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An experience to inspire children

NNEB Norland Diploma, Level 4 in Management
After I finished my schooling at St Georges in Jersey, I went on to study at Norland College in England. Norland is regarded as the top college to study childcare and I undertook extensive training which included hospital paediatric and maternity experience, a special needs school and a children’s hotel.

After graduating with my NNEB and 3 years of studying with placements, I went on to work as a Norland Nanny for a number of years. This experience included looking after children of high profile celebrities and successful business people in London, Los Angeles, New York and Hong Kong.

Since my return to Jersey in the late 1990’s, I have worked in large nurseries with roles including Deputy Manager and Manager. My husband and I decided to set up Cheeky Monkeys as a joint venture with Durrell, opening our doors in 2015.

Having been given the latitude to design and project manage, I was able to create a purpose built nursery facility. Together with being responsible for all operational matters and the overall service offering, the nursery is in the form of what I consider a nursery should be. Cheeky Monkeys is reflective of my experience and unwavering interest in the provision of top level childcare.
Deputy Manager, Safeguarding Officer
Level 2 & 3 in Childcare, Level 3 First Line Management
I have been in the childcare industry for over 18 years and with the Cheeky Monkey team since we opened in October 2015. It has been so inspiring to see the nursery grow with our little explorers, which have included my son Noah and now my daughter Willow. I feel so lucky to be part of the team and can honestly say that I love my job.
Fun Fact: Jodie is an adrenaline junkie with skydives and bungee jumps under her belt!

Little Lemurs

Age Group: 3 mths - 2 years

12 Babies

Room Supervisor, SENCO Lead
Level 3 in Childcare, BTEC in Health & Social Care
I joined Cheeky Monkeys in August 2016 and have worked in childcare for over 15 years. As well as childcare, which I am passionate about, I also have a qualification in healthcare. Along with my qualifications I have a lot of experience with young children and adults with special needs.
Fun Fact: Kelly spends any free time with her family, including her two boys and close friends.
Level 3 in Childcare & Education
I have had a passion for working with children since a young age and find supporting them to learn and develop so rewarding. I have experience of working within the childcare industry for over 8 years and have previously spent 5 years in a day nursery setting.
Fun Fact: Stacey enjoys travelling, going on shopping trips and socialising with friends/family!
Level 3 in Childcare & Education
I joined Cheeky Monkeys in August 2023 and am enjoying getting to know the team and the children. I completed my Level 3 in 2015 and have spent 7 years working in a nursery environment, as well as having my own 'Baby Bear'.
Fun Fact: Lucie loves spending time with her family and looks forward to many adventures with them!
Cache Level 3 NVQ in Children's Care, Learning & Development
After working in childcare for 20 years, I had a 4 year break to raise my daughter. I am very excited to be working with children again, especially in the Cheeky Monkeys nursery setting.
Fun Fact: Jade looks forward to holidays with her family and socialising with friends
Previous to joining Cheeky Monkeys, I worked in the care industry for 8 years. I have two children aged 11 and 5 so knew that I would love working with children! Progressing in childcare is important to me and I look forward to studying for my qualifications.
Fun Fact: Amelia enjoys spending time with her family, friends and going for fun walks with her children!

Baby Bears

Age Group: 3 mths - 2 years

12 Babies

Room Supervisor, Deputy Safeguarding Officer
Level 3 Childcare & Education
Working with children is a strong passion and a rewarding experience to me. I love being part of the children's journey to grow and develop by giving them the best support they need. I used to volunteer at youth clubs, working with older children to teach skills and give advice. I love being part of the Baby Bears team!
Fun Fact: Carly loves going out to eat with friends and spending time at St Ouen's beach on sunny days!
Introduction to Early Years Settings, Level 3 in Childcare & Education
I joined Cheeky Monkeys in early 2020 and feel very privileged to be part of the team. Having completed the 'Introduction to Early Years Settings', I have now also completed my Level 3 qualification since joining the nursery. I have a BA (hons) degree in textile design and enjoy combining my creativity with childcare. The regular trips to the zoo are great and I love my many adventures with the children!
Fun Fact: Teresa loves baking cakes, embroidery, crochet and trekking up mountains!
Level 3 in Early Years Care and Education, NVQ Level 3 Management
I joined Cheeky Monkeys in early 2023, after gaining years of experience working in various child care settings. These settings included private nurseries, schools and I also have experience of working with children that have additional needs. I feel it is a privilege working in the child care sector and being part of children's early years.
Fun Fact: Kath enjoys walking, sea swimming and going to the gym!
Certificate of Higher Education in Childhood, Family & Education Studies
I joined Cheeky Monkeys in January 2024 after coming back to work from maternity leave. I graduated in November 2022 with a degree in Psychology and Neuroscience, having previously studied Level 4 in Childhood, Family and Education Studies. Following this, I worked in a nursery for 3 years. I am excited to be back to my passion of childcare, after a small break.
Fun Fact: Ellie enjoys spending time with family and going on adventures with her son, especially at the beach!
I joined Cheeky Monkeys in February 2024 and am enjoying getting to know the team and the children. I have experience working in other nurseries, as a private nanny and in summer clubs. I love working at Cheeky Monkeys, the team is amazing and the garden is such an adventure.
Fun Fact: Yesi loves baking and spending time with family.

