203 posts categorized "Attachment parenting"

Seeking P/T Nanny in Lake Oswego

November 03, 2014

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

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

Marigold Preschool/NE Portland

October 21, 2014

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

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

For more information please contact Krista at kkwheeler23@gmail.com or visit www.marigoldpreschool.com

 

Wow and Flutterville Playopolis Has 2 Openings for 2-5 year olds

September 30, 2014

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Our State-certified, Waldorf-inspired playgarden in Alameda has spaces available for a few children ages 2-5. We offer weekly Spanish, guest musicians, daily home cooked organic vegetarian meals, monthly farm field trips to a local organic farm, baking, music, art and mostly play! We honor the principals of attachment parenting, offer low child-teacher ratios and foster a community of kindness, compassion and silly fun!

Please contact us soon to arrange a visit for you and your child.

Miss Deanna deannacohen2013@gmail.com

www.wowandflutterville.com

 

 

Playopolis has rare openings for 2-5 year olds in our Waldorf-inspired Playgarden.

September 28, 2014

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Lotus Heart Preschool- Spanish, Sign, cooking, gardening, art, sing, play!

September 27, 2014

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Lotus Heart Preschool is a cozy home based program located directly across from Pendleton Park and Hayhurst Elementary in SW Portland. ( This is in the Gabriel park neighborhood- easily accessible from SW, downtown, Sellwood/SE, and Beaverton.)

Our school is a play based program, which believes that for the preschool child, learning and play are one. We have a warm, rich environment with natural materials that offers a variety of activities and experiences to nurture the whole child. Our curriculum pulls from the best of many teaching philosophies, including Waldorf and Reggio Emilia. We are committed to environmental education and practices in our program and we have our Eco Healthy Childcare Certification.
Our teacher is an Early Childhood Professional and has been teaching for over 18 years. Please visit our teacher bio page on our website for more info.

Our daily rhythm includes a mix of active play, creative play, art activities, and circle time. In our circle time we sing, chant, play games, read stories, do creative movement and yoga, and become familiar with Spanish as well as American Sign Language. We have school provided snack, lunch from home,  and daily outside play at Pendleton Park located just across from our location. We also have a monthly soup day, a regular visiting yoga instructor from Yoga Playgrounds, and a community garden plot to work in!

Check out our website or call us for more details on our program or to set up a visit
www.lotusheartpreschool.com
503-452-6148

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Marigold Preschool/NE Portland

September 19, 2014

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Marigold Preschool is on the lookout for new friends! We are a part-time, in-home program located in the Roseway/Cully/Sumner area of NE Portland. Mon/Tues/Wed, 9am-1pm, ages 2-4 years old.

Marigold is a safe, creative, loving space where children are encouraged to explore, gain independence, and develop friendships. We offer a play-based curriculum that is inspired by Waldorf and Reggio philosophies. Days are filled with art, baking, handwork, music, Spanish language, gardening, lots of indoor and outdoor play, and backyard chicken feeding too! 

For more information about our program, please contact Krista at kkwheeler23@gmail.com or visit www.marigoldpreschool.com

Infant-Preschool Care enrolling now!

September 08, 2014

PEACE 'N PLAY is enrolling now for limited spaces in its new location, near Portland Community College (Cascade campus), serving north and northeast Portland with easy/quick access to downtown and the I5 freeway.

Experienced provider and staff with a combined 1,ooo+ hours of early care and education look forward to meeting your family to discuss your needs and expectations.  Part-time and full-time spaces available at this time; rates vary from $450-$1000/month, depending on days of attendance.  Hours = 7:30am-5:30pm, Mon-Fri except for scheduled closures. 

For more information please contact Christine at 971-340-6374 or email mitchellsibling7@yahoo.com.  Please include your child's birthdate, your contact info, when you need care to begin and which days of the week you need care.  All inquiries will be replied to within 48 hours. Mention this urbanmamas post and receive a "September enrollment special".    100_3437
 

 

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

September 07, 2014

Greetings!

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

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Woven Hearts Preschool Now Enrolling Ages 3-5

Our children are sacred, each and every one. Woven Hearts Preschool program celebrates the warmth, rhythm, and joy of childhood, in a love-filled home environment that nourishes your child. We are welcoming children ages 3-5 years old beginning in October, and we are located in St. Johns in North Portland.

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Woven Hearts Preschool is a Waldorf-Inspired Preschool in North Portland. We embrace the Living Arts and the principles of LifeWays North America. Our children enjoy spending their days living into the rhythm of the seasons and daily life. Respect, reverence, and warmth are essential elements that we cultivate in the children through

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Hummingbird Preschool Looking for Third Teacher

In-home certified morning (Monday thru Friday 9am-1pm) preschool in inner NE Portland looking to expand and add third amazing teacher (1 to 6 adult/child ratio).  Must truly love working with children ages 2-5 and be willing to make at least a year commitment.  Our school has a gentle, loving, respectful approach with a focus on free play and authentic (not teacher led or created) opportunities for peer collaboration/interaction/socialization.  We combine many philosophies such as: The Collaborative Problem Solving Approach, RIE, Unconditional Parenting, and Mindful Parenting.  Candidates must pass a Criminal Records Check and have or be willing to obtain CPR/First Aid and a Food Handler's Card.  Teachers must also complete a minimum of fifteen hours of training annually.  Classroom experience preferred, Step 3 or higher on Oregon Registry a plus.  The right candidate would be able to start as a substitute/trial basis to make sure we are the right match for each other.  For more information about our school please visit www.hummingbirdschool.com.  If interested please e-mail us at hummingbirdschool@yahoo.com.  In addition to sending a resume and references please tell us about yourself and why you would want to work at our school.

