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24 Months - 5 year-olds

Monday-Friday 7-5:30 ~ Full-time or Part-time



Located in the Johns Landing and Burlingame neighborhoods.

The perfect balance of play and academics!





Creative Minds Learning Centers Now Enrolling-Summer and Fall Specials!

July 27, 2015


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Creative Minds Learning Centers offer eco-friendly and quality childcare, preschool, and private Kindergarten in seven Portland/Happy Valley/Tualatin locations. Our schools have been designed to encourage children to explore their interests in a creative and artistic setting. Creative Minds enriches children's lives with creative arts and accredited educational materials while developing self esteem, confidence and a sense of independence. 

Creative Minds Learning Center, Tualatin location-Coming Summer/Fall 2015!
Please contact us for information and to learn more about our Grand Opening/Early Bird Specials at 503.252.0004 ext. 0 or email us at tualatin@mycmlc.com.

Dates to Remember for our New Tualatin Location:
* Thursday, 7/30/15 from 10 am - 1 pm - Sneak Peek and Registration Drop Off Day! We will be out at the school on this day prepping for our opening events so we encourage families to pop by for an exclusive sneak peek of our school! 
* Tuesday, 8/4/15 from 5 pm - 7 pm - Tualatin School Job Fair! Creative Minds' Tualatin School is opening up over 25 jobs in the community! Families can take advantage of our Refer a Teacher Program and refer a teacher to Creative Minds! After the Teacher's 90 days with CMLC, receive $50 off of one month's tuition! 
Saturday, 8/15/15 from 10 am - 12 pm - Tualatin School Sneak Peek Open House! Come tour the school in it's final stages of completion, meet some of our team members and learn more about the CMLC program! 
* Beginning Week of 8/17, Dates & Times TBD - Child Orientation Meet and Greets!
* Saturday, 8/22/15 TUALATIN SCHOOL RIBBON CUTTING CELEBRATION!!!! Join us along with other local businesses and members of the Tualatin community to celebrate our school's Grand Opening! 

***Current Availability and Specials at Our Creative Schools!***

Gateway Location: 
Now enrolling in Preschool/Pre-K Programs for Summer/Fall 2015!
*$50 off Part time Preschool and Pre-K new enrolls (good for first 3 months of enrollment!)
*$0 Registration Fee ($175 Savings!)
-Specials expire August 15, 2015! 
*Please call 503.252.0004 Ext. 0 for our current availability and other specials!

Broadway Location: 
Now enrolling in our Jr. Toddler and Kindergarten Programs for Summer/Fall 2015!
*-$50 P/T and -$100 F/T Jr. Toddler new enrolls! (Special applies to first 3 months of enrollment)
*-$50 P/T and -$100 F/T Kinder enrolls for Fall 2015! (Special applies to first 3 months of enrollment)
*$0 Registration for Jr. Toddler and Kindergarten Enrolls ($175 Savings!)
*Please call 503.252.0004 Ext. 0 for our current availability and other specials!

Woodstock Location: 
Now enrolling in our Pre-K program for Fall 2015!
*Please call 503.252.0004 Ext. 0 for our current availability and specials!

Westmoreland Location: 
Now enrolling in our Younger Infants (3-6 months), Preschool/Pre-K Programs for Summer/Fall 2015!
*-$50 off P/T and F/T Pre-k/Preschool programs (Special applies to first 3 months of enrollment!)
*50% off $175 Reg. Fee for F/T Programs!
*Please call 503.252.0004 Ext. 0 for our current availability and specials!

Sellwood Location: 
Now enrolling in our Preschool and Younger Infant Programs for Summer/Fall 2015!
*Please call 503.252.0004 Ext. 0 for our current availability and specials!

Happy Valley/Clackamas Location:
Now enrolling in our Preschool/Pre-K Programs for Summer/Fall 2015!
*-$50 off P/T and F/T Pre-k/Preschool programs (Special applies to first 3 months of enrollment!)
*50% off $175 Reg. Fee for F/T Programs!
*Please call 503.252.0004 Ext. 0 for our current availability and specials!

Tualatin Location (Scheduled to open doors on August 31st!-pending construction deadlines!): 
*Please call 503.252.0004 Ext. 0, or email show contact info for our current availability and specials!

CMLC Programs Offer:

*Small class sizes
*Teachers that are Love and Logic certified, many holding Masters and Bachelors degrees in Early Childhood and/or Elementary Education
*Healthy menu options prepared on site by professional cooks
*Certified Curriculum (The Creative Curriculum) and Reggio Inspired Art Program
*Field trips and Special in house educational guests
*Science, music, dance and enrichment programs
*Creative Outlets 4 Kids: Music, Dance and Yoga Enrichment Programs (http://www.creativeoutlets4kids.com/)

Please call us to set up a tour at the school of your choice at 503.252.0004 Ext. 0. You can also visit our website,http://www.creativemindslearningcenter.com/ to set up a walk through at any of our six locations using our convenient "Schedule Your Meet and Greet" button. During your Meet and Greet you will be able to tour our classrooms and school, learn more about our outstanding program, and ask about our Preferred Employer, Refer a Friend, and current specials!We look forward to meeting your family! 

*Creative Minds is NOW HIRING highly qualified and educated Teachers and floaters. If you have a passion for working with babies and young children, please email your cover letter and resume to megan@mycmlc.com today!

Nanny-share in NE Pdx- looking for family to join our 20-month old and nanny!

