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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.

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.

In business since: 1985
Total Employees: 2-10

LICENSING INFORMATION

State license status: Two Year (Care.com verified on 9/8/2021)
This business has satisfied Virginia's requirements to be licensed. For the most up-to-date status and inspection reports, please view this provider's profile on Virginia's licensing website.
Licensing requirements typically include:
  • Complying with safety and health inspections
  • Achieving the required levels of educational training
  • Maintaining a minimum caregiver-to-child ratio
  • Other state-defined requirements

Hours

Monday :
7:00AM - 5:30PM
Tuesday :
7:00AM - 5:30PM
Wednesday :
7:00AM - 5:30PM
Thursday :
7:00AM - 5:30PM
Friday :
7:00AM - 5:30PM
Saturday :
Closed
Sunday :
Closed

Program Details

Type
Child Care Center/Day Care Center
Philosophy
Developmental (Play-Based)
Languages
English
Spanish

Cost & Availability

Costimate
$236/week
At Care.com, 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.
OFFERINGS
Full Time (5 days/wk)
Part Time (1-4 days/wk)
PAYMENT OPTIONS
  • Personal Check|
  • Cash

Ratings & Reviews

( 21)
Christina K
11/05/2020
I never write reviews, but this place deserves it. Plus I remember what it was like trying to find a daycare and looking at all the reviews.

My Favorite Nanny is by far the best daycare I have found! Lourdes and her team are so incredibly caring and loving to all of the children! As a first time mom, I was very hesitant to leave my son with anyone, but after bringing him here, I couldn't be happier! Every time we picked him up he was super happy! I loved how he was able to watch the older children play even if he couldn't play at their level. Lourdes and her team care for the children as if they were their own. Sadly, we moved out of town, and I have not be able to find a daycare that comes close to the experience, loving, and caring that I found here. Thank you for everything! I wish we were still in Alexandria to bring our son back! THANK YOU!!!!!
Hazelyn H
11/14/2018
I donot usually write reviews but I want to help the moms out there who are having a hard time finding care for their little ones. You see, I know how hard it is to leave your most precious possession with a total stranger and finding the perfect place. It took a couple tries but I finally got it right with My favorite Nanny. Lourdes and her assistants are so loving and caring that it did not take long before my daughter ran to hug them as soon as we arrived in the morning, not even noticing that I had left. At that moment, the weight of uncertainty had lifted and I knew that she was getting the best care.
Stephanie S
07/20/2017
I LOVE the angels that run My Favorite Nanny. They make this small group of children into a family. The kids are loved and they show love. My daughter has been going there for two years and she runs to the front door in the morning (and begs to go on the weekend) because she's so happy there. THANK YOU, LADIES!
Michael S
06/15/2017
My wife and I think the world of Lourdes and her staff. We have sent two children to Nanny in the last four years and I would highly recommend them to everyone looking for a kind, caring, and loving daycare. I would give them 10 stars out of 5!
Katie
01/20/2017
We have been so fortunate have found My Favorite Nanny. Finding child care is a huge decision for families, but we know we have made the right one. There is no doubt that our son is well taken care of and loved every moment that he is there. Mirsa and Lourdes create such a warm, nurturing, and stimulating environment, that drop off is easy because the kids love being there. I know my son's needs are meet, and that he is hugged and kissed throughout the day. Our 16-month-old son has been there since he was three month, and our daughter also attended there from the time she was three months till she was three years old. The other families are also wonderful. All the kids seem to get along well. It really feels like a family.
I have and continue to recommend My Favorite Nanny!
Katie
Mike A
11/30/2016
"My Favorite Nanny" has done an excellent job caring for our preemie. Ms. Blanco and her staff have helped our son with his developmental exercises, and, more importantly, you can tell that everyone at "My Favorite Nanny" loves our son and looks after him. Its a testimony to the quality of the care that they provide that he is always happy to go to day care and gets very excited about seeing the folks who care for him.
Annie S
11/30/2016
We have been with My Favorite Nanny almost 4 years now (and with our two daughters) from both of them being 3 months to pre-school. Lourdes and Mirsa are excellent. I don't think there's enough space to describe how much we love them. They love our girls like family and my girls love them back. Our girls have blossomed under their care. My girls also really love the other children who come and we have gotten to know some of the other families; it's been an amazing place to nurture their social skills. My Favorite Nanny is very attentive and flexible to each child's (and family's) needs and have taught my girls so much. My girls both understand Spanish and have learned potty-training, colors, shapes, their alphabets, days and months, songs, cleaning and art skills with My Favorite Nanny. It is an enormous peace of mind to know that your precious ones are in a safe, happy environment. And it's even better when they love to go and learn so much! (I am also convinced that my girls come back to me cleaner than when I bring them in the mornings! How do they do it?) I still highly recommend My Favorite Nanny. (I am the same Annie S from the 2013 review, plus 1 more kid)
Anne S
11/16/2016
We've been with My Favorite Nanny for nearly 3 years now and we are so happy here! My children are excited to go see Lourdes and her staff every day. The daycare is clean & organized, full of wonderful toys, and has a large outdoor play area. My children love playing with their friends, are learning so much, and are truly flourishing. It is hard for me to fully describe how much Lourdes and her staff mean to my family...they love and care for my children day in & day out, and for that I am so grateful.
Carolyn F
01/20/2014
We had a wonderful experience at My Favorite Nanny. Our son was there from 3 months until 9 months of age (when we moved out-of-state), and received excellent care. In addition to his basic care (bottles and diapers), our son grew from the positive interactions he had with Lourdes, Mirsa, and the other children in the day care. It may sound silly to say that a 9-month old baby has friends-- but he really did have friends at My Favorite Nanny!

