Banana Moon Day Nursery Croydon

394 Whitestone Way, Croydon CR0 4FJ

Banana Moon Day Nursery Croydon, Croydon, London
Banana Moon Day Nursery Croydon, Croydon, London
Banana Moon Day Nursery Croydon, Croydon, London

Banana Moon creates a loving and caring environment for children, where parents' views are always considered and valued.

Children receive age-appropriate care from passionate, experienced staff, and nutritionally-balanced meals are provided each day.

Group: Banana Moon Day Nurseries

Person in charge: Scott Humphrey (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: London Borough of Croydon Council

Number of Staff: 9

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

Total Places for Children: 75

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

Vacancies

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Reviews

9.5 Banana Moon Day Nursery Croydon has a Review Score of 9.5 (9.510)

The Review Score of 9.5 (maximum of 10) for Banana Moon Day Nursery Croydon is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.5 out of 5 from 16 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Banana Moon Day Nursery Croydon in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 16 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 4.51 for Banana Moon Day Nursery Croydon is calculated as follows: ( (109 Excellents x 5) + (72 Goods x 4) + (11 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 192 Ratings = 4.51

  • 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 5 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Banana Moon Day Nursery Croydon is based on 16 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 15 positive Reviews (75 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 16 Reviews ÷ 15 Target Reached = 1

  • 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
    9
  • Good
    7
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

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

  • Extremely LIKELY
    11
  • Likely
    5
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Banana Moon Day Nursery Croydon

  • Mother of Child
    14
  • Father of Child
    2

My son is new at the nursery. He joined in August and he is happy there. I particularly like the positive disposition of the staff at all times, also in their feedback.
I must commend that the nursery is beautifully equipped and decorated. The nursery is also clean.
I will recommend for management to be a little more organised in general.
In all, I think the staff and management are doing a good job and there's always room for improvement.
Thanks!

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

Average Rating: 

 3.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Satisfactory

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Satisfactory

Value for Money: Good

I am very pleased with this Nursery. My daughter happily goes there, she has lots of fun with a wide range of activities and playing with all the different toys. The staff and Management are excellent, friendly and the kids love them.

How likely would you be to recommend Banana Moon Day Nursery Croydon? 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 little one started to attend the nursery in January 2017. She loves the place from day one and the staff! Every day she is very excited and happy go to Banana Moon! Every morning we are welcomed with a smile!

I love the place and the staff!

Thank you for taking care of my child!

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

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

The nursery is perfect!! They have so much care and consideration for each child and let us know of all things that have happened each day - even "small" things such as smiling at an object. (Everything that is missed by a parent, is good to be told to be kept up to date)
Our son gets praises by each nursery nurse. The areas inside and outside are perfect for each child - so for all ages that attend. We received daily diaries to let us know things such as food intakes, nappy changes, sleeps and adventures.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Great environment and they are definitely working very hard to get this Nursery to be one of the best in the area. Since they have opened, we have seen huge steps ahead and in this direction, they will be spot on very soon.

Great to have my daughter with them.

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

Average Rating: 

 3.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Satisfactory

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Satisfactory

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Satisfactory

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

My daughter has settled into this nursery very quickly thanks to the warm and welcoming staff.

We are given a clear break down of what our daughter has been up to each day in terms of activities, learning and eating which means I'm not missing out on what she achieving day by day.

Thank you to all the staff for making the transition for our daughter stress-free and enjoyable!

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

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Lovely nursery with excellent staff. My son was one of the first to start there and he has been treated extremely well. He is very happy and we have noticed a significant amount of development since he started at the nursery. The kids are given good food and engage in a lot of activities. Currently, my son has been singing songs he learnt at the nursery. The staff are excellent and treat each child as their own. I would strongly recommend this nursery to anyone.

How likely would you be to recommend Banana Moon Day Nursery Croydon? 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: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

I like the amount and variety of the daily activities. My daughter learns a lot.

The food seems great too mixing veg, fruit, yoghurt etc.