Hi! We are looking for a family with a little one 18-24 months to join our nanny and 20-month old daughter. Our nanny is kind, reliable, caring (really loves the kiddos!) and provides excellent care for our daughter. She is 24,  has her own transportation and is on time. She has been caring for our daughter since she was 4 months old.

Our daughter is now 20 months and is active, curious and interested in how things work. She loves being outside, going to the park and going on outings. Our nanny enjoys taking her to the zoo, library story time, to play cafes and sometimes, just out for errands! She naps/sleeps well, is a good eater and loves being around other kids. 

We have shared care in the past and our house is set up to accommodate 2 kiddos- we're also opening to rotating homes. We do have a 5-year old black lab mix who thinks he is part of our daughter's pack. 

Details of the share:

Schedule: Monday - Thursday, 8:00 - 3:30 pm (there is some flexibility in the hours and open to sharing care any of the four days that work for your schedule). 

Location: Our home or yours- we are happy to host or rotate care between homes. 

Rate: $10/hour per family (nanny earns a total of $20/hr). 

If this sounds like something that might work for you, please send Danielle an email at thesobes@gmail.com or text/call at 503-970-0469 to discuss further. We look forward to hearing from you!



Seeking Family for Nanny Share in SE Portland - Fall 2015

July 26, 2015

Hello! My husband and I are looking for another family to share a nanny with starting in the Fall (October). Our son will be 5 months old in October. We need care 3 full days/week (M, W, Th from 7:15 am - 5:30 pm) and are interested in sharing with a family that also needs either part-time or full time care. We live in the Mt. Tabor neighborhood in SE Portland and ideally would like to find a family in the area with a child in the same age range. 

If this sounds like it might be a good fit for your family we'd love to chat with you! I can be reached by email at lucy_corbett@yahoo.com.




Waldorf Inspired Nanny Share

July 23, 2015


I am pleased to be offering my services in a creative capacity to you and your children, in your own Portland homes, neighborhood woodlands, farms or gardens. I am offering an active Waldorf inspired Nanny Share that will be structured similarly to a day in a Waldorf Preschool with an emphasis in nature immersion, free play, crafts, storytelling and plenty of healthy movement.

I am a certified Waldorf teacher with years of experience and have a true
passion for fostering healthy growth and development in children.

Ages 2.5 - 7 years old. Flexible hours and locations, preferably NE/SE.

Limited openings, call soon for more information. 

Nicholas Barter * Waldorf Educator * (808) 298~5210 * nicholas.ashale@gmail.com* CPR cert.

PEACE 'N PLAY in North Portland: Opening for 1-3 Year Old!

The mission of PEACE 'n PLAY childcare is to provide quality early childhood care for the children of working parents. We are a home based childcare. We offer both full- and part-time care to children of diverse environments. We know the importance of meeting the special needs of infant, toddler, and preschool children in a safe and nurturing environment. Our goal is to strengthen the bridge between your work and family life by creating a special place that supports them both.

PEACE 'n PLAY is registered with the State of Oregon, and all staff have taken required courses to meet state requirements.

We are located within a 5 minute walk of PCC Cascade and the N Killingsworth MAX stop. We are about a mile from either Kaiser Permanente location on North Interstate Avenue. We are about a 5-10 minute drive from the adidas campus, as well as from the businesses of Swan Island.

We currently have an available space for a child ranging in ages from 1-3 years old.

Please contact Peace 'n Play now for more information. All inquiries will be answered within 48 hours. Please include age of child, when care is needed, and a name/phone number/email for reply.

July 22, 2015

Wow and Flutterville is opening a new cottage for 2 year olds and up in the Alberta Arts district. We are now accepting appointments for tours in our Waldorf-inspired Lifeways program. Our state certified in home playgarden offers year-round open-ended play, experiential learning, and a culture of kindness and compassion.

Small teacher child ratios in our cozy home a short walk from Alberta Park. Local farm field trips. Organic vegetarian meals served. Spanish, Yoga, Art, Weekly Guest Musicians, Baking, and great friends.

Please contact Miss Deanna to schedule a visit show contact info



Lee Owen Stone Cooperative Preschool has openings for two 4 year old girls for the 2015/16 School year. Contact Erica Hand at ericateaches@aol.com or 503.887.0447 for more information.

Seeking FT Childcare August- SE/ Woodstock Area

July 21, 2015

Seeking FT childcare for my adorable 18 month old starting in August. We are on wait lists at Child Roots and Creative Minds but I'm not feeling confident that either will be able to accommodate us. If anyone has any in-home or other recommendations for childcare in Woodstock, Westmoreland or Brooklyn or would be interested in a nanny share around the Woodstock area please email me. Thank You! You can reach me at: missymia@gmail.com

Willow Tree Preschool has a Last minute space for fall

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The Willow Tree Preschool is in its 10th year as a community of learners; we are an eclectic program influenced by the progressive early childhood programs of Reggio Emilia, Italy developed with over 20 years of experience in early childhood education. Blending a respect for nature, with a focus on art, in a warm beautiful home environment created to meet the needs of the young child. Children are encouraged to move and learn at their own pace, inviting them to explore and build meaning through their experiences. It is through playful exploration that real learning happens, creative thinking evolves, problem solving develops, and true connection and meaning is made.

The preschool hours are from 9 am to 1 pm for children 3 to 5 years of age.

