Children have a natural affinity with, and curiosity for living creatures, which begins at a very young age. Thus, here at Chunky Monkeys Day Nursery we believe every child should be given the opportunity to interact with animals on a daily basis and so have created our very own Animal Garden.

Poppy & Sprout – horsefield tortoises (currently in hibernation expected to make an appearance next spring).

Bruce & George – Guinea Pigs


Our animals provide

numerous learning opportunities

for the children. "For instance"  


green tickThey teach our children how to NURTURE and CARE for other living things.

green tickThey teach our children about hygiene practices such as the importance of hand-washing.

green tickThey can help children overcome fear and anxiety of animals.

green tickThey teach children to be gentle, respectful and compassionate.

green tickThey teach children about the relationship between plants, people, animals and the land.               



"We encourage our children to learn about where things come from and there is no doubt that their learning is enriched by having animals at our nursery for them to touch, feel and learn about. Aside from the educational aspect, the children simply love playing with them and enjoy all the responsibility that comes with caring for them".

Rhiannon - Chunky Monkeys Director

* All the animals at Chunky Monkeys Day Nursery come from homes that are no longer able to provide the love, care and attention they deserve. It's our nursery policy to only offer a home to unwanted animals.

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Chunky Monkey's Day Nursery, Principality House, Main Avn, Litchard Ind Est, Bridgend.  CF31 2BB.

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