While many of our happy toddlers have given us a “gaaa”, a “bababababa” and a raving “lalalala”, here is what their parents have to say.
Feels like family
Our daughter has been going to Noor's Family Day Care for 18 months and we couldn't be happier with our choice. Returning to work and leaving your child in another person's care is a very emotional and stressful event. And my little one wasn't exactly easy. She was a colicky baby that pretty much demanded being held at all times. Noor and Yasmine went out of their way to give my little one all the cuddles and attention she needed as an infant. Now a toddler, my little one loves her time with Noor and Yasmine.
Noor and Yasmine are also very accommodating and flexible with individual needs. Milk (after 1 year of age), breakfast, lunch and snacks are included in the weekly cost. They were great about giving my little one baby food that I prepared when she was still on purees. And they provide feedback on daily basis that helps give me insight into my kiddos routine while I'm at work.
Bottom line - I love Noor's Family Day Care and would recommend it to anyone!
Couldn't be more grateful
We are without a doubt incredibly lucky to have sent both our kids here - the youngest is currently at the daycare and oldest is now in pre-school. We have two boys - both with very different personalities. The older one is more quiet and didn't play much with the other kids. He got the extra adult attention he needed, and Noor and Yasmin always helped him interact, play and make friends. They taught him numbers, letters, colors, animals, animal sounds, songs... Our younger one is basically a tornado. They make sure he's able to expend his energy, and have turned him into a puzzle-making marvel. Both boys learned to love books. And both boys got the love, individualized attention and care they each needed. It's a home environment that's full of warmth, with plenty of toys, activities and outdoor space.
A home away from home
The process of leaving your child in another person's care when you go back to work is a big step for any parent. You worry about how s/he will be treated, will s/he get enough attention, how will s/he react. My son attended Noor's Family Day Care for 2 years and I can honestly say that it felt like leaving my son with family. He wasn't the type of kid that would fall asleep in the middle of a noisy room, so they accommodated him. He also wanted to be held a lot, so they held him. During those first couple of years when he went through separation anxiety at various times, Noor and Yasmin comforted him. They provide lunch, snacks and milk for the kids, a sheet that let's you know about naps and diaper changes, and will answer any questions you might have about the day when you pick them up. They treated my son like he was their own grandson. We love Noor and Yasmin!
Noor and Yasmin have been amazing caretakers for our son since he started attending their daycare 18 months ago. It seems like a crazy idea to leave your child with someone that isn't you for 40+ hours a week, but we have been comfortable with our decision since the beginning. They are warm and loving people, encourage learning and play, are flexible with requests, have good hours, provide daily feedback and are convenient for the West Side. We couldn't have asked for a better experience.
The small size ensures he gets all of the attention he needs but there are enough children to make socialization necessary.
This week is a sad week because after two years our son is leaving Noor's daycare to start preschool. My husband and I chose Noor's when our son was just 4 months old, after viewing at least 5 daycares we knew we found "the one" right away. Noor and her sister Yasmin are warm, loving and give the children at this small daycare lots of one on one attention. Each day they provide you with a report that includes how your child slept, ate and a listing of diaper changes. Our son was excited to go everyday and looked forward to special breakfast mornings that include items like pancakes. They value cleanliness, safety and most importantly making the child feel loved. We can't recommend them enough and will miss our daycare family.
Sending our daughter to daycare was a tough transition for me when I went back to work, but we believe that choosing Noor's daycare was the best decision we made. Our daughter's routine remained consistent because Noor & Yasmin are flexible & always give her exactly what she needs, whether it's extra feedings, naps, reading or just more TLC. They are very attentive and tell me about her day when I pick her up. She's always so happy going there & often does not want to leave. I have a lot more ease in my work day knowing that my daughter is being well taken care of & I'm so grateful that I found this daycare gem.
We love this place!
I've been bringing my son here 2 days a week since he was 5 months old and he has had a blast! Noor and Yasmin are super loving and make him feel like part of the family. They are great with babies as well as toddlers, and are able to keep everyone well cared for and entertained. They've got lots of room and tons of toys, and a nice backyard with even more toys. We love this place!
Our baby's second home
When I first brought my 3 month old daughter here as I was returning to work from maternity, I was very worried because she did not take the bottle and preferred to nurse. But Noor and Yasmin did all they can to ensure that she will learn, and that she will make the transition. After several days of extreme patience, they were able to train my daughter and it was such a happy day for all of us!
My baby is now 8 months old, and everyday she squeals with excitement as we knock on the door to get inside. As soon as Noor greets us, her face lights up with joy. This tells me how comfortable and happy our baby is in this place and I can definitely see how much she is loved. Noor and Yasmin care for the kids with so much love and attention as if they were their own. They value safety, health, cleanliness, the child's proper growth and total well-being, which is very important to me.