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Our nursery offers a very happy, nurturing, safe and welcoming environment, providing a good foundation for children to make the most of their abilities as they grow. We strongly believe that every child deserves the best possible start in life.

We have a wonderful team of well qualified and committed staff lead by Jayne, the Nursery Manager, all of whom work tirelessly to ensure that the children in our care reach their full potential.

Children are provided with learning experiences in a stimulating environment. Outdoors, the children engage in activities such as cultivating vegetables, fruit and flowers. They also enjoy the mud kitchen and a weekly football club. Some of our indoor activities include French, Dance classes and Signing Tots.

Our nursery cook provides our children with homemade, healthy, nutritious meals throughout the day, whilst the kitchen celebrates a 5 star food hygiene rating from the environmental health department.

Contact Information
  • Phone Number
    01748 876653
  • Group/Owner
    Banana Moon Day Nurseries
  • Person in Charge
    Jayne Garbutt (Manager)
  • Number of Staff
  • When Closed
    Bank Holidays & 1 week at Christmas
  • Type of Service
    Day Nursery – Privately OwnedOpen all yearFull Day CareSessional Day Care
  • Total Places for children
  • Age range
    from0 years 3 monthsto5 years 0 months
  • Parking
    At Banana Moon Catterick there is ample parking, directly in front of the building.
  • Visiting
    Contact the nursery.
  • Directions
    Banana Moon Catterick is easily accessed from The A1. Leave the A1 at the new, Catterick Central junction (both north and southbound) and follow the road towards Catterick and Colburn.
  • Opening Days
  • Opening Hours
  • Unit 3 & 4 Battalion Court, Colburn Business Park, Catterick Garrison DL9 4QN

  • Robert R
    August 21, 2022 at 12:00 am

    I can’t thank the team at Banana Moon Day Nursery enough for looking after our two little boys over the last two years. Their professionalism, support and understanding was second to none and we believe our boys are prepared to take the next step in their education.

  • Gemma e
    August 23, 2022 at 12:00 am

    Lovely nursery with a homely feel to it. Nursery practitioners are amazing with my son and also great listeners for me if I’m struggling. Management are amazing to give comfort to parents and carers when needed. I have never felt guilty or nervous leaving my son if he cries because I know as soon as he goes into his room he’s happy! My son joined when he was 2 into toddlers and the staff were amazing, he loved going into their room as there was so much to do. Now in full moons as he’s 3 and cannot fault the staff in his room, especially two members in particular. My son loves going in there as he loves to dance with them! The food is brilliant, a great mix of food and my son always eats everything! Thank you to everyone who is involved in my son’s care. He has amazing women in his life there and an amazing little friendship group!

  • Kerie F
    August 23, 2022 at 12:00 am

    My oldest went here and now my youngest does. The staff has always treated my children with respect and kindness. My oldest still asks to visit Banana Moon and youngest is willing to go in at each drop-off. If I have a query the management are happy to help or find out the information that I need.

  • J H
    August 23, 2022 at 12:00 am

    My son has been attending since he was 9 months old, he is 2 now. He really loves going and has grown so confident and learned lots. He has really bonded with the staff. He always eats all of the lovely meals they make. I would recommend Banana Moon to anyone as we have had a very good experience with them.

  • Joe S
    August 23, 2022 at 12:00 am

    Very happy, my son has made lots of friends and has learned a lot of skills.
    Staff are always happy to answer any questions and my son loves all his teachers.
    Banana Moon is a great preschool and I highly recommend it.

  • Chantelle R
    August 23, 2022 at 12:00 am

    Lovely nursery, amazing facilities.
    Staff seem to rotate through the different classrooms quite a lot which I find may be unsettling for some of the children. Staff may be in Mini Moons one day and Baby Moons/Full Moons the day after and I think it’s confusing for children. Apart from that a good nursery.

  • D M
    September 20, 2022 at 12:00 am

    My child loves the setting and is very happy here. My issues are with the huge staff turnover. No consistency, key workers constantly changing, no observations. I don’t know the name of who I hand my child over to. Very disappointed.

  • K E
    November 30, 2022 at 12:00 am

    Since my daughter has been at Banana Moon Day Nursery, she improved so much with her development, she will now hold her own cup and even eats meat and is more confident with people, one thing I love is the connection her key person has with her and they go above and beyond to make sure she is safe and well looked after with her having epilepsy, they are always willing to sit down and discuss anything I am worried about with her development, it’s like having another family but still very professional.

  • L S
    February 1, 2023 at 12:00 am

    My son has always loved going to Banana Moon. The staff are all really good with him and I like the updates of what he has been up to that day on pick-ups. The nursery and staff have done a lot of work both inside and outside to increase the range of activities they can do with the children and regularly refresh the decor so it doesn’t become stale. The introduction of parent workshops on some key issues such as potty training have all been really useful too!

  • Tyra G
    February 7, 2023 at 12:00 am

    Amazing staff, wonderful setting. My 2.5-year-old son has attended for over 2 years Everyone is so warm and welcoming.

  • Hannah B
    February 7, 2023 at 12:00 am

    Since moving to Mini Moons my daughter has been supported with her development and I have seen a huge difference in her speech.

  • B H
    February 7, 2023 at 12:00 am

    Overall we are very pleased with the service provided by Banana Moon. We’ve seen a huge leap in the speed and social skills of our son.

  • S R
    February 7, 2023 at 12:00 am

    Great nursery with great staff. My daughter has come on such a lot coming here, the staff listen and the read-up at the end of the day is really good to see what they have done and eaten. Couldn’t recommend it enough.

  • Bethany M
    February 9, 2023 at 12:00 am

    We love all the staff in Baby Moons, they all do their best for my son. He has excelled here and has a lot of confidence. Thank you.

  • Heven F
    February 9, 2023 at 12:00 am

    Really pleased with how my child has settled into the baby room. He hasn’t been the easiest of babies i.e not taking the bottle! but we are still going with the help of a particular member of staff.

  • M H
    February 15, 2023 at 12:00 am

    Can’t believe how much my little boy has progressed since starting. He had a rocky start but the staff all worked really hard to help settle him in. They worked with us to help make sure they knew his routine and the best way to settle him. He is always talking about Banana Moon and is so excited when it’s nursery day. He’s created some lovely relationships with the staff and the other children. Also can’t believe all the different foods he’s trying at nursery. It helped so much with his diet becoming more healthy.

  • Bethany S
    August 14, 2023 at 12:00 am

    Banana Moon Day Nursery Catterick Garrison has been amazing with my son, he has learnt so much and has made amazing friends. All the staff are truly brilliant and I can’t wait for my other little boy to start when he’s older.

  • Jo B
    August 16, 2023 at 12:00 am

    My daughter started at Banana Moon Day Nursery when she was 2 years old and has excelled in her learning. She loves coming here and the nursery teachers are amazing, kind and friendly people. Would recommend any child coming here.

  • Andy H
    August 18, 2023 at 12:00 am

    Amazing. The staff are all a credit to the nursery. My daughter has loved every second and has grown so much with the help of all the staff. She will miss you all.

  • H K
    August 18, 2023 at 12:00 am

    Banana Moon is a fabulous nursery, my son has thrived since being here. I would recommend the nursery to anyone.

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