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Rising Costs – How to Keep Costs Down

2022-09-20T16:54:56+01:00

News & Events Rising Costs - How to keep costs down We have been speaking to franchisees regarding the current situation around rising costs. We are mindful that utility bills will soon be rising again, and this will no doubt stretch finances even further. The BBC reported on Monday 15th August that many nurseries were having to close their doors with the Early Years Alliance claiming that “the sector was facing its worst crisis in recruitment and cost increases in 20 years.” (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-62496728) While there is nothing we can do to prevent rising costs, [...]

Rising Costs – How to Keep Costs Down2022-09-20T16:54:56+01:00

Midnight Moon Awards Raffle Prizes

2022-09-07T08:51:30+01:00

News & Events Midnight Moon Awards Raffle Prizes This year our Midnight Moon Awards are set to blow the big top off all our previous events. We also have a comprehensive list of raffle prizes that will be up for grabs on the evening. Tickets will only be able to be purchased on the night and all proceeds will go to our charitable cause to put defibrillators within all of our nurseries. Ticket Cost £5 per ticket or £20 for a strip of tickets Prize List The Club Company  1-month Golf membership or a [...]

Midnight Moon Awards Raffle Prizes2022-09-07T08:51:30+01:00

Quality Assurance Manager Craig in the Moonlight

2022-08-03T15:40:23+01:00

News & Events Quality Assurance Manager Craig in the Moonlight In the moonlight is a chance for us to shine a light on the people who make up Banana Moon. This week we spoke with one of our Quality Assurance Manager Craig. Starting In Early Years My early career was in retail management and having achieved numerous promotions and accomplishments, I thought my career was set. Unfortunate, however life-changing - I started getting reoccurring migraines which fatefully started my journey into the wonderful world of early years! After scans, tests, and investigations, I was [...]

Quality Assurance Manager Craig in the Moonlight2022-08-03T15:40:23+01:00
  • Children paint a rainbow on the asphalt. Selective focus. Kids.

A diverse world for everyone!

2022-06-30T16:59:32+01:00

News & Events A diverse world for everyone! At Banana Moon, we create a diverse world where our children can thrive. Our children learn through play and are encouraged to explore the diverse world around them. At Banana Moon Day nursery, we have a bespoke Early Learning and Development Programme. It focuses on the environment changing to suit the children and their needs. With this framework in place in all our nurseries, we can adapt to topics children want to explore. At Banana Moon Day Nurseries, a child and their life is represented as [...]

A diverse world for everyone!2022-06-30T16:59:32+01:00

Creating a world for children to grow

2022-04-22T14:56:53+01:00

News & Events Creating a world for children to grow At Banana Moon Nurseries, we encourage making the world a better place for our children. Not only do we want to help the planet, but make what we do something that furthers our children's development. We look at activities and events that will be beneficial to our children, making the world better for them as they grow but also helping them understand how to look after the world moving forward. Planting Trees To celebrate the queen's platinum jubilee, Banana Moon Day Nursery in West [...]

Creating a world for children to grow2022-04-22T14:56:53+01:00

Head of Operations Carly in the Moonlight

2022-03-11T09:47:50+00:00

News & Events Head of Operations Carly in the Moonlight In the moonlight is a chance for us to shine a light on the people who make up Banana Moon. This week we spoke with one of our Head of Operations Carly, who is celebrating her 15 year birthday at Banana Moon Franchise. Starting In Early Years “I always wanted to work with children, specifically in early years. In 2000 I qualified with my NNEB (now level 3 CACHE diploma) and began working for a small independent nursery. Throughout my seven years at this [...]

Head of Operations Carly in the Moonlight2022-03-11T09:47:50+00:00
  • Toddler engaging with outdoor play

Bringing the fun from nursery back home

2022-02-21T16:46:21+00:00

News & Events Bringing the fun from nursery back home Weekends, school holidays, and bank holidays are perfect for spending time as a family, but sometimes it can be hard to come up with things to do. Not only do we want an activity that is fun, but something that furthers our children's development.  At Banana Moon Day Nurseries we have a bespoke curriculum that promotes children's imagination and free play. Here are some great ideas of how you can bring Banana Moon home and continue the fun into those precious moments as a [...]

Bringing the fun from nursery back home2022-02-21T16:46:21+00:00

Why hiring an apprentice in a nursery is so valuable

2022-02-11T16:55:29+00:00

News & Events Why hiring an apprentice in a nursery is so valuable Hiring an apprentice is brilliant for nurseries. They are eager to learn and develop their skills and work in a rewarding environment. Furthermore, they are the next generation of early years professionals. The sector has been experiencing a continual recruitment crisis, a survey from the early year's alliance found, and apprentices are the next wave that could help combat this. An apprentice also gives a nursery the opportunity to help someone grow and, in turn, help the nursery grow. Throughout the [...]

Why hiring an apprentice in a nursery is so valuable2022-02-11T16:55:29+00:00

Director Basel in the Moonlight

2022-02-04T16:15:45+00:00

News & Events Director Basel in the moonlight In the moonlight is a chance for us to shine a light on the people who make up Banana Moon. This week we spoke with Basel, Nursery Director for Banana Moon Day Nursery in Nunhead which won Nursery of the year at Midnight Moon Award 2021. Basel - Director for Banana Moon Day Nursery in Nunhead “The journey to opening Banana Moon Day Nursery in Nunhead I previously worked in the finance sector which was great but I realised that it wasn’t a long-term option [...]

Director Basel in the Moonlight2022-02-04T16:15:45+00:00

Nursery Manager Amanda in the Moonlight

2021-11-24T16:22:21+00:00

News & Events Nursery Manager Amanda in the moonlight In the moonlight is a chance for us to shine a light on the people who make up Banana Moon. This week we spoke with one of our Nursery Manager for Banana Moon Day nursery in Dyce and winner of the Over the Moon Award 2021. "When I was younger, I was a Latin and Ballroom dancer and competed all over Scotland and even at Blackpool Winter Gardens. Myself and my sister even appeared on Brittan’s got talent! My grandparents were dance teachers and my love [...]

Nursery Manager Amanda in the Moonlight2021-11-24T16:22:21+00:00
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