Puddle Jumpers Childcare



Oak Hill Road, Shelburne, VT 05482 Visit Website | 802-985-5426 | puddlejumpersvt@yahoo.com


Parking: No

Puddle Jumpers is a Nationally Accredited 5 STAR home childcare program. They are open from 7:30 until 5:15, Monday through Friday. This program is play-based and child led. They believe in entering the children's world of play on their level, loving and supporting them, providing firm and clear boundaries, and getting messy through play!

Age ranges are from 10 weeks through fifth grade.


4 reviews
  • June 19, 2014
    "Being a teacher, I am incredibly reflective about the type of environment that I want to have my children in. It actually keeps me up at night, not unlike most parents I know. When I found Puddle Jumpers and Elsa Bosma, I could finally get a good night's sleep again. Not only did I find an environment where I knew my girls would be safe and well taken care of, I knew that I had found a place where my daughters would be challenged, loved and celebrated for who they are. Elsa creates an environment that is conducive to play and exploration. She lets children ask questions....no, wait...she INVITES children to ask questions, to take risks and to learn about their world. The children create the curriculum from how fast mud dries on an arm to what makes a superhero so incredible to how to mix every color in the rainbow. Never have my children said they don't want to be at school. Never have they said they are bored. They are happy. They are loved. They are deeply invested in their learning and as such are deeply invested in their world. I could not be happier with the choice we made for our family. Puddle Jumpers is incredible."
    - PipsMom
  • April 13, 2014
    "My son had the joy of being a Puddle Jumpers child for about 4 years! Elsa provides the best care, structured while letting kids just be kids learning through fun and laughter! I can not say enough about how good my experience was with Elsa and Puddle Jumpers! Elsa goes above and beyond to make sure the children are well cared for, the parents are well informed! Pictures, stories, memories I hold dear my sons time with Elsa!"
    - loribazz
  • April 5, 2014
    "Puddle Jumpers is a wonderful inhome daycare setting full of energy, creativity, and love. We are so grateful that our two sons are a part of Elsa's community. We switched our older son from a large center to Puddle Jumpers over a year ago and could not be happier. We get to see photographs and hear about their day regularly. Elsa knows how to let children be their best."
    - krodliff
  • March 27, 2014
    "Let me start by saying that the 5 star rating won't let me add more stars, but if I could I'd rate Elsa Puddle Jumpers 10 stars! So many incredible things to say about Elsa and Puddle Jumpers, where do I begin??? To me, the most important factor in my child's care is that he feels loved and wants to go everyday, and this is exactly what our experience has been like EVERY DAY since he first started at Puddle Jumpers. Elsa greets the kids with warmth and smiles every morning and really makes the kids and parents feel like family. The space is great and offers kids so many choices to explore, be creative, and have fun. What's more, Elsa totally gets all the kids who she cares for, and knows exactly how to bring out the best in each of them. One of the most amazing parts of the experience is that Elsa posts photos and videos of what the kids are doing so that during the day we get to see first hand how much they love being there. To me, seeing my child fully enjoying their day with someone who's making them feel loved is the next best thing if I can't be with him myself. It also gives me a chance each day to connect with my son and have him share about his day. Elsa also brings in lots of educational experiences for the kids, and has a huge outdoor play space. The kids get to go outside all the time, too, in all types of weather which they LOVE. I know I'm missing a million other wonderful things Elsa does, but bottom line she is amazing. I can't think of a single thing I'd change, and my wife and I feel so lucky to have had our son at Puddle Jumpers."
    - dbairdvt

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