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Details and information displayed here were provided by this business and may not reflect its current status. We strongly encourage you to perform your own research when selecting a care provider.

SPECIAL OFFER
I am also willing to take overnight care.
In business since: 2013
Total Employees: 1

LICENSING INFORMATION

This business has reported that they are exempt from state licensing.
There are many reasons why a business may be exempt from state licensing. For example, the center my have a religious exemption, the number of children it cares for may be below the licensing minimum, or it may not be subject to your state's licensing authority. Exempt businesses may not be required to meet health and safety standards.
Care.com only verifies licenses, not exemptions, and we strongly encourage you to contact the business or Nebraska's licensing department to verify the exemption and understand what it means.

Hours

Monday :
6:30AM - 5:30PM
Tuesday :
6:30AM - 5:30PM
Wednesday :
6:30AM - 5:30PM
Thursday :
6:30AM - 5:30PM
Friday :
6:30AM - 5:30PM
Saturday :
Closed
Sunday :
Closed
Program Capacity:
3

Cost & Availability

Class Type Rate Rate Type Availability *
All Ages $ 175 per week 1
*availability last updated on 01/06/2020
OFFERINGS
Full Time (5 days/wk)
Part Time (1-4 days/wk)
Drop-In
Half-Day (Morning)
Half-Day (Afternoon)
Full-Day
Extended Care (Before School)
Extended Care (After School)
PAYMENT OPTIONS
  • Personal Check|
  • Cash

Ratings & Reviews

( 3)
Sarah S
03/18/2021
My son went to Amanda's in-home childcare for over a year and it was such a blessing. Through covid, she rarely had to shut down and was incredibly understanding in general of all situations. Amanda is down-to-earth and an all-around caring person who truly looked after the wellbeing of my son. I never had to worry about leaving him with her because I knew he was in good hands and he absolutely loved playing with her kids. When the weather was nice outside she would always bring the kids out to play and would occasionally take trips to the zoo. The only reason for leaving is because we moved, otherwise we would have loved to stay. I truly can't recommend Amanda enough if you want personalized childcare, especially for the low cost - trustworthy affordable childcare is rare to find!
Rebecca W
09/24/2014
While searching for a new childcare provider, my husband and I came across Amanda's profile and were immediately interested. After speaking with her a few times, it was clear that she would be an excellent fit for our family (with 9 month old at the time). After getting the chance to meet Amanda, her husband and children, it was clear that this was a loving home and that our son would do great here! For a family that is constantly on the go, Amanda is conveniently located in a nice, quiet neighborhood next to a school with a park. For the care that is given, you absolutely can't beat the price either. Our son loved going to Amanda's house each morning and often times was upset when we had to go home, as he wanted to stay and play. He was able to play in the large kid's area with all the toys and was also able to go outside on nice days and interact with the other children. One of the really nice things about Amanda is that she is such a down-to-earth, nice person. When I was stressed out because I was running late or maybe had to come a bit early on a couple of mornings, she assured me that it was "not a problem". She understands that life happens and she will adjust accordingly. I was definitely put at ease knowing that my son was in good hands while he was there and I would not have to worry about leaving him longer if an unexpected situation came up. I also did not have to worry if my son woke up fussy or just seemed to be having a bad day- Amanda was able to handle it regardless of what situation we put her in (sometimes a 9month old will be a 9 month old!!) Because of the reasons I mentioned, as well as many others, if you are looking for a provider in the Bellevue area, I would highly recommend Amanda with "A Joy Childcare".
John G
07/29/2014
To whom it may concern,

Searching for a childcare provider is one of the many difficult tasks parents must face. There are a number of factors that must be taken into consideration: availability and price are, of course, factors, but nothing outweighs the importance of a provider that can be trusted. Here, parents may rest assured that Amanda Dreessen is without equal. She has, in all the many (many) years that I have known her, been highly sought-after, beginning as a babysitter in her teens. Among her many strengths, perhaps her most impressive is the unequivocally positive experience for both parents and children.

First and foremost, it is imperative that parents are able to rely on her. This, I must say, is one of her most outstanding qualities: she needs not yell to assert authority, so parents may be certain that their children are neither in danger of being mistreated, nor will they be permitted to run wild. Amanda's ability to state matter-of-factly what a child will do, or stop doing, comes with an air of unquestionable authority, resulting in children who do not need to be threatened, cajoled, reasoned with, or shouted at: they just listen. As a testament to this, her own children are, generally speaking, among the most obedient that I have ever known. She also gently emphasizes manners (please, thank you, yes sir/ma'am), good citizenship (helping each other, sharing), and personal responsibility (cleaning up one's own messes) such that any child under Amanda's care will return home the better for it.

Children enjoy time spent under Amanda's care, often to the extent that they will specifically request her again, be it for babysitting, playdates, or daycare. This is, in part, because of her pleasant yet firm manner, which allows them to approach her without timidity. In addition, she has so many years of experience with children of all ages that she engages children easily and keeps them endlessly entertained, be it with toys, puzzles, coloring, playing outside, or any number of other activities. Because she has children of her own, children will always have playmates to play along with, and Amanda has an excellent sense of "child humor," making her a fun playmate herself.

To put it simply: Amanda is an expert caregiver, and your children will not only be safe but also enriched emotionally by the time spent with her. You cannot go wrong with her providing your childcare.
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