Banana Moon Day Nursery Bridgend

The Triangle, Brackla, Bridgend CF31 2LL

Staff at Banana Moon Day Nursery in Bridgend offer caring, fun and safe learning opportunities for the children in their care.   

Staff adopt parents' preferred sleep patterns and routines for individual children at the nursery.

Children can learn about nature and the world around them as well as social relationships by engaging in a mixture of adult-led and child-led interaction and sensory experiences.

The children go outside to exercise daily and every age gains from enjoying the fresh air and fun times that outdoor activities can give.
The nursery also has CCTV and a finger print entry system to help protect children.

Children at Banana Moon Day Nursery have healthy, well-balanced meals prepared on site with fresh ingredients. Dishes to suit different food preferences and dietary needs can be prepared.

Group: Banana Moon Day Nurseries

Person in charge: Ruth Hicks (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Bridgend County Borough Council

Number of Staff: 15

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

Total Places for Children: 62

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

Overview

The Review Score of 9 (maximum of 10) for Banana Moon Day Nursery Bridgend is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 5 out of 5 from 9 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Banana Moon Day Nursery Bridgend 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.

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 4.963 for Banana Moon Day Nursery Bridgend is calculated as follows: ( (104 Excellents x 5) + (4 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 108 Ratings = 4.963

  • 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 4.073 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Banana Moon Day Nursery Bridgend 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 12.4 positive Reviews (62 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 4 Reviews ÷ 12.4 Target = 0.323

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

9 Banana Moon Day Nursery Bridgend has a Review Score of 9 (9.036)

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

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Reviewer Connection to Banana Moon Day Nursery Bridgend

  • Mother of Child
    9

My daughter was not happy about going to nursery but she eased into Banana Moon within a few days and was extremely happy there. There is always a cheerful reception on entering, the meals are healthy and delicious and reformed my very fussy eater! They have a lovely nurturing routine that makes the children feel safe and know what to expect. The staff are engaging and every day brings a new learning activity and another adventure. My daughter still refers to it as 'my Banana Moon' even now she has started school and I will be eternally grateful for the wonderful service they provided.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

The girls at Banana Moon are fantastic.
My little boy is supported in his education and has become a lot more confident.
The staff are really friendly, we're always greeted with a cheerful "good morning" and are regularly flexible with my partner's erratic shift patterns.

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

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

The staff are always enthusiastic, informative and welcoming. They always greet my son by name and seem to enjoy him spending time at the nursery. The recent parents evening was very informative too. I would appreciate a little more feedback on things we should potentially consider doing with our son at home, for instance, if we need to do more reading with him. Although, I appreciate this isn't always needed.

The team have been excellent when dealing with my son's allergies and have been more informative and helpful than many others. In fact, I think the team suggested that he may have an allergy in the first place, which prompted me to take him to the GP to be assessed.
I had had concerns that his nappies were not being changed frequently enough and I do appreciate that with many children it can be difficult to keep track of. We've not had any problems since I raised this as a concern so I'm glad to see that this has improved.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

I am extremely happy and impressed with the nursery and the care they provide for my son. He settled really quickly and is happy and content when there. The education my son is receiving is age appropriate but also makes learning fun. The atmosphere is friendly, welcoming and always happy.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

After spending our first 13 months together inseparable, only parted two or three times for an hour maximum, I was a bit worried about my daughter starting nursery as I started university. On our first day apart I was lost, I missed my daughter terribly. I couldn't wait to pick her up and when I did I was surprised to find that she had not been upset about missing me at all! She was beaming. Since then, she has made strong connections with both the children and the staff. She is always greeted with such warmth and enthusiasm and I can tell she feels so at home in the nursery. Over the 6 months that she has been attending the nursery, she has grown into the most independent, clever and funny little girl I have ever met and I believe that the fun, caring, kind staff at Banana Moon have helped her flourish this way. The nursery itself has brilliant facilities and masses of toys to keep even the busiest children busy but it's the amazing work from the nurses that makes it so perfect.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

I had tried 2/3 nurseries for my little boy and didn't feel happy leaving him at any of them until I visited Banana Moon Bridgend. The staff are fab and so welcoming and I felt instantly happy. It's such an open environment and I felt as if the girls would treat my little boy just how I like to parent. It's fingerprint recognition, which means I can pick my little boy up at any time and see him in his environment. If he's unhappy the girls are not rushing me out of the door, it's all about the happiness of the child. I 100% recommend this nursery.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Angela Minton, Director at Banana Moon Day Nursery Bridgend responded to this review on 27 Nov 2016:

Thank you for such kind words. Our Banana Moon Family is growing and I am delighted that your son is a part of our family.

Only has attended Banana Moon since it opened in April. My son was 3 in July and has been in Full Moons with his key worker. My son's speech has improved significantly, he is counting in Welsh, he knows the weather in Welsh and has been potty trained. Thank you to his key worker.

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

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

I have 9 month old twins that attend this nursery. They have settled in brilliantly and all the staff are so great with them, kind, helpful, approachable. I love this nursery.

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

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Angela Minton, Director at Banana Moon Day Nursery Bridgend responded to this review on 07 Jul 2016:

Thank you for such kind words. We have a wonderful team here at Banana Moon Bridgend and are delighted that the twins are two of our Baby Moons.

The first week was hard for my daughter because I was the only one she spent all her time with from when she was born, but excellent and professional staff worked so hard with both of us (to be honest) that my daughter was happy to go there after 4 days. Now, without any problem, she says 'bye' and is happy there. You can easily see (like I did) that this nursery is open because people there love what they are doing. They know what to do, how to help and best of all, they are always happy in what they do.

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

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Angela Minton, Director at Banana Moon Day Nursery Bridgend responded to this review on 07 Jun 2016:

Thanks you for such kind words. I am very proud of the team and we are delighted to have your daughter as one of our little moons. She is a delight.

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