Mini Meerkats

Age Group: 2 - 3 years

28 Toddlers

Room Supervisor, Deputy Safeguarding Officer
BA (Hons) in Education, Level 3 in Childcare, Level 1-4 The Muddy Puddle Teacher Approach
I have experience working with children aged 0-8 years and joined the Cheeky team in March 2017. My BA Hons was completed in 2015 at Liverpool Hope University. I feel positive in my role of helping children grow and develop in many different ways.
Fun Fact: Jemma enjoys travelling and socialising with family and friends in her spare time.
Deputy Room Supervisor
Level 3 in Childcare & Education
I joined Cheeky Monkeys in 2016 and have worked in both Growing Gorillas and Mini Meerkats. I have always aspired to work with children and enjoy making full use of the outdoor environment. I have over 7 years of experience working with children and apply this to my role as a practitioner.
Fun Fact: Shannon loves spending sunny days on the beach with her dog!
Deputy Room Supervisor
Level 3 in Childcare & Education
Working with children has always been a passion of mine. I completed my Level 3 in 2018 and have been working in childcare ever since. I have experience working with children up to 5 years of age but the majority of my time has been spent with 2-3 year olds. I feel so privileged to be working within early years at Cheeky Monkeys, the role is so rewarding.
Fun Fact: Chloe spends most of her free time catching up with friends and family. She loves going for walks and dancing to ABBA, with her two kittens!
Deputy SENCO Lead
BA (Hons) Early Years Practice
I graduated from Edge Hill university in 2021 and joined Cheeky Monkeys in the September. The whole team are awesome and I love being able to explore the zoo, as well as our garden, which is as fun for me as it is for the children! It makes me happy to see the children learn and figure out new ways to do things.
Fun Fact: Most of Al's spare time is spent reading, with an aim to read 100 books in 2023!
Level 2 in Health & Social Care
I have wanted to care for people from a young age, especially children. I studied childcare at GCSE Level and following that completed my Level 2 in Health & Social Care. This September 2023 I am excited to begin my Level 3 Childcare qualification. Cheeky Monkeys is a beautiful nursery that has a lovely, strong team. It is a wonderful environment for both the children and staff alike.
Fun Fact: Sian is very holistic and enjoys music, being outdoors and spending time with those closest to her.
I have recently joined Cheeky Monkeys, in November 2023. I am very excited to gain more experience and further my knowledge in childcare. Since a young age I have had a passion to work with children and love to spend time with them outdoors and exploring!
Fun Fact: Marney enjoys sunsets, crochet and spending time with her friends.
I have always been very passionate about working with children. After having my own two children, it lead me to becoming a nanny. I did this for 19 years and loved every minute of it. For the past 8.5 years I have worked in a nursery setting. Altogether, I have almost 30 years experience, ranging from 6 weeks to 16 years.
Fun Fact: Whilst nannying for a family, Lisa delivered their second child! What an amazing experience!

Growing Gorillas

Age Group: 3 - 5 Years

28 Pre-Schoolers

Room Supervisor
NNEB, CMI Level 5 in Management, Level 1-4 The Muddy Puddle Teacher Approach
My passion has always been to work with children. I have been in the childcare industry since completing my NNEB qualification aged 18. As well as gaining experience as a Nanny I also have over 25 years working in various nursery settings. My roles in nurseries have included staff management.
Fun Fact: Jo likes spending time with her daughter and enjoying our beautiful island!
NNEB, Level 3 Forest School Leader, Level 1-4 The Muddy Puddle Teacher Approach
I have over 25 years of experience with children aged between 0-12 years. My passion since childhood has been the great outdoors and I love encouraging the children to explore, get muddy and learn about their natural environment. I enjoy travelling and experiencing other cultures, the children love hearing about my adventures!
Fun Fact: Susi is a biker chick! She also loves gardening, fishing and birdwatching.
Level 2 Forest School Trained, Level 1-4 The Muddy Puddle Teacher Approach
I have 10 years experience in after school care, teaching and working in a nursery environment. Previous to joining the Cheeky team I worked in China and Korea as an English teacher for 3 years. I have a background in drama and love all things creative and explorative. I moved back to the Island with my husband in 2019 and am really enjoying exploring beautiful Jersey again.
Fun Fact: Caroline loves travel, international culture and cooking for family and friends!
Level 2 in Childcare (studying)
I have a strong passion for working with children and helping them develop through play. Once I have completed my Level 2 in Childcare, I hope to move on to Level 3. Cheeky Monkeys is such a lovely environment for children and I really enjoy working with the Growing Gorillas team.
Fun Fact: Amanda enjoys spending time with her family and beach walks with her puppy.
I joined Cheeky Monkeys is late 2021. It has been a unique experience and I absolutely love it! I enjoy educating the children and helping them grow. Laughing with them and playing games they have created, fills my heart with joy. The team are so professional and care so much for the children.
Fun Fact: Catia loves the beach, walking, travelling and catching up with friends and family.