In addition, our son never got sick during his time there, and was always happy when we dropped him off and picked him up. We would enthusiastically recommend My Favorite Nanny- we will miss it there!
Megan B
12/04/2013
Our son had the pleasure of being cared for at My Favorite Nanny by Lourdes and her staff for about 8 months (starting at age 8 months) before our circumstances changed and we had to move out of the area. This was our first experience with in-home daycare and we were very happy with the level of care provided.

Our son was had much more one-on-one attention, was sick less often, and happier at the end of the day compared to the larger facility he was previously in. He became very close to the other children and was truly happy to go and play each day. The caregivers are very loving and take an interest in all of the children.

I would recommend My Favorite Nanny to someone who is looking for loving and reliable caregivers.
Annie S
07/15/2013
We love My Favorite Nanny! Our daughter has been here for four months and has really grown. She first came when she was three months old. She lights up every morning when she sees Lourdes and Mirsa. They spoil our girl with affection and attention- caring for her like family. I leave every day knowing that she's in good hands. We have not encountered so many of my fears about daycare because of how well all of the children are cared for. Our daughter has not been sick, she's developmentally ahead, the other children and families are wonderful, and it's clear all of the children receive plenty of one-on-one time. I'm excited to see how much she will learn in the future!

Deciding who will look after your precious little one is difficult, but I know we're in the right place and highly recommend My Favorite Nanny.
Sara S
03/15/2013
My son has been going to My Favorite Nanny for 5 month and we couldn't be happier. We found ourselves in a situation where we needed a new daycare provider as soon as possible and we are very fortunate we found Lourdes when we did. Upon meeting Lourdes for the first time, we got that "vibe" that told us she was the one we could depend on to take good care of our child. I know that my son is well taken care of and given plenty of attention. Lourdes, her staff and her family care deeply about the children in her daycare. I appreciate the time my son gets to spend outside, the nutritious meals and snacks he receives and the overall stimulation with music, art and books. My son is flourishing with his development especially his language...in both English and Spanish! My husband and I highly recommend My Favorite Nanny!
Millie O
03/06/2013
My grandson started going to My Favorite Nanny in 2012 at only 4 months old. Lourdes is loving, compassionate and highly skilled in securing a caring environment for my grandson. She was very flexible when my grandson went out of town with his parents for a month and returned to the daycare without a problem. My grandson continues to grow and develop, always having a happy and content demeanor when we pick him up. The daycare is well suited for children and so clean and safe that my grandson never got sick there, as often happens in other daycare settings. Lourdes treats every child like her own and that is a rare find. A gem of a person and provider. I wish I had known about her when my four children were small. Highly recommended, especially to parents of young babies who may stress more over leaving their baby in a daycare. My family is very grateful to My Favorite Nanny.
Dedei H
01/31/2013
My son has been going to My Favorite Nanny for about a month now, and I am extremely pleased with the care that he receives. As a parent, I was hesitant about leaving my baby with a new person. However, Lourdes was very friendly and welcoming, which made me feel secure. My son has gotten used to his routine at the day care and is thriving. Lourdes is passionate about her job and genuinely cares about all the children. I am so glad that I was able to find such a great person to care for my child.
Felicia P
09/26/2012
My youngest daughter has been in the care of My Favorite Nanny since she was 5 months old. She is now 21 months old and is a bright, happy and thriving toddler thanks in part to the great care and the loving environment at My Favorite Nanny.

We initially placed my daughter in a child care center and were very concerned when she came home with a horrible cold that lasted 4- weeks after attending for only 1 week. Our two older children attended a home daycare and we could see the difference right away with the level of attention she was receiving and the downside to the exposure to so many children.

Finding Lourdes was truly a Godsend, because she is like an exention of our family. I'm very thankful to be able to drop my daughter off each day, knowing that she is being cared for as well as receiving lots of love and attention.

The center is very much like home and is always very clean, tidy and sterilized. There are lots of toys for varying age ranges inside and a large outside playground with slides, watertables and playhouses all perfectly sized for pre-school aged children.

My daughter can understand and is learning to speak Spanish. She knows the spanish and english words for water and milk as well as many others and uses them interchangeably.

