Inner Southeast Family and Nanny Looking for a Nanny Share

July 28, 2014

My husband and I have been lucky enough to find an amazing nanny for our one year old.  She’s been with us for six months.  She is responsible, creative, perceptive and beloved by our baby.  We all think it may be time for our daughter to have more time with other children and we are starting to look for another family in the area that may be interested in sharing our nanny’s time.

We use Anna, our nanny, variable hours because of my husband’s work schedule.  I work 7-6 M, W, Th, and F.  Anna works a portion of those days and times depending on my husband’s schedule.  She plans to have a car so that she can go between houses as needed.  Anna does a great job keeping our girl busy and entertained.  She graduated from the NW Nannies Institute and has child development knowledge that she incorporates in to their play.  They often do projects or creative play and usually make it outside on an adventure, whether it’s a local story time or a walk.  Anna is also teaching our daughter sign language and makes her healthful meals. 

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July 27, 2014

We currently have openings in both the Junior and Senior 2014-2015 classes. Mt. Tabor Preschool meets at 5441 SE Belmont St. in Mt. Tabor Presbyterian Church.

For more information please visit our website or to apply contact the membership coordinator at 503.914.1988 or


In Home Childcare Openings! $100 off!

Sugar Pine is a certified in home childcare that has openings for children six weeks to age five. We highly value a small teacher to child ratio, and believe that children will benefit and succeed with more of a one on one learning experience along with peer interaction. We are a Montessori based childcare and focus on independence and self-guided play.

We believe in maintaining close relationships and open communication with our parents and families. We have a beautiful outdoor area where we do gardening with the children and enjoy the nature around us. We work with the children on early potty training, early literacy and expanding their communication skills.

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Looking to share great nanny in SE

We are looking for a family to share our great nanny with our 2 year old son.

Our nanny share: We have been sharing our nanny for the past year with another family. Their 2 year old and 4 year old are moving on to preschool and kindergarten. So our nanny share has space for two more children from 7:30 - 5:30 on Tues, Wed, Thurs.  Mon and Fri are occasionally available by special arrangement with the nanny.  Ideally one of the children will be 2-4 years old to match the pace of the 2 year old.  Other ages can also work well.  We are open to discussing which families' house will host the nanny share. We live near SE 50th and Stark and have a kid friendly fenced back yard.

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SunGarden Montessori Preschool in West Linn Enrolling Now!


SunGarden Montessori Children's House is a Montessori preschool program that provides a peaceful learning environment for children ages 2 ½ -6. We are enrolling now for the Fall! 

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Looking for a full time Spanish speaking nanny in SW Portland

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

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

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

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

Please contact me at or 503-905-4968 via phone. I would love to hear from you.  


Looking for someone to share our amazing nanny with!

Our amazing nanny has been with us for 5 years raising our twin boys and now our 8 month old boy.  Our older boys are off to kindergartin in September and we looking for a family to share our nanny with.  We live in NE Portland but we work in SE and older kids go to school in SE so we are willing to do a NE or SE nanny share.  Our schedule is 7:45/8-3:30/4 Mon-Thurs and Friday 7:45/8-12:30/1.  We need to find someone with a similar schedule. 

We could go on and on about how lucky we are to have our nanny and all her wonderful attributes but some highligts are she is kind, gentle, patient and nuturing,  she teaches through play, she has a car with car seats and takes the kids on adventures, she cleans and prepares meals and most importantly she loves our kids as if they were her own.  If interested we would alll love to meet you.  Please contact Joy at


Waldorf-inspired Nature-based Preschool in SE, enrolling now for Fall (Nestled In Nature School)

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With a predominantly outdoor-based curriculum, the environment of Nestled In Nature School is designed with great care to inspire creativity, wonder and love of the natural world. With daily song, story, circle and craft, we provide a gentle "nest" for your child to blossom. Our vision is to create a village for families to come and celebrate with one another.  Our teacher is a Waldorf-trained early childhood educator who has been with the Mother Earth School since 2011. Mother Earth School is an outdoor-immersion and traditional-living Waldorf-inspired school at Tryon Community Farm. In many ways, our school is like an east-side home-based/urban homestead version of Mother Earth School.  A sampling of activities include: * watercolor painting * native and medicinal plants * food harvesting and preserving * handwork, traditional skills and crafts * organic and local snacks * daily walk * bread-making (gluten-free and/or ancient grains) * seasonal festivals * family teas and potlucks

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Dynamic, experienced naturalist nanny available Sept. 22nd.

