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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!





looking for part time nanny share in SW portland

September 02, 2015

Hi Everyone! My name is Angela and my husbands name is Doug. We are looking for a part time nanny share ideally in the Raleigh hills/multanomah area. We'd like to find a family/nanny already set up 4-5 days a week who would like someone to join part time. I am a nurse at a hospital so the days I work vary. One week I may need 3 days while another week I may need only 2 days. My daughter is a spunky, fearless 1.5 yr old who loves older kids and outdoor play. Please email or message me if you are interested!






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Four Portland Locations

Coming to Wilsonville January 2016



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."



WeVillage NEW location OPEN NOW!

August 31, 2015

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Portland, Or.  WeVillage founder Karen Beninati opened her innovative, flexible childcare facility at Northeast 19th and Broadway. The beautiful, 2,000 square foot space is designed as a unique play and learning area with a custom built play structure emulating some of the surrounding homes in the neighborhood, a preschool area, and a separate area for the infants and toddlers to explore.

The Northeast Broadway location was created by Beninati and a team of experts from Andersen Construction, the company that also designed and constructed Ibarre, WeVillage’s neighbor next door.  The vision was to use materials leftover from various larger commercial projects done by Andersen Construction.  The result, 96 per cent of the materials is reclaimed from existing wood saved from the original space.  The ceiling is a reclaimed concrete shoring form.  “We used LOW VOC adhesives, the panels are reclaimed from a high-tech industry project, the doors and windows were left over from some of Andersen’s larger commercial jobs”, said Beninati.  “Our mission of providing exceptional flexible childcare spaces that are beautifully designed for discerning parents has been achieved and we’re very excited to show our concept off in our newest location,” she added.

A special grand opening celebration will be held SEPT 24TH 4-9pm BIG PARTY! with BOUNCE HOUSE, FOOD,COCKTAILS AND FACE PAINTING,  ICE CREAM BAR!



“We also look forward to many events, birthday parties, and celebrations creating special memories with our WeVillage families at each of our WeVillage locations in the Pearl, Orenco Station (Hillsboro), Happy Valley Town Center and our newest here on Northeast Broadway,” she added.

About WeVillage

WeVillage is a state licensed provider for flexible childcare with convenient hourly options.  The concept developed by founder Karen Beninati is award winning.  The flexible childcare concept is for children ages six weeks to 12 years old.  WeVillage offers fulltime, preschool, after school care, winter and summer break camps and



PT Nanny needed close-in NE this fall

We are looking for someone to spend weekday mornings with our 5-month old twin girls from September 21st onward. This will be four to five hours per day with the possibility for some evening and weekend hours at times, too.

Experience and qualifications are important but not the only things we'll consider, and we'd love to talk to people of varied backgrounds about their childcare approaches. The who and the how are as important as how seasoned or how credentialed you are!

We're located conveniently near the NE 60th Ave. MAX stop, the 19, 52 and 20 buses, and the NE 58th Ave. exit off I-84 East.

Contact apersans@gmail.com or call either (646)675-5687 or (646)675-5694.

Casita Montessori School

Imagine a place  that fosters independence, cooperation, self-esteem, respect for others and the environment, all while building a strong academic foundation. Casita is that place!

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North Portland, just blocks from U of P

Now enrolling children 2.5- 5+

Childcare swaping and/or babysitting in NE Portland

Hello, my name is Karla, I recently moved to Portland a few months ago and I have a 3 yr old son named Augustine who is very friendly and gentle. I am looking for another mom in NE portland to swap childcare with. I can also babysit at my house if you need a couple extra days along with the swap. If you only need babysitting and can't swap, I am also available for that. I am pretty flexible on pricing and time.

I live in a small two story house with a good sized backyard in Woodlawn. We are vegetarian but I can prepare vegan or gf food as well. My partner Aiden works downtown 5-6 days a week so my schedule is pretty flexible. I am only a couple blocks from a good park and usually take my son there. I love children/babies of all ages and would love to meet you and see if we could work something out. You can email me at kalcantar326@gmail.com

Thank You!

Willow Tree Preschool has space for fall

August 28, 2015


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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.

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 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


Little Hands Garden School has one spot left for Fall!


Little Hands Garden School will be offering an expanded schedule for preschoolers beginning in October.  Please visit us at www.littlehandsgardenschool.com for details about our fabulous play-based nature-centered program or email us at littlehandsgardenschool@gmail.com for more information!

sitter/nanny needed in SE

August 27, 2015

Hello! We are looking for a part time babysitter/nanny for September and October. We live in the Richmond neighborhood in SE Portland.

