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Almost Home Daycare

8 reviews
  • Grayslake, IL 60030
  • (847) 548-1048

Business description (provided by the business owner):

DCFS LICENCED Experienced Childcare provider and loving Mother with a well established Home Daycare and a full time, long term assistant
is now accepting applications for immediate FULL TIME openings.

I offer a home away from home atmosphere and strive to give parents peace of mind when leaving their children in my care.
Take comfort in knowing your child is being provided with the best possible care in a warm, loving and safe environment and that all your child's needs are being met.
Our days are filled with laughter and good fun! I offer a structured yet flexible day and make every moment a learning opportunity for your child. I prefer long term and Full Time kids. A stable enviroment that becomes familiar and constant just as their home is.

*Extensive Childcare Experience includes Center, Nanny, Au pair and Home Daycare.
*Experience with Newborn to 16yrs of age.
*Extensive Experience with multiples
*Experience with mild peanut allergy
*Experience with allergies and asthma
*Many References available and are more than willing to talk to you at any time.
*CPR and FIRST AID Certified
*Currently working toward a degree in Early Childhood Education

*Well Located in Grayslake/Wildwood
*Off of IL route 45 and 120
*Accessible from all surrounding areas including Gurnee, Mundelein, Round Lake, Third Lake, Hainsville, Waukegan. Lake Villa.
*2 minutes from the College of Lake County

*Fenced in back yard
*Many indoor and outdoor toys including several bikes, ride-ons, playhouse and 2 sandboxes.
*Customized swingset
*Close to several beautiful parks with playgrounds and a gorgeous swimming lake.
*Water play and trips to the beach offered during the summer

Many activites offered.
*Music and dance (dance cam is a kid favorite!), a new addition to our music collection are some unique and fun instruments called BOOMWHACKERS. The kids have a blast with them and they are suitable for ALL ages :)
*Arts and Crafts- painting (bubble wrap, roller, printing, finger), coloring, collages, and other fun crafts
*Fine Motor activities- beading, puzzles, playdough,
*Gross motor activities-climbing, ball play, hopping and jumping. Ball pitt.
*Indoor and outdoor play.
* Encouraging cognitive development through learning spaces designed primarily for "practicing" and exploring the world through play.
*Encouraging social-emotional development and allowing children to freely express themselves using a wide range of different activities and areas of discovery.

* Nutritionally balanced lunch and snacks are included at no additional cost

Full Time Care is available for ages newborn - age 5. .

*Full Time Care

*Before and After school care available for Dist 50 schools for bus riders

* Dedicated Potty Training is offered
at no additional cost.

*cloth diaper friendly!

*TEACHERS ONLY options available too


PLEASE EMAIL ME AT [email protected]
with your personal childcare needs. Please include your child or children's ages,
I look very forward to hearing from you. for more detailed information.

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Reviews from 8 Moms

Rated Five Stars by a Mom in Edmond, OK on Mar. 03, 2010

Ms. Siobhan has been a blessing to our family and making the decision to send our 1 year old to her for two days a week was one of the easiest and best decisions we've made. She provides a loving, nurturing environment with the structure and stability that my toddler needs. Almost Home Daycare is professional in every possible way and I would recommend it to everyone!

Rated Five Stars by a Mom in Grayslake, IL on Mar. 03, 2010

Ms. Siobhan's day care truly is a home away from home. My little guy always smiles when we drop him off in the morning, and he is certainly thriving. I would absolutely recommend Almost Home Daycare to anyone who is looking for a loving home setting with a great person to care for their children.

Rated Five Stars by a Mom in Gurnee, IL on Sep. 02, 2009

Ms. Siobhan has been caring for my 2 daughters since June 2009 and I couldn't be happier with her services. The girls are very shy and adapted fairly quickly and continue to become more open and have made good friends while at Almost Home Daycare. It is very good to know that Siobhan truly cares about their well being and growth. I definately recommend Almost Home Daycare to parents looking for an at home daycare provider.

Rated Five Stars by a Mom in Mundelein, IL on Mar. 23, 2009

Ms Siobhan, as the children used to call her, was wonderful in taking care of the children as well as Mom! I think many times, Moms deal quietly with anxiety of leaving their children at day care. But Siobhan was able to help me transition as well as help the children.

Siobahn provided structured learning, fun outings and a safe, nurturing environment. You real feel like you are at home!

Rated Five Stars by a Mom in Antioch, IL on Mar. 05, 2009

I have had my two children in this home daycare for 5 years. This is a safe environment for my children. They are happy and I trust that they are very well taken care of. She uses firm, but loving discipline. I wouldn't want my children anywhere else!

Rated Five Stars by a Mom in Grayslake, IL on Mar. 02, 2009

My children were in her care for 2 years and they thrived. We credit much of their advanced vocabulary and socialization on the time they spent in this home. They were always so happy there and never wanted to leave. I would highly recommend to any Mom!

Rated Five Stars by a Mom in Gurnee, IL on Feb. 28, 2009

Mommy R was our au pair when my twins were 4 and my youngest 1. She took wonderful care of my children and we are still in touch today. She's a wonderful mother and I'm certain would treat your child as if he/she were her own.

Rated Five Stars by a Mom in Lake Villa, IL on Feb. 27, 2009

I've had my son here since he was 2 1/2 months old--he's now 2 1/2 years old! He absolutely LOVES coming here and always has a big smile on his face when I leave. My daughter is 9 months old and is always engaged in some activity when I pick her up. I'm actually looking for a new job CLOSER to Almost Home because I don't want to have to take my kids out!

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