Choosing a childcare provider for your family is among the biggest decisions you'll make as a parent. Knowing the depth of experience and relationships I've developed with other families throughout the years will definitely help with concerns you may have. I started providing childcare after our first daughter was born in 2008 and have provided care for another ten kids and eight families over the course of being at home with my own children. I have first aid training, a driver's license abstract and a police vulnerable sector record check available. In addition to the testimonials below, they will be happy to speak with you directly about their experience with my childcare.
I really cannot rave enough of Jeff and the childcare he has provided to my children over the last 3 years. His model of childcare, that is filled with warmth and love, is one that we will truly cherish - as will our child. The adventures, the fun and the absolute joy that our child had is something that I know has shaped them into the little kind human they are today. Our child was constantly engaged and given an amazing worldview - as an educator in the OCT, and holding my M.Ed, the different modalities of teaching and learning that Jeff provided were truly spectacular. There were so many real world experiences that were provided for our child, that I was sad sometimes that I didn't get to go on the outings! Jeff was responsive, kind, and above all he and his family has become a second family for our children. Now that our children are school-aged, we aren't leaving just yet; we know that Jeff is still available to help us when he can and we can rely on him when arranged. With actual family that doesn't live that close, having Jeff and his family open to help is absolutely amazing. His type of care is above and beyond and if you are looking for childcare that is truly in the sense of "it takes a village to raise a child" this is the childcare you are looking for. Happy to provide references :)
I still remember the first time we met Jeff. We were sitting on the floor with the kids and my infant crawled right into Jeff's lap and sat there all content. That sealed the deal for us. Both girls enjoyed so many adventures with Jeff - inside and outside. They went on a HUGE variety of outings, cooked, baked, decorated, crafted, painted, etc... I continue to brag to my friends about having the best manny! Jeff adapted to their ever changing needs, moods, schedules and appetites. He gave them the extra love, cuddles and care they wouldn't have gotten in a larger group environment. He was firm and strict when necessary, fun, energetic, and full of cheer all the time. He pays attention to reinforcing good manners and habits while giving the kids freedom to be kids. We actually delayed putting our older daughter in school (skipped JK) so she could continue having amazing adventures. We are still in awe about how incredible the experience was and love that our girls ask to hang out with him and his family many years later. We all LOVE Jeff and still trust him with our kids!
Jeff provided a very high level of care for our daughter. The lessons and adventures that she experienced during this time, is something she still remembers fondly today. He is a highly organized and responsible parent and caregiver. We would not hesitate to recommend Jeff to anyone needing worry free childcare.
Jeff is an amazing and enthusiastic caregiver. I was extremely fortunate to have him care for my 12 month old daughter. He introduced her to new foods and had her napping the first day. They went on wonderful excursions and I was kept informed of all her daily activities. I had just gone back to work so it was amazing to know she was so happy and well taken care of. Happy to recommend him to anyone looking for a caring, high energy and dedicated caregiver.
Jeff is a super fun, friendly and caring nanny. He was always thinking of new activities and outings to do with our daughter when she was in his care. He checked in regularly and provided updates throughout the day which gave us great insight on everything they had been up to and places they had been. He easily accommodated her dietary needs and always asked if he had doubts. Our daughter thrived under his care and I highly recommend him as a nanny.
Jeff provides an outstanding experience for the children in his care. He regularly takes them on local and even regional outings to playgrounds, the zoo, pools, farms and many other activities. He even took our girls to skating, dance and art lessons too. Jeff is also widely recognized by parents in the community; so much so that we became known as the parents of children he cared for! He was far more than we ever expected out of a nanny. Our daughters often ask to spend time with him many years after the end of his service for our family.
Jeff provided excellent summer care for our two daughters, aged 2 and 6. He has such a positive energy about him, and was always eager to get out and take them on adventures and explore new places in our own neighbourhood and often beyond while also adapting to their needs if they required a quiet day of calm and crafts at home. It was such a worry-free transition, and our children quickly connected with him and his kids. We would not hesitate to hire him again; in fact, we (both adults and kids) were quite sad when it was time to part ways. When we asked our daughter what her favourite part of our busy summer had been, she enthusiastically responded, "camp Jeff!"