Laurie's House Infant Care

April 18, 2014

This is a place to slow down – to enjoy being a baby and to enjoy being a parent.

 Currently enrolling babies for a cohort to begin in September of 2014.

  • Gentle and respectful caregiving
  • Continuity of care and a low ratio
  • RIE inspired philosophy – authentic infant, competent child
  • Vegetarian organic food and garden, eco-friendly
  • Educated and experienced caregiver
  • Small group stays together for three years
  • Close in SE Portland
  • Tuesday – Friday, 8:30 – 5:30
  For information:

Seeking a Nanny Share or In Home Provider 3 Days a Week-- Inner N/NE Portland

April 16, 2014


We are expecting our baby early May and looking for a part-time, experienced nanny share or in home provider. We need someone starting July/August as I’m slowly transitioning back to work Tues, Wed, and Thurs (hours approximately 8:30am-4:30pm). We live in N. Portland (St. John’s) so ideally would love to find something in N/NE Portland. 

I would greatly appreciate any ideas or referrals!


If interested please contact:

Dynamic, experienced naturalist nanny seeking a stellar family to work with.


I am a childcare wizard with over 10 years of experience looking for a part time to full time gig with a great family. I have the most experience with little ones 5 months to 3 years of age. I have a background in teaching (pre-K - 12th grade), from language classes to special education to outdoor education. My experience in pre-K included Waldorf and Montessori modalities. I have been certified in CPR and First Aid and plan to become recertified asap. I am Trustline Certified (includes a background check). I recently relocated from the Bay Area and have many solid references with families I became very close to. I live in North Portland and would prefer to work in the neighborhoods surrounding, although for the right fit I'd be willing to travel to farther away neighborhoods.

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Fun-loving, Reliable, and Nurturing Nanny / Artist

Hi! My name is Shannon and I am a babysitter and nanny here in Portland. I have been babysitting for the past ten years and a nanny for the past five years, working with ages newborn through 8 years old, with extensive experience with infants and toddlers. I currently work full time as part of a nanny share for two families that each have two children, ranging in ages from 15 months through 5 years old. I have been with one family for a year and a half since their littlest was 10 weeks old! Schedules are changing for both families, as our my needs, so we are sadly going to be ending the share at the end of April. ----- I would like to be able to spend more time on my art and photography businesses and therefore I am hoping to find a new position 3 full days/week (8-10 hour days) and am flexible on which days those are. I am open to working more than 3 days per week on occasion and date nights as well. I am also open to another nanny share situation. 

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Part Time Summer Nanny Share Available - NE

April 12, 2014

Our family has a fun-loving and spirited 6 year old.  We have an awesome nanny who is loving, creative and fun.  She brings her 6 year old to work.  We would like to find one other child 5-7 years old to share the costs and fun.  Our vision for the summer is outdoor adventures, swimming lessons, parks and the like, all done with a little pack of friends.

Days/hours:  7:30-5:30 Monday, Thursday, and Fridays.  We are happy to discuss if these hours aren't exactly what you need.

Dates:  June 12-Aug 1 is what we are talking about (planning on vacation and camps in August).  If you need care in August, we can certainly discuss and we may choose to join in depending on the dates etc.

 Location:  We live in inner NE.  We are happy to host the nanny share or alternate between your house (inner NE or SE ) and ours.

Transportation:  Our nanny has a car and also use of our car for adventures.

 This is still very much in the planning stages and I'd love to work with another family who has a similar vision for their kid's summer to make it great for everyone.  Please email with your questions,

Creative, fun and responsible nanny available!

April 09, 2014

I am a nanny and babysitter with over 10 years of experience. I've worked with some wonderful families and I'm hoping to find a great fit here in Portland! I pride myself on creating a positive, nurturing and active environment for the children in my care. I love to plan outdoor activities, day trips, crafts and cooking projects. I believe everyday should incorporate laughter and new experiences. I am also a professional opera singer and try to weave music into our day! I've worked with children from 12 months to teenagers and can provide excellent references. I do not own a car and would prefer to work in Northeast Portland or a neighborhood accessible by public transportation. I'd love to speak with your further and see if we might be a good match.


