Safety, experience, communication, development, structure – all things one looks for when placing their toddlers in the care of total strangers. Our twins, Joshua and Kelsey, spent 1.5 years at Creekview and are so fortunate to have had the opportunity to do so. As parents we care a ton, but we cannot simply provide the round-the-clock STEM learning activities, crafts, reading development, yoga exercises, and everything else that was offered to the kids at Creekview. The staff at Creekview run a tight ship; they know what they are doing because they’ve been doing it for so many years and therefore are just so good with toddlers. They care, not just that your kids are fed, safe and warm – but that your kids are happy and content. They see each individual child for who they are, and try their best to always listen, understand and build a great relationship with them. In the beginning, our son had terrible separation anxiety (for weeks) and really set the baseline for digging in and crying loudly for long stretches. All things the staff had seen before and handled with the utmost patience and love. When we asked other parents what their experiences were with Creekview, they raved about how much they loved the place. We now know why, and this is the best kept secret in town. Know that if you get a spot with Creekview, you have won the lottery and your child’s early life will have so much joy because of this experience!
It is with great pleasure that I write a testimonial regarding my son’s experience at Creekview Tiny Tots. My son Ben attended Creekview for 1.5 years and it was his first experience of care outside the home. The staff at Creekview supported us through Ben’s transition with kindness and great care. It was evident early on that the staff were highly experienced in working with young children, and I felt confident in their ability to support Ben. Creekview runs a structured, organized and (most importantly!) fun space for children to grow and learn. Ben developed excellent habits while attending the program including understanding the importance of hand washing, tidying up, sharing, and kindness towards others. Our family feels privileged to have had the opportunity for Ben to attend programming at Creekview.
My son cried on his last day at Tiny Tots. To me that speaks volumes. He truly loved it there. Barbara and the teachers are all so amazing. They know and care for each child and their individual needs. I highly recommend Creekview Tiny Tots. They will always have a special place in our hearts.
When I met Barbara and toured the space, I was confident my daughter would thrive at Creekview Tiny Tots. And she did! Over the 1.5 years she attended, we saw she was learning tons and having lots of fun. She loved her teachers and liked to share stories about what she did with her friends. In fact, most evenings, she’d take her time leaving the daycare because she was enjoying herself so much!
Sending our daughter to Creekview was one of the best decisions we made for her. We’re very proud of the little girl she has become, and undoubtedly, this was largely in part as a result of the care and guidance she received at Creekview Tiny Tots. Thank you so much to the teachers! We look forward to sending our son there as well!
We could not have been more pleased with Creekview. The teachers have created and work hard to maintain a loving, constructive, learning environment that helped our son develop in ways we couldn't have imagined. Not only is it a safe, kind, and caring space, but we expected that. What we also got, and didn't expect, was a place and a team that helped shape our toddler into a curious, confident, sociable, and emotionally aware child. He has learned so much, in so many ways, from the Creekview team. And even though he's graduated, our son still talks about how much he misses it. We couldn't imagine a better place for our child to have grown.
When it comes to choose a place where your 2 years daughter will spend most of her time away from home, it is a difficult choice to make but as soon as we visited Creekview Tiny Tots Society our choice was made.It must be one of the best place in Vancouver for daycare. The location is a plus.Barbara and her team are just the best, so friendly and professional, they helped a lot making that transition from being at home and being at the daycare everyday.Our daughter had so much fun going at Creekview Tiny Tots, she was happy, growing in a caring place where she could experiment, learn and developp many skills such as friendship, emotional management and artistic creation.
Creekview Tiny Tots is such a unique place that we can see big kids coming back with their families at the annual BBQ event. It is not just a regular daycare. it is a community where you keep in touch with families and member of the daycare. We feel we will be part of the Tiny tots Family for ever!
“I could not be more grateful and enthusiastic about Creekview. I was terribly nervous to put my son in group daycare, but after a couple weeks of teary adjustment, he absolutely flourished. It became a home away from home for him. He would excitedly tell us about his friends and teachers. On the days I arrived to pick him up early, he didn’t want to leave! The program is varied and enriching; I was consistently impressed with the organization in the classroom, as well as the content – both “academic” and creative, not to mention tons of active outdoor play. In the time we were there, there was zero turnover in the staff, which is telling; the staff are happy and it shows. They are loving and have genuine care for the children. They are also pros at comfort and distraction when a child is having a tough time saying goodbye to mom or dad. I could go on and on about our positive experiences there; I can’t imagine a better daycare in the City. My second son will be attending, without a doubt. If a prospective family would like to speak to me about my experiences, I’d be happy to talk on the phone; ask Barbara for my phone number.” September 2019
Prominently displayed on a wall inside the daycare it says “friends today, family tomorrow” and that is exactly the sense of community that Creekview has achieved. 2 boys later, we couldn’t be more happy with the way in which our 2 have turned out. Largely because of the wonderful, loving atmosphere they thrived in during their time at Creekview. We are always complimented on how naturally happy they both are and we can only think this is in part because of the warm, nurturing environment they were exposed to on a daily basis at Creekview. They were made to feel special, but not spoilt, confident, but not overly, and most of all that they could express themselves uninhibited. The sense of community they have created extends beyond our time at the daycare. Even at the young ages they were, they made friends that will likely stay with them for life. And so have we!We all see each other regularly for play dates, birthdays, and at the many family gatherings Creekview organise throughout the year. We all keep coming back, because this has always been a very happy place in our young children’s minds.The staff have become like family, we know them all so well. They made it so easy to transition our boys into a world where a fun, friendly routine was something they look forward to each day.We have recommended Creekview to so many of our friends, who have now shared in the wonderful experiences and happy memories we’ve had at Creekview.
