105 posts categorized "Childcare swap"

Seeking part-time working mama interested in doing a childcare swap (N/NE portland)

November 27, 2017

Hello! I am a new mom of a 6 month old baby boy and I work 24 hours a week as an Occupational Therapist. I would LOVE to find another like minded mama who works part time on opposite days and would be interested in a long-term childcare swap situation. Ideally, I'd love to find a family who lives in North or Inner NE Portland, has 1 (maybe 2) young kiddos, and would be able to watch my cutie on T/F and one other weekday (the 3rd day is currently Monday but could be changed). I would watch the kids on the opposite weekdays and could do a weekend day to balance out the swap. Or we could do a nanny share for all the kids for one day a week and just swap 2 days.  I'm up for getting creative! I am very skilled at watching multiples and I would really love for my son to be cared for alongside other kids. Things we value in our family are loving and interactive care, being outdoors, music and other sensory stimulating play that is age appropriate, healthy eating, avoiding technology exposure (no screen-time) and avoiding exposure to strong fragrances/phthalates.  If this post strikes your fancy, please contact me at jessicagbarton@gmail.com. We currently have stable and loving care for our son and will only pursue a swap if we find the right family. 

PPS High School Teacher Looking to Share Childcare

November 08, 2017

I am a high school teacher for PPS.  I am currently pregnant and hoping to return to work next year (2018-2019) part time.  I am looking for another high school teacher in Portland who would be interested in working part time as well and caring for each others children on our off days.  In other words, one of us would work A days and the other would work B days and we would look after each others children on opposite days.  I am located near Tabor.  If you would be interested please contact Leslie at leslie.brown422@gmail.com.

Pea Pod Cooperative Playschool Fall Enrollment

August 22, 2016

Pea Pod is now enrolling children in their cooperative Playschool programs. The 2 day program is for ages 15-24 months and meets on Tuesday and Thursday from 9am-12pm. The 3 day program is for ages 2-3.5 years and meets on Monday/Wednesday/Friday from 9am-1pm. 

If you are looking to create your community and find support during these early parenting years, Pea Pod is the place for you. Our Playschool focuses on social and emotional learning and positive discipline parenting tools. To find out more visit, www.peapodpdx.org. To schedule a visit contact peapodpdx@gmail.com or call 503-516-4680.

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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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FOR SALE: Awesome House for Child Care Business

May 11, 2016

Greetings, I am a childcare provider in Beaverton. I recently closed my daycare and we are now selling our home. It is an awesome opportunity for someone. The child care area (over 400 sf) has a hardwood floor, is separated from the rest of the house (joined only by the kitchen), has its own extremely child-friendly bathroom, has its own separate entry around the side of the house, and a fully fenced yard.  AND NO HOA!

More information and photos available at: http://www.bhhsnw.com/Home/16275924/RTR/11275-SW-BLAKENEY-ST-Beaverton-OR-97008   If you happen to know anyone that you think might be interested in this opportunity, please let them know about it. Thank you!  Warmly, Grace  (grace@gracespreschool.com)
 

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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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
 

 

Childcare swaping and/or babysitting in NE Portland

August 31, 2015

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

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

Thank You!

Openings at Eastside Family Coop for 18mo-3yrs

August 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 monthly music time with Tallulah's Daddy), are state licensed and a PCPO preschool that operates at a 1:3 ratio.

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

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


located in Inner Southeast at 33rd and Woodward.  

PT Nanny and Nanny Share Family wanted in Hawthorn Area

May 17, 2015

Our family wants to meet your family! We appreciate environmentally conscious living and an open, diverse view on life. Our priorities include creative, fun loving, and gentle care with an emphasis on outdoor activities and no television. We are looking for a nanny and a nanny share family who value providing children with a loving gentle environment. We can afford $6-$8 an hour and want to pair with another family so together we can employee a nanny for $12-$16 an hour. We need care starting in mid June through April 2016, and possibly beyond. Ideally your family would be located near the Hawthorn Neighborhood.

 Our family includes

  • Silas, precocious and engaging 8-month old

  • April, Biologist and student, 36

  • James, Acupuncturist, 37

 

Childcare needs

  • Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday

  • 6-8 hrs a day (flexible times)

  • A child (6 mo - 4 yrs) to play and learn with Silas

 

April at 541-250-1046 

Nanny/Parent Share in Mt. Tabor

November 13, 2014

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

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

 
If you are interested, we would love to talk with you (or just meet other parents, even if you already have childcare established). Please contact us at bdm421-AmyBrent@yahoo.com
 
Amy and Brent (and baby Dylan)

Eastside Family Co-operative Preschool Open House-This Weekend!

June 11, 2014

Saturday, June 14th, 11am-1pm, 3300 SE Woodward St (church basement)

  • * Summer treats and activities for the youngsters!
  • * Get to know members of the co-op community!
  • * Check out our indoor and outdoor play space!
  • * See if Eastside Family Co-operative may be a good fit for your family!

We are a group of families who have come together to provide high quality, part-time childcare for our children. Children typically start between the ages of 18 months to 2.5 years and graduate by age 4. We are entirely parent run.  Each child attends 2 days "on her own" and 1 day with her "parent teacher."

Learn more at: eastsidefamilycoop.org

Contact Liz, Charity or Daniella at membership@eastsidefamilycoop.org or Desiree at dezhullsmith@gmail.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.

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!

 

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

 

Swap Childcare With Another Parent!

July 27, 2011

Hello Fellow Parents!

