Looking for Nanny (Bilingual Spanish Preferred)

August 01, 2015

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 alihurd6@gmail.com 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 aprils_us2000@yahoo.com 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 jmarledge@gmail.com 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 ne.pdx.nannyshare@gmail.com 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 labolsa.milsa@gmail.com


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  amystrother@gmail.com 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

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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[@]gmail.com

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 littleimprintspdx.com 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 bccportland.com 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 martisplace.org 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 tualatin@mycmlc.com.

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 (http://www.creativeoutlets4kids.com/)

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,http://www.creativemindslearningcenter.com/ 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 megan@mycmlc.com 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 thesobes@gmail.com 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 lucy_corbett@yahoo.com.




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 * nicholas.ashale@gmail.com* 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.

July 22, 2015

Wow and Flutterville is opening a new cottage for 2 year olds and up in the Alberta Arts district. We are now accepting appointments for tours in our Waldorf-inspired Lifeways program. Our state certified in home playgarden offers year-round open-ended play, experiential learning, and a culture of kindness and compassion.

Small teacher child ratios in our cozy home a short walk from Alberta Park. Local farm field trips. Organic vegetarian meals served. Spanish, Yoga, Art, Weekly Guest Musicians, Baking, and great friends.

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Lee Owen Stone Cooperative Preschool has openings for two 4 year old girls for the 2015/16 School year. Contact Erica Hand at ericateaches@aol.com or 503.887.0447 for more information.

Seeking FT Childcare August- SE/ Woodstock Area

July 21, 2015

Seeking FT childcare for my adorable 18 month old starting in August. We are on wait lists at Child Roots and Creative Minds but I'm not feeling confident that either will be able to accommodate us. If anyone has any in-home or other recommendations for childcare in Woodstock, Westmoreland or Brooklyn or would be interested in a nanny share around the Woodstock area please email me. Thank You! You can reach me at: missymia@gmail.com

Willow Tree Preschool has a Last minute space for fall

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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 http://www.willowtreepreschool.com

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Willow-Tree-Preschool/173664659338236

We would love to meet you and your child, contact us at kim@willowtreepreschool.com



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

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Come play with us! The Love and Giggles Playhouse is enrolling age 2-5.

July 20, 2015

The Love and Giggles Playhouse is enrolling age 2-5 full time ( 4-5 days per week) or part time ( three days per week). I am state licensed, nine years in business, awesome references, small group so each child gets all the attention they need, and I offer a fun based preschool program. Hours are M-F 6:30am -5:30pm. Bring your little one over to join the fun! Please contact Sheila to schedule a tour 503 771-2575 ( home line, please leave a message) or 503 341-6703 ( text me).  Feel free to email me for more info sheilaalbin71@gmail.com  thank you.100_2162 100_2312

FT Infant Nanny Share in N/NE – Seeking Family/Families for September 2015

July 19, 2015

Our family is seeking one or two families for a full-time (M-F 45-50 hours per week) nanny share starting September 2015 for our infant son who will be 3 months old. We are seeking a one-year commitment from our partner family/families and the nanny. We are interested in hosting or alternating weeks with another family within close proximity in N or NE Portland. One part-time family could be considered if we get a commitment from another full-time family.

About Us: We are two professionals in our early-40s working full-time. Our 2.5-year-old daughter is enrolled in a full-time Montessori program. Before kids, we spent our weekends tending our huge vegetable garden or getting out into the woods for a hike. Now we hang out on our deck and stick closer to home, exploring the many parks and other kids’ activities in Portland.

Our Home: We live in the Overlook neighborhood in North Portland, 3 blocks from Overlook Park and the Yellow Line MAX. Our home is cloth diaper friendly, we use non-toxic/eco-friendly cleaning supplies, we compost/recycle and eat mostly organic and local foods. We have a mellow 6-year-old black lab and an indoor/outdoor cat. We are fairly laid-back but we do insist upon keeping strict nap- and meal-time schedules.

The Nanny: We're interested in working with our nanny-share partner(s) to hire an experienced nanny who will foster a safe, caring, and structured environment for the babies. We expect the nanny to actively engage with our infants through play, music, and time outdoors. We’d prefer a bi-lingual nanny to engage the children in Spanish conversation throughout the day. We will also ask the nanny to assist the hosting family with light housekeeping and food preparation during naptimes.

Contact: If this arrangement could be a good fit for your family, please contact Kim at kimberly.pray at gmail (dot) com or 503-866-0242. 

Wildflowers Preschool has openings for fall of 2015

July 18, 2015

Our Reggio-inspired preschool has 2 unexpected openings for the fall of 2015!  Email us if you would like to set up a private tour.

