248 posts categorized "Attachment parenting"

Portland Play Project: Enrolling for Fall 2017

June 09, 2017

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Portland Play Project is a Reggio-inspired, play based and ecologically focused preschool in the Cully neighborhood. Our website is incredibly informative, please take 10 minutes to learn about how we do things and what we're made of. We have a few spots available for the 2017-2018 school year. Our day is from 8:30-3 and aftercare is from 3-5:30. We welcome children ages 2.5-5 

www.portlandplayproject.com  

THE KIDS SHOP DAYCARE & PRESCHOOL

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"The Kids Shop Daycare & Preschool"

We have been established in the Milwaukie, Oak Grove area since early 2000. We offer a safe, happy home environment with the best of both worlds. A preschool program with a softly structured day in a home setting. We use (Early Start Curriculum) where there are weekly themed activities and lesson plans keeping the children interested and engaged. Our days are child lead yet teacher taught. My home is filled with Love, Laughter, and Learning. From healthy meals and snacks, natural home care products, to the enriching preschool curriculum. We are helping to build healthy bodies, hearts, and minds from the inside out! We are a played based early learning home, that is child led yet, teacher taught! High Quality Care is a Priority!

OPENINGS AVAILABLE BEGINING JULY/AUGUST FOR AGES 2-5!

Monday-Friday

7am-6pm

State Registered

Healthy meals and snacks

ECO FRIENDLY!

Daily Schedule

Potty Training help

Preschool program

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Openings are available for full or part time child care. Please visit our website for more detailed information at http://www.thekidsshopdaycare.com
and we can be reached at 503-869-0715

 

THE KIDS SHOP DAYCARE & PRESCHOOL

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"The Kids Shop Daycare & Preschool"

We have been established in the Milwaukie, Oak Grove area since early 2000. We offer a safe, happy home environment with the best of both worlds. A preschool program with a softly structured day in a home setting. We use (Early Start Curriculum) where there are weekly themed activities and lesson plans keeping the children interested and engaged. Our days are child lead yet teacher taught. My home is filled with Love, Laughter, and Learning. From healthy meals and snacks, natural home care products, to the enriching preschool curriculum. We are helping to build healthy bodies, hearts, and minds from the inside out! We are a played based early learning home, that is child led yet, teacher taught! High Quality Care is a Priority!

OPENINGS AVAILABLE BEGINING JULY/AUGUST FOR AGES 2-5!

Monday-Friday

7am-6pm

State Registered

Healthy meals and snacks

ECO FRIENDLY!

Daily Schedule

Potty Training help

Preschool program

  Red Heart on Apple iOS 10.3 

Openings are available for full or part time child care. Please visit our website for more detailed information at http://www.thekidsshopdaycare.com
and we can be reached at 503-869-0715

 

Now Enrolling 2.5-5 yr olds - Portland Play Project - a Reggio-inspired Preschool

May 08, 2017

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We have spots available for two and five days a week - preschool from 8:30-3 and aftercare from 3-5:30. We are play based, ecologically focused and family centered. 

First day of school is September 5, 2017.

Please check out www.portlandplayproject.com for more details and to send an email of inquiry. 

Experienced, Compassionate, Respectful Nanny Available!

May 07, 2017

Hello! I am an experienced nanny looking for a new position as I move from Seattle to Portland. I am seeking a nanny share position for about ~30 hours/wk beginning in June! I am also available for temporary care during June as I search for my permanent position.  I have worked as a fulltime professional nanny since June 2013. During this time period I have formed lasting and deep relationships with the wonderful families I have worked for!

My childcare philosophy draws from RIE, Montessori, and attachment/gentle parenting. I've primarily worked with toddlers and infants, and I am continually amazed by their curiosity, compassion, intelligence, and energetic awareness! I believe in treating children with respect, honoring their innate wisdom, and doing my own internal work so that I can be the most compassionate and loving caregiver possible. I’m a big believer in natural and unassisted motor development, supporting independent play, teaching consent early, giving children the space to figure things out on their own (you won’t see me demonstrating how to use a toy!), involving even young children in daily tasks around the house such as cooking and cleaning, and holding supportive emotional containers for big toddler emotions.

I am familiar with Montessori philosophies, Waldorf pedagogy, RIE tenants, baby led weaning, babywearing, cloth diapering, elimination communication, gentle sleep training, co-sleeping, extended breastfeeding, and alternative pediatric medicine. I also work as a birth doula and am in the midst of my postpartum doula certification.

If you are interested in speaking further, please email me at es.whrit@icloud.com

Warmly,
Esmé

P.S. Although I dearly love working in education environments, at this time I am not interested in a position working in either a preschool or daycare! Thank you so much for your interest, and the best of luck in your search.

MINI ME INFANT CARE

April 25, 2017

 
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"The first two years of a child's life help shape their future.
Consistent care is top priority!
"After all, a good beginning lasts a lifetime!"
 
Welcome to "MINI ME INFANT CARE"!
In our care you will find a warm, welcoming environment where your baby can grow from a little miracle, to miraculously curious! At Mini Me Infant Care we provide Boutique style care that is Personalized care for your child's unique personality, stage of development, and their individual needs. Children are held and rocked to sleep, we practice verbalizing throughout the day, music and sensory play are a fun exploration into the world around them! Personal, warm and consistent care is the core of the care we provide to your "Mini Me". We are focused on keeping your child happy, engaged and Learning.
 
   http://www.thekidsshopdaycare.com/?page_id=11
503-869-0715
WE ARE LOCATED IN THE MILWAUKIE AREA
 
We are an ALL INCLUSIVE PROGRAM, meaning we provide everything for baby! Including formula, diapers, wipes etc. Once they reach 2 years old my preschool program THE KIDS SHOP DAYCARE is the natural next step. Here they will then learn all their Kindergarten readiness skills!
"After all, a good beginning lasts a lifetime"!

 

 *    We Support Breast Feeding Moms

*FORMULA AND DIAPERS INCLUDED!