Check out our website at http://www.willowtreepreschool.com

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Willow-Tree-Preschool/173664659338236

We would love to meet you and your child, contact us at kim@willowtreepreschool.com



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Clairvetta's nannyshare will have one baby opening for  2, 3 or 4 days of care per week on M-Th. I care for a small group of 3 babies or sometimes just 2 babies from my home. Would love for a baby that is anywhere from 2.5 mths- 11 mths to join us. Hours are 7:30 am to 5:00 pm.  I am closed on Friday. The spot is available in Aug, Sept & Oct.
*Breast milk friendly *Cloth diaper friendly * Random updates for parents(text) * Walks in the neighborhood * "Get to know visit" before baby starts care *Potty train toddlers * Date nights for parents offered by me *Baby signing
I have over 15 years+ experience as a nanny. 
References  are available to you.
Email nannyclair_v@yahoo.com or text/call 503.933.0580 if you are interested in knowing rates or to schedule a visit. Please leave a contact number & email address to be reached.


Come play with us! The Love and Giggles Playhouse is enrolling age 2-5.

July 20, 2015

The Love and Giggles Playhouse is enrolling age 2-5 full time ( 4-5 days per week) or part time ( three days per week). I am state licensed, nine years in business, awesome references, small group so each child gets all the attention they need, and I offer a fun based preschool program. Hours are M-F 6:30am -5:30pm. Bring your little one over to join the fun! Please contact Sheila to schedule a tour 503 771-2575 ( home line, please leave a message) or 503 341-6703 ( text me).  Feel free to email me for more info sheilaalbin71@gmail.com  thank you.100_2162 100_2312

FT Infant Nanny Share in N/NE – Seeking Family/Families for September 2015

July 19, 2015

Our family is seeking one or two families for a full-time (M-F 45-50 hours per week) nanny share starting September 2015 for our infant son who will be 3 months old. We are seeking a one-year commitment from our partner family/families and the nanny. We are interested in hosting or alternating weeks with another family within close proximity in N or NE Portland. One part-time family could be considered if we get a commitment from another full-time family.

About Us: We are two professionals in our early-40s working full-time. Our 2.5-year-old daughter is enrolled in a full-time Montessori program. Before kids, we spent our weekends tending our huge vegetable garden or getting out into the woods for a hike. Now we hang out on our deck and stick closer to home, exploring the many parks and other kids’ activities in Portland.

Our Home: We live in the Overlook neighborhood in North Portland, 3 blocks from Overlook Park and the Yellow Line MAX. Our home is cloth diaper friendly, we use non-toxic/eco-friendly cleaning supplies, we compost/recycle and eat mostly organic and local foods. We have a mellow 6-year-old black lab and an indoor/outdoor cat. We are fairly laid-back but we do insist upon keeping strict nap- and meal-time schedules.

The Nanny: We're interested in working with our nanny-share partner(s) to hire an experienced nanny who will foster a safe, caring, and structured environment for the babies. We expect the nanny to actively engage with our infants through play, music, and time outdoors. We’d prefer a bi-lingual nanny to engage the children in Spanish conversation throughout the day. We will also ask the nanny to assist the hosting family with light housekeeping and food preparation during naptimes.

Contact: If this arrangement could be a good fit for your family, please contact Kim at kimberly.pray at gmail (dot) com or 503-866-0242. 

Wildflowers Preschool Open House

July 18, 2015

Our Reggio-inspired preschool has openings for the fall of 2015!  We will be holding an open house on Thursday, July 23rd from 9-10.  If you are interested in checking out our school please stop by 4520 SE Center St. in SE Portland.

Our school has been open since 2006 and we have earned a 5 star quality rating through Oregon's new Quality Rating Improvement System.  We spend lots of time exploring outside and have a student inspired curriculum.  Our school values strong relationships with children and their families-to nurture these relationships we keep both our teacher turnover rate and our student to teacher ratio low(5:1).  If you'd like to learn more about our school-check out our website at www.wildflowerspreschool.com or email wildflowerspreschool@hotmail.com.




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Our Purpose:

"To nurture, protect and help the children entrusted to our care. To encourage exploration and curiosity in a safe, clean and happy environment. To acknowledge, teach and respect the individual as a valuable human being."



After school care needed Fall 2015

July 17, 2015

Seeking reliable caregiver for our 8 year old daughter.  You must have your own transportation and like pets.  You would be responsible for picking up our daughter from school (in S. Waterfront) and transporting her to our home in West Linn.  Hours are 3-6PM.  Mileage is paid from school to home, and hourly rate is $15.  At least 3 days per week are available, but we are flexible on which days, and up to 5 days work is available.  Please contact Jill at jilgra@outlook.com if you are interested.  Thank you!

Assistant Early Childhood Teacher

July 16, 2015


Song Garden is a small Waldorf-inspired preschool school located in inner SE Portland. We are seeking an assistant teacher with an interest in Waldorf education who enjoys children. Experience with young children is helpful but not essential. Must have the ability to be cooperative, follow direction and support the lead teacher in all classroom duties. P/T 10 hrs wk / Th-Fri / Salary approx. $12 hr. with paid vacation. For more information contact Nina or Bryan  @ (503) 740-1459 / 503 239-4759. Our website is songgarden.org. We look forward to talking with you!

Little Hands Garden School has one spot left for Fall!

July 15, 2015


Little Hands Garden School is a home-based, outdoor-focused playschool located at the base of Mt. Tabor.  We've been serving the Portland community since 2009, and we offer morning and afternoon preschool sessions.  Our morning sessions are nearly full for September, but we do have a bit of room left in our Tuesday and Thursday afternoon sessions, 1:30-5.  If you have a preschool aged child who has grown out of their naps, and you're looking for a wonderful playgroup experience, come and visit and see what we have to offer.  Afternoon kids get to visit our plot at the Mt. Tabor Community Garden often and work closely with their teachers tending, watering, growing and harvesting at the garden.  Please visit our website at www.litttlehandsgardenschool.com or email us at littlehandsgardenschool@gmail.com for more information.  Happy Summer!

