, creating an environment where children can thrive”. He grew up with very strong family values where children’s upbringing and education was always paramount. “I believe that a child’s successful journey starts from very early education so it was extremely important for me to choose a site which provides the best setting for children to have enjoyable and fun learning experiences”. I enjoy using my business knowledge and passion for children to support our team and improve the opportunities for our children. I am a firm believer that children are our future and we must give them an understanding of how powerful, important, valuable and perfect they are.” I am now extremely excited to be embracing the challenge of opening our third nursery and creating another wonderful setting within the local community of Orpington. Keeping children safe and happy alongside meeting and developing their needs will always be at the forefront of what we value as a team.
Early Years Quality Manager
Joy joined Monkey Puzzle Day Nurseries in May 2019 as an Early Years Quality Manager to support franchisees and their managers to raise standards of childcare and education in the network.
Joy previously worked in the Monkey Puzzle Highbury setting, joining at the beginning of their adventure, working with them for 6 years, achieving an Outstanding Ofsted inspection. She has worked in the childcare sector for over 25 years in a variety of settings and roles, giving her a breadth of experience to utilise.
Nick – Operations Manager
Nick has been working within early years for over 12 years and has joined the company as our Operations Manager. Nick is based at our Bromley nursery but is also supporting the setup of our brand new branch in Orpington where he will oversee the full refurbishment, recruitment and operations of the nursery.
“Our vision is to create a wonderful space where children will be safe, cared for, loved and happy. Our children and families will always remain at the centre of what we do. We will provide a space where children and our team can learn, grow and develop with support, encouragement and positivity being the keys to ensuring a high-quality provision.” Nick has previously worked for Asquith Nurseries where he began as a volunteer. He completed his Early Years qualification and worked towards becoming Manager of the company’s flagship nursery helping to achieve an Outstanding Ofsted grade twice and being held over 9 years. Nick’s passion is focused upon supporting both the children’s and the team’s development and helping to deliver the highest standards of childcare across all areas of the nursery. The best part of the day though is always seeing the smiles on the children’s faces as they laugh, learn and play. Nick is a huge sports fan, who especially enjoys football, tennis and cycling. He also loves watching films, reading, visiting the seaside and meeting up with friends over a good cup of coffee to help relax.
Monkey Puzzle Day Nurseries are committed to providing great career opportunities for its entire staff. We are very keen to ensure the majority of staff participate in training at all levels. Our policy is always to recruit and/or promote internally if at all possible.
Amazing employee benefits and team appreciation events and awards to recognise your regular achievements. Fantastic opportunities to further enhance your skills through an individual training programme and fully paid courses.
We want to offer diverse career opportunities to all staff that are seeking them. Whether it is your goal to become a Senior Nursery Nurse or a Nursery Manager.
We are currently recruiting for a nursery practitioner with a NVQ Level 3 in Childcare. Experience is desirable but not essential. If you are interested in the position please e-mail your C.V. to email@example.com
If you are interested in a a career with Monkey Puzzle, please get in touch.