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24 Months - 5 year-olds

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



Located in the Johns Landing and Burlingame neighborhoods.

The perfect balance of play and academics!





Creative Minds Learning Centers-Broadway School Open House 10/3/15!

October 02, 2015

Creative Minds Learning Centers is hosting an Open House for our Broadway School's back to school Open House event! This beautiful location offers educational programs and care for 14 months - 6 years (Private Kindergarten). 

*Please RSVP at Broadway@mycmlc.com for this event! 

WHEN: Saturday, 10/3 from 9 am - 11 am
WHERE: Creative Minds - Broadway School, 8340 SE Broadway Suite D, Portland, OR 97220
**Current Fall Enrollment Specials!


Come see the difference Creative Minds Learning Center schools can offer your family! Offering exceptional child care for Infants through Private Kindergarten since 1997!

To learn more about our program and current Fall specials, please contact us and visit our website
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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."



Waldorf Inspired Teacher Guided Nanny Share/Adventure Group Has Wednesday Morning Openings!

September 30, 2015

Hi There!  


My name is Sara pronounced (Sahra) and I am a Waldorf inspired teacher with over 17 years of childcare experience with children of all ages. My time with children has taught me how to slow down, find playful moments in every activity, and to stay present, loving, and kind. I have created a sweet little spin off of my former preschool, Sweet River bamboo, that I created and taught at for 3 years in the form of a nanny share. If I were asked to describe in one word the quality of the relationships I cultivate with children, it would be... Magical. There is space available for 1-2 children in my play group on Wednesdays from 9a-1p/3:30p. This nanny share arrangement is ideal for families who want their children to socialize and explore creativity and nature weekly, and who want to gently introduce/or continue offering their child a small group of children to engage with in a warm and loving environment. This childcare group is well established and a high quality group with extremely mindful care and thoughtful parenting.  

Your child will be playing with 2 year old Macy and 4 year old Seamus for the day. We are in Macy's home until 1p and then at Seamus's home after that for nap/rest time. Macy is kind and strong. She loves filling up her back packs for adventures, and playing dress up. Seamus is an energetic tender spirit who loves to build polar bear dens and play chase. Both children love to make art, cuddle, and read books. Our rhythm is filled with playtime, song circles, and craft making that celebrate the seasons and infuse our time together with rich, collaborative activities. There is a lot of silliness and laughter too! If our group size allows, we visit playgrounds and venture out to the local gardens around town. There is a lot of silliness and laughter too! Our days are media free aside from world music that  accompanies our dance jams. I would like to bring our new group together as soon as possible so we can all get to know each other and settle into our rhythm. I have excellent references to share with you so please contact me at 503-432-6414 or saralizadeh@hotmail.com to learn more about this arrangement. Above all, I truly see children as whole beings of love and light, and I deeply enjoy getting to know each and every little one who joins my path and shares their magic with me. Please check out my former preschool's facebook page, Sweet River Bamboo and extended childcare post to get a sense of the quality of care I provide children.

Thank you!


Now Enrolling for Infant Cohorts in NE Portland

September 29, 2015

Tiny Revolution Montessori is an authentic Montessori early childhood program in the NE Portland area offering infant,toddler,and primary programs. We are currently enrolling infants for January 2016 (or early Spring). We are a school community that focuses on peace education and social justice. Our teachers are RIE and Montessori trained. We are committed to the child empowering philosophies of Maria Montessori and Magda Gerber. TRM is located at 2036 NE MLK blvd Portland 97212. Our entrance is on the backside of the Albina Community Bank building. Check out our website for more information www.tinyrevolutionmontessori.com. Contact us by email tinyrevolutionmontessori@gmail.com IMG_1231 IMG_1228

if you would like more information or to schedule a tour

SE family seeking a nanny weekdays for our 9 month old girl

September 28, 2015

Hello! I'm looking for a great nanny for my 9 month old daughter. I'm hoping to find an upbeat, easy going person to work Monday - Friday from about 10-2. The hours are somewhat flexible. Her dad and I are both business owners with varying schedules so one of us will be home sometimes. 

I would love to find someone who likes to engage with our baby and go out and do fun things like story time at the library, play in the park, hit farmers markets, or whatever sounds fun that day. 

