538 posts categorized "SE"

Hawthorne Family Playschool Open House!

January 25, 2015

 

Come play with us during our OPEN HOUSE! 


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When: Saturday, February 7th,2015, 10 AM - 12 PM

Where: 2828 SE Stephens Avenue
Portland, OR 97214

Hawthorne Family Playschool is a Co-operative preschool in SE Portland for children ages 3-5. Join Teacher Susan and the Hawthorne Family Playschool community for a meet and greet and tour of our wonderful school.

Susan takes great satisfaction in influencing young people and their parents, as evidenced by her professional stance on early childhood education:
In an age in which teachers are pressured to teach academics, stripping learning from any meaningful context, HFP values play at the heart of our curriculum.
In an age in which face-to-face time diminishes along with the increase of screen time, we nourish children’s social learning as we assist them in gaining skills to build valuable relationships.
In an age of extreme individualism, we believe in the value of a caring and engaged learning community.
In an age in which parents of young children are exhausted and isolated, we bring families together for meaningful work, social engagement and support.
In an age of oppression, we challenge narrow gender scripting, biased language, and stereotyped portrayals, providing children with more expansive notions of what it is to be human.
At a time when there’s a growing awareness of the disregard for our planet, we take seriously our role as stewards of the earth, nurturing children’s connections to the natural world.
HFP safeguards childhood so children may learn joyfully.

For more information, please visit our website: hawthornefamilyplayschool.org

Honoring Play. Safeguarding Childhood.

New NE Center Location: Small Wonders School

January 22, 2015

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We are pleased to announce the opening of the new Small Wonders School early childhood center this coming June 15, 2015. We are now accepting applications and enrolling for our 2015 Summer Session or our 2015-16 school year. Currently undergoing a complete renovation this new center sized program will ultimately serve 60 children daily ages 24 months to 6. Conveniently located in Hollywood and Laurelhurst  along the commuting routes of Sandy, Broadway and I-84 this new offering provides the NE Portland community with an accessible, central childcare location at 3634 NE Sandy Blvd. For more information please visit us at smallwondersschool.org and contact us today at enrollment(at)smallwondersschool.org to have your questions addressed!

Reggio-inspired, custom designed and built to our specifications the new early learning space is a delight with an abundance of natural light. Entering into our grand and open Welcoming Room you will spy our studio space or Atelier, accessible for small group use for art experiences and exploratory projects. The Welcome Room houses art materials, custom project tables, a reception space to greet you and gathering benches for you and your child to say goodbyes or share hellos and stories! Off this central gathering place are our three classrooms, the toddler room to the right divided into two separate zones for small intimate groups with low ratios—perfect for the littles. And to the left: our mixed-age preschool rooms. Large yet warming and inviting the preschool rooms provide an open flow between the indoor and outdoor classrooms. SmallWonders Logo Banner

Small Wonders School, voted Metro Parent’s Family Favorite for 2014-15, offers a high quality preschool program with the convenience child care hours Monday-Friday 7:30-5:30. Following the children’s interest we explore a variety of themes with our lesson plans incorporating all of the Multiple Intelligences. Our days are filled with freeplay, exploratory projects, song circle and quality art experiences where children are exposed to a variety of art materials, styles and techniques. 3, 4 and 5 day schedules are available--additional enrollment and program information can be found at www.smallwondersschool.org

At the center children 3 and older will participate in a Mixed age classroom. We feel this structure provides more flexibility for preschoolers and their particular stage of learning. Not all 3-year-olds are in the same place developmentally, socially or academically, and just as highlighted by the Theory of Multiple Intelligences learning styles, readiness for such can vary widely. Mixed age classrooms are more attuned to these differences and offer children a more varied approach as they can be grouped or gathered for play with other children on their level. This lessens the likelihood of frustrations or performance stressors. Having your child in a mixed-age group classroom gives them the opportunity to master needed skills and concepts before moving on to additional levels. They also give children deeper relationship with their teachers and peers, with less transitions to deal with. Older children have the opportunity to be role models to others, and younger child can get to see that their friends have mastered what they are working on, which can grant them confidence. Parents also have the opportunity to build a longer relationship with their child’s teacher. This partnership benefits children greatly.

Outfitted with high quality materials and furnishings the new program space will be a delightful learning center. As a Reggio-inspired program we have an Atelier or studio space located in our Welcoming Room as the heart of our program. Each class has daily use of this creative art environment for small group exploration and project time. It was designed to offer children and teachers a space to extend and support projects and experiences in the classroom, and to explore and combine many types of materials, tools, and techniques. Our Atelier is to be a beautiful, useful arts space that models the principles of the Reggio Emilia Approach.