Our school has been open since 2006 and we have earned a 5 star quality rating through Oregon's new Quality Rating Improvement System.  We spend lots of time exploring outside and have a student inspired curriculum.  Our school values strong relationships with children and their families-to nurture these relationships we keep both our teacher turnover rate and our student to teacher ratio low(5:1).  If you'd like to learn more about our school-check out our website at www.wildflowerspreschool.com or email wildflowerspreschool@hotmail.com.



After school care needed Fall 2015

July 17, 2015

Seeking reliable caregiver for our 8 year old daughter.  You must have your own transportation and like pets.  You would be responsible for picking up our daughter from school (in S. Waterfront) and transporting her to our home in West Linn.  Hours are 3-6PM.  Mileage is paid from school to home, and hourly rate is $15.  At least 3 days per week are available, but we are flexible on which days, and up to 5 days work is available.  Please contact Jill at jilgra@outlook.com if you are interested.  Thank you!

Assistant Early Childhood Teacher

July 16, 2015


Song Garden is a small Waldorf-inspired preschool school located in inner SE Portland. We are seeking an assistant teacher with an interest in Waldorf education who enjoys children. Experience with young children is helpful but not essential. Must have the ability to be cooperative, follow direction and support the lead teacher in all classroom duties. P/T 10 hrs wk / Th-Fri / Salary approx. $12 hr. with paid vacation. For more information contact Nina or Bryan  @ (503) 740-1459 / 503 239-4759. Our website is songgarden.org. We look forward to talking with you!

Little Hands Garden School has one spot left for Fall!

July 15, 2015


Little Hands Garden School is a home-based, outdoor-focused playschool located at the base of Mt. Tabor.  We've been serving the Portland community since 2009, and we offer morning and afternoon preschool sessions.  Our morning sessions are nearly full for September, but we do have a bit of room left in our Tuesday and Thursday afternoon sessions, 1:30-5.  If you have a preschool aged child who has grown out of their naps, and you're looking for a wonderful playgroup experience, come and visit and see what we have to offer.  Afternoon kids get to visit our plot at the Mt. Tabor Community Garden often and work closely with their teachers tending, watering, growing and harvesting at the garden.  Please visit our website at www.litttlehandsgardenschool.com or email us at littlehandsgardenschool@gmail.com for more information.  Happy Summer!

Hi! Our family is looking for Childcare for our 1 year old daughter. We are looking to either host a nanny share with another family at our house in SW Portland (across from PSU) or join a nanny share in the area or in NW Portland/ Pearl neighborhood.
Please email if you have a nanny share opportunity or would like to be apart of one for you child.

Please email me at hnvu23@gmail.com for more info.

The Earth Tortoise School is Seeking an Infant Guide

The Earth Tortoise School is Seeking an Infant Guide

The Earth Tortoise School is a small infant and toddler Montessori program in East Portland. We are looking for a guide to work with our four infants ages 3 to 15 months Monday through Thursday (with the possibility of adding Fridays) from 7:45am to 4:15pm. The Infant Guide is responsible for all aspects of running the infant classroom as well as contributing to the smooth operation and positive culture of the whole school community. Responsibilities include: respectful and conscientious care of the children, preparing and maintaining the classroom, communicating with the parents before enrollment, daily, and at bi-annual parent teacher conferences, participating in Parent Education Nights, creating materials and generating ideas for the continuing growth and betterment of the whole school.

We offer a competitive salary, 6 weeks of paid time off in addition to 5 paid sick days, on the job training, continuing education tuition assistance, and the possibility of a sponsored Montessori accreditation course for the perfect candidate.

If you are interested in learning more please contact us with a cover letter and your resume at theearthtortoiseschool@gmail.com or at (503) 257-4783.

 Thank you!

Childcare needed in NE


I am looking for part-time childcare for son, who will be 6 months old, beginning in late August. I am currently a full-time teacher and I am in the process of accepting a part-time position with PPS. I don't have the specific days I will work, but I do know it will most likely be 2-3 days per week. 

I am hoping that my son can join a small in-home daycare or an established nanny share in your home. It would be preferable to join a nanny share in a home that is already prepared for multiple babies, as we are not (this is our first!) I am open to driving to other areas of Portland if it's the right fit. I hope to pay $650-700 per month for part-time care. 

My son is a sweet, happy baby who enjoys being outside, listening to music, and reading books. Please contact me if you have an opening or are interested in sharing your nanny. 



