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

August 25, 2015

The Earth Tortoise School - A Montessori Community for Infants and Toddlers - is located at 221 NE 117th Ave in East Portland and is set in a cozy home environment dedicated to the children.  

The Earth Tortoise School is devoted to supporting each child on their own path and fostering a love of the natural world to create a joyful and close-knit community.

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

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

Thank you and we look forward to  meeting your family.



Roots to Bloom Preschool Enrolling for 2015/2016!

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Enrolling Now for 2015/16

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

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

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

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



August 23, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

Please contact if you are interested or have further questions. 


Seeking Nanny Share in North Portland

August 21, 2015

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


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


If you are a nanny or nearby family interested, please contact me at 

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

August 20, 2015

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

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

Peaceful and professional child care with Alexandra Loves.

Alexandra Loves August 10

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

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

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

Au Pair Childcare; A flexible and affordable childcare option

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

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

August 19, 2015



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

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

Many thanks,



laura_hartzell at



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

CHILDROOTS NE FREMONT - Enrolling Preschool for Sept 2015

August 17, 2015

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

Openings for children born between September 2011 - August 2012!

Please RSVP for our upcoming tours on 8/24 and 9/8 at 6:30 pm by emailing

ChildRoots - Center for Young Children, is an environmental and Art-and-Science-based learning community, dedicated to providing superior childcare for children ages six weeks to six years. ChildRoots features organic meals and snacks, locally-sourced food, non-toxic wooden toys, creative spaces, a Preschool Atelier Program, and play-based learning. the principles of the “ChildRoots Way” which is our unique brand of childcare designed to honor each child’s authentic, powerful self and support them in their development and acquisition of essential life skills.We see each child as an authentic, powerful individual.

For more information please feel free to visit our website:

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



August 15, 2015

Clairvetta's nannyshare will have one baby opening for 2 & 3 days of care per week on M-Th. I care for a small group of 3 babies or sometimes just 2 babies from my home. Would love for a baby that is anywhere from 2.5 mths- 11 mths to join us. Hours are 7:30 am to 5:00 pm.  I am closed on Friday. The spot is available in Aug, Sept & Oct.
*Breast milk friendly *Cloth diaper friendly * Random updates for parents(text) * Walks in the neighborhood * "Get to know visit" before baby starts care *Potty train toddlers * Date nights for parents offered by me *Baby signing
I have over 15 years+ experience as a nanny. 
References  are available to you.
Email or text/call 503.933.0580 if you are interested in knowing rates or to schedule a visit. Please leave a contact number & email address to be reached.


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

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

Please contact me at if you are interested.

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

August 14, 2015

Creative Minds Learning Center schools offer eco-friendly and quality childcare, preschool, and private Kindergarten in seven Portland/Happy Valley/Tualatin locations. Our schools have been designed to encourage children to explore their interests in a creative and artistic setting. Creative Minds enriches children's lives with creative arts and accredited educational materials while developing self esteem, confidence and a sense of independence. 


Grand Opening of our Tualatin School on 8/31!

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

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


CMLC Programs Offer:

*Small class sizes

*Teachers that are Love and Logic certified, many holding Masters and Bachelors degrees in Early Childhood and/or Elementary Education

*Healthy menu options prepared on site by professional cooks

*Certified Curriculum (The Creative Curriculum) and Reggio Inspired Art Program

*Field trips and Special in house educational guests

*Science, music, dance and enrichment programs

*Creative Outlets 4 Kids: Music, Dance and Yoga Enrichment Programs 


*Creative Minds is also HIRING highly qualified and educated Teachers and floaters. If you have a passion for working with babies and young children, please email your cover letter and resume to today!

 Creative Minds Website

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

Frog Song Montessori Preschool

August 13, 2015

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

Find out more about our program here:

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

Seeking Part-Time Nanny in St. Johns

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

Seeking nanny for infant SE Portland

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

Seeking Nanny Share in NW Portland/Cedar Mill

August 12, 2015

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

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

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

Thank you!