*ECO FRIENDLY

*BOTTLES SANITIZED DAILY

*SEPARATE NAP AREA

*DAILY UPDATE SHEETS

*SPACIOUS INDOOR PLAY AREA

*MONDAY - FRIDAY 7am - 6:00pm

Open House at Wow and Flutterville Global Playgarden in Sellwood

April 23, 2017

Come visit our newest Wow and Flutterville, Wow and Flutterville Global Playgarden in Sellwood this Wednesday evening, April 26th from 6-7:30 pm for our open house!  We are a State-licensed childcare serving children from 6 weeks- 6 years old, year-round from 7 am-6 pm with aftercare into evenings and weekends available.

We practice the principals of RIE, attachment parenting and Waldorf education. Our curriculum is kindness and our work is play. Daily time in mother nature, organic vegetarian world-fusion foods, bi-weekly French,  Guest Musicians, daily yoga, art and open-ended play.

All of our assistants are refugee and immigrant women through a partnership with IRCO. Multi-culturalism and an ant-bias focus makes our center a place where all children and staff are honored for their gifts.

Come meet us Wednesday evening or contact us for a visit.

8722 Se 17th Ave Potland Or 97202

Miss Deanna /Owner

wowandfluttervilleplaygarden@gmail.com

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Full-time Infant/Toddler Specialist position open

April 09, 2017

We are a home-based infant and toddler childcare located in NE Portland.  We are searching for that special caregiver that loves working with infants in a cozy, small atmosphere.  Our team has worked together for years and we are looking for someone to join our team.  This position is between 30-40 hours a week.  You must have experience working with infants and be available from 7:30am to 5:30pm Monday - Friday.  You need to be energetic, fun-loving and registered in the Central Background Registry.

If this interests you, please check our website at Martisplace.org and email your resume.  We look forward to hearing from you!

Marti

martisplace@gmail.com

Now Enrolling-Portland Play Project. Reggio-inspired. Ecologically focused. Play based.

April 04, 2017

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We have spots available for two and five days a week - preschool from 8:30-3 and preschool/aftercare from 8:30-5:30

First day of school is September 5, 2017.

Please check out www.portlandplayproject.com for more details and to send an email of inquiry. 

 

Little Lights Playschool

April 03, 2017

Little Lights Playschool  is a thriving play and nature based preschool located in the heart of Woodlawn in NE Portland since 2009.  

Program hours are Tuesday through Thursday from 9-1.  

Our school is bet suited for children ages 3-5.  Class size is limited to 12 children led by experienced Waldorf  trained teacher and assistant.  

We offer summer camps and parent child classes.    

contact: Kristin Luce at 503-515-8799 

Website:

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Each day holds the opportunity for imaginative play, arts and activity,  lots of outdoor time,  baking and soup making,  lively cirlce times, therapeutic puttetry and story telling,  seasonal celebrations and festivals and so much more!    

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The Hummingbird Nursery School in Sellwood

March 17, 2017

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NOW ENROLLING for Fall!!!

A warm home away from home environment.

For children ages 18 months to 4 years old.  Class is led by a certified Waldorf early childhood teacher in the heart of Sellwood.  

Relationship based care with a strong emphasis on bonding and continuity.  

Focus is on nutrition, warmth, rhythm, rest and activity.  Outside activity everyday rain or shine!

Class size is limited to 7 children.

School Hours: Monday-Thursday 8:30-5:00

Full and Part time programs available.

Summer school option available.

Warm vegetarian meals provided.

Daily rhythms include:

painting, coloring, baking, seasonal crafts

www.hummingbirdnurseryschool.com

Facebook.com/Hummingbirdnurseryschool

"Where is the book in which the teacher can read about what teaching is? The children themselves are this book. We should not learn to teach out of any book other than the one lying open before us and consisting of the children themselves.” 

― Rudolf Steiner, Rhythms of Learning

Marigold Preschool/NE Portland

February 23, 2017

Marigold Preschool is a part-time, in-home program located in NE Portland. Mon/Tues/Wed, 9am-1pm, ages 3-5 years old. We're looking for a new friend to join our year-round program!

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. We believe in holistic, hands-on education as well as continuously honoring each child's uniqueness. Days are filled with art, baking, handwork, music, gardening, backyard chicken feeding, and lots of indoor and outdoor play.
We are especially convenient to the Roseway/East Cully/Madison South neighborhoods, but our families commute from all parts of town to be a part of our sweet community.
For more information about our program, please contact Krista at kkwheeler23@gmail.com or visit www.marigoldpreschool.com DSC_2151-2

Olive Branch School Montessori 4 Spaces Open

February 10, 2017

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Now Accepting applications for 2017-2018 waitlist (4 guaranteed spaces open, availability now), for ages 2.5 years -6 years. Children must be in pull-ups for September 1 2017.

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has to offer. We are delighted when we glimpse the compassion of a child rubbing another's back during story-time or asking another if she needs a hug, and we are joyed at the independence of a three year old setting up a tea party and inviting his friends. Each day is something new and amazing at Olive Branch School, a Montessori Primary School environment serving children ages 2.5-6 years old and their families.

Our school offers a range of experiences that encourage resourcefulness (critical thinking), support the building of self-control, discipline and decision making skills (cognitive and executive functioning) and nurture the emotional and spiritual growth of each child through positive social interactions. Children attending Olive Branch School are a part of a supportive, shared community experience 5 days a week. Our class size is small and responsive with a 7:1 ratio, 14 child maximum. A Montessori education truly gives a child the keys to the world and sets them on the road to loving learning.

Certified In-Home CF502413.

IMG_5021To facilitate learning and consistency for children and staff, all children attend Monday-Friday. Families may choose from 1/2 day 8:30am-12:30pm ($450 monthly), or full day 8:30am-3:30pm ($750) attendance. Our program is year round and we offer optional weekly themed Summer Programming.