Summer greetings!

My fantastic seasonal gig with a superb family will come to an end this September. I am so sad to leave my spirited, sassy, wildly independent 9 month old. I am looking for 24 - 30 hrs/week with a great infant or toddler with equally great parents. In the perfect world, I would provide care 3 days/week for 8 - 10 hours per day. I am available to start Sept. 22 and work on a sliding scale of $14 - $17/ hour. I live in North Portland and prefer to work in the North and North East neighborhoods. However, if you feel like we are super in line with our care giving styles and may be a superb fit, contact me anyways.

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Need a nanny? Playful,fun,energetic,patient,easy-going,flexible,and creative preschool teacher with an extensive ASL and Spanish vocabulary ready to care for your child (or children).

Hello, my name is Sarah. I am a preschool teacher with four years of experience with 1-3 year olds and two years of experience with 4 and 5 year olds. I also hold a Child Development Associate (CDA) certificate, an MA in Teaching and am licensed to teach preK-8th grade.

I have a two-year-old daughter, and we are excited to spend time with a child (or children) who are between the ages of eighteen months and five years. I envision days at your house, mine, or both playing, reading, singing, jumping, running, dancing, making food, doing experiments, digging in the dirt, painting and drawing. We'd love to be able to go to the park, story time at the library, or even the Children's Museum.

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Discovery Gardens Now Enrolling

Welcome to Discovery Gardens Family Childcare! We are an Eco-healthy certified childcare center, with a loving atmopshere. When you bring your children to Discovery Gardens, you enter into a partnership with us. We have an open door policy and we believe in maintaining a close working relationship with all of our families, in order to provide the level of care for your children that you expect and deserve. By bringing your children to our neighborhood childcare, you are giving them the opportunity to learn and interact with other children in a comfortable, safe environment.

We pride ourselves on providing a loving, safe and enriched learning environment. All of our teacher are fully dedicated and very educated when it comes to working with children. Discovery Gardens does not have a high turn over in staffing or enrollment just one quality indicator that we must be doing something right!

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Infant Toddler Opening Certified Child Care NE Portland (Hollywood District)

July 15, 2014

Licensed and Certified Childcare home has one opening in September for an infant to 18 month toddler.            

One consistent caregiver and our small intimate groups, means extra special attention for your child. (the most important period of social emotional development for your baby is the first three years of life.)

We specialize in infant and toddler development and offer developmentally appropriate as well as age appropriate activities for your child’s optimal learning.  Our program is for infant and toddlers only to age 3.

Daily learning occurs in the context of  a secure relationship with the care provider and within the child’s abilities and interests.  We focus on Early Literacy experiences that are enhanced through continuous exposure of books music, and musical instruments.

Older toddlers have lots of opportunities to experience pre-science and math activities through the course of their play and sensory exploration.  These occur naturally through cooking, gardening, outdoor exploration, exploration of art materials, dramatic play props and many specific games and puzzles.  Math, science, literacy, and social skills are learned through hands on play and discoveries with measuring, counting, sorting, classifying, observing nature, and cause and effect.

We offer natural and organic foods. Breakfast, lunch, and two snacks daily that are nutritionally balanced and exceeds USDA food compliance standards.

My qualifications include a degree in Early Childhood Development, as well as over 25 years experience caring for infants and toddlers

My program is respectful, and attentive to the needs, wants, and desires of children. Self esteem, a personal sense of value, respect, and tolerance, are just a few of the life skills I hope to instill in your child.

If a small and intimate setting filled with love and nurturing sounds like what you are looking for, Please contact me to schedule an interview.

Kristi at:

Portland Baby School has toddler opening at new Beaumont location

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Portland Baby School recently moved to the Beaumont-Wilshire neighborhood, and we now have space for one more baby born between April 2012 and December 2012. 



