ChildRoots new NE center

December 17, 2014

ChildRoots Center for Young Children will open a new NE Center April 2015.  Located at 2401 NE Fremont St. in NE Portland, this 4 classroom site will have a total enrollment capacity of 50 children per day.   As the former "Perry's on Fremont" restaurant, this building will have extensive renovations over the next 3 months.  The school is spacious with tons of natural light and skylights in every classroom.  We will feature a large outdoor playground, and an art and science lab.

We have just begun enrolling for this new location.  For more information, please contact Christina at

ChildRoots, A Center for Young Children, (, is an environmental and Art-and-Science-based learning community, dedicated to providing superior childcare for children ages six weeks to six years.

ChildRoots has been recognized by local media including The Oregonian, the Portland Tribune, the Hollywood Star, and Metro Regional Government for its leadership in sustainability. ChildRoots features organic meals and snacks, locally-sourced food, cloth diapers, non-toxic wooden toys, creative spaces, a Preschool Atelier Program, and play-based learning. Dedicated to providing superior childcare in an in-home setting, each Annex follows the principles of the “ChildRoots Way” which is our unique brand of childcare designed to honor each child’s authentic, powerful self and support them in their development and acquisition of essential life skills. Embracing elements of Attachment Parenting, Love & Logic and Resources for Infant Educarers (RIE), our teachers are dedicated to creating strong, consistent, and healthy bonds with the children in their care.


Looking for a nanny in NE PDX

December 15, 2014


We are looking for a nanny to care for our 2.5 year old and 7 month old in our home, on Mondays and Tuesdays starting Jan. 12th while Mama is working from home in my downstairs office.  Looking for someone with experience working with young children under 2 and who ejoys the adventure of growing and engaging young minds through play, creativity and loving kindness.  If you are interested in joining our fun bunch, please contact me at:

Thanks so much!

Peace 'n Play Childcare, North Portland

December 13, 2014

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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.

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. In addition, it's an easy 5 minute drive from the businesses of Swan Island, as well as the adidas campus.

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

Bada's Place is a licensed in-home daycare. OPENINGS AVAILABLE FOR 3 - 5 YEAR OLDS. I have some availability for after-school care.

At Bada's Place your child will participate in developmentally-appropriate activities throughout the day, such as, but not limited to:
Nature and outdoor play time
Puzzles and games
Arts and crafts
Music play and dance
Pre-Reading activities
Quiet time
Story time
You can rest assured that your child will be cared for with the utmost kindness, love, and respect. I believe all children are precious gifts.

Bada's Place

Phone: 503-358-2385 Email:

Hours of Operation: Mon-Fri: Open; Sat & Sun: Closed

Address: 7101 SE Gladstone Street; Portland OR, 97206

I've been a nanny for the past 12 years and with each family I have learned and grown as person and I believe I know and understand children very well. My own observations and first hand experiences have shown me that there is no one-way of approaching and caring for a child, you need a diverse skill-set and boatloads of patience. I love being a nanny and have been blessed to work with great families, but as I look towards retiring I want maximize my positive impact on as many children as possible in this time-frame. So as a nanny and grandma, I feel it’s a natural progression for me to open my home to a small group of young people to provide a long-term and peaceful environment that will foster their journey towards becoming world citizens.


In a Child’s Path has immediate Openings for 2-5 year olds

December 12, 2014


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In a Child's Path is a natural learning environment in a home-like setting fostering all facets of development through the power of play as well as language by implementing Spanish throughtout each day.  Located in NE Portland, we are an alternative to center care; our home has been the pillar for high quality care for the past 28 years. We are a certified family childcare with trained, educated staff and low ratios. We have an immediate opening for ages 2 to 5. We offer music, gardening, cooking to name a few! Check us out at or email to set up a visit!

Little Seeds Farm School has one opening left for January 5th!

We are an urban farm located in Sellwood near the Westmoreland natural park. We take from both Montessori and Waldorf methods of learning and collaborate with our agrarian lifestyle to provide a loving and safe environment to educate children ages 3-6. Our days are filled with stimulating self-directed play to ignite a passion for learning while growing individually and gaining independence. Our curriculum is diverse and provides an opportunity to thrive. On any given day you'll find us practicing meditation or yoga, in our science lab, writing our next puppet show, tending to our organic garden grow room, naming planets in our solar system, beating drums in music class, observing our ant farm, chopping fresh veggies for a seasonal pot pie, or maybe digging in a cranberry and cinnamon sensory tub. We start at 8:30am Monday-Thursday Morning class is 8:30-12:30 with extended hours to 3:30pm. Contact Miss Brittany for more information at 971-998-7672 Image
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Toddler Spaces for January at Manos Unidas Montessori in Southeast Portland

December 10, 2014


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Manos Unidas Montessori (formerly Merry Montessori) has spaces available in our toddler program for January 2015. Manos Unidas Montessori offers high quality eco-conscious educational programs for children six weeks to six years, along with opportunities for a Spanish-English language experience.