Willow Tree Preschool enrolling for 2014-2015

April 07, 2014

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The Willow Tree Preschool is 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. Play is at the core of everything we do, it is through playful exploration that real learning happens, creative thinking evolves, problem solving develops, and true connection and meaning is made.

At the Willow Tree children’s natural sense of awe and wonder about the world is nurtured through movement, song, and story, supporting the children’s social, emotional, physical, creative and intellectual development. 

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

Check out our website and Facebook. We would love to meet you and your child, contact us at

ISO 15-30 Month Old to Share Our Nanny

April 04, 2014

We are looking for another family to partner with us for a nanny share. We have a highly qualified, kind, energetic, and delightful caregiver who spends her days with our 20 month old daughter, Esther. Our family is looking for a partnership in NE Portland with a child between the ages of 15 months and 2 ½ years old. We are happy to host, or we can alternate between your home and ours (we live one block north of Wilshire Park in NE PDX). We do not need childcare on Tuesdays but the nanny would be available for the single child rate should you need her on Tuesdays. We would prefer a full time partnership but are very open to part-time participation as well. The goal is to find a compatible fit and a playmate for our daughter.

The caregiver, Meredith, has been a light in Esther’s life. They spend the day dancing, going to activities in the neighborhood, doing art projects, taking walks, playing at the park, and reading stories. We don’t allow TV but have lots of books, music, and art supplies. We are working on a garden in the yard which will offer even more daytime activities for the little ones.

We have a Border Collie/Aussie mix named Gypsy who mostly lounges around during the day. She’s mostly disinterested in children but gentle and accommodating when they take an interest in her.

We have a trampoline in our fenced in backyard (it came with the house). If you are uncomfortable with that we can make it off limits during the day.

One block north of Wilshire Park in NE PDX.

Want to learn more? Email Sara at

CPR Certified Nanny Available

April 03, 2014

My name is Anna, I am looking to be a nanny for a caring family. I am CPR and First Aid Certified, I also have a great driving record and Proof of Insurance. I have a reliable 2006 Pontiac car with child seat features to keep your children safe. 

I have 7 years of previous experience working in childcare as a nanny, I also have 2 years of experience in a Foster Care Home as a Child Care Counselor. I have previously been a nanny for children of all ages. (Infants to teenagers) I have also spent some time overseas as a live in Au Pair in New Zealand. I volunteered at my church nursery for over two years and I am also very flexible with my hours.
Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have. You can reach me at or (503) 957-9361
Thanks for reading!

Summer nanny for two young school-age kids in inner NE PDX

April 02, 2014

We are seeking a nanny for 4-5 days/week (full-time) care at our home this summer.

Our daughter is 4 1/2 and will be home starting the week of June 16.  Our son is 7 1/2 and will be home starting the week of July 21.  They are fun loving kids who love to get out and about.  We are looking for someone who would be available for the whole summer and would be able to take them on little adventures, sometimes dropping one of them at summer camp in the mornings and picking them up in the afternoons.  We are pretty flexible on hours, but need someone who can transport the kids.  We're located close to PCC's Cascade campus.

Please contact us by email: clhurtt [at]  Thanks!

Golden Apples - A Family Friendly Preschool Enrolling Now!


Golden Apples is a certified preschool located just off Alberta Street in Northeast Portland. We have created this school to provide nurturing education to children ages 2 1/2 to 6 years of age in a hand made volition based environment. Our curriculum is designed to meet the diverse needs of children by drawing upon the best aspects of Montessori, Waldorf, and Reggio Emilia. Our space is stewarded by Scott and Shannon with an unprecedentedly low student to teacher ratio, 7 to 2! That means that Golden Apples children receive our best focus and enable us to provide a dedicated education experience.

We welcome families to come and visit our school during hours of operation or by special appointment. We are currently enrolling immediate vacancies for Monday through Friday and making plans for future enrollment for children interested in joining us in the coming school year. 

For more information, please visit our website at

Also you can like us at

For inquiries and appointments you may call or text Scott at 503-915-9957 or email

We look forward to hearing from you!



Nanny share opportunity--MWF

We have a wonderful nanny for our 7 month old. She is kind, caring, interactive, playful, and professional--she graduated from NW Nannies Institute so has professional training and her first aid and cpr certifications. She has been working with our family since 2012 first caring for our 10 month old daughter who has now moved on to preschool and now for our 7 month old. For years now, we’ve shared with 1 to 2 other families but the kids have moved on to preschool so it’s time for us to find a new family to join us.