I'm hoping to find a cool person without a major child-rearing agenda. I think all the philosophies have their good points, but most of them are too extreme. We believe in having fun and learning through experience and taking things one day at a time. 

Occasional help with baby related chores would be great. 


Please contact me if you're interested! 



Nanny looking for a new family

My name is Jenny, I am a Professional Nanny with 28 years of experience and I am looking for a new family to nanny for. The little girl that I am currently caring for is starting preschool in November so I am hoping to find a new family by November 1st. I enjoy playtime, storeytime, and going on outings. (I love going to the library). I love animals and have a dog myself so if you have pets thats great. I am also happy to help out around the house with laundry, grocery shopping and household organizational projects. I have my own car and I am certified in CPR and First Aid. My current family would like to have me continue to do after school care for their daughter so I am looking for either part-time mornings or a full-time position.  

Please contact Jenny at jstorey430@gmail.com


Inner NE family seeks second family for full-time Nanny Share

September 26, 2015

We are seeking a family with one infant from 3 to 10 months old to join our nanny arrangement in the Concordia neighborhood, beginning in November. We are a progressive, fun-loving family with a 2 month old son (he will be 4 months at time of full time care). Our nanny, Hannah, is loving, experienced with infants and has a safe and reliable car. The joining family should be prepared to pay $9 per hour for 45 hours of care per week (7:30-5), be located in close-in N/NE Portland (preferably in Concordia/Alberta/Woodlawn/Piedmont), willing to rotate between our home and yours or have care provided at our home only, and commit to a one-year share. No part-time responses at this time please. Thank you!


Please contact Christopher and Laura at cdyer9@gmail.com


Mighty Oaks Preschool has fall openings

September 25, 2015

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Mighty Oaks Preschool has two-day, half-day spaces available for Mondays & Wednesdays beginning October 5th. Mighty Oaks Preschool is a licensed, non-profit, Montessori-inspired, Eco-Healthy certified preschool in the Grant Park/Hollywood neighborhood. We believe that children learn best by doing and experiencing life first-hand.  At Mighty Oaks we get our hands dirty in the garden, care for chickens, create art, engage in dramatic play, make music, practice yoga, explore, learn, laugh, and grow together.  Founder, Brittany Smith, M.A.T. – supported by four experienced board members – has cultivated a nurturing educational environment that fosters kindergarten readiness and independence while endeavoring to instill a lifelong love of learning through a foundation of play and discovery.  

For more information visit our website: http://www.mightyoakspreschool.com 

To see kiddos in action and to read articles in line with our philosophies, check us out on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/MightyOaksPreschool

To schedule a tour, email: brittany@mightyoakspreschool.com or give us a call at (503) 922-2869

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Creative Minds Learning Centers Hiring Teachers: Sign On Bonus!

September 24, 2015


Creative Minds Learning Centers is Creative Minds Learning Centers is growing and now hiring teachers to join our team! Check out CMLC's Employment Posting for more information anddetails. Competitive wage/benefits and Sign On Bonus (based on experience)!


Please join us for our upcoming Job Fairs (details below):

-Thursday, 9/24 from 5 pm - 7 pm at our Sellwood School (7733 SE 13th Ave. Portland, OR 97202).

-Saturday, 10/3 from 9 am - 12 pm at our new Tualatin School (6480 SW Nyberg Lane Tualatin, OR 92062).


Contact us today to learn about what Creative Minds can offer you and your career in Early Childhood Education!


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Global Friends Language School, a new home-based Chinese Immersion Preschool in NE Portland, is having an open house every Sunday, from 3-5 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!

Looking for a part time Nanny for our sweet 6mo old baby girl

September 23, 2015

11060003_145846982424353_6295730356370541638_nPart time 10-15hrs/week, To start ASAP 

Pay Rate $15/hour 
Must love kids! Do you love beer? 

The Perfect Nanny: You are a responsible, honest and trustworthy individual who has a positive attitude about life. You are over 21, a non smoker, enjoy the outdoors, pets and being active. You thrive on the smile of a sweet baby and know how to console a crying baby. You have previous experience working with children. 

