Brandy McGilvrey - Highlands Ranch CO In-Home Daycare

10764 Glengate Circle , Highlands Ranch CO 80130
(303) 518-5164
12 Reviews

About the Provider

Description:

Hi! A little about me: I have over 13 years experience with infants and toddlers. I am very positive, patient, and loving. I love to interact with kids and stay busy. Our home is very clean, and safe for children. We have a backyard and are walking distance to a big park and recreation center. We are also very close to the library (we go weekly). We enjoy going to the Nature Center, library, parks, chucky cheese, zoo, etc. We do daily homework (depending on age different things such as ABC's, learning to write our names, colors, shapes, flash cards, numbers etc.)

Additional Information:

♥ I am a firm believer in rewarding good behavior and kindness.

♥ Clean, safe and very reliable

♥ Affordable, competitive rates & sibling discounts.

♥ Excellent references available upon request.

♥ Full time (drop ins and short notices welcome upon approval!).

♥ Siblings welcome.

♥ Help with potty training & Teeth Brushing.

♥ Learning through play how to share, take turns, roll play, manners and communication skills.

♥ Hours of operation: Mon- Fri 7:00AM-6:00PM (Hours are negotiable)

♥ Healthy meals including breakfast, lunch and snacks.


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Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: 1674201
  • Capacity: 6
  • Age Range: infant- 12years old
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: No
  • Type of Care: Before and After School, Daytime, Drop-in Care, Emergency Care, Full-Time, Kindergarten, Part-Time

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Reviews

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Andy Jul 01, 2021
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

Since the second we met Brandy and visited her home she had been family to us. We couldn’t be at a cleaner, loving fun enviorment for our son. She does crafts, teaches, field trips and our son loves her. She makes Whole Foods and sends us pictures throughout the day. She is a the small family enviorment we have been searching for a long time. We are very blessed to have her.

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Olivia Jan 16, 2020
I have used this provider for less than 6 months

Brandy is the most unprofessional provider ever. I usually do not write bad reviews because I strongly believe in ‘Karma’ but as a responsible parent feel this is absolutely necessary. She has behavioral and anger control issues. She literally bursts out at the slightest stress and has treated me and my 2-year-old daughter poorly, especially when my daughter was recovering from a cough and was a little off routine. I had already kept her home the previous 8 days, took care and left her back with her when she almost recovered and was playful, eating and sleeping well. She would call us at work or rudely text us to pick her up if she was a little uncooperative. She did not clearly understand the difference between a child being sick and going through separation anxiety or she just did not want to deal with her because she found it too stressful that her routine was a little off track. I was potty training my daughter and we discussed it with her extensively. One day my daughter sneaked out of the pack and play and took off her diaper and pooped on her floor as she was not there to attend to her. When I went to pick her up that evening, Brandy literally shouted and yelled at me angrily complaining about how her floor was soiled, that too in front of another parent. Totally unethical and unprofessional. I was shocked at how someone can be so disrespectful and display such immaturity towards something that is expected of a child who is getting potty trained, especially when she herself was negligent. I deeply regret leaving my child with her for the time I did. I only wished I had known. It is unfortunate but she is emotionally not capable of taking care of herself, forget taking care of small children and running a daycare. Despite this bitter experience, I wish her and her family well and hope she gets some help.

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Owner Response
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Brandy M Jul 01, 2021
Hi, this family had brought their child to daycare sick. The above information is incorrect. The child was throwing up and had diaherreah. I had called the mom and said your child can not be here (the dad had dropped off), told the mom she was sick. It was over an hour when she picked up her child and told me she was not sick. The child did poop on the floor and I had changed her clothes and told the mom and sent the dirty clothes home. Another 2 parents and myself were present as I told her she is not welcome to come back if she is going to send her kid to care sick and then leave her for over an hour thinking it’s ok. There was no yelling and I had witnesses present. The above information is incorrect and I have proper documentation as we have cameras jn our home to prove. I love all the kids like they are my own and they are very well taken care of. I have excellent references and a very loving enviorment. All of the families I care for have been through siblings, friends, church members, etc.
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Kari Dec 11, 2018
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

If I could give Brandy 10 stars I would. She is absolutely AMAZING. She loves and care so much for her kiddos. Words cannot express how grateful we are to have found Brandy. From the minute my daughter see’s her she is so excited. She actually asks to go to Brandy’s house on the weekends. Brandy’s home is clean and warm and loving. Her child care program is very educational and active. She provides amazing meals and snacks that are all healthy. She knows just what these little kids need. We love her! 

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Melissa Sep 29, 2018
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

Our family can not say enough good things about Brandy. She is kind, patience, flexible, and professional. She makes sure the children stay busy, teaches them, works on manners, teeth brushing, crafts, reading, learning activities, etc. Her home is the cleanest home, even cleaner than our own, and she makes the children health meals, and we trust her. There is no one like her, we are so grateful to have found her.

