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24 Months - 5 year-olds


Located in the Johns Landing and Burlingame neighborhoods.

The perfect balance of play and academics!






July 01, 2015

MARTI'S PLACE is a home-based childcare in the NE Alameda neighborhood serving children from six weeks to three years.  We are play-based with a love of the outdoors, singing and books.  We enjoy a small ratio of children/adult.  If you are interested, please check our website Martisplace.org and contact me with your questions or to set up a tour.

We look forward to meeting you and your little one!


Marti's Place


Preschool Openings: Small Wonders School

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Located in NE Portland near the Hollywood District and Laurelhurst our new Small Wonders School program is open and enrolling for some select preschool schedules. Open Monday-Friday 7:30 to 5:30 we serve children ages 24 months to Kindergarten. While we are accepting waitlist applications for our Toddler room we do have a few 3, 4, 5 day schedules for potty children children ages 3 and older. Contact us today at Enrollment(at)smallwondersschool.org to join a tour and learn more!

Our days include exploratory projects, freeplay indoors and out, art experiences, song circle and much more! We recently completed a full demo and build out of our new school space--it is a beautiful Reggio inspired setting and we look forward to sharing it with you! Visit www.smallwondersschool.org to learn more.

FT Reliable and Fun Nanny (avail-9/15)

June 30, 2015


Hello Portland Families! 

 My name is Alaina and I am 27 year old Portland native, who's hoping to find a full time nanny position. I am available M-F and hoping to work at least 35 hours a week, but not exceeding 40. I have a summer time position that will be ending September 11th, and will be available to start full time by September 14th. I know it’s a little in the future, but I just want to give myself, and future family enough time to make sure it’s the right fit. My most current family I am working has two older children, ages 8 and 11. It’s the first time I have worked with “older” children in a nanny setting and its been awesome! We stay very active, and entertained with all that’s offered around Portland. Before this position I was at a Pre-school/Daycare called West Hills Learning Center, in Multnomah Village. I started out as the Assistant Teacher in the Pre-K classroom, when I decided to start looking for a nanny job I moved to part time as a floater, which had me working in all of the classrooms 8 months- 5 years old. West Hills was a great place to work, and I learned so much there, with all of the different ages, to teaching styles, and large number of children in each class, I really soaked up as much knowledge as I could to help me in my future child care positions. With that said, I have realized I thrive more in a smaller group setting. I like the intimacy and attention you are able to give each child. I like growing close with the families, and having the time to be able to give updates to the parents about how the day went, and what new fun things we did during the day. 

 In the past I have worked for the Beaverton School District as a Substitute Teacher's Assistant, I worked in mostly special ed classrooms, and children with behavioral issues, ranging for K-12, I have worked in after school art programs, and I have been a Nanny to multiple families, which I have grown to have great relationships with. Kids age ranging from 3 months-8 years old. Of course I have babysat throughout every job I have had starting at a very early age. With all my past experience I have always gone back to wanting to be a Nanny, I believe it truly is my passion to care for children, and there is no greater feeling then leaving a days work actually feeling like you have made a difference in someone’s life. 

 A little about me, and my teaching style; like I said before I have grown up in the Portland metro area my whole life, I love Oregon and all if has to offer. Like most Oregonians, I love the lifestyle we are able to have by living here, beautiful day hikes, weekend trips to the Oregon Coast and the Mountain, trying a new awesome restaurant each weekend, eating locally and as healthy as possible. It’s very important for me to be active, and healthy, and that is definitely incorporated in when I am watching children. I like to have the kids help me cook, get them involved and show them what its like to eat from the garden, daily walks, and exploring all nature has to offer. Rain or shine, I need to go outside everyday! I very much believe a child's imagination is the most important thing to exercise and discover. Letting the child know they are loved and cared for on a daily basis, making sure they are comfortable and knowing you are there for them with all of their questions and concerns, helping them when they need help, but also letting them try new things on their own, and learning together is the most important thing I can provide as a Nanny and caregiver. 

 As a Nanny, I would make sure each day we would go outside, hopefully incorporate arts and crafts on a daily basis (because I love art projects as much as the kids do!) read books, prepare healthy snacks, listen and dance to music, explore new parks, and honestly just try to learn and play as much as we can, and have a great time doing it! 

 As I search for the next family to work with, I am hoping to find something long-term, at least a year+ commitment would be ideal. With that said, I really enjoy working with younger children and being able to watch them grow. Babies especially! The connection you form when their babies into toddlers is so important. I want to treat my next job as much as a career as possible, 1 week paid vacation/holiday pay, taxed, and a guaranteed amount of hours each pay period. I have a weekly sheet I fill out for the families, which includes activities done throughout the day, potty/nap schedule, miles driven, expenses used, and hours for the day. It really helps the parents and I keep track in an organized way and it’s seemed to work out really well. Pay is negotiable of course depending on the age and number of children.

 I have a 2002 Subaru Outback, which is a very safe and reliable car. I have had my license since I was 16, with an amazing driving record. I recently renewed my First Aid/CPR training in January, and am enrolled in the Criminal Background Check. I am comfortable with pets, and don't mind walking the dog. I am comfortable with meal prep, light house keeping, and running errands. I don't smoke. 

