Welcome to Lilypads School House

Lilypads School House is a quality home-based daycare located at 400 Main Street, Chatham, New Jersey. It is the only home-based child care that enrolls infants as well as up to pre-school age in the Chatham’s. Lilypads School House has had much success in working with the infant population and the infants have then remained throughout their pre-school years at Lilypads School House. This has provided a natural base of customers for longer periods of time and less turnover of children, which has been beneficial to both the provider and the children. Lilypads is the only home-based daycare that opens Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.Since home-style daycare programs are usually conducted in a home, the environment naturally tends to be informal and comfortable.  When teachers and children are comfortable in their environment, it encourages close relationships among the children, between the children and the teacher, between the parents and the teacher, and between the parents themselves; much like an extended family.

The low adult-to-child ratio also allows the teacher to observe each of the children in his/her care and more easily identify individual needs and learning opportunities in order to customize the curriculum when needed.  This means that children are more likely to get individualized, one-on-one attention.