Looking for PT nanny for 3, wonderful 4-year-old girls in SE Portland between 3pm-5:30pm, M-TH

September 19, 2014

Looking for some fill-in childcare work?  We are looking for a nanny, or possibly two nannies, to cover the 3-5:30pm window Mondays through Thursdays.  Preschool ends at 3:15 and we need coverage until parents get off work.  We’re looking for someone to up pick 3 girls from preschool and walk about 3 blocks one of their homes to play for about 2 hours until parents arrive.  The preschool and home is near SE 24th & Harrison (between Hawthorne and Division).


If you are fun, energetic, and looking for some fill-in childcare work, contact us!  Even if you can only cover a couple of the days.  Send an email to jillkuehler@gmail.com with a brief bio, including your experience working with kids and your availability.

Baby/Toddler Opening in St Johns North Portland


I have an opening for a baby(2 mos & up) or toddler(12mos-16 mos). I care for a small group of two or three little ones at a time. I have extensive experience with babies & toddlers. Days & Hours of operation: M-Th closed on Friday. 7:30am-5pm, except i close at 4:30 on Monday.

*Breast milk & cloth diapers welcome

*Baby signing

*Dates nights offered by me

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Feel free to email, text or call for a visit.  Clarvettalarry@yahoo.com   503.933.0580

Marigold Preschool/NE Portland


Marigold Preschool is on the lookout for new friends! We are a part-time, in-home program located in the Roseway/Cully/Sumner area of NE Portland. 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. Days are filled with art, baking, handwork, music, Spanish language, gardening, lots of indoor and outdoor play, and backyard chicken feeding too! 

For more information about our program, please contact Krista at kkwheeler23@gmail.com or visit www.marigoldpreschool.com

Fun based preschool - child care has two openings available October 1st! Enrolling age 2-5.

September 17, 2014

The Love and Giggles Playhouse is a fun based, in home, preschool. I am state licensed, eight years in business, have awesome references, and I love my job! Located in the SE Woodstock area ( close to 52nd & Woodstock). Hours are M-F 6:30am - 5:30pm. I am enrolling age 2-5 for full time care ( 4-5  days per week) or part time ( 3 days per week). Sorry no infant openings. I offer the highest quality care at affordable monthly rates. I supply all meals, snacks, arts and crafts supples, and fun filled days.

Please call Sheila @ The Love and Giggles Playhouse to schedule a tour 503 771-2575 ( please leave a message and I will get back to you asap) or 503 341-6703 ( text me).  Please feel free to email 100_2312
me for more info sheilaaalbin71@gmail.com thank you.

Looking for Full Time Nanny Share in SE or NW, starting Jan 2015

September 15, 2014

Hello, and thanks for your interest. My husband and I are looking for a full-time nanny and another family for a nanny share in our home in inner SE (Richmond neighborhood). We work in the Pearl/Upper West End so we are open to a nanny share in that area as well, close to our work, or part time in each household. 

About us: Our newest baby was born 9-5-14, and we are looking to start care for her in January 2015 when she is four months old. We are looking for another infant (under six months preferable, or under 1 YO in January) for our nanny share. We are both full time working professionals, who take a balanced approached to child rearing.

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September 10, 2014

I am in the process of opening a child care center. In doing so, I am considering offering evening, weekend or overnight care. Is there a need for such child care in Portland, or is there already plenty of it?

N/NE: ISO family to share fantastic nanny!

September 08, 2014

We have a 9 month old daughter who has been cared for by our fantastic nanny for the past 5 months. We would love to find a family with a child in a similar age range (6-18 months) to share our nanny in NE Portland, Monday-Thursday. We are happy  to host the share in our home in the Rose City Park/Hollywood neighborhood but are open to going to another family's home for some of the share. 


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Little Hands Garden School can welcome one more fabulous preschooler!


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Infant-Preschool Care enrolling now!

PEACE 'N PLAY is enrolling now for limited spaces in its new location, near Portland Community College (Cascade campus), serving north and northeast Portland with easy/quick access to downtown and the I5 freeway.

Experienced provider and staff with a combined 1,ooo+ hours of early care and education look forward to meeting your family to discuss your needs and expectations.  Part-time and full-time spaces available at this time; rates vary from $450-$1000/month, depending on days of attendance.  Hours = 7:30am-5:30pm, Mon-Fri except for scheduled closures. 