Our lead guide has an AMI diploma, a M.ed, a BA with a minor in secondary education (including intermediate conversational Spanish), certifications as a Youth Fitness Specialist and a Children's Yoga Specialist (including dance, yoga and movement for children-adults), has developed and implemented curriculum for early childhood programs, is a published author and presenter on wellness and family topics. All of our staff are enrolled in the Central Background IMG_5043Registry, the Oregon Registry Online and have completed CPR/First Aid, training in child neglect and abuse and attend ongoing trainings beyond those required by the state.

Come and take a virtual tour olivebranchschool.com, learn more about resources for families in Multnomah Co. and how our program offers your child the best educational start in life. See our days
in action on our OBS FaceBook Page. and view our ad on PDXChildCare

Green Tulip Peace and Nature School has openings-SE Portland

December 28, 2016

The Green Tulip Peace and Nature School currently has openings!!
We are a nature based Montessori/Reggio inspired preschool operating in SE Portland. We are a 100% organic farm to table school.  We learn, we love, we create, we garden, we grow, we nurture, and thrive.

We offer a 3 day preschool program on Tuesday,Wednesday & Thursday  from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

We also offer homeschooling for children ages 6-10 on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

We are currently offering a 50% off registration fees promotion and sibling discounts. 
Please contact us or visit website:www.greentulipschool.com

Email: Greentulippreschool@gmail.com

Tel: 503-310-5772

 

Very best!!

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Career Nanny and mama of older kids looking for my next Portland family to support.

December 15, 2016

Career Nanny and mama of older kids looking for my next family to support 12-16 hours per week, long term.

20 years of nannying experience, with stellar references. Fun, loving, communicative and thoughtful. I'm looking for a family where the care is child-led, with gentle sleep and discipline philosophies.  Not interested in a nanny share.

Available during the day 2-3 days per week or for after school care 3 days per week. $16-$18/hr. North/Northeast/Southeast.  shayneberry@gmail.com

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Olive Branch School Montessori Now Enrolling

December 08, 2016

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4 Openings for January 3, 2017.

Now Accepting applications for 2017-2018 waitlist, for ages 2.5 years -6 years. Children must be self-toileting or working on achievement in pull-ups.

We love our work with children and view every day as an opportunity to see the best that humanity has to offer. We are delighted when we glimpse the compassion of a child rubbing another's back during story-time or asking another if she needs
a hug, and we are joyed at the independence of a three year old setting up a tea party and inviting his friends. Each day is something new and amazing at Olive Branch School, a Montessori Primary School environment serving children ages 2.5-6 years old and their families.

Our school offers a range of experiences that encourage resourcefulness (critical thinking), support the building of self-control, discipline and decision making skills (cognitive and executive functioning) and nurture the emotional and spiritual growth of each child through positive social interactions. Children attending Olive Branch School are a part of a supportive, shared community experience 5 days a week. Our class size is small and responsive with a 7:1 ratio, 14 child maximum. A Montessori education truly gives a child the keys to the world and sets them on the road to loving learning.

Certified In-Home CF502413.

To facilitate learning and consistency for children and staff, all children attend Monday-Friday. Families may choose from 1/2 day 8:30am-12:30pm ($450 monthly), or full day 8:30am-3:30pm ($750) attendance. We are a year round program and also offer optional weekly themed Summer Programming.

Our lead guide has an AMI diploma, a M.ed, a BA with a minor in secondary education (including intermediate conversational Spanish), certifications as a Youth Fitness Specialist and a Children's Yoga Specialist (including dance, yoga and movement for children-adults), has developed and implemented curriculum for early childhood programs, is a published author and presenter on wellness and family topics. All of our staff are enrolled in the Central Background Registry, the Oregon Registry Online and have completed CPR/First Aid, training in child neglect and abuse and attend ongoing trainings beyond those required by the state.

Come and take a virtual tour, learn more about resources for families in Multnomah Co. and how our program offers your child the best educational start in life.

http://OliveBranchSchool.com
facebook.com/olivebranchschool

Olive Branch School Montessori in NoPo Space for Jan 2017 & Waitlist

October 17, 2016

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Now Accepting enrollment for January 2017 and waitlist for September 2017-2018, ages 2.5 years -5 years (must be self-toileting or in pull-ups on the way to self-toileting). A space on the waitlist guarantees your child placement in the program.

Olive Branch School is a Montessori Primary School environment serving children ages 2.5-6 years old (preschool- 12038711_1680951092128110_2831906448133791129_okindergarten), and their families. Montessori environments are meticulously planned and arranged to help children optimally develop emotionally, socially and intellectually. Our school offers a range of experiences that encourage critical thinking, support cognitive and executive functioning and nurture positive social interactions. Children attending Olive Branch School are a part of a supportive, shared community experience. A Montessori education gives a child the keys to the world. Certified In-Home CF502413, 7:1 ratio, vegan meals, Music Together curriculum, baking, open flow to outside environment, sensory play gym on premises, gardening, trips to neighborhood parks, woodworking, and a loving environment await your child.


To facilitate learning and consistency for children and staff, we offer Monday-Friday enrollment. Families may choose from 1/2 day 8:30am-12:30pm ($450 monthly), or full day 8:30am-3:30pm ($750 monthly)attendance. We do accept ERDC.

Our lead guide has an AMI diploma, a M.ed, a BA with a minor in secondary education (including intermediate conversational Spanish), certifications as a Youth Fitness Specialist and a Children's Yoga Specialist (including dance, yoga and movement for children-adults), has developed and implemented curriculum for early childhood programs, is a published author and presenter on wellness and family topics. All of our staff are enrolled in the Central Background Registry, the Oregon Registry Online and have completed CPR/First Aid, training in child neglect and abuse and attend ongoing trainings beyond those required by the state. We also offer tutoring services for older children.

Come and take a virtual tour, learn more about resources for families in Multnomah Co. and how our program offers your child the best educational start in life.

http://OliveBranchSchool.com

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Accepting Children for 2017-2018 Olive Branch School Montessori North Portland

August 29, 2016

 

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Now Accepting applications for enrollment for 2017-2018. 14 spaces will be open for children ages 2.5 years -6 years (must be self-toileting or IMG_0145on the way to achievement and in pull-ups) for September 1 2017 a space on the waitlist guarantees your child placement.