ISO Family to Join Nanny Share (Irvington/NE PDX)

August 20, 2014

We have hired a fantastic nanny to care for our nine month-old daughter, and are looking for another family to become part of a nanny-share.

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Looking for a full time Spanish speaking nanny in SW Portland

July 28, 2014

My name is Angelique, I am married with  two boys who are 1.5 and 2.5 years old. My 1.5 year old was born premature and cannot attend daycare due to needing to be at home where is he less likely to get sick so he can get stronger and stronger every day. He currently has no health issues and is developing on track.

Both my boys have had a Spanish speaking nanny since they were born. I am looking someone who has had experience being a nanny. As you may know being a nanny is so much more than being just babysitter.  We would think of this person as part of the family and someone that we would like to have long term and be able to take on vacation with us. We live in a clean  home and have no pets. My children have no allergies. I think it would be a dream job for the right person as my boys are very good children. Please contact me if you possess these qualities and are fluent in Spanish. There is also possibiltiy of us having a third child so being open to taking care of 3 children is also important. 

We are looking for someone 7:30am to 5/5:30 pm Monday to Friday full time in SW Portland, Burlingame neighborhood.

The duties would be taking care of my two boys all day, laundry and cooking a few meals a week. Knowing how to cook is a must. We have a home phone and a car is not necessary as long as you can take public transportation or have a ride to and from. There is public transit close by. 

Please contact me at ali.arnason@gmail.com or 503-905-4968 via phone. I would love to hear from you.  

 

INFANT OR WOBBLER CARE AVAILABLE, NE/N: MLK & KILLINGSWORTH

July 07, 2014

Greetings to all parents and guardians in Portland! I am a former teacher who decided to provide childcare (more like a nanny-share) after having 2 adorable girls. They are 2 and 1 year old. I have a wide range of experience in education as an elementary and a toddler teacher. My qualifications include First Aid/CPR, Food Handlers, background check #, RRCAN and several other childcare trainings.

Currently, I am looking for 1 child to join our group in August in our home. Our house is strategically located near MLK and Killingsworth with easy access to public transportation and I5. I keep my ratio low, maximum is 1:4. The ideal situation for me is to find a family with a child within the age of 3 months to 15 months old.  I am happy to take care your child from 2 to 3 days a week for the total of 9 hours of care from 8-5pm. Extra hours, date nights and drop ins can be arranged.

Feel free to contact me (Nina) by phone at 503-804-4843 or by e-mail at e_menina@yahoo.com

Hummingbird Preschool NE Alberta Area Enrolling for Fall

June 02, 2014

Hummingbird School is a space where children are encouraged to explore, interact, create, imagine and express themselves.  The program is designed to allow students to discover the world through play in an environment that is unhurried, loving and secure.  Our approach is child-led rather than teacher-directed.  Through free play and open ended art activities, children challenge themselves to work on the skills they need to learn and develop.  A focus on play and creativity also allows preschoolers many opportunities to interact with peers and practice emerging skills such as empathy, flexibility, problem solving and negotiating.

  • Established School with Experienced Teachers
  • Integrated Academics
  • Collaborative Problem Solving Approach
  • Free Play Foundation/Art & Music Focused
  • Daily Outdoor Activities
  • Spanish & Sign Language

Currently Enrolling for Fall * www.hummingbirdschool.com

hummingbirdschool@yahoo.com * 503-750-0500

 

 

 

New Farm Montessori Open House

May 30, 2014

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Open House on Saturday May 31, 1:00-4:00 

6234 N. Campbell Ave. 

You are invited to tour our schoolhouse and garden, meet our teachers and ask questions about our program for young children and Montessori education.

 Applications will be available for openings beginning in September. Please note, this open house is for parents only. If you choose to apply, we will schedule a personal visit and tour for your family. 

Please visit us online at www.newfarmmontessori.com for more information. For questions and to RSVP, please contact us at (503)358-1932 orinfo@newfarmmontessori.com

Playful, fun, energetic, patient, easy-going, flexible, and creative preschool teacher with lots of Spanish vocabulary ready to care for your kiddo(s)…..

May 23, 2014

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My name is Sarah. I am a preschool teacher with 4 years experience with 1-3 year olds and 2 years experience with 4 & 5 year olds. I also hold a MA in Teaching and am licensed to teach prek-8th grade. I am taking a break from my professional career to have a family and, lucky for you, I am looking to share my knowledge and skills with you and your family.

