Banana Moon Day Nursery Colchester

1 & 2 Oyster Court, St Helens Lane, Colchester CO1 1TY

Banana Moon Day Nursery Colchester, Colchester, Essex
Banana Moon Day Nursery Colchester, Colchester, Essex
Banana Moon Day Nursery Colchester, Colchester, Essex

Banana Moon Day Nursery Colchester has been purpose-built to create a caring, loving and secure environment for children from birth to five   years of age.

The nursery is light and airy with an in-house kitchen producing freshly cooked nutritious food on a daily basis. Any specific dietary requirements can also be catered for.

Children have access to a secure and spacious outdoor playground which features an exciting natural adventure area.

At Banana Moon Day Nursery, activities and environments are designed by skilled practitioners to ensure that every child has an opportunity to learn and develop at a pace that is suitable to them.

Group: Banana Moon Day Nurseries

Person in charge: Natasha Loan (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Essex County Council

Number of Staff: 10

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

Total Places for Children: 100

Age Range: from 0 years 3 months to 8 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0700-1900

When Closed: Bank Holidays

Vacancies

Please Contact Us for Latest Vacancies

Reviews

9.5 Banana Moon Day Nursery Colchester has a Review Score of 9.5 (9.469)

The Review Score of 9.5 (maximum of 10) for Banana Moon Day Nursery Colchester 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 13 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Banana Moon Day Nursery Colchester in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.7 out of 5 from 13 positive Reviews in the last 12 months.

  • 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 4.819 for Banana Moon Day Nursery Colchester is calculated as follows: ( (128 Excellents x 5) + (26 Goods x 4) + (1 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 155 Ratings = 4.819

  • 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 4.65 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Banana Moon Day Nursery Colchester is based on 13 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 4

    2. Target of 20 positive Reviews (100 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 13 Reviews ÷ 20 Target = 0.650

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


Average Ratings

  • Excellent
    13
  • Good
    0
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Banana Moon Day Nursery Colchester?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    13
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Banana Moon Day Nursery Colchester

  • Mother of Child
    12
  • Father of Child
    1

My son has been attending the nursery for three months. In the beginning, I was worried and emotional about returning to work and leaving my son but I can't thank all the staff in the baby room enough for helping to make the transition for me and my son as easy as possible. The phone calls that I received in the first couple of weeks reassuring me that my son was ok and the photos they sent home so I knew some of the things he was doing helped so much. My son has settled really quickly he seems happy and enjoys his time there. He likes all the staff and most importantly he has fun. The staff are brilliant, they are always approachable, friendly and provide good updates.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My daughter absolutely loves Banana Moon Day Nursery Colchester. The staff are all so wonderful and have done so much in making my little girl the lively little thing she is! She is always talking about the fun she has and I always feel confident she is getting the best care I would want for her all because of Banana Moon Day Nursery Colchester !! Could not ask for a better nursery! Would definitely recommend to every mum I know!

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

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My son has been going to Banana Moon Day Nursery Colchester for nearly a year now, a half day once a week and he always looks forward to it. He settled very quickly thanks to the friendly and caring atmosphere in the nursery.
The staff are very nice and helpful. They are always there to answer queries and I know that my son is in good hands whenever he goes there.
The rooms are tidy. Hats off to the staff that I think has the biggest patience in the world as we all know how the children can be really messy.
The garden is spacious and lovely and there's plenty to explore and learn from.
My son will be going to the pre school group from the toddler's group soon and hopefully, he can go more days as he just really loves it there.
I can't thank the staff enough. They have been very good, caring and loving to my son since day one. Thank you, Banana Moon Day Nursery Colchester!

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

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

It's a fantastic nursery with amazing staff. I can leave my child knowing she is well cared for and given the opportunity to learn lots of new things as well as trying new things. I'm so pleased with my child's progress since starting at Banana Moon and can't thank the staff enough. They offer a great variety of healthy food too. I highly recommend Banana Moon.

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

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

I have found Banana Moon nursery to be very good. All the staff and child carers are excellent. The food is good and healthy. The garden area is lovely. There is lots of creative activity and learning. My son is enjoying the nursey.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My child has a great bond with all staff members. Since she has started they have done their utmost to make her feel safe and settled. The staff are friendly and approachable. They are even there if you have any worries and will give you excellent advice. Best day care ever.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

I feel like Banana Moon adores and cares for my child as I would do myself: incredibly reassuring for a first-time mother, and parent of a young child.

The facilities are great, the people incredibly kind and my child is supremely happy there!

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My daughter attends the Baby room 2 days a week and the girls there are amazing. I spent ages researching nurseries and exhausting all options as I wasn't sure about leaving her with anyone but family. I'm so glad that I chose Banana Moon, she loves it and they really look after her and genuinely care about her happiness, health and development, like a mother would. I trust them all completely with the most precious thing in my life. Thank you, ladies, for being her "adopted family".

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

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Satisfactory

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Banana Moon is a lovely nursery. The staff are fabulous and you know they really care about all the children in their care. I would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a caring, stimulating environment for their children.

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

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My daughter has loved her time at Banana Moon and has grown and developed so much since she has started. I cannot praise them enough for how they have helped my daughter with her confidence! My son will be starting in September and I'm positive he will have just as good an experience.

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

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Don't Know

Our son has been attending the nursery for almost 9 months now and has thrived during this time. The staff constantly seek to engage the children with stimulating and interesting activities and there are always new things appearing in the room for the children to have fun exploring and learning.

Our son has developed a good bond with a number of the staff in the room which is reassuring for us as parents. The children are always in clean clothes if they have got dirty doing a messy activity. The food is wholesome, home cooked and my son has always eaten 100% of it! It is a big thing leaving your child in the care of others, sometimes for up to 12 hours a day, but I know he is well looked after and cared for at nursery.

Thank you for taking care of our son, keep up the good work!

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

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

The staff and facilities at Banana Moon are excellent. So friendly. Our children love it there.

A room for improvement would be named clothes pegs to limit the hunt for coats and shoes.

In general, you could not wish for more from a nursery.

We have recommended other parents take their children to Banana Moon.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

My son loves going to Banana Moon, he is a lot more sociable and his speech developed really well after going to Banana Moon for just over a year for 1-2 days a week. All members of staff are always helpful. Also, there are good working hours, 7.30 am until l 6.30 pm, plus it's easy to access by car.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

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Abbie Smith

Job Title: Nursery Manager

Joined: 2016

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BA Early Childhood Studies (Level 6)