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! 

Awesome Professional Nanny!

May 23, 2014


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Playful, fun, energetic, patient, easy-going, flexible, and creative preschool teacher with lots of Spanish vocabulary ready to care for your kiddo(s)…..



My name is Sarah. I am a preschool teacher with 4 years experience with 1-3 year olds and 2 years experience with 4 & 5 year olds. I also hold a MA in Teaching and am licensed to teach prek-8th grade. I am taking a break from my professional career to have a family and, lucky for you, I am looking to share my knowledge and skills with you and your family.

I have a two year old daughter and we are excited to find a 6 mo-4 year old to play, read, sing, jump, run, dance, make food, do experiments, dig in the dirt, paint, draw, manipulate play dough, sand and/or water and then clean it all up with, either at your house, ours or both. We’d love to be able to walk to the park, go to story time at the library, go to the Children’s Museum (I have membership with a guest pass!), or go dance to Mr. Ben. I have a strong literacy development background as well as a passion for teaching little ones how to negotiate their needs on their own (language development). I also love seeing children become independent masters of their environment which is fostered by Montessori pedagogy, a huge interest of mine and something I have studied a lot of theory on. We are looking for a family in North, Northeast or Northwest who needs care about 15-30 hours a week.

If this sounds like something that meets your needs please contact me at and I look forward to hearing from you.

Sugar Pine Childcare Opening

Sugar Pine In Home Childcare Opening

Available days are Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday for children 6 weeks through three years.

We are play based in home childcare with small ratios. We are eco-friendly, provide all organic additive-free meals and provide cloth diapers throughout the day.

Located in the beautiful Glendoveer area. Please call or email to set up a tour or check out our website for more information:

 Owner and Caregiver:

Sarah Herbelin

14053 Ne Brazee St.

Portland, Or 97230



Wow and Flutterville Infant and Toddler Playgarden and Playopolis has openings

State-Certified, Eco-Friendly and Waldorf-Inspired, Wow and Flutterville Infant and Toddler Playgarden has rare openings for a few 2 year olds, full or part time. We offer year-round, full day care in a sweet cottage that honors the practices of attachment parenting.

Experienced and loving teachers. Daily outside play. Gardening. Baking. Yoga.  Art. Music and French are part of our days. Most important is our love of laughter and the value we place on the children's work..PLAY! We serve organic snacks and meals and visit a local organic farm weekly where we learn about animals, permaculture and caring for Mother Earth.

Wow and Fluterville is also opening our preschool, Wow and Flutterville Playopolis in the Mississippi District in June and we have a few spots left for sweet ones ages 3-5. Our gentle program is also full day and year-round and is a cottage for play and fostering curiousity in our children.

Visit our website at to learn more or contact Miss Deanna and for a chat and a tour.

Seeking family to join our nanny share

We have a fantastic nanny who takes care of our 11 month old son and a 14 month old girl at our home in Happy Valley. We are looking for a third family to join our nanny share, ideally full time but can be done on a part time basis if needed.

About the nanny:  She has experience taking care of infants and toddlers. Our children love her! She is incredibly caring and patient as well as engaging, creative and energetic. She is very reliable and her work ethic is excellent. She is CPR and first aid certified and a fluent Spanish speaker.

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Need summer care for your Preschooler or Kindergartener?! LOW Rates!

Step by Step is offering DISCOUNTED summer spots! We are a progressive, learn-through-play program that is geared toward building independence and social skills, as well as academic skills. Check out our website and call or email for more details. 

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Waldorf Inspired Daycare and Preschool Openings

May 14, 2014

Wow and Flutterville Infant and Toddler Playgarden and Wow and Flutterville, Playopolis have rare spaces available in our State-certified, eco-friendly homes for children 2-5 year olds. We offer a full day program, year-round, that honors the practices of attachment parenting, reverence for Mother Nature, and your child's right to learn through their work of play.

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ChildRoots Alberta Annex is Currently Enrolling

May 12, 2014



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ChildRoots Alberta Annex

Openings for children born between June 2010-June 2011!