I have a two year old daughter and we are excited to find a 6 mo-4 year old to play, read, sing, jump, run, dance, make food, do experiments, dig in the dirt, paint, draw, manipulate play dough, sand and/or water and then clean it all up with, either at your house, ours or both. We’d love to be able to walk to the park, go to story time at the library, go to the Children’s Museum (I have membership with a guest pass!), or go dance to Mr. Ben. I have a strong literacy development background as well as a passion for teaching little ones how to negotiate their needs on their own (language development). I also love seeing children become independent masters of their environment which is fostered by Montessori pedagogy, a huge interest of mine and something I have studied a lot of theory on. We are looking for a family in North, Northeast or Northwest who needs care about 15-30 hours a week.

If this sounds like something that meets your needs please contact me at rosecitysarah@gmail.com and I look forward to hearing from you.

Wow and Flutterville Infant and Toddler Playgarden and Playopolis has openings

State-Certified, Eco-Friendly and Waldorf-Inspired, Wow and Flutterville Infant and Toddler Playgarden has rare openings for a few 2 year olds, full or part time. We offer year-round, full day care in a sweet cottage that honors the practices of attachment parenting.

Experienced and loving teachers. Daily outside play. Gardening. Baking. Yoga.  Art. Music and French are part of our days. Most important is our love of laughter and the value we place on the children's work..PLAY! We serve organic snacks and meals and visit a local organic farm weekly where we learn about animals, permaculture and caring for Mother Earth.

Wow and Fluterville is also opening our preschool, Wow and Flutterville Playopolis in the Mississippi District in June and we have a few spots left for sweet ones ages 3-5. Our gentle program is also full day and year-round and is a cottage for play and fostering curiousity in our children.

Visit our website at www.playopolis.wowandflutterville.com to learn more or contact Miss Deanna and deannacohen2013@gmail.com for a chat and a tour.

Hummingbird Preschool NE Alberta Area Enrolling for Fall

May 12, 2014

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Alberta Arts Preschool Program

Hummingbird School is a space where children are encouraged to explore, interact, create, imagine and express themselves.  The program is designed to allow students to discover the world through play in an environment that is unhurried, loving and secure.  Our approach is child-led rather than teacher-directed.  Through free play and open ended art activities, children challenge themselves to work on the skills they need to learn and develop.  A focus on play and creativity also allows preschoolers many opportunities to interact with peers and practice emerging skills such as empathy, flexibility, problem solving and negotiating.

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Unique community for infants & toddlers!

April 29, 2014

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Join our unique program!
We currently have openings for Infants, Wobblers & Toddlers!
Infants enter a small cohort integrating the RIE/Gerber philosophy
Wobblers and toddlers have cohorts integrating the Reggio Emilia philosophy
Experienced, qualified teachers
Small teacher: child ratios (1:3)
Organic, vegan & gluten free snacks & meals provided
Facebook page for parents!
2 blocks from the 12th St MAX station
On the 47 bus line
For more info, please view our blog page: http://hillsboroartspreschool.blogspot.com, email hillsboroartspreschool@gmail.com or call 503-914-6555

Thanks & good luck in your search!

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

April 16, 2014

Greetings!

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

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Fun-loving, Reliable, and Nurturing Nanny / Artist

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

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MISTY'S LITTLE ONES DAYCARE IN VANCOUVER!

March 11, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

Little Lights Playschool

March 02, 2014

 

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

Please go to our website for all the information.    www.littlelightsplayschool.org

Thank you for considering our sweet school! 

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Hawthorne Family Playschool Open House!

February 04, 2014

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ChildRoots Annex's Enrolling PT

December 18, 2013

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

 

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

 

The ChildRoots Alberta Annex is located at 5133 NE Alberta St. in NE Portland. This Annex is a large remodeled home with two floors and a large fenced yard for children to spread out and explore. The Alberta Annex is a preschool and enrolling children born between June 2010 and April 2011. Two and three day a week spots available. Please contact Madison (albertaannex@childroots.com)


The ChildRoots Ainsworth Annex is located at 3405 NE Ainsworth in NE Portland near The Kennedy School. This Annex is a beautifully-remodeled home with a large fenced yard and ample space to explore and garden. The Ainsworth Annex is enrolling children born between October 2011 and April 2012. Two and three day spots available. Please contact Laura (ainsworthannex@childroots.com)

 

Infant or Toddler Care Available, NE/N: MLK & Killingsworth

November 23, 2013

Greetings to all parents and guardians in Portland! I am a teacher who decided to provide childcare (more like a nanny-share) after having 2 adorable girls. They are 18 and 5 months old. I have a wide range of experience in education as an elementary and a toddler teacher. My qualifications include First Aid/CPR, Food Handlers, background check #, RRCAN and several other childcare trainings.

Currently, I am looking for 1 friend to join our group in December and 1 more in January at my home strategically located near MLK and Killingsworth with easy access to public transportation and I5. I keep my ratio low, maximum is 1:4. The ideal situation for me is to find a family with a child within the ages of 3 months to 2 years. This way, my daughters and your child(ren) can be friends. I am happy to take care your child(ren) from 2 to 4 days a week. The childcare is open from Tuesday-Friday at 8am-5pm. Extra hours, date nights and drop ins can be arranged. Occasional Mondays is open for further discussion.