At Portland Baby School, we offer:

  • Respectful and loving care
  • No teacher turnover
  • Program from infancy to age 3
  • Reggio and RIE-inspired philosophies
  • Organic, vegetarian food
  • Lots of outdoor time
  • Musical environment
  • Caregiver with Masters degree in early childhood education
  • Holistic education--ensures healthy development of cognitive, social-emotional, and physical skills
  • Group limited to 4 children 

Our curriculum is:

  • Play
  • Loving relationships
  • Active co-participation in caregiving routines, such as feeding, diapering, and dressing

4 day schedule, Tuesday through Friday, 8 to 5

For more information visit


Nanny Wanted, SE pdx, 2 kids, 3 days/week

We are looking for a loving nanny for our 2 kids, 2-year-old daughter and 4-month-old son.
Position to start in late early/mid August for 2.5 to 3 days a week. 

Location:  Sellwood (SE Pdx) 

Days:  Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 7:00am - 5:00 pm.  Your own car is ideal but not necessary.

Our daughter is a curious, independent, active outdoor girl who loves going to the park and being outside in general. So far, our son is a happy and mellow little guy.
We don't follow any particular parenting styles but adjust as needed to fit our individual kid's needs. We do cloth diapers, breast milk and try to avoid many processed foods. 

We are essentially just looking for the right fit as I am sure you are as well. We prefer someone with at least a few years experience nannying a toddler/ infant combo or have worked in a daycare setting watching these ages.

If you are interested or know someone who is please contact us at : Melissa Federspiel

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Sugar Pine Childcare Openings!

Sugar Pine is a certified in home childcare that has an opening for our small preschool group. We are looking for two to five year olds to join our class and prepare for kindergarten. We value the small teacher to child ratio, and believe that this small group will benefit children who succeed with a more focused one on one learning experience.  We are a Montessori based childcare and focus on independence and self-guided play.

 We believe in maintaining close relationships and open communication with our parents and families. We have a beautiful outdoor area where we do gardening with the children and enjoy the nature around us.

 We provide all organic, additive-free food, cloth diapers, underwear for potty training and all chemical-free household products.

 Available days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday

Please take a look at our website for more information and email if you would like to set up a tour. 

 Located in the beautiful Glendoveer area.

Environmentally friendly, media free!


Owner and Caregiver:

Sarah Herbelin

(503) 419-8546

Golden Apples - A Family Friendly Preschool Enrolling For Fall!


Golden Apples is a certified preschool located just off Alberta Street in Northeast Portland. We have created this school to provide nurturing education to children ages 2 1/2 to 6 years of age in a hand made, activity driven environment. Our curriculum is designed to meet the diverse needs of children by drawing upon the best aspects of Montessori, Waldorf, and Reggio Emilia. Our space is stewarded by Scott and Shannon with an unprecedentedly low student to teacher ratio, 7 to 2! That means that Golden Apples children receive our best focus and enable us to provide a dedicated education experience.

We welcome families to come and visit our school during hours of operation or by special appointment. We are currently enrolling for a few spaces that will be opening up at the end of August.  We have both part time and full time options and a policy of making school fun for children and convenient for parents.  

For more information, please visit our website at

Also you can like us at

For inquiries and appointments you may call or text Scott at 503-915-9957 or email

We look forward to hearing from you!

Join our Nanny share in SW Portland (Hillsdale)

Seeking a family to join a long-term nannyshare partnership located in our Hillsdale Neighborhood home (SW Portland). We have a seasoned, professional “manny” with seven years full-time childcare experience and early childhood education.  Our little girl is 21 months old and a child close in age (1-3 years old) would be ideal.  Weekday 10-hour shifts, 7:45 a.m-5:45 p.m., with a preference for three or more days per week participation. We have regular park and library outings in almost all weather plus a huge indoor play space. Daily routine includes reading, art, music and restful naps in separate rooms. Contact me at:, or text 503-381-2489.

Roseway Roots Daycare Has An Opening

Roseway Roots is a small in home daycare in northeast Portland.  We serve organic meals, have outside time daily (rain or shine) and watch no tv.  We take weekly trips to the library, garden, experiment with different art mediums, but mostly we play.

We currently have one full time space for a child over two begining in September.  If you are interested check out our website at or email Elizabeth at






Wild Lilac Has One Opening In Our Early Kindergarten (4.5-6 year old) Class For Fall!

July 09, 2014



Please visit our website for more information about our program:

Or email

Or call us:


High-quality, small group care in SW Portland (Multnomah Village/Garden Home/97219)

High-quality child care in a small group setting! Garden Home Daycare is a licensed and state-registered in-home daycare that has been in operation since 2007. If you are looking for excellent child care for your little one you have found the right place. I currently have a FT (Monday through Friday) opening for a child of any age!

