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Michelle's House Child Care

5407 Driftwood Road, Columbus, OH

Starting at $200/wk

I have a great group of children that are looking for a new playmate to share smiles, laughter, and fun. I have one opening for ages 1 1/2 to 4 years old. I am looking for a family with low contact or no contact employment that takes social distancing and all Covid guidelines seriously. I am striving to keep all families in my care safe and well while Covid-19 is a threat.

I have been providing child care in my home for 35 years. I began by caring for a neighbor's child while I was at home with my own young children. My plan was to enter the work force after the children began kindergarten, but, before they began kindergarten, another family in the neighborhood needed child care. And so began my career in child care. As the years went by, my children went to middle school, high school, and have finished college, and I still have "children at home". I fell into child care by accident, but after all these years, I still find it a fun way to spend each day!

I strive to ensure a safe, nurturing, and homelike environment for the children in my care. We have a wonderful playroom for the children. This provides a fun and safe area that is just for the children. Our backyard offers outdoor fun for all! The yard is enclosed with a 6' privacy fence and the play area is mulched with lots of play equipment. There is plenty of grassy area for running and playing. Our home is smoke-free, pet-free, clean and well-organized, while still being welcoming and comfortable.

Our day is routine and lightly structured, I keep meals and nap times on a consistent time schedule. During the "school year", we have planned learning activities. Our activities are pre-planned and are included in the monthly newsletter and calendar. I try to keep the learning fun, age-appropriate, and engaging for all ages of the children in our group. I provide the extra attention that home based care provides, along with preschool activities that promote early learning in a much smaller setting.

I was registered with Action for Children 1989 through 2016. Sadly this program has been discontinued. My husband and I have been fingerprinted and have background checks with local and federal databases, including the sheriff's office and a background check with Children Services. I have also completed over 200 hours of training in many aspects of caring for young children and the business of home based child care.

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Big Giggles Little Wiggles In Home Child Care LLC

1116 Upland Drive, Columbus, OH

Starting at $175/wk

Hello! My name is Frances, I am the proud owner of Big Giggles Little Wiggles In-Home Child Care (BGLW).

BGLW is tax deductible. I have 10+ years of experience working with children, in all different backgrounds with ages ranging from infants to preteens. I have worked in several areas of child care including child care facilities, after school programs, nanny, babysitting and coaching. I have experience with multiples and certain special needs. I am also the oldest of seven children, so you could say teaching and caring for little ones comes naturally to me.
In my home we have a structured day including, but not limited to: circle time, music time, large motor skills/ group fitness/ outdoor play, sometimes art, story time, cognitive skill building, and developing fine motor skills. Our day also includes dedicated nap/quiet time depending upon the child's age. I provide lunch and two snacks depending on the drop off and pick up time of your child. In my in-home child care I use a child care app for all the children in my care. You can check on how your child is doing through out the day via your computer or on your smart phone. By utilizing this feature you will be able to see nap times and duration, meal time and consumption, medications that were given, diaper changes/potty times, as well as, personal messages with pics. All specific to your child, that only you will be able to see and enter information on.

For more details and information on any of my services please feel free to put in a referral through, or check out the social media for BGLW LLC and contact me that way.

Thank you for taking the time to take a look at my profile! I hope you are having a wonderful day!
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What type of day care can I find in Columbus, OH?
There are a variety of daycares in Columbus, OH providing full time and part-time care. Some daycares are facility-based and some are in-home daycares operated out of a person's home. They can also vary in the degree of education and curriculum they offer. Additionally, some daycares offer bilingual programs for parents that want to immerse their children in multiple languages.
How can I find a day care near in Columbus, OH?
If you are looking for day care options near you, start several months in advance of when you need care for your child. has 57 in Columbus, OH as of October 2020 and you can filter daycares by distance from Columbus or your zip code. From there, you can then compare day care rates, parent reviews, view their specific services, see their hours of operation and contact them through the website for further information or to request an appointment.
What questions should I ask a day care provider before signing up?
As you visit day care facilities in Columbus, OH, you should ask the providers what their hours are so you can be prepared to adjust your schedule for drop-off and pick-up. Ask what items you are responsible for bringing for your child and what items you may be required to provide that will be shared among other children or the day care staff. Also, make sure to check directly with the business for information about their local licensing and credentials in Columbus, OH.