528 posts categorized "SE"

Woodsong Preschool in SE Portland has openings!

November 25, 2014

Woodsong Preschool is a Reggio-inspired, state certified, in-home preschool, nestled in the heart of South Tabor across from Clinton Park. We believe that children are natural scientists and learners, who can discover their knowledge through, play, questioning, creativity, and authentic experience. Woodsong Preschool is play-focused, project-based, child-led, and art-infused. We offer a warm and caring environment, where children are encouraged to work together, respect the differences of others, and discover awareness that each creature has its' place of importance in the great circle of life.  For more information please check out the Woodsong website at www.woodsongpreschoolpdx.com, or contact Jen Rudnicki at woodsongpreschool@gmail.com. 140915_Jens_School_13_1

Looking for a Nanny Share in Inner NE or SE

November 18, 2014

We are looking to see if anyone in inner NE or SE already has a loving wonderful nanny for thier infant and wants to share! We are trying to set up childcare for our son, ideally starting in January. He will be seven months old then. We live in the Woodlawn neighborhood, but work down near the Lloyd Center. We are looking ideally for 4 days a week (8.5 hours a day), but we could do full time as well (we both work full time, but mom can work from home one-day). Dad is a teacher. Any ideas, please email me.

Thank you,

Suzanne (suzannegranahan@gmail.com)

Nanny/Parent Share in Mt. Tabor

November 13, 2014

We are looking for a part-time nanny (or parent) share in Mt. Tabor starting in January for our sweet boy, Dylan, who will be 3 mos at the end of December.

We live near SE 51st and Lincoln and are looking to find another family, ideally within walking distance (keep it local, keep it simple and minimize car commuting :), with similar values, to share a nanny or possibly a parent share (or some combination). We are initially looking for 2 t0 4 days a week.  We have some flexibility with days/location but ideally would split time between homes. 

If you are interested, we would love to talk with you (or just meet other parents, even if you already have childcare established). Please contact us at bdm421-AmyBrent@yahoo.com
Amy and Brent (and baby Dylan)

Bubbles Preschool--Now Enrolling Ages 2.5 - 5 years in North Mt. Tabor Area

November 03, 2014

Portland's newest home-based state certified preschool is now enrolling for immediate openings. 

Located in a mid-century home near I-84 & I-205 on/off ramps,

between NE Glisan & E Burnside, just off NE 67th Ave …

  114 NE Gilham Ave.  PDX  97213   (entrance on NE Davis)




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Spilt Milk Nannies - Sitters at the click of a button

October 31, 2014

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Modern family life is hectic. We get it. Balancing work, family, and activities is a lot of work. Everyone needs a break from time to time. Now you can relax knowing you'll always have access to great sitters. Spilt Milk Nannies is a subscription service that recruits and maintains a community of babysitters so parents have free time when they need it. 

Our nannies are highly qualified, reliable and experienced. They are intelligent, driven and kind people who are capable and caring childcare providers. Schedule your sitter on our secure and personalized website. Let the free time begin! Check us out at www.spiltmilknannies.com.

If you have any questions contact us: nicolette@spiltmilknannies.com

Seeking PT Nanny Share or Parent in SE Portland

October 28, 2014

Hi, we are looking for a nanny share or stay at home parent who would like to earn a little extra in SE Portland.  We have a 9 month old son and are looking for 1 to 2 days per week of childcare with one or two other children.  

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One opening left! We are a child care w/ a fun based preschool program, now enrolling age 2-5 full time.

October 07, 2014

The Love and Giggles Playhouse located in the SE Portland - Woodstock area has one opening left for age 2-5 ( full time). I offer a fun based preschool program, provide all meals  and snacks, lots of outside time, and plenty of TLC!! 

I am state licensed, eight years in business, awesome references, and I keep my group small ( six or less) so each kiddo gets all the love and attention they need. Hours are M-F 6:30am - 5:30pm.

Please contact Sheila to set up a tour 503 771-2575 ( please leave me a message and I will get back to you) or 503 341-6703 ( text me). Please feel free to email me with any questions sheilaalbin71@gmail.com  thank you. 100_2206 100_2312

Woodsong Preschool in SE Portland has openings!

