Banana Moon Day Nursery Harlow

Netteswell Hall Annexe, Netteswell Orchard, off Park Lane, Harlow CM20 2QH

Banana Moon Day Nursery Harlow, Harlow, Essex
Banana Moon Day Nursery Harlow, Harlow, Essex
Banana Moon Day Nursery Harlow, Harlow, Essex

Banana Moon Day Nursery Harlow has an in-house kitchen producing freshly cooked nutritious food everyday.

The setting has sleep rooms equipped with cots and sleep mattresses. There are also baby monitors, rigid recorded checking procedures and a designated member of staff to ensure the safety of each child. At all times, staff try to adhere to parents' desired and established sleep patterns and routines.

Staff operate an open house policy where registered parents can enter the nursery any time of the day.

Outdoors, there is a playground and an exciting natural adventure area.

CCTV operates throughout the nurseries for the protection of children, staff and parents.

Group: Banana Moon Day Nurseries

Person in charge: Amelia Sweet (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Essex County Council

Number of Staff: 5

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

Total Places for Children: 60

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

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1830

When Closed: Christmas

Visiting:

Visitors are required to have photo identification on them and they will be ID checked by staff before being allowed onto the premises.

Vacancies

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Reviews

9.3 Banana Moon Day Nursery Harlow has a Review Score of 9.3 (9.333)

The Review Score of 9.3 (maximum of 10) for Banana Moon Day Nursery Harlow 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 6 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Banana Moon Day Nursery Harlow in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.5 out of 5 from 6 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 4.833 for Banana Moon Day Nursery Harlow is calculated as follows: ( (60 Excellents x 5) + (12 Goods x 4) ) ÷ 72 Ratings = 4.833

  • 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 4.5 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Banana Moon Day Nursery Harlow is based on 6 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 12 positive Reviews (60 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 6 Reviews ÷ 12 Target = 0.500

  • 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
    5
  • Good
    1
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

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

  • Extremely LIKELY
    6
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Banana Moon Day Nursery Harlow

  • Mother of Child
    6

Really good nursery, great facilities, helpful and very trustworthy staff. I would recommend for the preschool sessions in particular. Can't really comment on the food but heard that's also pretty good standard. I love that all the toys and facilities are so new looking and made from wood and not plastic and the outdoor area is fab for the preschoolers.

How likely would you be to recommend Banana Moon Day Nursery Harlow? 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: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My son joined Banaba Moon on 19.01.2017 and since starting he has settled in very well. The staff are very friendly and will communicate with me and my partner any concerns or improvement there may be. I do not regret having registered my little one in Banana Moon and 100% recommend it.

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

From the beginning I was introduced to my son's key worker who has always been first class. My son has had multiple allergies and needs regular inhalers and they have always been confident and careful with these. We feel he is safe and happy even though he is very young we still get paintings to take home. His need are met and his learning us discussed. He always has done a range of activities every day. Staff are friendly and knowledgeable. Highly recommended.

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

Staff are very nice. They play and sing with children all the time. The organisation in the nursery is very good. Staff are interested in the children all the time.

How likely would you be to recommend Banana Moon Day Nursery Harlow? 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: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

I think the staff here are very friendly and welcoming, so far I have no immediate issues. I like the nursery security system with the fingerprint and cameras everywhere. Overall a good nursery. I would definitely recommend it.

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

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

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

My son has settled very well into nursery life and this is due to the dedication and commitment from the staff to ensure he is welcome, safe and confident during his time there.
The nursery provides a variety of stimulating, age-appropriate activities that engage my son and boost his personal development.