Our Family (2 adults, a baby and a dog): We are a busy, active and happy family living in NE Portland. Dad is in the military and works full time for the National Guard. Mom owns BREWVANA Brewery Tours in Portland and has a flexible but demanding schedule. Jadyn Rose is the 6mo old product of their love who is full of joy and smiles more than any baby you've ever met. Brutus is a 9yr old Rottweiller boxer mix who is a big baby with a big heart and big bark, he's there to protect his family but couldn't hurt a fly. We are looking for the perfect person who will provide the additional support that we need to keep our home functioning to it s fullest. 

Duties/ Responsibilities: 
Supervise the children s activities at all times (dog and baby) 
Create a stimulating, nurturing, and safe environment 
Plan and prepare meals 
Bathe, change diapers and dress the baby 
Administer naps
Perform light housework such as laundry, washing dishes, tidying up and watering the garden 
Play, read to, walk with, entertain and give affection to the children
Discipline when necessary according to our guidelines 
Provide transportation to activities and run errands when necessary 

Requirements/ Qualifications: 
High school graduate 
Prior experience caring for children with solid references 
Training in early childhood education preferred 
First aid + CPR training  
Car, driver’s license, auto insurance, and safe driving history 

TO APPLY: Read the job description and qualifications thoroughly. If you are qualified for the position and passionate about working with children, please send an email to ashley@brewvana.com with your full name followed by your favorite 6mo old activity in the subject line by September 30th, 2015. In the body of the email, please (in short) tell us what makes you a great fit for the job. Include your current availability, ideal schedule and when you’ll be able to start. Attach your resume. Thanks for your interest!

Inner NE family seeks a family with an infant for a full time nanny share


We live in inner Northeast off of NE Killingsworth and have a 4 month old boy and a fantastic nanny. We are looking for a family with a similar aged baby who needs care Monday-Thursday or Monday-Friday and we're thinking from 8am to 4pm. We would like the nanny share to take place in our home. We have an open floor plan, which allows for optimal visibility of the babies, and a backyard. And we’re within walking distance of Alberta and Irving parks. We’re looking for the other family to pay a minimum of $8/hr.

Our nanny has five plus years of experience with infants and stellar recommendations from her previous families. She’s energetic, really knows how to connect with babies/kids, and is musically and artistically-talented. 

 If interested, please contact me, Matt, at mtidwell04@gmail.com or text me: 503.780.9379. Thank you.

Happy Toddler and Enthusiastic Nanny in SE looking for PT Nanny Share!

I have recently started working with a wonderful family and their 15-month-old little girl. We're looking to have even more fun by finding another great family to nanny share with! If you have a child of similar age and you're looking for care Tuesdays and/or Fridays, we'd love to hear from you!

We're currently spending our days at their house, near Woodstock Park and just a ten minute walk from the library. We have a fun, safe area to play and lots of toys and books to share. If you have a similar setup, we're also happy to come to you!

ABOUT ME: I've been babysitting for eight years, and have spent four years as a full-time nanny. I have cared for a range of ages, from infants to pre-teens. I've probably played a hundred games of Candy Land, have finger-painted way more than the average 24-year old, and know that spit-up won't ruin an outfit!

I recently graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, and I'd like to eventually work as an elementary school psychologist. I have a reliable car, a great driving record and have lots of experience with kids in the car (I know my way around a car seat!). I personally consider cleaning up after the kids, washing the dishes we dirty, and general tidying up as part of the job, and am open to more general household help if desired. I am also glad to provide professional references to exemplify my previous experience as a sitter.

I believe that every child deserves to see themselves as a valued and valuable individual, and that it is much easier to help a child want to cooperate with you rather than to try and make them. I also believe in having lots (and lots) of fun.
If it sounds like we'd be a good fit, please contact me at se.nannyshare@gmail.com.



Seeking Family to join our Nanny Share in SE Portland (Woodstock Area)

September 22, 2015

We have a wonderful nanny and are looking to add a family for a nanny share. We have a 4 month old daughter and have care in our home 4 days a week with flexibility on exact hours and days. Ideally looking for a baby under 1 year of age. 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.