Feel free to contact me (Nina) by phone at 503-804-4843 or by e-mail at e_menina@yahoo.com

Experienced Nanny Available PT in December

November 12, 2013

I am a 29 year old nanny and artist. One of my part time childcare positions is ending and I am looking for another great family to begin working with during the second week in December. I will be available all day Thursdays, Wednesday mornings until 2:30pm, and may have some time on Tuesdays in the late afternoon. It is important to me to have a dependable schedule so a family in need of a minimum of 10 hours per week with little change expected in the foreseeable future would truly be ideal.

I have been a nanny/childcare provider full time since 2003, but have been relied on to babysit younger siblings, family members, and neighbors since the late 1990s. I have experience caring for children ages 0-13. I've worked in preschool and in-home childcare settings and was a live-in nanny for 2 years in Baltimore. I am comfortable caring for multiple children of same and varying ages including infants, toddlers, and school age children.
 
I am committed to providing a high level of care that promotes stability, trust, compassion, creativity, learning, respect, safety, and fun. It is important to me to maintain an environment that allows children freedom to explore the world around them in ways that nurture and encourage autonomy, self-confidence, respect for self and others, and question-asking (with thoughtful answers!)
 
I am very openminded and accommodating to most parenting styles and have experience with attachment parenting, cloth diapers, special dietary needs (especially food allergies and vegan/vegetarian diets), and homeschooling/unschooling/freeschooling. I also have experience caring for children with physical and other varying abilities and am trained in CPR and First Aid. It is important to me to have an open dialogue with parents and maintain existing routines and dynamics in the home.
 
I also have a very reliable and safe vehicle and am comfortable driving with children in the car.
My rates generally fall around $13-15/hr (depending on number of children and other factors) and I would be happy to discuss this and provide a list of excellent references and resume to interested families. I am located in inner-NE Portland but can travel to nearby areas as well. Please feel free to email me at leahkitkogan (at) gmail . com
Thanks,
Kit
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New Day School- Vegan preschool

September 15, 2011

New Day School, Portland's Ananda Marga preschool, childcare center and kindergarten has  two part week openings, in our preschool program. 

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New Day has been serving Portland families since 1979-

Offering a unique Neo-Humanist curriculum, along with gardening, vegan meals, music and art. 

We are blessed with  an amazing outdoor space, that features a natural playscape, with a beautiful custom, cedar playsturcture, with a climbing wall, bridges and tree house.

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Our program is  based on ethical values-   

simple living, service and kindness which are  relflected  throughout our program with green practices and gentle loving interactions with our children.

We value & embrace diversity and welcome DHS families. 

New Day School offers sliding scale tuition.

 

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For enrollment information & tours contact Heidi at 503-231-7425  e-mail us at newdayschool@gmail.com

 

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Lotus Heart Preschool Now Enrolling

September 14, 2011

Lotus Heart Preschool is a play based, Waldorf and Reggio Emilia inspired program.  We provide natural materials in a rich, nurturing environment.  Children have opportunities to work with a multitude of art materials, compose and act out stories, learn basic Spanish and Sign Language, explore light, shadow, and shape at the light table, have imaginative and dramatic play time, work in the garden, bake, and play at the park.  We sing, rhyme, share, do creative movement/yoga, and play cooperative games at our daily circle time.  We provide a daily tea time with organic snacks, children bring a lunch from home.  Our teacher, Brynn Anderson, has 16 years teaching experience in a variety of preschool settings. 

Our program runs from 9-1 Monday-Friday for preschool age children 3 -5 years old. We are currently enrolling for fall and have a few spots left.  Families may choose the days of attendance and tuition is based on days/week.  Please call or email to learn more or to set up a time to visit.  We look forward to hearing from you!

www.lotusheartpreschool.com

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Southwest Parent-Child Collective has TWO OPENINGS!

September 12, 2011

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Southwest Parent-Child Collective is a cooperative Preschool dedicated to nurturing creative growth in children. We have TWO openings at this time in our Preschool Room (3-4 year olds)! Please contact us (see below) and come for a visit with your child to see what makes us so special!

  • A vibrant co-op (est. 1970)
  • Run completely by parents
  • Staffed by experienced teachers
  • High adult/ child ratios
  • Flexible days, 4-hour programs for children 12 months to 5 years old
  • Eco-Healthy Childcare certified

Please visit our web site at http://www.swparentchild.org/ for more information.
Our membership coordinator will love to talk to you, please follow this link to our contact information: http://www.swparentchild.org/?page_id=3

Fun & Artistic Daytime Nanny Available!

September 10, 2011

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    My name is Shannon and I have been working as a nanny and sitter in Portland for the past two years. Prior to this I have several years of sitting experience in Florida as well. Most of my experience has been with 1-3 year olds (toddlers are my favorite age group!), but I also have a lot of experience with infants as young as 3 months and children as old as 6. I have taken care of two to four children, as well as one-on-one care, and have worked in a childcare center.