The minimum schedule is Wednesday afternoons/evenings (starting at around 3pm) and a few hours on Thursdays (around 10am-2pm). A few more hours are possible, but these are the times we need.

We have two children, ages 7 and 1. Our 7 year old attends school and wouldn't be present for the Thursday shift.

We would love to hear from you! Hopefully you have recent childcare/parenting experience, a reference we could contact, recent CPR training, and are able to prepare simple meals and get children to bed when needed.

Thanks for considering!


Woodlawn Community Playschool has openings!

Woodlawn Community Playschool is thrilled to be sharing a space with Alberta Early Learning Center and offering care on Monday and Friday. Woodlawn Community Playschool is a play based, child-centered preschool. We share the same philosophy and similar policies to AELC. Woodlawn Community Playschool will start up August 28th. Between the two schools, there are openings for both part and full time care. We will be accepting potty trained kids (or kids making some progress) through age 5. The school is in the Woodlawn neighborhood. For more info contact April Sandoval at aprils_us2000@yahoo.com or 503.358.3563. Untitled

Nanny Share- Portland, Forest Heights

We are looking for a nanny share PT time fall starting in November, and full time starting in the winter closer to 1/1 for a newborn.

In general, we would be looking for hours of around 8am-5pm, but open to some modification. It would be ideal if the other family was in the same neighborhood for general commute and convenience for both sides.

General Nanny responsibilities/criteria:
• Previous Nanny Experience required
• Provide structure around nap and play schedules
• It is very important that to have significant of experience taking care of newborns, and understand how to properly hold, feed and play.
• Non Smoker
• It is a MUST to like dogs and animals. (if we host at our house)

Share Family:
• Prefer family with other children under 1 year
• Live in Forest Heights or close

Nanny candidates should be able to provide a resume, cover letter, and references.

If you are another family and interested in potentially sharing, please email Kim if interested: kim@green-layer.com

Open House at New Chinese Immersion Preschool this weekend!

August 26, 2015

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Global Friends Language School, a new home-based Chinese Immersion Preschool in NE Portland, is having an open house this Sunday, August 30th, from 2-5 pm.   Come join us to tour our space and learn more about our program.   We are located at 4505 NE 82nd Ave (on the corner of 82nd and Prescott).

If you can't make it for the open house, contact us via email at globalfriendslanguageschool@gmail.com or by phone at 971-506-3261 to schedule a tour.

We are currently enrolling 3-5 year olds for full- time care.  Come explore, share, play, learn, laugh, grow and speak Chinese with us!


ChildRoots SE Spots Available in Infant, Toddler, and Preschool Rooms!

Contact: Rose Witteveen, Director: sedirector@childroots.com

Looking for nanny-share in NE Portland


We are looking for a nanny-share in the NE Portland area (within a 10-minute radius of Irvington) in someone else's house.
We would like three days per week, preferably from 7.30am to 5.30pm, Tues-Thurs, but we can be flexible.
We have recently moved from London to Portland. Our daughter is 26 months, friendly and used to being in daycare.
If you are a family or a nanny, please contact me on candicepires at hotmail dot com.

Many thanks, Candice

Infant/toddler childcare spots open at Marti's Place

August 25, 2015

Marti's Place, a home-based childcare located in the Alameda neighborhood has two openings for a Monday, Tuesday, Thursday spot.  Our age group is six weeks to three years.  

We are play-based and love the feel of a big family.  We have a small group and love our small ratio of child/adult.  

Check out our website at martisplace.org and contact me if you are interested in a tour or have questions.

Looking forward to hearing from you!




The Earth Tortoise School - a Montessori Community for Infants and Toddlers - is Enrolling for the Fall

The Earth Tortoise School - A Montessori Community for Infants and Toddlers - is located at 221 NE 117th Ave in East Portland and is set 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 the natural world to create a joyful and close-knit community.

We currently have a full time and a part time space available for the fall. We would love to show you around and talk more with you about our program.

Please visit us at www.theearthtortoiseschool.com for more information and contact Maya or Erin at (503) 257-4783 or theearthtortoiseschool@gmail.com to set up a tour.

Thank you and we look forward to  meeting your family.







Roots to Bloom Preschool Enrolling for 2015/2016!


Roots to Bloom Preschool is a play based, child centered preschool. Our intention is for children and their families to put down roots: and create a lasting community where the children can flourish and bloom into unique, caring, creative, empowered beings.

We are located in northeast Portland on a quiet street in a quaint cottage surrounded by trees. Every space of the school has been carefully planned and designed with the children in mind. Materials are available, accessible and abundant.

We were fortunate to have recently purchased this beautiful school where I have worked for the past two years and am excited for the new journey!