We eat organic food, and do not watch tv. We get abundant amounts of time outside, and in the fall we will be starting a light preschool curriculum for those who are ready. We love early art experiences, and love to mess around with clay, markers, watercolors, torn paper, leaves and stones, and whatever other materials we find. We have ample room for the kids to play inside, with a large dedicated play area in addition to the rest of the house. We have a wonderful play structure as well, and both our front and back yards are fully fenced, with a driveway gate to keep everyone safe. We also have an organic garden the kids like to help with. Prior to opening my daycare I worked with Multnomah County Library for many years, and my husband is going on his 15th year with them. We highly value the role of stories in a child's life, and have an excellent collection of hundreds of children's books, which we read from several times each day.

Daycare hours are from 7:00 am until 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Rate is a flat $200.00 per week, with 10 free days per family per year. Our home is cozy, warm and welcoming, and your child will be happy here. If you are interested in learning more, please email me with some information about your child and your scheduling needs, and I will get back to you soon!

Looking for FT Nanny in NE

We are looking for a full time nanny for our 1 year old daughter and 2.5 year old son starting asap. You need to have previous experience with infants and be up to date with all vaccinations, CPR etc.

Although not a hard requirement, we would love to find someone who speaks Mandarin or German.

Please email Shawn at sargon97 @ for more information.


Seeking Toddler Teacher

N.E. Portland ECE Center seeks qualified Infant/Toddler teacher to join our team. The right applicant will have
*At least 1 year of experience in a certified child care program as a Teacher working with children in the age range of 12 - 36 months or have 6 months teaching experience with at least 15 college credit hours in ECE or have at least 20 college credit hours in ECE or have a degree in Education.
*Be certified in infant and child CPR First Aid (or willing to obtain)
*Be registered in the Oregon Criminal History Registry (or willing to enroll)
*Obtained certification in Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect (or willing to obtain)
*Current Food Handlers Card (or willing to obtain)
We are looking to add an individual to our team who is ready to make a commitment for at least 1 year. We seek that special person who loves children and is willing to go above and beyond to foster their growth and development. You must have lots of joyful energy, be nurturing, have the ability to effectively communicate with parents, be reliable and of course be a team player.
We are conveniently located in the beautiful Irvington neighborhood near Lloyd Center.
For consideration in joining our team please send your resume. This is a full time co teaching position.
Compensation starts at $10.50 to $11.25hr and includes Paid Time Off, Vacation time, Sick Pay, discounted child care and a tuition reimbursement incentive.

meadowlark preschool has openings for the fall

hi. meadowlark is a small in-home preschool in northeast portland. and i currently have a few more spots available for this fall. my school has an emphasis on the arts       ( drawing, painting, music, movement and dance. ) we make art and play outside every day!

we're located a block from oregon park and in a beautiful light-filled space. 

the hours are from 9 -1. with the option of aftercare until 3:00 on wednesdays.

feel free to check out our facebook page:  for more information ( and rates. ) 

or call me at 971-322-3271 - i'd love to hear about your child and tell you about meadowlark! IMG_3926 Meadow business card final-2

thanks, alison weaver


Summer Montessori at Casita!

503 289 7570 or

Half or Full days, 3, 4 or 5 days per week.

Ages 2 1/2-6+

Spanish, cooking, natural science, movement and academics, all in a little house with a wonderful, experienced teacher.  We are in North Portland, near U of P.

Summer School begins June 23.  Call now while there is still space!

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Looking to share our great nanny in SE

We are two families who have been sharing a great nanny for the past year and we would like to add a third family to our nanny share.
The Nanny Share:  Each of our families has a two year old son that spends a few days per week with the nanny.  One of the boys will be starting preschool a few days each week this Fall.  Our nanny share has space for another child on Tues, Wed, and Thurs from 7:30am - 5:30pm. This nanny share may involve the children going with the nanny to pickup an older brother from kindergarten at 2:15. The location will be at one of our two houses, depending on the day. We are near SE 50th & Stark, and SE 36th & Division. 
Our Nanny:  has raised her own family and hosts a wealth of patience and creativity. She takes the kids to OMSI, the zoo, the library, Mr. Ben, on walks, and other fun outings. They read, do art, make costumes, cook and dance. She is happy to work on specific “training” skills – sleep, potty, speech, etc. She provides a written log about each day’s activities.  The kids love her and everyone is happy and calm at the end of the day.
For inquiries, please email
We will arrange phone interviews with potential families after July 8, with in-person meetings thereafter to make sure we have a good fit for everyone.

