6560 Bridget Dr, Anchorage, AK | Directions 9950261.161089 -149.949521
Neighborhoods: Sand Lake
We were charged an $850 non-refundable fee to hold the 8th and final space for our 16 mo old child. We were also told that there would be two other children our child's age attending the day care. When we arrived the first day, there were only three children ages 6 mo, and 3+ yrs. We never would have agreed to pay the $850 fee if we knew there were 5 spaces available. Furthermore, we would not have decided on this school if we knew there were no children our child's age to interact with. In short, we felt misled.
Although Bambinos appears to be safe and clean, it is in a cramped basement and children are not given access to play outdoors. I repeatedly left my crying child to the sounds of the owner "shushing" him. He absolutely hated his time at Bambinos, which I honestly think is a result of the strict, cramped environment overseen by an owner who is not able to provide the attention and support a 6 mo, 16 mo, and two 3 year old children require. To the owner's credit, after 11 days she did inform us that our child was unhappy, did not eat, and was scared of her and that we should consider other options. Okay, I realize that every parent thinks their kid is perfect, but I have NEVER seen my child scared of anyone or anything, and I don't want to think what the owner did to scare him.
The icing on the cake was that the owner told us we needed to pay $80 / day x 11 days = $880, $30 more than the monthly fee. In total, we paid $850 space holding fee + $50 registration fee + $880 daily fee ($1780) for 11 days of below average child care. Yes, it is a lot of hard-earned money, but we are very happy our child did not spend a day more at Bambinos.
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