Southeast Toddler Montessori Has Two Openings for Fall

September 07, 2014


  ToddlersFoodWork   Merry Montessori is a five year-old home-based school situated in the South Tabor neighborhood of Southeast Portland. We offer infant (3 mos-walking), toddler (walking to toilet independent), and primary (2.5-6yrs) educational programs using the Montessori method and curriculums. We offer eco-conscious childcare with non-toxic and low-impact practices, emphasizing whole, organic foods, and offering a holistic, community-oriented approach to child care and preschool.

Right now, we have two openings for toddlers for three full days, four or five have days, or four or five full day programs.

Go to our website for more information at

Reggio Emilia Preschool in Bethany


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Step by Step Childcare NE Portland

Step by Step Childcare, located in the beautiful Alameda neighborhood of NE Portland, has spots available for children ages 3 months-3 years. Check out our website for more information


Hummingbird Preschool Looking for Third Teacher

In-home certified morning (Monday thru Friday 9am-1pm) preschool in inner NE Portland looking to expand and add third amazing teacher (1 to 6 adult/child ratio).  Must truly love working with children ages 2-5 and be willing to make at least a year commitment.  Our school has a gentle, loving, respectful approach with a focus on free play and authentic (not teacher led or created) opportunities for peer collaboration/interaction/socialization.  We combine many philosophies such as: The Collaborative Problem Solving Approach, RIE, Unconditional Parenting, and Mindful Parenting.  Candidates must pass a Criminal Records Check and have or be willing to obtain CPR/First Aid and a Food Handler's Card.  Teachers must also complete a minimum of fifteen hours of training annually.  Classroom experience preferred, Step 3 or higher on Oregon Registry a plus.  The right candidate would be able to start as a substitute/trial basis to make sure we are the right match for each other.  For more information about our school please visit  If interested please e-mail us at  In addition to sending a resume and references please tell us about yourself and why you would want to work at our school.

Seeking PT Nanny/Nanny Share in Inner NE

We are looking for a fabulous part-time nanny or nanny share for our sweet 21-month old little boy. He will be attending day care 2 days a week (Tues & Fri), so we are looking for someone either:

2 (full -Wed/Thrs) or 3 (part - Mon, Wed, Thrs) days a week. A full day schedule would be approximately 8 am to 6 pm and a part day schedule would be approximately 8 am to 3:30 pm.  We live in inner NE very close to the New Seasons on N. Williams. 

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Marigold Preschool/NE Portland

Marigold Preschool is a part-time, in-home program located in NE Portland (Roseway/Cully/Sumner neighborhood).  Mon/Tues/Wed, 9am-1pm, ages 2-4 years old.

Marigold is a safe, creative, loving space where children are encouraged to explore, gain independence, and develop friendships. We offer a play-based curriculum that is inspired by Waldorf and Reggio philosophies and includes Spanish and English dual immersion. We believe in holistic and hands-on education as well as continuously honoring each child's uniqueness. Days are filled with art, baking, handwork, music, gardening, backyard chicken feeding, and lots of indoor and outdoor play.

For more information about our program please contact Krista at or visit  


Inner NoPo Peninsula Park - Seeking another family to share our wonderful Nanny - Bilingual Spanish

We are Heather & Topher (Parents), Stella (5), Maddilyn (Maddi 11.5 mos) & Inigo (the dog).

We are looking for another family who would like to share our wonderful Nanny, whom we absolutely adore, Maria.  Maddi loves her so much, she cries when she leaves (sometimes) !  It would mostly be Maddi & potentially at times our 5yo Stella (rarely – in the afternoons after school if ever).  Maddi really is a sweetheart of a baby, very easy going & even tempered. 

