Loveworks Child Care Center (Essex)
Ages: 0 - 5
Cost: Call for rates.
Loveworks offers year-round programs for children six weeks old through Pre-Kindergarten. All classes offer excellent loving care along with activities to enhance fine and gross motor skills, language development, learning through discovery, social and emotional skills, and plenty of explore and outside time. The name Loveworks was selected to highlight the love that is experienced when working with young children and to accentuate wanting all children to feel love in their heart and share that love with others. This is emphasized daily through our character development, where children learn about kindness, friendliness, respect, compassion, cooperation, and manners. Children learn to care for each other, including all living elements in nature as well as care of property. At Loveworks Child Care Centers, children will know they are loved and that love with shine from their hearts.
Formerly, Leaps and Bounds Childcare.
Reviewed on 03/07/2018
We have been at the center for the past two years. Our daughter loves going to school and will often prefer attending school than staying home with me. Her eagerness for school speaks to her comfortability in the space and the care she receives. The center is in the process of getting act 66 funding, which will be a huge step.
Reviewed on 11/15/2016
I cannot tell you enough how bad the management is at Leaps and Bounds. They truly only care about money, they have no regard for the families. I do want to note that I actually liked the teachers, I thought most of them were ok. The teachers seem to live in fear of management though (that is why they have such a huge teacher turnover rate). I read other peoples negative reviews before I enrolled my kids, thinking that they were not...more
Reviewed on 09/22/2015
My family absolutely LOVES L&B in Essex. We are so lucky to have found affordable childcare where the providers love our little guy as much as we do. He's always cuddled and engaged (play time, walks outside, arts and crafts etc.) and is so happy every single day. As a parent, I'm thrilled that the staff is really thorough and I can always count on a follow-up if something is going on (illness, change in the classroom, events etc.). The...more
Reviewed on 03/02/2015
The Owner, Executive Director & Program Director (Essex) do not have the child's best interests in mind. They are more concerned about protocol, the handbook policies & having the last word. They are ALL very unprofessional and argumentative. They do not care about what the parents have to say and have no compassion for sensitive situations. Communication is key and they do not understand that dialogue works both ways.
Reviewed on 07/15/2013
We have had an excellent experience at Leaps and Bounds, Essex. My husband and I have found the staff to be caring, attentive and good communicators. My son is happy and always wants to go. The head teacher has a BA in education and has provided enriching activities for my son and his classmates. I have no idea what facility those disgruntled people are talking about? It has not been the experience I've had there at all.
Reviewed on 06/12/2013
We have had a fine experience after three years and two kids and Leaps and Bounds Essex. The staff has been caring and quick to address our concerns. Most importantly our three year old has positive reports nearly every day after school. The only significant problem we have had is staff turnover. This is probably an issue at many large centers.
I was surprised by the severity of the previous review. If there are concerns of...more
Reviewed on 05/30/2013
I would highly discourage parents from sending their children to this center. The staff are untrained and know very little about child development. I removed my child from this center because I felt that he was not physically or emotionally safe there. Staff are rude and disrespectful to the children, and use physical force when disciplining them. If you want to leave your child with responsible adults you can trust and guarantee your...more
Reviewed on 10/28/2012
We really like Leaps and Bounds- and they haven't mentioned anything to us about not accepting checks(?). The teachers in the baby room are awesome, especially the head teacher. The only complaint we have is that they forget to put a bib on our kid after mealtimes, and being kinda drooly, he tends to wet it up. No biggie.
Aside from that, everyone is super-friendly and helpful, and you can tell that they really love the kids.
Reviewed on 08/14/2012
Terrible place. I could go on forever about how terrible Leaps and Bounds is, but I won't because it will just make my blood boil. The staff is generally fine, some teachers are really great. However, the owners only care about the bottom line, that is it. The only reason they run a daycare is because there is demand for it and limited supply. If there was the same demand for car washes, that is what they would be doing. The daycare is just...more