BabyiSH currently cares for more than 10 children from the ages of 3 months up till 2 ½ years with the option of sessions in the morning, afternoon or a full day. The wide range of programmes and activities available helps children to gain a head start through interaction with other children early on before they start nursery. Everything at the day care centre is brand new with toys and equipment hand picked to provide stimuli to aid in the development of the children’s mobility and motor skills.
Each week has a different theme and Jewish festivals play a big part with the teachers singing Hebrew songs and painting pictures with the children. As the children are from various countries and backgrounds, the day care centre provides them with a range of multi-cultural activities. It would be no surprise to find the children listening to French nursery rhymes or hearing some teachers speaking in Hebrew at the request of the parents.
Three Kosher meals, freshly cooked onsite, are provided daily and are tailored to suit the individual dietary requirements to ensure a healthy and balanced diet for every child.
Gina Cohen, a working mother of 14 month old twins said;
"BabyiSH has worked out perfectly for us, a warm, friendly, local Jewish day care centre that actually caters for working parents by being open for a full working day. Isabelle and Heidi absolutely love it there - and why wouldn't they? Loads of new varied toys, caring staff, daily outings to the park or library, other children to play with and most importantly for them - a sand pit!"
Nataly Gleser from Germany, mother of a 15 month old daughter said;
"My husband and I were looking for a day care which provides professional child care coupled with Jewish "tam" (flavour). My mother - the critical and worried grandmother who was concerned that our daughter was too young for a nursery - was convinced after her first visit at Babyish. She saw the staff taking care of the children as if they were her own. Our daughter loves BabyiSH - The last time I dropped her off, she didn't even turn around to look at me and went staight on to play. My heart was crying and laughing at the same time."
Lauren & Rabbi Eli Levin, who manage the BabyiSH project spoke of how the addition of the day care centre now means that South Hampstead Synagogue has the services to cater for the entire community;
“BabyiSH provides a niche service through offering high quality child care in a warm community environment, rich with traditional Jewish values. We were eager to offer Jewish education through our shul even to our youngest tots. South Hampstead United Synagogue is a growing community centre which engages people of all ages in a wide range of access points beyond its prayer and religious services."
Yael Peleg of Tribe said;
“The results of the Tribe Daycare Centre Survey showed an overwhelmingly positive reaction to the idea of offering day care services to US members. The launch of the South Hampstead Synagogue daycare centre, supported by Tribe, is another service that the US is delighted to offer to our community."
For more information on the BabyiSH Day Care Centre e-mail Lauren at firstname.lastname@example.org