Looking for Nanny and Family to share Nanny in SW PDX

July 14, 2015

Hi! We live in the Multnomah Village neighborhood and are looking for a nanny and a family to share a nanny with.  We have 4 daughters, ages 8, 6, 3 and 11 months.  We are primarily looking for care for the 11 month old, three days a week (T-Th) with an occasional added Monday or Friday.   The plan is to have the two bigs in school, the 3 year old will be in full day preschool 2 days a week and with the nanny one day a week.  We would ideally love to find another family with a child around the age of the youngest, so that the nanny would have 2 babies 3 days a week and our preschooler would be with them one day a week.  We would also love to find a bilingual (Spanish) nanny and family that is interested in having the kids learn Spanish.   Please contact us if you are an interested nanny (even if you are not Spanish speaking) or an interested family.  We would love to chat and see if it would work.  Thanks! alihurd6@gmail.com


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July 13, 2015

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NE PDX Nanny Share

July 12, 2015

Happy summer! We are looking for another family interested in a part-time nanny share starting Fall 2015. Our nanny, Ruth, has taken wonderful care of our 14 month old for the last year and we would love to find a family with a similarly-aged child looking for a part-time nanny. Our son is almost walking and very sweet/mild mannered. He loves music (and dancing!) and is obsessed with gadgets.

Ruth is a gem and we feel truly lucky to have such a caring, patient and loving care provider for our little guy. She is a recent PSU grad with previous childcare experience in both centers and long-term nanny settings. Ruth also brings a remarkably diverse background that includes experiences serving as a hair stylist in Antarctica and a Buddhist nun in Nova Scotia. She is energetic, honest, and radiates peace. Typical days include visits to local parks, library, pools, OMSI/Children's Museum/Zoo (we have memberships), strolls around the neighborhood, and cooling off in our backyard. She places a fine balance between exploration and rest/rejuvenation with meals and naptimes.

Here's the nitty-gritty:
Schedule: Tues, Wed, Fri, 8-9 hours each day
Rate: $10/hr per family ($20/hr total)
Location: Prefer hosting in our home (Beaumont neighborhood) as we have double everything (we also have a 3 year old in preschool) but are open to rotating.
Environment: Indoor cat (she sleeps upstairs mostly) and 3 hens in enclosed coop/run in backyard. Husband works from home in basement office.
Please contact Becca (steetoa at gmail dot com) if you are interested! 

Seeking fantastic N/NE family to nanny share.

July 08, 2015

Summer greetings!

I am a seasoned childcare wizard (aka 'nandolf')  lucky enough to work with an awesome family. We are flirting with the idea of starting a nanny share if we find the right fit. I work part time. Tues-Th-Friday full days in Sabin in NE. The share would need to happen in my current families home. There is an ancient cat and a sweet herding dog. The baby just turned one and it would be lovely for him to have a friend around his age. We take daily walks in the neighborhood, often time to the library or cooling off in the fountain at Irving Park. We meet up with friends who have babies his age so they can play together. I value socialization from an early age. It is ideal if you need childcare for the days I currently work. (Tues-Thurs-Fri. 2 out of 3 would be fine.) I prioritize childcare three days/week so I am not very available on my off days (although sporadically may work). The rate is $20/ hour so $10/hour for each family.

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

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

If you think your family and ours might be a good fit, be in touch!! I'll be interviewing first with potential families, and then if that goes well you'd meet my family.

Hope you're having the most fun in the sun!


artemisia248@gmail.com  619.995.9262


Cheerful, Loving, Experienced Nanny and Occasional Babysitter for Hire

July 06, 2015

Hi, I'm Natalie!  

Starting in September, I will be looking for a full time nanny job.  I'm currently available for babysitting jobs on nights and weekends.  

About me:

- Master's Degree in Art Therapy with children

- Former Preschool Teacher

- Former Children's Museum Educator

- Education in Child Development

- CPR and First Aid Certified

- Alot of Nanny Experience

For the past 5 years I've been the nanny to a wonderful little boy.  In September he'll be going to school full time and I will be looking for a full time nanny job.  I have extensive experience working with children of all ages, from infancy to middle school.  I love this work!

Feel free to email me about full time nanny jobs or occasional babysitting at Natalierenehunt@gmail.com

I hope to hear from you soon, 



July 01, 2015

MARTI'S PLACE is a home-based childcare in the NE Alameda neighborhood serving children from six weeks to three years.  We are play-based with a love of the outdoors, singing and books.  We enjoy a small ratio of children/adult.  If you are interested, please check our website Martisplace.org and contact me with your questions or to set up a tour.

We look forward to meeting you and your little one!


Marti's Place


FT Reliable and Fun Nanny (avail-9/15)

June 30, 2015


Hello Portland Families! 