The schedule: MWF from 8am to 5pm but we are open to slightly different hours if needed.

The location: We are open to a combination of our house and your house if they are close together on our commute to work. We are in Sellwood on 15th Ave just a few blocks south of Tacoma--walkable to Sellwood Park, the Community Center, the library, New Seasons.  It’s a great place for the kids to have some activities outside of the house regularly without having to drive somewhere. We will have a separate room in the house where your child can sleep in a pack and play (with an organic mattress :) ).  We do not have the nanny drive the kids anywhere and that remains important to us but she is happy to do drop off or pick up for your little one if that is something you feel comfortable with.

The rate: We've been doing $8 per hour per child.   At some point, we’d look for a third child to add and that would change the rate to $6/hour per child.

About us: We have our two wonderful daughters and a 60 lb dog named Meg who mostly keeps to herself. We make efforts to be green--from eating a vegan diet to using cloth diapers and natural products. My husband is a teacher and I work in renewable energy. Please get in touch if you are interested in discussing more! amandamortlock [@]

Fun and Nurturing Nanny Available!

April 01, 2014


I am Nicole, I am 25, a graduate from the Evergreen State College with a focus on education. I have been babysitting and nannying for 10+ years and have great references available. I am a former pre-school teacher and have worked in schools tutoring, assisting in classrooms and starting after school clubs. 

With kids, I love making art (I have learned so many projects from working in art classrooms!), exploring outside, going on field trips, making music, talking about feelings, cooking, identifying plants, playing sports, building things, taking them apart, reading!, writing, making flower crowns and fairy tea parties etc. I don't just put kids in front of the TV. Imagination is so important. 

I am moving to Portland from Olympia so my schedule is currently completely flexible! I am open to full time jobs, part time and occasional date nights.

Looking forward to hearing from you!


Wonderful Nanny/Teacher For Hire

I am a nanny and I love working with children of all ages.  I am also a personal chef and I love to cook if there is time.  I am currently looking for part time or full time nanny work.  I currently work 2 days a week as a nanny for a family that has 3 boys.  I have been with this family for nearly 4 years.  The youngest will be in school in the fall and they will no longer need a nanny.  They are willing to part with me if I find a family that needs me sooner. I am also a substitute special education teacher for Northwest Regional ESD.  I have been through an extensive background check to work as a teacher.  I have a lot of experience working with children who have special needs and twins, multiples as a teacher.  I have great references.

I am kind, caring, loving, positive, professional, creative and knowledgeable. I have over 20 years of nanny and childcare experience.  I have a teaching lisence as an early intervention specialist. This is a teacher that works with children age 8 and under who have special needs.  I am a Northwest Nannies Institute graduate.  I am also a certified personal chef and have a certificate in that.  I enjoy doing fun, educational projects with children like reading, music, science, cooking projects, sports, outdoor play and dramatic play. 

I am looking for a nanny job that is part time or up to 4 days a week.  I currently earn $16 an hour and am looking to stay within a salray range of $15-$18 an hour. Please don't contact me if you want to pay less than this.  I have bills to pay.  Thanks. I would like to be able to still subsittute teach at least one day a week to stay active in that.  I have a teaching lisence, but to be honest, I LOVE working as a nanny much more than I do as a teacher.  I like the smaller adult to child ratio that I have when I am a nanny.  I LOVE being a nanny!  I am wonderful with children of all age.  I really love babies as well.  I am looking for a job that I would be able to get to on the bus or MAX.  My car recently broke down and I am saving to buy a new one.  The sooner I can get a car, the better.  I am also open to doing a nanny share with the right families.  If you are interested in me, write to me and tell me about yourself, your children, your family and your needs.  You can reach me at  Thanks so much.

Infant and Toddler Montessori Preschool Enrolling Now in Southwest Portland

March 28, 2014

The Portland Montessori Collaborative is a Montessori pre-school in Portland, Oregon offering full and part day care for infants three months through Kindergarten. We are a year round school offering four and five day schedules for full and part day care. We boast wholesome meals cooked on site, trained and experienced staff, and a commitment to environmental sustainability, and outdoor curriculum. Our school is a wonderful nurturing place to learn and grow.