Hi! Our family is looking for Childcare for our 1 year old daughter. We are looking to either host a nanny share with another family at our house in SW Portland (across from PSU) or join a nanny share in the area or in NW Portland/ Pearl neighborhood.
Please email if you have a nanny share opportunity or would like to be apart of one for you child.

Please email me at hnvu23@gmail.com for more info.

The Earth Tortoise School is Seeking an Infant Guide

The Earth Tortoise School is Seeking an Infant Guide

The Earth Tortoise School is a small infant and toddler Montessori program in East Portland. We are looking for a guide to work with our four infants ages 3 to 15 months Monday through Thursday (with the possibility of adding Fridays) from 7:45am to 4:15pm. The Infant Guide is responsible for all aspects of running the infant classroom as well as contributing to the smooth operation and positive culture of the whole school community. Responsibilities include: respectful and conscientious care of the children, preparing and maintaining the classroom, communicating with the parents before enrollment, daily, and at bi-annual parent teacher conferences, participating in Parent Education Nights, creating materials and generating ideas for the continuing growth and betterment of the whole school.

We offer a competitive salary, 6 weeks of paid time off in addition to 5 paid sick days, on the job training, continuing education tuition assistance, and the possibility of a sponsored Montessori accreditation course for the perfect candidate.

If you are interested in learning more please contact us with a cover letter and your resume at theearthtortoiseschool@gmail.com or at (503) 257-4783.

 Thank you!

Childcare needed in NE


I am looking for part-time childcare for son, who will be 6 months old, beginning in late August. I am currently a full-time teacher and I am in the process of accepting a part-time position with PPS. I don't have the specific days I will work, but I do know it will most likely be 2-3 days per week. 

I am hoping that my son can join a small in-home daycare or an established nanny share in your home. It would be preferable to join a nanny share in a home that is already prepared for multiple babies, as we are not (this is our first!) I am open to driving to other areas of Portland if it's the right fit. I hope to pay $650-700 per month for part-time care. 

My son is a sweet, happy baby who enjoys being outside, listening to music, and reading books. Please contact me if you have an opening or are interested in sharing your nanny. 



Looking for Nanny and Family to share Nanny in SW PDX

July 14, 2015

Hi! We live in the Multnomah Village neighborhood and are looking for a nanny and a family to share a nanny with.  We have 4 daughters, ages 8, 6, 3 and 11 months.  We are primarily looking for care for the 11 month old, three days a week (T-Th) with an occasional added Monday or Friday.   The plan is to have the two bigs in school, the 3 year old will be in full day preschool 2 days a week and with the nanny one day a week.  We would ideally love to find another family with a child around the age of the youngest, so that the nanny would have 2 babies 3 days a week and our preschooler would be with them one day a week.  We would also love to find a bilingual (Spanish) nanny and family that is interested in having the kids learn Spanish.   Please contact us if you are an interested nanny (even if you are not Spanish speaking) or an interested family.  We would love to chat and see if it would work.  Thanks! alihurd6@gmail.com


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NE PDX Nanny Share

July 12, 2015

Happy summer! We are looking for another family interested in a part-time nanny share starting Fall 2015. Our nanny, Ruth, has taken wonderful care of our 14 month old for the last year and we would love to find a family with a similarly-aged child looking for a part-time nanny. Our son is almost walking and very sweet/mild mannered. He loves music (and dancing!) and is obsessed with gadgets.

Ruth is a gem and we feel truly lucky to have such a caring, patient and loving care provider for our little guy. She is a recent PSU grad with previous childcare experience in both centers and long-term nanny settings. Ruth also brings a remarkably diverse background that includes experiences serving as a hair stylist in Antarctica and a Buddhist nun in Nova Scotia. She is energetic, honest, and radiates peace. Typical days include visits to local parks, library, pools, OMSI/Children's Museum/Zoo (we have memberships), strolls around the neighborhood, and cooling off in our backyard. She places a fine balance between exploration and rest/rejuvenation with meals and naptimes.

Here's the nitty-gritty:
Schedule: Tues, Wed, Fri, 8-9 hours each day
Rate: $10/hr per family ($20/hr total)
Location: Prefer hosting in our home (Beaumont neighborhood) as we have double everything (we also have a 3 year old in preschool) but are open to rotating.
Environment: Indoor cat (she sleeps upstairs mostly) and 3 hens in enclosed coop/run in backyard. Husband works from home in basement office.
Please contact Becca (steetoa at gmail dot com) if you are interested! 

Seeking fantastic N/NE family to nanny share.

July 08, 2015

Summer greetings!

I am a seasoned childcare wizard (aka 'nandolf')  lucky enough to work with an awesome family. We are flirting with the idea of starting a nanny share if we find the right fit. I work part time. Tues-Th-Friday full days in Sabin in NE. The share would need to happen in my current families home. There is an ancient cat and a sweet herding dog. The baby just turned one and it would be lovely for him to have a friend around his age. We take daily walks in the neighborhood, often time to the library or cooling off in the fountain at Irving Park. We meet up with friends who have babies his age so they can play together. I value socialization from an early age. It is ideal if you need childcare for the days I currently work. (Tues-Thurs-Fri. 2 out of 3 would be fine.) I prioritize childcare three days/week so I am not very available on my off days (although sporadically may work). The rate is $20/ hour so $10/hour for each family.