 My name is Alaina and I am 27 year old Portland native, who's hoping to find a full time nanny position. I am available M-F and hoping to work at least 35 hours a week, but not exceeding 40. I have a summer time position that will be ending September 11th, and will be available to start full time by September 14th. I know it’s a little in the future, but I just want to give myself, and future family enough time to make sure it’s the right fit. My most current family I am working has two older children, ages 8 and 11. It’s the first time I have worked with “older” children in a nanny setting and its been awesome! We stay very active, and entertained with all that’s offered around Portland. Before this position I was at a Pre-school/Daycare called West Hills Learning Center, in Multnomah Village. I started out as the Assistant Teacher in the Pre-K classroom, when I decided to start looking for a nanny job I moved to part time as a floater, which had me working in all of the classrooms 8 months- 5 years old. West Hills was a great place to work, and I learned so much there, with all of the different ages, to teaching styles, and large number of children in each class, I really soaked up as much knowledge as I could to help me in my future child care positions. With that said, I have realized I thrive more in a smaller group setting. I like the intimacy and attention you are able to give each child. I like growing close with the families, and having the time to be able to give updates to the parents about how the day went, and what new fun things we did during the day. 

 In the past I have worked for the Beaverton School District as a Substitute Teacher's Assistant, I worked in mostly special ed classrooms, and children with behavioral issues, ranging for K-12, I have worked in after school art programs, and I have been a Nanny to multiple families, which I have grown to have great relationships with. Kids age ranging from 3 months-8 years old. Of course I have babysat throughout every job I have had starting at a very early age. With all my past experience I have always gone back to wanting to be a Nanny, I believe it truly is my passion to care for children, and there is no greater feeling then leaving a days work actually feeling like you have made a difference in someone’s life. 

 A little about me, and my teaching style; like I said before I have grown up in the Portland metro area my whole life, I love Oregon and all if has to offer. Like most Oregonians, I love the lifestyle we are able to have by living here, beautiful day hikes, weekend trips to the Oregon Coast and the Mountain, trying a new awesome restaurant each weekend, eating locally and as healthy as possible. It’s very important for me to be active, and healthy, and that is definitely incorporated in when I am watching children. I like to have the kids help me cook, get them involved and show them what its like to eat from the garden, daily walks, and exploring all nature has to offer. Rain or shine, I need to go outside everyday! I very much believe a child's imagination is the most important thing to exercise and discover. Letting the child know they are loved and cared for on a daily basis, making sure they are comfortable and knowing you are there for them with all of their questions and concerns, helping them when they need help, but also letting them try new things on their own, and learning together is the most important thing I can provide as a Nanny and caregiver. 

 As a Nanny, I would make sure each day we would go outside, hopefully incorporate arts and crafts on a daily basis (because I love art projects as much as the kids do!) read books, prepare healthy snacks, listen and dance to music, explore new parks, and honestly just try to learn and play as much as we can, and have a great time doing it! 

 As I search for the next family to work with, I am hoping to find something long-term, at least a year+ commitment would be ideal. With that said, I really enjoy working with younger children and being able to watch them grow. Babies especially! The connection you form when their babies into toddlers is so important. I want to treat my next job as much as a career as possible, 1 week paid vacation/holiday pay, taxed, and a guaranteed amount of hours each pay period. I have a weekly sheet I fill out for the families, which includes activities done throughout the day, potty/nap schedule, miles driven, expenses used, and hours for the day. It really helps the parents and I keep track in an organized way and it’s seemed to work out really well. Pay is negotiable of course depending on the age and number of children.

 I have a 2002 Subaru Outback, which is a very safe and reliable car. I have had my license since I was 16, with an amazing driving record. I recently renewed my First Aid/CPR training in January, and am enrolled in the Criminal Background Check. I am comfortable with pets, and don't mind walking the dog. I am comfortable with meal prep, light house keeping, and running errands. I don't smoke. 

 Even though I myself am not a mother yet, I can imagine trying to find the right Nanny for your family to be a very hard process. I don't blame the family for wanting to maybe have a lengthy hiring process, or wanting to do a trial run to see if you are a right fit before hiring, and to me that makes so much sense. You can't be too sure when you know this person is going to be watching your children. So with that said, I am available for contact through e-mail or phone. If you're interested I can send my resume, which gives in greater detail my childcare experience, we can chat on the phone before meeting to see if we would be a good fit for each other! 

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this, I am a very caring, reliable, patient, and open minded person, I look at being a Nanny as a career, and not just a job to have until I find something better. I am very excited to find the next family to work with. Thanks again, and I hope to hear from you! 