Last but not least, the staff are excellent and take very good care.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 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: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

Staff are welcoming and friendly. Exceptional mannerisms and caring for all.

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

Average Rating: 

 4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Satisfactory

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

This nursery is a nice place. I'm really happy and my son is as well. Every time he comes to the nursery he enjoys his time. I really like the nursery, it's amazing to find a great nursery near our house. The important things for me are that everything is always clean, my child has a good time and has attention. Food is always fresh, we don't have any problems. My son enjoys being with different children. The nursery will really help him in the future with his behaviour also learning through play, activities, painting etc. I am happy as I know my son is always safe at nursery, all the staff are very nice and friendly, they are always smiling and help him with everything, so I can recommend this nursery.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Great nursery - my daughter loves it. Great meals, friendly, caring, professional staff. Clean, healthy environment perfect for learning stimulation. Very new up to date technology with brilliant amenities potty training etc.

How likely would you be to recommend Banana Moon Day Nursery Croydon? 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: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

I have been really happy with the set up of the nursery and, of course, the staff as my daughter got settled so quickly in less than 10 days - was a surprise to me. As she has never been away from me even for a day I was really worried sending her to nursery, but the staff really managed well and took care of her in understanding her needs and wants.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My overall experience was excellent, the nursery is very clean and a good learning environment. The staff provided us with all the initial information we needed. Will recommend the nursery to any parent.

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

Great facilities, creating a fun learning environment for children. My daughter is very settled in the nursery and enjoys attending. The management are brilliant going above and beyond to ensure your child is happy, settled and in a positive environment. Although I have to say the staff, particularly my child's key worker are the stars of the show! I have found she goes the extra mile, resulting in a trusting bond between herself and my daughter, which is reassuring to see as a parent!

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

Average Rating: 

 4.4 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Good

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

My son loves going to Banana Moon and has a brilliant bond with all the staff caring for him and absolutely loves the managers.
The managers of this nursery are amazingly caring and supportive in all aspects of his care. I cannot praise them enough for how well all the staff meet his health needs as he has asthma and needs a little extra of their dedicated time.
There are plenty of great learning opportunities and lovely equipment for all the children and a huge garden which my son visits every day.
A great team and a beautiful nursery.
Thank you Banana Moon.

How likely would you be to recommend Banana Moon Day Nursery Croydon? 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: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

This nursery is fantastic. Newly opened with lots of activities and great toys for our little boy of 18 months.
He settled in straight away which was such a relief for us.
It's a great team but the real star for us is his keyworker. She is brilliant and our son loves coming to nursery to see her.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Excellent

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Staff Profiles

Scott

Scott Humphrey

Job Title: Manager

Joined: 2017

Description:

I started my childcare career as an apprentice in 2009 at Bright Horizons North Cheam Nursery. I worked very hard to gain my Level 2 and Level 3 qualification in Children’s Learning and Development and officially qualified and became a Nursery Nurse in middle of 2010. I worked in all rooms and gained a Senior Nursery Nurse promotion in 2012. For a year, I developed the Toddlers Room to a very good standard and then gained a room leader position at Bright Horizons Richmond Branch where we gained an Outstanding in our first Ofsted Inspection. After working with management to develop two rooms, I soon became the unit coordinator for our over 2’s and Preschool room. In Early 2014, an opportunity arose at the nursery to become a Deputy Manager. For almost two years, I was a Deputy Manager learning from some of the best people in our company and in late 2015, I applied for this role and was delighted to become the Richmond Day Nursery Manager. I left in January 2017 to pursue a new adventure and that led me to Banana Moon Croydon. We are a fast growing nursery with fantastic staff and facilities.

Joe

Joe Lydon

Job Title: Deputy Manager

Joined: 2017

Description:

I’m professional, extremely dedicated in the field of childcare. I am keen, eager and willing to learn new skills and ways of working whilst, at the same time, bringing my current skills and experience into a new setting. I am a friendly and approachable person with honed time management skills.