About Sam the nanny. I have ten years plus of experience under my belt. I am CPR/First Aid certified. I have excellent Portland and Bay Area (damn California!) references. I am multilingual, efficient in baby sign, and specialize in baby care 3 months - 3 years of age. I prioritize taking littles outside to explore and be in the world and get dirty. I love working with diverse families including LGBTQ etc. I communicate directly and cannot overemphasize the importance of a straight-forward and caring nanny-parent relationship. Awesome parents make my job awesome. The foundation of the work I do with babies and toddlers is to provide them with a structured container so that they may develop and explore safely within that container.

About the baby and parents. Baby just turned one year old. He is on the verge of walking. He is pretty mellow and sweet and goofy these days. He has a set rhythm in terms of sleeping and eating, and is transitioning from two naps to one. The parents are super fun, have a great sense of humor, are straight-forward and also great at communicating. We all say how we feel and this generally goes great. One parent works from home, and we have learned to support each other in our work days really well.

If you think your family and ours might be a good fit, be in touch!! I'll be interviewing first with potential families, and then if that goes well you'd meet my family.

Hope you're having the most fun in the sun!


artemisia248@gmail.com  619.995.9262


Cheerful, Loving, Experienced Nanny and Occasional Babysitter for Hire

July 06, 2015

Hi, I'm Natalie!  

Starting in September, I will be looking for a full time nanny job.  I'm currently available for babysitting jobs on nights and weekends.  

About me:

- Master's Degree in Art Therapy with children

- Former Preschool Teacher

- Former Children's Museum Educator

- Education in Child Development

- CPR and First Aid Certified

- Alot of Nanny Experience

For the past 5 years I've been the nanny to a wonderful little boy.  In September he'll be going to school full time and I will be looking for a full time nanny job.  I have extensive experience working with children of all ages, from infancy to middle school.  I love this work!

Feel free to email me about full time nanny jobs or occasional babysitting at Natalierenehunt@gmail.com

I hope to hear from you soon, 



July 01, 2015

MARTI'S PLACE is a home-based childcare in the NE Alameda neighborhood serving children from six weeks to three years.  We are play-based with a love of the outdoors, singing and books.  We enjoy a small ratio of children/adult.  If you are interested, please check our website Martisplace.org and contact me with your questions or to set up a tour.

We look forward to meeting you and your little one!


Marti's Place


Preschool Openings: Small Wonders School

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Located in NE Portland near the Hollywood District and Laurelhurst our new Small Wonders School program is open and enrolling for some select preschool schedules. Open Monday-Friday 7:30 to 5:30 we serve children ages 24 months to Kindergarten. While we are accepting waitlist applications for our Toddler room we do have a few 3, 4, 5 day schedules for potty children children ages 3 and older. Contact us today at Enrollment(at)smallwondersschool.org to join a tour and learn more!

Our days include exploratory projects, freeplay indoors and out, art experiences, song circle and much more! We recently completed a full demo and build out of our new school space--it is a beautiful Reggio inspired setting and we look forward to sharing it with you! Visit www.smallwondersschool.org to learn more.

FT Reliable and Fun Nanny (avail-9/15)

June 30, 2015


Hello Portland Families! 

 My name is Alaina and I am 27 year old Portland native, who's hoping to find a full time nanny position. I am available M-F and hoping to work at least 35 hours a week, but not exceeding 40. I have a summer time position that will be ending September 11th, and will be available to start full time by September 14th. I know it’s a little in the future, but I just want to give myself, and future family enough time to make sure it’s the right fit. My most current family I am working has two older children, ages 8 and 11. It’s the first time I have worked with “older” children in a nanny setting and its been awesome! We stay very active, and entertained with all that’s offered around Portland. Before this position I was at a Pre-school/Daycare called West Hills Learning Center, in Multnomah Village. I started out as the Assistant Teacher in the Pre-K classroom, when I decided to start looking for a nanny job I moved to part time as a floater, which had me working in all of the classrooms 8 months- 5 years old. West Hills was a great place to work, and I learned so much there, with all of the different ages, to teaching styles, and large number of children in each class, I really soaked up as much knowledge as I could to help me in my future child care positions. With that said, I have realized I thrive more in a smaller group setting. I like the intimacy and attention you are able to give each child. I like growing close with the families, and having the time to be able to give updates to the parents about how the day went, and what new fun things we did during the day. 

 In the past I have worked for the Beaverton School District as a Substitute Teacher's Assistant, I worked in mostly special ed classrooms, and children with behavioral issues, ranging for K-12, I have worked in after school art programs, and I have been a Nanny to multiple families, which I have grown to have great relationships with. Kids age ranging from 3 months-8 years old. Of course I have babysat throughout every job I have had starting at a very early age. With all my past experience I have always gone back to wanting to be a Nanny, I believe it truly is my passion to care for children, and there is no greater feeling then leaving a days work actually feeling like you have made a difference in someone’s life. 

 A little about me, and my teaching style; like I said before I have grown up in the Portland metro area my whole life, I love Oregon and all if has to offer. Like most Oregonians, I love the lifestyle we are able to have by living here, beautiful day hikes, weekend trips to the Oregon Coast and the Mountain, trying a new awesome restaurant each weekend, eating locally and as healthy as possible. It’s very important for me to be active, and healthy, and that is definitely incorporated in when I am watching children. I like to have the kids help me cook, get them involved and show them what its like to eat from the garden, daily walks, and exploring all nature has to offer. Rain or shine, I need to go outside everyday! I very much believe a child's imagination is the most important thing to exercise and discover. Letting the child know they are loved and cared for on a daily basis, making sure they are comfortable and knowing you are there for them with all of their questions and concerns, helping them when they need help, but also letting them try new things on their own, and learning together is the most important thing I can provide as a Nanny and caregiver. 