We are enrolling now to our infant program, and accepting applications to our toddler community and preschool. Find us online at or call Hilary to schedule a tour today 503-972-7100 and like us on Facebook:

Did we mention our music curriculum? Come play with us!

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Our South Tabor home sits in a lovely residential neighborhood. This intimate classroom space inhabits our entire main floor of the house with hardwood floors, lots of plants, beautiful materials and parent-made shelves/tables/chairs.  The children have continual access to our outdoor organic gardens as well as a room designated for movement, yoga, music and laughter. We’ve designed the space to be completely child-centered, warm, inviting, and stimulating.  Our environment fosters independence, concentration, community building, respect for all life while always encourageing the individual child's interest and curiosity.

Sun Fern Montessori’s mission is to provide a safe, nurturing, fun and carefully-prepared environment founded upon the principles of AMI Montessori education that attends to the total development of the child's social, emotional, intellectural, physcial, and spiritual growth.

Call or email me with any questions!

Tara Cunningham  (503)-775-1011

Clover Montessori of NE Portland

We are currently enrolling for the 2014-15 school year.
Our small in-home classroom will have two openings for ages 2.5 to 4.5.  
Please check out our website at and call to schedule a tour to learn more about our great community!

Heartwood Preschool with Music Together

We have two spaces for the 2014-2015 school year.  One scholarship available.

At Heartwood Preschool, children learn in a safe, small, nurturing environment where they can develop independence, find out about other people and their cultures, and learn to accept and appreciate the similarities and differences among us. We encourage the children to maintain their natural curiosity and love of learning while participating in a structured play-based environment.

  • Heartwood Preschool has been state certified since 2003
  • We are an Eco-Healthy Child Care facility
  • We are a Certified Wildlife Habitat
  • Community Garden plot 2 blocks away
  • Exposure to Spanish
  • Great ratio!  2 dedicated, loving teachers with a maximum of 14 children a day
  • A close-knit community of families who maintain friendships long after their Heartwood years!
  • An amazing art specialist
  • We are a Licensed Music Together Preschool!  Tuition includes weekly visits from a Music Together Specialist, CD's and songbooks, as well as Music Together gatherings for the whole family.

Please visit our website for more information about our wonderful program:

Our Facebook page:




March 26, 2014


Clarvetta's nanny share has a baby opening for 2, 3 & 4 days of care per week. I care for a small group of 2 or 3 babies from my home. My availability is Mondays 7:30 am to 4:30 pm, T-Th 7:30 am to 5:00 pm *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

Rates are as follow: 2 days a week $545/mth, 3 days a week $800/mth & 4 days a week $950/mth Currently I am offering a special of $25 off the monthly.  Email  or call/text  503.933.0580 for a visit.

Come play with us! The Love and Giggles Playhouse is enrolling age 1-5. Full time childcare w/ preschool curriculum.

March 23, 2014

The Love and Giggles Playhouse is enrolling age 1-5 ( full time care). I am located in SE- Portland (close to 52nd & Woodstock). I am state licensed, have been in business for over seven years, great references, and a spotless record. Hours are Mon - Fri 6:30am - 5:30pm. I offer childcare with a structured preschool curriculum. I keep my group small ( six or less) so each child gets all the love and attention they need. I offer reasonable rates, and the highest quality care. Age 2-5 is 150.00 per week. Age 1-2 is 200.00 per week. This includes all meals & snacks, arts & crafts supplies, and lots of TLC! The food I serve is well balanced, and home made. I serve fresh fruits and veggies with each meal ( no processed food here). 

Our motto is to have fun every day! We paint, sing and dance, play outside as much as possible, practice beginning writing - beginning math - fun science projects, practice sharing and being a good friend, manners, lots of arts and crafts projects, pretend we are animals, have story time, kids yoga, and more!