Roots to Bloom Preschool is family owned and operated and currently enrolling 2-5 year old children starting this September. We offer the option of full or half day. For more information, please e-mail Lisa at rootstobloompreschool@gmail.com. Look for us on Facebook, our web site is currently under construction, and will be available soon!
Roots to Bloom Preschool
6107 NE Mason Street, Portland, Oregon 97218 • rootstobloompreschool@gmail.com • 971-284-4906


August 23, 2015

Hello, we are looking for a family interested in joining our inner SE nanny share with our experienced, reliable nanny and our 10-month old daughter. Ideally, we are looking for another child between the ages of 6 mo. - 2yrs. Here are the details:

Location: The nanny share would be located in our home in the Buckman neighborhood, which is a good drop off location for downtown employees (~10 minute commute).

Our Family: We are an active vegetarian family with no pets, no smoking. We encourage reading and music and have a no screen policy for our daughter, who is a very smiley, outgoing and easy-going baby.

Schedule: Our current schedule is Mon-Fri 8:30-4:30pm, but we have some flexibility in the hours and are open to someone that only needs part-time care.

Nanny: Our nanny has her own transportation, is patient and has almost 10 years of experience. The total pay rate is $16/hr, which would be split.

Please contact kateandterry2014@gmail.com if you are interested or have further questions. 


Seeking Nanny Share in North Portland

August 21, 2015

We are looking to start or join a nanny share in October for our daughter who will be 3 months old. We will need care 3-4 days a week and are flexible on days and times. We live in north Portland in the Kenton neighborhood. We have a small older mellow dog who is good with the baby and is good with other children.


Ideally the other child(ren) will be similarly aged. We are looking for a caregiver with previous infant experience who is reliable, engaging, and will take the little ones outside when possible. We are looking for a long-term commitment from the other family and nanny.


If you are a nanny or nearby family interested, please contact me at lauranannyshare@gmail.com 

Overnight Care, Professional Service, Loving Nanny, Alexandra Loves (720) 352-4280

August 20, 2015

Overnights, Weekends, Pick-ups/Drop-offs, Up to 14-hour shifts, Emergency Care, Light Chores

ALL PORTLAND AREAS - Preferably West, but I will travel.

Peaceful and professional child care with Alexandra Loves.

Alexandra Loves August 10

Thank you for connecting with me and blessings to your search. I am a well weathered and confident nanny. I have worked as a certified professional babysitter and teacher (Waldorf/theatre/love coaching). Through teaching and in-home care, I have worked with children of just about all temperaments that you can imagine. My patience is impeccable. Safety is my first objective in all situations. I take it upon myself to communicate closely with parents so that I can help guide children into the highest vision their parents have for them. Children thrive with rhythm and consistency and thus I make it a priority. I am always finding new crafts and activities to share. I will sing them to bed and as they awake in the morning; I incorporate "Music Together" songs and techniques. I encourage outside activities rain or shine. I love to see young imaginations thrive. I speak a little Spanish and they will be hearing it all of the time. I keep myself healthy and happy. I show up early and consistently and I am flexible.

If you want all aspects of your child care to feel easy and grounded, I am your person. Your and your child's needs will be carried out with loving care.

Call Me Now. Let's chat about how I can help you, 720 352 4280, alexandralovescare@gmail.com

Au Pair Childcare; A flexible and affordable childcare option

Are you looking for experienced childcare that offers flexible scheduling at an affordable rate?  Consider hosting an au pair!  Host families may receive up to 45 hours of childcare scheduled around the needs of your individual family for about $8.00 an hour.  And your family can both receive a great cultural exchange experience while you share american culture with a young person from abroad.  For more information on the program visit http://pmcaleer.aupairnews.com or call Trish McAleer on 781 738 9493. Happy AP w: kids

Seeking after school care Thu-Fri 1:00-6:00

August 19, 2015



We are seeking a caring, creative, responsible caregiver to pick up our girls, 5 and 3, from kindergarten and preschool and spend time with them until we get home.  Starting the first week in September, we are looking for someone Thu and Fri from 1:00 to 6:00. Position could add M-W in the near future as our wonderful M-W babysitter transitions to another field. Pickups would be from Opal preschool (located within the Children's Museum) at 1:00 and Chief Jo Elementary at 2:45  near our home in Arbor Lodge. There might also be after-school activities to take them to. My husband and I work full-time in the architecture field. The girls love creative play, art projects and learning about nature, and we keep them away from electronics during the week.  Teaching-related background a plus.  If you are interested, let me know a little about yourself and your experience, along with your hourly rate.

We are also looking for a full-day (8:00 am - 6:00 pm) sitter for Aug 27,28 and 31: would be a great way to get to know girls if interested in position.

