About this host
I have two boys, 5 months and 19 months. My oldest loves going outside, dancing, and toys that spin. My littlest is mostly focused on growing and bouncing in his bouncer! We love to play in the water outside and go on walks. I love that our home is very open and has lots of toys for kids to play with. My husband is the biggest creative thinker in our house and fuels my son’s desire to learn. Now we all learn together, even when he is at work M-F. Come play and discover with us!
We have a front room that connects to the open kitchen, and there are 2 shelves of toys for the kids there. My son’s room has legos and balls that are available, and there is a bathroom as well. Down about 5 steps from the kitchen we have a large living room with some toys and a tv where the kids can watch tv or easily have access to the backyard through a sliding door. We have a open backyard with an apple tree and nectarine tree.
Interaction with Guests
I am a stay-at-home mom, so diaper changes, help going to the bathroom for potty-trainees, snacks, meals depending on the time frame, and of course helping kids learn to interact with other children and learn basic skills appropriate for their age group.
Other Things to Note
We have a basement that is under renovation. We will make sure it is not accessible by any children who come over. Our backyard is not fenced currently, but we plan to get one up soon to prevent any adventurous kids from running into our small street.
I have a Ford Explorer which seats seven, so in case of an emergency I have transportation for up to 5 children if needed.
My biggest rules are 1) kindness and 2) consideration, as well as 3) keep learning! Mistakes will be made, but the goal should be for kids to learn to be kind, loving, human beings.
Alyssa is very friendly and welcoming. She definitely has a way with kids! She's very considerate and asks great questions so she's sure your kid(s) will have a great time and will be well cared for. She asks about allergies, routines, etc. I've never left my kids with someone I don't know and she made me feel at ease right away. Her home is clean and organized and her kids are adorable. She followed my instructions for my 2-year old's naptime, so my girl got in her nap and wasn't grumpy in the evening at home. She also sent me pictures throughout the day, which I loved. She is nurturing and makes sure the kids are playing nicely together and learning how to share and be kind. My 4 year old had a great time, too. Both of my kids had so much fun they didn't want to go home. Alyssa also responded quickly to my request and was very accommodating to adding on another day with less than 12 hours notice. She is a life saver! I will definitely book her again!
Alyssa was able to accommodate me at the last minute to watch my 2 year old girl. She was exactly what I needed, she provided a safe, clean, loving, nurturing environment for my girl. She made me feel at ease leaving my girl with her. She sent me pictures throughout the day which were great! My girl had so much fun that she didn't want to come home, which says a lot. I will definitely book her again!
Alyssa welcomed us with a smile and introduced herself to my kids first thing. She was well prepared with toys and water games for them. She kept in good communication with me and my boys didn’t want to leave!