Although I'm not their mother, I care for them each day.
I cuddle, sing, and read to them and watch them as they play.
I see each new accomplishment, I help them grow and learn.
I understand their language, I listen with concern.
They come to me for comfort, and I kiss away their tears.
They proudly show their work to me, I give the loudest cheers!
No, I am not their mother, but my role is just as strong.
I nurture them and keep them safe, though maybe not for long.
I know someday the time will come when we will have to part,
but I know each child I cared for,
- Author Unknown -

Childcare Parent

"My kids loved it at Cathy's! They have been home with me for months now and my daughter still often mentions how she wants to go play at Cathys Highly recommend!"

Lindsay June 2018

"Highly recommend Catherine she has been a caregiver for over 15years, a more dedicated and caring person you would not find to look after your little ones. She puts her heart and soul into providing each and every child in her care the love and care of home away from home."

Debbie June 2018


"My child has been at Catherine Harrison-Forbes daycare since she was 6 months she is now 2 1/2. My child enjoys going to daycare everyday. Cathy takes the kids outside to play, to play group with the school and to the park. She always gives the kids healthy lunches and snacks. I have always been informed by her if another child is sick. She does special arts and crafts with the kids for special occasions. I trust Cathy with my child and I would 100% recommend anyone to her. Her daycare is very welcoming, educational and safe! Thank you for taking such excellent care of my child!"

Angel August 2018


"I have sent two of my children to Feels Like Home Childcare, and will have no problem sending my third child there as well. Cathy runs a safe, fun and interactive daycare that my kids love. Even 4 years later my oldest child still runs up and hugs her when we meet. Cathy provides nutritious meals, arts and crafts, outings to playgroups and lots of structured and unstructured play time. Every holiday the kids came home with a wonderful craft often wrapped for us to open with them. I have always felt that she provides a loving place and I have never worried about leaving my kids with her. I highly recommend Feels Like Home Childcare for anybody looking for childcare. "

Eleanor Pike-Nurse August 2016


"Cathy is great. It's the only daycare I ever put my son in and he absolutely loved it. He never made a fuss when dropped off and Cathy really worked with us and our crazy work schedules to ensure there was always space for our little guy. "

Kathleen August 2016



"Our son has been going to Cathy for just over 6 months now. Everyday he gets really excited as soon as we pull up to her house. He has been learning new things everyday and I would highly recommend her to anyone."

Chantel  August 2016

"My son Rhys has been going to Feels Like Home Childcare since he was 1 year old. He had to leave last September to start a new adventure in Junior Kindergarten. He was sad to go and through out the year asked if we were going to Cathy's. Luckily we were fortunate to get him in for PA Days and March Break. He was also very excited to be able to go back for Summer Holidays. He has a book share incentive to reward his progress and takes some of his books to share with Cathy. Cathy even had the idea knowing how much he loves books that at almost 5 years old is reading level 2 and some 3 he took it and ran. She even messaged me to find out if super hero books were something he was interested in. He still wants to visit when school starts and I have loved having Cathy as a very important part of our lives, taking care of the one person I care the most about. She has worked with us, informed us of things she has noticed medically and shared his day with us through pictures and videos. Feeling included made going back to work easier, as we felt didn't miss anything important."

Carie August 2016


"I have known Cathy since our daughters were in Grade school together. Back then my daughter went to her as an occasional drop in, as did my son several years later. Cathy provides exceptional care, and great value too! She is very passionate and always strives to bring out the best in every child. Through group activities and one on one, no one is ever left out. I love seeing all the crafts she displays, and the kids always loved going back! Two words... She's Awesome!"

Caroline Aug 2016

"Our son has been with Cathy full-time for about a year now. He is always happy at the end of the day and excited to go back. Cathy provides fun and educational activities and is warm and caring towards the children. We highly recommend her to anyone needing childcare."


Julie  July 2016

"My son has been to Cathy's for before and after school care and PA days for the last several months. He absolutely loves going there and looked forward to it every day he went, so I knew he was in good hands! Cathy's entire family is very welcoming and make the kids in her care feel like part of the family. Cathy was able to work with my hours that changed almost every week and was willing to accommodate what I needed every single time. I won't hesitate to have my son go back any time I need daycare in the future!"