Does anybody want to swap childcare with another parent in the community? Sharing childcare between our homes for 15-20 hours a week would give us all of the free time that we need to do .... anything! Paid work, vacuuming without our hands full, painting or going for a run. I could drop my child off at your house for 15-20 hours a week and then, in turn, you could drop your little peanut off at my house for the same number of hours. We can find an inexpensive multi-seated stroller to share. I've got a Pack n' Play for your little one to nap in. Our back yard is fenced for romping. We're smoke and pet free in case you have allergies, though your animals are just fine with us.

In addition to being a parent, I was a nanny for many, many years and I have gobs of childcare experience and qualifications. I bet you do too. You and I both have clean driving records and excellent character references, so we are well qualified to help each other out. Perhaps we can take an Infant/Child CPR class together and do a mutual background check before we get started. And if we get really comfortable with our awesome situation, maybe we could even do a couple of overnights after a while.

I don't currently have a paid job (though, perhaps I will at some point), so which hours of the week we trade are pretty flexible. My baby was born March 20th of this year, but I don't foresee any age split between our children being a problem, as I have worked with a huge range of ages in the past, and have never had more than a few melt downs over tipped towers. I only have the one baby, but if you have two, that would be alright as well. I live in South East Portland (Hawthorne) and would love to walk over to your house, but driving is always an option.

Anybody want to barter childcare to gain some much-needed parental free time? My baby and I would love to meet in a cafe, porch or living room to hang out and discuss the possibilities! Seems like the perfect Portland community solution to me!  :)

eamail:  beth at bethmattson dot com

Montessori toddler community enrolling for fall-lake oswego

June 26, 2011

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Community Montessori School currently has two openings for children ages 12 months- 3 years.

Community Montessori School offers a traditional Montessori environment for children ages 12 months to 3 years.

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Guided by a certified AMI teacher, the ideals presented by Dr. Maria Montessori are held at the core of the community. Our toddler program offers very young children a unique opportunity for self development in a tender atmosphere of special understanding, respect and support.

CMS offers a community not only for the child, but for the family as well; with many opportunities to volunteer and become engaged in school life.

Our schedule runs Monday- Thursday from 9:15am- 12:30, with an option of a full day until 2:30pm. 

Families can enroll 2-4 days per week. Offering weekly Music Together classes at CMS for parents and children, taught by certified music together teacher.

Please visit our website for more information:

www.communitymontessorischool.net

 

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Daycare / Nanny sharing

June 08, 2011

Hi, I am adopting a newborn in July and will be looking for childcare or/and to nanny share with someone in October.  I live in NE pdx and work in NW so anywhere inbetween or close to would work.  I will need full-time care roughly 7:30-3:30 (once in a while till 5:30)monday thru friday.  I am willing to host and share houses.

Please let me know if you are interested in sharing or if you have a great childcare place you could recommend.

 

Thanks! Dina

Nanny Available

May 31, 2011

Greetings!

My name is Emily and I am looking for a nanny position in the Portland area. I am 26 years old and have a degree in Liberal Arts from The Evergreen State College. I've done childcare off and on since I started when I was 16. I've held long and short-term positions and am currently looking for both long-term and on-call positons. Admittedly, it has been over a year since my last job as a nanny, when I lived and worked for a family in Spain. Since then I've been working as an Outreach Coordinator for a non-profit here in Portland.

I am interested in working with a family 20-35 hours per week, but am also open to other on-call positions. My rate is $11/hour with an additional $2/child, up to 4 children. I own a reliable and safe car, and can work flexible hours. I am looking for a family who openly communicates about childcare issues as well as supports adventures, free play, arts and crafts, and a cleanly environment. As a nanny, I am willing to prepare food for a range of diets, keep the house neat and tidy, and include kids in the process. Ideally, I'd like to work with children ages 3 and up.

A little bit more about myself: I moved to NE Portland just shy of a year ago from Seattle. I grew up in North Dakota, but moved out here to attend college. In my spare time, you'll either find me outdoors, making arts and crafts, volunteering, or organizing events (mostly musical). I am currently exploring my options for going back to school to become a teacher. I am a very positive and patient person. I am very open and interested in talking about discipline and consequences. I am very flexible in adapting to a family's style of parenting.

I have a current (adult) CPR certification, but need to renew my child certification. I can also provide solid references for anone interested. Don't hesitate to call or email of you have any questions.

Emily Laurel Stennes, emilystennes@gmail.com, 360-463-6466

Montessori Children's House -- Accepting Applications

May 01, 2011

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Open House May 11 6-8PM

(Open House each second Wednesday of the month; check website for details)

Your family is warmly invited to our next Open House.  Our open houses provide an opportunity for prospective families to meet MCH staff and explore our environment.  Now enrolling ages 15 months to 5 years for Fall 2011 or sooner.

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We currently have openings for Toddlers (15 months - 36 months) and Primary children (3-6).

Montessori Children's House offers both  Toddler and Primary Montessori programs.  Located in Portland's newest neighborhood, the South Waterfront, we are still relatively 'undiscovered.'  

We have mixed-age groups -- two Toddler Classes of up to eight children with two teachers, and our Primary classes with up to 22 children ranging from three years (or a bit younger) up through kindergarten age. In 2010-2011 we have one primary class and two toddler communities. As a new program, we are enrolling children now and do not yet have a “waiting list.” Remaining spaces are limited, however, especially in the toddler groups.

 
We also offer a Parent/Infant class for children under 15 months and not walking.

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'We toured a total of six schools before we found the right one for our daughter. We even enrolled her in another one prior to Montessori Children's House only to pull her out because we were disappointed in our experience there. I wish that we had discovered this school sooner! It would have saved us a lot of stress.'

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'The space itself is gorgeous, all new, beautiful learning areas, just what you would imagine a top notch Montessori school to look like...The location on South Waterfront is very easy to get to and from, parking is right in front of the main door and the teachers will even greet the kids at your car. We highly recommend Montessori Children’s House!'