Willow Tree Preschool has a space for fall

August 11, 2015

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The Willow Tree Preschool is in its 10th year as a community of learners; we are an eclectic program influenced by the progressive early childhood programs of Reggio Emilia, Italy developed with over 20 years of experience in early childhood education. Blending a respect for nature, with a focus on art, in a warm beautiful home environment created to meet the needs of the young child. Children are encouraged to move and learn at their own pace, inviting them to explore and build meaning through their experiences. It is through playful exploration that real learning happens, creative thinking evolves, problem solving develops, and true connection and meaning is made.

The preschool hours are from 9 am to 1 pm for children 3 to 5 years of age.

Check out our website at


We would love to meet you and your child, contact us at

New Chinese Immersion Preschool in NE Portland Now Enrolling

August 10, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

4505 NE 82nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97220

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you! 


French Immersion Preschool and Childcare @ Atlas Hawthorne - September Openings

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

Continue reading "French Immersion Preschool and Childcare @ Atlas Hawthorne - September Openings" »

Seeking early evening weekday nanny in NE

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

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

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

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

Please email us at with a little bit about yourself along with resume and references if available, and your hourly rate.

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

August 09, 2015

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


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

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

For more information, please visit, email or call 503-479-7555.

Seeking experienced Nanny for 3-month-old in Sellwood

August 05, 2015

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

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

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

Please contact me (Mindy) soon at if you are interested.

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

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

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

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

Thank you


971 269 5994

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

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

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




Nanny Needed for 2015/16 School Year

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nanny Needed for 2015/16 School Year

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

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

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

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

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

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

Openings at Eastside Family Coop for 18mo-3yrs

August 03, 2015



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

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

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

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

located in Inner Southeast at 33rd and Woodward.  

Nanny Wanted For Sellwood Family, 16 mo and 3 yo

Sellwood Nanny needed 30 hours/week


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


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


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


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


Please email with interest or questions.




Experienced Nanny Available

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

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

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

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

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


August 02, 2015

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

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

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

Please email Sarah for more information at  We look forward to meeting interested families. 

Thursday Nanny Needed in SE Tabor

Hello Lovely Portland Nannies,

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

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

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

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

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

Au Pair Agency Recommendations (Beaverton/NW Portland)

August 01, 2015


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

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

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

Thank you!

- lindsay


Looking for Nanny (Bilingual Spanish Preferred)

We are two families looking for a Nanny.   Our preference would be to have a bilingual Spanish nanny but our main requirement is someone who loves kids and will be reliable and responsible.  We are looking for care T-Th from 7:15 to 4:30.  There will be an occasional M or F as well.  On Tuesdays there will be a 3 year old, an 11 month old and an 8 month old.  On Wednesdays and Thursdays it will just be the 11 month old and 8 month old.  We are looking for someone who is energetic and wanting to get out and about in the neighborhood with the kids.  We live close to Multnomah Village in SW Portland.  We would also love to find someone who is willing to do some food prep/light housekeeping during nap times.  We are a non-smoking house and would like to have a caregiver with a safe car and a good driving record.  Please email me if you are interested in this position.  We would love to meet you and see if we are a good fit.  If so, we will want to check previous references and ask that you are/become Infant CPR certified.  Thank you!

Woodlawn Community Playschool has openings!

July 31, 2015

Woodlawn Community Playschool is thrilled to be sharing a space with Joanne Cavill at Alberta Early Learning Center and offering care on Monday and Friday. We share the same philosophy and similar policies to AELC.Woodlawn Community Playschool will start up August 28th. Between the two schools, there are openings for full time as well as part time care. We will be accepting potty trained (or in progress) kids through age 5. The school is in the Woodlawn neighborhood. For more info contact April Sandoval at or 503.358.3563.

Looking for a Nanny 3 Days a Week for Our 5-Month Old Son

We are looking someone with infant experience to be a nanny for our 5-month old son.  We live in NE Portland and are hoping to find someone 3 days a week (8 hours each day).  We are flexible on which days of the week our nanny would provide care, but are home with him on weekends, so the three days would need to be Monday through Friday. 

We would like to find someone long-term.  Non-smoking is a must.  We do not want to do a nanny share, or have a parent bring a child with them.  Infant CPR required.