    I am currently looking for jobs that will begin soon and will continue to fit into my school schedule when classes start in a month. I will be available Mondays and Wednesdays from 7:00AM until around 4:30PM, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:00AM until around 1:00PM, and all day on Fridays.

    I am very active and love going on trips to the park, indoor playgrounds, the library, the children's museum, children's music events, music together classes, art classes, and other activities. I have even participated in both baby and toddler swim lessons, children's yoga, and baby sign language classes - all here in Portland. I am a believer in children being actively engaged and stimulated, encouraging learning, discovery, and creativity. I love playing music, doing art projects, reading books, dancing around, and facilitating children's imagination. 

    I am pet-friendly, eco-friendly, have experience preparing vegan/vegetarian & organic meals, have experience with pumped milk, cloth-diaper experienced, potty-training experienced, little to no television, reading-heavy, active and get outside even on rainy days capable, and much much more!

    I have been CPR certified, but do need to renew sometime in the near future. I also have a very reliable car, which I have always used to transport my toddlers, and I am very punctual. $10-$12/hr is generally what I have been paid for caring for one child, and $12-$15/hr caring for two, but I am completely willing to work around your budget. I am also more than willing to do light cooking and cleaning and laundry and have experience with all of these things at several of my previous jobs.

    As for some more personal information, I am getting my BFA in Art Practices with focuses in printmaking and photography from PSU this year. I have my own photography business photographing maternity, children, weddings, portraiture, etc. as well. I enjoy music, making it and seeing it, creating art and videos, exploring nature, and being with friends. I moved to Portland two years ago from Florida and I absolutely love it here!

    I have a resume and several great references that I would love to email you if you are interested, including the many families I worked with in both Florida and Portland. If you are satisfied with my qualifications I would love to interview as soon as possible, by phone or in person, and see if I would be a good fit for your family, and then have you contact my references.  You can email me at shannon@bearstringhead.com if you would like to set up an interview. Thank you for your time and consideration!

                                Best,
                                Shannon

 

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Since I run a photography business, you will also receive countless priceless photos of your little ones!

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Hummingbird Preschool Enrolling

September 08, 2011

Wonderful preschool in NE Alberta Arts area.  Focus on free play, art, music, outdoor activities.  Morning Program 9-1.  Children ages 3-5.  

www.hummingbirdschool.com

Childcare exchange

September 07, 2011

Hello there-

I am looking for a family who is interested in doing a childcare exchange. I have an almost two year old (23 months) and we live in the NE, right near the playground at Normandale Park. I will be starting school at the end of September and will definietly need childcare every Wednesday from 1-5pm (or a touch later when my husband is done with work). Other than that I am basically free to take care of your child at any other time during the day on weekdays. I am open to just a few hours a week or even a few days. Will work with the right family to make it a match!

I am a holisitic health practitioner and bring that into my parenting, feeding my child only nourishing, whole foods and will do the same for your child. I can provide food for my daughter when she is with you if we make different food choices. I practice attachment parenting and will care for your child simialrly. I am a former peschool and movement teacher of 2-6 year olds and also nannied for 5 years: a family of 3 girls who were 2, 7, and 9 when I met them.I can provide references.

I also do massage and would happily exchange a weekly massage for your care of my daughter on Wednesday afternoons if you don't need childcare.

Thanks!

Monica

mtwelty@yahoo.com

Seeking Nanny Share

September 06, 2011

Happy family looking for a nanny share for our 2 1/2 year old son. Ideally, we would like to start a part-time nanny share with one or two other children between the ages of 2 and 3. Initially, we only need two mornings a week but are open to sharing more time. Our son loves sand, dancing, books, hiking, imaginative play, music and art. He is very verbal and more bookish than active. He prefers small quiet groups to large loud ones. In raising him we've used a child centered approach with very little TV and mostly organic food. Please email me if you think our families would be a good fit and we can find a nanny together. Rebeccab_94114@yahoo.com.

Southwest Parent-Child Collective: TWO OPENINGS IN OUR PRESCHOOL!

September 05, 2011

SW Portland

Southwest Parent-Child Collective is a cooperative Preschool dedicated to nurturing creative growth in children. We have TWO openings in our Preschool (3-5 year olds) at this time. Please contact us (see below) and come for a visit with your child to see what makes us so special!

  • A vibrant co-op (est. 1970)
  • Run completely by parents
  • Staffed by experienced teachers
  • High adult/ child ratios
  • Flexible days, 4-hour programs for children 12 months to 5 years old
  • Eco-Healthy Childcare certified

Please visit our web site at http://www.swparentchild.org/ for more information.
Our membership coordinator will love to talk to you, please follow this link to our contact information: http://www.swparentchild.org/?page_id=3

Lotus Heart Preschool Now Enrolling

September 02, 2011

Lotus Heart Preschool is a play based, Waldorf and Reggio Emilia inspired program.  We provide natural materials in a rich, nurturing environment.  Children have opportunities to work with a multitude of art materials, compose and act out stories, learn basic Spanish and Sign Language, explore light, shadow, and shape at the light table, have imaginative and dramatic play time, work in the garden, bake, and play at the park.  We sing, rhyme, share, do creative movement/yoga, and play cooperative games at our daily circle time.  We provide a daily tea time with organic snacks, children bring a lunch from home.  Our teacher, Brynn Anderson, has 16 years teaching experience in a variety of preschool settings. 