Many thanks,



laura_hartzell at yahoo.com



Seeking Afternoon Nanny in NE Portland
Looking for a nanny M-F from 3pm - 5:30/6 to pick up kids ages 7 and 16 months from school/daycare in Alameda neighborhood in NE Portland. Must have reliable transportation. More details contact Sarah at sarahkdrescher@yahoo.com 541-221-2342.

CHILDROOTS NE FREMONT - Enrolling Preschool for Sept 2015

August 17, 2015

Child Roots Fremont located at 2401 NE Fremont is now enrolling in our preschool room for September 2015. 

Openings for children born between September 2011 - August 2012!

Please RSVP for our upcoming tours on 8/24 and 9/8 at 6:30 pm by emailing fremontdirector@childroots.com

ChildRoots - 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 features organic meals and snacks, locally-sourced food, non-toxic wooden toys, creative spaces, a Preschool Atelier Program, and play-based learning. 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.We see each child as an authentic, powerful individual.

For more information please feel free to visit our website: www.childroots.com

Marigold Preschool NE Portland

August 16, 2015

Marigold Preschool is a safe, creative, loving,  in-home preschool where young children (2.5-4 years old) are encouraged to explore, gain independence, and make new friends. Days are filled with art, baking, handwork, music, Spanish, gardening, backyard chicken feeding, and lots of indoor and outdoor play. We serve organic snacks and provide a media-free environment. We are inspired by Waldorf and Reggio-Emilia philosophies. Our sweet school is convenient to Roseway, Sumner, Hollywood, and Montevilla neighborhoods and located near the Gregory Heights Library.

Please direct questions to Krista Wheeler at kkwheeler23@gmail.com




August 15, 2015

Clairvetta's nannyshare will have one baby opening for 2 & 3 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.


Seeking Family for Nanny Share in SE Porltand (Woodstock Area)

We are looking to start a nanny share in September with our 3 month old daughter. We need care 4 days a week, flexible on exact hours and days.  Open to sharing with one other family with a child in similar age range. We are located in Woodstock near Holgate. We keep a clean smoke free home, we have a small dog and cat who are both good with the baby, and a small backyard. Ideal situation would involve splitting time between two homes.

Please contact me at karena97206@gmail.com if you are interested.

Grand Opening of Preschool in Tualatin! Open House 8/15!

August 14, 2015

Creative Minds Learning Center schools 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. 


Grand Opening of our Tualatin School on 8/31!

Don’t miss out on: 8/15/15 Open House 10am-12pm!

And- 8/22/15 Ribbon Cutting and Open House 10am-1pm!


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 


*Creative Minds is also 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!

 Creative Minds Website

Childcare, Preschools, Infant Teacher, Toddler Teacher, Jobs, Early Childhood Education, Tualatin, Sellwood, Westmoreland, Woodstock, Gateway, Stark, Clackamas, Happy Valley, Milwaukie, Lake Oswego, Beaverton, Tigard, West Linn, Gresham, Fairview, Troutdale, Parkrose, Broadway, NE, SE, Portland, Johnson Creek, Mt Scott 65 Creative Minds (.50)

Frog Song Montessori Preschool

August 13, 2015

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Frog Song Montessori Preschool still has opening for September 2015!
Frog Song offers an education that encourages children to explore, create and deepen their understanding of themselves and the world around them. An emphasis on the qualities of mindfulness, respect, kindness and the interconnection of all life fosters a nurturing  atmosphere where children are free to be themselves and grow as unique individuals. Located on 14 acres at the foot of Rocky Butte, there are myriad opportunities for nature exploration and discovery.
Frog Song is a program of Dharma Rain Zen Center and is open to families of all beliefs.  The program runs Monday through Friday, 8:30 to 12:30, with 3,4 and 5 day options.

Find out more about our program here: http://frogsong.dharma-rain.org/

Please call 503-475-9257 to schedule a tour!

Seeking Part-Time Nanny in St. Johns

Family seeking part-time nanny for a two-year-old boy. Care will be needed on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 11am-5pm. Duties would include playing, putting child down for a nap, and playing some more. Help with laundry and dishes would be a plus. We also have a large dog who will need some attention. If you are interested in spending time with a sweet, adventurous, fun-loving toddler who enjoys being outside, send me a message to work out the finer details! ashepetersen@gmail.com