Full time nanny needed in SE

Our family is looking for a confident, smart and fun nanny to work with our 4 month old daughter beginning in August for 40 hrs a week (7:30-4:30) at our home in Mt. Tabor. Please write back with a little bit about yourself including experience, special interests and biographical details. *We're open to potential nanny shares too. Please contact Erica at if interested.


July 07, 2014


BABY OPENING IN NORTH PORTLAND, ST JOHN May 2, 2014 Clarvetta's nanny share has a baby opening for 2, 3 & 4 days of care per week. I care for a small group of 2 or 3 babies from my home. My availability is Mondays 7:30 am to 4:30 pm, T-Th 7:30 am to 5:00 pm. I am closed on Friday *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. Rates are as follow: 2 days a week $545/mth, 3 days a week $800/mth & 4 days a week $950/mth Currently I am offering a special of $25 off the monthly. Email or call/text 503.933.0580 for a visit.


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

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

Feel free to contact me (Nina) by phone at 503-804-4843 or by e-mail at

Experienced Nanny seeking Family

June 28, 2014

Hi, My name is Natalie and I am playful and upbeat.  I love developing caring relationships with babies and children while helping them to learn and grow! I have extensive experience working with infants to middle schoolers. 

 My background includes:

 - Master's Degree in Art Therapy with children

- Former Preschool teacher

- Former Children's Museum Educator

- Lots of Nanny experience

- Education in Child Development

- CPR and First Aid certified

I’m looking for a family that needs consistent help between 28-40 hours a week. 

For the last 4 years I’ve been the nanny of a wonderful little boy entering kindergarten in the fall.  I’m planning on continuing to watch him for a few hours next year (Monday and Tuesday afternoons 3-5:30 & Wednesday and Thursday early mornings before school).  They live in Southeast Portland.  His mom would be happy to nanny-share those times if you needed help then as well.

Thank you so much for your consideration!  I look forward to hearing from you.



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

June 11, 2014

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

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

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

Learn more at:

Contact Liz, Charity or Daniella at or Desiree at


Fun Family looking to share energetic Nannny in NE Home

We have a wonderful nanny who has been working with our 18 month son for the past year. We'd love for our son to have the opportunity to build close relationships with another child, and to save a little money. Our current schedule is:
Tuesday: 8:30-5:30pm
Wednesday: 8:30-2:30pm
Thursday: 8:30-5:30
We were thinking $8-$9 per hour per child. Open to part-time share. Prefer to have it in our home in NE Portland, but open to alternating locations.
Please email me if interested: parker dot ellen at gmail dot com

PT Nanny Needed in NE PDX

Seeking a part-time, long-term nanny for 2 kids (3.5 months and 2.5 years) in our home starting mid-August 2014. Our toddler is big-hearted, potty-trained and loves reading books, making art, exploring outdoors and pretend play. Scheduled days are Tues/Wed/Fri from ~8a-4:30p.

We require: (1) Minimum 5 years child care experience (prefer 10+ years). (2) Proven experience working with newborns/infants. (3) Current CPR/First Aid certifications. (4) Willing to perform light housekeeping (picking up during the day) and meal prep (lunch + snacks). **Bonus: candidates who are bilingual and who can provide transportation. Serious candidates only, please. Must be interested in long-term commitment. Contact Rebecca at Thanks!

Tumbleweeds Playschool has summer camp and fall openings!

Your child can spend the summer playing, learning, and growing with friends at Tumbleweeds Playschool.  Located in the Hawthorne District in SE Portland , we are a small, in-home preschool focusing on nature, peace education, and play.  We are offering several one-week camps this summer for children ages 2-5.  Tumbleweeds also has two openings for the fall.  We'd love to have you join our community!  For more information, please contact Wintry at 503-853-0799 or email

Thank you!

