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Paddington Daycare

5107 Sutton Pl, Alexandria, VA

Starting at $425/wk

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My name is Vanessa and I am a state licensed Family Childcare Provider in the Commonwealth of Virginia. I am married and have 2 wonderful boys. I have been caring for children for over 10 years in many child care centers. I started my own Family Child Care in 2011. I achieved my Child Development Associate (CDA) in August 2011 by completing over 120 hours of childcare related classes, a written and oral test and an on site observation during business hours. I am currently enrolled at Northern Virginia Community College to earn my Associate Degree in Early Childhood Development.

As a State of Virginia Licensed Family Childcare Provider I am required to annually take Infant and Child CPR plus 16 hours of childcare training courses, along with First Aid which is required every 2 years. I have also been fingerprinted by local and federal authorities and have had a criminal background check to meet all requirements of a Certified Virginia Childcare Provider and to assure my clients that they have their children in a safe and crime free environment.

My mission for your family is to provide your child a loving, safe, fun, stimulating and structured learning environment that will help your child to develop the proper skills that will turn them into lifelong learners.
I am a very patient, loving, caring, trustful professional and a knowledgeable Child Care Provider. Vanessa's Daycare is a place that both you and your child will feel comfortable, safe and nurturing. Call now to schedule an appointment. I can assure you won't be disappointed!

Bilingual (English and Spanish)
Outdoor Activities/Playground
Home Cooked Meals
Arts and Crafts
Participate in Child Care Aware Military Assistance
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Reviewed by Laura 5/5 stars
Paddington Daycare is the DREAM daycare. Our son started going to Paddington Daycare at ten months (his first time away from home care!) and has been there for just under a year. We couldn't have hoped for a better daycare for him. Vanessa, Michael, and Erika treat him as if he were their own, and often when we go to pick him up, he doesn't want to leave! Not only do they shower the children with such love, kindness, and care but also they make sure that each child is engaged in developmentally-appropriate activities that help them learn and grow. Each week has a theme, and our son comes home at the end of the week with lots of artwork both related to the theme as well as related to numbers and the alphabet. We are amazed at the creativity with which Vanessa, Erika, and Michael design the activities and educate the children. In addition, they keep detailed daily reports for each child that identify what they ate and how much, when and how long they napped (they are miracle workers with the naps!), when they were changed, and what activities that they engaged in. We are moving out of state, and we're devastated that we can't take Paddington Daycare with us! In conclusion, we couldn't recommend Paddington Daycare more highly. With our son being our first child, we didn't know what to expect putting him into daycare, but now Paddington Daycare has set an impossibly high bar for any to follow. Thank you, Vanessa, Erika, and Michael for everything that you do!!
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The Butterfly House

3737 Seminary Road, Alexandria, VA

Starting at $1800/mo

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Our History
Established at Virginia Theological Seminary in 1986, The Butterfly House Preschool (TBH) is a licensed childcare facility in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Our Program
At The Butterfly House (ages 2 to 6 years) and The Caterpillar Club (ages 6 weeks to 24 months), children interact daily, not only with children their own age, but with older and younger children. A diverse, mixed-age grouping gives every child an opportunity to successfully interact and allows for a gradual transition from one age group to another, thus minimizing anxiety by maintaining caregiver consistency.

Each week, we expose children to language, math, media, geography, science, and social studies, as well as opportunities to participate in drama, music, art, and physical education activities.

We operate our program both indoors and outdoors, as outdoor play is essential to healthy physical and mental development. Children spend a minimum of two hours outdoors every day except for in inclement weather.

Mission
The Butterfly House and Caterpillar Club (children under the age of 2) provide a healthy, safe, positive, and nurturing environment for all children. We optimize opportunities for each individual child's growth in these developmental areas:

- Social-Emotional
- Cognitive
- Linguistic
- Physical
- Creative

We encourage diversity in all aspects of our program, invite family participation, and foster positive community relationships.

Our Philosophy
We integrate emergent, child-centered, and play-based curricula, the theories of Loris Malaguzzi, Erik Erikson, Jean Piaget, Lev Vygotsky, Howard Gardner, and Arnold Gesell into a holistic approach to early childhood education. Based on these principles, we offer children a path to self-expression, communication, logical thinking, and problem-solving.

Our Teachers
We employ and train educators who understand children's developmental stages and are committed to providing experiences that encourage optimal learning. Our continuing education allows all staff to meet state licensing requirements, as well as better assisting you and your child's daily needs.
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Reviewed by EW 5/5 stars
Fantastic place for your children. We have had our children in a couple of daycares over the years. Butterfly House is by far the best. The teachers are creative and have energy from the start of the day until the end of the day. The school is located on the campus of the Seminary, which provides beautiful outdoor space for the kids.

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My Favorite Nanny

5158 Echols Avenue, Alexandria, VA

Costimate: $236/wk

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My Favorite Nanny offers quality, in-home childcare in the Alexandria area. Licensed and certified childcare provider of the City of Alexandria and the Commonwealth of Virginia with over 35 years of experience.

My Favorite Nanny is a loving and healthy environment for your child to grow and discover. We guarantee the following:
-Dependable & Reliable
-Positive Reinforcement
-Fun arts & crafts and outdoor activities
-Onsite playground
-Nutritious snack and meals
-Reading & Story time
-Bilingual (Spanish)
-CPR/First Aid Certified.

Please call 703-380-2481 to find out if any opening are available. Hours are Mon-Fri. 7 am - 5:30 pm. We are more than happy to provide references upon request. Looking forward to hearing from you!
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Reviewed by Christina K 5/5 stars
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!!!!!
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