Banana Moon Day Nursery ~ Caversham

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Children’s Day nursery for children aged 3 months to 5 years.

We opened October 2016 and have 3 rooms. Baby Moons for children aged 3 months to 24 months; Mini Moons for children aged 24 months to 2 years and Full Moons for children aged 2 years until they go to school.

We have a spacious garden with various areas for the children to explore and an exciting Language room for group times.

This setting has signed up to offer Tax Free Childcare.


Who to contact

Contact Name
Jenna Wharton
Contact Position
0118 9475502 0118 9475502
Banana Moon Nursery ~ Caversham
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Where to go

Banana Moon Nursery Caversham
371, Gosbrook Road
Directions to RG4 8ED

We are located where the old conservative club used to be.


Contact nursery directly for costs.


Wheelchair access
Other notes

We provide childcare for all children regardless of need, culture, home area or any additional requirments.

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair access
We are all on one level to make the nursery accessible for wheelchair users.
Special Needs provision
Provision for special dietary needs
We can adapt the menu to suit various dietry needs.
Can make special cultural provisions
We cater for all cultures the children inhabit.

Childcare Information


Immediate vacancies
Contact nursery directly for more information. No funded 2 year old vacancies available. Places available for toddlers from September 2023 including funded places.

Funded Places

Has 3 & 4 year old funding
Has 2 year old funding

30 Hours Extended Entitlements

Additional 15 hours of *Free* childcare offered
When are the additional 15 hours available? (e.g. Monday to Friday, 8am to 1pm)
Offered at stretched funding to recieve 22 hours a week. Can be used for any half session or full day.
How many places are available for the additional 15 hours to meet the 30 hours childcare
Intending to provide 30 Hours?
Registered to provide 30 Hours?

Opening Times & Facilities

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 07:30 18:30
Tuesday 07:30 18:30
Wednesday 07:30 18:30
Thursday 07:30 18:30
Friday 07:30 18:30

School Pickups

Offers school pickups

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
EY501395Link to latest Ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
07/03/2018Inspection (Early Years Register)Inadequate
22/08/2018Re-inspection (Early Years Register)Inadequate
11/02/2019Re-inspection (Early Years Register)Good

Local Offer

Contact Name
Jenna Wharton
Contact Telephone
0118 9475502
Contact Email
Local Offer Age Bands
Early Years (0-4 years)
Local Offer Updated

Early Years Private, Voluntary & Independent Settings


We are a nursery with a spacious learning environment for children aged 3 months to 5 years. We believe in putting children and their families first and providing a home away from home feel with a professional edge.  

Quality of care and learning will be to the highest standards at every stage of your child’s development. 

Our purpose built nursery is light and airy with an in-house kitchen producing freshly cooked nutritious food everyday. We do not serve convenience or any fried food. Outdoors we have a secure playground and an exciting natural adventure area.  We also offer an Language Corner room for group times for all ages.

Updated - April 2023

1: How does the setting identify children with additional needs or SEND?

We have a tracking system which allows us to decipher whether children are achieving in their stage of learning and development and activities are put in place to help them develop in this area. Our children decide what activities they would like by choosing different resources and linking to their current interests. We work very closely with our parents who input into their child's development.  We have a qualified SENCO who can work with our parents to link them to various support services in the area if further assistance is required.

2: How will I be informed / consulted about the ways in which my child is being supported?

The practitioners provide face to face feedback every day and we have two parents evening a year to discuss any areas of concern or achievement. We also discuss the tracking system results wth parents on completion.  We use on online assessment to observe, record and track children's development. We also use a parent app to inform parents about the children's fun day at nursery and use this app to send and receive home observations.

3: How will the setting adapt the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum for my child's needs?

Dependant on the child's individual needs and interests we would adapt the activities provided so all children could take part. All our resources are available for the children at all times and we provide 'in the now planning' which is very flexible.

4: What teaching strategies does the setting use for children with additional needs or learning difficulties?

Depending on the child's needs would depend on how best to ensure their development and learning. Whether it be additional resources, outside support or internal training.  We have a dedicated SENCO who would work closely with our parents to determine the best strategy.

5: What additional support does the setting provide for children with additional needs or SEND?

We provide a child led and child initiated play based learning system which would provide activities and support using the child’s interests as a base and external support or guidance to ensure the children are securely provided for.

6: How will the setting monitor my child's progress and how will I be involved in this?

All reports and tracking are shared with the parent at the time of completion. Parents are encouraged to inform the child’s key person of any activities they enjoy at home and anything they have observed the child achieving.  

7: How do you ensure children with additional needs or SEND can be included in the same activities as other children, including trips?

All activities can be adapted and altered to ensure all children can take part. The key person would inform those in charge of any particular requirements ie..wheel chair access, reins, low stimulation or audio enhancement to name a few.  We are an all inclusive nursery.

8: How accessible is the building for children with mobility difficulties / wheelchair users?

All our rooms and facilities are on one floor with spacious corridors.

9: How will you support my child's transition to a new setting or school?

We provide documents for other settings and teachers to inform them of your child's known interests and learning needs. We encourage school visits and to have teachers come to the setting to visit the children in a familiar setting.

10: How does the setting assess the overall effectiveness of its SEN provision and how can parents / carers take part in this evaluation?

Regular key person meetings, observations and planning. Other agencies to support when required. 

11: Who should I contact if I am considering registering for a place at the setting?

Jenna Wharton - Nursery Manager 01189475502 or

12: What arrangements does the setting have for feedback from parents / carers, including compliments and complaints?

We have an open door policy and encourage any feedback from parents and visitors to continue our professional development.


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