Hi, we are Tiny Adventurers Childcare, a small in-home daycare in Ballwin. I'm Missy, a wife and mother to a 5 month son. My background is in nannying and I am partnering up with my close friend, Kirsten. She also has been a nanny for years and we are so excited to be on this journey creating an open environment for children to blossom and grow.
We have a child led philosophy. We truly enjoy providing them the tools to create their own special adventures! That means that we set everything up for them so that the children can pursue their interests in depth. We believe in listening to children and basing care off their needs. We will always respect your child's thoughts, feelings, and independence, and we will help them learn to do the same for others. We will find out your child's ideas and interests and help them build adventures around them! Whether that means creating friends by making a stuffed animal, discovering science by constructing a volcano, or becoming a nature explorer by climbing trees and rocks, we are here to make that happen in a fun and safe way!
We believe in creating opportunities for learning and then letting the children explore. There is nothing more magical than watching a child exploring an environment and seeing the gears turn as they figure something out and learn something new, all for themselves!
We have an outdoor sensory table and a "Idea Box" full of ideas of awesome crazy stuff to fill it up with! I love to see kids being kids. We will fill it up with cornstarch "goop" and let them dig their hands through it to their little heart's desire! Or make stomp paintings with their feet on big posters in the grass! Or make a tinfoil river through the yard and run the hose through, making leaf boats and racing them. Or any idea we can come up with, as long as it's safe, we will try it together. Then we will help them clean up and send them home happy and tired :)
We also love reading here. It is hard work to be a kid! Reading provides a welcome rest after running around, getting messy and laughing. We are always expanding our library of books on all levels of reading. We will do story time, reading together and quiet reading time. Reading is always awesome!
We always adhere to all requirements of the state. We like to keep the number of children with us as low as we can so that we can offer a higher quality care. It's much more fun this way anyway!
We are happy to work with your child on abc's, shapes and colors, potty training, reading, social skills, or anything they are working on at home.
We are a smoke free home with no cats or dogs. We choose natural, healthier alternatives in our household. We are breastfeeding and formula, cloth diaper and disposable friendly.
We are flexible. Give us a call, text or shoot us an email! We want to show you around. We can't wait to meet your child!