Please call Sheila to set up a tour 503 771-2575 ( please leave a message) or text me 503 341-6703. Please feel free to email me with any questions  Thank you. 100_2205



St. Gabriel Episcopal School

Preschool wordpress small photoSt. Gabriel Episcopal School is enrolling 3, 4 and 4-5 year-olds in a new preschool/prekindergarten dedicated to nurturing each child's spirit and love for learning with a Reggio Emilia-influenced program full of creativity, curiosity and exploration. Our child-driven curriculum with lots of play and discovery time insures students learn subjects in ways they understand and teach problem-solving and cultural competency. Children collaborate in large and small groups in an environment rich in artistic and creative materials and play outside every day. Parents are encouraged to be involved and are an important part of our learning community. We are Episcopal-based but we welcome all children and include learning of many faith and cultural traditions in our curriculum. Our school is a non-profit, green and loving community, and we invite you to visit us and see if we are a good fit for your child and family.

Contact us for a private tour by appointment: St. Gabriel Episcopal School, 17435 NW West Union Road Portland, Oregon 97229. Visit our website, email us, or give us a call at 503-928-1359.

French Immersion Nanny

ImageHello. I have worked in two reputable Portland French immersion schools. My primary experience is as a teacher qualified caregiver for infants to toddlers from 3 months to 18 months old, but also as a substitute and aftercare teacher for preschool and elementary students. I have had additional experience babysitting. 
I am currently working as teacher in a French immersion school on Monday mornings and all day Fridays. I am looking for a position as a part time nanny during the rest of the week or on weekends. I have strong references, I am certified in CPR and infant CPR, I have Early Childhood Education, a culinary degree from France (CAP Cuisine) and a Food Handler's Card. I am also enrolled in the Criminal Background Registry of Oregon. 
I speak both French and English with my own daughter who is almost three. I can do the same with your children by incorporating both languages, I can offer to them a complete immersion experience, or I can speak English with them based on your preference. I believe French immersion can be beneficial even for infants; at least it's pretty adorable when their first words come out in French! I would love to find a situation where could bring along my daughter when she is not in Preschool. I would also consider a drop off situation where care would take place in my home. 
Please email Stephanie at Thank you.

Loving nanny needed for N Portland Family

We are looking for an energetic, loving, baby-wearing, adventure seeking, patient and kind individual, to care for our two little happy boys.

Our older child, C., is almost 3, and the baby, D., is 8 months old.

C. goes to preschool in the morning on Friday. So he will need to be picked up by 1 p.m. We will drop him off in the morning. Preschool is within walking distance, but a little far for the cold weather. So, being comfortable driving is required. It's about 10 blocks. We will provide the car with car seats.

Our current needs for days of care are Tuesday from 11-4, and Friday from 9:30-4, until September 8th. In late May, we will need coverage for Thursdays (9-3), as well (Grandma and Grandpa are headed to Europe for a few weeks! Lucky ducks!). I could also use an admin day at work for about 4 hours every other week that we could talk about working into your schedule.
We hold and play with our children a lot; the older child gets minimal screen time and baby, none! We go to the park or outside every day, rain or shine; we don't let them cry it out, we hug and snuggle a lot. We are helpers, we are kind and we are safe, we respect each other and talk kindly to each other always.

Please inquire if this home sounds like a place you could thrive in and get to know two little amazing boys.

Thanks again for reading our post!

Lara or 503-621-2187

Summer Preschool- Little Hands Garden School


 Join us this summer for some dirty fun- Mt. Tabor field trips, gardening, outdoor music and games, mud-pie baking, messy art and sprinkler fun!  We have a few spaces left in our summer programs for some fabulous 3-5 year olds. 

Summer session 1 June 30-July 17, M-Th 9-1

Summer session 2 August 4-21, M-Th 9-1

The cost for each 3 week session is as follows:

2 days/week = $240       3 days/week = $360        4 days/week= $480

We also currently have one opening for the remaining school year (April through June 19) and one opening for a Fall spot.  Thank you!

Summer Elementary Nanny Share

Three Montessori parents are looking for an enthusiastic adult for a summer elementary unschool nanny share. Care would be in one family's house in SW Portland, close to Wilson High School. Two boys going into fourth grade, one girl going into third grade.  All current or previous Montessori kids.
This would be a fun gig with weekly outings on the bus or in your car. These kids have experience being together in a group and had a similar situation last year. Care would begin July 7 and go through August 29th, from 8:30 - 4:30. We'd pay weekly at a rate of $480.

