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PHONE: (973) 748-1984

314 North Broad Street

Bloomfield, NJ 07003

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Posted December 11, 2013

The Olive Tree is wonderful! My little one, age two has been attending the Olive Tree for the past nine months and I have found the daycare to be exceptional. Upon entering the building each morning I am always greeted by the staff with kind words and upon pick up I am told by his teacher how his day went, including the meal he consumed. I also like that if the child does not like a particular meal being served that an alternative is always offered. The staff work well with the children and I love that there is an academic based curriculum based upon the child's age, which means at age two my son is learning a great deal, which I feel separate the Olive Tree from other childcare's in the area that merely babysit. Parents I encourage you to seek out Olive Tree if you are in need of child care services, I believe you will be glad that you did.
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Posted November 7, 2013

HORRIBLE.....Please make sure you do your research when sending your children to daycare. I would not recommend this daycare at all, first off the staff is not attentive and not at all friendly with parents or children. My child attended this daycare less than three months and I had to pull him out. One day I arrived to pick my child up and found him left outside alone, with no supervision thankfully I got there when I did. This is negligence on their behalf. When I spoke with the director about this incident wondering how my 2 year old child was left outside her response was I needed to find a new daycare because my child wanders and walks off, which every normal and curious 2 year old does. She was very apathetic towards my child being left outside for god knows how long. No Child should never be left alone, which also leads to the staff not having the proper credentials which I later found out after pulling him out from the department of licensing. Please BEWARE do not send your child here.
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Posted October 24, 2013

I was looking for a school for my little one...Like someone said, I was able to go in as someone walked out and left the door opening. I met the director and she seemed a little hard to read. I saw a man watching tv with little girls and I didn't like that at I went home and was feeling uneasy about the whole thing. I called and asked how many males are there and was told 3. What worried me was that they change diapers. If that is not sickening then I don't know...
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Posted October 5, 2013

I went to visit and was not pleased. The outside play area is very nice & the facility itself is clean and spacious.The door was unlocked and I was able to walk in freely. I met the director and she told me to wait in a room with a TV, which she turned off and escorted the class outside. As I was waiting a teacher was yelling and yanked a little boy up the steps and he began to cry. My tour began as lunch was being served. We visited the kitchen or lunch area where the infants and toddlers eat. It was pretty clean. We left and walked down the corridor. As I turned and looked back into the kitchen, one of the teachers fed the baby with a plastic spoon and then ate some herself with the same spoon. She saw me looking and made one of those 'i just got caught' faces. The boys and girls are brought to the bathroom at the same time. The bathroom door is left open so the teacher can take the boys then the girls, but they can see each other anyway. When I walked by all of the boys were standing in a line with their pants down as the girls were looking in. The class came in from outside and were instructed to watch Elmo. There were three teachers that did not look nor sound friendly.
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