Olive Branch School is a Montessori Primary School environment serving children ages 2.5-6 years old, and their families. Montessori environments are meticulously planned and arranged to help children optimally develop. Children will be exposed to Art, Music, Language, Mathematics, Practical Life skills, Sensory education and more.

Our school offers a range of experiences that encourage critical thinking, support cognitive and executive 12028807_1680952082128011_7800016722865023303_o functioning and nurture positive social interactions. Children attending Olive Branch School are a part of a supportive, shared community experience. A Montessori education gives a child the keys to the world. Certified In-Home CF502413.  At OBS a 7:1 ratio, organic non-gmo vegan meals, Music Together curriculum, baking, open flow to outside environment, sensory play gym (on premises), gardening, trips to neighborhood parks, woodworking, and a loving environment await your child. Our preK-kinder school offers a small, responsive class size for families who want the best in early childhood education.

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To facilitate learning and consistency for children and staff, we offer Monday-Friday enrollment. Families may choose from 1/2 day 8:30am-12:30pm ($650 monthly), or full day 8:30am-3:30pm ($900) attendance. We accept ERDC and offer in house scholarships. We offer optional weekly summer programming and private tutoring for all ages.

IMG_0130Our lead guide has an AMI diploma, a M.ed, a BA with a minor in secondary education (including intermediate conversational Spanish), certifications as a Youth Fitness Specialist and a Children's Yoga Specialist (including dance, yoga and movement for children-adults), has developed and implemented curriculum for early childhood programs, is a published author and presenter on wellness and family topics. All of our staff are enrolled in the Central Background Registry, the Oregon Registry Online and have completed CPR/First Aid, training in child neglect and abuse and attend ongoing trainings beyond those required by the state.

Come and take a virtual tour, learn more about resources for families in Multnomah Co. and how our program offers your child the best educational start in life. OliveBranchSchool.comIMG_0106

 

Peace Tree School, a NE Portland Montessori community, is now enrolling!

August 24, 2016

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We are a Montessori community located in the Woodlawn neighborhood of NE Portland. Our Montessori certified teachers provide individualized curriculum that is hands-on and appeals to a child's love of learning. We specialize in providing quality Montessori education and care to the smallest citizens of the world. Our infants benefit from Montessori and RIE philosophies and above all we believe that young children should spend their days exploring, discovering and thriving. We consider early childhood education to be a partnership between home and school, we are tight-knit community looking for more great families to join us and find a home away from home. 

We are currently enrolling children ages 3 months to 5 years old. 

You can find out more about us by visiting our website at peacetreeschool.com 

Please contact us at peacetreeschool@gmail.com to set up a tour or learn more information about upcoming open houses. 

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Mama, Nanny and Artist to Care For Your Child

August 22, 2016

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Hi Portland Families! I'm a mother, nanny and artist, available to care for your child. I have a beautiful, clean, safe home in SE Portland, (Woodstock) that features a lovely yard to play in and an art studio. I practice Gentle, AP parenting with my own 2 year old, I am cloth diaper and nursing friendly and have CPR/first aid certification. I am open to a child age 1 to 4 years. I only care for your child and my own. I'm more of a nanny share than a daycare. If you are looking for someone mature, responsible, gentle, creative and fun, to care for your child, then feel free to contact me at dianacomstock@gmail.com.

Marigold Preschool has openings/NE Portland

Marigold Preschool is a part-time, in-home program located in NE Portland (Roseway/Cully/Sumner neighborhood). Mon/Tues/Wed, 9am-1pm, ages 2.5-5 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 Emilia philosophies. We believe in holistic and hands-on education.  Our days are filled with art, baking, handwork, music, gardening, backyard chicken feeding, and lots of indoor and outdoor play.
For more information about our program please contact Miss Krista at kkwheeler23@gmail.com or visit www.marigoldpreschool.com DSC_2151-2

Part time PLAY care!

August 04, 2016

Do you desperately need a break, but don't need full time child care?
Grow Love could be the perfect fit!

At Grow Love we believe in PLAY!

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We have:

Slide
Trampoline
Play kitchen
Books
Open ended toys
Art & Craft materials
Sensory materials

There's also space to play outside on the balcony, AND we take trips to the park! 


HOURS OF OPERATION:
Tuesday 8am-1pm
Wednesday 8am-1pm
Thursday 8am-1pm

TUITION (weekly):
$125

SERVING AGES:
6 months - 5 years

LOW RATIOS:
4:1 - ensure each child gets the proper attention they need throughout the day! 

We would love to get to know you! 
Please inquire via EMAIL (growlovecare@gmail.com), and I will respond by email and/or phone. 

About me: I am a child care professional, with years of first hand experience. I have been the lead teacher at 3 child care centers, and have a child of my own who is 1.5 years old! Most recently, I facilitate a respectful parenting play group Monday mornings, and worked as a nanny for a family for over 2 years. I earned a Bachelor's Degree from Portland State University. I have achieved step 10 on the Oregon Child Care Registry, and have logged more than 30 hours of professional, continuing education training. I have up to date enrollment in the Oregon Criminal Registry system, CPR training, food handler's card, as well as Called to Protect certification. Resume, and professional references provided upon request. 


Have a magnificent day! 

Hawthorne Family Playschool Cooperative Now Enrolling

July 28, 2016

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Who we are:

Hawthorne Family Playschool is an exceptional mixed-age (3-5), play-based, cooperative preschool fostering self-awareness, relationships with others, and connections to the natural world.

Our teacher, Susan Eisman, draws from the practices of Reggio Emilia, Waldorf, Reevaluation Counseling, and peace activism. Susan completed her masters coursework in human development and has been joyfully working with young children and families since 1990. She partners with deeply invested parents to provide a nurturing learning community in which children and families thrive.