Please email me at if you are interested.  A resume with references would be appreciated.

Looking forward to hearing from you!



PT Nanny Share in N/NE

July 30, 2015

Greetings!  We are looking for another family to share our amazing nanny with us on M (9:30-6:30), T (10:30-7:30), and F (9:30-6:30) starting mid-September.  Ideally we would like to find a family close by; we’re in the Overlook neighborhood in NE, who has a child around the same age as ours.

 Our family: We have a spirited one-year-old girl who loves interacting with other children, people, and animals, mainly our 2 sweet, very tolerant pugs.  We eat local/organic, use natural cleaning products, are cloth diaper friendly and are looking for a family with a similar lifestyle.  We encourage outdoor play and going to see music as much as possible.

 Our nanny:  Kelly has been with us for close to one year now and is absolutely a gem.  She is bilingual, speaking mostly in Spanish to our little one, has a BA in Liberal Arts, has many years of infant experience and  with slightly older children, and is a fun teacher for us all.  She is a great communicator and our daughter just loves her.

 If you feel that we would be a good fit for you we would love to chat. Ideally your schedule would be slightly flexible as Kelly is going back to school and may need the hours to shift around a bit on the 3 days depending on class availability.  Email us at or call Andrea at 714-883-5792 for more info.

Seeking part time infant care in N/NE Portland starting September

July 29, 2015

We are looking for child care so I can return to work as an RN. I will only work 2 days a week, so we can guarantee those hours and I know my schedule months in advance. I would be open to more hours if that is if needed. We would love a nurturing, experienced caregiver in our home or yours, or a childcare center. I would be interested in nanny-share if that worked out also. We just really want a good fit for all. 

We have a 3 month old baby girl who is very mellow and calm. She's a good sleeper, and so far, all around good baby. 

Please email me if interested at


Nanny-Share, Inner SE Portland

Hello! Our family is seeking a family for a nanny share in SE Portland (near SE 30th & Clinton). We have a snuggly, easy going, and curious seven-month-old boy. We need child care Monday through Friday from 8:00-4:30. However, we are flexible around the days. Ideally, we would share hosting responsibilities with a family with a child aged between 5 months and 1.5 years.

Our cozy home is a short walk from Piccolo park. We keep the house clean, organized, and safe. We have no pets and a large back yard to play in. We don’t have a TV in our common space, and we maintain a no-screen policy for our child. Two of our wonderful neighbors also have young children, and impromptu play dates happen periodically.

Our family enjoys hiking, music, books, biking, and other outdoor activities. We strive to be environmentally conscious, and we cultivate sustainable practices. We love teaching and learning. We have a potential nanny, Sarah, who is nurturing, kind, happy, and creative. She is a midwife in training with first aid and CPR certification. Sarah loves children, and with years of experience working with young children, she is skilled at her craft.  

If you are interested contact Amy or (971)221-4751

6 WEEKS - 6 YEARS + MANDARIN CHINESE @ Little Pandas Preschool



Little Pandas Preschool

has two unique Oregon State Certified day care and preschool homes that allow your child to grow from birth until kindergarten in one program.  Visit our website to learn more about everything our program offers!

Our Preschool:

  • Play-based Multicultural Preschool Curriculum
  • Mandarin Chinese Language Instruction (4 Chinese teachers on-site)
  • Music and Movement
  • Library Field Trips
  • Science Projects
  • Zoo Phonics
  • Great Facility with a GYM for rainy day play


Our Baby Home:

  • Small Groups
  • Personal Loving Care for each Baby (We hire more teachers than state mandated minimums)
  • Separate Age Appropriate Infant & Toddler Spaces
  • Warm, Peaceful, Home Atmosphere
  • Exposure to Mandarin Chinese


Pauline, 971-506-8911

E-mail Little Pandas Preschool

twirlusta @

Little Pandas Preschool Website




MWF Nanny Share in Sellwood

We have a wonderful nanny for our  almost 2 year old. She is kind, caring, interactive, playful, and professional--she graduated from NW Nannies Institute so has professional training and her first aid and cpr certifications. She has been working with our family since 2012 first caring for our first baby  who has now moved on to preschool and now for our second. We are ready to add a third child to the nanny share (we had a three-child share with our older daughter and it was wonderful).