We are located in the Southeast neighborhood of Lents on SE 87th between Foster and Woodstock and have half day, three, four, and five day programs available with before and after care.

Learn more about our program at


December 08, 2014


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, activity driven 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 for a few spaces that will be opening up at the end of August.  We have both part time and full time options and a policy of making school fun for children and convenient for parents.  

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 in SE: Chinese Immersion

December 05, 2014

Hi there! We are looking to share our home and wonderful nanny with another family interested in exposing their child to Mandarin Chinese. Our son Sagan is 15 months old, so ideally you have a child who is fairly close to him in age (his birthday is 9.28.13). We are flexible about amount of days and timing. We live at the foot of Mt. Tabor near 51st and Hawthrone. Please email me at and I can provide you with all the details. Thanks! Kara, Byron and Sagan.


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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."



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24 Months - 5 year-olds


Located in the Johns Landing and Burlingame neighborhoods and opening in NE portland in summer 2015

The perfect balance of play and academics!





December 04, 2014


BABY OPENING IN NORTH PORTLAND, ST JOHNS  Clarvetta's nanny share has a baby opening for 2 days of care per week. M & T or T & Th. I also have an opening for 3 days of care per week. M, T & Th.


Nanny or Nanny Share in NW Portland

December 03, 2014

We are looking for a nanny and/or nanny share opportunity 3-5 days a week starting in late March. Our son will be 3 months old at this time. The hours needed would be at minimum 7:30-5:30 TU WED, and TH (30 hours), but could potentially be up to 5 days a week M-F. We live in NW Portland.

We are seeking an individual who has experience caring for infants. A background in early childhood education/development is a bonus! We would like someone who will be present and engaged with our son; reading, dancing, singing, outside play etc. Our parenting philosophy is one of very limited TV time. We also would request that light housekeeping duties as related to our child’s care be performed.  We prefer someone who is CPR certified.

If you are a nanny or a nearby family looking for a nanny share option, I would love to talk with you! Please contact me at

Thank you,


Sunnyside Mennonite Montessori School Openings Available! (inner se pdx)

December 02, 2014

We still have a few spots available to join our school!

We are a unique small montessori preschool located in heart of SE Portland. We have a legacy of teaching inquisitive minds and building community since the inception of the school 36 years ago. For an opportunity to speak with us and to visit the school please contact us at: or call  Marylin Rush at 503-282-3497.  Additional information about our school may be seen by visiting:

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We look forward to hearing from you!



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Little Imprints Preschool in North Portland

November 30, 2014


There are still two openings for children between the ages of 3 through 5. 

Located near the Adidas Village in North Portland (N Greeley and N Killingsworth), Little Imprints is an in-home, Reggio-inspired preschool.   Our daily routine involves a multitude of authentic, open ended materials, intriguing art activities, healthy organic snacks, and is 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.  




New Spanish-English Bilingual Program in the Lents Neighborhood! ~Open House Saturday, December 6th~



Manos Unidas Montessori (formerly Merry Montessori) has moved to a commercial site in the Lents neighborhood of Southeast Portland. Just off of the Foster exit of I-205 and 2.3 miles up Foster from our old location, Manos Unidas Montessori offers Spanish-English bilingual Montessori preschool for children six weeks to six years old, including Kindergarten for three, four, or five day programs during the school year and summer. We are excited to house all of our three programs in the St. Peter's Parish property between Woodstock and Foster boulevards.

We currently have spaces available in our Primary Program (toilet independent children ages 3 to 6) and are accepting applications for our infant and toddler programs for January or February 2015.

Primary Program ~Open House~ this Saturday, December 6th from 10am to 12pm. Come speak with our guides and learn more about Montessori and Manos Unidas Montessori.

Go to our website for more information-

Woodsong Preschool in SE Portland has openings!

