I am in a bit of a spot and though it it feels as though my insides are being ripped into chum to do so, I must find daycare for my 2 yr, 8 mnth aged girl.
I have been looking and calling and there are a few places that I am okay with, but I would like to feel great about the place my child spends time.
I am in north van. I do not have a car. I wanted to keep her with me and was in fact planning on "unschooling" as much as I could. I do not bring in branded clothing or toys unless special circumstances stand. Most of our stuff is wood or homemade or second hand and still very little to no plastics, no digital noise makers, etc... We are vegetarian eating vegan much of the time.
Is there a daycare that is something like this? I have been looking. A friend had a bad experience with an official at waldorf saying that the child must be weaned before attending. I am still breastfeeding and this news scared me a bit. I have been online to the waldorf vancouver site but see nothing about daycare. Does anyone have any experience with Waldorf here in North Van?
I would just like a place where natural play, lots of outside explore and play time, and compassionate, sensitive children exist, without a bunch of plastic toys and without abundant usage of the phrase "good job!".
I also need flexibility in times and hours of care.
Is there anything that anyone knows of on the North Shore?