James has been with Britany since he was 14 months old. Britany's Child Care caught my eye when I posted an ad for a weekend sitter, but
James had been with his previous sitter since he was 3 months old so
there was some loyalty and security there. I had been casually looking for a new place shared my beliefs when it came to food, care and learning.
I was very interested in Shenanigans but worried about moving him to a
new daycare at 14 months because of separation anxiety. Several sites
recommended against it, but I wasn't completely happy with our other
sitter. I have always looked for the best way to raise my child, and
"good enough care" just wasn't cutting it.
ultimately won me over with their organic approach, homemade food, age
appropriate daily activities, schedule tailored to the little guys, and
beautiful classroom. Britany's calm manner completely put me as ease
when we met her the first time. So we signed up!
The best choice I could have made was moving him to Shenanigans. Britany is so wonderful with James that the separation anxiety I worried about wasn't even an issue. He
gets to eat the most amazing homemade food, that's good for his little
body, and tailored to his food allergies. He comes home with beautiful
art projects that he has made, smells like sunshine and always has a big
smile on his face. I love the daily reports she writes and the lesson
plans and menus I get via email. I feel like I didn't miss a minute of
his day. Shenanigans is also very technically savvy, and I can get
updates on James via text and occasionally pictures of what he's doing
through the day. James couldn't be happier. He jumps into Britany's arms
every morning, and has blossomed in her care. He's decided to start
using the potty over there and sleeping on a nap mat instead of in the
pack and play. Britany works closely with him and us to make sure that
he's getting consistent messages on behavior now that he's getting close
to two. We couldn't be happier and I am so thankful to have Britany!
*I also wanted to add that Shenanigans is legit, and has an Employer
tax ID number that I can use with my DSA so all my daycare expenses are
tax deducible. Makes a big difference when we file. :)
-Carmen, James' Mom