 As a Nanny, I would make sure each day we would go outside, hopefully incorporate arts and crafts on a daily basis (because I love art projects as much as the kids do!) read books, prepare healthy snacks, listen and dance to music, explore new parks, and honestly just try to learn and play as much as we can, and have a great time doing it! 

 As I search for the next family to work with, I am hoping to find something long-term, at least a year+ commitment would be ideal. With that said, I really enjoy working with younger children and being able to watch them grow. Babies especially! The connection you form when their babies into toddlers is so important. I want to treat my next job as much as a career as possible, 1 week paid vacation/holiday pay, taxed, and a guaranteed amount of hours each pay period. I have a weekly sheet I fill out for the families, which includes activities done throughout the day, potty/nap schedule, miles driven, expenses used, and hours for the day. It really helps the parents and I keep track in an organized way and it’s seemed to work out really well. Pay is negotiable of course depending on the age and number of children.

 I have a 2002 Subaru Outback, which is a very safe and reliable car. I have had my license since I was 16, with an amazing driving record. I recently renewed my First Aid/CPR training in January, and am enrolled in the Criminal Background Check. I am comfortable with pets, and don't mind walking the dog. I am comfortable with meal prep, light house keeping, and running errands. I don't smoke. 

 Even though I myself am not a mother yet, I can imagine trying to find the right Nanny for your family to be a very hard process. I don't blame the family for wanting to maybe have a lengthy hiring process, or wanting to do a trial run to see if you are a right fit before hiring, and to me that makes so much sense. You can't be too sure when you know this person is going to be watching your children. So with that said, I am available for contact through e-mail or phone. If you're interested I can send my resume, which gives in greater detail my childcare experience, we can chat on the phone before meeting to see if we would be a good fit for each other! 

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this, I am a very caring, reliable, patient, and open minded person, I look at being a Nanny as a career, and not just a job to have until I find something better. I am very excited to find the next family to work with. Thanks again, and I hope to hear from you! 




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NE Portland Nanny or Nanny Share (2 days per week)

June 29, 2015

I am looking for a nanny or nanny share for just 2 days per week.  My son is 8 months old.  Most likely would be great to have care Tuesdays and Thursdays in my home and would prefer another NE Portland family.  Any help or leads would be much appreciated!   My email address is kasiamwood@gmail.com. 

Rowanberry School has an unexpected opening for the upcoming school year!

Rowanberry School is a unique home-based morning Preschool for children ages 3-6. We are inspired by the progressive early childhood programs of Reggio Emilia, Italy, influenced by the rhythms of the natural world, and informed by over two decades of experience learning alongside young children.

We are a thriving and diverse community in our 10th year of operation.


We have a last minute opening for the upcoming school year!

For more information about Rowanberry School, please visit us online at: www.rowanberryschool.com

Director Angela Molloy Murphy, M.Ed. can be reached at: rowanberryschool@mac.com

Seeking additional family(ies) for nanny-share in SW Portland or inner NE. German speaking would be PLUS!!!

We are looking for 1-2 other families to start a nanny-share in mid- August for 4 days a week, typically from 8am-5pm. The day off can be flexible. We live in SW Portland, by Multnomah Village, and are looking for a family either in the SW area OR by my work, in inner NE - NE 21st and NE Hoyt. We are flexible!

We are a bilingual German-American family and finding another family who speaks German or wants to learn German would be a HUGE PLUS.

Our daughter will be 11 months old in mid August and we are hoping for one or two families with children around the same age. We'd like to look for a nanny together. Please email me if you're interested in starting a nanny share or are looking to add a family to yours! We are happy to offer our house if needed. 

Helen, helenmarie.scalise@gmail.com. 

Seeking Nanny for FT Nannyshare in NE Portland

June 26, 2015

We are seeking a creative, loving, and experienced nanny who is willing to provide childcare for two families in NE Portland beginning in mid-August. Our boys will be 7 months and 1 year old in September. 


Both mothers are employees of Portland Public Schools. I would be looking for care consistently 5 days a week, Monday-Friday from 7:30-4:30 (following the PPS school calendar). The other family would be needing care a minimum of two days a week (occasionally more). We would hope to find a third family to share the time on the alternate three days per week. 


Primary responsibilities include:

  • Help keep babies on schedule/routine with feedings and naps
  • Reading/Playing/Singing/Music
  • Take babies outside for walk or to park
  • Light cooking of meals for baby/babies



  • Comfortable with attachment style parenting
  • CPR/First Aid certified
  • Non-smoking 
  • Experience caring for two or more children


If you are interested, please send a cover letter, resume and three references to Amanda at andudley@gmail.com. We would like to review resumes on July 6.

Seeking Nanny-Share in NE Portland

June 24, 2015

I'm looking to share a nanny with another family starting in August. I live near Wilshire Park, between Alberta and Fremont and I have a 9 month old little girl. I'd love to find another family in my area with a child who is in the same age ballpark as mine.

I'm a part-time teacher in Portland Public Schools, so I work MWF one week and TTh the next  in a two-week rotation. I'd be interested in someone who wants to share the nanny on opposite days, someone who wants to share the nanny on the same days, someone who just wants a nanny 1-3 days a week - I'm flexible about how this configuration works! If you're interested in full-time, let's talk about what that might look like as well.

