Here is what our community has to say
When our previous daycare announced it was closing, we were so worried about whether we could ever find a place we loved as much. After much searching, we are thrilled that we discovered Banana Fana! By the end of the first week, our 2-year old was running up to the door, so excited to play with his friends there was no time to wave bye-bye to Mommy or Daddy. Gloria and her staff are lovely people and are demonstrating such grace under the strain of quarantine. While it can be tough to leave your children in someone else's care, the development evaluations, Brightwheel app updates, and check-ins via text us know that our kids are in good, caring hands. Our son and daughter are so happy at Banana Fana and we couldn't be happier with our decision to send them there.
We will always remember the warm welcome, the immediate love and patience. Trusting someone with your kids, is one of toughest things you need to face with, and with Gloria Elena Nova it was an instant click. It was clear from the first moment that our little girl will get all the warmth she needs to overcome the language barrier, new culture and environment. Sending our love and endless appreciation and love from Israel
Our daughter has thrived at Banana Fana.
We began a few days each week and then moved to full time. We are absolutely thrilled with the care, attention, and education she has received. We explored many different in-home day care options when we selected Banana Fana and were delighted with the choice we made.
I teach at Stanford and found her location to be easy to manage as I dropped her off and scooted down the 280 to campus. We often took the extended care option which was a huge help to us as both my husband and I work full time.
I can not speak highly enough of Banana Fana Nursery School. Learning happens through the perfect balance of structured circle times and child directed play. The small teacher/child ratio allows for the teachers to make genuine connections with the children and become invested in their development. The founder and director of the school is warm hearted, organized, dedicated, and truly loves the children. The school is always very clean, the toys are age appropriate and encourage open ended play, and the parent communication is excellent. The large outdoor play space is an added bonus! Gloria has created a lovely school that I am grateful to be able to send my child to.