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3626 SW Bond Ave, Portland OR, 97239

email: info@childrenshousepdx.com

phone: 503.360.1179

website: http://childrenshousepdx.com/

Contact us today!

PT Nanny/Nanny Share/PT Daycare NW Portland

April 27, 2011

My husband and I are looking for childcare options for our 8 month old son. My husband works full time from home and I work part-time out of the house and consulting work from home. Until now, we've managed to juggle our schedules, but now that he's more active it's hard to get a lot of work done at home.

I think it would be great for him to have more time around other kids, but it seems that most daycare places want a minimum of 3 days for part time care -- and of course the waitlists really put that option as more of a solution in the future.

Any mamas out there part of a nanny share or babysitting co-op? Finding a sitter/nanny is a bit overwhelming and I'm not exactly sure where to start. Advice and suggestions would be awesome! Thanks!

 

Erin

ebrasell [at] gmail [dot] com

Looking for child care NE/SE

April 21, 2011

So I am going to have a child between the ages of 6 months and 4 years old,  probably beginning in June, and am hoping to find full time care for them while I work during the week. I can only afford about $50-75 a week, but would be totally willing to offer you a break too and watch your children for date nights etc. I live in NE near 74th and Halsey and work by mall 205 so ideally it could be somewhere close to that general area.  I can give more details if you are interested! Am I crazy to think I can find someone? Please let me know :)  Thanks!

Harmony

Looking for infant care in SW Portland

April 20, 2011

Hi, we are looking for Part-time infant care in SW Portland.  Any ideas?  Thank you

Montessori Children's House Open House: Sunday April 3 11AM-3PM

April 01, 2011

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OPEN HOUSE:

Sunday, April 3 from 11AM-3PM

Your family is warmly invited to the Montessori Children's House open house on Sunday April 3 from 11AM-3PM.  Our open houses provide an opportunity for prospective families to meet MCH staff and explore our environment.  We are currently enrolling for the 2011-2012 school year.

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We currently have openings for Toddlers (15 months - 36 months) and Primary children (3-6).

Montessori Children's House offers both  Toddler and Primary Montessori programs.  Located in Portland's newest neighborhood, the South Waterfront, we are still relatively 'undiscovered.'  

We have mixed-age groups -- two Toddler Classes of up to eight children with two teachers, and our Primary classes with up to 22 children ranging from three years (or a bit younger) up through kindergarten age. In 2010-2011 we have one primary class and two toddler communities. As a new program, we are enrolling children now and do not yet have a “waiting list.” Remaining spaces are limited, however, especially in the toddler groups.

 
We also offer a Parent/Infant class for children under 15 months and not walking.

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'We toured a total of six schools before we found the right one for our daughter. We even enrolled her in another one prior to Montessori Children's House only to pull her out because we were disappointed in our experience there. I wish that we had discovered this school sooner! It would have saved us a lot of stress.'

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'The space itself is gorgeous, all new, beautiful learning areas, just what you would imagine a top notch Montessori school to look like...The location on South Waterfront is very easy to get to and from, parking is right in front of the main door and the teachers will even greet the kids at your car. We highly recommend Montessori Children’s House!'

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3626 SW Bond Ave, Portland OR, 97239

email: info@childrenshousepdx.com

phone: 503.360.1179

website: http://childrenshousepdx.com/

Contact us today!

Infant care in SW Portland/Multnomah Village area starting in September

March 30, 2011

Hi, I will be needing full time care for my then, six month old, starting in September (right now she is three weeks).  Every place I find is either full or has a huge population of kids getting care.  I am looking for a small childcare that is eco- friendly.  Does anyone have suggestions or ideas?  I heard in-home care is preferable.  This is our first child and I am very nervous about childcare.  My husband and I are both teachers and would be willing to trade a portion of tuition for tutoring if that is helpful for someone who has older children.  I specialize in special education (high functioning autism/aspergers/emotional challenges) and my husband is a high school teacher in math, chemistry, physics, biology, and earth science. I would appreciate any ideas or suggestions.  Thank you so much and have a beautiful day!!!  Jeramie

Searching for Nanny NE Laurelhurst Area Short-term for 10mo. old Daughter

March 28, 2011

Brief Job Description: Looking for someone to care for our 10 month old daughter (ideally coming to our home, but open to flexible options) 6-8hrs per day. Must be reliable, caring, trustworthy and ok w/ dogs (we have 1 Jack Russell). Pay is between $8-10/hr depending on experience 30-40hrs/wk. Flexibility to work longer some days and take care of some household chores (dishes, laundry) is a plus. Location is around 39th and Glisan. Please contact Julie via email (jpatch33@yahoo.com) or cell at 602.703.5854 if interested (dates provided below). Thank you!

First, I need to line up a sitter / nanny for the following:

  • Monday, April 4: 8:15am to 3:45pm (min.)
  • Tuesday, April 5: 8:45am to 3:45pm (min.)

Second, I need to line up a sitter / nanny for the following (Mon-Fri):

  • Monday, April 25 (start date) through July 8 (possibly a touch longer)
    • With the exception of:
      • Friday, April 29
      • Monday, May 30 (Memorial Day)
      • Monday, July 4
      • Monday, July 11-15

Care-Sharing

March 25, 2011

Hello urbanMamas!  If you are interested in meeting other Moms near you to exchange childcare then you have to check out ParentCoOp.com. It is the only 100% free Parent Co-Op website. Whether you want to exchange childcare for "date night" or just get relief to accomplish errands without screaming kids, you will find your match there. If you have sacrificed your sanity and social life because you have not wanted to pay $50 just to get out of the house for a quite dinner then ParentCoOp.com is the site for you. Check it out. Tell your friends. Provide feedback to make it better and keep the community of care-sharing growing. 