Seeking nanny for infant SE Portland

Hello my husband and I are seeking a nanny for our son, Henry. he will be 4 months old in October, which is when I will be returning to work. Our hours needed at this point could become adjusted as my work is helping me change my hours so we can find help easier. 7:30am-4:30pm 4 days a week (within m-f) day off is open to choice as my work is again helping me out.. Once we have all the hours & days set it will be set for the next year. We live in the SE Woodstock neighborhood very close to a park and library. Our house was built in 1926, has lots of character and a big back yard. We have been here for 11 years and are well established with neighbors and have friends close by for emergencies. We also have our first "fur baby" his name is Dutch and he's a silly corgi (3years old) he's very easy going and great with Henry. We are not the family that tossed the dog aside when our son was born, he still does it all with us. Most of his day involves sleeping and I usually take him on one small walk in the morning with the baby. A little about us: I'm a lead cook up at OHSU. I specialize in a wide range of foods from pork roast to vegan specialties (I cook it all!) I feed mostly other workers and students up on the hill but not patients. My old schedule was 4:30am-3 but this is why my boss is working with me to change my hours up. We are closed every holiday and every weekend so our nanny will not have to plan for those days. My husband works in NW at a sheet metal business and also goes to school one week out of the month. He's studying to be a journeyman and stay in the business he's at. He works 6-4 mon-fri. We are simple, fun, easygoing people. We enjoy old cars, the beach is our favorite place on earth, taking the dog to the park, listing to music, antique shopping and laughing everyday. Must have: Drivers license A working car that's reliable Infant CPR Let us background check you Sound like something your interested in? Send resume to: Email me at Mrsrobineubanks@gmail.com We look forward to meeting you!!!

Seeking Nanny Share in NW Portland/Cedar Mill

August 12, 2015

We are looking for a nanny share opportunity full-time (5 days a week) ideally starting in September. Our son will be 3 months old at that time. I deally hours would be 8:30-5:30 but we can adjust that and possibly the days needed. We live in NW Portland near the intersection of NW Cornell and Miller Rd. We have space to host but are open to your home or a combination too.

We're hoping to find a family with a similar aged infant(s) and a caregiver with previous infant care experience. We'd like someone that would be present and engaged with our son - reading, dancing, singing, outside play, etc. Our parenting philosophy includes very limited TV/ipad time so we hope to find a family with a similar style.

If you are a nearby family looking for a nanny share I would love to talk to you! Please contact me at jessrubado@hotmail.com

Thank you!


Willow Tree Preschool has a space for fall

August 11, 2015

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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

New Chinese Immersion Preschool in NE Portland Now Enrolling

August 10, 2015

Global Friends Language School is now open and enrolling 3-5 year olds for the Fall!  

Our mission:
To provide a high quality learning environment that encourages children to be excited about learning and exploring the world around them and grow into confident, caring, and multilingual individuals with a love for culture, language, diversity, and service.

Our state-certified, home-based preschool/daycare offers a child-oriented, developmentally appropriate preschool curriculum designed to meet the needs of the whole child. Our unique approach draws from Montessori, Reggio Emilia, and Language Immersion philosophies.  

Daily routines at Global Friends Language School motivate children to engage in many active learning experiences both indoors and outdoors. Throughout the day, children are free to choose from age-appropriate activities including art, music, language development, puzzles, math, science and nature, and dramatic play, helping them to develop self-esteem, independence, and problem-solving skills.

We are open Monday-Friday, 7:30 to 5:30. Come explore, share, play, learn, laugh, and grow with us!

Join us for an open house on Sunday, August 23rd from 2-4 pm, or contact us via email at globalfriendslanguageschool(at)gmail.com or by phone at 971-506-3261 to inquire or schedule a tour.  You can also find us on Facebook to see more photos.

4505 NE 82nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97220

Tuition: $800 per month (including healthy, organic, meat-free snacks and lunch)

Seeking nanny for afternoon care in NE PDX M-F (2015/2016 school year)


My husband and I are seeking M-F afternoon care for our 6.5 year old son Eben and our 2.5 year old daughter Sabine. We live in the Sabin neighborhood of NE PDX, where Eben is going into 1st grade, and Sabine is beginning at a preschool nearby. 

We are seeking a nanny from 2:45-5:45pm M-F during the 2015/2016 school year. Care will involve picking up Eben from school at 2:50pm each day and Sabine at 5pm, with play time in between and following transport, of course! 

Due to the transportation required, the nanny will need to have a reliable car and a clean driving record. 

A bit about our family--Noah works for an SF based software company, and I own an organic frozen yogurt shop in town. Eben is a very verbal, loving boy who loves to read and is particularly interested in space and legos. Sabine is everything you'd expect of a 2.5 year old--super curious, super sweet, and super independent! They have fun together.

We've been fortunate enough to employ a few wonderful nannies since Eben's birth and have stayed close with each. They will be happy to speak with a prospective candidate about their experience with our family. 

If you feel this could be a great match, please contact me at elizabethnathan@yahoo.com or at 503-706-0381. 

