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I am a licensed home child care provider with over 20 years experience. I have both have CPR/AED and First Aid training, up to date police check and am a member of the Child Care Parent Resource Network. As a licensed provider I follow COVID-19 measures set in place by Ottawa Public Health (OPH), the Ministry of Education (MOE) and my licensing agency Natural Connections Child Care for licensed home child care. The child care is a FRAGRANCE-FREE environment and uses natural based cleaners and disinfectants.
My child care provides delicious homemade meals, sourcing local ingredients when possible. Gluten-free and vegetarian options available.
The child care is located on a lovely quiet courtyard with no through traffic. We are within close walking distance to three lovely parks, two with splash pads. The children enjoy many different activities including; frequent walks to the library, online music and movement classes with Monkey Rock Music, online French classes with 123 Petits Pas, building, trains, imaginative play, and crafts. The main language of the child care is English however we use both French and English when teaching individual words and singing songs.
My home is in an established neighbourhood with lots of trees and parks. The huge tree in our yard gives us shade in the summer and lets in lots of light during the winter. We live on a courtyard with very low traffic and during the winter all the snow is plowed in the centre and we have our personal snow mountain.
The sunny main floor playroom is fine motor skills and eating. I rotate themes, toys and sensory play. It is less overwhelming for the children and keeps everything fresh for them.
In the kitchen we have learning towers for the children to participate with picking their food, stirring, mixing and baking and washing hands. There is a small powder room off the kitchen for potty time.
In the dining room the older children can craft at a higher table with supplies that are not appropriate for younger children who still mouth items. The living room is our dance party room! All furniture is pushed to the side and there is a large mirror to watch yourself dance.
Downstairs is our gross motor skills, perfect for when the weather dictates indoor play. There are fire trucks, wobble board and play structure. Tables are set up with toys and puzzles that we rotate and enough trains and track to cover the floor with a huge layout.
Located just minutes to the Blair LRT, National Research Council and Canadian Security Intelligence Service. My core hours are 8:00 to 4:00pm, optional pre-care time if needed to be discussed.
Natural Connections Child Care agency has opted into the government program CWELCC. Natural Connections is a for-profit agency and does not have access to subsidies.
If you would like to move forward with my child care, I have some questions I like to ask to determine if my child care is potentially the right fit for your family. Please fill out the initial inquiry form by clicking the website link in my profile or by copying the address below. I look forward to hearing from you.
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