Sanyucta Chakravarty - HR [ Forbes Marshall ]
These are some verbatim collated from parents
The creche has been well received by the members, especially by those who have enrolled their children in it. Roopali Pachpande, whose 13-month-old daughter Disha is part of the creche, says “I used to leave Disha with my mother-in-law or sister-in-law and never got to see her the whole day. Now I drop her every day, wait for 10-15 minutes till she settles down and then leave. I am also at peace knowing that I can visit her whenever I want to.”
She praises the teachers and helpers at the creche and says that the fixed routine helps her daughter form good habits. “The helpers also have a diary where they write down the time that she sleeps and wakes up. She has become attached to them very fast and loves going to the creche every day. She has also learnt how to kick a ball and close her eyes and meditate.”
Amruta Pathak, whose daughter Manasvi is one-and-a-half-years-old, agrees. “This is such a good idea. The maushis are so helpful and the creche so neat and clean. I used to leave my daughter with my mother earlier and she would sometimes go to her native place, which is two hours away from Pune. Here my daughter is next to me and safe, and I can always be there in 5 minutes in the event of an emergency.”
Aditi Mutalik says that her daughter was initially in a creche that was run by a lady at her house. “This creche is professionally run and the teacher and helpers are very proactive. My son Arnav was a little unwell and they gave him warm water and checked his temperature. My mind was at ease knowing that my child was in safe hands.”
She goes on to say that, “Arnav loves it here. They show him videos on sports, and discuss cricket and play badminton with him. Being the eldest child in the creche (Arnav is 5 years old), Arnav has become more responsible and takes care of the other children in the creche as well. He helps the teacher put back the toys in place. One day I asked him why he hadn’t done his homework, to which he replied that he was busy looking after the other children and did not have time!”
The teachers and mushi’s are doing a very good job.