Located at 5133 NE 19th Avenue

We ask you to contact us for additional information, questions and tour dates by email at

Tours are being held by appointment


A little about ChildRoots…

ChildRoots is an Art–and–Science–based learning community dedicated to providing superior child care. We see each child as an authentic, powerful individual.

For more information please feel free to visit our website:

Hummingbird Preschool NE Alberta Area Enrolling for Fall

Hummingbird School

Alberta Arts Preschool Program

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.

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Dynamic, experienced naturalist nanny seeking a stellar family to work with.


I am a childcare wizard with over 10 years of experience looking for a part time to full time gig with
a great family. I have the most experience with little ones 5 months to 3 years of age. I have a background in teaching (pre-K - 12th grade), from language classes to special education to outdoor education. My experience in pre-K included Waldorf and Montessori modalities. I have been certified in CPR and First Aid and plan to become recertified asap. I am Trustline Certified (includes a background check). I recently relocated from the Bay Area and have many solid references with families I became very close to. I live in North Portland and would prefer to work in the neighborhoods surrounding, although for the right fit I'd be willing to travel to farther away neighborhoods.

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Openings at New Farm Montessori


New Farm Montessori is accepting applications for enrollment in the 2014-2015 term.

New Farm Montessori serves a mixed-age group of children age 2.5-6 years in the Arbor Lodge neighborhood of North Portland. We offer an authentic Montessori program in a safe, nurturing, peaceful home environment. 

The following enrollment options are available beginning *September 1, 2014:

Morning Montessori (Monday-Thursday, 8:30 - 12:30)

Extended Day Montessori (Monday-Thursday, 8:30 - 3:00) 

*Contact us regarding availability of summer enrollment beginning in July.


Please visit us online at for more information and to download an application, or contact us at or (503) 358-1932.

Two families of professionals looking for nanny

May 07, 2014

Two families of professionals are looking for a nanny to work with two baby boys. The babies are 10 and 11 months old and are both healthy and active. Are you available 7:30 am-5:30 pm Monday - Thursday and willing to come to SE and N Portland? Are you creative? Do you encourage independent thought? Do you spend time outdoors? Are you willing to engage in Portland activities? Are you willing to do light housework and agree to work as an independent contractor? If so, we would like to meet with you and see if you are a good fit for our families.

Please contact us at




BABY OPENING IN NORTH PORTLAND, ST JOHN May 2, 2014 Childcare 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 *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.

Summer Nanny Available Part/Full-Time

May 02, 2014

Hello, my name is Rachael and I have been working with children for 15+ years, 9+ as a professional nanny.  I enjoy playing games, singing songs, arts and crafts, playing at the park, story times at the library, exploring the zoo, OMSI, Children's Museum, etc.  I have experience with children age infant-12 years old, multiple kids, mentally challenged and autistic children. CPR and First Aid certified with infant, child and adult.
I am currently looking for a summer position, open to either part or full-time.  I am available June 16th - September 19th.   Also, I am always open to occasional babysitting.  I am flexible with my rate and scheduling.  Please let me know if you are close to public transportation. I have a valid drivers license and am comfortable transporting children, but I am currently without my own vehicle.  I would love to share with you my resume and references after we have chatted a bit.  I look forward to chatting with you and setting up an interview at your soonest convenience.  or  (530)220-5033

Summer care for your 7-10 year old daughter! SW/97219/Garden Home

Are you searching for summer child care for your 7-10 year old daughter? I am a state-registered and licensed provider and over the years I've cared for all ages and stages. At this point in time I am looking to add some girls my daughter can play with. She's 8, almost 9, so I think 7-10 years would be a great age range for her.