Wheel-Group-smooth-enlarged Children are eager, capable players who learn with zest in stimulating and affirming environments. They are competent problem solvers when given support. Children find deep satisfaction in following their interests, building relationships, and making friends.

Children learn best when they are connected to nature. We provide natural materials inside and outside the classroom and help children to become good stewards of the earth. HFP is certified as an Eco-Healthy Child Care (EHCC) provider by the Oregon Environmental Council. Our play yard is also recognized by The Audubon Society of Portland as a Certified Backyard Habitat.

We believe participating in a parent-run cooperative is deeply rewarding for the children, their families, and the teacher alike.

Web: http://hawthornefamilyplayschool.org

Contact and tours: http://hawthornefamilyplayschool.org/contact-hfp/

Mighty Oaks Preschool has two 4 day spaces!

July 18, 2016

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Mighty Oaks has two 4 day spaces coming available in August! We have four boys and one lady. We're hoping to have two more ladies join us to balance the energy.


Mighty Oaks is beginning its 5th school year in the Grant Park neighborhood. At Mighty Oaks, children engage in a student-interest led, play-based curriculum which encourages creativity, independence, and problem solving strategies while incorporating academic skills. The curricular inspiration comes from a variety of constructivist theorists including Maria Montessori and John Dewey. Mighty Oaks believes that children learn best by doing and experiencing life first-hand.


At Mighty Oaks students have the opportunity to create art, engage in dramatic play, get dirty, get inspired, discover favorite books, explore, learn, laugh, and grow together. Children have the opportunity to explore their natural environment on nature walks, digging in the organic garden beds, and interacting with the school’s three chickens; Dorothy, Blanche, and Rose. A typical day at Mighty Oaks follows a predictable daily rhythm which serves as a guide so that students benefit from the stability of a schedule while maintaining the flexibility necessary to thrive with a play and discovery-based curriculum.


Mighty Oaks’ Founder & Director, Brittany Smith, is a licensed teacher with over a decade of experience working with young children, as well as a Masters degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education from the Lewis and Clark Graduate School of Education. Smith is passionate about providing quality education to a diverse population of learners and learning styles.

As a non-profit, Mighty Oaks has the opportunity to delve more deeply into supporting the community and the whole family unit. Smith has cultivated a number of relationships in the community that help to refine and focus Mighty Oaks’ holistic educational and familial support goals. In addition to Smith, the Mighty Oaks board of directors includes: David Cannon, an AMI certified Montessori school teacher/director and owner of Montessori Children’s House; Ann Summers, a Reading and Math Intervention Specialist, who serves on a committee to advise the Department of Education on measuring school readiness for preschool and kindergarten students; Amanda Fitzpatrick, a SE mother of twins currently attending Mighty Oaks, who is a graduate student studying family health and family systems; Tara Carmichael, a NE Portland mother of a Mighty Oaks alum with a wealth knowledge and experience in art education and working with diverse populations. Additionally, Smith collaborates with local elementary school teachers to ensure that Mighty Oaks offers a nurturing, developmentally appropriate, educational environment that fosters kindergarten readiness and independence while endeavoring to instill a lifelong love of learning.

For more information visit our website: www.mightyoakspreschool.com or check us out on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/MightyOaksPreschool

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Fulltime Nanny Available

May 16, 2016

My name is Anna, I am a 25 year old college student looking to be Nanny for a caring family. 

I am available full time and my schedule is flexible. However I am hoping to find a position with a family either full time, or any days other than Tuesday & Thursdays. I am also available for date nights and babysitting last minute.

I am CPR and First Aid Certified, I have a great driving record and Proof of Insurance. I have a reliable  car with child seat features to keep your children safe. 

I have 9 years of previous experience working in childcare as a nanny, I also have 2 years of experience in a Foster Care Home as a Child Care Counselor. 
I have previously been a nanny for children of all ages. (Infants to teenagers) I have also spent some time overseas as a live in Au Pair in New Zealand. I volunteered at my church nursery for over two years and I am also very flexible with my hours. 
 
My rate is $15 an hour for one child and $2 an hour per additional child
 
Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have. You can reach me at AnnaMariePhotographs@gmail.com or (503) 957-9361
Thanks for reading!
-Anna
 
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SWEET RIVER BAMBOO PRESCHOOL & NURSERY NOW ENROLLING FOR JUNE! NE PDX

March 12, 2016

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Sweet River Bamboo Preschool & Nursery is a LifeWays and Waldorf inspired program nurturing the spirit of childhood. Located in NE Portland, we are a predominantly Waldorf program and take inspiration from Montessori and Reggio philosophies to create an environment that is well balanced and suited to the social/emotional development of children in this age group.  

A year round program, we are a small and mindful group of 2 teachers and 8 children from 18m-kindergarten ready. Enrollment options are for one, two, or three days a week:  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 8:45a-12:30p. or 8:45a-2:45p.

Held in a loving home surrounded by beauty and toys made of natural materials, a gentle rhythm carries children through open play, song circles, outside adventures (we live right by Oregon Park!) and rest. Painting, arts and crafts and baking are other activities we do together weekly. Influenced greatly by Nature's rhythm, acknowledgment of and festive celebrations of the seasons are a big deal at Sweet River Bamboo! 


Lead Teacher Sara (Sahra) is a Waldorf inspired teacher with 20 years of childcare experience with children of all ages. Her time with children has taught her how to slow down, find playful moments in every activity, and to stay present, loving and kind. Sara has learned that encouraging creativity and being out in nature daily is imperative for the well being of children (and adults!) She has observed that placing children in mixed age environments that are warm and loving is immensely helpful in aiding their ability to learn, thrive and grow securely and whole heartedly. Sara brings warmth, creativity, intention and love to the children in her care and holds a nourishing container for the preschool group as a whole. Sara's multi cultural and multi lingual background and years of extensive world travel bring a nice flavor to the school. Her decade long exploration of psychology, dance and various forms of mindful movement practices influence the curriculum greatly. 