I'd love the other family to be part of the nanny selection process and plan to start that soon, so if this is of interest to you, email me  (Ren) at ren.johns@gmail.com.

Looking forward to meeting you!





Trusted Babysitters

June 23, 2015

Screen Shot 2015-06-23 at 2.46.05 PM    Two decades ago Wondersitter was founded on a belief in WONDERFUL caregivers.  To this day, we carry this belief with us and let it guide our daily decisions. We employ an industry leading 7 Step Recruiting and Vetting Process and maintain real-time sitter ratings to ensure only the best quality of care for your little ones.


No more spending your valuable time interviewing babysitters.

We take care of that for you.  


We’ve made WONDERFUL childcare a 3 step process.

1. Simply create a profile.

2. Post a job.

3. And often within minutes, receive a confirmation that Wonderful care is on its way.


Learn More About Wondersitter and Our Wonderful Babysitters Here.


Have any questions? We're available 24/7 via phone @ 415.912.8300 or via email @ booking@wondersitter.com.


We look forward to serving you.

Laura Terril

Portland Wondersitter Partner





Seeking Family(ies) for Nanny Share in SE Portland

We are hoping to find another family or two to join our nanny share at my home in Portland, near Mt. Tabor Park. My nanny will be caring for my son, who is nine weeks old now, roughly 7:30am-4:30pm, Monday-Friday, starting at the end of August. (She is available to begin at an earlier date, if needed.) My nanny is extremely reliable, responsible, great with kids and extremely affordable. She previously cared for our daughter from the age of 4 months to three years as part of a nanny share with two other families. Children younger than 1 year are preferred. Families needing full or part time care should inquire. Please email me (Jennifer) at dunmirejennifer@hotmail.com. Thanks!

Little Imprints Preschool in North Portland

June 22, 2015


Located in the Overlook neighborhood of North Portland, we are a licensed, in-home preschool. 

Our daily routine involves a multitude of authentic, open ended materials, engaging art, nature, and music activities, and healthy organic snacks. We believe that less is more in the preschool environment, and the materials and objects within the school are tailored to expand upon the interests of each and every child. We have a large, fenced in backyard, and frequently explore the neighborhoods and parks surrounding the school. Indoor and outdoor play are equally important, and we go outside each day rain or shine.

At Little Imprints, we believe in instilling a love of learning, play, and exploration to the children in our care. Our school is designed with the intent of teaching children to become confident and effective communicators. We achieve this aim by having a maximum of 6 children in our care each day, while providing a safe, comfortable environment for the children to practice all the important life skills they will need to prosper. 

For more information, visit our website at littleimprintspdx.com or visit our facebook page at littliemprints.



Pre-K opening in NE Portland

June 17, 2015


Oak & Rose School for Early Childhood Development is currently enrolling in our Pre-K program for the school year of 2015-16. We are an in-home school that focuses on community within staff, parents and children, social and emotional growth and exploration with a strong desire for learning with preschoolers aged 3-5 yrs. We have a strong set of staff with low ratios, a large back yard, engaging Pre-K lessons, and daily trips to Irving Park. Please visit our website for more information and join us for a tour in the coming weeks!



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Infant/Toddler Childcare Opening

June 15, 2015

Marti's Place is a Certified, home-based childcare in the NE Alameda neighborhood serving children from 6 weeks to 3 years.  We love the feel of a big family for our small group.  We are play-based with an emphasis on outdoor play, reading and singing.  Our small ratio per adult gives us lots of time to cuddle with the little ones.

Check out our website: martisplace.org and contact us with other questions or to schedule a visit.

Hope to hear from you soon,


Marti's Place


SE family looking for part-time nanny

We are a inner SE (sunnyside neighborhood) family looking for a part-time nanny for our 3-month old.  We have set schedules and need help Friday and Saturday from 2-9:30p, possibly an extra weekday every now and then.  The pay is $12 a hour, the only housework would be baby related, like washing and making bottles.  Email Rebecca if interested at emrickrebecca@gmail.com

AlderWood Preschool discounted summer spots!

June 10, 2015

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AlderWood Preschool has summer spots available at a discounted rate. We are scheduled to fill up this fall, but still have room for summer! This would be perfect for a soon-to-be kindergartner, or a child awaiting a fall preschool program. We do daily park trips, field trips, group babysitting, and parent socials! Email for more info!



Seeking Caring, Experienced Nanny for Two Babies in SW PDX

June 09, 2015

We are seeking a loving, experienced nanny to care for two babies - 8 and 5 months - for two families in SW PDX. Care needed Monday-Thursday between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:30 pm, at our homes (swapping houses each week) starting the week of August 17.

If you are looking for a family (or two!) that you can grow with as their families grow, we would love to hear from you. We will guarantee 32 hours/week, provide paid vacation and a stipend for health care.  Currently no transportation of babies required.

More details on the position can be found here. Please send a cover letter, resume and 3 references to aaryaandowen@gmail.com by Sunday June 21. We will review all applications at that time.

Little Green Schoolhouse Has A Few Spaces Left For Summer Session!

Little Green School House (PDX)Little Green Schoolhouse Is Open For Enrollment for Summer Session

You DO NOT have to be currently enrolled

We are a play-based preschool for 2.5 - 5 year olds in the Sabin Neighborhood










Here is what we will be doing:

  • Exploring our ocean theme with various ocean art, songs and activities
  • Outdoor garden investigations in our beautiful outdoor fruit, vegetable, fairy and flower gardens
  • Water play
  • Ceramic art
  • Yoga and other indoor and outdoor movement activities
  • Tye dye t-shirts and other rainbow art




The rate is $41/day and days are flexible 

Please contact Lori Soltys if you are interested















Looking for Nanny in NE Portland 3 Days a Week for our 3-Month Old Son

June 07, 2015

We are looking for a long-term nanny  to come to our home 3 to 4 days a week, Monday through Friday (24 to 32 hours) to take care of our 3-month old son.   We live in NE Portland near Rose City Golf Course. 