We have a ton of things to do, and we are 99% screen-free. We have fully fenced front and back yards with room to run and play, build forts, have picnics, play games, and there's a nice play structure too for swinging and hiding out in. We are active, adventurous and curious! We are an outside-in-all-weather family. We do not fear mud or dirt. As a mother I have really tried to let my daughter explore, experiment, and develop her imagination. I try to support her in satisfying her curiosity about life, things and the world we live in. So our overall philosophy is pretty relaxed. We like lots of paint and glue and pretending to be wizards and building secret hideouts. We like messing around in the kitchen to see what crazy new cookie we can invent. We like gardening, reading, making little dolls, and writing weird and funny stories. She seems to have an engineering bent, so we've been doing a lot of building with Legos recently too. I am raising her to be a strong, confident, capable girl, and I do a lot of teaching of basic skills, as well as affirming that what's inside is more important than what is on the outside.

We have a few great girls that already come for after-schol care, but most are gone for school breaks and my daughter would love to have some playmates for those times. My rate is $5.00 per hour for up to 6 hours, after that it's a flat $30.00 per day. This covers all meals and snacks, as well as the huge amount of arts and crafts supplies and other creative materials we tend to go through. If you're looking for child care and this sounds good to you, please email me at and I will get back to you soon!

Discounted Summer Spots!

April 30, 2014


Step by Step is offering discounted summer spots to children starting kindergarten in Fall, please call or e-mail for more details! 



Seeking nanny share - SE Portland

Hi there, We are looking for both a nanny and a family to create a nanny share. We would like to get this set up as soon as possible, as our current nanny just gave us her notice. We currently need care Monday through Thursday from 8 to 4:30, but can be somewhat flexible if necessary. Our 10 month old boy, Arlo, is super active and happy. He likes to be outside and is just learning how to walk. We would love a nanny that is interested in taking the kids to local activities, outdoor adventures and the like. Experience working with infants and a positive and nurturing communication style are also desired. We live in SE near 26th and Division, there are a lot of parks and fun places to hang out in the neighborhood. Please let me know if you are an interested family or nanny. You can reach me by email at Cheers! Jami


We are a family in SE Portland with twin toddlers, looking for someone to provide childcare for June-August and to help us get the kids ready for school in the fall (read: potty training!). We need someone who can work 6-8 hours per day, M-F. Both children (a boy and a girl) are energetic and like art, music, reading, and games. Primary duties would include finishing breakfast (depending on when your day starts); engaging them during the morning by doing art projects, reading, playing, and taking them in their stroller to a park; feeding them lunch and snacks; and then more playing and/or trying for a nap in the afternoon. Light cleaning up of meals that you serve and activities that you do with them—all child related. Both children have been in a Montessori toddler program and thrived, and so some Montessori knowledge would be great to help frame your approach and a daily rhythm. We are looking for someone who is CPR-certified and would prefer a non-smoker. We have one indoor cat that mostly stays in the master bedroom.

We pay competitively. A car is not required—you will probably spend most of your day in our neighborhood. Please email with your questions or, if interested, experience and references to Wendy at:

Unique community for infants & toddlers!

April 29, 2014

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Join our unique program!
We currently have openings for Infants, Wobblers & Toddlers!
Infants enter a small cohort integrating the RIE/Gerber philosophy
Wobblers and toddlers have cohorts integrating the Reggio Emilia philosophy
Experienced, qualified teachers
Small teacher: child ratios (1:3)
Organic, vegan & gluten free snacks & meals provided
Facebook page for parents!
2 blocks from the 12th St MAX station
On the 47 bus line
For more info, please view our blog page:, email or call 503-914-6555

Thanks & good luck in your search!

Wild Lilac is now enrolling infants through early kindergarteners for fall 2014

Wild Lilac Child Development Community is now enrolling!

Wild Lilac offers Reggio and waldor-inspired, child-centered and developmentally appropriate early care and education to young children from six weeks to six years of age as well as a range of support services for families. We are open 7:30am-5:30pm Monday through Friday.


