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Nurturing futures: Banana Moon Colchester’s commitment to making quality childcare accessible to all

At Banana Moon Colchester, we appreciate that the cost of childcare can add up. We’re committed to supporting our local community and are pleased to announce that we’re offering free term-time childcare for those who qualify for funded spaces. 

With spaces available now, here’s everything you need to know… 

A place to learn, play and grow

We pride ourselves on being more than a childcare centre; we’re a place where young minds blossom. This is fuelled by a commitment to offering free term-time childcare spaces for eligible families. We believe quality education and care should be accessible to all, including free home-cooked meals from our in-house chef, using fresh and local produce. 

“We believe in creating an inclusive environment where every child feels valued and has the opportunity to thrive, regardless of financial constraints,” says Gary Chamberlain, our Director here at Banana Moon Colchester. “The cost of living is having an impact across the area, and it’s important to our team to do what we can to help the community, providing children with a strong foundation for a bright future.”

Zero hidden fees

At a time when childcare costs can place additional strain on families, we pride ourselves on our transparency, with no hidden charges or unexpected fees. Parents can rest assured that the care and education their children receive come without financial surprises, allowing them to plan and budget with confidence. 

If you’re unsure about whether you’re eligible for support, it’s worth looking at the government website. This valuable support could free up some cash and allow you to spend it on essentials or even family activities. 

Free home-cooked meals

We understand the crucial role nutrition plays in a child’s growth and the importance of healthy eating habits in early childhood development. That’s why we’ve invested in an amazing in-house chef to create meals that are not only delicious but also packed with the essential nutrients our little ones need. View our example menus here

These nourishing meals and snacks promote a healthy lifestyle from the very beginning, using fresh and local produce. Our meat and veg comes from Pier Avenue Butchers, a local family butchers based in Clacton-on-Sea.  

Enrol today!

Here at Banana Moon Colchester, the future of the next generation is at the heart of everything we do – and has been since we opened our doors in 2016. 

Located at Oyster Court, we currently have spaces available, and we invite families to come for a visit to experience our nurturing environment for yourselves. For families seeking an exceptional childcare experience without the financial strain, our setting is the ideal place for children to learn, play and grow. 

Speak to us about enrolling your child today!

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Get in touch today

We are confident you will appreciate our nursery, its setting and facilities. Should you wish to visit, we are available at any time to meet with you. Any comments or input from parents are always welcome.

Opening Times

We are open 7am - 7pm


Banana Moon Day Nursery, Oyster Court 1 & 2, St. Helens Lane
Colchester, Essex

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