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Looking for PT child care M- Weds. 5-8pm

Looking for PT help in early evenings M-Weds. from approximately 5-8pm to help during the dinner and bed time hours with 2 year old boy, newborn girl and possibly dinner and bed times while both my husband and I are home.  We live in SW Portland near Washington Square Mall.  Pay depending on experience.  Please call, text or email if you are interested or know someone who might be: Julia Williams, (503) 970-2127,

Starting October: looking for child care or nanny share for 1yo daughter in milwaukie

Looking for child care for our 1yo daughter in milwaukie. Only able to pay $10an hour for private nanny. Possibly interested in nanny share, our house is setup great to do a nanny share, separate rooms for sleeping, lots of toys and things to do. Days: mon, tues, thurs from 7-5 Please contact Jordan at 503-754-4174 or

We Still Has Couple Fall Openings - Reggio Emilia Approches, Chinese Immersion Bilingual Preschool - Downtown Beaverton

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We are now enrolling for the Fall 2014-2015 at our two-day morning preschool and after school Chinese lessons program.  Rising Star Chinese School, just inside the Beaverton First United Methodist Church "The Church By the Park" on 4th street.  Our schedules are T & TH 8:00 -available for the new school year, we encourage you to visit us our website today to schedule a tour and more info on our open house events!

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Waldorf/Lifeways Inspired Care for Your LIttle One

Heidi's House ~ trusted childcare

Two spaces available in September • Infant to 2 1/2 years

Inner SE Portland • Eastmoreland neighborhood

(full or part-time schedules, M-F, 8am-5:30pm)

 Come join our happy little group! Heidi's House provides dependable, warm, and tender care for infants and toddlers in a Waldorf/Lifeways-inspired home environment.

 I provide ALL

meals and snacks (organic/biodynamic/seasonal) and diapers (eco-friendly)

highly individualized care

 Daily we engage in ~

    ~ "explores" of our lovely Eastmoreland neighborhood.

    ~  cooking together (age depending)

    ~  art opportunities.

 And, of course, stories, poems, songs, and lots of imaginative play! 

A little miracle everyday. 

503.774.8998 or                  Happy parent references available.

Fall Openings at Rising Song Preschool

Rising Song is a small Waldorf inspired preschool in NE Portland. We offer a loving, creative environment for children ages 3-5 with the low  teacher/child ratio of 1:6.

DSCN5108We have one last spot available for fall: a three day spot  (Tues full day, Thursday 1/2 day, and Friday 1/2 day). To maintain gender balance, we are looking for two or three girls. Our tuition is sliding scale based on income. Please see our website for more Or contact us at to arrange a tour.

In our classroom children participate in baking, gardening, painting and handwork. Songs, stories and puppet shows provide rich material for the imagination and teach about the natural world.

phone:  503-954-3235 


Looking for a Nanny Share or Nanny for the 2014/15 School Year

September 03, 2014

We are looking for a nanny/nanny share opportunity for our 1 ½ year old 3 or 4 days a week starting sometime within the next month. I am a substitute teacher, so we are only in need of care for the school year. We are flexible on which days, except my in-laws will be watching him on Fridays, so we won’t need that day covered. We live in NE Portland and are open to you and any other kids you watch, coming here, or we can drop off somewhere within the NE/SE area. The hours we need covered will be from around 7-3 or 3:30. We also have a 4 ½ year old, but he will be starting pre-k and so we won’t need care for him. However, there could possibly be babysitting opportunities with both kids if that is something you’d be interested in.

We are looking for someone who has experience nannying, who is patient, kind, and energetic. It would be nice to find another family with a child that is similar in age, so Ben could have a play-mate. If you are a family looking for a nanny share or if you are a nanny that thinks this might be a good fit or looking to add another kid to the mix, we’d love to hear from you!

Please email or call if you’d like to talk further!


Kristina Blanton


M-F Nanny with T-Th share available

August 20, 2014

I am a nanny whose current full time family will be moving away in late August. I will miss them but am also looking forward to building a relationship with a new family.  I currently work for them M-Th and we do a share on T-Th with a delightfully verbal 2.5 yr old girl who I've been caring for since she was 6 mo old. I would like to maintain that relationship if possible. We're located in the Irvington area but open to NE and close in SE,  NW and SW on/near a bus or max line.I'm looking for a family who ideally needs care Mon-Thur and is open to a share on T-Th for a total of around ~30-35 hours a week +/-. I am also open to odd hours and overnights if that is what your schedule requires.

I am college educated and CPR trained and have several years experience caring for newborns through age 10. I am reliable, punctual and self-motivated. I do not have a car, so please be comfortable with us getting around by bus, bike or foot. I like to take the kids outside for an outing most days as long as the weather isn't completely heinous. We like to go to do all the usual outings and we also like to paint and do crafts as well as read and play. I am open to starting as early as Aug 18, or as late as Oct 20ish. Caveat:I have an overseas trip planned for Oct 9-18, so I'm open to temp jobs through Sept if I can't find a long term arrangement that can accomodate the trip. I am comfortable with newborns and big families. I would also be open to a rent exchange if you have a basement/attic room or studio apartment you want to rent. If you would like to talk with me further, I can be reached at




Openings in Unique Infant, Wobbler & Toddler Community!