Thank you! 


French Immersion Preschool and Childcare @ Atlas Hawthorne - September Openings

Atlas Immersion Academy is now enrolling children between the age of 18 months to 6 years old at our new SE Portland location, just two blocks off Hawthorne on 37th.  Oh la-la!

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Seeking early evening weekday nanny in NE

We would like help at home with our 14-month-old daughter in the early weekday evenings, roughly 5:30 to 6:30 or 7:00pm. Usually, we'll both be home as well, but one of us has a daily 6-6:30 online assignment, which is why we need an extra set of hands.

What we need: Reliability, since we need this person every day M-F. Fun, because you're working with a toddler. Flexibility, because we'd love you to help out on other occasions if you're able. Ideally, we'd like you to be able to babysit on occasion and/or help out during the day when daycare is closed - such as the last week of August - and perhaps stay a bit later once a month or so when one of us travels for work. Oh, you should also be pet-friendly, as we have two dogs and two cats. (The cats are always in the laundry room but the dogs are usually upstairs with us.) We're open to a student, grandparent, or experienced nanny.

What you'll do: The position will help with general toddler wrangling and feeding of dinner; kitchen clean-up, mainly of toddler bottles/snack containers that get washed daily, wiping counters, sweeping/mopping; and helping prep toddler lunch for daycare the following day. The number one priority is the toddler, but since both of us will normally be around, you may spend a little more time on KP while one of us deals with daughter some nights.

About us: We're new to Portland and live in Beaumont-Wilshire. Both of us work from home, one as an engineer and the other as a communications consultant. We like to bike and drink beer, though we have little time for either these days. We're pretty easygoing people who moved here to spend more time outdoors and with each other as a family. Our daughter is active and happy, loves to be outside, but can also be a handful at mealtime and bedtime. Read: she is a toddler. :)

Please email us at household@lozano-buhl.com with a little bit about yourself along with resume and references if available, and your hourly rate.

Springwater Montessori Children's House on Mt Scott has openings for the fall!

August 09, 2015

Springwater Montessori Children's House is an in-home Montessori preschool for children ages 3-5 located on the north side of Mt Scott. We offer an intimate preschool experience and are currently enrolling 3-year-olds for the fall. Our guide (teacher), Denée, has 20 years of experience working with children, with the past 10 years of experience working with children in a Montessori setting. She holds her Bachelors, AMI Montessori Diploma and Masters in Education.


We offer activities in practical life, sensorial, art, music, language and math. Lessons in these areas are given individually and in groups.

The classroom space has a deck attached that is right off the backyard, so outside work and play can happen organically.

For more information, please visit www.springwatermontessori.com, email info@springwatermontessori.com or call 503-479-7555.

Fall Openings: Small Wonders School

August 07, 2015

Small Wonders Ad Collage
Located in NE Portland in the Hollywood District by Laurelhurst our new Small Wonders School program is open and we are enrolling! Open Monday-Friday 7:30 to 5:30 we serve children ages 24 months to Kindergarten. Are you looking for a fall start? We have a few remaining 3, 4, and 5 day schedule options available for a September or October start for friends. And we always welcome tours for those interested in joining the waitlist! 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! Our themes are child directed and take us many directions from oceans to space, famous artists to animal homes. Play choices and projects incorporate learning and Kindergarten-readiness in a fun, authentic way. What really makes us stand out is our dedicated teaching teams, they bring their special skills and passions and playful spirits to make each day fun.  Find us on Instagram to get a peek at our recent fun https://instagram.com/smallwondersschool/

We recently completed a full demo and build out of our new school space--it is a beautiful Reggio inspired setting indoors and out and we look forward to sharing it with you! Visit www.smallwondersschool.org to learn more about our program, offerings, and teaching teams!

Seeking experienced Nanny for 3-month-old in Sellwood

August 05, 2015

We are looking for a reliable nanny to care for our 3-month-old in our home full-time, starting in September. We are open to a part-time schedule too.

We live 3 blocks from Sellwood Park, have an 8yr-old chocolate lab, and are searching for a nanny who is a good communicator, engaging and loving towards children, likes reading, singing/music, and getting outdoors.

While the primary job is to care and provide for our daughter, we hope that while she's napping, the nanny can help with light household duties as well.

Please contact me (Mindy) soon at mindy.weimer@gmail.com if you are interested.

Drop-off, pick-up service/ carpool/rideshare for Cedarwood Waldorf school from Bethany

Seeking daily school drop off (8:15am at school) and pick up (5pm at school) for a 6 year old through the school year. We live in Bethany (Bauer highlands across from Findley elementary school) and the school is located in portland downtown (Cedarwood Waldorf School). 