Ashleigh  May 23, 2013

"Cathy has been caring for our son since he was seven months old. With her, he has learned to crawl, stand, and cruise around. He has also popped out four teeth. During this entire time, he has always comes home happy and stimulated. Since day one we have had no doubt about the amazing care he has been receiving. Our son always greets Cathy and the other children with excitement and warmed to them immediately. The art projects and group outings add a special touch that makes her place feel like an extension of our own home and loving care. She has very open communication and is extremely organized, but is still flexible and understanding. Having Cathy care for our son has been nothing but a positive experience. If we didn't have to move to another city, we would absolutely continued with her until our son was ready for school. Moreover, we will miss her daughter Rachel who is one of the most responsible and conscientious babysitters we have ever had. If you have any other questions, feel free to call myself, Ylisa Ebert, or my husband, Ernie Ebert at 6137701369, and we would be happy to tell you more about our time with Cathy."

May 15, 2013 

"My son started going to Cathy's in November when I returned to work after maternity leave. From our first visit my son has loved going to Cathy's, no tears, waves goodbye and sometimes needs a nap when we get home after a busy day. He has big smiles when we pick him up and tries to tell us about his day, I cannot wait until he knows more words because it sounds like he has a great time. I cannot say enough about how much Cathy and her family mean to us, I have no concerns while he is there and know he will have the best care and a great adventure."

Carie  May 3,2013

"My son went to Cathy for 2 and a half years. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for quality childcare. My son always enjoyed going to Cathy's and loved his days there. There were always activities and crafts that my son brought home. Cathy provided a warm, welcoming and loving place for my son."

Eleanor May 2, 2013 

"Cathy has been taking care of my son for almost a year. I was fearful putting Kane in daycare due to his autism. Doctors suggested I look for respite care and that possibly being exposed to other children on a regular basis might help him progress. This in fact did happen. Kane has been in Cathy's care for almost a year, he now has an extensive vocabulary, sings, dances, mimics actions & interacts with the other children. Kane thoroughly enjoys his time with Cathy & the other children. I am so thankful to have Cathy & her family in Kane's life."

Candace May 1, 2013

"I have been bringing my son, who is now 7.5 months old, to Cathy for the last few months (2-3 times a week) using her occasional drop-in care. The experience has been a very positive one, especially because she is so experienced with children and has a very relaxed approach to her childcare. He is a fussy little guy and hasn’t done very well with other childcare givers but he almost immediately warmed to Cathy and enjoys his visits there. She does a fantastic job of getting him down for a nap and feeding him all his food. I trust her to care for him and it’s been very pleasant interacting with Cathy, as well. Her availability for drop-ins has also been fantastic. She’s even helped me out several times last minute. She’s a wonderful lady and an even better childcare provider. I definitely recommend her daycare."

"I have known Cathy for short period of time and I already know that she is a very good person. As a parent you know if your children are enjoying and wanting to go back to daycare when the child care provider is awesome with them and that person is Cathy. I know she is very sweet with my daughter because she is always talking to me about all the activities she does and the rest of the children. My daughter is 3 and has being there for a couple of months and is learning a lot with Cathy. Learning lots more of songs she didn't know, learning how to share with others, colors, animals, shapes and not to forget to use the words to speak up with others, the big thing I do admire about Cathy is that she takes her time to teach them the potty training that is a hard thing for parents to teach if there not always there during the day with them and Cathy does it even if she has other children.  I am really happy for that because helps me to save on diapers and time when I am home with my daughter as I do have an 8 months old at home too that I am busy with. This is the best place to come for your children because on days Cathy takes her time and brings them on outing and children never get bored or even miss their parents with all the fun things they do everyday. She enjoys a lot her days and is always asking me to go to Cathy's even on days she doesn't have care. Is technically her second home to her.
Overall, I would definitely recommend Cathy as a child care provider for any family in need of day care services. With her background experience and strong abilities to connect with children, she can definitely offer everything a family would be looking for a provider."

Best Regards

Joyce and Max

July 2012

"Cathy was a wonderful caregiver to our 2 boys. One had previously been in a daycare and the youngest was new to being away from us when they started going to Cathy's. She made the transition easy and painless for both the boys and for us. Cathy was always teaching the kids new songs and games and taking them on outings, when we picked the kids up at the end of the day, they were always full of new things to tell us and loved to show off their new skills and art work. Both of our children bonded well with Cathy, her husband and their children. She has a great location where she is on a quiet cul-de-sac and can take the kids out to play on bikes or in her fenced backyard full of cool toys. Cathy provided an open dialogue with us right away about how our children behave or if there was anything we wanted her to help us teach them. Cathy helped our youngest walk and our oldest potty train. She was great with the kids, while still being patient and firm. We would highly recommend Cathy to anyone!"