November 25, 2014

Woodsong Preschool is a Reggio-inspired, state certified, in-home preschool, nestled in the heart of South Tabor across from Clinton Park. We believe that children are natural scientists and learners, who can discover their knowledge through, play, questioning, creativity, and authentic experience. Woodsong Preschool is play-focused, project-based, child-led, and art-infused. We offer a warm and caring environment, where children are encouraged to work together, respect the differences of others, and discover awareness that each creature has its' place of importance in the great circle of life.  For more information please check out the Woodsong website at, or contact Jen Rudnicki at 140915_Jens_School_13_1

AlderWood Preschool Now Enrolling!

AlderWood is a small unqiue preschool program located in the Cully/Roseway neighborhood of NE portland.

We focus on independence, empathy, and creative thinking. We are a full-day program, and we offer sliding scale tuition. Visit for more information.

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November 24, 2014

Nanny Wanted for our already established nanny share:

About the kids: Will, who will turn one in December, likes to stand up on things, push chairs to walk, and crawl after the cats. He’s adventurous, funny, and is currently taking one short morning nap and one more solid afternoon nap. Esther will be 19 months. She often takes one killer 2-3 hour afternoon nap. She is into art, taking on and off her rain boots, learning new words, and doing things herself (with nearby support if needed.) Esther is dairy free and pescatarian (vegetarian plus fish- no chicken, meat, etc)

About the families: Brad and Heather live in the Kenton Neighborhood of North Portland. Brad is in medical school. Heather works from home, and ideally a Nanny would pick Will up in the morning and take him to Becca and Cort’s house in the Alberta Arts neighborhood. Becca and Cort are queer Jewish liberals. Cort works and is in Grad school. Becca works at Grant High School and follows the school schedule. The share is at the house in the Alberta Arts area. There are two indoor only cats who are just thrilled to be hugged by toddlers (I kid!).

About the gig:
This job would start January 5th and continue through the end of the school year (for staff) which is mid June. There would be no work for school holidays (ie MLK day, President’s day, Spring Break). Monday through Friday. Pick up Will at 7:30am, kids are picked up at 4:30pm (though sometimes Becca gets home earlier or later depending on meetings, never after 5) Nanny must have first aid/ CPR training, and a valid driver’s license, safe car. In addition to picking up Will in the morning, we hope for the kids to get out of the house daily… this can range from a neighborhood adventure, trip to a park, or trips to OMSI or the Children’s Museum (families have memberships to both.) Car seats provided. We are looking for someone patient and loving, who can handle kids who are in developmentally different places. Also someone who texts pictures to the parents would be appreciated!

Contact Heather at if interested.

Looking for a Nanny Share in Inner NE or SE

November 18, 2014

We are looking to see if anyone in inner NE or SE already has a loving wonderful nanny for thier infant and wants to share! We are trying to set up childcare for our son, ideally starting in January. He will be seven months old then. We live in the Woodlawn neighborhood, but work down near the Lloyd Center. We are looking ideally for 4 days a week (8.5 hours a day), but we could do full time as well (we both work full time, but mom can work from home one-day). Dad is a teacher. Any ideas, please email me.

Thank you,

Suzanne (

Looking for a great Nanny!
We are looking for a loving soul to be part of our extended family. We have a happy 2.5 yo girl and one more on the way in February. We live in SE Portland and are looking for someone creative with a big heart, lots of energy, a passion for the outdoors, and great references. Ideally, we would like someone for M,W,F all day. If you or someone you know might be interested in this position, please email me.

Nanny/Parent Share in Mt. Tabor

November 13, 2014

We are looking for a part-time nanny (or parent) share in Mt. Tabor starting in January for our sweet boy, Dylan, who will be 3 mos at the end of December.

We live near SE 51st and Lincoln and are looking to find another family, ideally within walking distance (keep it local, keep it simple and minimize car commuting :), with similar values, to share a nanny or possibly a parent share (or some combination). We are initially looking for 2 t0 4 days a week.  We have some flexibility with days/location but ideally would split time between homes. 

If you are interested, we would love to talk with you (or just meet other parents, even if you already have childcare established). Please contact us at
Amy and Brent (and baby Dylan)

Ashley's Baby Care enrolling now!

November 12, 2014

A very small group of infants and toddlers will enjoy this lovely home with the main floor and back yard dedicated to their safe play and exploration. Parents will appreciate the reliable, nurturing attention provided by Ashley Weir, whose early care and education experience promises to enable each child to develop fully their cognitive skills in a relaxed, positive environment.