 Even though I myself am not a mother yet, I can imagine trying to find the right Nanny for your family to be a very hard process. I don't blame the family for wanting to maybe have a lengthy hiring process, or wanting to do a trial run to see if you are a right fit before hiring, and to me that makes so much sense. You can't be too sure when you know this person is going to be watching your children. So with that said, I am available for contact through e-mail or phone. If you're interested I can send my resume, which gives in greater detail my childcare experience, we can chat on the phone before meeting to see if we would be a good fit for each other! 

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this, I am a very caring, reliable, patient, and open minded person, I look at being a Nanny as a career, and not just a job to have until I find something better. I am very excited to find the next family to work with. Thanks again, and I hope to hear from you! 




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NE Portland Nanny or Nanny Share (2 days per week)

June 29, 2015

I am looking for a nanny or nanny share for just 2 days per week.  My son is 8 months old.  Most likely would be great to have care Tuesdays and Thursdays in my home and would prefer another NE Portland family.  Any help or leads would be much appreciated!   My email address is kasiamwood@gmail.com. 

Rowanberry School has an unexpected opening for the upcoming school year!

Rowanberry School is a unique home-based morning Preschool for children ages 3-6. We are inspired by the progressive early childhood programs of Reggio Emilia, Italy, influenced by the rhythms of the natural world, and informed by over two decades of experience learning alongside young children.

We are a thriving and diverse community in our 10th year of operation.


We have a last minute opening for the upcoming school year!

For more information about Rowanberry School, please visit us online at: www.rowanberryschool.com

Director Angela Molloy Murphy, M.Ed. can be reached at: rowanberryschool@mac.com

Seeking additional family(ies) for nanny-share in SW Portland or inner NE. German speaking would be PLUS!!!

We are looking for 1-2 other families to start a nanny-share in mid- August for 4 days a week, typically from 8am-5pm. The day off can be flexible. We live in SW Portland, by Multnomah Village, and are looking for a family either in the SW area OR by my work, in inner NE - NE 21st and NE Hoyt. We are flexible!

We are a bilingual German-American family and finding another family who speaks German or wants to learn German would be a HUGE PLUS.

Our daughter will be 11 months old in mid August and we are hoping for one or two families with children around the same age. We'd like to look for a nanny together. Please email me if you're interested in starting a nanny share or are looking to add a family to yours! We are happy to offer our house if needed. 

Helen, helenmarie.scalise@gmail.com. 

Seeking Nanny for FT Nannyshare in NE Portland

June 26, 2015

We are seeking a creative, loving, and experienced nanny who is willing to provide childcare for two families in NE Portland beginning in mid-August. Our boys will be 7 months and 1 year old in September. 


Both mothers are employees of Portland Public Schools. I would be looking for care consistently 5 days a week, Monday-Friday from 7:30-4:30 (following the PPS school calendar). The other family would be needing care a minimum of two days a week (occasionally more). We would hope to find a third family to share the time on the alternate three days per week. 


Primary responsibilities include:

  • Help keep babies on schedule/routine with feedings and naps
  • Reading/Playing/Singing/Music
  • Take babies outside for walk or to park
  • Light cooking of meals for baby/babies



  • Comfortable with attachment style parenting
  • CPR/First Aid certified
  • Non-smoking 
  • Experience caring for two or more children


If you are interested, please send a cover letter, resume and three references to Amanda at andudley@gmail.com. We would like to review resumes on July 6.

Seeking Nanny-Share in NE Portland

June 24, 2015

I'm looking to share a nanny with another family starting in August. I live near Wilshire Park, between Alberta and Fremont and I have a 9 month old little girl. I'd love to find another family in my area with a child who is in the same age ballpark as mine.

I'm a part-time teacher in Portland Public Schools, so I work MWF one week and TTh the next  in a two-week rotation. I'd be interested in someone who wants to share the nanny on opposite days, someone who wants to share the nanny on the same days, someone who just wants a nanny 1-3 days a week - I'm flexible about how this configuration works! If you're interested in full-time, let's talk about what that might look like as well.

I'd love the other family to be part of the nanny selection process and plan to start that soon, so if this is of interest to you, email me  (Ren) at ren.johns@gmail.com.

Looking forward to meeting you!





Trusted Babysitters

June 23, 2015

Screen Shot 2015-06-23 at 2.46.05 PM    Two decades ago Wondersitter was founded on a belief in WONDERFUL caregivers.  To this day, we carry this belief with us and let it guide our daily decisions. We employ an industry leading 7 Step Recruiting and Vetting Process and maintain real-time sitter ratings to ensure only the best quality of care for your little ones.


No more spending your valuable time interviewing babysitters.

We take care of that for you.  


We’ve made WONDERFUL childcare a 3 step process.

1. Simply create a profile.

2. Post a job.

3. And often within minutes, receive a confirmation that Wonderful care is on its way.


Learn More About Wondersitter and Our Wonderful Babysitters Here.


Have any questions? We're available 24/7 via phone @ 415.912.8300 or via email @ booking@wondersitter.com.


We look forward to serving you.

