How did it start?
It all started in 2013 when a mom (me!) was tired of trying to find childcare for her children that would fit her budget and offer quality care. From this frustration The Learning Pond in-home childcare began. Since then we have focused on providing quality care by bringing kids back to basics and out into nature while staying affordable.
Jasmine, with The Learning Pond, has been the only person I’ve ever felt 100% comfortable leaving my child with. We interviewed at least 8 daycares before, and all of them still left something lacking. There was no sense of comfort or caring. After 5 minutes with Jasmine, I knew I could trust my child with her, and that’s an enormous accomplishment. As a first time mother, being able to trust someone with my only child was an unbearable weight, but she made it all ok. My child was stimulated and engaged with The Learning Pond for the 3 years we needed them, and now even though we no longer need their services, Jasmine and I remain close friends. My son is always happy to see her and always asks to have play dates with her children.
Jasmine is truly the best! When the time came where we had to entrust someone other than family to watch our girl, I was nervous. She made sure to meet with us prior, and answered all of my silly, first timer questions! I can wholeheartedly say that she is our go-to and favorite sitter! I love that the kids do outside and hands on play while in her care. Each kid is treated as if they were her own, and she is patient with head strong kiddos! We are super blessed to have found her to watch our girl, hopefully she will continue to be able to be a part of the Learning Pond until she starts school.