Nanny/Nannyshare needed in SE

March 22, 2011

Hi!

I've got an 18 month old daughter I currently am home with full time.  We live in the Foster-Powell neighborhood.

I've recently gotten a job offer I'd like to take, and would love to pursue hiring a nanny or taking part in a nanny share to do so. I would need care about 20 hours a week:  Monday all day (8:30-4:15), Tuesday afternoon (11:30-4:15), Friday AM (6:30-12:30).  These are kind of funny hours and the Fridays I would definitely want in my home because my daughter will occasionally sleep past 6:30.

My daughter is a happy adventurer, curious about everything and fearless about finding out about it.  We've raised her in the attachment parenting style and are very into organic foods which we encourage her to feed herself.  We engage in creative play, we take music classes, swim lessons, and baby circus.  We enjoy sign language, playing in the garden, going on adventures to the zoo, children's museum, etc.  We love exploring!  Nap times are pretty consistent, she's just transitioned to 1 a day.  We have a sweet dog at 13 years, a tolerant cat, a big backyard, and we live across the street from Marysville Elementary (secondary back yard.)

Honestly, I'm a little nervous returning to work.  Not only have I not been employed in 4 years, but it's going to be hard to leave my little girl!  We're limited in what we can afford to pay some one with $10/hr. being the maximum.  This makes me think a nanny share is going to be the best choice for us.  Additionally, my daughter loves other kids and would benefit greatly from spending time with others.

Please contact me with any interests!
Rebecca Porter

apachebat@gmail.com

503-539-2336

Recommendations wanted for excellent In-home childcare in Tigard/Lake Oswego area!!

February 25, 2011

I have a 3yo and 18mo and I'm looking for recommendations for in-home childcare, preferrably 4-5 days per week, drop off at 6am or 6:30am in the next month or so in the Lake Oswego/Tigard area.  Help! Thanks!!

Affordable Childcare available in SE

February 07, 2011

Hello!

I am a stay at home mom to my wonderful 19 month old daughter, and a nanny to another wonderful 19 month old girl. I am looking for another child or two to join our little in home group. 


I have plenty of experience working with toddlers. In the past before having my own child, I was employed at CCLC (Children’s Creative Learning Center), and before that, I was employed at Academy for kids. At both pre-schools, I was a toddler teacher. I have also been employed as a nanny for an infant into toddler years. I am CPR certified. 


Our day here at my home (inner se Portland off of 35th and Gladstone) consist of reading lots of books, dancing, baking, art, climbing and running, games, puzzles, free play, water play, walks to the park, etc. My home is VERY kid friendly. 

If you have any questions, please free free to email me at
Itskatelin@gmail.com
Hope to hear from some of you moms or dads!!-Katelin

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Eastside Family Co-op - A Parent-Run Toddler Community

February 01, 2011

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Hi Parents,

Eastside Family Cooperative has multiple openings for children ages 18 mos to 3 years.

We are a group of families who have come together to provide quality, part-time childcare for our children. For most of our children, Eastside Family Co-op is their first early school experience and serves as a pre-preschool.

Our children are aged 18 months to about 4 years old (when most kids move on to more traditional preschools) in one large, mixed-age classroom. Children typically start between the ages of 18 months to 2 ½ years and stay for at least one year.

We are located in inner SE Portland and operate year-round on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Families leave and join throughout the year.

Eastside Family Co-op is entirely parent-run. Each child attends three days from 9am to 1pm: two days "on her own" and one day with her "parent teacher."  (3-4 parents typically run Co-op on any given day.)  Tuition is $110/month.

We provide a network of support for parents and the chance for children to develop trusting relationships outside their immediate family. We value:

  • Each person's individuality
  • Peaceful conflict resolution
  • Collaborative decision-making
  • Daily opportunities for play, art, fresh air, music and reading
  • Fresh, organic, unprocessed foods

Eastside Family Cooperative is a non-profit corporation and a member of Parent-Child Preschools of Oregon.

For more information, please visit our web site, www.eastsidefamilycoop.org.  To apply, fill out the membership inquiry form online, and you will be contacted by Co-op Membership. 

Thanks - we're looking forward to meeting new interested families!

Natasha Stanley
Co-op Membership
membership@eastsidefamilycoop.org

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Nanny share or child care swap needed!

January 05, 2011

We are looking for a child care option beginning in February.  Ideally, we could arrange some kind of child care swap as we are available weekends and we need child care 3 days during the week (obviously we could financially compensate for that third day).  

.....OR.......

We would like to find another family to go in on a nanny share with us.  We have a soon to be 4.5 month old (by February) and are looking at 3 days per week (days are flexible) from apx. 10 to 4-4:30.  

A little bit about us:

  • We are both teachers (elementary and high school)
  • We live in St. Johns (NoPo)
  • We value clean, natural living with an emphasis on positive reinforcement and interactive play in regards to our daughter.  We do not believe in tv as a means to entertain, but rather trips to the library, parks, neighborhood walks, etc.
  • We are pretty progressive thinkers and would love to find another family who is direct with communication and like minded in regards to child rearing.

We do not have a nanny selected, so this post is also serving as all-call for qualified nannies as well.

We are very willing (and almost prefer) to host this nanny share at our home, but are very open to other possibilities.  

~Lastly, we are thinking that an ideal match might be with a family with one older child (i.e. toddler or above) who is more independent than an infant.

 

We very much look forward to hearing any ideas that might work.

 

Thanks!

