About Nanny’s Nursery

WE ALL STARTED SOMEWHERE.

Nanny’s Nursery was named after my grandmother, whom I call “Nanny”. She is now a great-great grandmother to my twin grandsons. Nanny has a very interesting personality, which is why all the grandchildren and great-grandchildren love spending time with her. This is the major reason why I chose her as our namesake. Nannies, in general, are also portrayed as very loving towards children with a sort of ‘magical’ quality, as in Mary Poppins.

We first started our school in a church building on July 9, 1979. At that time, we were only licensed for thirty children, but people started to like us more and more. In December of 1980 my daughter Nicole was born. After becoming a mother myself, I understood how important and difficult it could be to find excellent childcare. In 1980, I did not have an infant program so I was faced with a childcare decision of my own.

Sometimes when we meet a person, we just know that this is the ‘right’ person, this is the person you can trust and share everything with. This is exactly what I felt meeting with Gayle Malenfant; I knew immediately that I could trust her with my daughter. When Nicole was old enough, she came to Nanny’s and Gayle joined the staff and later became the Director. She has an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood and Administration. Gayle has been working at Nanny’s with Taylor for over 27 years, and she has been a huge asset to our childcare center.

Our program was appreciated because of our high standards of quality childcare. Our enrollment continued to grow. We operated with a waiting list for many years. In the summer of 1985, we broke ground for a new facility with a licensed capacity of ninety children. On December 11, 1985, Nanny’s Nursery School on Pardee was opened for business.

As our center continued to grow, we had numerous requests for infant and toddler care. In the fall of 2011, I came upon an opportunity to lease a building with a setting perfect for infants and toddlers on Goddard Road in Taylor. Our Infant and Toddler Center has a capacity of 32 children.

I assure you that the staff at Nanny’s Nursery is very promising and helpful. They are completely trained and I am very proud of them. I hope to give your child the magical childhood while their stay at our school. They deserve to have loving people care for them.

Sheryl.A.Westerdale
Executive Director and Founder

Our Philosophy

Nanny’s Nursery is a play-based program. Our philosophy is based on the knowledge that children grow and develop on a higher level when given opportunities to explore, create and problem solve with materials that are appropriate for his or her age and development. We will provide opportunities for social, emotional, intellectual and physical growth. The role of the teacher is to facilitate children’s growth and development by providing a curriculum that builds and constructs new knowledge with a clear understanding of each child’s current development.

Our Mission

Nanny’s Nursery School’s mission is to provide a quality, excellent and comprehensive early childhood environment for nurturing and facilitating the growth and development of young children.