Our program runs from 9-1 Monday-Friday for preschool age children 3 -5 years old. We are currently enrolling for fall and have a few spots left.  Families may choose the days of attendance and tuition is based on days/week.  Please call or email to learn more or to set up a time to visit.  We look forward to hearing from you!

www.lotusheartpreschool.com

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Part-Time Nanny/Mama Available...

September 01, 2011

 

Hello! My name is Jillian I am 27 years old. I am a mama of a 3.5 year old girl. I have been a nanny for 6 years now. I have been bringing my daughter along with me since she was 4 months old. It has worked out wonderfully! Currently I care for 2 boy's ages 3 and 5. We have been with them since the little one was 4 months old. I care for them on Monday's and every other Wednesday. I am looking for some extra hours. The 5 year old will be going to kinder-garden, so it could be possible to do a nanny share on Monday's and Wednesday's in the morning's, plus some additional hours. They are located in Sellwood, but we can be mobile. I live in Se Portland, off Burnside. I would prefer to find a full day on Friday's. The times I am available, outside of the nanny share option, are Tuesday's 1pm or after, every other Wednesday, and Friday's.

Another option is date nights or possible overnights at my house in SE. We have an extra bedroom!

I have a bachelor's degree in psychology and have taken classes relevant to child care. I am certified in CPR. Practice attachment parenting and have had a background check done about 2 years ago. I am willing to learn new things and like to keep up on child development. I love being outside and going on fun outings. I have many wonderful references. I would love to talk more if you think we might be a good fit. Feel free to call me @503-523-9569 or email jillianbrown1@gmail.com

Thanks, Jillian

Southwest Parent-Child Collective: TWO OPENINGS IN OUR PRESCHOOL NOW!

August 29, 2011

We are a unique Portland co-op truly dedicated to nurturing creative growth in children (est. 1970). We have TWO openings in our Preschool (3-5 year olds) at this time. Please contact us (see below) and come for a visit with your child to see what makes us so special!

  • A vibrant co-op (est. 1970)
  • Run completely by parents
  • Staffed by experienced teachers
  • High adult/ child ratios
  • Flexible days, 4-hour programs for children 12 months to 5 years old
  • Eco-Healthy Childcare certified

Please visit our web site at http://www.swparentchild.org/ for more information.
Follow this link to our contact information: http://www.swparentchild.org/?page_id=3

Hello Mama's :) Nanny/guide seeking to nurture your wee one...

August 28, 2011

I am a seasoned Nanny/Guide who has been learning from little one's for well over 20 years now. I have learned about love, stillness and how the sweetest moments are the spontaneous ones. I continue to be Amazed and awed at the natural joy that emminates from children's hearts. I feel blessed to be able to encourage little ones along their very unique path. I bring safety, calm, kindness, emotional integrity, compassion, spirituality and love to the wee ones in my care. My path is to be mature and playful. To allow space for the littles to direct their own learning through play. To be silly and joyful. To be grounded and calm.To enjoy the spirit of nature and all the incedible learning that comes from Mother Earth.

 I am looking for a family that values calm as well as action. A family that has some sort of spiritual foundation. A family that values emotional health as well as physical and mental. A family with a big heart :)

If you think we may like each-other , than please give me a shout out !

 I have very strong references to share if we get to that point.

 I am looking for around 30 hours a week and I live close to New Seasons on Se Division. I would love to be with an infant that needs a nurturing spirit friend. And, I don't drive by choice.

 Thank you kindly all :0   Charity 503-960-6308

 

Infant/Toddler nanny seeking new family in inner pdx

August 27, 2011

Are you looking for a creative, patient, caring, individual, who is not afraid to be silly, and who is not only eager to teach your child but is also eager to learn herself?   Perhaps you are seeking someone who has over 10 years of child care experience.  Well look no further.   My name is Wendy Lee and I am the person you have been looking for.  

As stated I have over 10 years of experience working with children,  including raising a step son.  I am First Aid/CPR Certified and registered in the Oregon Criminal History.  I have obtained 300+ hours in Early Childhood Education.  There for I am confident that I have the experience and the qualifications that you are seeking in a caregiver.    I am a mature individual seeking a long term position.   I feel that I am more than just a babysitter as I employ fun and educational activities and ensure that all schedules are followed.   I have many references to offer, as well as many more details to give.


Please contact me at your earliest convenience, so that we might talk over some of these things further. 

Thanks for your time. 
Wendy

pwhobear@gmail.com

 

Looking for Nanny Share in SW Portland/Beaverton

August 26, 2011

Looking for a Nanny Share Family and Nanny

I am looking for a nanny share situation for my wonderful 2 yo old and 5 yo boys. I am re-entering the work force after 3 1/2 years of staying at home with my 2 children. My oldest boy will be attending kindergarten in SW Portland so the nanny/family would have to be OK with a commute to pick-up/drop-off depending on the schedule. This will be about 35 hours a week and could be in my home or another. My boys are fantastic together and LOVE science and playing/exploring outside. Looking for a flexible, nurturing, dependable nanny and loving family to share with. If you are interested please e-mail me at hahnvmd@gmail.com.

