Valerie (USA) schreibt:
"We had our daughter, Jane, enrolled in Shoma Bhuruth's English language nursery from September, 2005 through July, 2006. My husband is a university professor in the States who took his sabbatical in München, and I am a writer who works from her home office. We wanted regular part-time childcare, and Jane was at "Little Dodos" every weekday fromnine in the morning until early afternoon.
This nursery was the first time we had our daughter cared for outside the home, and I cannot imagine a better experience than the one we had with Shoma. The nursery is pleasant and filled with attractive, educational toys for the children to play with. They are fed nourishing foods. When possible, she takes them on adventures outside, and there were occasions
when Shoma personally dropped Jane off at my apartment (a 20 minute U-Bahn ride), because she knew I was ill or very busy that day. She was extremely flexible with the schedule when she could be, accomodating not just our family but other families as well. She was willing to listen to my concerns and offer her opinion and advice. She frequently emailed parents digital photos she had taken that day of our children, which was very considerate. And when we left Germany, Shoma presented us with a beautiful scrapbook of photos so that Jane could always remember the time
she spent there.
The best thing is I felt that Jane was going into a kind of surrogate family setting. Sometimes Stefan, Shoma's husband, would be around to read books to and play with the kids as well, and Jane would have breakfast with the two of them when she first arrived in the morning.
Our daughter grew to love both Shoma and Steve; the other day, she spoke with them on the phone. My husband and I have come to think of them as friends. I hope we will always stay in touch and have made them a standing invitation to visit us in the States.
Shoma has my strongest possible recommendation. Her nursery is a great place for native English speaking families and Germans who want their children to learn English as soon as possible. But it is also an all around wonderful place for children to be nurtured and cared for."
Debbie (USA) schreibt:
We love Shoma! I can highly recommend Shoma and her home for nurturing, friendly, clean, healthy and fun child care.
Coming from the U.S., I wanted to find a sitter who spoke English and German, and couldn't have gotten a better person. My son always enjoyed going to her home, and most of the time told me he didn't want to leave when I came to pick him up.
She is creative, energetic and wise, and genuinely enjoys her role as child minder and care giver.
As a mother of three, I have seen many different child care facilities and met with numerous care givers. Shoma is at the top of the list. Although he is now in kindergarten, my son still asks if he can go to Shoma's house!
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