October 05, 2014

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Woodsong Preschool is a Reggio-inspired, state certified, in-home preschool, nestled in the heart of South Tabor across from Clinton Park. We believe that children are natural scientists and learners, who can discover their knowledge through, play, questioning, creativity, and authentic experience. Woodsong Preschool is play-focused, project-based, child-led, and art-infused. We offer a warm and caring environment, where children are encouraged to work together, respect the differences of others, and discover awareness that each creature has its' place of importance in the great circle of life.  For more information please check out the Woodsong website at www.woodsongpreschoolpdx.com, or contact Jen Rudnicki at woodsongpreschool@gmail.com.


September 26, 2014



September 26, 2014

Its not too late!  This year just started.  We currently have openings in the 2014-2015 SENIOR class (must be 4 yrs by September 1).  

Mt. Tabor Preschool meets at 5441 SE Belmont St. Portland, OR 97215.

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

Junior Class (age 3 by September 1st)

  • attends preschool on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 to 12:00 p.m.

  • Tuition……….$117 per month

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


School Philosophy

Mt. Tabor Preschool is a developmental, play-based, cooperative preschool. We believe that each child develops at a different rate physically, socially and intellectually. We endeavor to provide a wide variety of experiences to accommodate the children’s interests and needs as individuals and as a group. Experiences are provided to stimulate socialization skills and promote self-esteem.

Parental support and education are important aspects of preschool. A cooperative preschool gives parents an opportunity to participate in activities with their child. The success of a co-op preschool depends on parental involvement.The five main responsibilities of parents involve tuition, fundraising, parent-helping, preschool "jobs", and general membership meetings.


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.

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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Little Hands Garden School can welcome one more fabulous preschooler!

September 08, 2014


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

September 07, 2014



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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.

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.





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


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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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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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 membership@mttaborpreschool.org


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

July 15, 2014

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 melissalynett@hotmail.com

2nd email Josh Federspiel joshfeds@gmail.com

Experienced Nanny seeking Family

June 28, 2014

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

 My background includes:

 - Master's Degree in Art Therapy with children

- Former Preschool teacher

- Former Children's Museum Educator

- Lots of Nanny experience

- Education in Child Development

- CPR and First Aid certified

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

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

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




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

June 11, 2014

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

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

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

Learn more at: eastsidefamilycoop.org

Contact Liz, Charity or Daniella at membership@eastsidefamilycoop.org or Desiree at dezhullsmith@gmail.com


Childcare Opening in SE Portland

May 30, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

Or go ahead and contact Carolyn directly at carolyn_scherler@hotmail.com

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

May 29, 2014

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 - briannebmb@yahoo.com




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

May 26, 2014

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 gmail.com.  Thanks! 

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. rachael.anderson1@pcc.edu  or  (530)220-5033

Seeking nanny share - SE Portland

April 30, 2014

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 evergreen_001@yahoo.com. 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: wendydavis_6@hotmail.com.

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

April 29, 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: www.wildlilac.org or give us a call: 503-236-3240 or email: enrollment@wildlilac.org

3829 SE 74th Ave

Portland, OR 97206

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: Laurieshouse.com

Fun-loving, Reliable, and Nurturing Nanny / Artist

April 16, 2014

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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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 Annamsmoot@gmail.com or (503) 957-9361
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Nanny share opportunity--MWF

April 02, 2014

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 [@] gmail.com


March 28, 2014

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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

info@sunfernmontessori.com    www.sunfernmontessori.com

Summer Preschool- Little Hands Garden School

March 23, 2014


 Join us this summer for some dirty fun- Mt. Tabor field trips, gardening, outdoor music and games, mud-pie baking, messy art and sprinkler fun!  We have a few spaces left in our summer programs for some fabulous 3-5 year olds. 

Summer session 1 June 30-July 17, M-Th 9-1

Summer session 2 August 4-21, M-Th 9-1

The cost for each 3 week session is as follows:

2 days/week = $240       3 days/week = $360        4 days/week= $480

We also currently have one opening for the remaining school year (April through June 19) and one opening for a Fall spot.  Thank you! www.littlehandsgardenschool.com

Educated, Creative, Nurturing Nanny Available May 2014

March 17, 2014

I am currently departing what I have been describing as “the best nanny job in the world” and am now seeking a new position to begin in late April/early May with a family who is similarly inspired by the potentials of creating gentle, nurturing environments for children that are uniquely appreciative of each child’s personality and needs.