Space is limited. Our program launches in N.E. (currently in the S.W.) on Monday, June 6th. Please contact Sara at 503-432-6414 or saralizadeh@hotmail.com with your interest and questions. A complete overview of the program including tuition rates will be provided via email at your request. 


Thank you for considering this magical program for your child!

Eastside Family Coop has Openings!

January 22, 2016

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

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

Our daily routine features play, art exploration, sensory station, storytime, healthy organic snacks, outside play, and individualized attention to your child.  All at an affordable cost of only $140 a month.

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

located in inner SE at 33rd and Woodward

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Very Part Time Nanny Available - until end of May 2016

December 07, 2015

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Hello! My name is Jenni, and I am in my late 20's, living in the NE Portland Woodlawn neighborhood. I am currently looking for some part-time (roughly 10-15 hrs a week) childcare work. I will be leaving Portland in June, so I can only commit until the end of May. I love love love working with children, and have been doing so since I was 13. I mainly have cared for 2-5 year olds, though I have experience with infants to tweens. My childcare approach is one that values loving presence, healthy attachment, emotional intelligence / healthy expression, and creative exploration. I love to play outside all times of the year. I enjoy cooking healthy, wholesome, organic meals. I am tidy, and always leave spaces better than I found them. My days and times are currently flexible, though I would love something consistent. I have a strong community of friends, and many of them nannies, so I could likely support the transition when the time comes by helping find my replacement (though no guarantees). I am currently training in Mindfulness / Body-Centered therapy and will be moving into a career as a counselor in the next couple years. I have found my work with children feeds that work and vice-versa. My background is also in yoga, mindfulness, and meditation, and I love finding subtle ways to bring that into children's lives. Activities I love to share are: going on adventures in nature, even if only to the park or around the block, making music or teaching songs, going to see fun shows or to museums, doing seasonal crafts with recycled & / or natural materials, reading or making up stories, dance parties, yoga / stretching, cooking projects, & more! I have a car available for use, it can fit two car seats. I am insured and have a clean record.

I love reading and learning about alternative childcare, so if there is a topic or a book you are particularly passionate about, I would likely be more than happy to read it in my spare time, and incorporate it in my work.

Please email me with your interest Jengold23@gmail.com - I would love to hear about you & your family, your values, what neighborhood you live in, & sending pictures is always helpful! Please do not email me for full-time work as I am not interested or available. Please note: I am in school one weekend (including Friday) a month, so if you need consistent care on those days, I am not able to meet that need.

FYI - my rates begin at $15 an hour, and increase by $2 for each additional child. I am happy to provide references upon request. 

Thank you for reading. Be well.

Eastside Family Coop has Openings!

December 03, 2015

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

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

Our daily routine features play, art exploration, sensory station, story time, healthy organic snacks, outside play, and individualized attention to your child.  

All at an affordable cost of only $130 a month.

 

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

 located in Inner Southeast at 33rd and Woodward.     Efc4square2.efc
 

 

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

September 30, 2015

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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!

Sara

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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Marigold Preschool NE Portland

August 16, 2015

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

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

http://www.marigoldpreschool.com/

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SPILT MILK NANNIES - CARE AT THE CLICK OF A BUTTON

July 21, 2015

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you click. we search. they sit. simple as that.

 

Modern family life is hectic. We get it. Balancing work, family, and activities is a lot of work. Everyone needs a break from time to time. Now you can relax knowing you'll always have access to great sitters. Spilt Milk Nannies is a subscription service that recruits and maintains a community of babysitters so parents have free time when they need it. 

Our nannies are highly qualified, reliable and experienced. They are intelligent, driven and kind people who are capable and caring childcare providers. Scheduling is hassle free on our secure and personalized website. At the click of a button you'll have access to top notch care when you need it. Let the free time begin! Check us out at www.spiltmilknannies.com

*Special Urban Mamas Offer* - mention you're from Urban Mamas for an exclusive offer! Get your first five booking fees waived.

If you have any questions about Spilt Milk or our nannies feel free to contact us at: nicolette@spiltmilknannies.com

Seeking additional family(ies) for nanny-share in SW Portland or inner NE. German speaking would be PLUS!!!

June 29, 2015

We are looking for 1-2 other families to start a nanny-share in mid- August for 4 days a week, typically from 8am-5pm. The day off can be flexible. We live in SW Portland, by Multnomah Village, and are looking for a family either in the SW area OR by my work, in inner NE - NE 21st and NE Hoyt. We are flexible!

We are a bilingual German-American family and finding another family who speaks German or wants to learn German would be a HUGE PLUS.

Our daughter will be 11 months old in mid August and we are hoping for one or two families with children around the same age. We'd like to look for a nanny together. Please email me if you're interested in starting a nanny share or are looking to add a family to yours! We are happy to offer our house if needed. 

Helen, helenmarie.scalise@gmail.com. 

Seeking Nanny for FT Nannyshare in NE Portland

June 26, 2015

We are seeking a creative, loving, and experienced nanny who is willing to provide childcare for two families in NE Portland beginning in mid-August. Our boys will be 7 months and 1 year old in September. 

 

Both mothers are employees of Portland Public Schools. I would be looking for care consistently 5 days a week, Monday-Friday from 7:30-4:30 (following the PPS school calendar). The other family would be needing care a minimum of two days a week (occasionally more). We would hope to find a third family to share the time on the alternate three days per week. 

 

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Help keep babies on schedule/routine with feedings and naps
  • Reading/Playing/Singing/Music
  • Take babies outside for walk or to park
  • Light cooking of meals for baby/babies

 

Preference: 

  • Comfortable with attachment style parenting
  • CPR/First Aid certified
  • Non-smoking 
  • Experience caring for two or more children

 

If you are interested, please send a cover letter, resume and three references to Amanda at andudley@gmail.com. We would like to review resumes on July 6.