Before joining Cheeky Monkeys I was the Head Chef in a busy restaurant/cafe, where I worked for almost 15 years. Cheeky Monkeys is a lovely change and environment for a new challenge.
Fun Fact: Laurinda loves spending time at home relaxing, in her spare time.


Admin & Accounts
I am based in the office at Cheeky Monkeys and help Juliet behind the scenes. There is always lots to do as we are a busy nursery but every day is completely different. The team at Cheeky Monkeys run a tight ship and are very professional. They are a fantastic bunch and really love what they do, it is a pleasure working with them.
Fun Fact: Vicki is a Mum to two boys and a baby girl and also runs an online fitness business in her spare time!

Cover Staff

Fairy Godmother
I moved from the UK to Jersey in May 2023, with my daughter. We love the island life and being so close to the beach. For 8 years prior, I worked at a baby swim centre and although I wasn't teaching the children, I created bonds with them. I loved being part of the children's weekly swim journey and watching them grow and develop. I am so excited to have the opportunity to work at Cheeky Monkeys and get to know the staff and children.
Fun Fact: Abbey loves to travel, spend time at the beach and being with family and friends.
I joined Cheeky Monkeys at the end of 2023. Having studied Marketing at Oxford Brookes University, I then went on to work in real estate in Central London. Back in Jersey, I raised my three children, one of which went to Cheeky Monkeys! I am very happy here and it is lovely to work with many of the staff that took care of my daughter.
Fun Fact: Hilary loves surfing, mountain biking and spending time with her family and dogs, outdoors!
Level 3 in Childcare & Education
I joined the Cheeky team at the end of 2023. My daughter spent two happy years at the nursery and my son is in his final year. I am really happy to pick up the career that I left in 2018, to start my family.
Fun Fact: Katie enjoys outdoor activities with her children but riding is her main hobby!
Level 3 in Childcare & Education, NVQ level 3 Management
I have been working with young children for 30 years and enjoy all aspects of caring for and educating them. I have worked in pre school, schools and day nurseries. I also volunteer with Girl guiding Jersey and enjoy looking after my two grandchildren. I love being out in the garden, crafts and construction play.
Fun Fact: Nicky plays pétanque and has represented Jersey. Nicky also enjoys travelling and loves the beach!
I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work at Cheeky Monkeys Nursery. From a young age I have always wanted to care and support young children with their development. I studied childcare at GCSE level and am currently studying my Level 3 qualification at Highlands College. I feel privileged to see the children explore and learn - I love being part of their learning journey.
Fun Fact: Lola enjoys socialising with friends and family, especially going for walks with her Mum and dog 'Luna'!
BA (Hons) in Education, Level 3 in Childcare
I have experience in nannying, babysitting and working in a nursery environment for over 12 years now. As well as my degree, which included modules such as psychology and sociology of education, I have taken various short courses held by the JCCT.
Fun Fact: Chantal enjoys singing in a choir and water sports in her spare time!
Diploma in Nursery Nursing, PG Trainings & MA in Primary Mental Health Work, CMI Level 5 in Management & Leadership, Mental Health First Aider, Decider Skills
I have worked with children and families for over 25yrs. I have experience in a variety of roles and within different settings, both in Jersey and Sweden (my native country). I have previously studied for an MA in Primary Mental Health Work and enjoy applying my training to working with young children and families.
Fun Fact: Linda loves spending time outdoors (in all seasons), travelling and also socialising with family and friends
Student - Early Childhood Studies (BA Honours Degree)
I am delighted to be working in all areas of the nursery, which will give me experience of working with the various age groups. Whilst I am currently studying at University, this experience has opened up my eyes to working in a nursery setting and I am excited to explore this option!
Fun Fact: Alex enjoys spending time with her family, friends and being around all her crazy pets!
I joined Cheeky Monkeys at the beginning of 2022, as an exciting new chapter for myself. As a mother of three young children, I bring an abundance of maternal experience with me, which I believe is a huge strength when working within a nursery environment. I feel very privileged to care for other peoples children, in the same way I would want someone to care for my own.
Fun Fact: Catherine enjoys walks on the beach and puddle jumping, with her children and dog! She also hopes to play for the island softball team this year!