Our Full Moons are our preschoolers; children aged 3 years to school age who are looked after by our team with an 8:1 children to staff ratio.
With the children’s interests being at the centre of all planning, the day passes by quickly, as the fun never stops! Children learn through play.
During free play sessions, children are encouraged to be independent and to make their own choices from a wide range of different activities. A structured day is centred on individual learning where progress is carefully observed and recorded by your child’s key person. This, coupled with lots of fresh air, provides a busy day for all in the Pre-School Rooms.
At the end of their time in pre-school, the children will have increased levels of confidence and be socially interactive, thus they experience a smooth transition to full-time schooling and a logical progression of their continued learning.
Please note our different ‘Moons’ refer to age groups (and therefore their respective activities and child-to-staff ratios) and not always to specific physical rooms. For more information, please refer to our FAQs at the bottom of the page.
Our different ‘Moons’ refer to age groups (and therefore their respective activities and child-to-staff ratios) and not always to specific physical rooms. Where possible, each nursery will have a separate room for each age group – and any room descriptions on the website are based on this idea. However, this approach is not always possible due to factors such as building size.
Please rest assured that if two ‘Moons’ groups are in the same room, the appropriate activities and child-to-staff ratio will still apply for each. For example, it is quite common for the Teenie Moons age group to remain in the Baby Moons room until they go up to Mini Moons and similarly with our Mini Moons to Full Moons.
If you have any questions, please contact the nursery staff, who will be more than happy to assist!
We always offer you the chance to visit Banana Moon with your child prior to your start date. Our ‘settling-in’ policy is flexible – this enables us to treat each child and family individual and support us in meeting your child’s unique needs.
We recommend that they attend a minimum of two half-day sessions or one full day per week. Through experience, we feel that this allows children to settle more easily and benefit from the learning opportunities we offer.
All areas of the nursery that are regularly occupied by children are protected by CCTV recording.
Access to the building is through biometric fingerprint recognition only. Parents, carers and nursery practitioners will be registered on the system in order to access the building. Any unauthorised person will be required to ring the doorbell and be let in by a member of the staff team.
We ensure that the children are offered proteins and carbohydrates for each meal and a minimum of five pieces of fruit or vegetables a day. Our menu is tailored to ensure a suitable healthy approach, and includes essential fats, fibre and omega, etc. We strive to use quality produce over cheaper alternatives.
Allergies and other dietary requirements will be met for individual children.
As per the terms and conditions, fees are payable 51 weeks per year, inclusive of bank holidays.
Yes. Please provide scheme details to the Nursery Manager, so we can register accordingly.