Our son has been in Nicole Larson’s care, at Nicole’s
Tot-time Daycare, for 16 months. He is our first child and I
was very nervous sending my boy to daycare. We gradually
introduced him to daycare in September 2009, on a schedule
recommended by Nicole. He adjusted well to his new
surroundings and his new friends so when it was time for me
to return to work full-time a few weeks later, it was much
easier than I had expected.
Nicole provides a safe, loving and learning environment to
the children in her care. She puts in a lot of work behind
the scenes, keeping her daycare running like a well oiled
machine. She keeps the children interested and stimulated
with changing programming, play dates with other daycares,
fun field trips, rotating toys and the list goes on. As a
parent of a two-year old, I am amazed at her abilities to
teach and entertain the children in her care, not to mention
the respect the children have for her. We have learned so
much from her, making us better parents. Nicole has far
exceeded our expectations as a caregiver to our son. Beyond
all this, she keeps parents up to date on our child’s
progress and daily activities through her blog. And she
keeps a calendar of events on her website to make parents
aware of upcoming events. Her organizational skills are
impressive – and a quality rarely found in such a warm,
As our son is about to leave Nicole’s care, because of the
birth of our second child, it is difficult to take him out
of her home. When I first started looking for a daycare for
our son, I never imagined that I would feel that way. I am
grateful that we found Nicole and that our boy had the
benefit of growing from infant to toddler in her care. My
husband and I would recommend Nicole’s Tot-time Daycare to
anyone with a young child.
Just a quick note of thanks for
providing such excellent care for Ryan over the past 21 months. It
was a piece of mind for me and Jamie knowing that our little boy was
so well cared for, in an environment that provided him with a
daycare experience (learning & structure) and as a family away from
home (love & cuddles).
He loved being in your care and
seeing you and your family everyday when Mommy and Daddy were at
work. We can't thank you enough. Keep up the good work
Ryan will miss you all...
Our son began care with Nicole in
July of 2008. Our search for the perfect daycare was very
trying but we knew as soon as we entered Nicole's Tot-Time that was
the location we wanted for our boy.
Nicole, along with her wonderful
family, was a major influence on the development of our son in the
past 15 months, her techniques in discipline, routine, and
socialization was extremely impressive and effective. Every
morning when I dropped my son off I knew he would be provided with
the highest qualify of care, love, and control that a caregiver
Mostly, my reassurance in Tot-Time
was shown through my son, who constantly asked for 'Cole' and her
girls, he bonded with the Larson's immediately and never caused my
husband or I to question our first impression of the daycare.
Departing from Nicole's Tot-Time
was based on our son becoming a big brother, and as happy as we are
to welcome a new addition to our family, Nicole and her family is
greatly missed by all of us, we look forward to play dates and
visits with our life-time friends.
I have no hesitation in
recommending Nicole's Tot-Time to any family searching for the
and I were new to searching for daycare options for our daughter.
After seeing several home daycares in action, it was evident that
Nicole's Tot-Time was the place for Anabel. With fine and
gross-motor areas, a craft table, story and music zones, as well as
rotating themes and nutritious meal planning. Tot-Time was
always a happy, fun, educational, and safe environment for our
daughter. Nicole's efforts in planning various field trips,
maintaining her amazing website, and providing monthly newsletters
were much appreciated. Nicole always greeted us with a smile.
She consistently provided all the necessary feedback regarding
Anabel's daily habits. As for Anabel, she loved being with
Nicole and the kids. She thrived in Tot-Time's stimulating
environment and even continues to ask abut the gang, now that she is
on maternity leave. I could not have wished for a more magical
place for Anabel to learn and grow.
Thank you to you and your family.
The months that Jamie has been with you have been great. I
feel that he was always safe and loved. I can only hope that
someday I may be able to repay all the kindness you have shown me
and my family.
Thank you Nicole for the wonderful
time and are that you have given us. We will definitely miss
you. We hope that we will be able to see you and the girls as
we can continue in our lives. You won't be forgotten.
Thank you for your good work,
We really are lucky to have you to
care for Maxim & Guillaume. They like you so much! It is
so much easier to go to work with a quiet mind because they are
happy to see you in the mornings (thankfully, they are also happy to
see us again at the end of the day!)
Merci encore et ...
Just wanted to say thank you all
for really being like a second family to Curtis and Catherine while
we are away at work. I must say I never worry when they are
there; I know they get lots of TLC and attention.
Thanks so much.
Having our first child and trying
to find care for him when I went back to work I thought would be a
challenge; Then we found Nicole. She made it so easy to
leave my son and go to work. I never once worried about his
safety or worried about him not getting loving care. Our son
loves Nicole. He thrives in her daycare setting and she is
very intuitive to all of her little kiddies. Our son has
blossomed in her care with story time, crafts, and especially music
time. Nicole shares the same beliefs in parenting as we do so
the transition for our son from our home to hers is a fairly easy
one. Nicole has such a pleasant manner about her, and the kids
all listen to her and what she says goes. They all respect and
love her. I believe Nicole is one of the most wonderful child
care givers I have met and it is so sad for us to see her go and
close her beloved daycare I would highly recommend Nicole to
any parent wishing to place their child in her care or to any
daycare agency she may apply to.
We will all miss her terribly and
we wish her all the best in the future
This letter is to confirm that Nicole has
provided care for our older son Maxim since Jan 2001 and for our
youngest son Guillaume since Sept 2002 (to May 2003). During
that period, she has shown a high dedication to their welfare and
safety. Her constant calm and smiling attitude was comforting
for our sons. They were always welcomed to cuddle and hug.
We also have appreciated her efforts to
improve her French (taking French courses), in order to better
communicate with Maxim & Guillaume.
Nicole's discipline technique have
proven to be efficient and her feedback with us concerning the
details she worried about (tiredness, whining, not eating well,
fever) was well appreciated from my wife and I. We have
complete trust in her competence as a childcare provider and we
recommend her without hesitation..
In the past three
years I have seen Nicole interacting with her own daughters and
other children she cared for I have found Nicole to be
patient, kind, and understanding towards the needs of all children
under her care. Nicole's easy and friendly rapport allows her
to quickly form an open communication
between herself and both children and adults. When my own son
was born I knew and I trust Nicole to give Alliston the care and
attention he deserves. On many occasions I have phoned Nicole
asking for parental advice on raising Al.
Nicole's well spoken ways and
pleasant attitude is always uplifting to my son and I. He is
always well taken care of and looks forward to returning. Its
a relief to finally find a caregiver who takes care of him the way I
feel is proper.