Liz, edwardsmccarthy@gmail.com

Eastside Family Co-op Has Openings for Pre-Preschoolers

January 02, 2011


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Hi Parents of sweet energetic little ones,

Eastside Family Cooperative has multiple openings in January.  We are specifically seeking children around 2 years of age (both boys and girls) who will *not* be eligible for preschool in 2011...however, have openings at our youngest age (18 mos) as well.

We are a group of families who have come together to provide quality, part-time childcare for our children. For most of our children, Eastside Family Co-op is their first early school experience and serves as a pre-preschool.

Our children are aged 18 months to about 4 years old (when most kids move on to more traditional preschools) in one large, mixed-age classroom. Children typically start between the ages of 18 months to 2 ½ years and stay for at least one year.

We are located in inner SE Portland and operate year-round on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Families leave and join throughout the year.

Eastside Family Co-op is entirely parent-run. Each child attends three days: two days "on her own" and one day with her "parent teacher."  (3-4 parents typically run Co-op on any given day.)

We provide a network of support for parents and the chance for children to develop trusting relationships outside their immediate family. We value:

  • Each person's individuality
  • Peaceful conflict resolution
  • Collaborative decision-making
  • Daily opportunities for play, art, fresh air, music and reading
  • Fresh, organic, unprocessed foods

Eastside Family Cooperative is a non-profit corporation and a member of Parent-Child Preschools of Oregon.  Because member parents put in all the work for Co-op operation, we are able to operate at the low cost of $110/month, making us a uniquely affordable solution for participating families.

For more information, please visit our web site, www.eastsidefamilycoop.org.  To apply, fill out the membership inquiry form online, and you will be contacted by Co-op Membership. 

Thanks - we're looking forward to meeting new interested families!

Natasha Stanley
Co-op Membership
natashastanley@yahoo.com

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Looking for childcare in North Portland

December 30, 2010

We are looking for childcare in North Portland.  Our son is 15 months old.  We need care on Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 7:30 to 4:30.  We are open to daycare or a nanny situation.  The main issue is that our son have secure, dependable, loving care.  Please contact me with any suggestions.  Great references are a must.

Thanks,

Sarah at time4sarah@yahoo.com

 

New Years Eve Kids Party

December 20, 2010

Discovery Gardens will be having their annual New Years Eve Kids Party!

9 pm to 9 am, space is limited. Please reserve your spot now. 
We are an eco friendly certified in home childcare, partnered with Child care improvement project, Portland Public Schools, CC&R, USDA just to name a few. we have excellent references and tours are available. Please call the center director Sheila for more information503-975-5819

www.childcarediscovery.com Mark2

part-time mama seeking weekly childcare swap

December 14, 2010

I am a mother of a six-month old baby girl looking to set up a regular weekly childcare swap with another family or group of moms.  I am looking for someone who would be able to watch my daughter on Wednesdays from the beginning of February through the end of the school year in early June, or potentially longer.  In return, I could watch your child/ children on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, or on weekends.  We live in North Portland (St. Johns), but I work in Milwaukie, so would be interested in finding someone in N/NE or close-in SE.  I am certified in Infant and Child CPR and First Aid, and have experience with infants and toddlers, but enjoy kids of all ages. I look forward to watching your child here at my house (we’ll bake muffins, play in the garden, walk to the community center, park, playground, and library), but I would also be happy to come to your home.  

A bit about our family:   I work part-time as a counselor in a high school and have plans to go back to school and become a Nurse-Midwife in the next few years.  My husband is a 6th grade teacher.   We're both from the Portland area.  We spend a lot of time playing music (guitar, banjo), cooking, going on walks, and grinning at our baby girl, who is a sweet, happy, and enthusiastic baby.  She has gotten some great social opportunities with other little ones and gets really excited to see other babies and toddlers.  She’s super cuddly and playful.

Please contact me (Rae) if you’re interested in getting together, talking about childcare possibilities, and seeing if we’re a good fit for each other.  My email is raekaigler@gmail.com.  Thanks and I look forward to hearing from you!    

Eastside Family Co-op Seeking Pre-Preschoolers (2.5-3 yrs)

November 20, 2010

 
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Hi Parents,

Eastside Family Cooperative is actively seeking 2.5-3 year olds who would enjoy a playschool environment before entering preschool in September 2011.  We are decreasing our traditional 1-yr commitment to 9 months for a limited time to fill these spots.  Please contact us as soon as possible via the web-based membership inquiry form linked below.

We are a group of families who have come together to provide quality, part-time childcare for our children. For most of our children, Eastside Family Co-op is their first early school experience and serves as a pre-preschool.

Our children are aged 18 months to about 4 years old (when most kids move on to more traditional preschools) in one large, mixed-age classroom. Children typically start between the ages of 18 months to 2 ½ years and stay for at least one year.

We are located in inner SE Portland and operate year-round on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Families leave and join throughout the year.

Eastside Family Co-op is entirely parent-run. Each child attends three days: two days "on her own" and one day with her "parent teacher."  (3-4 parents typically run Co-op on any given day.)

We provide a network of support for parents and the chance for children to develop trusting relationships outside their immediate family. We value:

  • Each person's individuality
  • Peaceful conflict resolution
  • Collaborative decision-making
  • Daily opportunities for play, art, fresh air, music and reading
  • Fresh, organic, unprocessed foods

Eastside Family Cooperative is a non-profit corporation and a member of Parent-Child Preschools of Oregon.

For more information, please visit our web site, www.eastsidefamilycoop.org.  To apply, fill out the membership inquiry form online, and you will be contacted by Co-op Membership. 

Thanks - we're looking forward to meeting new interested families!