Thanks!

 

Hawthorne Family Playschool, a play-based cooperative preschool in Southeast Portland, has an opening for the upcoming school year!

August 25, 2011

www.hawthornefamilyplayschool.org

 

Hi, my name is Catherine.  My husband and I have a three-year-old daughter who, in a few short weeks, will begin her first days of preschool.  We could not be happier with our choice in Hawthorne Family Playschool. 

 

Hawthorne Family Playschool is a nature and play-based environment. The outdoor play area is a world of wonder and an extension of the indoor classroom.  From the first time our daughter visited the school, she opened up in a completely new and wonderful way.  Usually afraid to climb, she immediately scampered up and down the climbing ropes outside, jumped into the large, covered sand area and moved indoors.  She found an art table to explore, a pretend area to play, a trampoline, and the indoor tree house where she continued her newfound courage in climbing.  After comfortably exploring, she settled into a rocking chair to enjoy a book. 

 

While my daughter was enjoying her book, I had an opportunity to speak with the teacher, Susan Eisman.  Susan is a very inspiring and encouraging teacher.  She draws from the practices of Reggio Emilia, Waldorf, Reevaluation Counseling and peace activism.  She completed her Master’s coursework in human development and has been joyfully working with young children and families since 1990.

“I get to give children messages about how amazing they are.  I get to encourage each child to take risks, be compassionate, and build relationships.  I get to nudge children to trust themselves, to solve problems and to resolve conflicts.  I partner with children to appreciate the natural world, to notice and appreciate differences among people and to encourage children to stand up for the best possible outcome.  In these ways, we build a healthy community of learners.”

 

We knew from watching our daughter that day, hearing from other parents and speaking with Susan, that we had found a wonderful school for our daughter.

 

As an introduction, Hawthorne Family Playschool had play-dates at neighborhood parks this summer as well as a potluck picnic.  In the coming weeks, there is an annual Ice Cream Social at the school, which should be a fun and relaxed environment for all the families to mingle and greet each other.  (I say relaxed but I also mentioned ice cream…and there will be kids…well, it will be fun!)  Shortly after, Susan will be scheduling our in-home visit, allowing for one-on-one time with our family and giving her time to get to know our daughter.

 

If you are looking for a preschool for your child, I highly recommend Hawthorne Family Playschool.  It is an amazing school with a wonderful teacher and a kind, committed group of parents.

 

If you would like to schedule a tour, meet our teacher or have any questions, please contact our Membership Coordinator, Shannon at 503-332-6530.  You may also visit our website at www.hawthornefamilyplayschool.org.

 

Thank you,

 Catherine

 

Lotus Heart Preschool SW Portland across from Pendleton Park Enrolling for Fall

August 22, 2011

Lotus Heart Preschool is a play based, Waldorf and Reggio Emilia inspired program.  We provide natural materials in a rich, nurturing environment.  Children have opportunities to work with a multitude of art materials, compose and act out stories, learn basic Spanish and Sign Language, explore light, shadow, and shape at the light table, have imaginative and dramatic play time, work in the garden, bake, and play at the park.  We sing, rhyme, share, do creative movement/yoga, and play cooperative games at our daily circle time.  We provide a daily tea time with organic snacks, children bring a lunch from home.  Our teacher, Brynn Anderson, has 16 years teaching experience in a variety of preschool settings. 

Our program runs from 9-1 Monday-Friday for preschool age children 3 and up. We are currently enrolling for fall and have a few spots left.  Families may choose the days of attendance and tuition is based on days/week.  Please call or email to learn more or to set up a time to visit.  We look forward to hearing from you!

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New Day School- Vegan preschool

New Day School Portland's Ananda Marga preschool, childcare center and kindergarten

 

has two part week,  openings for 3 & 4 year olds

 

New Day School offers a unique Neo-Humanist curriculum based on core ethical values

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New Day has a huge natural outdoor play-scape, fruit trees and vegetable gardens. 

 

We are outdoors rain or shine all year round, enjoying focused and free play nature study.

 

New Day School offers an introduction to yoga and meditation, focused garden classes, as well as arts & crafts and lots of  P L A Y Our days are full of routine, whimsy, wonder and community.

 

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New Day School has been serving children since 1979

We offer sliding scale tuition, which included before and after care, wholesome vegan meals and  beautiful classroom materials.  

 

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For enrollment information, please contact Heidi (503-231-7425) M-F from 8:00-Noon.

PT Nanny/Mama Available!

August 21, 2011

Hello! I am a mama of a 3.5 year old girl. I have been a nanny for 5 years now. I have been bringing my daughter along with me since she was 4 months old. It has worked out wonderfully! Currently I care for 2 boy's ages 3 and 5. We have been with them since the little one was 4 months old. I care for them on Monday's and every other Wednesday. I am looking for some extra hours. Perhaps on Friday's and every other Wednesday? The 5 year old will be going to kinder-garden, so it could be possible to do a nanny share on Monday's and Wednesday's plus some additional hours. They are located in Sellwood, but we can be mobile. I have many wonderful references, CPR training, have had a background check, bachelors degree, follow attachment parenting. Would love to talk more! I also have a resume if your interested. Please call @503-523-9569 or email jillianbrown1@gmail.com if you think it may be a good fit!