Laura Terril

Portland Wondersitter Partner





Seeking Family(ies) for Nanny Share in SE Portland

We are hoping to find another family or two to join our nanny share at my home in Portland, near Mt. Tabor Park. My nanny will be caring for my son, who is nine weeks old now, roughly 7:30am-4:30pm, Monday-Friday, starting at the end of August. (She is available to begin at an earlier date, if needed.) My nanny is extremely reliable, responsible, great with kids and extremely affordable. She previously cared for our daughter from the age of 4 months to three years as part of a nanny share with two other families. Children younger than 1 year are preferred. Families needing full or part time care should inquire. Please email me (Jennifer) at dunmirejennifer@hotmail.com. Thanks!

Nanny Share Wanted in SE Portland

June 22, 2015

Family in SE Portland (Woodstock) seeking nanny share opportunity for a three-month-old baby girl. We will need care four days a week, but are flexible on exact hours and days. We are new parents looking for an experienced nanny to provide structure and play for our developing baby. Hoping to share with another family with one or two children in similar age range.

If interested, please email Karena at karena97206@gmail.com

Little Imprints Preschool in North Portland


Located in the Overlook neighborhood of North Portland, we are a licensed, in-home preschool. 

Our daily routine involves a multitude of authentic, open ended materials, engaging art, nature, and music activities, and healthy organic snacks. We believe that less is more in the preschool environment, and the materials and objects within the school are tailored to expand upon the interests of each and every child. We have a large, fenced in backyard, and frequently explore the neighborhoods and parks surrounding the school. Indoor and outdoor play are equally important, and we go outside each day rain or shine.

At Little Imprints, we believe in instilling a love of learning, play, and exploration to the children in our care. Our school is designed with the intent of teaching children to become confident and effective communicators. We achieve this aim by having a maximum of 6 children in our care each day, while providing a safe, comfortable environment for the children to practice all the important life skills they will need to prosper. 

For more information, visit our website at littleimprintspdx.com or visit our facebook page at littliemprints.




June 18, 2015

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Four Portland Locations

Coming to Wilsonville January 2016



Our Purpose:

"To nurture, protect and help the children entrusted to our care. To encourage exploration and curiosity in a safe, clean and happy environment. To acknowledge, teach and respect the individual as a valuable human being."



Pre-K opening in NE Portland

June 17, 2015


Oak & Rose School for Early Childhood Development is currently enrolling in our Pre-K program for the school year of 2015-16. We are an in-home school that focuses on community within staff, parents and children, social and emotional growth and exploration with a strong desire for learning with preschoolers aged 3-5 yrs. We have a strong set of staff with low ratios, a large back yard, engaging Pre-K lessons, and daily trips to Irving Park. Please visit our website for more information and join us for a tour in the coming weeks!



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Infant/Toddler Childcare Opening

June 15, 2015

Marti's Place is a Certified, home-based childcare in the NE Alameda neighborhood serving children from 6 weeks to 3 years.  We love the feel of a big family for our small group.  We are play-based with an emphasis on outdoor play, reading and singing.  Our small ratio per adult gives us lots of time to cuddle with the little ones.

Check out our website: martisplace.org and contact us with other questions or to schedule a visit.

Hope to hear from you soon,


Marti's Place


SE family looking for part-time nanny

We are a inner SE (sunnyside neighborhood) family looking for a part-time nanny for our 3-month old.  We have set schedules and need help Friday and Saturday from 2-9:30p, possibly an extra weekday every now and then.  The pay is $12 a hour, the only housework would be baby related, like washing and making bottles.  Email Rebecca if interested at emrickrebecca@gmail.com


June 14, 2015

Clairvetta's nannyshare will have a baby opening for 2, 3 & 4 days of care per week on M-Th. I care for a small group of 3 babies or sometimes just 2 babies from my home. Hours are  7:30 am to 5:00 pm.  I am closed on Friday. The spots are available in mid July, Aug & Sept.
*Breast milk friendly *Cloth diaper friendly * Random updates for parents(text) * Walks in the neighborhood * "Get to know visit" before baby starts care *Potty train toddlers * Date nights for parents offered by me *Baby signing
I have over 15 years+ experience as a nanny. 
References  are available to you.
Email nannyclair_v@yahoo.com or text/call 503.933.0580 if you are interested in knowing rates or to schedule a visit. Please leave a contact number & email address to be reached.


AlderWood Preschool discounted summer spots!

June 10, 2015

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AlderWood Preschool has summer spots available at a discounted rate. We are scheduled to fill up this fall, but still have room for summer! This would be perfect for a soon-to-be kindergartner, or a child awaiting a fall preschool program. We do daily park trips, field trips, group babysitting, and parent socials! Email for more info!



Seeking Caring, Experienced Nanny for Two Babies in SW PDX

June 09, 2015

We are seeking a loving, experienced nanny to care for two babies - 8 and 5 months - for two families in SW PDX. Care needed Monday-Thursday between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:30 pm, at our homes (swapping houses each week) starting the week of August 17.

If you are looking for a family (or two!) that you can grow with as their families grow, we would love to hear from you. We will guarantee 32 hours/week, provide paid vacation and a stipend for health care.  Currently no transportation of babies required.

More details on the position can be found here. Please send a cover letter, resume and 3 references to aaryaandowen@gmail.com by Sunday June 21. We will review all applications at that time.