Nanny cost is $550/week total, with one date night per month included.

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

Seeking additional family for nanny share in N/NE or an already established set of families for share

September 21, 2015


I am a seasoned childcare wizard working with an awesome family. We are looking to start a nanny share. I work part time. Tues-Th-Friday full days in Sabin in NE. The baby is 14 mo and it would be lovely for him to have a friend around his age. We take daily walks in the neighborhood, to the library and to the local parks. We meet up with friends who have babies his age so they can play together. I value socialization from an early age. It is ideal if you need childcare for the days I currently work. I prioritize childcare three days/week and have other commitments so I am not very available on my off days (although sporadically may work). The rate is $20/hour so $10/hour for each family. There is flexibility where the share can happen, at our house or yours. We want the kiddos to be able to play together so 10 mo - 20 mo is the age range we are thinking.

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

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

There is also the small possibility that I may be available for a different nanny share. I'd be looking for an already established set of families that get along and work well together in N/NE. The age range I'd be looking for is 9 mo - 3 yrs old, but around 1 year old is ideal. I would hate to leave my current family, but need to do a nanny share at this point to afford living in Portland.

If either of these options are attractive to you be in touch.


artemisia248@gmail.com  619.995.9262



We are looking for a part-time nanny starting anytime in October. The schedule would look like Monday to Friday 7:30/8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  (We are flexible regarding the morning start time.) Mama works in the public school system, so time off during the holidays is definitely available to our nanny, and we don't require care in the summer months (mid-June to mid-August).

A little about us:

- We have an inquisitive and active almost 7-month-old son who loves books, music and being outside. He's a sweet boy who would do well with a calm, loving and attentive nanny--someone who smiles and laughs a lot.
- There's a lot of laughter and singing in our household
- We encourage reading, music, conversing and spending time outside
- We prefer not to expose our son to screen time and limit our smartphone use around him
- We speak English and Finnish
- Non-smoking
- No pets

General Nanny responsibilities and expectations:

- Experience is required
- Our child is the most important person in our lives; we expect our nanny to approach the position seriously
- Non-smoker
- Provide structure around nap and play schedules
- Must have a valid driver's license, pass a background check, pass a drug test and be able to provide references

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

Please call me if we sound like a good fit.  I'd be happy to chat over the phone.


Creative Minds Learning Center Schools are celebrating Fall!

Come see the difference Creative Minds Learning Center schools can offer your family! Seven locations in Tualatin (brand new!), Happy Valley, Westmoreland, Sellwood, Gateway, Broadway and Woodstock! Offering exceptional child care for Infants through Private Kindergarten since 1997! Programs offered are: Reggio Inspired Art Program, Creative Curriculum, Healthy, organic Dairy and meat free meals, media free creative environments, Creative Outlets 4 Kids and last but not least, Professional, Love and Logic trained teachers! 

Please visit our website to schedule a tour: Creative Minds Learning Center Website

Or call Brittany for more information: (503) 780-8960


Limited spots available, come visit us today!

Mt. Tabor Childcare Recommendations

September 20, 2015


Looking for childcare recommendations in the Mt. Tabor area.  I have a 4 month old who will need care only 1 day a week from 8:30-5:00.  Days are flexible.  Any ideas and recommendations would be really great!




September 19, 2015

Nanny with 20 years childcare experience seeks family

I’m looking for a great new family to work with. The children I was taking care of started preschool full time. I’ve worked in the field of childcare for 20 years, 5 years of that time as a nanny. In addition to working in daycares and preschools, I’ve worked in after school programs, an art based summer camp, and was the art teacher for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd graders at a Montessori school.

A few things past employers have said about me are: ---“She's able to quickly come up with fresh ideas to keep children interested in projects and adapt to each child's developmental skill level, while challenging their limits and imagination.” ---“She is a calm and steady presence around the house, as well as a natural with kids. Both my kids hit it off with her right away, and they are always happy to see her when she arrives.”
---“She comes up with games that are perfect for their ages, and has a real knack for getting them to have fun playing together.” ---“ has a wonderfully calm and quiet, yet powerful presence that children naturally follow.”
I’m a non-smoker, am comfortable with pets, and I’m still in touch with several families I’ve worked for in the past. As a nanny you develop a relationship with the whole family, not just the child(ren). I live in the Concordia neighborhood and would prefer a job in NE or SE Portland. Please email me and I’d be happy to send you my resume and references. I look forward to hearing from you.


