Banana Moon Day Nursery Caversham

371 Gosbrook Road, Reading RG4 8ED

Banana Moon Day Nursery Caversham, Reading, Berkshire
Banana Moon Day Nursery Caversham, Reading, Berkshire
Banana Moon Day Nursery Caversham, Reading, Berkshire

Banana Moon Day Nursery Caversham gives children the chance to grow and develop in a welcoming, dynamic learning environment.

The nursery's skilled staff help children to develop their physical, mental, social and personal skills in a safe and secure, caring setting.

At mealtimes, children are not given fried or convenience food and instead can enjoy nutritious meals prepared on site.

Staff give children well planned experiences indoors and outdoors based on each individual child’s individual interests.

The team supports all children to learn with enjoyment and take on challenges.

Group: Banana Moon Day Nurseries

Person in charge: Samantha Pumffrey (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Reading Borough Council

Number of Staff: 9

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

Total Places for Children: 45

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

Parking:

On-site parking available for 7 vehicles

Vacancies

Please Contact Us for Latest Vacancies

Reviews

9.9 Banana Moon Day Nursery Caversham has a Review Score of 9.9 (9.917)

The Review Score of 9.9 (maximum of 10) for Banana Moon Day Nursery Caversham is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.9 out of 5 from 9 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Banana Moon Day Nursery Caversham in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 5 out of 5 from 9 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 4.917 for Banana Moon Day Nursery Caversham is calculated as follows: ( (99 Excellents x 5) + (9 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 108 Ratings = 4.917

  • 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 Caversham is based on 9 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 9 positive Reviews (45 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 9 Reviews ÷ 9 Target = 1.000

  • 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
    0
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

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

  • Extremely LIKELY
    9
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Banana Moon Day Nursery Caversham

  • Mother of Child
    7
  • Father of Child
    2

My daughter settled so quickly in this setting. It is lovely to see her flourishing and growing in confidence thanks to the amazing support of all the staff. She genuinely loves going to nursery and I have every confidence leaving her there when I am at work.

The staff quickly learnt her interests and have creatively used these in different activities.

I would not hesitate to recommend Banana Moon.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 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: Good

Samantha Pumffrey, Nursery Manager at Banana Moon Day Nursery Caversham responded to this review on 28 Feb 2017:

Thank you for your feedback. It's lovely to see how confident she is now and well she is progressing.

A wonderful setting. We feel so fortunate to have people who are as invested in out little girl as we are. Especially in developing the whole person, emotional and social as well as the more academic side.

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

Samantha Pumffrey, Nursery Manager at Banana Moon Day Nursery Caversham responded to this review on 27 Feb 2017:

Thank you for your feedback. We feel incredibly honoured to be able to be a part of her developing as a person.

Very caring, well-informed staff who obviously enjoy being with the children. They treat each one as an individual. My son took to the staff very quickly and although he found it hard being left at first the staff were fantastic at settling him and he was easily comforted by them. The manager is excellent and appears to always know what is going on. She is well informed and runs the nursery extremely well. The facilities are by far the best in Caversham. I'm very pleased with my choice! I feel so much better going back to work feeling confident that my son is safe and happy!

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

Samantha Pumffrey, Nursery Manager at Banana Moon Day Nursery Caversham responded to this review on 27 Feb 2017:

Thank you for your feedback. We're so happy you chose us and are glad we could make returning back to work a much easier process.

Banana Moon is always clean and tidy when I go to drop and pick up my children. The staff are lovely. Very happy that I moved my children to Banana Moon when they opened in October. Both children were very nervous about starting a new nursery but settled in very well and quickly. I would defiantly recommend to friends and family.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.8 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: Good

Samantha Pumffrey, Nursery Manager at Banana Moon Day Nursery Caversham responded to this review on 27 Feb 2017:

Thank you for your feedback. We're so happy they have both settled so well and love having them with uu.

Best nursery in Berkshire.
The care is simply magnificent and my son is really enjoying this nursery.
Strongly recommend to all. I would rate 5 out 5 for this nursery. They have a great parking facility as well, so no hassle for the parents to drop and pick up.

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

Samantha Pumffrey, Nursery Manager at Banana Moon Day Nursery Caversham responded to this review on 24 Feb 2017:

Thank you for your feedback. We're so glad he enjoys being here as much as we enjoy having him.

We have been very happy with the care our little boy has received from the staff at Banana Moon Caversham. He loves going to nursery and the staff treat him like one of their own. He has developed so much in the few months he's been attending the nursery, the staff are not only developing him with regards to his education but helping him find his on personality and embracing it. Very happy parents.

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

Samantha Pumffrey, Nursery Manager at Banana Moon Day Nursery Caversham responded to this review on 24 Feb 2017:

Thank you for your feedback. We're so happy to hear how much he enjoys being here.

Our son loves going to Banana Moon! The staff are very friendly and caring.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.7 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: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Samantha Pumffrey, Nursery Manager at Banana Moon Day Nursery Caversham responded to this review on 23 Feb 2017:

Thank you for your feedback, we feel very honoured you chose us for your childcare needs.

I can't thank the girls enough they have been fantastic. My little girl loves it.

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

Samantha Pumffrey, Nursery Manager at Banana Moon Day Nursery Caversham responded to this review on 23 Feb 2017:

Thank you for your feedback, we're so happy she enjoys being here as much as we enjoy having her.

I love Banana Moon. It's always clean and there's a lovely happy environment. The staff are friendly and engage with the children in a really lovely way. I am really impressed with the facilities and the communication that I get from the nursery. The nursery seems to take the children's safety and happiness very seriously and I have never seen this compromised. I always feel my daughter is in a safe and happy environment.

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

Samantha Pumffrey, Nursery Manager at Banana Moon Day Nursery Caversham responded to this review on 23 Feb 2017:

Thank you for your feedback. I'm so glad the staff's hard work and love for the children is recognised :)

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Samantha Pumffrey

Job Title: Nursery Manager

Joined: 2016

Description:

I have been working in Childcare for 12 years and in that time have gained my level 3 in children’s care and education, BA HONS in Early Years Learning and Development and EYPS.

I love working in the childcare sector and look forward to working for the Banana Moon brand and following their ethos which I believe whole heartedly.