Seeking a Full Time Nanny or Nanny-share for Our Infant in N Portland

February 28, 2015

Hello! We are looking for an energetic, fun and nurturing nanny to care for our daughter beginning in mid-April. Our baby will be 5 months old by that time and will need full time care Mon-Fri. We would like to match her up with someone who is comfortable with pets, enjoys outdoor time and going for walks to the park, engaging our baby in music, play and encouraging development with age appropriate activities. Driving is a bonus but not necessary. Please include a description of your childcare experience.

We are also open to a nanny-share situation in the N Portland area (we are in the Overlook neighborhood) and welcome any inquiries. 

Please e-mail responses to 

Baby Opening in North Portland, St Johns

February 26, 2015


BABY OPENING IN NORTH PORTLAND, ST JOHNS  Clairvetta's nanny share has an opening for a baby for 2, 3 or 4 days of care per week.

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~A Wonderful Learning Environment For Your Child~

February 22, 2015

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24 Months - 5 year-olds


Located in the Johns Landing and Burlingame neighborhoods and opening in NE portland in summer 2015

The perfect balance of play and academics!





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Four Portland Locations


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."


Seeking Substitute Teacher for Pre-School

February 20, 2015

Oak & Rose School for Early Childhood is seeking an on-call substitute teacher to work with multiple age groups, as needed.

Our School: Oak & Rose has two locations serving NE Portland families. We offer curriculum based care for children ages 6 weeks old to 5 years of age. We envision a learning community that supports experiential learning, creative expression, outdoor adventure, and a garden and food program children can participate in. Above all, we aim to co-create a space based on community and respect.

Please see our website for more information:

Position: We are seeking an experienced childcare provider (nanny or teacher) to join our staff as a substitute teacher. We are looking for an outgoing and spirited leader who can jump in as a co-teacher. Your shifts will depend on our staff taking time off for vacation, illness, or other commitments.

Availability: Must be willing to take on either 6 hour or 10 hour shifts on short notice, M-F 7:30am - 6pm, as needed. Potential to take on regularly scheduled part-time hours in the future.

Experience: Experience with child-care required

Contact: Please send resume and introduction letter, including why this position would be a good fit, to along with any questions you may have.

Compensation: Competitive hourly rate

Alice's In home daycare

February 17, 2015

Leave your child at Grandma's house! Quality in home daycare in Northeast Portland. I have been providing daycare to the children of Portland for 35 years and am a licensed in home daycare provider. I specialize in babies and toddlers and I have a passion for caring for children and treat them as if they were my own family. My goal is to provide a warm, stimulating, loving and reliable atmosphere for children when mom and dad have to work. I have immediate openings and would love the opportunity to meet with you and your child and see if my home would be the right fit for you! Please call me at 5032537421, Alice House

Over The Rainbow Family Learning Center

February 16, 2015

Hello everyone! I am working on opening a preschool and drop-in play center for children with unique learning needs. ALL children will be welcome, but the program may be of particular interest to parents of children with autism spectrum disorders, ADHD, behavioral challenges, sensory processing issues, or just high levels of energy! I am hoping to start a list of people who would be interested in updates and who might be interested in any of our programs. Please visit to learn more, and fill out the WANT MORE INFO form.

A little  about what I am planning:

- A flexible program that allows you to choose which, and how many, days you child will attend.
- A preschool that allows your child to learn in his own style, at his own pace. 
- A program where staff members understand that many children have different needs for movement and sensory input.
- A relaxed, fun environment where your child can feel welcome and accepted. 
- A program where, as a parent, your knowledge about your child and the things that you want for him or her are important and respected.

- A full time day care center
- A therapy center

We will also be offering "Tot School" for children under 3 and their parents, drop-in play hours for children of all ages and their parents or caregivers, monthly respite care events, family events, and more! 

I am hoping to make this place a home away from home for parents and kids, so I would be interested in hearing your opinions, thoughts, questions, etc. I don't yet have a location, either, so I am open to suggestions for that as well. Thanks for your help!
- Angel


Looking for Nanny Share Partner in N/NE PDX

February 15, 2015

Hi There!

We are looking for a full-time nanny share partner family starting just after 4th of July. I am having a baby boy in a couple of weeks, so he will be about 4 months old when it is time for me to head back to work.

We live in close N Portland, right off of Mississippi, and would love to find another family to share a nanny with in the general area. We are open to how it will all work, but imagine we will trade off days between our homes. I work in inner SE (Morrison and Grand) and my husband works in NW, so families in those areas could work as well.