Contact Information

If you are interested in learning more about us please visit our website: or give us a call: 503-236-3240 or email:

3829 SE 74th Ave

Portland, OR 97206

Family Looking for a Family to Nanny Share (Sellwood/Westmoreland)

Our first son was born in early February and I will be going back to work full time at the end of May.  We are looking for a family to share a nanny starting the beginning of June. My husband and I both work downtown, so ideally we would like to share with someone located in Southeast, near Sellwood/West Moreland or somewhere between there and downtown. We will need childcare for 4 to 5 days a week; preferably Tuesday through Friday from 8am -- 5:30pm, but we can be flexible on the days. We are a loving family looking to get a friend for our boy within the same age range so that they can grow, develop, and play together. We are willing to share in the hosting of the nanny and kids at our place.

If you already have a nanny and are looking for another family to share, that would be great -- or if you are just like us, wanting another family to share a nanny and don't have a nanny, then let's team up and find one together. 

Thanks for reading my post and please let me know if you are interested.

Now Hiring: FT Preschool Teacher & PT Closing Assistant

April 23, 2014

Are you creative, warm and responsible? Do you enjoy busy days of play, projects, song and art? We are seeking a full time teacher to join our small community. As Certified Family Childcares we serve 16 children daily ages 2-5 in our Reggio-inspired home settinsg. We are seeking the right candidate to join our team, in a support role to begin with, with opportunities for growth for the right individual. Candidates will demonstrate a high level of professionalism, a passion for early childhood, positive communication skills, and a desire to be part of a small dedicated team for the long term.

Job Title: Fulltime Preschool Teacher

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Woodhaven School, A Waldorf-Inspired Preschool in SW Portland

Screen shot 2014-04-23 at 11.09.55 AMWoodhaven’s Waldorf-inspired and nature-based preschool program is dedicated to fostering a lifelong love of learning in our children. The school strives to nurture the whole child. Children learn through active exploration and interaction with adults, peers and the natural environment. The curriculum emphasizes child choice rather than highly structured, teacher- directed lessons and is inspired by the elements of Waldorf education. Our program emphasizes oral story telling, natural toys, outdoor learning, organic food, and a soothing environment. A good portion of our daily school routine is spent learning and exploring nature’s wonders in our outdoor classroom. Located in in SW Portland’s Garden Home neighborhood, Woodhaven is a secular and independent school. Also, Woodhaven is a media-free school, where children are encouraged to exercise their own imaginations and creativity through art, music, dramatic play and hands-on exploration of simple toys and natural objects. As a cooperative, Woodhaven emphasizes family involvement. The preschool is operated by professional teachers and parents who choose to actively participate in their children’s education. At Woodhaven, the parents and teachers work together to instill a sense of wonder and genuine enthusiasm for learning in our children.

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Infant Child Care - As It Should Be!

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Four Portland Location


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!

Laurie's House Infant Care

April 18, 2014

This is a place to slow down – to enjoy being a baby and to enjoy being a parent.

 Currently enrolling babies for a cohort to begin in September of 2014.

  • Gentle and respectful caregiving
  • Continuity of care and a low ratio
  • RIE inspired philosophy – authentic infant, competent child
  • Vegetarian organic food and garden, eco-friendly
  • Educated and experienced caregiver
  • Small group stays together for three years
  • Close in SE Portland
  • Tuesday – Friday, 8:30 – 5:30
  For information:

Seeking a Nanny Share or In Home Provider 3 Days a Week-- Inner N/NE Portland

April 16, 2014


We are expecting our baby early May and looking for a part-time, experienced nanny share or in home provider. We need someone starting July/August as I’m slowly transitioning back to work Tues, Wed, and Thurs (hours approximately 8:30am-4:30pm). We live in N. Portland (St. John’s) so ideally would love to find something in N/NE Portland. 

I would greatly appreciate any ideas or referrals!


If interested please contact:

Dynamic, experienced naturalist nanny seeking a stellar family to work with.


I am a childcare wizard with over 10 years of experience looking for a part time to full time gig with a great family. I have the most experience with little ones 5 months to 3 years of age. I have a background in teaching (pre-K - 12th grade), from language classes to special education to outdoor education. My experience in pre-K included Waldorf and Montessori modalities. I have been certified in CPR and First Aid and plan to become recertified asap. I am Trustline Certified (includes a background check). I recently relocated from the Bay Area and have many solid references with families I became very close to. I live in North Portland and would prefer to work in the neighborhoods surrounding, although for the right fit I'd be willing to travel to farther away neighborhoods.