Crystal and Dave Parent  March 2012


"I am so happy to hear she had a good week, she hasn't stop talking about it! And how much fun she has, she definitely looks forward to going to your home, as parents that makes us so happy! "


January 2012


"Cathy has been looking after our daughter since she was 8 months old, she is now 3. For our daughter, daycare is her second home. She still gets excited about "going to Cathy's"!  Not only is daycare like home it is also a place were she learns and experiences new things everyday. We could not be more pleased with the care that she receives and would be happy to recommend Cathy to anyone."


Lindsay and Adam July 2011

"To whom it may concern,

I have known Cathy for the past 7 years in the capacity of caregiver.
Cathy likes to use the Early Years Centre at 380. Bagot Street and it has wonderful programming for children under the ages of 6 years old.

This lady has lots of energy with the children in her charge and is constantly overseeing the activities that they participate in.
She is patient, kind and loving and yet keeps the children well disciplined and this results in happy children.
At snack time Cathy always has a variety of nutritious snacks and makes sure the children's hygiene is good around the table.
Cathy is a good driver and enjoys taking the children in her care out of her home for activities.

She is very aware of including all aspects of development in children and enjoys fostering them all: creative, physical, cognitive,social and emotional.
I would be happy for Cathy to take care of a child of mine and would not have any concerns."
Sincerely, Ioene Davidson E.C.E.

 February 2nd 2010

"To whom it may concern.

I would highly recommend Cathy Forbes as a caregiver.
We were very happy with her service while she looked after our daughter Ruby for 5 years.
Cathy has always been dependable and continues to look after Ruby when the need arises.
She provides a comfortable and safe home environment for all of the children in her care.
Ruby has also established close ties with Cathy's children during her time there.
Feel free to contact me for any further information or references.

Irena Barratt

February 4, 2010

"Cathy has become part of our family after taking such great care of our 2 year old boy. Our son always loved to get up in the morning knowing that he would have a great time at Cathys and received much love from her.

Cathy was very flexible with her hours for us working parents. We were very impressed with her quality of care she provided to our son. Our son has learned many new songs, activities and enjoyed his time on their adventure to playgroup as Cathy routinely brought him to a local place in town. I always knew that our son was well taken care of while I was at work.

I highly recommend this daycare service that Cathy provides. She is amazing with the children and we will definitely be sending our "soon to be" second child in a years time.

If you have any questions or would like a reference letter, I would be more than happy to provide one."



Jan 27, 2010 

"Our child looks forward to his days at Cathy's. When we pick him up he is always proud to show us his art project of the day. As parent's, we head off to work confident that our child is well cared for. We respect Cathy's parenting abilities and find her to be a mature, reliable, caring, flexible, and down-to-earth individual. We are happy to have found a provider like Cathy!"

Anne and Michael

written January 22, 2010

"Cathy has been caring for our 12 month old daughter for only a few weeks now but we are so happy with how she has adjusted. Cathy was very flexible the first week while we introduced our daughter to her and the other children and provided great feedback on her adjustment. Cathy was also very understanding and supportive to us as we left our daughter for the first time. We were very touched when Cathy celebrated our daughter’s 1^st birthday after she had only been in her care for four days! We are confident that our daughter is getting great care and recommend Cathy to other families looking for care."

Shelley and Scott

written January 23, 2010

"Cathy asked me if I would be a reference for her regarding daycare. Cathy has had the care of my 16 month old daughter since March 17 2008, and although that is a short time, it has been long enough for me to feel comfortable leaving Amelia (my daughter) in her care. Amelia is a shy child who has never really been in daycare before, and it amazed me at how quickly she became comfortable with being dropped off with Cathy. Cathy has asked many questions about Amelia’s schedule and eating preferences so she can offer the same during the week and make sure that Amelia is as happy as possible. Cathy is also very active with the kids and takes them to playgroups and does crafts with them, and once the weather is a bit better, will be taking them outside to play in the backyard."

written and care provided in 2008

"I have known Cathy Forbes for the last 2 1/2 yrs, the first year she was my sons child care provider, and then I decided to stay home and did not need her services anymore. Since my son stopped going we have maintained our friendship in which we started while my son was in her care. Cathy is a honest, trustworthy person who has extreme patience and I have absolutely no problem referring her for child care. On a weekly basis I see Cathy with her kids and she does alot for them and the parents, she treats all her kids as if they were her own."


April 6, 2008