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.

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: 1984
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 New Jersey's licensing department to verify the exemption and understand what it means.

Hours

Monday :
7:00AM - 6:00PM
Tuesday :
7:00AM - 6:00PM
Wednesday :
7:00AM - 6:00PM
Thursday :
7:00AM - 6:00PM
Friday :
7:00AM - 6:00PM
Saturday :
Closed
Sunday :
Closed

Program Details

Type

Cost & Availability

Costimate
$245/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.
Class Type Availability *
Infant --
OFFERINGS
Full Time (5 days/wk)
Part Time (1-4 days/wk)
PAYMENT OPTIONS
  • Personal Check

Ratings & Reviews

( 11)
Nicole F
12/13/2018
Philomena is an absolute blessing in our lives. Not only is the service affordable, but she truly goes above and beyond with the children. I would recommend her to ANY and EVERYONE.
Erica
12/09/2018
Mena, is so sweet. She is so calm and loving. My son transitioned wonderfully to her from his other sitter within knowing Mena for a short time. She is personable, loving, and so easy going! Her home is comfortable and homely. The moment i walked in my husband and I knew she was the one!
Daria M
04/05/2018
The first time I walked into her home I knew she was the one. You feel the warmth and love. My daughter loves going to her house and she often ask to go on the weekends. Ms. Mena has taught my daughter so much and has prepared her for PreK. She treats all the children like her own and nurture them in a safe loving environment. I love her and thank God for her every day.
Danielle
01/29/2018
Philomena is an absolute GEM! She cared for our daughter Olivia for a little over a year. We never once questioned the level of care our daughter received and highly recommend her services. Philomena is patient, kind, nurturing, flexible and truly loves what she does. We feel blessed to have found her.
Natalia
12/15/2017
Sweet Peas Learning Center is an excellent choice for your family.
Donny P
09/07/2017
The absolute best in town and around. My wife and I searched daycares in person from Closter to Englewood Cliffs. After meeting with Philomena for 3 minutes we knew she was something special and made an offer. Philomena is amazing. Everyday has been a good day since deciding to bring our child to Philomena's. We are very thankful to have her in our life.
Erica S
10/05/2016
Philomena

My Twins were always in good hands

I can't express enough the level of care Philomena provided our girls. My husband and I knew during our first meeting with her that she was an exceptional person who cared deeply about children. We felt comfortable in her home and she was patient with us answering the many questions that were presented to her during our first meeting with her. Philomena is a rare gem who takes pride in her profession and it shows. I was always at a peace of mind at work. If Philomena ever sensed a cold or any bit of sickness coming down with our girls she would always keep us posted and alarm us if a trip to the doctor was needed. The other children in her care were always happy and received equal love and attention. Philomena is very professional and has a very calm and warm personality that was always comforting. We were truly thankful to have found her.
Kira T
02/16/2015
Words can't describe how my family feels about this amazing woman! She has been caring for the children in my family for more than 10 years! I was blessed enough to find her when my son was less than a year old. He was a preemie with LOTS of issues and Philomena cared for him as if he were her own. She cared for him 5 days a week until he had to go to Kindergarten. 7 years later we had our 2nd child and there was NO question as to who would care for him, while my husband and I both worked full-time. My brother moved to the area and Philomena cared for all 3 of his daughters from the time they were born until it was time for kindergarten. Philomena is a GEM and I would HIGHLY recommend her to ANYONE!!!
Marivel M
12/06/2013
Philomena is by far a working parents/mother's dream! She is kind, caring, loving to all her children. She truly and genuinely cares about each child in her care, I am amazed at how she always seems so calm and at ease when working with the children. My son started with Philomena full-time at 4months until recently turning 3, when we decided to place him at my company's preschool, however we continue to bring him to her on days off. He absolutely loves her and would often ask to go back to her house on weekends. She has a great set-up for the kids, takes them outside to play as much as possible. Encourages learning, ABC's, numbers, shapes. She reads to the kids and plays learning games with them. She helped us through sleep issues, potty training and even helped us transition my son into his new school. She puts the child's well-being above anything else. We were truly fortunate to have found her and and count our blessing to have a place where you know your child is well taken care every single day.
Andrea B
06/21/2013
Philomena took care of me when I was a baby (almost 30 years ago!), and now I am so happy to send my son there. She is so kind, calm and caring. Her house has a great set up for kids, and they get to spend plenty of time outside. My son loves it there and goes right over to the bucket of cars to play. He eats and sleeps well while he's there too. She helps to keep him on a good schedule and has also been very supportive in helping with certain milestones, like getting off the pacifier/bottle. Some people are just naturally great with kids, and she is one of them. It's nice to know that my son is in such good hands.
Clelia C
04/25/2013
Philomena is the best care for babies and young children that I know, my husband and I met her when our daughter was 2 years old, she is now 12.
Her home was such a happy and calm place, we decided it would be the perfect solution for our family.
Our child went full time for a couple of years and after that we had an arrangement and she would go to Philomena in the afternoon, after preschool.
We were very happy and confident with this, our daughter could not have had better care.
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