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Fun-loving, Reliable, and Nurturing Nanny / Artist

Hi! My name is Shannon and I am a babysitter and nanny here in Portland. I have been babysitting for the past ten years and a nanny for the past five years, working with ages newborn through 8 years old, with extensive experience with infants and toddlers. I currently work full time as part of a nanny share for two families that each have two children, ranging in ages from 15 months through 5 years old. I have been with one family for a year and a half since their littlest was 10 weeks old! Schedules are changing for both families, as our my needs, so we are sadly going to be ending the share at the end of April. ----- I would like to be able to spend more time on my art and photography businesses and therefore I am hoping to find a new position 3 full days/week (8-10 hour days) and am flexible on which days those are. I am open to working more than 3 days per week on occasion and date nights as well. I am also open to another nanny share situation. 

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Part Time Summer Nanny Share Available - NE

April 12, 2014

Our family has a fun-loving and spirited 6 year old.  We have an awesome nanny who is loving, creative and fun.  She brings her 6 year old to work.  We would like to find one other child 5-7 years old to share the costs and fun.  Our vision for the summer is outdoor adventures, swimming lessons, parks and the like, all done with a little pack of friends.

Days/hours:  7:30-5:30 Monday, Thursday, and Fridays.  We are happy to discuss if these hours aren't exactly what you need.

Dates:  June 12-Aug 1 is what we are talking about (planning on vacation and camps in August).  If you need care in August, we can certainly discuss and we may choose to join in depending on the dates etc.

 Location:  We live in inner NE.  We are happy to host the nanny share or alternate between your house (inner NE or SE ) and ours.

Transportation:  Our nanny has a car and also use of our car for adventures.

 This is still very much in the planning stages and I'd love to work with another family who has a similar vision for their kid's summer to make it great for everyone.  Please email with your questions,

Creative, fun and responsible nanny available!

April 09, 2014

I am a nanny and babysitter with over 10 years of experience. I've worked with some wonderful families and I'm hoping to find a great fit here in Portland! I pride myself on creating a positive, nurturing and active environment for the children in my care. I love to plan outdoor activities, day trips, crafts and cooking projects. I believe everyday should incorporate laughter and new experiences. I am also a professional opera singer and try to weave music into our day! I've worked with children from 12 months to teenagers and can provide excellent references. I do not own a car and would prefer to work in Northeast Portland or a neighborhood accessible by public transportation. I'd love to speak with your further and see if we might be a good match.


Willow Tree Preschool enrolling for 2014-2015

April 07, 2014

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The Willow Tree Preschool is 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. Play is at the core of everything we do, it is through playful exploration that real learning happens, creative thinking evolves, problem solving develops, and true connection and meaning is made.

At the Willow Tree children’s natural sense of awe and wonder about the world is nurtured through movement, song, and story, supporting the children’s social, emotional, physical, creative and intellectual development. 

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

Check out our website and Facebook. We would love to meet you and your child, contact us at

ISO 15-30 Month Old to Share Our Nanny

April 04, 2014

We are looking for another family to partner with us for a nanny share. We have a highly qualified, kind, energetic, and delightful caregiver who spends her days with our 20 month old daughter, Esther. Our family is looking for a partnership in NE Portland with a child between the ages of 15 months and 2 ½ years old. We are happy to host, or we can alternate between your home and ours (we live one block north of Wilshire Park in NE PDX). We do not need childcare on Tuesdays but the nanny would be available for the single child rate should you need her on Tuesdays. We would prefer a full time partnership but are very open to part-time participation as well. The goal is to find a compatible fit and a playmate for our daughter.

The caregiver, Meredith, has been a light in Esther’s life. They spend the day dancing, going to activities in the neighborhood, doing art projects, taking walks, playing at the park, and reading stories. We don’t allow TV but have lots of books, music, and art supplies. We are working on a garden in the yard which will offer even more daytime activities for the little ones.