I would definitely recommend My Favorite Nanny to anyone who is looking for a loving and dependable home day care center.
Carla S
09/15/2012
My oldest daughter went to My Favorite Nanny from 8 months to 2 years before we moved. We were worried about putting our young child into daycare, but it turned out great! The facilities were always clean and sterilized. The other children were awesome to our daughter. The staff was warm and loving. They even got our daughter started on learning spanish!
Judith C
09/13/2012
My daughter was in the loving care of My Favorite Nanny full-time from four months until 21 months. We originally found this childcare through friends who had three children in this care over the course of several years. Subsequently, we recommended this daycare to several other families. The owner and her staff are very loving and dedicated to the care of children. I never once doubted that my daughter would feel safe, well cared for and loved during her time in the daycare.

Personally, I love a small in-home daycare. My Favorite Nanny staff made this daycare feel like an extension of our home. My daughter was very happy to be dropped off every day and often wanted to stay and play upon pick up.

Now that my daughter has started preschool, it is even more obvious that she flourished in this care. She is very sweet, loving, polite, expressive and has a thirst for knowledge. I truly feel being in the care of My Favorite Nanny provided her an excellent foundation for both language development and social skills. I definitely recommend this daycare for anyone looking for a loving, small, family-based in-home daycare program.
Marnie L
08/31/2012
My child went to My Favorite Nanny from 3 months to 15 months. I found Lourdes Blanco because she runs a certified day care center in Alexandria City where she is evaluated on a regular basis. She was one of the only centers that had regularly passed the stringent regulations the county requires. My daughter blossomed under Lourdes and her staff. The love Lourdes, her husband and staff have for all the children is evident in the genuine interactions one sees. The only reason we left was because I was able to move my daughter closer to my work. I was very torn about pulling my daughter out from Lourdes care. Lourdes and the staff were like family and I always knew my daughter was in good hands which gave a first time mom a piece of mind.
Elisheva D
08/31/2012
All four of our children have spent time at My Favorite Nanny over the past eight years. Each of our children has had an extremely positive experience. Although we were thrilled with the skills they learned, including everything from Spanish language to eating properly, our favorite aspect of My Favorite Nanny is the warm, loving environment they have affectionately created. Mixing with kids of all ages has been a wonderful experience - the little ones learn from the older kids, and the older kids have the opportunity to help with the younger ones.

The owner has always been very accomodating. They were very careful about using breast milk vs. formula, and helped us out when we made the switch to solid foods, following any directions we gave them. Whenever I have needed to pick up my children early, they always had them ready to go when I arrived.

It was clear from the first day how much they cared for the safety and well-being of my children. My son's first word (in English or Spanish) was "Cuidado" (meaning "Careful"). And my daughter (or "Princesa," as they call her) knew what a "besito" (little kiss) was before she could crawl.

It is always difficult to find just the right place for your children. But when you find that place, with people who care for and about your children, whom you trust and admire, you want everyone to know just how special they are. We highly recommend My Favorite Nanny - truly, for our children, a "home away from home."
Rob S
08/29/2012
We have been bringing our 17-month-old daughter to My Favorite Nanny since she was three months old. When we started, we did so based on recommendations from friends but were very nervous about sending our child to any day care. More than a year later, we could not be more pleased with the care that she's been receiving from Lourdes and the rest of the staff. She loves getting to play with her friends each day and is sad to leave. We leave her there each day with complete confidence in her safety and in the attentiveness of the staff and receive good communication about anything we need to know about our daughter's activities during the day.

Our daughter receives great care in a clean home atmosphere, nutritious meals supplied by the center, and has her choice of activities -- including in a large outdoor space with many different toys when the weather allows. As another reviewer noted, we initially weren't sure about the inside space (which is in the bottom floor of the owner's home) because it is smaller than some corporate day care centers that we'd looked at and has less natural light. But there is plenty of space for the kids to play (particularly given the smaller number of children compared to most corporate centers), they go outside frequently, and we've never encountered any of the many problems that our friends who use corporate centers complain about. We also have enjoyed the fact that our daughter is in a group with children of different ages. Even when she was one of the youngest children at the center, our daughter was constantly trying to interact with the older children, and she is now an incredibly social, well-adjusted child, we think in part due to her experience at My Favorite Nanny.

One of the only drawbacks that we've identified with My Favorite Nanny is that it closed at 5:30 rather than 6:00. Although the owner has always been incredibly accommodating when we've had work commitments that prevent us from getting home by that time, we were glad to hear that the hours have been extended so that this won't be an issue in the future.

We would not hesitate to recommend My Favorite Nanny.
Kristin A
08/24/2012
We have been with My Favorite Nanny for a year now. They are wonderful. My son is always happy to arrive. They are very loving to him. They feed the children nutritious meals, play with them inside and outside, teach them various life skills, and expose them/teach them the Spanish Language. My son is always well taken care of and in clean clothes when I pick him up.

The facility is nice. It is a bit small on the inside, but the outdoor play space is extremely large and a wonderful area for the children to play and eat lunch on a nice day. They keep the daycare very clean and frequently sanitize the toys.

The providers are excellent. They communicate any concerns, are flexible if you are running late, and never close unexpectedly. The price is affordable- given the area.

We have really enjoyed the family friendly atmosphere that My Favorite Nanny has provided. I know my son is in good hands and am never concerned about his well being. I highly recommend them.
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