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Sept 2011 - Recommending In-Home Infant Daycare

posted Apr 9, 2012, 7:31 PM by Yasmeen Catoline   [ updated Apr 9, 2012, 7:32 PM ]

I am writing to highly recommend ''The Bunny Hutch'' in
Berkeley for exceptional in-home infant daycare. My
daughter attended The Bunny Hutch from 8 mos old until 2
years old, when she graduated to another program. Yasmeen
and her assistant, Lai were incredible ''other mothers'' to
my daughter. Returning to work full time with an infant
was a daunting task, but Yasmeen and Lai provided such
loving, attentive care to my daughter that I always felt
at peace when I was away. The Bunny Hutch is a small, home
based daycare with 4 babies and 2 adults. I felt such
comfort knowing that my daughter was receiving such
intimate hands-on care. Once the babies begin eating solid
foods, Yasmeen and Lai cook incredible meals for the
babies every day (veggies, baked tofu, pasta, fruit). The
Bunny Hutch currently has an opening for an infant age 4-7
months. I HIGHLY recommend it for anyone wanting to ensure
the most loving home away from home. Contact me, Carey, at 510-316-2534.

June 2010 - Individual attention and care...

posted Jul 27, 2010, 9:32 PM by Yasmeen Catoline   [ updated Apr 9, 2012, 7:27 PM ]

Recommendation for the Bunny Hutch in Berkeley!


I highly recommend the Bunny Hutch, owned by Yasmeen Catoline.  Our daughter started with Yasmeen full-time when my husband and I went back to work when she was 5 mo.  Yasmeen provides a loving, safe and stimulating environment - babies and toddlers get a ton of individual attention and care.  If we did it again, our second would go to the Bunny Hutch too!


Contact: Marytkaram@hotmail.com

Heartily Recommends... - March 2010

posted Mar 23, 2010, 10:41 AM by Yasmeen Catoline   [ updated Apr 9, 2012, 7:26 PM ]

Our family heartily recommends Yasmeen's Bunny Hutch, a small family
daycare based out of Yasmeen's home in Central Berkeley. The Bunny
Hutch has been in business for more than 9 years, and the sons of both
Yasmeen and her assistant Lai have been Bunny Hutch babies. They
have provided loving care to our daughter from the time she turned 2
months old through her graduation to preschool early next month. We
have always felt confident in the high level of responsibility, affection, and
care shown to all the infants in the B.H. by both Yasmeen and Lai. The
warm and loving atmosphere has fostered a close-knit group of children
and families. Since the time the babies transitioned from jar foods,
Yasmeen has provided them with warm meals and snacks throughout
their day. Yasmeen was a great help to us in getting our bearings as new
parents, directing us to many resources in the community. She will be very
missed by our family. Feel free to contact me with any questions or
Yasmeen directly: yazg@sbcglobal.net or yasmeen.c@gmail.com or 510-548-0716
Contact: Nancy we2balihoo@yahoo.com

More Reviews

posted Feb 23, 2010, 2:49 PM by Yasmeen Catoline   [ updated Feb 24, 2010, 10:30 PM ]

August 2008

Yasmeen and her family at the Bunny Hutch cared for my son for the last year. She has shown him love and affection and a safe and comfortable place to grow and learn.  Her approach to childcare has allowed my child to develop his skills in a nurturing environment.  She pays great attention to each child's needs and has been a wonderful support to me, as his mother, helping me feel connected and involved while I have been working full time.  I have been able to leave my son knowing he is in the best care.  I would highly recommend The Bunny Hutch.


katydb at yahoo.com; 415 690 9837

July 2008

Yasmeen. Thank you for taking such good care of our daughter.  She has loved her stay at the Bunny Hutch. We will miss you!

Anthony & Kappy


Archived Reviews

posted Feb 23, 2010, 2:43 PM by Yasmeen Catoline   [ updated Feb 24, 2010, 10:32 PM ]

September 2005

I want to highly recommend Yasmeen's Bunny Hutch where spaces are available for infants in her Berkeley home. Yasmeen is energetic, loving, nurturing, reliable, and has created a safe and fun environment with 2 rooms devoted to the kids. She was wonderful with both our kids and the families who have been in her care keep in touch.

The following contains some specifics. Please only contact her if you meet the age criteria, as she is interested in having the children learn and grow together. She also takes the kids on walks, to parks, and to age specific classes at gyms, activity centers and Music Together.

* 3-12 months of age
* Full and part-time available (3-5 days a week)
* State Licensed
* Infant First Aid and CPR Certified
* Healthy meals/snacks provided

Contract agreements, payment receipts, and daily reports are included. Call Yasmeen at 510-548-0716 or yazg at sbcglobal.net

Krista  - (510) 655-8168

August 2005 

I would like to wholeheartedly recommend Yasmeen’s daycare for babies and toddlers. My daughter, Laura, was in her care from the age of three months till she was two (Sep ’03 to May ’05). I have visited other family daycares and Yasmeen’s is definitely exceptional. She only takes two or three children, so she can provide all the attention babies and toddlers need. She tries to take babies of similar ages, so they can grow up together. My daughter became very attached to both Yasmeen and her playmates and we were all very sad when it was time to leave. 

While Laura was still a baby, Yasmeen had the magic touch with her that few other people had. For one, Laura took better naps at daycare then at home. Yasmeen was also one of the few people that managed to get Laura to take a bottle. Then during the toddler years, Yasmeen took Laura and the other children on outings to the zoo, Babygym and music classes. In her care, my little baby who cried each time a stranger approached her blossomed into outgoing little girl really ready for the big adventure of preschool. You could not ask for better place for your baby or toddler. 

If you have questions or would like to talk to me personally, feel free to contact me. We moved out of state, but I’ll be always happy to talk to you about Yasmeen and how happy we were with her. 

Györgyi C

telephone: (734) 222-9448; work phone: (734) 764-3412

May 2003

Our present home daycare, Yasmeen's Bunny Hutch, in Berkeley, will have an opening for a 3-5 month old beginning mid/late June and two more openings late summer/fall. Our daughter started with Yasmeen at 4 months old and will be 'graduating' to preschool this fall. Yasmeen is incredible! She provides a loving, nurturing and stimulating environment for every stage from young infant to rambunctious toddler. She's very responsive to all my concerns. My daughter loves her dearly and always looks forward to her days with Yasmeen and her friends. They often go on outings to parks and the Y. Yasmeen is very organized, resourceful, environment and health conscious. Her home is safe and sunny and she is state licensed. I could go on and on! She's open 8:30-5:30 and would like someone 3-5 days/week.

You can contact me, Diana, at (650) 631-4324 for more info or you can contact Yasmeen directly at yazg at sbscglobal.net or (510)548-0716

Bunny Blog

posted Nov 9, 2009, 10:59 AM by Yasmeen Catoline   [ updated Feb 23, 2010, 4:04 PM ]

Welcome to new website for The Bunny Hutch!!!!


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