We have a Border Collie/Aussie mix named Gypsy who mostly lounges around during the day. She’s mostly disinterested in children but gentle and accommodating when they take an interest in her.

We have a trampoline in our fenced in backyard (it came with the house). If you are uncomfortable with that we can make it off limits during the day.

One block north of Wilshire Park in NE PDX.

Want to learn more? Email Sara at

CPR Certified Nanny Available

April 03, 2014

My name is Anna, I am looking to be a nanny for a caring family. I am CPR and First Aid Certified, I also have a great driving record and Proof of Insurance. I have a reliable 2006 Pontiac car with child seat features to keep your children safe. 

I have 7 years of previous experience working in childcare as a nanny, I also have 2 years of experience in a Foster Care Home as a Child Care Counselor. I have previously been a nanny for children of all ages. (Infants to teenagers) I have also spent some time overseas as a live in Au Pair in New Zealand. I volunteered at my church nursery for over two years and I am also very flexible with my hours.
Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have. You can reach me at or (503) 957-9361
Thanks for reading!

Summer nanny for two young school-age kids in inner NE PDX

April 02, 2014

We are seeking a nanny for 4-5 days/week (full-time) care at our home this summer.

Our daughter is 4 1/2 and will be home starting the week of June 16.  Our son is 7 1/2 and will be home starting the week of July 21.  They are fun loving kids who love to get out and about.  We are looking for someone who would be available for the whole summer and would be able to take them on little adventures, sometimes dropping one of them at summer camp in the mornings and picking them up in the afternoons.  We are pretty flexible on hours, but need someone who can transport the kids.  We're located close to PCC's Cascade campus.

Please contact us by email: clhurtt [at]  Thanks!

Golden Apples - A Family Friendly Preschool Enrolling Now!


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 volition based 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 immediate vacancies for Monday through Friday and making plans for future enrollment for children interested in joining us in the coming school year. 

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!



Nanny share opportunity--MWF

We have a wonderful nanny for our 7 month 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 10 month old daughter who has now moved on to preschool and now for our 7 month old. For years now, we’ve shared with 1 to 2 other families but the kids have moved on to preschool so it’s time for us to find a new family to join us.

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: We've been doing $8 per hour per child.   At some point, we’d look for a third child to add and that would change the rate to $6/hour per child.

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! amandamortlock [@]

Fun and Nurturing Nanny Available!

April 01, 2014


I am Nicole, I am 25, a graduate from the Evergreen State College with a focus on education. I have been babysitting and nannying for 10+ years and have great references available. I am a former pre-school teacher and have worked in schools tutoring, assisting in classrooms and starting after school clubs. 

With kids, I love making art (I have learned so many projects from working in art classrooms!), exploring outside, going on field trips, making music, talking about feelings, cooking, identifying plants, playing sports, building things, taking them apart, reading!, writing, making flower crowns and fairy tea parties etc. I don't just put kids in front of the TV. Imagination is so important. 

I am moving to Portland from Olympia so my schedule is currently completely flexible! I am open to full time jobs, part time and occasional date nights.

Looking forward to hearing from you!


Wonderful Nanny/Teacher For Hire

I am a nanny and I love working with children of all ages.  I am also a personal chef and I love to cook if there is time.  I am currently looking for part time or full time nanny work.  I currently work 2 days a week as a nanny for a family that has 3 boys.  I have been with this family for nearly 4 years.  The youngest will be in school in the fall and they will no longer need a nanny.  They are willing to part with me if I find a family that needs me sooner. I am also a substitute special education teacher for Northwest Regional ESD.  I have been through an extensive background check to work as a teacher.  I have a lot of experience working with children who have special needs and twins, multiples as a teacher.  I have great references.

I am kind, caring, loving, positive, professional, creative and knowledgeable. I have over 20 years of nanny and childcare experience.  I have a teaching lisence as an early intervention specialist. This is a teacher that works with children age 8 and under who have special needs.  I am a Northwest Nannies Institute graduate.  I am also a certified personal chef and have a certificate in that.  I enjoy doing fun, educational projects with children like reading, music, science, cooking projects, sports, outdoor play and dramatic play. 

