Kide Science is excited to announce a partnership with Monkey Puzzle Day Nurseries, the largest childcare franchise in the United Kingdom. This will allow Kide Science lessons to be taught to 5,000 children annually across all 64 Monkey Puzzle locations.

2nd of September 2021

Kide Science starts with Monkey Puzzle Day Nurseries, the UK’s largest childcare franchise

Kide Science is excited to announce a partnership with Monkey Puzzle Day Nurseries, the largest childcare franchise in the United Kingdom. This will allow Kide Science lessons to be taught to 5,000 children annually across all 64 Monkey Puzzle locations.

“We’re thrilled to find a forward-thinking nursery chain in the UK that emphasizes play-based education as much as we do. Monkey Puzzle nurseries facilitate learning through play, and we’re looking forward to seeing what they can do with our lessons,” said Sari Hurme-Mehtälä, CEO of Kide Science.

In Monkey Puzzle Day Nurseries, children begin preschool at the age of three, supported by educators who are qualified and trained to support their education journey to primary school.  All children’s development at the nursery is underpinned by the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), which is the framework that a child will be assessed under in their first year at school in England. This is done so by carefully weaving these areas of emphasis into a child’s play.

"Providing a hands-on learning experience that promotes critical thinking skills is a major area of focus for us, as it is for Kide Science. The action takes place in a fun imaginary land, but the learning takes place in our nurseries for real.  I love that it is a program that doesn’t underestimate children.” said Stuart Graham, the Operations Director of the Monkey Puzzle.

“Our educators value how easily accessible the platform is and how simple the equipment requirements are, meaning an enriching activity can be quickly initiated based on what the children are interested in that very day.”

Kide Science supports teachers with story-based hands-on STEAM lesson plans for 3-8 year-olds, and online training in play-based pedagogy. With holistic support, teachers can focus on working with the children to provide wondrous hands-on science experiences in a classroom, remotely or in a hybrid model.


About Monkey Puzzle Day Nurseries:

Established in 2002, Monkey Puzzle Day Nurseries is the UK’s largest childcare franchise and fourth largest childcare provider and has been recognised as one of the UK’s Best Workplaces 2021 in the Great Place to Work® annual publication. In 2005, Monkey Puzzle launched its first nursery franchise which has now grown to over 60 successful franchised nursery settings nationwide. A further eight new franchised nursery settings will open in 2021, with plans for further expansion in 2022 and beyond.

Monkey Puzzle nurseries are designed to meet the needs of babies and young children, with large, bright open plan rooms, creative outdoor play areas and a variety of modern equipment providing children with a stimulating environment in which to thrive. A structured preschool day is centred around the seven key stages of learning, namely language and literacy, numeracy, knowledge and understanding of the world, emotional & social development, physical development, and creative development.

For more information visit https://monkeypuzzledaynurseries.com/pre-school/ or contact:
Stuart Graham, Operations Director
stuart@mpdn.co.uk, Tel: +44 01442 878887

Monkey Puzzle Day Nurseries Ltd
4 Churchgates
Berkhamsted
Hertfordshire, England

About Kide Science:

Kide Science develops young children's scientific thinking skills through engaging hands-on experiments that solve real science problems. A proven pedagogical method predicts better learning outcomes in school and is based on years of rigorous academic research conducted by Founder Jenni Vartiainen, PhD. Its scalable online platform provides teachers and parents with training and lesson materials to lead playful STEAM education with storytelling for 3-8 year-olds.

For more information visit kidescience.com or contact:

Sari Hurme-Mehtälä, CEO
sari@kidescience.com, Tel: +358 445315134

Kide Science
Ruoholahdenkatu 8
Helsinki, Finland

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