Natasha Stanley
Co-op Membership
natashastanley@yahoo.com

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Eastside Family Co-op Has Winter Openings

November 08, 2010

 
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Hi Parents,

Eastside Family Cooperative has multiple openings in December and January for children ages 18 mos to 3 years.  (We have rolling admissions, and are open year-round.)

We are a group of families who have come together to provide quality, part-time childcare for our children. For most of our children, Eastside Family Co-op is their first early school experience and serves as a pre-preschool.

Our children are aged 18 months to 3.5-4 years old (when most kids move on to more traditional preschools) in one large, mixed-age classroom. Children typically start between the ages of 18 months to 2 ½ years and stay for at least one year.

We are located in inner SE Portland and operate year-round on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Families leave and join throughout the year.

Eastside Family Co-op is entirely parent-run. Each child attends three days: two days "on her own" and one day with her "parent teacher."  (3-4 parents typically run Co-op on any given day.)

We provide a network of support for parents and the chance for children to develop trusting relationships outside their immediate family. We value:

  • Each person's individuality
  • Peaceful conflict resolution
  • Collaborative decision-making
  • Daily opportunities for play, art, fresh air, music and reading
  • Fresh, organic, unprocessed foods

Eastside Family Cooperative is a non-profit corporation and a member of Parent-Child Preschools of Oregon.

For more information, please visit our web site, www.eastsidefamilycoop.org.  To apply, fill out the membership inquiry form online, and you will be contacted by Co-op Membership. 

Thanks - we're looking forward to meeting new interested families!

Natasha Stanley
Co-op Membership
natashastanley@yahoo.com

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Spaces available in our NoPo Toddler Play Group AND Preschool Light!

October 26, 2010

Group starting soon! One space open in our 1-2 yr. old play group and two spots available in our 3-4 yr. old group (perfect for those home with family who just need a wee bit of social time with peers!).  Groups will both meet on the same day at the same time at different homes really close to each other in central NoPo.  We're looking at either Mondays or Wednesdays from 8:30sh to 12:30/1ish, with parent packed lunch time included.  Our teachers come from PSU Child and Family Studies program.  Cost depends on number of families involved, but we're hoping for something around $20-$25 per child per week (max. of five children per group).  Parents arrange pick up/drop off.   We are a group of attachmentish parenting parents who practice (emphasis on practice) art, music, home crafting, NVC, and use organic foods.  One of the homes used for the group has a large organic permaculture garden filled back yard with chickens, fish, swing, etc, across from Kenton Park.   We aim to provide additional affordable socialization opportunities for young children through play, gardening, art, music and cooking.  Please email Teresa at teresa@insightsoutside.com if either or both of these groups sound right for your child(ren)!  Thanks!

 

...Play Academy Preschool is Now Enrolling! (Near OHSU)... SW Portland/OHSU/Council Crest Park

October 10, 2010

...Play Academy Preschool is Now Enrolling! (Near OHSU)...

SW Portland/OHSU/Council Crest Park

 

Play Academy, A Successful Start for Every Child

 

Hello. My name is Claudia and I'm the Owner/Director of Play Academy, a brand new, certified preschool right here in Portland near the city center. We are located in SW Portland in the Council Crest neighborhood by Healy Heights Park, only 1 mile from the OHSU Campus and Hospital, and 2 miles from downtown.

 

At Play Academy, we are committed to providing your child with the highest quality of care and developmental opportunities available. Our approach is based on the belief that children learn and develop most effectively in a fun, social, nurturing, and inspiring environment. We blend the best of play and academics.

 

High-Quality Learning

I have over 10+ years experience with a Master's degree in Early Childhood Education with honors and my graduate thesis was in Math Acquisition. I'm certified at Step 11 in the Oregon Registry for Childhood Care and Education.

 

Child-Centered Care

We provide individualized programs to nurture the holistic development of your child. Our unique programs provide opportunities for growth in all five areas of child development - language, cognitive, social, emotional, and physical.

 

Kindergarten and 1st Grade Readiness

Our developmentally appropriate curriculum ensures your child will meet Oregon's standards, but we believe in supporting them to exceed them.

 

Structured Full-time Programs

* Toddler, Preschool, Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten Programs

* Weekly Lesson Plans

* Ages 2 to 7

 

Flexible Hours for Working Parents

* Open Year Round, Monday through Friday, 6:30am to 6:30pm

* Optional extended hours available from 6:30pm to 7:30pm

 

Fully Licensed Child Care

* Licensed by the State of Oregon

* Healthy snacks are provided, organic food available

* Certified Eco-Healthy Child Care

 

References Available.

 

Schedule a Tour

Please call to learn more and schedule a tour of our academy. Call 503-719-5038 or, email me at claudia@playacademy.com Also, please visit our website at www.playacademy.com

 

Thank you.

PlayAcademyClassroom

 

SE Nanny or Nannyshare

September 27, 2010

Seeking Nanny or Nannyshare in SE Portland

I am attempting to get my daughter (4 months) out of a large daycare center. I am finding it extrememly difficult to find a nanny or nannyshare. If you know of or are a nanny or have a nanny and want to do a share please contact me.

We live in the Foster Powell neighborhood and would love to find someone somewhat close to home if possible.

Thanks!

Ashleigh

aprgraphicdesign@gmail.com

Eastside Family Cooperative - Additional Fall Openings

September 19, 2010

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Hi Parents -

Is your child too young for preschool, but ready for playschool?  Are you interested in the immersive community-focused childcare experience that a Co-op offers to both parents and kids? 

Eastside Family Cooperative has openings in October and November, especially for children around 2 years of age (both boys and girls). 

