Facilities

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CCTV

CCTV operates throughout our nurseries for the protection of children, staff and parents. It drives away burglars, stalkers, vandals and other unwelcome visitors. Images are retained on the system for an extended period of time and then automatically erased.

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Outdoor Play- Paddock

In addition to all of the indoor activities and facilities, the children go outside every day throughout the year for fresh air and exercise. Banana Moon Hatton have their own paddock for plenty of fun and games as well as some fantastic willow tunnels, perfect for hide and seek, a wooded area with reading chair and a mud kitchen and bug hotel ideal for our little explorers.

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Library

At Banana Moon Hatton we have our own dedicated library where children of all ages can spend time with their key workers to listen and learn to read all the lovely books we have available for all age ranges.  This is a fantastic resource which is enjoyed by all ages.

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Nappy Changing Rooms/ Toilets

Both our Under 2’s and Toddler Rooms have their own nappy changing room which contains everything required for a safe and hygienic nappy change and somewhere to store nappies, wipes and creams for each child. We also have purpose-built toilets perfect for younger children and ideal to help with independent toilet training both in the main barn and the Preschool Barn.

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Creative and Learning Room / Space

We have our very own Creative and Learning Rooms, both in the main barn and Preschool Barn which includes a large interactive screen and a number of portable tablets, allowing children to take photos outside and view on the screen or take part in the interactive play.  There are a number of age-appropriate programmes to support all the children’s learning and development.

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Outdoor Play – Willow Tunnels

At Banana Moon Hatton we also have some fantastic willow tunnels which the children love running through and playing hide and seek.

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Outdoor Play –Wooded Area

Within our 4.5 acres, Banana Moon Hatton also has a wooded area where we read stories, enjoy teddy bear picnics, learn about nature and shelter from the sun in the summer.

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Security

Security is of paramount concern at Banana Moon. With this in mind, we operate a ‘fingerprint’ biometric access system to protect children and nursery staff. This system allows nursery personnel to register parent’s fingerprints in seconds. Parents then simply press their fingerprint on a sensor pad at the door to gain fast, easy access. We operate an “open house” policy where registered parents can enter the nursery any time of the day. They can leave or collect their children without fuss while unregistered visitors must await admission by a member of staff. The biometric system means members of staff can remain under constant supervision of the children.

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Sensory Room

Our sensory rooms can be calming or stimulating and are equipped with a range of different experiences. Your child’s awareness and curiosity are enhanced by experiencing different lights, sounds and textures. Children can completely relax or interact with all of the elements available. At all times they are supervised and encouraged to participate and enjoy the experience.

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Sleep Room

Calm tranquil rest is a pre-requisite for babies and younger children, all of our rooms, apart from the Preschool Barn, have a dedicated sleep room equipped with cots and/or sleep mattresses. Each child has their own bed linen which is regularly laundered in-house. Baby monitors, rigid recorded checking procedures and a designated member of staff keep an eye on sleeping children, this ensures constant safety and care for your child. At all times we endeavour to adhere to your desired and established sleep patterns and routines.

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Twirling Toddlers

Twirling Toddlers is a weekly session we offer across the nursery and is tailored to each age group. Award-winning Twirling Toddlers offer dance and movement classes for your little ones and is taught in an interactive, fun and exciting way, designed to help your little ones to develop in lots of different ways!

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Playbox Theatre

Playbox Theatre comes to the nursery once a week to work with our Toddlers, Playschool and Preschool children  They take part in an exciting adventure on their Magic Carpet, with wonderful stories, role play and activities.

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Dandy Development

Dandy Development is a weekly session for our Under 2’s group.  It is an award-winning new baby and toddler development class that combines baby sign, music and sensory fun which helps develop language and communication skills, listening skills, social and emotional skills, confidence and coordination and to stimulate the senses and imagination

Cooking with the Chef

Our resident chef, John cooks with the children on a regular basis.  Introducing simple cooking techniques and healthy eating as well as having fun making some tasty treats.

Forest School

Once a week we take our Playschool and Preschool children into our paddock for Forest School, where they will learn a number of skills and explore their surroundings, whatever the weather.