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Established in 2009, our home-based infant, wobbler and toddler school has openings for children 0-3!

Beautiful setting facing Jackson Bottom Wetlands
Experienced, qualified teachers!  Awesome reputation!

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Experienced Nanny Available for Fall

Hi! My name is Kit and I am a 30 year old nanny with over 12 years of experience caring for children ages 0-13. I have worked in a day-care and in home setting and was a live-in nanny for two years. I have even gone on tour with a punk band who needed a nanny on the road!

The baby I've been caring for for more than a year is moving away so I am seeking another excellent, open minded family to work with in addition to my other current part time position. I am available to start early September and am seeking a long-term position. I have openings for T/TH any time (pref 6-8 hours per day) and MWF 8a-2p. I would love to fill these days with consistent hours per week, NE or NOPO a plus but willing to commute to other (close-in) areas for the right fit. My rates start at $14/hr and increase incrementally based on the number of children and other factors.

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Opal Beginning School has spots for 4 and 5 year olds

Opal Beginning School is a private, tuition-based preschool program at the Portland Children's Museum that serves children ages 3 - 6 years old.  At Opal Beginning School we value creating a caring, learning community of children, families, and teachers where listening and relationships are at the heart of the program’s philosophy.  Teachers pay close attention to children's thinking, creative expression through the arts and sciences, and ways of learning and communicating, and offer children a supportive environment where they are encouraged to explore their ideas more deeply.  We also place a strong emphasis on nurturing and supporting children’s social and emotional intelligences and building a caring, respectful community where everyone’s voices are invited, heard and known.

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North Portland Preschool With Openings Still Available

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Quality in-home childcare provided by Teacher Nick.

Quiet Overlook neighborhood house with fenced in backyard. 

Enrolling ages 3 through 5. 

Serving organic snacks daily.

Play, art, education, music, language, exploration.

Low child to teacher ratio and use of developmentally appropriate practices. 



We currently have openings in our Senior 2014-2015 class. 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

Senior Class (age 4 by September 1st)

  • attends preschool on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

  • Tuition……….$185 per month


Experienced Nanny Seeking Family


 I’m a nanny with years of extensive experience working with infants to middle schoolers.  I’m playful and upbeat!  I’m good at developing caring relationships with babies and children while helping them to learn and grow.

 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

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.

Nannying brings me so much joy!  I hope to pass that joy along to the little ones I work with.  Thank you so much for your consideration!  I look forward to hearing from you.

Natalie :

Small Wonders School: 3 day schedules available

Small Wonders School, with two locations in NE Portland, has a three few vacancies for friends ages 30 months or older for our 2014/15 school year at both locations. To learn more about our program please visit us at

Siblings? Twins?! We have matching MWF schedules available at our Hollywood space! (Call/email for alternate schedule options!)

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ISO Family to Join Nanny Share (Irvington/NE PDX)

We have hired a fantastic nanny to care for our nine month-old daughter, and are looking for another family to become part of a nanny-share.

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Part-time nanny sought for two young children (Milwaukie/ Sellwood area)

We are two families looking for a nanny to take care of our two girls approximately 18-27 hours per week over two or three days. Hours would be 7:30 am to 4:30 pm at our house only.One of the girls is 26 months and the other is 16 months. The younger child would likely need care for just two of the three days, and possibly for fewer hours each day. At some point we may change, or add another family, to ensure that there would always be two children to care for.Our potential nanny must have several years of experience with this age group. Patience, flexibility, creativity and cheerfulness are paramount. Recent certification in pediatric first aid & CPR required. We can help with this expense if needed. Non-smokers only please.

If interested, please reply with the following:

1) A summary of your childcare experience, specifically noting this age group;

2) The days of the week you are available and anything else we should know about how your schedule would mesh with ours (i.e., school, other part time work, etc);

3) Your wage expectations.

We look forward to hearing from you to see if we would be a good fit. Please send us an email to: with a description and answers to the above questions.Thanks, Chris

Run, climb, and slide with us!! The Love and Giggles Playhouse has a couple of openings left! Enrolling age two - five for full time care.