The drive time is a little under 20 minutes on back roads. Please contact me at 971 269 5994 or rinkle.jain@gmail.com if you are interested and have clean driving records or could refer someone who might be. Please include your rates and references.

If there are Cedarwood parents who would like to car pool or ride share, also please contact me. Our daughter will be starting at Cedarwood coming fall. If this could lead to longer term solutions, we are particularly interested.

Thank you


971 269 5994


Nanny/Babysitter wanted for 2015/16 school year and beyond

We are looking for an after-school sitter/nanny starting in September in NE Portland (Beaumont neighborhood). We have an almost 8-year old boy (2nd grade) and a 6-year old girl (1st grade) at Alameda. We are flexible on days, but ideally want someone at least three days per week from 3-6-ish. You must have your own safe transportation, and a clean driving record. You would primarily pick kids up from school, shuttle to activities, and assist with homework. 

In our perfect world, we would find a college student who would then want to transition to full time in the summer months (but not a requirement). Please email me at jillgbonnin@gmail.com if you are interested. 




Nanny Needed for 2015/16 School Year

We are looking for a part-time nanny to start at the end of August when school begins again. Hours will generally be M-F 2pm - 6pm. Some evenings may be a bit later. We live in SW Portland.

Our kids are 9 and 11 and will need after school supervision. Responsibilities include:

- Pick up 4th grader from elementary school at 2:15
- 6th grader will take bus home, need to meet her at bus stop near our home
- Transport kids to after school activities
- Ensure homework is worked on
- Feed snacks and get dinner started

Must have:
- Valid driver's license
- Reliable transportation
- Submit to background check

Other details about us:
- Our son has food and environmental allergies so it would be helpful if you've had experience dealing with that before.
- We have 2 friendly dogs, you must be comfortable around them.
- Sometimes we work at home but we'll still need your help on those days.
- Our kids are bilingual so a Spanish speaker would be a great bonus for us.
- The reason we're starting this search so early is to ensure finding the best fit for our family.

Please send along a bit about yourself and a resume, if available.

Nanny Needed for 2015/16 School Year

We are looking for a part-time nanny to start at the end of August when school begins again. Hours will generally be M-F 2pm - 6pm. Some evenings may be a bit later. We live in SW Portland.

Our kids are 9 and 11 and will need after school supervision. Responsibilities include:

- Pick up 4th grader from elementary school at 2:15
- 6th grader will take bus home, need to meet her at bus stop near our home
- Transport kids to after school activities
- Ensure homework is worked on
- Feed snacks and get dinner started

Must have:
- Valid driver's license
- Reliable transportation
- Submit to background check

Other details about us:
- Our son has food and environmental allergies so it would be helpful if you've had experience dealing with that before.
- We have 2 friendly dogs, you must be comfortable around them.
- Sometimes we work at home but we'll still need your help on those days.
- Our kids are bilingual so a Spanish speaker would be a great bonus for us.
- The reason we're starting this search so early is to ensure finding the best fit for our family.

Please send along a bit about yourself and a resume, if available to k_begonia@yahoo.com.

Openings at Eastside Family Coop for 18mo-3yrs

August 03, 2015



Eastside Family Cooperative currently has openings for families with children 18 months-3 years. We offer part time childcare (9-1 , 3 days a week) in a supportive community minded setting.

We promote social growth through play and enrichment (including monthly music time with Tallulah's Daddy), are state licensed and a PCPO preschool that operates at a 1:3 ratio.

Our daily routine features play, art exploration, sensory station, story time, healthy organic snacks, outside play, and individualized attention to your child. Efc4square2.efc All at an affordable cost of only $130 a month.

If you are interested in a community minded playschool experience for your toddler, please go to www.eastsidefamilycoop.org to learn more. If you fill out the membership application we will contact you to schedule a visit and answer any questions you may have.

located in Inner Southeast at 33rd and Woodward.  

Nanny Wanted For Sellwood Family, 16 mo and 3 yo

Sellwood Nanny needed 30 hours/week


We are in need of a nanny to care for our 2 kids in our home, Monday - Wed, 7am to 5pm.  We have 2 kids, a 3 year old daughter and 16 month old son.  Our daughter will be starting preschool in the fall which will be 2 mornings and we will need the nanny to walk her (1/2 mile) to and from school.


It is important to us that the nanny be reliable, a good communicator and engaging and loving towards the kids.  We live in a wonderful and very walkable neighborhood and hope that the kids can be out and exploring rain or shine.  We are an active family, do a lot of camping and outdoor stuff in the summers and the kids are no exception. 


While the primary job is to care and provide for the kids, we hope that while they are napping, the nanny can help with light meal prep or other light duties around the house as well.


