Our daughter was at Bluepumpkin for two years and loved it. It is an exceptionally stimulating, safe and nurturing environment. Indira loves and respects the children and puts her heart and soul into her work every single day. She continuously adjusts her programming to meet all developmental levels as well as individual needs. Our daughter was able to learn from the older children and given an opportunity to assist, nurture and model routines and expectations for her younger peers- important life skills that are more difficult to develop in day care settings with same-age groups. Indira’s emphasis on safety and the children’s well-being put us at ease right from the start. This peace of mind is priceless. Somehow, she gets the children to nap and eat their vegetables too. You'll be amazed how much your child learns, especially good manners. It’s impressive.
- HS HS
Our son Dhruv started daycare just after his first birthday at Blue Pumpkin. We were initially apprehensive of him starting so early, but Indira gave us confidence and comfort that she would be able to manage him. She helped him settle down quickly and got him onto a routine. One of the earliest changes we saw in Dhruv was that he began to fall asleep independently. This was a big achievement, given how hard we had tried to do this. He then learnt to interact with other kids- learning to share and care as well. Dhruv is an extremely active baby and requires a lot of attention. Indira has been very patient and caring. At the same time, she has also been disciplining him in a good way and we can see the changes in him. Given that it is a small group, the kids get quite friendly and feel like siblings. The various activities Indira organizes at daycare also help the kids develop their skills. Dhruv’s vocabulary continues to grow each day, enjoys listening to rhymes and reading stories. Blue Pumpkin is a well-run, clean and safe place, a home away from home literally and Indira is an experienced professional. Although our association was short (we needed to move from Montreal), we have had a nice experience and recommend the Blue Pumpkin daycare strongly. Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any questions. Divya and Kayur January-June 2019
Our son, Matteo,
has spent the past year at Blue Pumpkin Daycare under the care of Indira S.
Vithanage. We were anticipating a long process of adjusting to daycare, but it
took only a couple of days for Matteo to happily waltz through the doors. And
his happiness and excitement at starting his day at Blue Pumpkin has not
We chose to send
Matteo to Blue Pumpkin Daycare as we were impressed with Indira’s experience,
knowledge, and dedication to children. It is evident that Indira takes the time
and effort to teach the children as our son is constantly surprising us with
his language, physical skills, and the ability to relate to others. Matteo often
seems more mature than his age, which is a reflection of how Indira treats the
children – with kindness, fairness and respect. And the physical space, filled
with toys and activities, is a haven for children. Indira has mastered how to
keep children entertained in an educational and enjoyable way.
We always felt
reassured in knowing that our son was safe and happy while at daycare. The fact
that Blue Pumpkin is a home daycare means that the children are in the closest
environment to their own home. Indira treats the children (and parents) as
family members and that close relationship with an educator is not something
that you will find at any other daycare.
recommend Indira and the Blue Pumpkin Daycare and cannot say enough wonderful
things. It has been a pleasure to have our son at the daycare.
& Riccardo Falsiroli
Our second child is now spending every day with Indira and from the first time around, we know the benefits of a small, hands on education.
- J Moyal
We couldn’t be happier with BluePumpkin daycare, it is a warm and loving environment where the children feel right at home. They get the best care and most importantly a great balance of fun, free play and lessons.
My first son has gone to this daycare and he loves it a lot and now also he remembers Indira.
- A Current Client
Blue Pumpkin is a safe and loving environment which acts as an extension of our home. Its expertise allows each child individualized care. There is freedom to explore, create, learn and grow amongst peers while finding their footing in our world. Its philosophy and core values instill respect, discipline and a thirst for knowledge. I can say without a doubt that the development of my children has flourished as has my knowledge as a parent.
- Kathy Bailey
We have had our 2 kids John and Joseph at Blue Pumpkin since they were 12 months old. Indira is a fantastic Daycare Director and an Educator. The kids are thriving. There are very polite and well behaved is all thanks to the Educator. Every day kids get one on one attention which I like very much as a parent. We are very happy with our experience at Blue Pumpkin Daycare and highly recommend it! Blue Pumpkin is a safe and loving environment. My kids love going to the Blue pumpkin daycare every day even on the weekend. We want to go to school we miss teacher.
- Dr. Nancy, Dr. Robert
Our son, Matteo, has spent the past year at Blue Pumpkin Daycare. It took only a couple of days for Matteo to adjust to daycare and happily waltz through the doors. Indira clearly takes the time and effort to teach the children as our son is constantly surprising us with his language development, physical skills, good manners, and ability to relate to others. The fact that Blue Pumpkin is a home daycare means that the children are in the closest environment to their own home. Indira treats the children (and parents) as family members and that close relationship with an educator is not something that you will find at any other daycare in Montreal.
- Adrienne & Riccardo
We have had our son Taylor James Joseph Wiseman at Blue Pumpkin since he was 10 months old. Indira is a fantastic Daycare Director and an Educator. We feel he is safe with her, and he is thriving. Everywhere we go, he is polite and well behaved as a result of her guidance. He is ahead of his peers on reading and writing as well. Because it is a small daycare with a small group, our son receives one on one attention that he would not get in a CPE. We are very happy with our experience at Blue Pumpkin Daycare and highly recommend it! to everyone we know.
- Arianna Rabinovitch