Mini Moons

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At 2 years of age your child will enter the world of our Mini Moons. These rooms cater for children 2 to 3 years of age with a maximum of 4:1 children to staff ratio.

These rooms are full of busy energy as by this stage, your child will be able to experience a wider range of educational yet fun activities that have been carefully selected to stimulate their ever expanding minds.

When it comes to potty training, we will encourage your child to be as independent as possible. All we ask is that you bring in lots of spare clothes in case they have a little accident, so they will have their own clothes ready to be changed into.

With the EYFS planning and observation system in place, the nursery staff will be actively encouraging your child’s interests, offering them further opportunities to explore.

Within these rooms, they start to prepare for pre-school, so self-selection of activities and independence is encouraged throughout the day.

Disclaimer:

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.


FAQ’s

Are all of the different ‘Moons’ in different rooms?

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!

How do you settle my child into the setting?

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.

Communication between yourselves and the nursery team will take place to promote a smooth settling-in process.
Is there a minimum amount of time that my child must attend the setting?

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.

How do you ensure the safety of the children?

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.

All our staff are DBS-checked and vetted to ensure they are suitable for their role. All of our policies and procedures surrounding the safeguarding of the children are available; feel free to ask a member of management to view these.
Do you offer a healthy eating plan?

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.

Do I pay if my child is absent from sickness or holiday?

As per the terms and conditions, fees are payable 51 weeks per year, inclusive of bank holidays.

As staffing structures, ratios and deployment are forecast in advance to ensure the safety of the children, you are still required to pay for your child’s nursery fees when your child is absent due to sickness or holiday.
Do you accept childcare vouchers?

Yes. Please provide scheme details to the Nursery Manager, so we can register accordingly.

If we are already registered with the company, the Nursery Manager will provide you with the nursery’s account number (if applicable).