Welcome to my website! My name is Katherine and I am a proud mother of two beautiful & bright children. I also run a full-day, fun and educational daycare program for working parents of children ages 12 months to 5 years old. I have been developing my daycare program since 2007. I am CPR/First Aid trained through the the RED CROSS and have a current police clearance. I am also part of a daycare providers network which consists of many wise & wonderful ladies within Hamilton & the surrounding areas who have been running their daycare programs successfully anywhere from 5-35 years! We meet 1-3 times a month to complete workshops together on a wide variety of issues, from children & their development to business issues. Teaching & caring for young children is not only my chosen career but my passion.
About the Daycare,
The daycare space has a very unique set-up compared to other home daycares. The sunny main floor and fully finished basement are strictly dedicated for the daycare & children. There is roughly 1200 sq.ft of room for children to explore, learn, grow and have FUN, while you have peace of mind. Children have 2 playrooms, an adjacent kitchen, their own bathroom and a separate nap area. The space is full of age appropriate toys and there are stations set-up for dramatic play, an art & crafts area, a blocks/Lego area and lots of open space for free play. The daycare space looks like much like a daycare centre but has the warmth, comfort & family values of a home daycare!
Your child's safety is my number one priority. The daycare space has 4 large scale windows and 3 doors to ensure a safe exit in case of an emergency. The daycare is equipped with 2 working smoke/carbon monoxide detectors and a fire extinguisher. All doors are equipped with childproof locks, the stove has a childproof guard and there are baby gates attached at all doors/stair cases. The backyard is fully fenced in and stocked full of age appropriate seasonal toys, sandbox, water-table, climber, swing, rides-ons etc...
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