We are a group of families who have come together to provide quality, part-time childcare for our children. For most of our children, Eastside Family Co-op is their first early school experience and serves as a pre-preschool.

Our children are aged 18 months to about 4 years old (when most kids move on to more traditional preschools) in one large, mixed-age classroom. Children typically start between the ages of 18 months to 2 ½ years and stay for at least one year.

We are located in inner SE Portland and operate year-round on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Families leave and join throughout the year.

Eastside Family Co-op is entirely parent-run. Each child attends three days: two days "on her own" and one day with her "parent teacher."  (3-4 parents typically run Co-op on any given day.)

We provide a network of support for parents and the chance for children to develop trusting relationships outside their immediate family. We value:

  • Each person's individuality
  • Peaceful conflict resolution
  • Collaborative decision-making
  • Daily opportunities for play, art, fresh air, music and reading
  • Fresh, organic, unprocessed foods

Eastside Family Cooperative is a non-profit corporation and a member of Parent-Child Preschools of Oregon.

For more information, please visit our web site, www.eastsidefamilycoop.org.  To apply, fill out the membership inquiry form online, and you will be contacted by Co-op Membership. 

Thanks - we're looking forward to meeting new interested families!

Natasha Stanley
Co-op Membership
natashastanley@yahoo.com

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Affordable childcare while I workout?

September 14, 2010

I've recently started attending crossfit classes in the Pearl District and would love an affordable way to get childcare so I can workout more often!  I have two preschool age children - sweet, smart, great communicators and play well with others.

An imaginary "ideal" situation:  I drop my kids off at a stay-at-home mama's house who lives either near the Pearl District or on my way there from the Beaverton area.  I'm happy to bring snacks, extra toys, etc.  Maybe I come an hour+ early or stay an hour+ late so you can then have time to go for a workout or run errands while I watch all the kids?  An exchange like that would be ideal for the budget (since I'm already stretching to pay for the workouts!), but otherwise, let me know your rates.  I'd hope to do this 3x per week, but even 1x per week would help.

I'm open to ideas - thanks in advance!

Call or text 619-987-6804 - be sure to leave me your contact info!

Childcare options for 1st time mom-to-be........

September 12, 2010

Hey everyone!  We will be looking for childcare in the North Portland area probably in late March 2011.  We are on a tight budget and are open to any type of care (i.e., daycare, nanny share, , etc.).  If anyone has any suggestions that would be great.  Or if there is anyone looking to do a nanny share, we would be interested in  hearing from you. 

   Our situation..........We both work full time in the restaurant industry.  Luckily we have daytime hours and are probably looking at needing childcare on Monday and Tuesday from 10am - 4pm and Friday from 6:30am or 7am- 4pm.   If anyone is interested or has any suggestions, that would be great :)  Please feel free to e-mail me.  Thanks :)

Jessica

howard2795@comcast.net

Looking to start a Sellwood childcare swap

September 07, 2010

I am a very part-time work from home mother to an 18 month old son.  We, along with my husband, just moved to the area a month ago.  We live on a strict, minimalist budget and are brainstorming cheap childcare options.  

Something that makes sense to us is a childcare swap, where like-minded parents could trade "points" for flexible, free childcare.  

Here is our vision: Child-care provided by like-minded families on an equal exchange basis. This would allow us to have a community of parents to call upon when we need to go alone to an appointment, get some work done, or go out for a date night. [No overnights; the idea is for flexible, short-term child care needs]  No money is exchanged, but sitters would receive a certain amount of points (per child, per hour) that they could then "trade in" for child care in the future.  This would keep it balanced and fair, so that no one family is using lots of childcare without reciprocating.  Any age of child would be acceptable, even infants.  

We'd like to meet with other families who are interested in something like this.  We could host a gathering to meet up and see if it seems like a good fit.  We could then form a google group or yahoo group so that we could contact one another for childcare needs as well as organize playdates if so desired.   If you are interested, email me at { kjb1020 at gmail dot com }  and tell me a little bit about your family and parenting style.

About my family: Mama, Papa, toddler (18 months) young family who live in the Sellwood area. We just moved from Ohio in August 2010.  Like to go on walks, read books, do creative activities (color, dance, etc), and visit science museums, zoo, playgrounds.  Vegetarian, mostly-organic diet; simple lifestyle; spiritually minded; attachment parenting style.  We do some baby signs with our son.  We emphasize positive discipline and like to encourage our son's creativity and curiosity.  Papa works full time as a manager for a coffee shop, and Mama is a very part time online business researcher and social media consultant.  Non-smoking, very clean home, no pets.  Small home in very safe neighborhood.  I am CPR certified (just renewed in May 2010).  I have experience as a babysitter, mother, and dance instructor for ages 3-13. Our parenting is very child-driven, i.e. we emphasize exploration instead of flash cards.  Our son is playful, sweet, and mild-tempered.  


Again, please email if interested and we can start organizing something!

{ kjb1020 at gmail dot com }

Interested in starting a NoPo play school?

September 03, 2010

We'd like to start two!  We have a three year old and a 15 mth old and we are interested in starting a play group/school for each with a couple of other families.   Do you have a oneish year old?  Do you have a threeish year old (having both not required). We conceptualize a one day per week meeting...in my home and perhaps one other parent home (rotating), from 8:30 amish to 12:30am ish (8-12 or 9-1...we're flexible at this point).  We'd like to hire a teacher together with you.  We're considering each family pays $20ish per day to hire a PSU Child and Family Studies student?  Parents arrange pick up/drop off.  Lunch included and provided by parents (can rotate).  These are our thoughts/ideas.  What are yours?  We are attachmentish parenting parents who practice art, music, home crafting, NVC, use organic foods, have a large organic permaculture garden filled back yard with chickens, fish, swing, etc, across from Kenton Park and are looking for additional socialization opportunities for both of our children.  Please email Teresa at teresa@insightsoutside.com.  Thanks!