If you have the opportunity to go to Creekview daycare.. TAKE IT!! It is so much more than a daycare and I still can’t believe how lucky we were to be a part of it – twice!The thought of having to leave your baby for 40 hours a week is extremely daunting and it was clear very quickly that Creekview was a safe, kind and loving environment. We couldn’t have imagined how fast this place and its people would become our family.Barbara and all of the caregivers have created somewhere that our children were given so much love, encouragement and support. Everyone there has truly been integral in helping to raise our children to be the happy little boys that they are today. Every child is treated with love and care and really understood as an individual. And every parent is engaged with too as a part of that family environment rather than just being the people who drop off & pick up.Our children learnt so much and had so much fun. Social skills, the dynamics with other children, arts, crafts, singing, dancing, stories, imaginative play, outdoor play, market walks to name just a few. Hot lunches and snacks being provided was very reassuring knowing that the boys would eat well during the day and a complete lifesaver for busy working parents.As a family we have all made lifelong friends and are so grateful to Barbara and the team for everything that they did for us. They say it takes a village… Creekview was our village and so SO much more. We love you guys!
This year has been very difficult for a lot of parents- sending their kids to daycare during uncertain times isn’t easy. Creekview was absolutely amazing for making us feel at ease. Safety was always first. The staff were constantly sanitizing and taking the appropriate measures to make sure the daycare was a protected environment for the children. Even when lockdown happened they were able to care for our daughter when no one else could- and we will forever be grateful for that. We feel so lucky to have had our daughter attend Creekview. It’s been a home away from home. The staff are compassionate, creative, friendly and take pride in caring for the kids. There was no turn over while we there which is so nice for the children and speaks wonders for the daycare. She’s learned so much through songs, books, crafts and outdoor activity but she also grew confident and made lots of friends. Even though she’s moved on now she still talks about her time at Creekview. I speak so highly of this daycare and the team. If you get a spot don’t pass it up!
Creekview is our children’s “home away from home”. There are no words to express the amount of love and respect each and every caregiver shows our children. The daycare provides a safe, warm and loving environment where the children are able to interact with one another in a positive way. The task of looking for a daycare was a daunting one, but when we took the daycare tour and met the director, Barbara, the decision suddenly seemed easy. It was honestly one of the best decisions we made for our children. Not only are our children happy and engaged daily but we have also gained friendship and family.
We feel very fortunate our daughter got to spend two years at Creekview with so many dedicated and experienced staff. Barbara and her team have created a loving and safe environment filled with play and education. Ella has learned, explored, created, connected and grew stronger. We loved seeing all the crafts she would bring home as well as the proud look on her face when showing them off. She had so much fun that on most days it was difficult getting her to leave! We couldn't have dreamt of a better place for her to spend these years and consider Creekview part of our family.
"We are beyond grateful for the time our daughter spent at Creekview - Barb and her team cultivate such a safe and loving environment for kids to connect, play, learn, grow and experiment. Eloise came home every day excited to share new things that she had learned and discovered, it was amazing to see her curiousity and imagination grow!Our family's community has grown by all the friends she has made (and their families) and the amazing team that care for all of us. We continue to feel so supported by this community and can't wait to see what's in store for our little one when he's old enough to attend Creekview!"
Our son was so happy and well-taken care of during his year at Creekview Tiny Tots, we honestly cannot be more thankful to Barb and her wonderful staff! Even after having moved on to 3-5 care for six months now, he still mentions the names of the teachers and sings the songs he learnt while attending Creekview. The experienced staff at Creekview provided a loving environment for our toddler to grow and thrive. Creekview was the village we needed as full time working parents in the city. Without hesitation, we have put our second one on the waitlist as we are confident that Creekview will provide the best care possible. We look forward to Creekview being an extended part of our family again.
I am one of those parents who worried excessively about leaving our little boy in the care of others.
Sure, the staff might be competent, but a child needs more, much more: a child needs love, by the bucket. It turns out that's what Taiyo found at Creekview: incredibly loving (and extremely competent) people who expanded his world.
Now Taiyo has graduated and he and I drop off his brother Kai at Creekview in the morning. It feels like we're visiting family.
"Creekview has been the most wonderful place for my son, who attended the centre for a year and a half. From the minute we started, the staff have been attentive, caring beyond belief, and kind. Their big 'hellos' that they give him each morning set the tone for a wonderful day. He has learned so much from attending Creekview. He brings home amazing art projects, sings songs that he has learned, and tells me all about the adventure walks he goes on. He has made great friends that we now also see outside of daycare too. As a mother, all I wanted was to find a daycare that took good care of my son. Creekview has truly made my son, and our family, feel like part of an extended family. The staff go out of their way to make each kid feel special, and the parents too. I cannot recommend this daycare more highly, and I am already counting the days until my daughter is able to enrol."