The Love and Giggles Playhouse, in home child care w/ a fun based preschool curriculum located close to 52nd & Woodstock, has one opening left! I am licensed through the state, have awesome references, eight years in business, and I love my job! I am enrolling age 2-5 ( sorry no infant openings). I am enrolling for full time ( four - five full days per week).

We love to have fun - we paint, sing & dance, play outside as much as possible, lots of arts & crafts, play dress up, act out stories, pretend we are animals, practice manners- being a good friend, beginning math - writing- fun science projects, we run through the sprinkler on sunny days, and stomp around in our rain boots on rainy days, plant seeds and watch them grow, collect pretty fall leaves and make projects out of them, and much more. Our motto is to be safe, have fun, and learn every day.

Please call Sheila: 503 771-2575 ( please leave a message) or 503 341-6703 ( text me)  or email me


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Nanny with 20 years experience seeks family

August 01, 2014

I’m looking for a great new family to work with. I’ve worked in the field of childcare for 20 years, 4 years of that time as a nanny. In addition to working in daycares and preschools, I’ve worked in after school programs, an art based summer camp, and was the art teacher for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd graders at a Montessori school.

A few things past employers have said about me are: --“She's able to quickly come up with fresh ideas to keep children interested in projects and adapt to each child's developmental skill level, while challenging their limits and imagination.”  --“She is a calm and steady presence around the house, as well as a natural with kids.  Both my kids hit it off with her right away, and they are always happy to see her when she arrives.” 

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2-4 day/week Nanny Share Available in Sellwood

We have a wonderful nanny for our 11 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 first baby who has now moved on to preschool and now for our 11 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.

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Willow Tree Preschool has a couple of spaces for fall

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The Willow Tree Preschool is an eclectic fusion of philosophies blending a respect for nature, with a focus on art, in a rich, lush, warm beautiful home environment created to meet the needs of the young child, developed with over 20 years of experience.

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Miles and June need a part-time nanny! (SE)

July 30, 2014

We are looking for a part-time nanny share for our two little ones (currently 7 month and 4 month old) to start in early September. 

You: Must be great with kids‼ Looking for someone with patience and a cheerful disposition. We need a part-time “mom” to love and nuture as well as provide structure and safety to our two little ones.  We’re looking for someone with prior infant experience, though this doesn’t need to be extensive. Someone with CPR training is a must.  Looking for someone who will provide lots of attention and activity, going for walks, etc. You do not need to have a car. One family has two cats and the other a dog, so you must be ok with pets. Sorry, we aren't looking for a mom who brings her child along; we'd like to keep the ratio to 1 adult: 2 kids.

Who we are: Two easygoing families who like beer and games.  We have a few requests of the nanny, but nothing complicated. We don’t want any TV or videos, just hands on games for the kids.  We can discuss more during an interview. You don’t need to do chores (with the exception of rinsing/washing cloth diapers) or prep meals, just love on the kids. 

When: Mondays and Tuesdays, 8am-5pm

Where: SE Portland at both homes depending on schedule, near SE Division/SE 89th and SE 64th/SE Woodstock

Compensation: Hourly, depending on experience and training.

If you feel like we might be a good match or know someone who might be, please email me at

Apple Blossom Opening for your infant, toddler or preschooler

July 28, 2014


 We proudly include the use RIE and Waldorf/LifeWays
Philosophies in our program and are the foundation.

We will go outside each day in all weather. We also enjoy daily walks in our peaceful neighborhood and to Clinton Park. We believe it is so important for children to enjoy the outdoors & fresh air every day...


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Meadowlark Day School is now enrolling for Fall 2014 in the heart of St. Johns!

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Meadowlark Day School is a preschool for ages 2-5 that focuses on learning through play and exploration. Children will learn and create daily through student and teacher-led projects, free play, group collaboration, art and nature exploration. Meadowlark Day School values building strong relationships between child, school and family. We strive to create a learning environment that teaches inclusion, voice, choice, self-determination, personal responsibility, and the importance of being a community member.
For more information, applications or to schedule a tour, please visit our website:
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We look forward to hearing from you!

Inner Southeast Family and Nanny Looking for a Nanny Share

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.

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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

2nd email Josh Federspiel

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!