Ashley's Baby Care is located in the "family friendly" Rose City neighborhood, with easy access to freeways, mass transit and main arterials of the city. For more information please contact Ashley Weir at or 503-939-9198 or


Nanny share opportunity in SE

November 11, 2014

SE family looking for another baby to join our seven month old girl and our amazing nanny at our home located in Mount Tabor. We are moving to SE 34th and Belmont in two months, so are eager for family anywhere in Southeast. Anytime Monday through Friday from 7:30 to 4:30 works for us.

Text call or email if interested in chatting more.

(336) 420-2519

The Meadow Day School in St. Johns has preschool openings!

November 05, 2014

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We currently have space available for our Toddler and Preschool Program. We except students ages two through five years old. For more information, feel free to give the school a call and we would be happy to schedule a tour for families interested in starting soon! 

The Meadow Day School focuses on experiential learning and hands on activities including curriculum infused with art, music, science, and play.  We believe in empowering students to solve problems, resolve interpersonal issues, and express their own ideas.

The Meadow Day School

8444 N Ivanhoe Street

Portland, Oregon 97203


Bubbles Preschool--Now Enrolling Ages 2.5 - 5 years in North Mt. Tabor Area

November 03, 2014

Portland's newest home-based state certified preschool is now enrolling for immediate openings. 

Located in a mid-century home near I-84 & I-205 on/off ramps,

between NE Glisan & E Burnside, just off NE 67th Ave …

  114 NE Gilham Ave.  PDX  97213   (entrance on NE Davis)



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Seeking P/T Nanny in Lake Oswego

We are looking for an amazing part time nanny to take care of our 5 month old and 3 year old while we are at work.  We live in Lake Oswego and the hours are 7:30 am to 5:00 pm Monday and Wednesday and 7:30 am to 3:30 pm on Tuesdays.  There will be many opportunities for extra hours both during the week and on nights and weekends if you are interested. 

We need an individual who has experience caring for a young infant and toddlers, who is energetic, creative, loving, patient, loves to have fun with kids and wants to be a partner with us on our care and discipline philosophies.  We want someone who will be present and engaged with our children; playing, dancing, singing, arts and crafts, outside play and walks when weather permits and our super fun neighborhood swimming pool in the summer!  There is too much fun to be had for very much screen time. We require someone that will help with light housekeeping as it relates to caring for our children.  We do have a friendly but low maintenance dog so animal lovers please apply.  A car is not provided so please have your own as our 3 year old needs drop offs and pick ups at preschool. It is ideal if you live within 5-7 miles of us. Please email Samantha at samantha.simmons32 @ gmail . com if you are interested!

Spilt Milk Nannies - Sitters at the click of a button

October 31, 2014

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Seeking PT Nanny Share or Parent in SE Portland

October 28, 2014

Hi, we are looking for a nanny share or stay at home parent who would like to earn a little extra in SE Portland.  We have a 9 month old son and are looking for 1 to 2 days per week of childcare with one or two other children.  

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Nanny Share in NE Portland

October 27, 2014

Sweet and fun family looking for a part-time nanny share in NE Portland with a very fun, creative, energetic and reliable nanny! Ideal situation would be 2 days per week (Tuesday/Thursdays) from 8:30-5:30 at our home in the Concordia neighborhood. We have some flexibility with days/times and location.

Pay would be $8.25-$9 per hour, per child.

Our sweet little pumpkin will  be two in January, is super chatty and artistic, loves books, music and outdoor adventures! Prefer a child close to his age, but primarily looking for a family who is a good fit.

Please email me at if interested in talking further! IMAG0048

Sunnyside Mennonite Montessori School Openings Available! (inner se pdx)

October 23, 2014


We still have a few spots available to join our school! We are a unique small montessori preschool school located in heart of SE Portland. We have a legacy of teaching inquisitive minds and building community since the inception of the school 36 years ago.

For an opportunity to speak with us and to visit the school please contact us at: or call  Marylin Rush at 503-282-3497.  Additional information about our school may be seen by visiting

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Marigold Preschool/NE Portland

October 21, 2014

Marigold is a part-time, in-home preschool in NE Portland located near the Gregory Heights Library and convenient to Roseway, Hollywood, Montevilla, Cully, and Alberta neighborhoods. Mon/Tues/Wed, 9am-1:00pm, ages 2-4 years old. 

Marigold Preschool is a safe, creative, loving space where young children are encouraged to explore, gain independence and make new friends. School days are filled with art, baking, handwork, music, gardening, backyard chicken feeding, and lots of indoor and outdoor play. Marigold is a Waldorf and Reggio Emilia-inspired school. 

For more information please contact Krista at or visit