Professional Nanny, Loving Co-parent, Peacful and Open Communicator, 10+ Years 0f Experience

September 17, 2015

Alexandra Loves August 10 Alexandra Loves, alexandraloves.lewis@gmail.com, 720.352.4280 (preferred)

Start : Begining of October

 My Philosophy: Children are born happy and are the best representations of pure love. They are also our best teachers. I believe my work is to guide them, always deferring to family values of course, into finding the best versions of themselves. They have all the potential to become  creative, productive, grounded, and mindful contributors and maybe leaders in this world - in whatever fashion they organically grow into. 

Children will reflect everything in the people they are around. I can not just do lip service in how I raise children. I have to be a living breathing example. This is part of why I require that I become part of the family when I come into the home. I need to be able to be purely myself to be successful at raising children to be purely themselves.  This supports a deeply connective and trusting relationship

I am a well weathered and confident nanny. I have worked as a certified professional babysitter and teacher. 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 love to sing all day long; 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. 

I am looking for:

Full-Time Work and/or Nanny Share

A long term commitment

A loving partnership

To chat with me more about the possibility of working together, my background, and philosophy, call me at 720 352 4280. Interviews are starting September 17th - 21st.

Love and Blessings to you, your family, and your search.




Global Friends Language School, a new home-based Chinese Immersion Preschool in NE Portland, is having an open house this Sunday, September 20th, from 3-5 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!

Looking for Nanny for Full time in home infant care. (close in N Portland)

September 16, 2015

We are looking for a fun loving nanny (40 hours per week) to start care in our N Portland home Oct 5th. Hours would be approximately Monday - Friday 8 a.m. -5 p.m. and the occasional date night. Our son will be 3 months at this time. We are looking for a responsible caring candidate who is comfortable with dogs and can keep a tidy house. Love of the outdoors is also a must! We are also open to a nanny share should anyone in the Williams/Vancouver/Mississippi area of N Portland be interested. Contact me (Susanna)  at zanna.r.scott@gmail.com

Experienced Nanny Available

My name is Kit and I am a 31 year old nanny, artist, and musician 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, including twins and multiples, and enjoy spending time with older kiddos too! I am looking for a stable position (a contract for 1 year+ would be ideal) and am available to start immediately. I am currently available from 8am until 2:30 or 4:30pm on Tuesdays (depending on some logistical things—we can discuss further if interested) and anytime after 8am on Thursdays. On MWF I am available from 8am until approximately 2:30pm. 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 also have infant CPR and first-aid training.


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


Looking forward to hearing from you!


Seeking part-time childcare (SW) 2-5 days a month, flexible

September 15, 2015

We need PT childcare in SW for our 7 month old. I am an RN and need to cover 2 to 5 days a month, my schedule is made 2 months in advance.

7:30 start time. End time is more flexible.

One day a week and either M,W,F... Your choice after 11/16

Each month on the second Monday I have a meeting from 7:30 to 10:30 I will need coverage for, the other days are much more random AND starting Nov 16 I can tailor my schedule to yours!

Here is what we need until 11/16
09/28 7:30am to 5pm
10/02 7:30a -- pref 5p but flexible
10/12 7:30a -- 10:30a
10/30 7:30a -- pref 5p but flexible
11/9 7:30a -- 10:30a

We have a nice baby area established in our house so we prefer you coming to us. We have a geriatric cat at home in the twilight of her life you would need to be okay to be around. Bonus points if you're interested in music since our baby loves music!

If there is availability in a previously established nanny share I would love to hear from you as well!

If you have an opening in your childcare facility, it should be in SW or on the way to Wilsonville from SW.

Our little one is active, easy and social. Seems crazy to PAY someone to hang with her, but I guess I feel that way because I am mom. :)

Lace Velk


A Few Remaining Preschool Schedules

Small Wonders Ad Collage
Located in NE Portland in the Hollywood District by Laurelhurst our new Small Wonders School program has kicked off the school year. 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 day, 4 day, and one full time option left in each preschool room. For these openings friends must be potty trained and 36 months or older. We presently have more schedule options available for girls.

