45 Cute and Creative Daycare Names

Updated on February 5, 2017
First things first: What will you name your daycare?
First things first: What will you name your daycare?

Opening a Daycare

If taking care of children is your calling, then you may be considering opening your own daycare. But before you dive right into the business, you need to think about daycare names.

Like any business, a name is very important: It is a part of the face of the business, something customers will see on the front line.

If a family isn't sure which daycare to choose, the daycare's name might become a deciding factor. Read on for ideas and inspiration!

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Daycare Name Ideas

The Gingerbread House
Pitter Patter Playhouse
Teddy Bear Daycare
The Learning Tree
Pigtails Daycare
Kiddie City Daycare
Babes n' Tots
Snails and Puppydog Tails Childcare
Toddler Town
Lamb Tails
Under the Son Christian Daycare
Happy Kidz Daycare
Happy Trails Daycare
Under the Sun Daycare
Bright Eyes Childcare
Little Ducklings Daycare
Kiddie Cove
We Care Childcare
Rainbow Children
Kidcave Preschool
Itty Bitties Daycare
Play Safe Playhouse
Story Time Daycare
Over the Rainbow
The Children's Cloud
Alphabet Kids
Smiles Childcare
Kiddie Cloud
The Color Wheel Daycare
Grandma's House
TOTally Kids
Laugh n' Learn Academy
The Playhouse
Stop n' Play
Building Blocks Preschool
Learn n' Play
The Stepping Stone Preschool
Kiddie Klubhouse
Mother Goose's Playschool
Stepping Stones Academy
Crayon Prix Daycare
Children's Den
Miles of Smiles Childcare
Growin' Up
Finding the perfect name for your daycare.
Finding the perfect name for your daycare.

Brainstorming Daycare Name Ideas

When thinking of daycare names, ponder the following:

  • Consider the audience. Of course you should gear the name toward the kids who will be attending, but don't forget it is the parents who will ultimately decide if their child will attend.
  • Refer to toys. So we've determined your clientele is young, so why not include something they can relate to in your daycare's name, i.e., "Teddy Bear Daycare"?
  • Choose a name that makes it clear what you do. Who goes to daycares? Kids, children, toddlers, babies, and infants. There are many different variations of these words that can easily be used in the name. Add adjectives that describe them such as tiny, smart, little, and happy to help boost the appeal of the name, when possible.
  • Incorporate your philosophy. Whether you are opening a religious daycare or a regular preschool-type of daycare, use related words in the name to give parents an idea of what you are all about. This can also help to draw in parents with common interests, saving you future headache.
  • Use rhymes. Rhymes are very catchy and easy to remember! Don’t be shy, give it a try!
  • Convey a mood. What words come to mind when you think “daycare”? Ideally, you might think of words such as safe, secure, play, learn, fun, and happy. Your daycare name should denote a place where anyone should feel comfortable leaving their child. Parents want to know that their child will have fun, learn a lot, and be safe; a daycare name should convey this.
  • Use common sense. Common sense goes a long way. If it seems like every daycare in town uses the word “play” in their names, then you definitely shouldn't use it; that is, if you want to stand out.

Day care names: Find one that will appeal to both kids and parents.
Day care names: Find one that will appeal to both kids and parents.

Deciding on a Daycare Name

As you can see, the possibilities for daycare names are limitless, and it is really not that difficult to come up with good ones. If you find yourself stuck between a few names, try these ideas:

  • Take a poll. Create a short survey on a website or use social networking to poll friends, family, or the general public.

  • Plan a get-together. The opinion of others really matters when deciding on a business name, so why not have a little party where you can discuss it and get ideas? Invite family, friends, and even the kids for that extra boost of inspiration!
  • Design a logo. Perhaps you’re more of a visual thinker and already have a logo in mind. If so, draw out the logo and see which names look best with it.

  • Coin toss. Stuck between just two names? Flip a coin on it!

The best time to make big decisions, such as choosing a name for your daycare, is after you have had a good night of rest, after you eat, and when you have a clear mind. If you are running into mind blocks, try to relax and it will eventually just pop into your head!

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        Latonya 4 weeks ago

        How about Miss Barnes Dancing Little Stars

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        Kavya 5 weeks ago

        How about Mumma's Smile Day Care

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        Dada 5 weeks ago

        You should do

        Building Brains Daycare

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        Tyty 5 weeks ago

        I am starting a day care soon and I need a name to use which should be comprises of letter B,K andT..pls help me

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        izzy 2 months ago

        are you aloud to use names?

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        Liam 3 months ago

        I love it

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        gazyt garcia 3 months ago

        need good names

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        Sandy 3 months ago

        We are starting a family daycare, please help with the name, we are in a mostly Hispanic neighborhood, so we need a cute, easy name that we might be able to translate in Spanish. THANK YOU, GRACIAS.