Little Green Schoolhouse Has A Few Spaces Left For Summer Session!

Little Green School House (PDX)Little Green Schoolhouse Is Open For Enrollment for Summer Session

You DO NOT have to be currently enrolled

We are a play-based preschool for 2.5 - 5 year olds in the Sabin Neighborhood










Here is what we will be doing:

  • Exploring our ocean theme with various ocean art, songs and activities
  • Outdoor garden investigations in our beautiful outdoor fruit, vegetable, fairy and flower gardens
  • Water play
  • Ceramic art
  • Yoga and other indoor and outdoor movement activities
  • Tye dye t-shirts and other rainbow art




The rate is $41/day and days are flexible 

Please contact Lori Soltys if you are interested















Looking for Nanny in NE Portland 3 Days a Week for our 3-Month Old Son

June 07, 2015

We are looking for a long-term nanny  to come to our home 3 to 4 days a week, Monday through Friday (24 to 32 hours) to take care of our 3-month old son.   We live in NE Portland near Rose City Golf Course. 

It is very important to us that you have lots of experience taking care of newborns, and understand how to properly hold, soothe, feed and play with our little one.   We would like to find someone who loves babies, and is willing to give our son their full attention while they are here, playing, singing and talking to him throughout the day.  You must be a non-smoker.

We are looking for someone to start right away, so please email me at jmarledge@gmail.com if you are interested.  Please describe your experience with infants, your philosophy with dealing with newborns, and your desired pay rate. 

Jamie and Peter


Full time Nanny Share N/NE

June 06, 2015

We're looking for a family to share our full time nanny with us starting in July. Our daughter will be 18 months old. Our nanny has worked with us and another family for the past year and the other family has decided it's time to enroll their child in preschool. Our nanny has worked with several other families and comes with a lot of experience with infants and toddlers. She has a lot of fun with the kids, is patient, and our daughter loves her. We have a double stroller so that she can take the kids to play in the park, go see music at Poa, and explore the neighborhood. We are open to hosting at our house, going to yours, or splitting between the two. She charges $2,500/month (split between the two families) and works 8:30-5:30. We live off of Vancouver a couple blocks south of Alberta. The ideal family would live close to us with a child of similar age. Please email Anastasia at anastasiaml@yahoo.com

25-40 hours per week for a 10-14 month old available Sept. 2015 – SE Woodstock

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 (and not in your house)?

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 just a few children here at one time, I am able to provide lots of individualized attention.  My oldest son is now in preschool and I will be caring for my youngest son and two other boys, their ages will range from 10-14 months come September.  We are looking for one more friend to join our group!   Ideally, I would love to find a family who is looking for 25-40 hours per week of care for their child who is of similar age to my current group.  This opening is available September 8 (an earlier start date might be negotiable), and I provide care Monday-Friday between the hours of 8:00am-5:00pm.  My full-time rate is $7.50 per hour.

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 each child!  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

Simple Traditions Child Care


Woodsong Preschool SE Portland has summer and fall 2015 openings

June 02, 2015

Woodsong Preschool is a small in-home, Reggio-inspired preschool nestled in the heart of South Tabor across the street from Clinton Park. We accept ages 2 1/2 through 6, and are open from 8:30-4:30. Woodsong preschool is play-focused, project-based, child-led, and art-infused. We believe that children are natural scientists and learners, who can discover their knowledge through play, questioning, creativity and authentic experience.
Please contact Jennifer Rudnicki for questions or a tour: 
email: woodsongpreschool@gmail.com



Sugar Pine In Home Childcare looking for 2 1/2 year olds!

Openings at Sugar Pine In Home Childcare!!

Sugar Pine is an in home childcare looking for families to join our cozy, comfortable home. We are looking for 2 1/2 year olds to join our small early preschool program. We have a great 2 year olds and would like to expand that age group. We are a smaller childcare facility that maintains a four to one ratio.

Sugar Pine is play-based child care that supports each child's love for learning and discovery of life. We provide a relaxed atmosphere where children can grow independently and be respected. We highly value children's experiences and maintain an environment that allows them to learn from their surroundings and feel safe. 

    A variety of values and approaches to education are applied here at Sugar Pine, including philosophies from Waldorf, Reggio Emilia and Montessori. We focus on the development of each individual child and offer materials that inspires the child to learn independence. We believe in maintaining close relationships and open communication with our parents and families. We have a beautiful outdoor area where we do gardening with the children and enjoy the nature around us.

We are eco-friendly, serve all organic additive-free meals and provide cloth diapers throughout the day and work on early potty training.

We are located in the beautiful Glendoveer area. Please call or email to set up a tour.