Thanks, Jillian

 

Toddler Montessori- flexible schedules- a few spaces open Fall 2011

August 20, 2011

  Toddler Montessori program- 2 spaces for Fall 2011

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unique opportunities for children to explore with their 
natural curiosity, build independence and foster
 relationships with others.  
 

We form a solid relationship with each child and family that  DSC03609
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encouraging each child to explore and learn new things. 
We understand  that for many children this is their first time 
in a school community.  With well equipped indoor
and outdoor space every child feels right at home. 

 

CMS follows a school year calendar starting  DSC03672

Sept 7, 2011- June 13, 2012.
School operates Monday-Thursday, 
hours are 9:15am- 12:30 (half day) or  
full day option including nap until 2:30pm
Located in Lake Oswego.
Families can enroll from 2-4 days per week.
Weekly gymnastics class held at CMS
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www.communitymontessorischool.net
communitymontessorischool@yahoo.com
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Infant/Toddler nanny seeking new family

August 19, 2011

Are you looking for a creative, patient, caring, individual, who is not afraid to be silly, and who is not only eager to teach your child but is also eager to learn herself?   Perhaps you are seeking someone who has over 10 years of child care experience.  Well look no further.   My name is Wendy Lee and I am the person you have been looking for.  

As stated I have over 10 years of experience working with children,  including raising a step son.  I am First Aid/CPR Certified and registered in the Oregon Criminal History.  I have obtained 300+ hours in Early Childhood Education.  There for I am confident that I have the experience and the qualifications that you are seeking in a caregiver.    I am a mature individual seeking a long term position.   I feel that I am more than just a babysitter as I employ fun and educational activities and ensure that all schedules are followed.   I have many references to offer, as well as many more details to give.


Please contact me at your earliest convenience, so that we might talk over some of these things further. 

Thanks for your time. 
Wendy

 

Lotus Heart Preschool SW Portland across from Pendleton Park Enrolling for Fall

August 17, 2011

Lotus Heart Preschool is a play based, Waldorf and Reggio Emilia inspired program.  We provide natural materials in a rich, nurturing environment.  Children have opportunities to work with a multitude of art materials, compose and act out stories, learn basic Spanish and Sign Language, explore light, shadow, and shape at the light table, have imaginative and dramatic play time, work in the garden, bake, and play at the park.  We sing, rhyme, share, do creative movement/yoga, and play cooperative games at our daily circle time.  We provide a daily tea time with organic snacks, children bring a lunch from home.  Our teacher, Brynn Anderson, has 16 years teaching experience in a variety of preschool settings.  Our program runs from 9-1 Monday-Friday for preschool age children 3 and up. 

We are currently enrolling for fall and have a few spots left.  Families may choose the days of attendance and tuition is based on days/week.  Please call or email to learn more or to set up a time to visit.  We look forward to hearing from you!

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PART TIME NANNY NEEDED IN SE PORTLAND FOR SWEET-TEMPERED 2.5 YEAR OLD BOY

August 08, 2011

We are losing our beloved nanny at the end of August & need to find some help pronto. I work from home (SE Foster & 70th) & am very flexible, so the hours can really be tailored around your school/work schedule. Our current nanny works Mon, Wed, Fri from 8am-1pm, but any morning would work (except for Tues). I am hoping to find someone for around 15 hours/week, but would accept fewer hours for the right candidate. A bit about my boy: he's a sweet, bookish, creative, highly verbal, very charming little fellow who loves to paint, draw, sing songs, read books, play in the sandbox & figure out puzzles. Preferred candidate must be open to attachment parenting & unconditional parenting methods. I view our situation as ideal for either a college student looking for a very flexible part time job (I am open to hours changing as your schedule changes) or a stay-at-home-mom who wants to earn a little money. If you have a child around the same age, all the better. X would love to have a playmate!

Please email or call if you think we might be a good fit:
503-231-8222 or rainylaines@gmail.com

Kindly,
Charlotte

Lotus Heart Preschool in SW Portland Now Enrolling

August 06, 2011

Lotus Heart Preschool is a play based preschool located in SW Portland.

We are Eco Healthy certified, and our philosophy is inspired by Waldorf and the schools of Reggio Emilia.  Sign Language and Spanish are part of our daily curriculum.  We provide morning tea with organic healthy snacks, children bring lunch from home.

Our day is from 9am-1pm for children ages 3-5 years old.
We are currently enrolling for summer and fall 2011. 
Our Summer Session will run through the second week of August.  Please contact us if you would like to visit before the summer session closes.  Our school year program will begin Wednesday September 7th.

Please visit our website or call for more information on our teacher, tuition, and school year program.

www.lotusheartpreschool.com
503-452-6148

have a wonderful day!

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