What Parents Really Want When Searching for Childcare

We are proud to partner with The Nest Schools to share with Houston Moms about this excellent childcare option with 5 Houston area locations.

preschoolers paint on clear boardWhile growing your family, there are so many decisions to make that will significantly affect your little ones. At the top of that list is childcare. With so many options available, deciding who will care for your child during the day can be daunting. There are so many factors to consider: safety, cost, curriculum, student/teacher ratios, available hours and programs…the list goes on and on.

If you find yourself searching for daycare, preschool, or and after-school program for your child, The Nest Schools may be just the right childcare fit for your family!

The Nest has four Houston-area locations, including its newest school on Park Cypress Street. A fifth school will be opening in Pearland early next year. All schools have programs that serve children from infancy through the elementary school years.

Play Based Curriculum

The Nest Schools playgroundResearch consistently shows that young children learn best through play. At The Nest Schools, children are taught using hands-on experiences. Each day, children learn through creative play opportunities. Children wonder, question, work with their peers, and experiment with different possibilities. They spend a lot of time outdoors on playgrounds and outdoor elements that entice children to engage with nature. Children who attend The Nest Schools also participate in three enrichment programs delivered by a dedicated teacher at each school and are free to families enrolled.

Fit Buddies

  • Youth wellness and fitness-inspired wellness program. 
  • Strengthens health and physical development. 
  • Promotes a healthy lifestyle from the start. 

Paints and Pianos

  • Exposes children to the value and beauty of fine arts and classical music. 
  • Supports brain development, cognitive development, and social and emotional development. 

Art of Living

  • Teaches children the value in doing meaningful tasks.
  • Develops basic skills necessary to communicate, care for themselves and others, and a little bit of practical life skills. 

Safety, Health and Communication

teacher assists young girl with an art projectWhen searching for childcare, your child’s health and safety are of upmost importance.

At The Nest Schools, the staff takes every precaution to ensure your child’s health and safety when they spend their day at school. The schools provide layers of security measures to protect the children in their care, including observance cameras throughout the school, keyless entry pads, and weekly and monthly safety checks.

The Nest also is intentional about supporting the health and well-being of their students. Every Nest School features Aerus® air purifiers throughout the building that use Active Pure Technology® to keep your children and the staff safe and healthy. They also focus on nutrition as an important aspect of a child’s day. Breakfast, lunch, and snacks are served consisting of child-friendly meals with whole and fresh foods.

Parents want to be involved and know what’s going on with their children while they are in a childcare setting. Communication with families is a top priority at The Nest Schools. Everything from the face-to-face interactions during pick up and drop off times, individual conference times, school e-newsletter, daily reporting app, and interactive displays outside every classroom allow for parents to be fully involved and in the know on their child’s learning and progress.

Schedule a Tour

young girl uses magnifying glassThe childcare decision is a big one, and families should see for themselves the possibilities of where their children will spend their days. The Nest Schools offer tours for prospective families- schedule one today by visiting their website and come see what makes this school so special!


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Elizabeth was raised in Houston and met her husband Ryan shortly after graduating from Texas A&M with a journalism degree. A few years later, Grayson {Sept 2010}, turned Elizabeth’s world upside down, not only with his sparkling blue eyes and killer smile, but with his profound disabilities and diagnosis of Mitochondrial Disease. After two years of navigating the world of special needs parenting, Elizabeth and Ryan were blessed with Charlotte {Jan 2013} and Nolan {Sept 2015}, perfectly completing their party of five. Elizabeth and her crew live in Katy, and when she can steal a few moments for herself, she can be found out for Mexican food and margaritas with girlfriends, binge-listening to podcasts and audiobooks, or trying once again {unsuccessfully} to organize her closet. In addition to her role as Managing Editor of HMB, Elizabeth writes about faith, politics and special needs parenting for publications like Scary Mommy and HuffPost.You can connect with Elizabeth on Facebook,Twitter, Instagram, or ElizabethKBaker.com

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