Owner and Caregiver:

Sarah Herbelin



May 30, 2015


We're looking for a creative, responsible, loving caregiver for the summer, 2-3 days / week, for our two girls, 5 and 3. (My husband and I both work full time and currently have a caregiver 3 days/week - their Thu-Fr daycare ends at the end of June). Days are typically 8:30 am - 6pm. The girls love books, going to parks, the Children's Museum, the zoo, music events, art projects and imaginative games. We'll be living in North Portland (we are moving mid-June). If interested in talking further, let me know a little about yourself, your schedule, and hourly rate, and a good time to have an initial conversation on the phone.
Cheers, Laura
email: laura_hartzell at yahoo

Experienced, Creative, Nature loving Nanny available in N/NE

My name is Katy and I am a 29 year old, college educated, creative and FUN nanny. I am making the big move from SE to North Portland and am seeking employment closer to my lovely new home. I am excited to live in a new part of town and look forward to finding a great fit with a lovely new family :)
I have great references! All will attest to my honest, strong work ethic, excellent childcare skills and easygoing, warm personality. I have over 10 years of childcare, teaching, and tutoring experience.  3+ years of gymnastics and theater teaching experience has made movement and creativity a big part of the childcare I provide! I speak Spanish very proficiently and would be more than happy to incorporate the Spanish language into my care, as well. Children in my charge with enjoy nature walks, creative outdoor play, games and songs. In my spare time, I am studying herbalism. I intern 4 hours a week at the  Herb Shoppe. I love sharing my love for plants with children. We always stop and smell the roses!
I am open and available to care for children of all ages! Most of my professional experience is with children ages 6 months-8 years, but I am awesome with all ages. Kids love me and I love them too. I am really into adventures at the playground, singing improvised songs about plants and animals, movement based and creative games, and consistent nap schedule. I am also experienced with potty training toddlers and am very attentive, always positive and encouraging. Babies will never miss a bottle or nap with this attentive and organized lady! Older children will benefit from my many years of teaching and tutoring experience. I love incorporating learning and exploration in my childcare, especially reading, writing and music! I am very invested in supporting and fostering children's natural creativity, curiosity and brilliance! 
I am very happy to work for all varieties of families and as a queer person, I welcome and celebrate LGBTQ families. I would love to work for a family that celebrates diversity, culture and natural healthy living.
I would prefer to work for a family relatively close to my neighborhood, as I love to ride my bike to work! I have a drivers license and squeaky clean driving record.  I am confidant and able to drive my employer's vehicle if driving is part of my work responsibilities.  I'd be more than happy to hitch a trailer on my bicycle, too. I'm an excellent, highly experienced and safe city cyclist. I have experience as a pedicab driver! That is more my style of transportation :)  
I am ideally looking to work 3-4 full weekdays/week. I work on a sliding scale depending on the number of children and responsibilities of the position. I am open to nanny shares for the right fit. Let's talk about it!
Feel free to contact me about rates and other details. I hope to get the opportunity to meet you and your family soon! Thank you so much for taking the time to read my posting :) 
Feel free to email me at Katylaurel22@gmail.com

Looking for another family to nanny-share in PSU/OHSU/DOWNTOWN/Pearl District areas

May 28, 2015

Looking for a nanny-share family in the PSU/OHSU/Downtown/Pearl District areas. Willing to drive to accommodate you!

Our son is 8 months old and has been in daycare but we'd like for him to have more personalized care while still enjoying social interaction with another baby/toddler. 

Looking for Monday thru Friday 7am-3:30pm. We can start as soon as you are ready!

Please email me if you are interested nguthmueller@hotmail.com.


The Nest Playschool Infant-Toddler Community -- Open House 6/20

Join us for our upcoming open house Saturday, June 20th, from 10 AM to 1 PM, at The Nest Playschool. This is the perfect opportunity to view our space, specifically designed for infants and toddlers. Meet our amazing teachers, and learn more about our gentle, RIE-inspired and relationship-based approach to your young child's natural development. 

We are enrolling for our next cohort, starting September 2015. We have spaces for children who will be 4-8 months old in September 2015. 

What can you find at The Nest?

* Primary caregivers, with a 1:4 ratio, supporting the strong relationships essential to the early years. A total enrollment of just 8 children in the program allows for an intimate and individual experience for all.

* Reflective and thoughtful teachers, experienced with supporting each child and family.

* Daily photo documentation of children's discoveries.

* Organic, unprocessed, freshly-prepared vegetarian menu -- whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables.

* Support for breastfeeding mothers, organic formula available upon request.

* Cloth diapers provided through diaper service, included in tuition.

Visit www.nestplayschoolpdx.com for more information.

School phone: (503) 933-0238

email: nestplayschoolpdx@gmail.com


Open House Saturday, June 20th, from 10 AM to 1PM. RSVP via email or phone.


Part Time Nanny Needed (NE Portland)

May 27, 2015

We are searching for a part time nanny for the summer and possibly beyond. We have a 4 month old baby that we could use a nanny to help care for her during the week days. Ideally 4-5 hours a day in the middle of the day for 4-5 days a week, for a total weekly schedule that we decide on together for between 16-25 hours a week . We need someone with experience with babies, who can offer a happy, playful, loving routine. One of us works from home, so we will be nearby but need the time to focus on our work. ideally you would be watching her during her awake time with one nap in the middle. We will go on a walk with her in the evening, so we would prefer if you could mostly stay in the house or yard with her until she gets a little older.

Our baby is a sweetie but will need your full attention. Non smoker a must, no TV or screens around the baby. We have 2 dogs in the house. We will do a background check, call your references and issue the W2s for taxes.