Contact Mercedes at

The Earth Tortoise Montessori School has Fall Infant/Toddler Openings

The Earth Tortoise School

A Montessori Community for Infants and Toddlers


Located in a cozy home environment dedicated to the children

The Earth Tortoise School is devoted to supporting each child on their own path

and  fostering a love of learning and the natural world

to create a joyful and close-knit community.

We are now enrolling for Fall of the 2014/2015 school year.

Please contact Erin or Maya at (503) 257-4783 or at

to schedule a tour.

You can also find more information at

ChildRoots Burnside and Alberta Annex are Currently Enrolling!

March 17, 2014

Our Burnside Annex is located right across Burnside from our main site in SE Portland and is currently enrolling children at the age of 3 or will turn 3 by 9/1/2014
The Alberta Annex is located in the center of the Alberta Arts district and is currently enrolling children at the age of 3 and above.
A little bit about us:

  • Our program is an Arts and Science based learning community focused on providing superior childcare and empowering children as self-learners
  • We are a certified Eco-healthy childcare
  • Our classrooms are child–focused: everything visible to children is available for their use and the materials are continually adapted to suit their developmental needs and interests.
  • We value and encourage healthful eating and whole foods as a pillar of our curriculum.

We'd love to welcome you to our family! For more information about our schools, or to schedule a tour, please visit our website,, or call (503) 235-1151

Educated, Creative, Nurturing Nanny Available May 2014

I am currently departing what I have been describing as “the best nanny job in the world” and am now seeking a new position to begin in late April/early May with a family who is similarly inspired by the potentials of creating gentle, nurturing environments for children that are uniquely appreciative of each child’s personality and needs.

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Outstanding Infant and Toddler Care

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Four Portland Locations




Now Enrolling ~ Preschool and Pre-K

Johns Landing and SW Portland

No Potty-trained Prerequisite




M-F 7- 5:30 



March 11, 2014


Misty’s Little Ones Daycare is a licensed home-based community of children who are between the ages of 0-12 years old.  We are located in a quiet neighborhood near Mill Plain & Andresen.  We are open Monday-Friday 6 a.m.-6 p.m.

Our child care community supports an attachment, natural parenting philosophy (babywearing, cloth diapering, breastfeeding, co-sleeping, etc) as well as other similar philosophies & will be used with your children while in care.  With older children we encourage positive social interactions, becoming positive role-models for the younger children, lots of physical activity, homework help, and encouraging them to use their imaginations & be creative.

We use cloth diapers with all children enrolled and cloth training pants once they are in the toilet learning stage.  We eat non-processed, home cooked healthy meals & snacks and are able to help with special dietary accomidations including: Gluten/Dairy/Nut/Egg/Corn Free.  We play outside daily and go on walks around the neighborhood on occasion. 

We have current full-time as well as part-time openings for children 0-12 years old and serve the King & Marshall Schools here in Vancouver.  Looking for great families to add to our community who want long-term child care. 

Check out our website!!  Misty's Little Ones Daycare or call Misty @ 360-773-4272

Adams Child Care Openings

March 10, 2014

I'm an in home daycare in N Portland. I have openings for ages 1-School age. Safe and clean environment. We do arts and crafts, work on our sign language and letters and numbers. I'm a registered childcare provider. I prepare the meals. We have a large play area in the backyard. And I am located by Holy Redeemer and Applegate school. I'm also near Peninsula park. If you're interested, give me a call at (503)891-6838. Thank you.

In need of childcare in south Lake Oswego: Nanny-share or daycare


My family is moving from SW Portland to South Lake Oswego, and are needing to find a daycare closer to our new home.  Our son is 7 months old and has been in daycare since around 4 months.  He is an absolute joy: very social, funny, and loves chit chatting.  We are hoping to find a similar situation, we prefer either in-home or smaller daycares, focused on creativity, learning, developing motor skills, while enjoying playing and using the imagination.  Right now we are interested in 4 full time days/week, but if it's the right situation, we would welcome full time.  We would also be open to nanny-share either in our home or another close by that has room for our guy. 

We are very dedicated to our son - his well being, growth, and happiness.  We would love and support our son's caretakers, as our current providers have become part of the family.  We will pay competitively.  Any and all recommendations are appreciated.  Please contact Emily at, and I will respond promptly.


Thank you!