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: 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 activities https://instagram.com/smallwondersschool/

We recently completed a full demo and build out of our new school space--it is a beautiful Reggio-inspired custom 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 NE Family for Nanny Share

September 14, 2015

We are seeking another family to work with a nanny - we may have found someone wonderful whom we'd be happy to share with the right family.

A little about us:

We are musical, love the outdoors and good, nourishing food.

We have a 6 month old son who is the light of our life. He is very easy going and is easily delighted.

We have a small home and can host the nanny share here or are open to alternating homes.

We are seeking a like-minded family to overlap days and who might also be needing more days solo for the right nanny.

Our current needs are Tuesday-Thursday 9:30-5:30pm with some flexibility. 

We are currently speaking with a nanny with child development training and excellent qualifications.

Please contact me to see if it's a good fit - I'd be happy to chat on the phone or meet in person to introduce our kids and connect about possibilities.

Thank you!

Abby - (503) 896-6852 or abby.fammartino@gmail.com 

Wildflowers Preschool

September 12, 2015

Our Reggio inspired preschool has been open since 2006 and we have earned a 5 star quality rating through Oregon's new Quality Rating Improvement System.  We spend lots of time exploring outside and have a student inspired curriculum.  Our school values strong relationships with children and their families-to nurture these relationships we keep our student to teacher ratio low(5:1).  If you'd like to learn more about our school-email wildflowerspreschool@hotmail.com or call 503-774-1207 to set up a tour.  We have 2 more openings for this school year!


September 10, 2015

Wow and Flutterville Hazelnut Hollow is now open for sweet ones ages 2-5 in the Alberta Arts District. Come meet us and learn about our Waldorf and Lifeways inspired program this Sunday, September 13th from 10 am-12 pm. Children welcome!

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We're in the final enrollment push for preschool. Help me to fill my class with kiddos!

Multnomah Early Childhood Program will run a preschool program at Vernon Elementary and Applegate School starting August 31st.  Classes are 4 days per week, morning or afternoon sessions.  Cost starts at $32/month with free or reduced tuition to those who qualify.  Call 503-261-5535 to enroll your 3-5 year old child!  Click on the link below and scroll down to 'peer program' for more info!



Infant/Toddler Play Group @ Pea Pod

September 07, 2015

The Pea pod is offering a Parent & Child Play Group for infants & toddlers, 6-18mo beginning Saturday, September 12 at 11am-12pm and running for 4 weeks. Circle time, songs, art and physical activities help introduce young children to cooperative play and provide networking opportunities for parents. Cost its $25-45 for all 4 dates, $10-15 for individual dates. Register with Tara at 503-516-4680 or peapodpdx@gmail.com. The Pea Pod is located at 4911 NE Couch St, Portland, Or 97213.

Other opportunities: 

For children 3-6 years, we are enrolling for our Afternoon Play Groups program, Tues/Thurs from 1:30-4:30pm.

For children 18mo-3.5 years, our Play School program is held Mon/Wed/Fri from 9am-1pm. We have a couple more slots available at this time.

We are open throughout the year, and admission is rolling and based on availability. For more info and application for either program, visit www.peapodpdx.com.

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Nanny – NW Portland/West Hills

September 06, 2015

Nanny – NW Portland/West Hills

We are looking for a PT time Nanny starting around mid-November for a newborn. We could provide a set schedule of 3-4 specific days/times per week such as a M/W/F schedule.  This is somewhat flexible and hasn’t fully been defined yet, but we could work with the Nanny on this schedule so that it worked for both sides. 


General Nanny responsibilities/criteria:

  • Experience required, must be mature and take the position seriously
  • It is very important that to have lots 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.  We have two larger dogs in the 60lb size range.
  • Provide structure around nap and play schedules
  •  Must have a valid driver’s license, pass a background check, drug test, and be able to provide references.  