We would like to pay $12-14 an hour depending on your experience and what chores you'd be willing to do when the baby is sleeping. Please contact us if you are interested in this position, but the pay does not meet your requirements. We are trying to understand what the normal pay range is.

Looking for help ASAP.

NE Portland Near Alberta Park

shelley- shelleybmartin@gmail.com

Preschool Open House Saturday June 6 2015, 10 AM to 12 PM

Come to Open House Saturday June 6 from 10 AM to 12PM.

Blue Frogs Jump is a private nationally accredited Oregon QRIS 5 star program preschool housed in a separate unit of space in a NW Portland home. We offer a warm, inviting, stimulating environment. Michele is an experienced highly educated teacher who cares about offering high quality for the young child.

Blue Frog's program subscribes to a balanced eclectic, philosophy, drawing strengths from play based, structured, Montessori, Waldorf, Reggio philosophies into its own program. Our goal is to envelope those strengths into this unique program. Imagination, Creativity, Problem Solving, Language Development, Math and Reading Readiness, Large, Fine Motor Skills and Socialization are considered when preparing our daily environment.

Meals are a part of our day and as such are offered to be of the highest quality. Meals are served with cloth napkins, stainless steel utensils, and tempered glass. We use balanced meals that follow and surpass USDA Guidelines. Our foods are freshly prepared using fresh foods. As much as possible they are local and organic foods.

Rest Time is a part of our day and as such children have individually labeled cots as well as sheets and blankets available.

Our environment is safe, offering private entry for enrolled families, as well as a fenced yard. Indoors we have a maple play structured loft, wooden blocks and animals, art supplies, easels, puzzles, puppets, dramatic play, library, games, science exploration, light table, dramatic play areas, musical instruments, large motor toys. We have a large collection so we rotate or couple toys to vary the experience. Outdoors we offer nature, a marimba, large motor blocks, a large climbing structure with slide, a tricycle track, trucks, tricycles with helmets, outdoor toys, garden boxes, and a sandbox. We also have a full library.

Our goal is to communicate regularly regarding the program, menu, and your child's growth.

We are open Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM.

2 (T/TH), 3 (M/W/F), and 5 (M-F) day schedules available

Visit our website to learn more http://www.BlueFrogsJump.com

Call (503)925-3919 or email Michele@BlueFrogsJump.com to schedule a tour or Come to Open House Saturday June 6 from 10 AM to 12PM.

Heidi's House August Care

May 26, 2015

Openings for month of August at Heidi's House

Need infant or toddler care during August? I can accommodate one or two, full or part-time children, M-F, 8:30am-5:30pm.

Come join our happy little group! Heidi's House provides dependable, warm, and tender care for infants and toddlers in a Waldorf/Lifeways-inspired home environment. I provide all fresh, organic meals and snacks, and eco-friendly diapers, as well as highly individualized care.

Daily, we explore our lovely Eastmoreland neighborhood, cook together (age depending), and have art experiences. And, of course, stories, poems, songs, and lots of imaginative play!

 A little miracle everyday.

 503.774.8998 or levy.heidi@gmail.com

 Happy parent references available.


Free Children's Yoga Class



Frog Song Montessori Preschool invites you and your family to a free children's yoga class on Saturday, May 30th! The class is being led by MoveYoga's Kym Sproule and begins at 1:30pm. Children of all ages are welcome to attend!

We are located on 14 acres of property that can be entered at NE Siskiyou and NE 85th. Check out our website for more details!


Families are welcome to come early to meet us at our open house that begins at 1:00pm, or simply to come explore the beautiful 14 acre property and all of the nature it has to offer!


We hope to see you there!





Roseway Roots Has Summer Openings

May 25, 2015

Does your preschooler need somewhere to socialize this summer?

Roseway Roots is a certified home daycare in NE Portland.  We place an emphasis on personal attention, learning through play, and reducing our environmental impact.

In the summers we like to paint, ride tricycles, build castles in our sandbox, bake pies in our mud kitchen, run through the sprinkler and make popsicles and frozen yogurt together.  We take walks to the library, and sometimes we ride the bus or max to other parks or fountains around Portland.  

Check out our website at www.rosewayroots.com or email me to set up a meeting rosewayroots@gmail.com

Special Summer 2015 Only Tuition Rates

(June 16th to August14th - roughly 8weeks)

Full Day     $1400 5 days/week  - $900    3 days/week - $750 2 days/week

Half Day     $775 5 days/week - $550  3 days/week  - $400  2 days/week

Heartwood Preschool with Music Together

May 23, 2015

We have an opening for September 2015

At Heartwood Preschool, children learn in a safe, small, nurturing environment where they can develop independence, find out about other people and their cultures, and learn to accept and appreciate the similarities and differences among us. We encourage the children to maintain their natural curiosity and love of learning while participating in a structured play-based environment.

