Banana Moon Day Nursery Catterick Garrison

Unit 3 & 4 Battalion Court, Colburn Business Park, Catterick Garrison DL9 4QN

Banana Moon Day Nursery Catterick Garrison opened in March 2016 and provides a caring, loving and secure environment for children from birth to five years of age.

The purpose-built nursery is light and airy and the facilities include both an indoor soft-play and two outdoor play areas for all age groups. There are three rooms catering for children from three to 18 months in the Baby Moons Room, one-and-a-half years to two-and-three-quarters years in the Mini Moons Room and two-and-three-quarters to five years in the Full Moons Room.

The chef works in a well-equipped kitchen, providing a wide range of healthy and nutritious meals and snacks for all ages. The nursery is well resourced for and staff have suitable qualifications and experience to cater for any dietary requirements including allergies. Menus are reviewed frequently to ensure they meet the needs of the children, including finding out which meals they like and dislike.

Quality of care and learning is provided to the highest standard at every stage of a child’s development. To reinforce this the staff are a minimum of Level 3 qualified or working towards qualification. The nursery has practitioners with Level 5 and 6 qualifications in addition to a highly experienced manager who is a qualified teacher and has a Masters Degree in Early Years. The setting's Deputy Manager has a Level 6 qualification, holds Early Years Professional Status and has over 15 years management experience.

The nursery recognises the importance of skilled and qualified practitioners and their continuing professional development. A number of practitioners are studying towards Team Leader and Management qualifications, as well as apprentices working towards Level 2 and 3 in Early Years.

Group: Banana Moon Day Nurseries

Person in charge: Kate Woolley (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: North Yorkshire County Council

Number of Staff: 20

Service Offered: Day Nursery (Privately Owned), Open all year, Full Day Care, Sessional Day Care

Total Places for Children: 80

Age Range: from 0 years 3 months to 5 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1830

When Closed: Bank Holidays & 1 week at Christmas


Banana Moon Catterick is easily accessed from The A1. Leave the A1 at the new, Catterick Central junction (both north and south bound) and follow the road towards Catterick and Colburn.
Go straight over the next two roundabouts and straight ahead at the traffic lights.
Just after the traffic lights you will go straight over a roundabout and Colburn Business Park will be on your left.
Turn left onto the business park and left at the roundabout.
Follow the round around to the bottom of the park, where you will see Battalion Court on the left.
Banana Moon Catterick is situated at the back of Battalion Court.


At Banana Moon Catterick there is ample parking, directly in front of the building.


The Review Score of 6.4 (maximum of 10) for Banana Moon Day Nursery Catterick Garrison is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.8 out of 5 from 1 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Banana Moon Day Nursery Catterick Garrison in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 1.5 out of 5 from 1 positive Reviews in the last 2 years. (A 2 year period has been used as there were no positive reviews in the last 12 months)

Detailed Breakdown

  • a) 5 Points are available for the Average Rating of all Reviews over all time. For each review the Day Nursery / service is rated Excellent, Good, Satisfactory, Poor or Very Poor on a number of areas eg Staff, Management etc. The Day Nursery receives points for each rating as follows: Excellent = 5. Good = 4. Satisfactory = 3. Poor = 2. Very Poor = 1. These points are added up and then divided by the total number of completed ratings to generate the average rating.

    The Average Rating of 4.833 for Banana Moon Day Nursery Catterick Garrison is calculated as follows: ( (10 Excellents x 5) + (2 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 12 Ratings = 4.833

  • b) 5 Points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 12 months. If there are no Positive Reviews in the last 12 months, then 2.5 points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 2 years. A Positive Review is defined as any Review with 'Extremely Likely' or 'Likely' in answer to the question 'How likely are you to recommend this Day Nursery to friends and family?'

    The 5 points available are broken down as follows:

    1. 4 points are available for the first 5 Positive Reviews, 3 points for the first Positive Review and then 0.25 Points for each of the next 4 Positive Reviews.

    2. 1 point is available for reaching a target number of Positive Reviews based on 20% of the number of registered maximum number of service users. If the target is partially reached then that proportion of 1 point is given. eg a Day Nursery with 50 registered maximum number of service users has a target of 10 Positive Reviews, if it has 10 or more Positive Reviews it will receive 1 point, if it has 7 reviews will receive 0.7 points.

    3. If there are no Positive Reviews in the last 12 months, then 2.5 points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 2 years. The calculation is the same as above, except the points are divided by 2.

    The 1.532 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Banana Moon Day Nursery Catterick Garrison is based on 1 positive Reviews in the last 24 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 = 3 then divided by 2 = 1.500

    2. Target of 16 positive Reviews (80 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 1 Reviews ÷ 16 Target = 0.063 , then divided by 2 = 0.032

  • When a Review is submitted by someone who has previously submitted a Review, only the latest Review will count towards the Review Score.

6.4 Banana Moon Day Nursery Catterick Garrison has a Review Score of 6.4 (6.365)

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  • Mother of Child

Excellent nursery, great facilities and staff. My daughter loves coming here. A wide variety of foods and snacks on offer for the children. The onsite private soft play area is a bonus. Fingerprint entry system for peace of mind.

How likely would you be to recommend Banana Moon Day Nursery Catterick Garrison? Extremely Likely

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