The Nelsen Family

P/T Nanny needed for 3month old (SW Portland)

March 09, 2014

Hi! We are looking for a part-time, experienced nanny for our 3 month-old son. We would like to find someone who has experience caring for infants and is CPR certified. Schedule will be 2-3 days a week (Mon-Fri) approximately 8-12 hours per week starting in April. In June, we will need additional hours 12-20 hours per week. 

Hours will be flexible between 7:30am-6:30pm. 

We are hoping to find someone who will commit to caring for our little one for a minimum of 4 months. 

If interested please contact:

Nanny Share Needed M-W-F downtown or Close In

Looking for a nanny share for our now 10 week old son, preferably at your place, since we have a small apartment downtown.  Interested in M-W-F, 9am-6pm starting roughly in May, when our son will be 4 months old.

We are a laid-back family, looking for childcare and social interaction for our son over childcare centers.  Strong preference for daily outings over television.  Most interested in another child in the same age range and parents with similar values as ours.

Nanny must be non-smoking, open to cloth diapering, CPR and First Aid trained.  Knowledge of infant sign language a plus.

Please get in touch if you are interested in talking more,

Thank You,


Day Care Spots Available for Toddlers (Inner SE Portland)

March 04, 2014

I have a small (3-4) group of wonderful toddlers I care for in my SE Portland home (near Division and 30th).  I have an immediate opening for Tuesdays, and full-time spots opening in the summer.  Hours are 8am - 5pm, with earlier and later hours available by prior arrangement.  We eat healthy and delicious organic meals, enjoy daily time in the fresh air, and laugh a lot.  Daily activities include painting and drawing, several story times with books and songs, dance parties with balloons and scarves, bubble chasing, exploring music, walks to Piccolo Park, and free play.  I keep the group small so that I can give plenty of individual attention, encouragement, and reassurance they still so need at this age.    

I have a degree in Social Work, am trained in infant and child first aid and CPR, and am a mature mother of a sweet, goofy 2-year old (who is part of our group).  I am heavily influenced by Montessori philosophy, by which I mean that I focus on independence in children and create a child-based, beautiful and calm environment.  My rate is $70/day, which includes all meals and snacks.  Please email with any questions.  I look forward to chatting with you!  Mercy Pozgay (  

Au Pairs seeking Portland host families

March 02, 2014

Chi Au Pair Portland

Hello my name is Danielle and I am the Portland Au Pair Coordinator for CHI Au Pair USA (  I would love to help your family find the perfect nanny/au pair for your childcare needs in the Portland metro area.

CHI Au Pair USA (Cultural Homestay International) provides quality live-in childcare for busy families by legally sponsoring carefully screened au pairs from around the world.  You can welcome an experienced and well-trained au pair into your family and your children will experience the rich traditions of another culture!

Au Pairs provide up to 45 hours a week of childcare, light housekeeping, cooking and driving. You screen and choose the au pair that fits your family best.  Their schedule is determined by you.  With an au pair you can work during the week and go out on a Saturday night while your children are in good hands.  All of this for less than $350 a week!

For more information and to learn more about our available au pairs, contact me, Danielle, at 971.263.2525 or

You can also visit us on the web at

I look forward to speaking with you soon!


Danielle Black Zimmerman


Portland Au Pair Coordinator




Little Lights Playschool


Hello Portland area families!   Little Lights Playschool is a home based Waldorf preschool located in the Woodlawn neighborhood of NE Portland.   We operate Tuesday - Thursday from 9-1.  Our program is rich in the arts with strong emphasis on free play, social development, the natural world around us and respect of each other and our things.   Class size is small loving lead by seasoned teacher Kristin Luce.  We accept little ones ages 2.5-5.   Our program affordable and our community vibrant!

Please go to our website for all the information.

Thank you for considering our sweet school! 

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Clarvetta's nanny share has a baby opening for 2, 3 & 4 days of care per week. I care for a small group of 2 or 3 babies from my home. My availability is Mondays 7:30 am to 4:30 pm, T-Th 7:30 am to 5:00 pm *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

Rates are as follow: 2 days a week 495/mth, 3 days a week 750/mth & 4 days a week 900/mth Currently I am offering a special of 100$ off the monthly rate of 4 days of care a week & $50 off 3 days of care per week. Email for a visit.