Looking for Nanny in NE Portland 3 Days a Week for our 3-Month Old Son

June 07, 2015

We are looking for a long-term nanny  to come to our home 3 to 4 days a week, Monday through Friday (24 to 32 hours) to take care of our 3-month old son.   We live in NE Portland near Rose City Golf Course. 

It is very important to us that you have lots of experience taking care of newborns, and understand how to properly hold, soothe, feed and play with our little one.   We would like to find someone who loves babies, and is willing to give our son their full attention while they are here, playing, singing and talking to him throughout the day.  You must be a non-smoker.

We are looking for someone to start right away, so please email me at jmarledge@gmail.com if you are interested.  Please describe your experience with infants, your philosophy with dealing with newborns, and your desired pay rate. 

Jamie and Peter

jmarledge@gmail.com

25-40 hours per week for a 10-14 month old available Sept. 2015 – SE Woodstock

June 06, 2015

Are you looking for high-quality, affordable, personalized childcare in SE Portland?

Would your child thrive in a small, family-like environment rather than a crowded center?

Do you like the idea of a nanny share, but with a bit more structure and dependability (and not in your house)?

I have been providing child care for a small group of babies and toddlers in my home since November 2012, shortly after the birth of my oldest son.  Before this, I worked closely with kids of all ages for over 12 years as an environmental educator, elementary school teacher and as a nanny.  I love spending time with children!

Our group is very much like a little family; with just a few children here at one time, I am able to provide lots of individualized attention.  My oldest son is now in preschool and I will be caring for my youngest son and two other boys, their ages will range from 10-14 months come September.  We are looking for one more friend to join our group!   Ideally, I would love to find a family who is looking for 25-40 hours per week of care for their child who is of similar age to my current group.  This opening is available September 8 (an earlier start date might be negotiable), and I provide care Monday-Friday between the hours of 8:00am-5:00pm.  My full-time rate is $7.50 per hour.

My home is located near SE Woodstock and 60th.  Inside, we enjoy lots of free play and exploration - there are plenty of books and toys, but no TV!  We like to spend lots of time outside as well - we explore nearby parks, investigate the vegetable garden, make messes on the deck, and play in the fully fenced yard.

As a child care provider (and a parent) I value maintaining a flexible routine to our days - I find that young children benefit from knowing the general flow of the day and what is coming next.  I believe that infants and toddlers thrive with consistent and adequate rest, so age-appropriate naps are prioritized.  I even have separate sleeping areas for each child!  I am open to supporting a variety of parenting styles and values and I have lots of experience with cloth diapering, bottle feeding, baby wearing, special diets, baby-led weaning, baby sign language, and potty learning.  I am trained in first aid and CPR and have a food handler's license.  While I don't adhere to a single parenting or educational methodology, I am familiar with and borrow ideas from the RIE, Attachment Parenting, Waldorf and Montessori philosophies.

If it sounds like my care might be a good fit for your family, please contact me with questions or for more information!

~ Annie

Simple Traditions Child Care

simpletraditionspdx@gmail.com

Come join our daycare in Vancouver!

March 23, 2015

ENROLLING NOW!!
Misty's Little Ones Daycare is a Licensed home daycare located near Andresen & Van Mall drive. Come join our wonderful community of mixed aged children where we enjoying being outdoors, learning, meeting new friends, and having a lot of fun! We belong to the Early Achievers program through the State of Washington striving to provide quality child care for children 0-12 years old.

We also offer a Preschool program through our own curriculum as well as adding in Fun Steps, as well as supplementing lessons with what the children are currently interested in to bring in learning opportunities to all children that also includes fun arts & crafts activities!! We help with Kindergarten readiness skills and also help with homeschooling families.

We are open Monday-Friday 6am-6pm.

Some of the benefits of our preschool/daycare:

~Healthy snacks & meals
~Organized & clean environment~Smoke-Free
~Fenced backyard with lots of outdoor space to run and explore
~No TV
~Mixed age group
~Preschool Curriculum
~Gardening, walks to the park, field-trips
~Teachers are CPR & First Aid certified, Montessori Trained & have worked in the Early Childhood Field for many years.
~We participate in the Early Achievers Program

Please call now for more information and to see if this would be a good fit for your family! Have a great day!

 

Misty

www.mistyslittleonesdaycare.com

Email: Mistyslittleonesdaycare@gmail.com or 360-773-4272

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Full Time Care Available for an Infant/Young Toddler near SE Woodstock

March 14, 2015

Are you looking for high-quality, affordable, personalized childcare in SE Portland?

Would your child thrive in a small, family-like environment rather than a crowded center?

Do you like the idea of a nanny share, but with a bit more structure and dependability (and not in your house)?

I have been providing child care for a small group of babies and toddlers in my home since November 2012, shortly after the birth of my oldest son.  Before this, I worked closely with kids of all ages for over 12 years as an environmental educator, elementary school teacher and as a nanny.  I love spending time with children!

Our group is very much like a little family; with just a few children here at one time, I am able to provide lots of individualized attention.  My oldest son is now in preschool and I will be caring for my youngest son who is 5 months old, an 8 month old boy, and a 15 month old girl.  I currently have availability for one more child to join our group full-time between the hours of 8:00am-5:00pm Monday-Friday. Ideally, I would love to find a family who is looking for at least 36 hours per week of care for their child whose birthday falls between October 2013 and October 2014.  My full-time rate is $7.50 per hour.

My home is located near SE Woodstock and 60th.  Inside, we enjoy lots of free play and exploration - there are plenty of books and toys, but no TV!  We like to spend lots of time outside as well - we explore nearby parks, investigate the vegetable garden, make messes on the deck, and play in the fully fenced yard.

As a child care provider (and a parent) I value maintaining a flexible routine to our days - I find that young children benefit from knowing the general flow of the day and what is coming next.  I believe that infants and toddlers thrive with consistent and adequate rest, so age-appropriate naps are prioritized.  I even have separate sleeping areas for each child!  I am open to supporting a variety of parenting styles and values and I have lots of experience with cloth diapering, bottle feeding, baby wearing, special diets, baby-led weaning, baby sign language, and potty learning.  I am trained in first aid and CPR and have a food handler's license.  While I don't adhere to a single parenting or educational methodology, I am familiar with and borrow ideas from the RIE, Attachment Parenting, Waldorf and Montessori philosophies.