  • Heartwood Preschool has been state certified since 2003
  • We are an Eco-Healthy Child Care facility
  • We are a Certified Wildlife Habitat
  • Community Garden plot 2 blocks away
  • A variety of pets to care for and love
  • Great ratio!  2 dedicated, loving teachers with a maximum of 14 children a day
  • A close-knit community of families who maintain friendships long after their Heartwood years!
  • Yoga instructor
  • An amazing art specialist
  • We were voted PDX Kids Calendar/Metro Parent favorite preschool runner up in 2014
  • We are a Licensed Music Together Preschool!  Tuition includes weekly visits from a Music Together Specialist, CD's and songbooks, as well as Music Together gatherings for the whole family
  • Scholarship opportunities

Please visit our website for more information about our wonderful program:


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Air/Plane Cottage School in Kenton (N Portland) has FT openings!

May 19, 2015

Air/Plane Cottage School is an experiential learning community located on a quiet, residential street in the Kenton neighborhood in North Portland. We serve children ages 3 through 6, and their families, by providing the highest quality daytime childcare available, at competitive prices. We are open Monday through Friday, from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm. Early childhood educators Crystal Siltman and Joseph Bryan have, combined, over 25 years professional teaching experience. Goals and Philosophy At APCS we help the children to develop, physically, socially and cognitively. We do this by engaging in creative work that is meaningful to both the children and the adults in our community. We feel our 5:1 ratio make these rich experiences possible. Our studio is experiential and child-directed. We are living our lives together, making beautiful work together, and asking truly meaningful questions. We work together with children and their families to develop positive self-identity and deeply supportive community, for all. At APCS we help young children to: Become agents in the formation of community, Practice conflict resolution strategies in real-life situations, Develop critical thought, including divergent and convergent problem solving, Develop language skills, including spoken and written language, Identify, label, and communicate complex emotion in a productive way At APCS we help parents to: Better understand the needs of young people, Develop actionable plans for dealing with challenging behavior, Better manage transitions to and from school, and throughout our busy family lives! (503)888-5572 www.airplanecottageschool.com Image

Seeking Full Time Nanny for Nanny-Share in NE

May 18, 2015

Hi, we are two families in NE Portland (Hollywood/Alberta) seeking a nanny to watch our two boys (5-months & 10-months) starting mid-June. We will need care 5 days per week, roughly 8a-5p.

We are looking for a reliable, kind, nurturing, energetic nanny with experience working with multiple infants, good references, and basic safety training (CPR, first aid). Training in early childhood education and knowledge of baby sign language are pluses.

We are looking for a longer term commitment (beyond the summer). Pay approx $20/hr.

If this sounds like you, please contact jennijayne@rocketmail.com with your resume and references.

Experienced Nanny Available for Summer and Beyond

May 17, 2015

Hi! My name is Kit and I am a 31 year old artist and musician with a diploma in Apparel Design and currently working on my BFA. I was born in Nebraska and have lived and nannied in Minneapolis and Baltimore as a teen and young adult, relocating to Portland in 2011. I have been a childcare provider for over 12 years and have worked in an in-home and day-care setting, was a live-in nanny for two years, and even went out on the road as a tour nanny for a punk band! I have experience caring for children ages 0-13 and have experience caring for children with special needs as well.
My references will tell you that I am a trustworthy, responsible, dependable childcare provider who strives to give the highest quality childcare possible to create a fun and safe environment for children to grow and thrive. I have a dependable vehicle and love taking kiddos on outings and adventures!

I am currently working with one amazing family in NE Portland while taking classes. I'll be taking the summer off school and working with my current family part time. I am looking for positions to fill 6-8 hours per day Tues, Thurs, and Fri with a set schedule each week. I am looking for a temporary position, but may be open to extending beyond summer if the opportunity arises.

I have a detailed resume as well as several great references and would be happy to forward this information to you via email.

I am also available for occasional babysitting, so please feel free to contact me if you are in need of that as well!

leahkitkogan at gmail dot com

Thank you!

PT Nanny and Nanny Share Family wanted in Hawthorn Area

Our family wants to meet your family! We appreciate environmentally conscious living and an open, diverse view on life. Our priorities include creative, fun loving, and gentle care with an emphasis on outdoor activities and no television. We are looking for a nanny and a nanny share family who value providing children with a loving gentle environment. We can afford $6-$8 an hour and want to pair with another family so together we can employee a nanny for $12-$16 an hour. We need care starting in mid June through April 2016, and possibly beyond. Ideally your family would be located near the Hawthorn Neighborhood.

 Our family includes

  • Silas, precocious and engaging 8-month old

  • April, Biologist and student, 36

  • James, Acupuncturist, 37


Childcare needs

  • Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday

  • 6-8 hrs a day (flexible times)

  • A child (6 mo - 4 yrs) to play and learn with Silas


April at 541-250-1046 

Toddler Summer Day Camp at Portland Baby School

May 15, 2015




Summer camp 2015



Prepare for preschool in a small and patient setting. Children will learn the basic skills of being in a group setting while doing fun activities, playing outdoors, and making new friends. Groups are limited to 6 children so that new skills can be practiced in a relaxed environment. There will be lots of time for free play everyday.

Summer camp is Tuesday-Friday from 10:00 to 2:00.

$175 per week. Organic vegetarian lunch is included.

