Banana Moon Day Nursery Beenham

Beenham Grange, Grange Lane, Beenham, Reading RG7 5PX

Banana Moon Day Nursery Beenham, Reading, Berkshire
Banana Moon Day Nursery Beenham, Reading, Berkshire
Banana Moon Day Nursery Beenham, Reading, Berkshire

Banana Moon Day Nursery Beenham is located directly off the A4, close to Aldermaston station, set in an area of outstanding natural beauty. At Banana Moon staff try to see nursery operations through the eyes of parents and carers.

The nursery now has a new management and staff team in place and have lots of exciting new things underway for the future.

Children have the opportunity to learn in a fun and stimulating environment, and develop their confidence and creativity, as well as improving communication and social skills.

The garden is well equipped for all ages and has a number of unique features such a water wall and a hand made mud kitchen. Children of all ages are encouraged to get as much time in the fresh air as possible throughout the day.

All fees are inclusive of breakfast, two hot home-cooked meals for lunch and tea, which are made using fresh ingredients, and two snack breaks during the day. The nursery is able to cater for different food preferences and dietary needs. It was awarded a five star food hygiene rating by West Berkshire Environmental Health in October 2016.

The nursery has CCTV in all rooms and a biometric fingerprint entry system for added security.

Sleep rooms have cots and sleep mattresses and every child has their own bed linen cleaned by the nursery.

Group: Banana Moon Day Nurseries

Person in charge: Jenna Wharton (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Reading Borough Council

Number of Staff: 15

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

Total Places for Children: 64

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1830

When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas

Directions:

Conveniently located just off the A4 in Beenham, between Newbury and Reading. Ideal location situated near to Theale, Aldermaston, Midgham and Thatcham rail stations which have direct links between Newbury, Reading and London.

Parking:

Large private car park with facilities for disabled drivers

Vacancies

10 Child Vacancies

posted 20 Nov 2017

Immediate vacancies

Reviews

8.8 Banana Moon Day Nursery Beenham has a Review Score of 8.8 (8.808)

The Review Score of 8.8 (maximum of 10) for Banana Moon Day Nursery Beenham is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.7 out of 5 from 4 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Banana Moon Day Nursery Beenham in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.1 out of 5 from 4 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 4.745 for Banana Moon Day Nursery Beenham is calculated as follows: ( (35 Excellents x 5) + (12 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 47 Ratings = 4.745

  • 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 4.063 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Banana Moon Day Nursery Beenham is based on 4 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 3.75

    2. Target of 12.8 positive Reviews (64 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 4 Reviews ÷ 12.8 Target = 0.313

  • 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
    3
  • Good
    1
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

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

  • Extremely LIKELY
    4
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Banana Moon Day Nursery Beenham

  • Mother of Child
    3
  • Father of Child
    1

After a visit to Banana Moon, Beenham we decided to place our 2-year-old daughter here. We were very impressed with the space, the facilities and the extremely friendly, helpful and professional staff.
My daughter loves going to nursery and has grown in confidence. She has a great time, learning new things and is always bubbling with excitement when we collect her to talk about her day and to show us the various pictures, paintings, items that she has made. Each day we are verbally and have it in written form; updated by her key worker everything our daughter has done. We are also regularly updated via email the nurseries plans for activities in the future. Communication with the nursery is great.
We are so happy with what this nursery offers its children, we have now enrolled our 18-month-old little boy.
The nursery has had some fabulous age-related ideas and activities that they have arranged for all the children and we would highly recommend this nursery to anyone.

How likely would you be to recommend Banana Moon Day Nursery Beenham? 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

Jenna Wharton, Nursery Manager at Banana Moon Day Nursery Beenham responded to this review on 20 Nov 2017:

This comment makes us smile, we were very excited that your little boy joined us too. Thank you for your support.

We have been going to Banana Moon for over a year now. There is a new team in place so there have been lots of changes which seem to be having a positive impact.
There are lots of new activities and our daughter loves going. She has made some really lovely friends. If I ever have any comments to make the team respond quickly and always act on them without question. They encourage feedback and really listen to what you have to say. It’s a small nursery with a lovely feel to it.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.1 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Jenna Wharton, Nursery Manager at Banana Moon Day Nursery Beenham responded to this review on 20 Nov 2017:

Thank you for this lovely comment. Our parent partnership is very important to us, we are in this together as we are one big team :)

Brilliant nursery, great facilities/equipment and the staff are amazing. They organise so many different things and activities for the kids to do and the communication is great. My twins have been going for two months now and have really enjoyed it.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.9 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: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Don't Know

Jenna Wharton, Nursery Manager at Banana Moon Day Nursery Beenham responded to this review on 20 Nov 2017:

Thank you for this lovely feedback and thank you for your input especially on our dress up days, the boys always look awesome!

Brilliant nursery, staff are all friendly and very patient with the children. Couldn't ask for a better nursery for my daughter.

How likely would you be to recommend Banana Moon Day Nursery Beenham? 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

Jenna Wharton, Nursery Manager at Banana Moon Day Nursery Beenham responded to this review on 20 Nov 2017:

Lovely feedback, we enjoy having her, she is part of our little family!

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Jenna Wharton

Job Title: Nursery Manager

Joined: 2017

Description:

I have been at Banana Moon in Beenham for nearly 3 months now along with the new directors and we have enjoyed every minute of it, building a fantastic new team.

I have been in child care for 10 years, along with my Deputy Hayley Jackson who also has 10 years experience.