Scuola Italiana Preschool - A Language and Learning Jewel in the Pearl District

June 05, 2014


Portland, OREGON May 30, 2014 – Portland’s premier Italian language preschool is accepting registration for the 2014 – 15 school year. The Reggio Emilia, Italian immersion program is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 am – 12:30 pm.  Children ages 3 to 5 years may enroll from one to five days per week.  The preschool is located at 1542 NW 14th Ave in the Zimmerman Community Center, in the Pearl District.  

Scuola Italiana Preschool is taught using one of the most respected approaches to education worldwide, the Reggio Emilia approach.  This approach fosters children’s intellectual development using the principles of respect, responsibility and community through exploration and discovery in a supportive and enriching environment. The program is led by Lara Carnovali, an experienced, native Italian teacher who came to Scuola Italiana from Milan, Italy.  To create the very best learning environment, Scuola Italiana preschool maintains a 4:1 student teacher ratio and limits class size to no more than 12 students.  This allows the teacher to focus closely on students and maximize learning.  Time is running out to visit the preschool before it closes for the summer on June 12th.  To arrange a visit, meet the teacher, and learn more about this excellent program, please email or call 971-270-0471.




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Our Purpose:

To nurture, protect and help the children entrusted to our care. To encourage exploration and curiosity in a safe, clean and happy environment. To acknowledge, teach and respect the individual as a valuable human being!


Heartwood Preschool with Music Together

We have two spaces for the 2014-2015 school year.  One scholarship available.

At Heartwood Preschool, children learn in a safe, small, nurturing environment where they can develop independence, find out about other people and their cultures, and learn to accept and appreciate the similarities and differences among us. We encourage the children to maintain their natural curiosity and love of learning while participating in a structured play-based environment.

  • Heartwood Preschool has been state certified since 2003
  • We are an Eco-Healthy Child Care facility
  • We are a Certified Wildlife Habitat
  • Community Garden plot 2 blocks away
  • Exposure to Spanish through a partnership with Portland Early Learning Project
  • Great ratio!  2 dedicated, loving teachers with a maximum of 14 children a day
  • A close-knit community of families who maintain friendships long after their Heartwood years!
  • An amazing art specialist
  • We are a Licensed Music Together Preschool!  Tuition includes weekly visits from a Music Together Specialist, CD's and songbooks, as well as Music Together gatherings for the whole family.

Please visit our website for more information about our wonderful program:

Our Facebook page:



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Long-Term Part-Time Nanny (NW Portland)

We are looking for a responsible, talented and creative nanny to watch our 9-year daughter. She is very engaging and enjoys singing, playing music, baking, performing, playing games, and doing arts and crafts. Primary responsibilities include: driving her home from school, cooking a light meal, taking her to activities (soccer/violin) mostly within walking distance, and driving her to her mom's place. We are looking for someone who can commit to a long-term part-time arrangement for Wed and Thu evenings after an initial trial. We may occasionally like help on a date night if you are available. You must have an excellent driving record and a safe vehicle. No smoking or drinking/substance abuse. We live in the Northwest Portland near Forest Park and her mom is in the Southwest near Multnomah Village. Please contact us via phone 971-533-1107.

Seeking N/NE Family for Nanny Share

We are looking for another family to establish a nanny share. We will need care for our baby (born in May) M-Th during the workday, beginning in September. We live in the Mississippi/Williams neighborhood and would prefer a family who lives nearby and who can host the nanny share at their home. We can be flexible on the time (e.g., 8 to 5, 9 to 6, etc.), location and start date, etc.

Interested? Know someone who might be a good match? Contact Kirsten at "kirstencol" at gmail dot com. Thank you!!

Hummingbird Preschool NE Alberta Area Enrolling for Fall

June 02, 2014

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

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

Currently Enrolling for Fall * * 503-750-0500




Childcare Opening in SE Portland

May 30, 2014

My family is sad to leave our childcare provider of nearly a year, but we are pleased to share our positive experience with others!

Carolyn has been the ideal person to watch my daughter. She runs a small in home daycare in SE Portland/Woodstock area. She has just a couple of children at a time, a backyard with swingset and activities, and a basement full of toys for the rainy days. She takes the children on occasional outtings to places like the zoo or park and treats them as if they were her own.

Think of all of the benefits of a nanny - flexbibity and one-on-one care , but it's even better because the messes made during the day stay at her home not mine.

