Gwiggles Preschool Llc

San Francisco, CA 94158
415-400-5338 415-400-5338

Gwiggles Preschool Llc

San Francisco, CA 94158
415-400-5338 415-400-5338
At, we realize that cost of care is a big consideration for families. That's why we are offering an estimate which is based on an average of known rates charged by similar businesses in the area. For actual rates, contact the business directly.
If you recommend someone to our program and they sign up, we will give you a one time discount of 20% off of your weekly payment.
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Awards & Accreditations
*Care Provider's Experience and Background:

Gwiggles Owner and Executive Director Tessa Williams was raised in a daycare that her mother ran for ten years through their home here in the Bay Area. She has almost 10 years experience working with children in various settings. Her first position working with children was as Lead Instructor at a horse back riding summer camp for kids where she developed the program's curriculum and led classes. From there she went on to work as part of a preschool learning program where she helped implement the program curriculum. Tessa has also worked at an after-school program as a kindergarten teacher. She has held multiple roles as a special educator for children including Paraprofessional providing one on one in school assistance for children with learning differences, and has also worked as a Registered Senior Behavior Therapist providing therapy in ABA (applied behavior analysis) for children diagnosed with autism, ADD and ADHD.

Gwiggles Teacher and Associate Director Tina Pacheco is a mother of three kiddos of her own who are now all grown up. She is truly passionate about helping kids learn and grow. Tina owned and operated a large licensed home daycare with a capacity for 14 children in San Jose for almost 10 years. She has also worked as a credentialed substitute teacher. Tina has her BA in business management, and is looking forward to helping Gwiggles grow.

Both Tessa and Tina have met all of the state requirements which are needed to work in a child care facility such as first aid & CPR training, vaccinations, fingerprinting and background checks.
Teacher/Student Ratio:
currently 1:3
Program Capacity:
Cost & Availability
Classroom Type Rate Rate Type Availability *
Preschool $0 per week 1
*availability last updated on 08/07/2019
Full Time (5 days/wk)
Payment Options
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  • Cash
Ratings & Reviews
Kristin K
My son has been attending Gwiggles Preschool since November 2018 and he loves it there!! We have been VERY impressed with the teachers Tessa and Tina. They are just amazing with the kiddos and our son has grown so much since joining. They helped him to become potty trained, taught him to try vegetables, and showed him how to calm down when frustrated.

The classroom is very bright and tidy. Tessa and Tina also make sure to take the kids outside every day rain or shine which I really value.

I highly recommend this school if you are looking for an intimate preschool class setting that feels like one big extended family. Two thumbs up!

Tessa is incredible with the children. Very safe and engaging environment. Would highly recommend.
Being first-time parents while living in San Francisco is tough. The cost-of-living is high, and with one-person taking anywhere from 6-weeks to 6-months off from work can be financially challenging. Trying to find good-child care is equally as challenging. There's a wait-list for daycares, the good nannies are already taken, and has a lot of babysitters and nannies to sift through. Along with phone interviews, in-person meetings, and reference checks, you're still taking a risk trusting someone with your precious baby.

While perusing for nannies, I came across an ad for Gwiggles Daycare. They are less than a mile away from us so we decided to see what they had to offer. I received a prompt call-back from Tessa and we met in-person on a Monday. We liked the daycare so much we came back the following day and signed papers to enroll our little one. Of course we did a reference check and the families only had great things to say.

One of the deciding factors for choosing to go with Gwiggles Daycare instead of a nanny or any other daycare is the transparency they offer to parents by having cameras in all of their rooms so we can check-in to see what our little one is up to. With a nanny or babysitter or even some of the other daycares, they didn't have cameras like they do at Gwiggles. I also like that the place is kept so clean and tidy, and is also baby-proofed throughout. Communicating with Tessa and Michael on our wants is received warmly, and I know that I'll receive a prompt reply whether it be via email or text. At the end of the day, I am given a summary of how the day went along with a schedule of his feedings, naps, and diaper changes.

My little one has been enrolled since 5/1/2017 at the age of a little shy of 3 months. He is now almost 8 months and we are so pleased to see how much he's grown and developed under the care of both Tessa and Michael.

Some background on what he's gone through with us and Gwiggles:

-Developed core muscles and focused on tummy time @ 3-4.5 months
-EBF and wouldn't take a bottle at first but now switches between bottle and BF with no problem @ 4 months
-Sitting upright with no assistance @ 4-5 months
-Solid food @ 5 months (pureed)
-Crawling @ 6 months
-Sleeping unassisted and independently at 6.5-7 months
-Pulling up and standing @ 7 months

I highly recommend Gwiggles and am grateful for their love and attention towards my LO.
Aodhan F
An incredible daycare! Tessa and Michael create the most wonderful environment for the kids, they ensure each of their personal needs are taken into account but also bring the kids together - its like a family!

We have been bringing our daughter there for ~6 months and are so happy with everything that this daycare provides. Everything from the organic fresh food to end of day details, the 1:1 care and the peace of mind with the live cameras.

Would not hesitate in recommending Gwiggles!
Vivien M
Tessa is amazing. She has cared for and tutored my nephew for 4 years. Our family loves her. She's been such an instrumental part of his growth and development, and we cherish all the time spent with her. Tessa is brilliant with kids. She was made for this! Just perfect. Doesn't get better. I recommend Gwiggles and Tessa to anyone who's looking for a safe, nurturing and happy place for their child.
If you recommend someone to our program and they sign up, we will give you a one time discount of 20% off of your weekly payment.
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