In our experience, it works best if the kids are close in ages so at this point, we are hoping to find another little one between 1.5 and 2.5 years old. 

The schedule: MWF from 8am to 5pm but we are open to slightly different hours if needed.

The location: We are open to a combination of our house and your house if they are close together on our commute to work. We are in Sellwood on 15th Ave just a few blocks south of Tacoma--walkable to Sellwood Park, the Community Center, the library, New Seasons.  It's a great place for the kids to have some activities outside of the house regularly without having to drive somewhere. We will have a separate room in the house where your child can sleep in a pack and play (with an organic mattress :) ).  We do not have the nanny drive the kids anywhere and that remains important to us but she is happy to do drop off or pick up for your little one if that is something you feel comfortable with.

The rate: $6.00/hour per family for 3 kids but please have the flexibility to occasionally pay $8.00/hour because things change and sometimes there will only be two kids. 

About us: We have our two wonderful daughters and a 60 lb dog named Meg who mostly keeps to herself. We make efforts to be green--from eating a vegan diet to using cloth diapers and natural products. My husband is a teacher and I work in renewable energy. Please get in touch if you are interested in discussing more!  You can reach me at amandamortlock[@]

Little Imprints Preschool in North Portland

July 28, 2015

Located in the Overlook neighborhood of North Portland, we are a licensed, in-home preschool. 

Our daily routine involves a multitude of authentic, open ended materials, engaging art, nature, and music activities, and healthy organic snacks. We believe that less is more in the preschool environment, and the materials and objects within the school are tailored to expand upon the interests of each and every child. We have a large, fenced in backyard, and frequently explore the neighborhoods and parks surrounding the school. Indoor and outdoor play are equally important, and we go outside each day rain or shine.

At Little Imprints, we believe in instilling a love of learning, play, and exploration to the children in our care. Our school is designed with the intent of teaching children to become confident and effective communicators. We achieve this aim by having a maximum of 6 children in our care each day, while providing a safe, comfortable environment for the children to practice all the important life skills they will need to prosper. 

For more information, visit our website at or visit our facebook page at littliemprints.


Broadway Children's Center Enrolling for Preschool!

Broadway Children's Center ENROLLING for Fall
PRESCHOOL (3 spaces available)

Broadway Children's Center is located in the beautiful Irvington neighborhood. We understand there is no greater decision than whom we trust our children with and the care they receive.   Our teaching team consist of educated, passionate early childhood professionals who strive each day to nurture and guide children as they grow and discover the world around them.  Our goal is to help parents build a strong foundation in their children through respect of self and others, appreciation of culture and awareness of our environment and community. The center is excited to incorporate a curriculum rich in  music, art, and natural sciences. We offer care from infancy through 5 years old with full and part time schedules.

We are currently enrolling in our 2 Preschool classrooms with 1 space available in our Captains Room for a child 4 to 5 years old and off to Kindergarten next Fall and 2 spaces available in our Willow Room for children between the ages of 3 to 5.  Each class has structured activities as well as plenty of outdoor and free choice time.   Contact us today to schedule a tour!

You will enjoy saving $100's without compromising on quality.
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Hours of care offered are 7:00 am to 6:00pm Monday through Friday

Visit us at for more information



Marti's Place, a Certified Infant/Toddler, Home-Based Childcare is looking for an experienced Childcare Assistant to work with our small group of infants up to age three.  We are a well established childcare located in the NE Alameda neighborhood.

We are play-based with a small ratio of children/adults.  We love outside time, singing and books, but mostly just being free to be little!

Please check out our webisite at and email your resume as well as cover letter stating your experience that would qualify you for this position, as well as your availability to work.

I look forward to hearing from you!


Marti's Place

Creative Minds Learning Centers Now Enrolling-Summer and Fall Specials!

July 27, 2015


Urban Mama

Creative Minds Learning Centers offer eco-friendly and quality childcare, preschool, and private Kindergarten in seven Portland/Happy Valley/Tualatin locations. Our schools have been designed to encourage children to explore their interests in a creative and artistic setting. Creative Minds enriches children's lives with creative arts and accredited educational materials while developing self esteem, confidence and a sense of independence. 

