Inspired by the Waldorf natural play-based learning philosophy, The Birds Nest envisions children as active navigators of their own learning. We foster experimentation, independence, a sense of wonder & discovery. We let kids’ minds soar & allow them to discover who they are going to be on their own, as opposed to pushing them through predefined lessons.
Why The Birds Nest
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We love the Bird’s Nest.
The teachers are very kind and attentive, and skilled at creating a smooth transition at drop off time, especially if your child is experiencing a rough start to their morning- which can happen to even the most excited little student. We feel very lucky to have found the Bird’s Nest, and would highly recommend it to anyone seeking childcare.
I love The Birds Nest! M has been here since she was 9 months old. I appreciate communication from the teachers. I know she is being loved and cared for when she's there. The staff has always felt patient and kind. I really appreciate the willingness and flexibility to adapt with M's schedule as things have come up. Bump days are awesome! I so appreciate more than words how great it is that her spot is saved over the summer months without charge. I love that she is working on things developmentally appropriate for her.
We absolutely love TBN and would recommend it to any parent seeking care for their children in the valley. Our daughter has been in two of the village classrooms. She expresses joy in being at school when she is dropped off and begs to go to school on days when she is under the weather and at home. The teachers are kind and caring, and Corinne is always very communicative. Five stars!
We love not having to bring food, diapering supplies and bedding. We enjoy the small class size. We love the curriculum and opportunities for being outside. We enjoy the online/app updates and payment system. We enjoyed the staff and other families.
We appreciate how much you and the center have advocated for childcare options and solutions in the Flathead.
I just enrolled my little one. The owner Corinne Kuntz is really nice and helpful, she responded to my texts and questions quickly. The teachers are friendly, take good care of Leo and spend lots of time outside to enjoy fresh air. They send updates about my boys activities in real time. Very satisfy with the The Birds Nest!
My experiences with the Birds Nest have been amazing! Ever since I started my son there I have been extremely impressed with the communication and trust with all of the teachers and staff. My son has been there for almost 2 years now and I feel that he has learned so much. Before he could talk I was surprised that he started to learn some sign language from his time there and we started to use that at home, it was very fun. Being a first time mom I felt like I could ask the teachers questions about how they handle certain things to help me at home as well, like sleeping tips and starting solids. It made me feel more confident as a mom and to try new things that I would see him do at daycare.
We love The Birds Nest! Our child was an infant when we joined and we have always felt so comfortable leaving them with such competent and caring providers. It is so nice to not have to worry about providing diapers, snacks, or meals. Corinne and all the staff are excellent communicators. All in all, we have been so impressed by The Birds Nest. Highly recommend!
I started my second born when she was just 3 months old and felt it was a very great transition for me. They were very flexible with starting one day a week and moving to more days slowly as I felt comfortable. The staff in the nursery were amazing and kept me updated all the time on how things were going through the day. It is hard to let someone else take care of your newborn, but I felt very confident that she was in good hands.
I really appreciate that both my kids are in the same place surrounded by all the same teachers that show them so much love! It is so fun to have everyone see them grow and develop little personalities. I feel that my kids are better because of their experiences with the Birds Nest and I will always be grateful for the things they have learned there.
As a parent, there are always concerns about leaving your child under the care of someone else, but Corinne and all the amazing staff at The Birds Nest quickly put our minds at ease. They truly care about your child and look forward to seeing them, spending time with them, and helping them grow and learn. We feel extremely lucky and blessed to have found such a wonderful place for our daughter to attend and we feel her life is positively influenced by the atmosphere they provide.