Escuela Viva: Openings for Summer and Fall 2014

February 27, 2014

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Escuela Viva
Community School
Offering a Dual Language Learning Environment
1111 SE Pine St. Portland, OR

Escuela Viva, has openings available in our Infant, Toddler and Preschool classrooms for the 2014-2015 school year.  Escuela Viva was developed with two main goals in mind.  The first is to provide an enriching environment that supports the spiritual, academic and humanistic needs of our children. The second is to support the development of both English and Spanish language skills.

The Learning Process:  Children, at Escuela Viva, are viewed as competent active learners where Teachers are but one means by which the children learn. Learning occurs in collaboration between the classroom environment, the adult teachers, parents and the children.

Escuela Viva, founded in 2004, will soon be celebrating their 10th year in business, and each day our team brings compassion and enthusiasm to the classroom.

Please read more about our educational philosophies and program at  You can complete a waitlist application on the 'Enrollment' page of our website, and direct any questions towards 

PS: We have two upcoming Open Houses on March 3rd and March 31st at 5:30 p.m, hope to see you there!

Looking for a family to share our wonderful nanny in Camas Wa

February 26, 2014

We have found an amazing nanny for our 10 month old little boy and are looking for a family to nanny share with at our home.  We'd love for our little boy to have a playmate (he's very friendly and social!)

We currently have our nanny M-Th 7:30-4 pm and are looking for a family that can work within those times.

Our nanny has 10+ years experience in childcare, is CPR and FirstAid Certified, as well as certified to teach swim lessons.  She's been teaching our little one sign language as well!  Non smoker (of course!) and very reliable!  

We have a clean home in a nice neighborhood with a private park, large play space and fenced yard.

If you think we sound like a good fit for your family, feel free to contact me!


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Seeking a family to join nanny share for 2-3 days per week in inner N/NE Portland

February 25, 2014

After a thorough search we have found an amazing, fun, engaging nanny who will be with our 8-month-old son full time, 5 days per week, and have found another family who needs 2 or 3 days of care per week.  We'd like to find another family with a baby to alternate days so there is always one additional baby here with our son.  The part time family has a flexible schedule so you could name your specific days if that is helpful to you. 

We live in N Portland's Piedmont neighborhood, about a half mile from Peninsula Park, which our nanny is excited to visit with the kiddos.  Did you know they have awesome music and art classes for babies?  We have set up a fun and safe childproofed playroom with squishy rugs and lots of toys that's been working really well for the two babies so far. 

Please email Megan at if you might be interested! 

Experienced FT Nanny Now Available in SE Portland (Sellwood/Westmoreland)

February 21, 2014


Hello! My name is Abigail and I have been working with children and infants for over four years. I love working with kids, and consider it my passion. I am all about being the right nanny for you and your family, and learning all about your personal family culture and style. I have a very calm and patient personality. I am a passionate reader, and love to bake, make blanket forts, create art, and explore the fantastical world around us with my kiddos. I am CPR/AED/First-Aid Certified for children and infants, a non-smoker, and very comfortable with pets of all shapes and sizes. I am a very enthusiastic, hard worker, and I’m not afraid to do housework. I have excellent references.

I am available to start immediately, and looking for a family around the Sellwood/Westmoreland area, although I am open to other areas in Portland. I am looking for about 30-45 hours a week, with a minimum 6 month commitment (my ideal would be a 1 to 2 year commitment). I am happy to do a trial period to make sure we are a good fit. I do not have a driver's license (by choice), however I am very active, and love to walk, bus, and explore the city. I would still love to get out with the kids, and be very active in neighborhoods, or even on day trips on the bus. 

If you are interested in seeing a full resume, references, and letters of recommendation, please email me at, and let me know how I can best support you and your family in your childcare needs! 

Thank you so much for your time and consideration!

Abigail Rose

Seeking Part-Time Babysitter, Nanny, or Nanny Share M,W,F 22-25 hours/week (NE Portland)

February 18, 2014


We are looking for the right fit for our 19 month old daughter in NE Portland. Starting in March we will need care on the following days Monday: 7:30-3:30, Wednesday: 9:15-3:15, and Friday: 7:30-3:30, some weeks will flex due to time off, vacations, and such. We are also open to a Nanny share at our home which is preferred however we will also consider another family's home that is close in our area. 

Please email me at if you are interested!

Melissa & Odell