Creative Minds Learning Center, Tualatin location-Coming Summer/Fall 2015!
Please contact us for information and to learn more about our Grand Opening/Early Bird Specials at 503.252.0004 ext. 0 or email us at

Dates to Remember for our New Tualatin Location:
* Thursday, 7/30/15 from 10 am - 1 pm - Sneak Peek and Registration Drop Off Day! We will be out at the school on this day prepping for our opening events so we encourage families to pop by for an exclusive sneak peek of our school! 
* Tuesday, 8/4/15 from 5 pm - 7 pm - Tualatin School Job Fair! Creative Minds' Tualatin School is opening up over 25 jobs in the community! Families can take advantage of our Refer a Teacher Program and refer a teacher to Creative Minds! After the Teacher's 90 days with CMLC, receive $50 off of one month's tuition! 
Saturday, 8/15/15 from 10 am - 12 pm - Tualatin School Sneak Peek Open House! Come tour the school in it's final stages of completion, meet some of our team members and learn more about the CMLC program! 
* Beginning Week of 8/17, Dates & Times TBD - Child Orientation Meet and Greets!
* Saturday, 8/22/15 TUALATIN SCHOOL RIBBON CUTTING CELEBRATION!!!! Join us along with other local businesses and members of the Tualatin community to celebrate our school's Grand Opening! 

***Current Availability and Specials at Our Creative Schools!***

Gateway Location: 
Now enrolling in Preschool/Pre-K Programs for Summer/Fall 2015!
*$50 off Part time Preschool and Pre-K new enrolls (good for first 3 months of enrollment!)
*$0 Registration Fee ($175 Savings!)
-Specials expire August 15, 2015! 
*Please call 503.252.0004 Ext. 0 for our current availability and other specials!

Broadway Location: 
Now enrolling in our Jr. Toddler and Kindergarten Programs for Summer/Fall 2015!
*-$50 P/T and -$100 F/T Jr. Toddler new enrolls! (Special applies to first 3 months of enrollment)
*-$50 P/T and -$100 F/T Kinder enrolls for Fall 2015! (Special applies to first 3 months of enrollment)
*$0 Registration for Jr. Toddler and Kindergarten Enrolls ($175 Savings!)
*Please call 503.252.0004 Ext. 0 for our current availability and other specials!

Woodstock Location: 
Now enrolling in our Pre-K program for Fall 2015!
*Please call 503.252.0004 Ext. 0 for our current availability and specials!

Westmoreland Location: 
Now enrolling in our Younger Infants (3-6 months), Preschool/Pre-K Programs for Summer/Fall 2015!
*-$50 off P/T and F/T Pre-k/Preschool programs (Special applies to first 3 months of enrollment!)
*50% off $175 Reg. Fee for F/T Programs!
*Please call 503.252.0004 Ext. 0 for our current availability and specials!

Sellwood Location: 
Now enrolling in our Preschool and Younger Infant Programs for Summer/Fall 2015!
*Please call 503.252.0004 Ext. 0 for our current availability and specials!

Happy Valley/Clackamas Location:
Now enrolling in our Preschool/Pre-K Programs for Summer/Fall 2015!
*-$50 off P/T and F/T Pre-k/Preschool programs (Special applies to first 3 months of enrollment!)
*50% off $175 Reg. Fee for F/T Programs!
*Please call 503.252.0004 Ext. 0 for our current availability and specials!

Tualatin Location (Scheduled to open doors on August 31st!-pending construction deadlines!): 
*Please call 503.252.0004 Ext. 0, or email show contact info for our current availability and specials!