If it sounds like my care might be a good fit for your family, please contact me with questions or for more information!

~ Annie

Simple Traditions Child Care

simpletraditionspdx@gmail.com

Part-time nanny needed for infant in NoPo on Tues/Thurs

March 06, 2015

Hi!

We are looking for a part-time nanny or nanny share for our son, Julien, starting at the end of this month.  He will be 12 weeks old at that time.  He is a very sweet and curious little boy already and loves staring at faces, smiling, cooing and reaching for his sensory toys.  He's not a big fan of tummy time but we are working on that.

We live in North Portland and need someone on Tuesdays from 12 - 6pm and on Thursdays from 10 - 6pm.  I would prefer in-home childcare at my home but I am open to other arrangements, especially if doing a nanny share.

I am a first time mom and want to find someone who is experienced with infants and who can give Julien all the love and attention a young baby like him needs.  Please email with any questions you may have along with your qualifications and references.  I look forward to hearing from you! nicolewarren@gmail.com

Wow and Flutterville Playopolis Hiring PT Wobbler Teacher

March 01, 2015

Wow and Flutterville Playopolis is hiring a pt wobbler teacher for our Waldorf-inspired playgarden. We are seeking a loving, experienced provider who values children and their work, play.

Please see our ad on craigslist to learn more.

 

http://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/edu/4913023783.html

www.wowandflutterville.com

Wow and Flutterville Playopolis Hiring FT Wobbler Teacher

February 14, 2015

We are hiring a loving assistant teacher for our sweet group of wobblers ages 13 months-2 years. As a Waldorf-inspired, certified in-home program we seek a teacher with a reverence for children and their right to learn through open-ended play, a love of the outdoors and experience with this age group in a certified program.

 

If you have one year of experience in a certified program please email Deanna Cohen/Owner/Director to arrange an interview. deannacohen2013@gmail.com

 

We pay a fair wage, paid legal holidays and annual vacation and are looking for loving teachers who view childcare as a honorable profession.

 

www.wowandflutterville.com

In search of caring, experienced nanny in NE Alberta area

December 30, 2014

Hello!

My family is just relocating to the portland area and we're looking for a nanny for part-time care for our happy and bubbly 8 month old son. We are seeking someone very loving, nurturing, who understands our attachment parenting style and has had long term experience in child care. We are looking for someone who will be very engaged with our son; he loves books and toys but he LOVES people and is delighted by games and jaunts around the neighborhood the most. He is very charming indeed.

We are looking for someone M,T,W and a few hours Thursday & Friday.  

Please contact me, Jessica, at: notoriousjbg@gmail.com for more details or information. 

cheers!
Jessica

One Space Available in January for an Infant/Young Toddler in SE Woodstock Area

December 27, 2014

Are you looking for high-quality, affordable, personalized childcare in SE Portland?

Would your child thrive in a small, family-like environment rather than a crowded center?

Do you like the idea of a nanny share, but with a bit more structure and dependability?

 

I have been providing child care for a small group of babies and toddlers in my home since November 2012, shortly after the birth of my oldest son.  Before this, I worked closely with kids of all ages for over 12 years as an environmental educator, elementary school teacher and as a nanny.  I love spending time with children!

 

Our group is very much like a little family; with only four children here at one time, I am able to provide lots of individualized attention.  My oldest son is starting preschool and I will be caring for my youngest son who is 3 months old along with a 6 month old boy and a 13 month old girl.  I have availability for one more child to join our group on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays between the hours of 8:00am-5:00pm.  Additional days or extended hours might be possible as well.  I would love to find a family who is looking for at least 24 hours per week of care for their 3-18 month old child.  My rates are $7.50 per hour for 21+ hours per week and $8.50 per hour for fewer hours per week.  I am able to begin care on January 5th.

 

My home is located near SE Woodstock and 60th.  Inside, we enjoy lots of free play and exploration - there are plenty of books and toys, but no TV!  We like to spend lots of time outside as well - we explore nearby parks, investigate the vegetable garden, make messes on the deck, and play in the fully fenced yard.

 

As a child care provider (and a parent) I value maintaining a flexible routine to our days - I find that young children benefit from knowing the general flow of the day and what is coming next.  I believe that infants and toddlers thrive with consistent and adequate rest, so age-appropriate naps are prioritized.  I even have separate sleeping areas for all four babies!  I am open to supporting a variety of parenting styles and values and I have lots of experience with cloth diapering, bottle feeding, baby wearing, special diets, baby-led weaning, baby sign language, and potty learning.  I am trained in first aid and CPR and have a food handler’s license.  While I don’t adhere to a single parenting or educational methodology, I am familiar with and borrow ideas from the RIE, Attachment Parenting, Waldorf and Montessori philosophies.

 

If it sounds like my care might be a good fit for your family, please contact me with questions or for more information!

 

~ Annie

simpletraditionspdx@gmail.com

SPILT MILK NANNIES - SITTERS AT THE CLICK OF A BUTTON

December 02, 2014

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Modern family life is hectic. We get it. Balancing work, family, and activities is a lot of work. Everyone needs a break from time to time. Now you can relax knowing you'll always have access to great sitters. Spilt Milk Nannies is a subscription service that recruits and maintains a community of babysitters so parents have free time when they need it. 

Our nannies are highly qualified, reliable and experienced. They are intelligent, driven and kind people who are capable and caring childcare providers. Schedule your sitter on our secure and personalized website. Let the free time begin! Check us out at www.spiltmilknannies.com.

We are offering a holiday special during the month of December - 50% off the first quarterly subscription fee for the first ten families to signup (reg. $40/quarter). 

If you have any questions contact us: nicolette@spiltmilknannies.com

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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