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        Priscilla Clendenning 3 months ago

        25 successful years...the name " Precious Ones" child care center

        it conveyed how I felt about their child....

        "Play n' Learn" child care center would also be good.

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        minika 4 months ago

        Want to start a daycare, nursery and primary school, help give a fantastic name please

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        Ralph Diaz 4 months ago

        yo homies i am trying to make a daycare for a school project hit my line with names

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        Rachel Papier 4 months ago

        Hi I'm starting a play group the name is Little Tiny Tots.can you please help me to dezine a logo for my play group.

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        Danisile 4 months ago

        I'm starting a day care I need a name can you pks help children from 1month to 4years

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        Betty Nkosi 5 months ago

        Im starting a day care. i need a name taking from 1month to 4 years

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        Maddie 5 months ago

        I’m starting a babysitting business and I need a business name. Btw I’m only 12.

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        Millie White 5 months ago

        I am opening up a day/learning center with the characters of Minions. I need a name for my daycare/learning center. Can you PLEASE HELP ME.

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        mojisola seriki 5 months ago

        pls give a name for my family day which i want to start

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        Alayr 6 months ago

        I need suggestions for a diabetic day care please

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        Sam Dennis 7 months ago

        May I have suggestions for my Christian daycare please.

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        Rubina Kazi 8 months ago

        I need a nice cute name for my preschool...Which will be a home based school..

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        Peter 8 months ago

        May I have suggestions for my family daycare please?

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        Bpa 8 months ago

        I need a good name for my preschool

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        kitty 8 months ago

        plz give me a name for a daycare i might start

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        RZ 8 months ago

        Please suggest a nice name for nursery

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        Paulina Seibes 11 months ago

        Hi can you please help me with the name i want to open day care i love to work with the kids.... Please help

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        Talarah G 11 months ago

        I am creating a daycare business for a school assessment task...and i need a name FAST...plz HELP!!!

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        Rebecca 13 months ago

        I choose Teddy bear care or kool kidz idk which one

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        hufin 13 months ago

        i need a good name for my preeschool

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        renada 13 months ago

        Hi I'm trying to come up with a daycare name!! Can u help me?

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        Bernice Torres 13 months ago

        Elka why don't yo do Little Hoppers Daycare.

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        Radha 14 months ago

        I need help choosing a name for my new daycare.

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        Elka 14 months ago

        Hi I always dream open my own daycare the 1st employee with disableties, to do this.I need a name has to do with frog's, I do collect them around my house,I'm thing little hoppers what do you think? Please help.

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        Beatrice 14 months ago

        Look for name for my new day care

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        Patience 14 months ago

        Im 17 and im about to graduate highschool early tgen go to college for childhood development. I have a gift with kids with behavioral problems and mental issues. Where i live most daycares are extra expensive and very unimpressive. Since my name is Patience, i want that in there. This site gave me many ideas and helped a lot

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        kgomotso 15 months ago

        i need help choosing a name for ma new day care center the name that is unique

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        Claudia R Mendez 22 months ago

        I want to change the name of my daycare.

        The current name doesn't bring me joy no more. Can I just go ahead and change it?

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        Brandie 22 months ago

        I chose "love & learning" how does that sound?

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        Paula 2 years ago

        I'm a grandmother and this is the biggest reason I am opening an in home day care. I was just going to name mine, Paula's Day Car. But I like Grandma's day care. It that a professional business like name or not?

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        babatunde blessing 2 years ago

        I really want 2 customize my name for my daycare and preschool buz

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        Demetria 2 years ago

        I totally agree with "H" 5 weeks ago , I think that it showz the ownerz unprofessionalism when they miz-spell words in the naming of their businezzez. Kidz are just learning how to spell and don't need the extra confusion. You see how stupid that looks! Keep class in your preschool.

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        Macashley 2 years ago

        Great discovery

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        2 years ago

        Please stop spelling daycare names wrong to look cute. Actually, continue spelling it with z's instead of s's and k's instead of c's so I know which centers to avoid.

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        Rafat 2 years ago


        I need help choosing a name for my new activity centre with letters D,J & P. It should be unique n catchy .

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        Rajendra rokana 3 years ago

        Nice website I want to open a cretch with all facilities

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        Angel C 3 years ago

        Hello, my name is Angel, I am 26 with a 2 year old daughter. I have been working in home day cares since the age of 12, child care is my calling. With that being said, I'm planning to operate a baby sitting service at home and need ideas for a name. I really want to incorporate my daughter's name which is Alanee. We also call her Lanee. I would really appreciate if you could help! Thanks

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        Esmeralda River 3 years ago

        I need help choosing a name for my new daycare. I want a name that is unique and that nobody has used before . Help!!!


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