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Jackie Sep 19, 2018
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

We absolutely LOVE Brandy. She is the BEST. She is patient, the children love her, and she is kind. She teachers the children curriculum, manners, and a little bit of sign language! Not to mention she is always communicating, sending photos of my children, what they are eating, how long they have napped, etc. She communicates all throughout the day, and is very interactive with the children. She offers date nights, sends emails about what the children are learning, where they are going etc. We could not be more pleased with her. She is a blessing to our family, we wish we would of found her a long time ago.

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Sara Aug 04, 2018
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

We found Brandy when after my maternity leave was up and I was able to go back to work. She watched our daughter from when she was 3 months old till 5 years old and occasionally over a school break or something we still use Brandy. She is amazing. She does a wonderful job with the children, and they all love her. My daughter never wanted to leave when it was time to come home. She teaches them educationally, send pictures, and updates us daily on how our daughter is doing. She cooks healthy meals and is very active with the children. She takes them to the library, park, open gym, etc. We love Brandy, her home and her family atmosphere. We will continue to use her over and over again. We feel blessed to have found her. We actually trust her with our daughter.

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Inna K. Aug 03, 2018
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

We have used Brandy for 2 years for our daughter. She has taught her so much from ABC's, colors, shapes, teeth brushing, sight words, as well as English since we taught her German from the time she was born. She always updates us on what she ate, her day, if she slept, and pictures during the day. Her home is very clean and she is reliable and flexible. We recommend her without a doubt.

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Sara C. Aug 02, 2018
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

Both of my children were in Brandy's care from the time I went back to work with my daughter after maternity leave. She is the best. She is so caring, loving, and reliable. She has taught both of our children educationally the ABC's, shapes, numbers, colors, how to write. She also does story time daily and I love her energy with the kids. She cooks healthy meals and is so active with the children. Her home is clean and they have a family environment. She gives updates everyday on the children and sends us pictures. We have always felt safe with Brandy and the care she provides. We would recommend her time and time again.

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Marina Jul 31, 2018
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

I have used Brandy as a daycare provider for a little more than a year. She watches my daughter for before and after school care and the occasional drop in as work schedules may vary. She is always very accommodating and willing to work with your schedule.
She helps with homework when they get back from school, and I always can count on an update from her to my daughter’s progress.
During non-school days, Brandy is always taking the kids to do fun activities and keeping them very active. She is fun and energetic, and the kids are always having a great time where ever they go.
We are very grateful for the love and care she provides and would highly recommend Brandy and her daycare services.

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Mandi Jul 31, 2018
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! We are so happy everyday that we found your daycare. You take such amazing care of our sons. You have showered them with hugs and cuddles since the day they arrived. Your attention to detail, creativity, suggestions (solid foods, toys, sleeping positions, Baby Einstein, and etc) and play environment are beyond what we could have hoped for. Your loving and caring home is the reason I feel comfortable being back at work. A day doesn't go by, that I don't sit at my desk and think the only reason I can be here and not at home is because I trust Hunter and Tanner are having a wonderful time, is safe and so well cared for. In our eyes, Brandi you are a masters at what you do! The combination of your professional and parenting experience placed in your unique home/daycare setting are a magical mix. We are so happy that we were able to get Hunter and Tanner in your program and keep her so close to our house. Thank you for all you have done for Hunter and Tanner!
I wanted to acknowledge the outstanding job you have done and the positive impact you have had on our life.
Once again - Thank you!

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Andrew Jul 27, 2018
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

Prior to hiring Brandy, we worked with three daycare providers and Brandy has been the best by far. With your children, she provides food, games, education opportunities, and a variety of exciting outings. Most importantly, she will love your kids to death (and they will love her because of it). For you (as parent/s), she is flexible, accommodating, fair, and honest. On multiple occasions Brandy has bailed us out as we try to navigate unexpected snags in our schedules. She is kind and loving with all her children and excellent at relaying behavioral issues your child might engage in while at daycare for you to handle at home. Having interviewed and worked with other daycare providers in Highlands Ranch, Brandy is unequivocally the best.

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Ashley Jul 26, 2018
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

Both of our sons have been with Brandy for 2-3 years now. She has accepted and loved them as if they are her own and we could not recommend her more.
Our boys have learned many great skills including potty training, tooth brushing, sharing as well as numbers and letters! While learning these skills has been amazing, the intangibles they have learned such as kindness, patience and positivity has been the greatest skills Brandy has given our boys.
Given we have young boys with lots of energy, it has been nice to have such an active daycare provider who is eager to get them outside to parks and burn some energy and enjoy the beautiful colorado weather.
I cannot say enough about Brandy and would highly recommend her to care for your littles. I promise they will be well cared for and very loved.

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