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NE Portland Nanny or Nanny Share (2 days per week)

June 29, 2015

I am looking for a nanny or nanny share for just 2 days per week.  My son is 8 months old.  Most likely would be great to have care Tuesdays and Thursdays in my home and would prefer another NE Portland family.  Any help or leads would be much appreciated!   My email address is kasiamwood@gmail.com. 

Rowanberry School has an unexpected opening for the upcoming school year!

Rowanberry School is a unique home-based morning Preschool for children ages 3-6. We are inspired by the progressive early childhood programs of Reggio Emilia, Italy, influenced by the rhythms of the natural world, and informed by over two decades of experience learning alongside young children.

We are a thriving and diverse community in our 10th year of operation.


We have a last minute opening for the upcoming school year!

For more information about Rowanberry School, please visit us online at: www.rowanberryschool.com

Director Angela Molloy Murphy, M.Ed. can be reached at: rowanberryschool@mac.com

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

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

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

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

Helen, helenmarie.scalise@gmail.com. 

Seeking Nanny for FT Nannyshare in NE Portland

June 26, 2015

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


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


Primary responsibilities include:

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



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


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

Seeking Nanny-Share in NE Portland

June 24, 2015

I'm looking to share a nanny with another family starting in August. I live near Wilshire Park, between Alberta and Fremont and I have a 9 month old little girl. I'd love to find another family in my area with a child who is in the same age ballpark as mine.

I'm a part-time teacher in Portland Public Schools, so I work MWF one week and TTh the next  in a two-week rotation. I'd be interested in someone who wants to share the nanny on opposite days, someone who wants to share the nanny on the same days, someone who just wants a nanny 1-3 days a week - I'm flexible about how this configuration works! If you're interested in full-time, let's talk about what that might look like as well.

I'd love the other family to be part of the nanny selection process and plan to start that soon, so if this is of interest to you, email me  (Ren) at ren.johns@gmail.com.

Looking forward to meeting you!





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June 23, 2015

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No more spending your valuable time interviewing babysitters.

We take care of that for you.  


We’ve made WONDERFUL childcare a 3 step process.

1. Simply create a profile.

2. Post a job.

3. And often within minutes, receive a confirmation that Wonderful care is on its way.


Learn More About Wondersitter and Our Wonderful Babysitters Here.


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Seeking Family(ies) for Nanny Share in SE Portland

We are hoping to find another family or two to join our nanny share at my home in Portland, near Mt. Tabor Park. My nanny will be caring for my son, who is nine weeks old now, roughly 7:30am-4:30pm, Monday-Friday, starting at the end of August. (She is available to begin at an earlier date, if needed.) My nanny is extremely reliable, responsible, great with kids and extremely affordable. She previously cared for our daughter from the age of 4 months to three years as part of a nanny share with two other families. Children younger than 1 year are preferred. Families needing full or part time care should inquire. Please email me (Jennifer) at dunmirejennifer@hotmail.com. Thanks!

Little Imprints Preschool in North Portland

June 22, 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 littleimprintspdx.com or visit our facebook page at littliemprints.



Pre-K opening in NE Portland

June 17, 2015


Oak & Rose School for Early Childhood Development is currently enrolling in our Pre-K program for the school year of 2015-16. We are an in-home school that focuses on community within staff, parents and children, social and emotional growth and exploration with a strong desire for learning with preschoolers aged 3-5 yrs. We have a strong set of staff with low ratios, a large back yard, engaging Pre-K lessons, and daily trips to Irving Park. Please visit our website for more information and join us for a tour in the coming weeks!



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Infant/Toddler Childcare Opening

June 15, 2015

Marti's Place is a Certified, home-based childcare in the NE Alameda neighborhood serving children from 6 weeks to 3 years.  We love the feel of a big family for our small group.  We are play-based with an emphasis on outdoor play, reading and singing.  Our small ratio per adult gives us lots of time to cuddle with the little ones.

Check out our website: martisplace.org and contact us with other questions or to schedule a visit.

Hope to hear from you soon,


Marti's Place


SE family looking for part-time nanny

We are a inner SE (sunnyside neighborhood) family looking for a part-time nanny for our 3-month old.  We have set schedules and need help Friday and Saturday from 2-9:30p, possibly an extra weekday every now and then.  The pay is $12 a hour, the only housework would be baby related, like washing and making bottles.  Email Rebecca if interested at emrickrebecca@gmail.com

AlderWood Preschool discounted summer spots!

June 10, 2015

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AlderWood Preschool has summer spots available at a discounted rate. We are scheduled to fill up this fall, but still have room for summer! This would be perfect for a soon-to-be kindergartner, or a child awaiting a fall preschool program. We do daily park trips, field trips, group babysitting, and parent socials! Email for more info!