Week 1 (July 21-24): Food--Growing, Cooking, and Eating

Week 2 (July 28-31): Stories and Theater Games

Week 3 (August 4-7): Superheroes

Week 4 (August 11-14): Music

Week 5 (August 18-21): Water


May 13, 2015

Wow and Flutterville Playopolis is opening up a new home in North Portland a few blocks from Peninsula Park! We have space for a few infants and a few friends age 2 to 5. We are a mixed age Waldorf-inspired program in a cozy cottage with a lovely garden. Days are spent with free play, time with fairies, yoga, Spanish and music. We honor the principals of attachment parenting, honor and support nursing mamas, baby wearing, cloth diapering. Organic, vegetarian meals served. Loving care givers and too much laughter make up our our days! www.wowandflutterville.com Please contact Miss Deanna to arrange a visit 206 817-9881.

Portland Baby School Has 1 Opening Left For September

May 11, 2015

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Portland Baby School is currently accepting applications for a new class of infants. We currently have 1 space left for our fall cohort. We are looking for a child born between December 2014 and March 2015.

We are a very small in-home school in NE Portland in the Beaumont neighborhood. For more information please visit our website at portlandbabyschool.com.


Laurelhurst Family Seeking Nanny and Partner Family for Nanny Share

Hi! My husband and I are looking for a nanny for our 3 month old infant son starting June 15. I work from home but we need a full-time nanny for at least 35-40 hours a week. We are are also interested in finding another family in the area to do a nanny share with. Since we are looking to do a share, any nanny applicant needs to be comfortable and experienced with multiple infants. We also have a chocolate labrador retriever so comfort with pets is needed. Any interested nannies or families, please contact me at clitteken@gmail.com I look forward to hearing from you!

Join us in a Nannyshare- SE Portland

May 10, 2015

Our family is looking for a new child to join our nanny share in Southeast Portland. (Sunnyside)

Our nanny began working with us when our daughter was three months and she is now 13 months. The family who joined us in a nanny share is planning a summer trip and will no longer be with us so we are looking for a new family to engage in a share with through mid July.

There's a potential for the new family to extend care with the nanny beyond mid July however we will be ending our contract with her then, because we are planning a trip of our own beginning July 17. Our nanny is absolutely amazing and has tons of experience working with multiple children. We currently have care at our house in Sunnyside but are willing to consider other options as we know setting up a nanny shares requires flexibility ;-)

If any or all of this sounds interesting please email/text or call.


Last Fall opening at Little Hands Garden School!

May 07, 2015

LH_PrimaryLogo-Color-Print                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Little Hands Garden School was named, "The Best kept secret in Mt. Tabor," by the Portland Mercury in August 2011.  We are entering our 7th year as a garden-focused, play-based preschool, and are able to welcome more youngsters into our morning or afternoon preschool programs in the Fall.  We also have a few days left for summer if you want to join us for foraged tea parties, juice-pressing, sprinkler play in our shady glade, and outdoor adventures...  visit us on the web at www.littlehandsgardenschool.com for more information, or email us at littlehandsgardenschool@gmail.com to schedule a visit!

Part-time Nanny or Nanny Share Wanted ( N. Portland/Overlook)


I am looking for a part-time Nanny or ideally to join a Nanny Share starting mid-June. My little boy will be 7-months old and needs to have 2 days (sometimes 3) a week of care. I am a nurse and my schedule changes weekly, so they will be a different 2-3 days/week. We are looking for someone or a family with the flexibility to accommodate him 2-3 x a week from 7:30am-5:30pm. He is a fun-loving, out-going curious little bundle of sweetness. Please email me if you think this might work for you! elclavedulce@gmail.com

Seeking fun, reliable PT nanny in N Portland

May 05, 2015

Seeking a part-time nanny for our nearly 2 year old daughter in North Portland. 16 hours a week, Tues- Fri, 2-6pm. Must have references and pass a background check. Car owners preferred. Please call Anna at 503-914-8121 or email: amheston@gmail.com.

Preschool Openings: new Small Wonders School center

May 04, 2015

Opening June 15th, 2015 our new Small Wonders School center offering has some remaining preschool vacancies for a summer or September start date. Located in the Hollywood neighborhood at 37th and Sandy Blvd this new center space is undergoing a complete renovation--we cannot wait to share our new, built to suit, Reggio-inspired space with you! Open Monday-Friday 7:30-5:30 we offer a high quality preschool program with the convenience of childcare hours to children 2 to Kindergarten qualifying age.Visit us at www.smallwondersschool.org to learn more!

Small Wonders School Logo Collage
rendering by teacher margot

We have select 3, 4 and 5 day schedules available for potty trained children 3 years and older. While our toddler classroom is enrolled to capacity we are accepting waitlist applications for children 24 months to 36 months. Our days are filled with creative art experiences, thematic projects, outdoor play, free play, song circle and much more! Find us on Instragram to see some of our recent happenings and find out why we were voted Metro Parent's Family Favorite Preschool & Childcare! https://instagram.com/smallwondersschool/

Contact us today at enrollment(at)smallwondersschool.org for information session dates, we look forward to laughing and learning with you!

May 02, 2015

Hello Urban Mamas!

It's springtime at Bada's Place, where your children thrive and you have peace of mind.

**Currently enrolling infants and children up to 4 years old!**

I like to keep a family atmosphere, so I limit how many children I care for at a time.

For a tour and more information, contact me at anna@badasplace.com or call 503.358.2385.