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Day Care Spots Available for Toddlers (Inner SE Portland)

March 04, 2014

I have a small (3-4) group of wonderful toddlers I care for in my SE Portland home (near Division and 30th).  I have an immediate opening for Tuesdays, and full-time spots opening in the summer.  Hours are 8am - 5pm, with earlier and later hours available by prior arrangement.  We eat healthy and delicious organic meals, enjoy daily time in the fresh air, and laugh a lot.  Daily activities include painting and drawing, several story times with books and songs, dance parties with balloons and scarves, bubble chasing, exploring music, walks to Piccolo Park, and free play.  I keep the group small so that I can give plenty of individual attention, encouragement, and reassurance they still so need at this age.    

I have a degree in Social Work, am trained in infant and child first aid and CPR, and am a mature mother of a sweet, goofy 2-year old (who is part of our group).  I am heavily influenced by Montessori philosophy, by which I mean that I focus on independence in children and create a child-based, beautiful and calm environment.  My rate is $70/day, which includes all meals and snacks.  Please email with any questions.  I look forward to chatting with you!  Mercy Pozgay (mercyblue@gmail.com)  

Au Pairs seeking Portland host families

March 02, 2014

Chi Au Pair Portland

Hello my name is Danielle and I am the Portland Au Pair Coordinator for CHI Au Pair USA (www.chiaupairusa.org).  I would love to help your family find the perfect nanny/au pair for your childcare needs in the Portland metro area.

CHI Au Pair USA (Cultural Homestay International) provides quality live-in childcare for busy families by legally sponsoring carefully screened au pairs from around the world.  You can welcome an experienced and well-trained au pair into your family and your children will experience the rich traditions of another culture!

Au Pairs provide up to 45 hours a week of childcare, light housekeeping, cooking and driving. You screen and choose the au pair that fits your family best.  Their schedule is determined by you.  With an au pair you can work during the week and go out on a Saturday night while your children are in good hands.  All of this for less than $350 a week!

For more information and to learn more about our available au pairs, contact me, Danielle, at 971.263.2525 or portlandapc@gmail.com.

You can also visit us on the web at www.chiaupairusa.org.

I look forward to speaking with you soon!


Danielle Black Zimmerman


Portland Au Pair Coordinator







Escuela Viva: Openings for Summer and Fall 2014

February 27, 2014

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Escuela Viva
Community School
Offering a Dual Language Learning Environment
1111 SE Pine St. Portland, OR

Escuela Viva, has openings available in our Infant, Toddler and Preschool classrooms for the 2014-2015 school year.  Escuela Viva was developed with two main goals in mind.  The first is to provide an enriching environment that supports the spiritual, academic and humanistic needs of our children. The second is to support the development of both English and Spanish language skills.

The Learning Process:  Children, at Escuela Viva, are viewed as competent active learners where Teachers are but one means by which the children learn. Learning occurs in collaboration between the classroom environment, the adult teachers, parents and the children.

Escuela Viva, founded in 2004, will soon be celebrating their 10th year in business, and each day our team brings compassion and enthusiasm to the classroom.

Please read more about our educational philosophies and program at Escuela-Viva.com.  You can complete a waitlist application on the 'Enrollment' page of our website, and direct any questions towards admin@escuela-viva.com. 

PS: We have two upcoming Open Houses on March 3rd and March 31st at 5:30 p.m, hope to see you there!

Creative Minds Learning Centers- Six Locations!

February 26, 2014

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SE PDX site #2 open and welcoming in friends Feb. 2014

February 05, 2014


Greetings to and salutations....

We are offering a few spaces in our " 4 &5 year olds" program!

Located on Mount Tabor at 6415 SE MORRISON street

One block North of Belmont

Call T Candace 503 933 0139  for your visit today! See you soon1535505_579202018837987_1255362111_n-1T. MartaTabortotspreschool.com