Toddler, preschool, homeschool, before/ aftercare and date night space!

August 23, 2010

Urban Roots Playschool is a new in-home, child-centered playschool in the Montavilla neighborhood, easily accessible via Trimet and freeway from both NE and SE Portland, as well as Vancouver and the West Side. We offer a variety of services for children ages 1-12, and their families, focused on the child as an individual. Our loosely structured, rhythm-based flexible curriculum focuses on growing and cooking food, creating art, active play and becoming responsible citizens of our children's "tribe". Though we are most influenced by Waldorf and Montessori philosophies, our community definitely has the personality of both the teachers and the "students".

Our "playschool" has 2 age groups: ages 1-4 (preschool), and 5-10 (homeschool). Each group is held Monday-Thursday 9-2, or 12-5 (overlap for lunch and freeplay). Early and late starts are both available. Both groups will engage in individual and group projects that "teach" math, science, literacy, art, music, language, and physical education, with long, gentle transitions and overlap between activities, creating a relaxing and fun atmosphere free of pressure to "perform". Meals and snacks are generally vegetarian, organic and gluten-free, and are usually made onsite (often by the children).

Friday is "playcare" day. There will be no "curriculum" but the general rhythm will be the same.

Before and afterschool care, transport from local schools, and weekend care offered as available.

"Playnights" are offered on Friday evenings, and consist of dinner, a "dance party", outdoor and indoor activities.

We are flexible on start and end times, as long as the children arrive during a "transition" time, so that no one is arriving or leaving without finishing a project, enjoying the fruits of their labor, or starting behind the other children. Make no mistake, this is our home, NOT a large center. However, we have the same (if not more) experience, expertise, love and commitment of a "traditional" school.

Our rates are as follows. We DO offer partial scholarships, sibling discounts, full-time discounts when possible, and also are willing to accept DHS or other supplemental pay.

1/2 day "school" program : $25 per day
full day 8-6 : $45 per day
hourly rates beginning at $6
date night 5-10:30 $25 per child (Add $15 for overnight up till 10am).

please check www.urbanrootsplayschool.com for more info, or call 503-683-2552

Childcare swap in NE Portland: looking for other families!

August 08, 2010




Hello there,


If you only work part-time, it often doesn't make financial sense to hire childcare. Yet sometimes you need a little alone time. So wouldn't it be nice to find free childcare?

We are a family in NE Portland interested in setting up an on-going childcare swap situation with like-minded local parents.

What we envision: Child-care provided by each other on an equal exchange basis. This would allow us to have a community of parents to call upon when we need to go alone to an appointment, yoga class, or a date night. No money is exchanged, just the simple "you owe me one" idea. (A more detailed exchange system can be arranged if that's what everyone agrees upon...i.e. token system that some people find to work nicely.) This would be open for all-aged kiddos (infants included).

The specific details can be worked out among the families that are interested in participating, but please only reply if you are able to realistically function in a community like this. If you feel uncomfortable watching more than one kiddo at a time, this is not for you. If you have a busy-bee full-time schedule without any availability to provide childcare for others involved in the swap, this is not for you. I imagine that this will work best with families who have somewhat flexible schedules. Open and honest communication will be helpful. Also, we're hoping to keep our community some-what localized as to avoid big commutes. Families in NE neighborhoods, North Portland, and inner-SE are preferable for our community.

If you are interested in learning more and meeting others who are searching for something similar, please send me an email telling me a little more about your family. (cijn09 at gmail.com) We are planning a potluck get-together this month to meet others and talk more.

About us: Mama, Papa, baby (8 months) young hip family who live in the NE Alberta area. We like going for walks in the neighborhood (lots to see!) and making new Portland parent friends. Papa works full-time in education and Mama is a student with a flexible schedule. Non-smoking. Inside doggy (he is young, very friendly, and great with kids). Small house in safe neighborhood. Left-leaning, educated, enjoy gardening, hiking, and wine. We live minimal-impact lifestyles, with preference for organic and healthy habits.

space available in child-centered community on the eastside

August 05, 2010

Do you need to work, shop, or just have some time to yourself? Are you worried that you will not be able to find (or afford) the kind of experienced, loving, and compassionate care that your child deserves? Are you tired of having to choose between expensive nannies or big impersonal centers? Well, look no further! Urban Roots Playschool is a home-based, child-centered community with space available, with the flexibility to match your lifestyle. We even have sleepovers and date nights, so you can relax after a hard week of work.

WE OFFER:

~DHS pay, scholarships, and sibling discounts available

~experienced care from a mother AND educator=love AND knowledge!

~loosely structured but flexible and educational schedule includes cooking, art, yoga, music, spanish, science, literacy, math, and outdoor play

~influenced by Montessori, Waldorf, and Reggio Emilia, with flexibility for the needs of YOUR child!

~ supportive of connected parenting, breastfeeding, attachment parenting, and NVC (non-violent communication)

~children who are not "potty-trained " are welcome. i will even help them along, if you wish! I will happily support cloth diapering and EC

~organic, gluten-free meals, understanding of allergies

~part-time, full time, and date night availability




For more info, check www.urbanrootsplayschool.com or find us on facebook! We are located in the Montavilla/ North Tabor neighborhood, easily accessible by Max, bus, and freeway from Vancouver, Outer SE and NE Portland, Hollywood, Belmont, Hawthorne, Alameda, and many other neighborhoods. Please contact me with any questions. I look forward to welcoming your family into ours.