Contact us today to join our learning community!

Nanny share - Looking for a second family!

January 19, 2015

We're looking for a second family to share a full-time (M-F) nanny beginning in mid-April. Our baby boy will be 4 months old. Dad works from home in our Sunnyside home (near SE Belmont/47th) and ideally we would share/split the hosting between homes. Mom works in NW near Good Sam so a family in that neighborhood could work as well! 
 
We'd love to hear from you if the timing and location seems like it would work for you!
 
Josh, Nicora, and baby Roy Gardner

Nanny Sought for part-time share in SE, 12:30-5:30 Tues-Fri starting ASAP

January 12, 2015

Hello! We have a wonderful nanny share arrangement set up in Woodstock in SE Portland. Our current nanny has had to make an emergency move back to the Bay Area, so we are seeking a creative, energetic, attentive caregiver to step into her very capable shoes as soon as possible.

The hours are 12:30-5:30 Tuesdays through Fridays (total 20 hours/week). You'll care for two 3-6 year olds during those times-- sometimes two families participate with one preschooler each, and sometimes it's just our family with two siblings (a preschooler and a kindergartner). Our home serves as the base but there are lots of fun activities in the area (library, park etc).  

If this schedule works for you and this sounds like a good match, please introduce yourself via email to Ruth at rjwikler@gmail.com. Thanks!

Woodsong Preschool is Now Enrolling for Fall 2015!

January 07, 2015

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_03






One Space Available in January for an Infant/Young Toddler in SE Woodstock Area

December 27, 2014

Are you looking for high-quality, affordable, personalized childcare in SE Portland?

Would your child thrive in a small, family-like environment rather than a crowded center?

Do you like the idea of a nanny share, but with a bit more structure and dependability?

 

I have been providing child care for a small group of babies and toddlers in my home since November 2012, shortly after the birth of my oldest son.  Before this, I worked closely with kids of all ages for over 12 years as an environmental educator, elementary school teacher and as a nanny.  I love spending time with children!

 

Our group is very much like a little family; with only four children here at one time, I am able to provide lots of individualized attention.  My oldest son is starting preschool and I will be caring for my youngest son who is 3 months old along with a 6 month old boy and a 13 month old girl.  I have availability for one more child to join our group on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays between the hours of 8:00am-5:00pm.  Additional days or extended hours might be possible as well.  I would love to find a family who is looking for at least 24 hours per week of care for their 3-18 month old child.  My rates are $7.50 per hour for 21+ hours per week and $8.50 per hour for fewer hours per week.  I am able to begin care on January 5th.

 

My home is located near SE Woodstock and 60th.  Inside, we enjoy lots of free play and exploration - there are plenty of books and toys, but no TV!  We like to spend lots of time outside as well - we explore nearby parks, investigate the vegetable garden, make messes on the deck, and play in the fully fenced yard.

 

As a child care provider (and a parent) I value maintaining a flexible routine to our days - I find that young children benefit from knowing the general flow of the day and what is coming next.  I believe that infants and toddlers thrive with consistent and adequate rest, so age-appropriate naps are prioritized.  I even have separate sleeping areas for all four babies!  I am open to supporting a variety of parenting styles and values and I have lots of experience with cloth diapering, bottle feeding, baby wearing, special diets, baby-led weaning, baby sign language, and potty learning.  I am trained in first aid and CPR and have a food handler’s license.  While I don’t adhere to a single parenting or educational methodology, I am familiar with and borrow ideas from the RIE, Attachment Parenting, Waldorf and Montessori philosophies.

 

If it sounds like my care might be a good fit for your family, please contact me with questions or for more information!

 

~ Annie

simpletraditionspdx@gmail.com

Part-time care for two awesome kindergartners - SE Portland

We are looking for a part-time care position available January 5 in SE Portland for two 5 - 6 year old boys. They get out of school at 2:15 and are ready to run, play, snack, and (sometimes) chill out. The boys attend elementary near the family's home, and care is needed after school four days/week. Sample weekly schedule: Monday - Thursday, 2 pm - 5:30/6 p.m. Average approximately 14 - 16 hours per week. While not required, we'd also request nanny care from 8 - 10 a.m. one Wednesday per month, to accommodate Portland Public School's late openings. The nanny's responsibilities will include school pick-ups, preparing snacks, tidying up play and meal areas (with children's help) and encouraging activities that promote the physical, emotional, intellectual, and social development of the children, including outdoor play and art. The ideal caregiver will be fun and interactive, and be neat and organized. Nanny must have first aid/ CPR training, a valid driver's license, and a safe car. Start date and number of days per week is flexible.
 
