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I have been operating a home based daycare for the past 17 years. Prior to that I held senior level positions in the business world but my true passion was to work with kids. In 2003 I gave up my business career and started up a home based daycare and I have never looked back. I love working with the kids and their families as much today as I did when I first opened the daycare.
My daycare is run by both myself and my 23 year old daughter Lindsay who will complete her Early Childhood Education (ECE) diploma in Dec 2020. Lindsay is very comfortable to converse with the children in French.
Our approach is a combination of the Play Based Learning philosophy with some focused learning time set aside as well. We also spend a fair amount of time outside where the children get to explore nature and get some good exercise. Our overall focus is to provide a safe, loving and nurturing environment where the children learn to be social, self confident, respectful, adaptable and are encouraged to grow to their full learning potential. We also ensure they receive a balanced and healthy meal plan, which helps to aid in their mental and physical development. Although English is the first language spoken at the daycare, we do spend time each day speaking and teaching the children in French.
Given there is never more than 6 children in our care at any one time and 2 adults overseeing the 6 children, we are thus able to offer a very low care ratio of 3:1.
Some of my daycare families have been with me for 5-10 years, which speaks to the quality of care I provide and the relationships I have fostered with both the children and the parents. Parents often tell me/us how obvious our love for the children is and how the children love spending their days with us. We can provide a host of excellent references from past and current clients.
Our home is located on a very quiet and safe crescent with quick access to the Queensway and the Hi-Tech area in Kanata. Our home is a bungalow and the children have full access to the entire main floor which is open and very bright. The backyard is fully fenced in with lots of structures for the children to play on. We are a very short walk to several parks and splash pads in our area. We have a Smoke free home. We have a very cute and loving Golden Doodle dog but he is kept separated from the children unless parents provide approval for the children to pet the dog.
I welcome you to call for more details. Cathy 613-715-0147