We are looking to fill the position as soon as possible though are flexible on start date for the right person.


Please email with interest or questions.





Experienced Nanny Available

My name is Kit and I am a 31 year old queer nanny, artist, and student with 13 years of childcare experience. I have cared for children ages 0-13 and specialize in infant and toddler care, though I am very comfortable with all age groups and enjoy spending time with older kiddos too! I am looking for a temporary but stable position that will end (or reduce hours) when my Fall term starts at PSU towards the last week of September. I am currently available until 4:30pm on Tuesdays and anytime on Thursday and Friday until the end of August and then my availability on Fridays will change to mornings until 2pm when my current childcare position switches back to the school year schedule. Tues and Thurs will remain the same until my term starts. I would prefer to work 6-8 hours per day and I am able to offer a sliding scale of $14-17/hour for one child, with my scale increasing from there for two or more. I have a safe and reliable vehicle and drive children several times a week on outings, to camps, and other activities like athletic practices, etc. Preference given to families in NE/NoPo or close-in SE.

I am especially excited to work with other GLBTQ families and/or folks who are open to the wonderful diversity of people that exists here in Portland.

A bit more about me: I am originally from the Midwest and have nannied in Minneapolis and Baltimore before moving to Portland in 2011. I was a live-in nanny for two years in my early 20s and even went on tour with a punk band as a “road nanny” a few years back. I’ve worked in both a preschool and in-home setting and have knowledge of early childhood development as well as many different child-rearing philosophies. I use this knowledge and experience to create a safe, happy, fun, and nurturing environment for growing children to learn and explore. I am also available to help with sleep training and other challenges that may come up!

I am available for occasional babysitting as well—please feel free to get in touch if that is of interest!

I have an extensive resume and several excellent references that I would be happy to forward if it seems like it could be a good fit. email: leahkitkogan @ gmail dot com


August 02, 2015

We are looking for a few more toddlers to join our Spanish home-based toddler playgroup. The wonderful teacher is a native Spanish speaker who has been running the same ‘escuela’ for the last seven years.

The playgroup provides the kids significant Spanish exposure with a play-based focus. As some of the older kids are moving on to formal preschools and we do not want to lose the fantastic teacher and this great resource, we are on the lookout for new families to join us (otherwise the group will not be continuing after August). 

The ‘escuela’ meets from 9:30 to 12:30 Wednesday and Friday mornings. There will be at least four, but no more than five, kids aged between 1.5 and 3 years old. The teacher speaks to the children almost exclusively in Spanish. Their day consists of outdoor play, arts and crafts, music and dancing, and parent packed snack and lunch times.  The weekly cost per child is $40. We are still trying to determine which family’s home the group would be located beginning in September but the existing two families live in Hollywood and Mt Tabor/Hawthorne.

Please email Sarah for more information at Sarah.Figliozzi@gmail.com.  We look forward to meeting interested families. 

Thursday Nanny Needed in SE Tabor

Hello Lovely Portland Nannies,

My partner and I are looking for a loving nanny/ sitter for our 2.5-year-old for Thursday evenings starting in September, from 6pm - 9:30pm. We both sing in a choir that has rehearsals on this evening, and need a nanny to give our daughter dinner, play for a bit, and put her to bed around 8pm. Occasionally, we may stay later to get drinks with the group, in which case, we would be home by 11:30pm. 

During December and March, there will be extra rehearsals in preparation for Christmas and Easter concerts. We would let you know the schedule far ahead of time, giving you ample time to see if you are available to cover these events. 

Our little one is a wonderful child - very mellow, great sense of humor, and loves to paint, draw, kick her soccer ball, and take care of her babies. She is very close to being potty trained and usually tells us when she has to go. 

We are looking for someone who loves children and would enjoy a regular gig with a sweetheart of a kiddo. 

We will be paying $8 per hour. If interested, please email me at chelseaterrisrose@hotmail.com

Au Pair Agency Recommendations (Beaverton/NW Portland)

August 01, 2015


My husband and I are considering hiring an Au Pair, given the costs of childcare in the area, our support for international/intercultural exchange, already bilingual household, and our need for flexible childcare. I've done the standard research on all of the agencies and feel a bit overwhelmed.

It seems like - when you get down to it - most programs cost about the same thing, whereas having a good local area representative can make a big difference, both for the Au Pair and the host family.

Has anyone had any really great/really terrible personal experiences with either a local area rep for an Au Pair agency or an au pair agency itself that they'd be willing to share? I'd love to hear some individual perspectives. If you don't feel comfortable replying publicly, feel free to email me at vintagecharmproperty@gmail.com.

Thank you!

- lindsay