I am looking for a nanny job that is part time or up to 4 days a week.  I currently earn $16 an hour and am looking to stay within a salray range of $15-$18 an hour. Please don't contact me if you want to pay less than this.  I have bills to pay.  Thanks. I would like to be able to still subsittute teach at least one day a week to stay active in that.  I have a teaching lisence, but to be honest, I LOVE working as a nanny much more than I do as a teacher.  I like the smaller adult to child ratio that I have when I am a nanny.  I LOVE being a nanny!  I am wonderful with children of all age.  I really love babies as well.  I am looking for a job that I would be able to get to on the bus or MAX.  My car recently broke down and I am saving to buy a new one.  The sooner I can get a car, the better.  I am also open to doing a nanny share with the right families.  If you are interested in me, write to me and tell me about yourself, your children, your family and your needs.  You can reach me at  Thanks so much.

Infant and Toddler Montessori Preschool Enrolling Now in Southwest Portland

March 28, 2014

The Portland Montessori Collaborative is a Montessori pre-school in Portland, Oregon offering full and part day care for infants three months through Kindergarten. We are a year round school offering four and five day schedules for full and part day care. We boast wholesome meals cooked on site, trained and experienced staff, and a commitment to environmental sustainability, and outdoor curriculum. Our school is a wonderful nurturing place to learn and grow.

We are enrolling now to our infant program, and accepting applications to our toddler community and preschool. Find us online at or call Hilary to schedule a tour today 503-972-7100 and like us on Facebook:

Did we mention our music curriculum? Come play with us!

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Our South Tabor home sits in a lovely residential neighborhood. This intimate classroom space inhabits our entire main floor of the house with hardwood floors, lots of plants, beautiful materials and parent-made shelves/tables/chairs.  The children have continual access to our outdoor organic gardens as well as a room designated for movement, yoga, music and laughter. We’ve designed the space to be completely child-centered, warm, inviting, and stimulating.  Our environment fosters independence, concentration, community building, respect for all life while always encourageing the individual child's interest and curiosity.

Sun Fern Montessori’s mission is to provide a safe, nurturing, fun and carefully-prepared environment founded upon the principles of AMI Montessori education that attends to the total development of the child's social, emotional, intellectural, physcial, and spiritual growth.

Call or email me with any questions!

Tara Cunningham  (503)-775-1011

Clover Montessori of NE Portland

We are currently enrolling for the 2014-15 school year.
Our small in-home classroom will have two openings for ages 2.5 to 4.5.  
Please check out our website at and call to schedule a tour to learn more about our great community!

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
  • 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:

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March 26, 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 *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.

Come play with us! The Love and Giggles Playhouse is enrolling age 1-5. Full time childcare w/ preschool curriculum.

March 23, 2014

The Love and Giggles Playhouse is enrolling age 1-5 ( full time care). I am located in SE- Portland (close to 52nd & Woodstock). I am state licensed, have been in business for over seven years, great references, and a spotless record. Hours are Mon - Fri 6:30am - 5:30pm. I offer childcare with a structured preschool curriculum. I keep my group small ( six or less) so each child gets all the love and attention they need. I offer reasonable rates, and the highest quality care. Age 2-5 is 150.00 per week. Age 1-2 is 200.00 per week. This includes all meals & snacks, arts & crafts supplies, and lots of TLC! The food I serve is well balanced, and home made. I serve fresh fruits and veggies with each meal ( no processed food here). 

Our motto is to have fun every day! We paint, sing and dance, play outside as much as possible, practice beginning writing - beginning math - fun science projects, practice sharing and being a good friend, manners, lots of arts and crafts projects, pretend we are animals, have story time, kids yoga, and more!

Please call Sheila to set up a tour 503 771-2575 ( please leave a message) or text me 503 341-6703. Please feel free to email me with any questions  Thank you. 100_2205