RECOMMENDATION FROM PARENTS
This page includes notes from parents of children that I have the chance to care for.
Alouette Childcare has been an exceptional experience for our daughter, Leela, and for us. The care, thoughtfulness and attention to detail of all of the staff makes us so comfortable leaving her with them and she always leaves feeling so happy. The added benefit of having her listen to and learn French all day is invaluable. They also have a lovely chef, Yasmina, who cooks healthy and delicious fresh meals everyday. Leela also loves the incredible art projects that they're always coming up with and we can't get enough of! Leela has been at Alouette since she was 18 months old and will continue to be until she's 3. Nathalie, Olivia, Sophia, Baptiste and Mariama are so fun and nurturing and Leela loves her time with all of them. We feel so fortunate to have found the wonderful Alouette team.
I love this daycare so much. Olivia is fantastic...communicative and organized...and so loving. We love the structure of the day she runs as well as the wide range of freedom for the children within the framework. The space is incredible, all the sweet different play areas inside offering different types of play, the lovely little table where the children all sit and have their gourmet meals together (so cute) or do art, and the amazing back yard!! It's giant. We are so lucky in LA to have incredible places like this...where our kids get to have an inspired and fun day while they play with other kids!
This place is truly a gem. Our daughter has been at Alouette for 5 months now, but we've known Nathalie for about a year and a half (she would babysit for us before Annabel started at Alouette). We feel so incredibly grateful Annabel has Nathalie, Olivia, and the staff at Alouette. She is so happy to go every morning, reaching out for Nathalie as soon as she sees her and running up to her little friends for hugs and kisses. Her language and interpersonal skills have flourished. Hearing Annabel say her first French word was amazing. Nathalie keeps us updated with pics and texts throughout the day. Annabel brings home art projects and she is always doing fun activities. Nathalie is so genuinely warm and happy; I can truly say we consider her part of our family. Olivia is very organized and responsive to our emails. We know she is eating nutritious foods too (bonus we don't have to pack a lunch and snacks everyday!). As a medical professional, I feel completely safe leaving my daughter in their care. I know they truly love Annabel and Annabel is so happy! Thank you so much Alouette!
Our son started last month, and we can see how much he is growing thanks to Alouette. He looks very happy!
I cannot say enough GREAT things about Alouette! My son has been attending Alouette for about a year and it is the perfect fit for our family. After visiting several other preschool/daycares, my wife and I felt most comfortable giving Alouette a try, and I am so happy we did. Olivia and Alouette have given my son a home away from home. When he first arrived he was homesick and put up a big fight—and now he doesn’t want to leave. As soon as I drop him off, he runs to play with his friends or join them for breakfast. I think that is a pretty good sign that he is happy and feels safe at his home away from home. After attending Alouette for awhile I can see the growth in our son. He is learning social skills, using his words and follow directions, as well as how to be patient and clean up after himself. When I drop him off, my mind is at ease. I highly recommend Alouette if you’re looking for a team that goes above and beyond!
Our daughter Madeleine was enrolled at Alouette daycare from August 2016 to June 2017. We had such an amazing experience at Alouette. Nathalie and Olivia were both incredibly caring and professional. Olivia was always so responsive and always provided lots of feedback on how she was progressing. Nathalie was so fun and engaging and always provided stimulating activities for Madeleine. They both were so invested in the children and we could tell they cared deeply for all of the children they take care of. As a mother and a physician, I always knew Madeleine would be kept safe and I put my full trust in both Nathalie and Olivia. We unfortunately had to move to San Francisco, otherwise we would have kept Madeleine with Alouette as long as possible. It is truly a special place and I will always be thankful to Olivia and Nathalie.
Merci pour votre message! Un reel plaisir d'avoir eu votre fille avec nous pendant ses 10 semaines. Elle va beaucoup nous manquer.
