About Me & My Philosophy
In my dayhome I strive to create a loving structured, preschool-like environment where healthy eating habits, active outdoor lifestyles, caring, creativity and imagination are top priority.
My name is Kerry Morrison. Five years ago I opened Budding Flowers Day Home, in the North West Calgary Community of Evanston.
Over the years I have worn many hats; I worked on shift in a sawmill, taught Drama to children at the YMCA, nannied for various families, worked in retail, Stage Managed Live Theatre, waitressed, was a supervisor at the movie theatre, was an office Manager and an Executive Assistant. Of all the things I have done, working with children has been my true passion.
During University I studied Theatre with a focus on Lighting, Set Design and Stage Management and in 2006 I graduated from the University of Calgary with a BFA in Technical Theatre.
Before and during university I spent a number of years in the theatre industry as a Stage Manager and Assistant Stage Manager working on amateur, semi-pro, and professional productions. It was always a special treat when those productions would give me a chance to work closely with children. It was during university that I met my husband whom I have been with for nearly 17 years.
After university I went on to work professionally as an Executive Assistant at a number of large firms in downtown Calgary. Most recently I was the Facilities and Office Manager at a stock photography company in Kensington. There, one of my favorite tasks was to assist in the planning and running of the children’s Christmas party each year.
In 2011 I decided I had had enough of Downtown Calgary and made a strategic career change, opening a dayhome, where I could finally be back working with kids.
I spent a number of months researching approved and private dayhomes. I decided to open a licenced and Accredited Dayhome through Children’s Choice Community Child Care Services because their philosophies closely aligned with my own and because the consultants I spoke to were friendly and welcoming.
I was all set to open my dayhome by the end of 2011 when my husband and I were delighted to find out that I was pregnant with our first child. So I put the dayhome on hold and went on mat-leave through my company for a year. In 2012 we welcomed our first daughter and finally in 2013 I opened my dayhome and in 2015 we welcomed our second daughter into the world.
Over the last five years running my dayhome has been a wonderful experience, something I plan to do for many years to come. I love being home with my girls and I love giving my dayhome families a wonderful place to bring their children each morning.