Happy Bunnies Child Care in Austin
Welcome to Happy Bunnies Child Care School – purpose-built Austin child care in Oak Hill. It’s a happy place for happy children!
This preschool was formerly known as Child’s Way Creative Learning Center and operated under that name from 1993. In 2018, it was taken over by Magdalena MacLeod and renamed Happy Bunnies Child Care School.
This is more than just Austin daycare. We follow the well-proven British curriculum, which establishes high-quality preschool education for all ages babies to pre K.
And yet, it’s a lot more affordable than you might imagine.
You get Director Magdalena MacLeod’s years of experience with this learning system.
It’s something unique, something no other preschool in Texas can match.
Beyond Austin Daycare:
Kids that start at Happy Bunnies Austin child care excel at elementary schools later on.
See What Parents Say About Our Austin Child Care Programs…
We have had our child at Happy Bunnies for 18 months. We've been extremely satisfied with the care and instruction she's received.
Owner Magdalena is very educated in early childhood development. She's also been accommodating with our schedule, and with classroom placement for our daughter. We like that the kids spend a fair amount of time playing outside weather permitting. Our daughter loves her teacher and classmates and will miss Miss May.
Among other teachers, Miss Elle, Miss Natalie and Miss Alina, have been kind and helpful. So many parents in South Austin/Oak Hill/DS area looking for good childcare or MDO-style daycare - this is a good option for you!
We would recommend Happy Bunnies to any of our friends.
I cannot say enough good things about the team at Happy Bunnies. As a first time mom, dropping off my 3 month old for the first time was the scariest moment of my life. The regular updates and the loving care she gets at Happy Bunnies have made these 6 months with them (my daughter is now 9 months old) a dream. There is nothing better than knowing I am leaving her with people who care!
Our children are at Happy Bunnies and we are thrilled with their level of care. The teachers communicate daily and send us pictures regularly of them doing activities throughout the day.
We love the play based mentality and that they allow children to explore their interest. I appreciate most that when I leave them there, the teachers will love my children and do best by them as I would. We would highly recommend this daycare facility!
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Get the star treatment. School Director Magdalena MacLeod would love
to show you Happy Bunnies Austin child care facilities in person.
More than just day care, here you find high-quality child care programs designed to help your child develop and grow.
Happy Bunnies Child Care School in West Austin's Oak Hill
Homey, Welcoming Rooms – Family Run
We have several rooms, each with a unique atmosphere. You will appreciate our loving environment – our early learning center is family run and operated.
Rather than dealing with hired hands at a chain, you’re in the care of the owner-director, someone with decades of experience.
(Just read some of the parent reviews on this page!)
When the sun is shining, there’s a lovely, large playground and play area outside. Once or twice a year, Magdalena organizes field trips for the school. We even have a little plot where the children can plant their own flowers and vegetables.
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Claim Your Free Starter Session Right Now
Places are going fast. Certain days and age groups at this Austin child care center already have a waiting list. Reserve your high-quality child care now.
We offer you a free starter session for your child at a date that’s right for them and you.
The first step is to book a meeting with Magdalena.
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Our school child care program gets top reviews on all social media – the highest rating of all Austin Childcare providers.
Here’s what parents are saying about our family daycare.
Common Parent Questions
How much is daycare in Austin, TX?
How many hours can a child be in daycare in Texas?
We provide full-time care for kids from Monday to Friday, from 7 am to 6 pm. You can choose from 2, 3, or 5 days per week.
If you want full-time care, we have you covered, but you can book just half-days too.
See all the options on Austin child care with actual rates here.
What protections do you have in place for Coronavirus/COVID-19?
This is a difficult time for many people and, as an essential service provider, we decided to stay open for the community. Right now, we are open, providing child care services as normal.
There are particular measures we have in place to allow us to stay operating safely:
- Only people with a valid reason to enter are allowed into the building.
- All adults entering the Happy Bunnies Child Care School must wear a mask.
- All adults & children have their temperatures taken using a distance measuring device daily on entry.
- All visitors must use the provided hand sanitizer on entering the building.
- Surfaces are sanitized after each use.
- The children wash hands every two hours or at transitioning.
- The bathroom is sanitized after each child.
- We sanitize surfaces when children transition from one area to another or after use.
What is a good ratio for daycare?
It depends on age, but in all cases, Happy Bunnies Child Care School goes above and beyond the Texas state mandatory child ratio.
This is exceptional – not all preschools do this (many Austin daycares struggle even to match state-mandated minimums).
Compare Happy Bunnies’ ratios here against the state minimum:
|Age Group||Our Ratio||Texas Min. Ratio|
|0 - 12 mths||3:1||4:1|
|13 - 20 mths||5:1||6:1|
|21 - 30 mths||8:1||11:1|
|31 - 60 mths||11:1||15:1|
What is your cancellation policy at your Austin child care center?
Circumstances change. You might need to move location, for example. When it is time for you to move on, we need 30 days’ written notice to rearrange staffing or make your place available to someone else.
If you’re worried about starting and whether we’re a fit, we provide a long settling-in period – as long as you require. We typically only enforce the cancellation period after one month (longer if agreed upfront).
What is the best preschool in Austin, TX?
Inevitably, we’re biased because we love our Austin child care school, but it does depend. There are many options out there, and some cater specifically for unique cases such as language immersion or low-income families.
We compiled a list of over 100 Austin child care schools, which we distilled down into a summary right here.
The best thing for you is to come and talk with Director Magdalena MacLeod. She has many years of experience, and her priority will always be to find the right school for you.