Shes looking to fill a spot 30/hrs a week and has flexible days/hours. Shes open to considering more part-time care as well.

I'm happy to give you a personal referral if you call me... Katie 503-438-0450

Or go ahead and contact Carolyn directly at

Wow and Flutterville Infant and Toddler Playgarden

Wow and Flutterville Infant and Toddler Playgarden has space for a few 2 and 3 year olds to join our state-certified, eco-friendly Lifewise/Waldorf inspired child care and preschool.

We offer a gentle rhythm of yoga, baking, local farm field trips, spanish music time, and lots of outside time to be in community with mother nature. Organic meals and snacks from local farms. A focus on empathy, kindness, mother nature, and play!

Spaces available in our Irvington and Alameda homes.

Ages 3 months-5 years. Year-round, full time and part time slots available.

Swinging pals

New Farm Montessori Open House


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

6234 N. Campbell Ave. 

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

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

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

ArtistaToTs Preschool Open House June 7th, 2014 (10-2)

May 29, 2014


ArtistaToTs offers an art-based preschool program for children ages three to five.

Located in the charmimg historic Hollywood/Rose City neighborhood. ArtistaToTs encourages your child to explore their creativity through painting, drawing, sculpting, and play. This unique learning experience launches young children into a lifelong love and appreciation of art.

Located at 1925 ne 53rd ave. 97213

To learn more, please visit or call Michelle at 503-290-8719.


Seeking Daycare for infant 4 months old (Near NE PDX, Starting late Aug/early Sept))

Does your DAYCARE have an opening for an infant beginning in late August or early September 2014?

We are looking for daycare for our son who was born mid April, and would be approximately 4.5 months old when entering daycare.   

Please contact us to discuss to see if we might be a good fit.  We look forward to hearing from you! 

Location:  Within 5 miles of NE Portland's Hollywood District (preferably in an area between NE Portland and Downtown).  We are open to childcare centers as well as at-home daycare.

Days:  Tuesday & Thursday

Time:  7:30 am to 5:30 pm (flexible with your hours)

Infant Age:  our baby will be about 4.5 months at Start date

Starting Date:  8/26/14 or 9/2/14

Rate:  Up to $760/month

 Contact Info:  Brianne -




Montessori Spanish-English Primary Program ~Open House~

May 26, 2014

Merry Montessori is hosting an open house Saturday, June 21st from 10 to 12pm. Come learn more about Montessori and visit our intimate home-based Primary Program for children ages 2 1/2 to 6. Accepting applications for children mostly toilet independent and ages 2 1/2 to 4 for the 2014-2015 school year.

Learn more about our school at

Openings in SE daycare for 2-3 year olds (Summer only)

Spots available for summer only (June-August) in Montessori inspired, home-based daycare.  Close knit group of sweet toddlers.  Daily art projects, story time, outside play, free play, structured play, and silliness.  Lunches and snacks provided, mostly organic and homemade.  Also regular time exploring music, nature, movement, and conversation.  

I am a 39yo stay-at-home mom with a degree in Social Work, specializing in child welfare.  I approach children as being fully their own people deserving of respect and sincere listening, while understanding that they need lots of reassurance, love, and support as they navigate the often bewildering and frustrating experiences of growing up.  Have passed extensive background checks.  Will have adorable niece (high school student) working as my assistant all summer.  Children are crazy about her.

$70/day, available Mon-Thurs 8am-5pm

 SE 30th and Brooklyn St.

 Mercy Pozgay



Hi Parents,

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

Eastside Family Cooperative has multiple openings for children ages 18 months to 2.5 years. We are specifically looking for children born in 2012, who would start with Co-op this Spring/Summer/Fall and stay on through Summer 2015 and beyond.


Family seeking PT to FT nanny share for infant daughter, inner SE, starting mid-July

We are a professional couple with an infant daughter(under 6m) seeking a compatible family interested in a nanny share.  We are looking for care on Mondays starting in mid-July through the begining of September, at which point we will need care for 32 hours a week, M/T/Th/Fr.  The exact hours are flexible, but we anticipate needing care between 7:30 am - 5:30 pm.  We are willing to host and/or rotate hosting. We have a friendly dog, are raising our daughter vegetarian, and are using cloth diapers. 

If you are interested, please email Erin at "erinjaniece" at  Thanks! 

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