Contact: Abby at familynanny2013@gmail.com

In Home Nanny Share

December 22, 2014

Hi, I’m Erin!  My 2 year old daughter Lilia and I are looking for some new friends to join our nanny-share.  I am a former educator turned stay at home mom and worked at the Ivy School, a public charter Montessori elementary, before Lilia was born, and have been doing in home child care for friends and co-workers ever since.  For the past 18 months we have been growing and learning together with our friend Bryce, but sadly, he’s growing up and moving on. 

Lilia is a curious and active little girl and loves to read her books and play her keyboard.  She also likes to play outside in our backyard, paint, cook, and play in sensory bins.  She is very musical and sings all day long and has been developing social skills and discovering her individuality by playing with Bryce.  We would love to have one or two friends who are around 1.5 to 3 join us in our Laurelhurst/Kerns area home 3-5 days a week for music, coloring, painting (we LOVE to paint), playing matching games, putting together puzzles, baking, yoga, science experiments, dancing, taking walks, and going on outings to the library, the Children’s museum, the zoo, OMSI, and the park, with Grandma (my mom lives nearby and loves to spend time with us).

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If you are interested in having your child(ren) join us, please contact me directly at efgwynn @ gmail.com

Looking forward to meeting you! :)

Little Seeds Farm School has one opening left for January 5th!

December 12, 2014

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We are an urban farm located in Sellwood near the Westmoreland natural park. We take from both Montessori and Waldorf methods of learning and collaborate with our agrarian lifestyle to provide a loving and safe environment to educate children ages 3-6. Our days are filled with stimulating self-directed play to ignite a passion for learning while growing individually and gaining independence. Our curriculum is diverse and provides an opportunity to thrive. On any given day you'll find us practicing meditation or yoga, in our science lab, writing our next puppet show, tending to our organic garden grow room, naming planets in our solar system, beating drums in music class, observing our ant farm, chopping fresh veggies for a seasonal pot pie, or maybe digging in a cranberry and cinnamon sensory tub. We start at 8:30am Monday-Thursday Morning class is 8:30-12:30 with extended hours to 3:30pm. Contact Miss Brittany for more information at 971-998-7672 Image
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More contact information: www.littleseedsfarmschool.com brittany@littleseedsfarmschool.com

Toddler Spaces for January at Manos Unidas Montessori in Southeast Portland

December 10, 2014

 

  
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Manos Unidas Montessori (formerly Merry Montessori) has spaces available in our toddler program for January 2015. Manos Unidas Montessori offers high quality eco-conscious educational programs for children six weeks to six years, along with opportunities for a Spanish-English language experience.

We are located in the Southeast neighborhood of Lents on SE 87th between Foster and Woodstock and have half day, three, four, and five day programs available with before and after care.

Learn more about our program at manosunidasmontessori.org

SPILT MILK NANNIES - SITTERS AT THE CLICK OF A BUTTON

December 02, 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.

We are offering a holiday special during the month of December - 50% off the first quarterly subscription fee for the first ten families to signup (reg. $40/quarter). 

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

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)

971.269.8325

www.bubblespreschoolpdx.com

 

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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.

MT. TABOR PRESCHOOL HAS IMMEDIATE OPENINGS FOR 4 YR OLDS!

September 26, 2014

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OPENINGS NOW FOR 4 YR OLDS!

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!

Thanks,

Kristina Blanton

Kristinamarie360@hotmail.com

503-381-7817

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.

Thanks!

Sara

 

MT. TABOR PRESCHOOL (SE) HAS IMMEDIATE OPENINGS IN SENIOR (4's) CLASS!

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

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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

SIDE AREA W BUDDA

 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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MT. TABOR PRESCHOOL IN SE PORTLAND HAS OPENINGS!

 

FALL 2014 OPENINGS FOR 3 & 4 YR OLDS!

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

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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.

 

Natalie

natalierenehunt@gmail.com

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

503-680-0656

mercyblue@gmail.com    

EASTSIDE FAMILY CO-OP: SEEKING 2 YEAR OLDS!

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.

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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

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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

FAMILY LOOKING FOR SUMMER CHILDCARE (INNER SE)

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.

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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