 Nanny candidates should be able to provide a resume, cover letter, and references. Email Kim if interested:  kim@green-layer.com



PT Nanny needed in NE PDX

We are looking for an after school nanny for our 4 year old daughter and 9 year old son. An ideal candidate would be someone with experience who is responsible, enthusiastic, and nurturing. 

The hours are at a minimum Monday and Wednesdays, 4-6:30pm with an option for 7:30a-8:30am those same days +/- Thursdays. Additional hours likely available nights and weekends for events that come up. 

We are two healthcare professionals with demanding schedules on the days that we work. We are looking to find reliable and nurturing care for our kids in our absence. Our daughter is 4 and in preschool. She is imaginative and loves to sing, dance, and play dress-up. Our son is 9 and in 4th grade. He is into basketball, legos, and playing with friends outside. 

Job duties include picking up kid(s) from school / bus stop, coming to our house and supervising activities, helping getting them started on homework/chores, and driving them to activities (we provide car). Pay starts at $13 per hour. A 9 month commitment is preferred, but flexibility for more hours during school holidays or summer break would be amazing!!  We do have two french bulldogs, so a love for animals would also be great:)

If interested, please let us know a little about yourself and past experience. Before hiring an applicant, we will also request a resume & reference list, as well as require a background check and review of your driving record.

Pay is $13 per hour to start.

Please respond by email if you are interested and we can arrange a time to talk by phone and/or in person. 

Looking forward to hearing from you, 


RIE-Inspired Infant Care at The Nest Playschool

The Nest Playschool offers small-group, high-quality child care for infants and toddlers in SE Portland. 

We have a few spaces remaining for infants aged 3-12 months in our incoming cohort, beginning September 8th! 

Contact us to schedule a tour -- the perfect opportunity to view our space, specifically designed for infants and toddlers. Meet our gentle and experienced teachers, and learn more about our RIE-inspired and relationship-based approach to your young child's natural development. 

We are more than just a safe place for babies to spend their days--our teachers love their jobs, and go above and beyond to help make child care the best experience possible for children and families. We value communication with parents, and offer (optional!) bimonthly parents meetings to build community among families, and to help support one another through the infant and toddler years. Our reference sheet is full of families who can tell you about how lovely it is to be a part of our program.

What can you find at The Nest?

* Primary caregivers, with a 1:4 ratio, supporting the strong relationships essential to the early years. A total enrollment of just 8 children in the program allows for an intimate and individual experience for all.

* Reflective, experienced, and thoughtful teachers who approach infant and toddler care with enthusiasm and dedication, who respect each child and family for who they are.

* Daily photo documentation of children's discoveries.

* Organic, unprocessed, freshly-prepared vegetarian menu -- whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables.

* Support for breastfeeding mothers, organic formula available upon request.

* Cloth diapers provided through diaper service, included in tuition.

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Seeking Nanny Share in SE Portland

We are looking for a nanny share starting in October or November for our six-month old son, 3 to 5 days a week (potentially flexible).

 In general, we would be looking for hours of around 7am-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. We live in SE near Woodstock (SE Holgate/52nd).

 General Nanny responsibilities/criteria:

  • Previous nanny experience required
  • REI/Magda Gerber method experience a plus
  • Montessori or Waldorf method experience a plus
  • Provide structure around nap and play schedules
  • Significant experience taking care of newborns
  • Non-smoker
  • Vegetarian nanny a plus
  • Feline-friendly (if we host at our house)
  • Must have a car

 Share Family:

  • Prefer family with child under 1 year
  • Live in/near Woodstock, Foster-Powell, or Tabor neighborhood
  • Vegetarian family a plus

 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 Andrea if interested:alkcomm@gmail.com. Thank you! 


September 03, 2015

ChildRoots is currently enrolling for the 2015-2016 school year! We have a few spots in Infant and Preschool classrooms. Please see: www.childroots.com for more information about our school.

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!





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

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!

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Enrolling Now for 2015/16

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.

Roots to Bloom Preschool is family owned and operated and currently enrolling 2-5 year old children. We offer the option of full or half day. For more information, check out our website  at www.rootstobloompreschool.com or e-mail Lisa at rootstobloompreschool@gmail.com

Roots to Bloom Preschool
6107 NE Mason Street, Portland, Oregon 97218