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

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Awards / Recognitions

November 2016

Environmental Health

Recipient: Banana Moon Day Nursery Harlow

Date: Thursday 03 Nov 2016

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Job Vacancies

Staff Profiles

Sally

Sally Lowin

Job Title: Director

Joined: 2016

Description:

Hi, I am a Director for my family business, where I have worked for nearly 20 years. Since having a family of my own, I have always taken an active role in anything my children are involved in. I was treasurer for my son’s pre-school for many years where I met Becky and we decided to embark on this adventure together. I am very organised, and used to juggling commitments. As well as work and family, I run a Netball club which consists of 3 teams in our local league. I also help my husband with the paperwork side for his First Aid Company. I am a firm believer in supporting staff. I will be supporting the nursery mainly off site and dealing with the accounts emails. I enjoy my weekends either playing netball, or watching my young sons play football and rugby, as well as spending time with family.

Becky

Becky Williams

Job Title: Director

Joined: 2016

Description:

Hi, I used to be a management accountant but when I had my family I changed careers to work with children. I studied my level 6 at the University of Herts whilst being an outstanding childminder. I am a big believer in the benefits for children of using signing and outdoor play. I am also an advocate for developing and training staff. I have been heavily involved with pre-schools for many years and have worked to help improve standards at some preschools. I am also a freelance Early Years Inspector. Opening a nursery has been an ambition of mine for many years. I met Sally through our children going to the same pre-school and we were a great team together for five years on the committee. I also enjoy long walks with my dog, or cooking and reading with my husband and children.

Amie

Amie Bratley

Job Title: Nursery Manager

Joined: 2016

Description:

Hello my name is Amie, I hold my Level 3 in Childcare and also Management. I have always had a passion to work with children since a young age; as growing up in a large family with 9 siblings and also having my step mum as a role model, who is currently the head teacher for two Primary Schools. I have worked my way up within nurseries and I have a real passion for developing staff and supporting them in their role. I have a big passion for inclusion and making every child feel valued. I have various qualifications to support this, Makaton being one. Teaching children various skills is a big vital part of their development and I plan to support staff to do the same.

Sian

Sian Webb

Job Title: Deputy Manager

Joined: 2016

Description:

Hello my name is Sian. I have a Level 3 in Childcare and also management. I love working with children, I like to support and watch them develop. I knew from a young age that I wanted to work with children and went straight into childcare as soon as I could. I have a passion with supporting staff and helping them develop further in their role.

Holly

Holly Robinson

Job Title: Nursery Practitioner

Joined: 2016

Description:

Hello my name is Holly, I am near the end of studying for my Level 3. I have always wanted to work in childcare and plan to study further in the future. I am a bubbly person and I am surrounded by a lovely family. My studies started in school and I completed my Level 2. I then went to Harlow College and did my AS levels; I decided my passion was to work with children so I found a role that I could complete my Level 3 with.

Abbey

Abbey Langham

Job Title: Room Leader

Joined: 2017

Description:

My name is Abbey Langham. I have a Level 3 in Childcare. I studied my Level 2 at school and my Level 3 at college. I am a mummy to my beautiful baby boy and have a wonderful family. I enjoy and love my job because no day is ever the same.

Jeyda

Jeyda Ali

Job Title: Room Leader

Joined: 2017

Description:

My name is Jeyda. I have worked in childcare for over 4 years. I have been a Room Leader for the last 2 years working my way up from a Nursery Practitioner. I have a Level 3 in Childcare and First Aid. I enjoy working with children and can’t imagine myself doing any other job.

Holli

Holli Hendleman

Job Title: Nursery Practitioner

Joined: 2017

Description:

My name is Holli, I hold my Level 3 in childcare. I have always had a passion for working with children since having a family of my own. I have two lovely boys and a husband and love nothing more than doing things together as a family. I enjoy being a part of helping children to grow and develop their skills and abilities to become the bet they can be.

Caris

Caris Kay

Job Title: Nursery Practitioner

Joined: 2017

Description:

Hello my name is Caris, I hold my level 3 in childcare and first aid. As a child, it was always my dream to become a teacher and I have always stuck by my childhood dream. I am always willing to further my career by attending any further training provided to better myself and to benefit the children. I have been brought up in a big family and with lots of young children and was always babysitting as I have always enjoyed looking after children.