For more information please contact Christine at 971-340-6374 or email mitchellsibling7@yahoo.com.  Please include your child's birthdate, your contact info, when you need care to begin and which days of the week you need care.  All inquiries will be replied to within 48 hours. Mention this urbanmamas post and receive a "September enrollment special".    100_3437


Openings at AlderWood Preschool in NE Portland

September 07, 2014


AlderWood Preschool is a small unique preschool program located on NE 66th Ave, between Beech and Failing. We enroll children 2-5 years, children do not need to be fully potty-trained. Check out ALDERWOODPRESCHOOL.COM for more information and to set up a tour. Email us at alderwoodpreschool@gmail.com

Looking to join FT nanny-share around NW / 23rd / Pearl

Looking to join a FT nanny-share around NW / 23rd / Pearl starting January 2015 (but start timing can be flexible this fall if need be).  Infant daughter was born in August and I would like to start a nanny-share option when I return to work in Jan.  If you are interested to host an in-home nanny and live around the NW / 23rd / Pearl area, I would be very interested to share in the cost. If interested to discuss further, please contact Maris at marisltomb@gmail.com

Creative Minds Learning Centers-Now Enrolling Infants-Private Kindergarten! Now Hiring Highly Qualified and Educated Teachers!

Creative Minds Learning Centers offer eco-friendly and quality childcare, preschool, and private Kindergarten in six Portland/Happy Valley locations. Our schools have been designed to encourage children to explore their interests in a creative and artistic setting. Certified with the State of Oregon and members of NAEYC, OAEYC, Oregon Environmental Council and other Early Childhood organizations, CMLC schools provides a progressive and positive environment for children, staff and families. Creative Minds' philosophy is to enrich children's lives with creative arts and accredited educational materials while developing self esteem, confidence and a sense of independence. 

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Creative Minds is Hiring! If you have a passion for working with young children, please send your resume to Naomi@mycmlc.com. 


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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Nestled In Nature School Open House - Waldorf Inspired Preschool in SE



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Woven Hearts Preschool Now Enrolling Ages 3-5

Our children are sacred, each and every one. Woven Hearts Preschool program celebrates the warmth, rhythm, and joy of childhood, in a love-filled home environment that nourishes your child. We are welcoming children ages 3-5 years old beginning in October, and we are located in St. Johns in North Portland.

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Woven Hearts Preschool is a Waldorf-Inspired Preschool in North Portland. We embrace the Living Arts and the principles of LifeWays North America. Our children enjoy spending their days living into the rhythm of the seasons and daily life. Respect, reverence, and warmth are essential elements that we cultivate in the children through

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Woodsong Preschool in SE Portland Now Enrolling for Fall 2014!

Woodsong Preschool in SE Portland Now Enrolling for Fall 2014! Woodsong Preschool is a small in-home, Reggio-inspired preschool nestled in the heart of South Tabor across the street from Clinton Park. We accept ages 2 1/2 through 6, and are open from 8:30-4:30. Woodsong preschool is play-focused, project-based, child-led, and art-infused. We believe that children are natural scientists and learners, who can discover their knowledge through play, questioning, creativity and authentic experience.

Please contact Jennifer Rudnicki for questions or a tour:

email: woodsongpreschool@gmail.com

Toddler Opening Certified Child Care Home NE Portland

Licensed and Certified Childcare home has two openings for infant/toddlers aged 9 months to 14 months.

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, Kristi at earlyyearsdevelopment@gmail.com DSC07382

Seeking Nanny or Nanny Share M & W in SW Hills

We are looking for a great nanny, or a nanny share family, for our two-year-old son on Mondays and Wednesdays starting as soon as possible.  We live near Strohecker’s Market (Bus 51) in SW.  Our ideal hours would be 8am to 5:30pm, but we can be somewhat flexible.  We’re hoping to find someone who has experience looking after toddlers, likes to laugh and explore, and who is very patient!   We’d also like to find someone who can occasionally drive him to different activities (Zoo, OMSI, Children’s Museum, etc). If you are interested, please email me at cat.r.wise@gmail.com  Thanks!

Opening at Tumbleweeds Playschool

One space available at Tumbleweeds Playschool beginning September 9.  Tumbleweeds is a small, in-home playschool for children ages 2-4.  The program runs Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 9-1.  Drop-in Fridays are also available from 9-1.  Our days are spent baking, gardening, singing, doing art project and science explorations, and lots of playing!  For more information, email wintry@tumbleweedsplayschool.com or call 50/3-853-0799.  www.tumbleweedsplayschool.com

Southeast Toddler Montessori Has Two Openings for Fall


  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 merrymontessori.com.

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 stepbystepcdc.com


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 www.hummingbirdschool.com.  If interested please e-mail us at hummingbirdschool@yahoo.com.  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 kkwheeler23@gmail.com or visit www.marigoldpreschool.com  


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, williamjul@yahoo.com

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 zaouchj@gmail.com

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 levy.heidi@gmail.com                  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 details:www.risingsongpreschool.org. Or contact us at risingsong@yahoo.com 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 greatportlandnanny@hotmail.com.




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. 

971-678-2685, littleimprintsdirector@gmail.com



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 membership@mttaborpreschool.org

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 : Natalierenehunt@gmail.com

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 smallwondersschool.org

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: zimmerca@yahoo.com 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 sheilaalbin71@gmail.com


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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 stefanie.linch@gmail.com.

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.
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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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