CMLC Programs Offer:

*Small class sizes
*Teachers that are Love and Logic certified, many holding Masters and Bachelors degrees in Early Childhood and/or Elementary Education
*Healthy menu options prepared on site by professional cooks
*Certified Curriculum (The Creative Curriculum) and Reggio Inspired Art Program
*Field trips and Special in house educational guests
*Science, music, dance and enrichment programs
*Creative Outlets 4 Kids: Music, Dance and Yoga Enrichment Programs (

Please call us to set up a tour at the school of your choice at 503.252.0004 Ext. 0. You can also visit our website, to set up a walk through at any of our six locations using our convenient "Schedule Your Meet and Greet" button. During your Meet and Greet you will be able to tour our classrooms and school, learn more about our outstanding program, and ask about our Preferred Employer, Refer a Friend, and current specials!We look forward to meeting your family! 

*Creative Minds is NOW HIRING highly qualified and educated Teachers and floaters. If you have a passion for working with babies and young children, please email your cover letter and resume to today!

Nanny-share in NE Pdx- looking for family to join our 20-month old and nanny!

Hi! We are looking for a family with a little one 18-24 months to join our nanny and 20-month old daughter. Our nanny is kind, reliable, caring (really loves the kiddos!) and provides excellent care for our daughter. She is 24,  has her own transportation and is on time. She has been caring for our daughter since she was 4 months old.

Our daughter is now 20 months and is active, curious and interested in how things work. She loves being outside, going to the park and going on outings. Our nanny enjoys taking her to the zoo, library story time, to play cafes and sometimes, just out for errands! She naps/sleeps well, is a good eater and loves being around other kids. 

We have shared care in the past and our house is set up to accommodate 2 kiddos- we're also opening to rotating homes. We do have a 5-year old black lab mix who thinks he is part of our daughter's pack. 

Details of the share:

Schedule: Monday - Thursday, 8:00 - 3:30 pm (there is some flexibility in the hours and open to sharing care any of the four days that work for your schedule). 

Location: Our home or yours- we are happy to host or rotate care between homes. 

Rate: $10/hour per family (nanny earns a total of $20/hr). 

If this sounds like something that might work for you, please send Danielle an email at or text/call at 503-970-0469 to discuss further. We look forward to hearing from you!



Seeking Family for Nanny Share in SE Portland - Fall 2015

July 26, 2015

Hello! My husband and I are looking for another family to share a nanny with starting in the Fall (October). Our son will be 5 months old in October. We need care 3 full days/week (M, W, Th from 7:15 am - 5:30 pm) and are interested in sharing with a family that also needs either part-time or full time care. We live in the Mt. Tabor neighborhood in SE Portland and ideally would like to find a family in the area with a child in the same age range. 

If this sounds like it might be a good fit for your family we'd love to chat with you! I can be reached by email at




Waldorf Inspired Nanny Share

July 23, 2015


I am pleased to be offering my services in a creative capacity to you and your children, in your own Portland homes, neighborhood woodlands, farms or gardens. I am offering an active Waldorf inspired Nanny Share that will be structured similarly to a day in a Waldorf Preschool with an emphasis in nature immersion, free play, crafts, storytelling and plenty of healthy movement.

I am a certified Waldorf teacher with years of experience and have a true
passion for fostering healthy growth and development in children.

Ages 2.5 - 7 years old. Flexible hours and locations, preferably NE/SE.

Limited openings, call soon for more information. 

Nicholas Barter * Waldorf Educator * (808) 298~5210 ** CPR cert.

PEACE 'N PLAY in North Portland: Opening for 1-3 Year Old!

The mission of PEACE 'n PLAY childcare is to provide quality early childhood care for the children of working parents. We are a home based childcare. We offer both full- and part-time care to children of diverse environments. We know the importance of meeting the special needs of infant, toddler, and preschool children in a safe and nurturing environment. Our goal is to strengthen the bridge between your work and family life by creating a special place that supports them both.

PEACE 'n PLAY is registered with the State of Oregon, and all staff have taken required courses to meet state requirements.

We are located within a 5 minute walk of PCC Cascade and the N Killingsworth MAX stop. We are about a mile from either Kaiser Permanente location on North Interstate Avenue. We are about a 5-10 minute drive from the adidas campus, as well as from the businesses of Swan Island.

We currently have an available space for a child ranging in ages from 1-3 years old.

Please contact Peace 'n Play now for more information. All inquiries will be answered within 48 hours. Please include age of child, when care is needed, and a name/phone number/email for reply.