Alouette has been not only an amazing experience for our daughter, but also for us as a family. Under the amazing care, guidance and absolute unconditional love of Olivia and co. our daughter has grown from a tiny crawler into a chatty and confident toddler, able to understand English and French equally well. As foreign nationals Los Angeles can be a vast and daunting place for parents and children alike. Alouette has been a home from home for us. A place to trust in, a safe haven to rely on. Thank you for all you've done. Our daughter has only recently left Alouette for Pre-School and although she's enjoying spreading her wings, we already miss the extra personal touch and intimate care that comes with Alouette... oh and the abundant text messages and photos of our child that kept us laughing all throughout the day. Couldn't recommend Alouette enough!!
Safe, fun, caring, professional, clean daycare!
Parents you can have peace of mind when at work or whatnot, while your child is learning French, playing, eating healthy foods, etc...
Je recommande fortement la garderie Alouette, un endroit fantastique pour les enfants!
We love Alouette. Our daughter has been going for over 7 months and Olivia has been wonderful. She was extremely helpful and hands on when our daughter started daycare. We get all the benefits of a smaller daycare: one on one attention, reports on the daily activities and amazing care for our daughter. Olivia loves "her" children and she takes great pride in the work she does. We highly recommend Alouette.
I am constantly amazed by Olivia's patience and genuine love for all the kids at Alouette. Mahra continues to learn and grow in leaps and bounds, and I know she's developing into a smart, loving little person because of Olivia. We can't ask for a better childcare provider!
Alouette Childcare has been fantastic. My daughter has learned so much there. She's not even two years old yet can already count to 15 in both French and English, can say words in both languages, has learned how to effectively communicate what she wants and doesn't want, knows the alphabet, and now plays well with other kids. That education is in addition to the wonderful care she gets from Olivia every day. I could not be more impressed with how much she has gained from attending.
Olivia is wonderful.
If my son woke up early from nap, she held him as long as he needed to get his sleep.
She kept me up to date with pictures and texts, and is very organized with contract and emails.
She was creative with getting him excited to be dropped off.
She feeds them healthful snacks and lunch, and is always mindful of the different kids' needs.
My son's loving habits were reinforced: kissing, hugging, dancing. And when conflicts arose, she took care of the kids lovingly, helping the sad ones, and distracting the others with toys. He now is excellent with sharing and playing nice with others.
Oh yeah, and it's in French! So fun to hear him call me "maman!" His language skills in English and sign language really took off after attending.
It is safe, clean, organized, and a family. You will love it. She plans to grow, so get in now.
Thank you Olivia!
It just can't get any better. Maya is having a great time with Olivia, is eating all her food, and learning new stuff all the time. I like how Olivia combines various elements from Montessori and other disciplines, and has Montessori toys. Olivia also has playground toys such as a slide, a mini house, cars, even a fake lawnmower! She also makes her own play dough for the children, which is absolutely safe and fun. The daycare environment is safe, fun, tastefully decorated and engaging. But to me the most important aspect is that the children feel like they are going to a second home.
Olivia is wonderful and patient with our 16-month old daughter Maya. Maya had difficulty adjusting to daycare in the beginning, and Olivia took a lot of extra time and effort to make her feel more comfortable, including spending time with her at our home. Maya now loves daycare! She is learning a lot and having more fun there than at home!
I highly recommend Alouette Childcare ! My husband and I felt in love with the daycare right away and knew that Alexis will do great here. And it didn't disappoint: my daughter, Alexis, made huge progress in French since she started (she's 2 y.o)and is happy to go there and play with her little friends. Olivia takes good care of the kids and always makes sure to reply to you in a timely manner to your request.
I feel so lucky that I found Alouette childcare!! One little gem on the west side!
Olivia loves her job, kids, and she's sweet and patient and constantly learning more about children.
I had never left my child with any one before so I was important for me to find a place and a care giver I felt comfortable with. Alouette has it all.
The place is always clean and the food prepared for the children is healthy and good.
My son had adapted really well, better than me!
I recommend it to anyone who wants their kid to learn french :-)