It is very important to us that you have lots of experience taking care of newborns, and understand how to properly hold, soothe, feed and play with our little one.   We would like to find someone who loves babies, and is willing to give our son their full attention while they are here, playing, singing and talking to him throughout the day.  You must be a non-smoker.

We are looking for someone to start right away, so please email me at jmarledge@gmail.com if you are interested.  Please describe your experience with infants, your philosophy with dealing with newborns, and your desired pay rate. 

Jamie and Peter


Full time Nanny Share N/NE

June 06, 2015

We're looking for a family to share our full time nanny with us starting in July. Our daughter will be 18 months old. Our nanny has worked with us and another family for the past year and the other family has decided it's time to enroll their child in preschool. Our nanny has worked with several other families and comes with a lot of experience with infants and toddlers. She has a lot of fun with the kids, is patient, and our daughter loves her. We have a double stroller so that she can take the kids to play in the park, go see music at Poa, and explore the neighborhood. We are open to hosting at our house, going to yours, or splitting between the two. She charges $2,500/month (split between the two families) and works 8:30-5:30. We live off of Vancouver a couple blocks south of Alberta. The ideal family would live close to us with a child of similar age. Please email Anastasia at anastasiaml@yahoo.com

25-40 hours per week for a 10-14 month old available Sept. 2015 – SE Woodstock

Are you looking for high-quality, affordable, personalized childcare in SE Portland?

Would your child thrive in a small, family-like environment rather than a crowded center?

Do you like the idea of a nanny share, but with a bit more structure and dependability (and not in your house)?

I have been providing child care for a small group of babies and toddlers in my home since November 2012, shortly after the birth of my oldest son.  Before this, I worked closely with kids of all ages for over 12 years as an environmental educator, elementary school teacher and as a nanny.  I love spending time with children!

Our group is very much like a little family; with just a few children here at one time, I am able to provide lots of individualized attention.  My oldest son is now in preschool and I will be caring for my youngest son and two other boys, their ages will range from 10-14 months come September.  We are looking for one more friend to join our group!   Ideally, I would love to find a family who is looking for 25-40 hours per week of care for their child who is of similar age to my current group.  This opening is available September 8 (an earlier start date might be negotiable), and I provide care Monday-Friday between the hours of 8:00am-5:00pm.  My full-time rate is $7.50 per hour.

My home is located near SE Woodstock and 60th.  Inside, we enjoy lots of free play and exploration - there are plenty of books and toys, but no TV!  We like to spend lots of time outside as well - we explore nearby parks, investigate the vegetable garden, make messes on the deck, and play in the fully fenced yard.

As a child care provider (and a parent) I value maintaining a flexible routine to our days - I find that young children benefit from knowing the general flow of the day and what is coming next.  I believe that infants and toddlers thrive with consistent and adequate rest, so age-appropriate naps are prioritized.  I even have separate sleeping areas for each child!  I am open to supporting a variety of parenting styles and values and I have lots of experience with cloth diapering, bottle feeding, baby wearing, special diets, baby-led weaning, baby sign language, and potty learning.  I am trained in first aid and CPR and have a food handler's license.  While I don't adhere to a single parenting or educational methodology, I am familiar with and borrow ideas from the RIE, Attachment Parenting, Waldorf and Montessori philosophies.

If it sounds like my care might be a good fit for your family, please contact me with questions or for more information!

~ Annie

Simple Traditions Child Care


Woodsong Preschool SE Portland has summer and fall 2015 openings

June 02, 2015

Woodsong Preschool is a small in-home, Reggio-inspired preschool nestled in the heart of South Tabor across the street from Clinton Park. We accept ages 2 1/2 through 6, and are open from 8:30-4:30. Woodsong preschool is play-focused, project-based, child-led, and art-infused. We believe that children are natural scientists and learners, who can discover their knowledge through play, questioning, creativity and authentic experience.
Please contact Jennifer Rudnicki for questions or a tour: 
email: woodsongpreschool@gmail.com



Sugar Pine In Home Childcare Offering Summer Discount!!

Openings at Sugar Pine In Home Childcare!!

Sugar Pine is an in home childcare looking for families to join our cozy, comfortable home. We are looking specifically for 2 1/2 year olds to join our small early preschool program, but have space for ages 6 weeks to 4 years old. We are a smaller childcare facility that maintains a four to one ratio.

Sugar Pine is play-based child care that supports each child's love for learning and discovery of life. We provide a relaxed atmosphere where children can grow independently and be respected. We highly value children's experiences and maintain an environment that allows them to learn from their surroundings and feel safe. 

    A variety of values and approaches to education are applied here at Sugar Pine, including philosophies from Reggio Emilia and Montessori. We focus on the development of each individual child and offer materials that inspires the child to learn independence. We believe in maintaining close relationships and open communication with our parents and families. We have a beautiful outdoor area where we do gardening with the children and enjoy the nature around us.

We are eco-friendly, serve all organic additive-free meals, 
provide cloth diapers throughout the day and work on early potty training.

We are located in the beautiful Glendoveer area. Please call or email to set up a tour.

We are offering a summer enrollment discount!!!

Owner and Caregiver:

Sarah Herbelin





May 30, 2015