Rancho Santa Margarita, California

About Us

Nicole & Alyssa

Meet Nicole

I am the owner and primary provider at Tiny Bear Day Care. I know searching for the right person to care for your children can be such an exhausting search. I would love to tell you a little about myself to ease your nerves. Who am I? I am just like you. I am a parent above all other things in life. I have always wanted the best for my children, even before they were born.

Things I enjoy doing:


  • Socializing 
  • Going to Church 
  • Spending time with extended family 
  • Making people laugh 
  • Planning parties 
  • BBQ’s on the weekend 
  • Swimming 
  • Softball & Fantasy Football
  • Adventure 
  • Dancing (nothing formal) 
  • Reading self-help everything! (I’m a nerd) 
  • Movies (Comedies & Mushy love stuff) 
  • Dave & Buster’s  (I'm a kid at heart)

In January 2014, I put my  professional career on hold to be a full time stay at-home mom. I always knew I wanted to be home with my children when I started a family. I absolutely love kids, and I love being home with my children. Being home with your children is challenging and exciting! Now, I get to extend my help to other families. I enjoy guiding and helping parents as they navigate the world of kids! I am excited to say that my life is now filled with sidewalk chalk, playdoh, paint, bubbles, coloring, slides, and toys...lots of toys! 

Children's shoes

What do you do all day?


 Well, I am the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of my household and I work for the Chief Executive Officers (CEO), my children! Anything they need I am handling for them. Anyone who has children knows that this is never ending and it’s 24/7! 

I am an in-home daycare, housekeeper, chef, event planner, chauffeur, teacher, accountant, nurse, entertainer, all bundled up in one body. The reality is I change diapers, feed kids constantly, clean up their messes, help them make messes, fix boo boos, cuddle, and help them fall asleep, while I’m seriously lacking some myself. However mundane those tasks sound, I love them. Every day I get to see my babies do something new and have fun! The giggles, laughs, cuddles, climbing, jumping, dancing, singing, new words, new tricks, new noises, new crafts…these keep me alive.  For all of you hardworking parents that get up, go to work, and do these things at the end of the day. I support you! You are doing great! I want you to know your children are in loving hands while you are out there doing your best to give them everything they need.  

Toddlers playing with bubbles

Why I chose in-home day care?


Tiny Bear Day Care is an in-home daycare and is licensed by the State of California! It's important to know your care childcare provider, employees, and members living in the home have been fully background checked, and adhere to state regulated standards for sanitation, safety, and care. The department of social services makes regular visits to the facility to ensure we are maintaining proper licensing requirements.

For the last several years, before and after having my own family, I offered childcare services to other parents in their own home. These services include date nights, play dates, mommy's helper, drop-in care, etc.… 

After the birth of my second child, I felt a strong urge to do more. I want to help more than one family at a time. Therefore, I decided to open an in-home childcare to offer a warm, nurturing environment for parents to bring their kids. Too often children are getting lost in the shuffle at large childcare centers. At Tiny Bear Day Care, your child will receive one-on-one attention, love, trust, and the security they need and deserve to thrive in their development and in their relationships with other children.     

Education & Background

Professional Background

I had a successful career in dentistry that started in 2006. The first 4 years of my career were in pediatric dentistry. My time in pediatrics was spent managing and training employees. I often traveled with my team to various day cares, schools, and preschools to teach children about the importance of seeing the dentist and brushing their teeth. After my time in pediatrics, I spent the next few years in a large dental office that focused on general, pediatric, and specialty dentistry. I worked my way up to operations manager, overseeing two large dental offices. I absolutely loved my career in dentistry. I love science and there was never a boring day at the office!


Irvine Valley College 2012 – 2013
Associates in Arts, Behavioral and Social Sciences

Mt. San Jacinto Community College 2012
Associates in Liberal Arts, Business & Technology 

Certifications & Training

  • State of California Licensed Childcare Provider #304313212
  • Infant and Adult CPR, First Aid, & AED Certified
  • Incidental Medical Service Training
  • Pediatric Nutrition Training
  • EMSA Health & Safety Training
    • Disinfecting & Sanitation
    • Communicable Disease Prevention
    • Nutrition
    • Safety/First Aid
    • SIDS
  • Books:
    • Peaceful Parent Happy Kids by Dr. Laura Markham
    • The Happiest Baby Guide to Great Sleep by Dr. Harvey Karp
    • The Happiest Baby on the Block by Dr. Harvey Karp
    • The Stay-at-Home Survival Guide by Melissa Stanton
    • The No-Cry Sleep Solution by Elizabeth Stanton

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Your children will spend most of their time in daycare, it's important that you feel comfortable and at ease. We always encourage parents to come see our house and meet us.  

Tiny Bear Day Care, LLC- License #304313212

18 San Gabriel, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688

Cell: (949) 297-6309 Call or Text E-mail: tinybeardaycarellc@gmail.com


Monday - Friday: 7:30m - 5:30pm

For the safety of the children, we do not conduct tours during business hours. Please call or e-mail to make an appointment