Please contact me so thaat we can see if our families are a good match at

I look forward to meeting you!

Wow and Flutterville Playopolis Hiring FT Wobbler Teacher

February 14, 2015

We are hiring a loving assistant teacher for our sweet group of wobblers ages 13 months-2 years. As a Waldorf-inspired, certified in-home program we seek a teacher with a reverence for children and their right to learn through open-ended play, a love of the outdoors and experience with this age group in a certified program.


If you have one year of experience in a certified program please email Deanna Cohen/Owner/Director to arrange an interview.


We pay a fair wage, paid legal holidays and annual vacation and are looking for loving teachers who view childcare as a honorable profession.

Spilt Milk Nannies - Sitters at the click of a button

February 12, 2015



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

If you have any questions feel free to contact me at:

AlderWood Preschool Now Enrolling!

February 09, 2015

AlderWood is a small unqiue preschool program located in the Cully/Roseway neighborhood of NE portland.

We focus on independence, empathy, and creative thinking. We are a full-day program, and we offer sliding scale tuition.

Visit for more information.

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Preschool Openings at the Living Wisdom School

February 06, 2015

Dedicated to an education centered in the heart, the Living Wisdom School Portland-Beaverton supports children’s blossoming mental, emotional, & physical development in a joyful, spiritually uplifting environment. As an Education for Life school, we teach meditation, compassion, & mindfulness to our students beginning in preschool. Living Wisdom School has been serving children & families preschool to 8th grade since 1997. 

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Professional On-Call Nannies - Just a phone call away!

January 29, 2015

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Need an extra hand?  Occasional babysitter?  Sick-child care?  Date night?

Care Givers Placement Agency has helped thousands of families secure great child care - with just a phone call.  Members of CGPA can arrange an on-call nanny whenever they have a need.   Just call us and we'll match you with a thoroughly screened, professional nanny.  Reservations are available for as little as a 4-hour shift; short-term, part-time and overnight nannies are also available.

You can reserve a nanny ahead of time or take advantage of our next-day or same-day service, 7 days a week.

Trust your children to the experts.  Register with CGPA today.  Mention UrbanMamas for a free registration ($25 value).  Care Givers Placement Agency  or call 503-244-6370.

Hawthorne Family Playschool Open House!

January 25, 2015


Come play with us during our OPEN HOUSE! 


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:

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 and contact us today at enrollment(at) 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

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!

Quality Infant & Toddler School - Now Enrolling!

January 20, 2015

PeaceTreeSchool_Logo_FNLWe are a new school opening in the Woodlawn neighborhood of Portland!

Led by experienced Montessori trained guides, we have open availability for children ages 3 months to 4 years. Our welcoming and nurturing home setting is designed for children to learn by exploration and discovery. We offer organic and nutritious snacks and meals that are included in tuition. We are excited to provide the infants and toddlers in our care with experiences in music, art, spanish language, yoga and gardening; all enrichment activities are also included. We follow the philosophies of Maria Montessori and RIE (Resources for Infant Educarers, Magda Gerber).  Our curriculum is child-directed; we honor the child's independence and individual ability by offering choices and a diverse array of learning materials. We warmly accept children of all cultures, abilities and learning styles.

We offer extended hours, from 8:15am to 5:30pm, Monday through Friday and are located in NE Portland on the corner of NE Dekum & NE Grand.

Please visit our website for more information:

You can contact us at or 503-750-0952


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

Opening for Infant with SAHM - Northeast


My name is Victoria and I gave birth to a daughter in the middle of November. Originally, I was planning to return to work at the beginning of February, but have since decided to stay home and care for her. I would love to find her a child similar in age to interact with while at home!

My daughter is a healthy, bright, curious child and it is important to me and my husband that she receive lots of social interaction and play time in a safe, comfortable, and clean environment. Our current day includes singing, dancing, walks in our stroller, playing with various sounds/shapes/colors/textures/noises, and reading, with breaks for napping and eating as baby needs. She will receive the recommended vaccinations from her pediatrician, and has had no illnesses since being born. 

I plan to give any child I look after the same affection, care and attention that I give to my daughter.

Our house is located in Northeast Portland near schools, parks and public transportation. I am CPR certified and happy to support many parenting styles and needs. I am more than willing to accommodate your working schedule (FT or PT), including last minute changes or cancellations. Finally, I know how anxiety inducing it can be to leave your child, and am happy to set up nanny cams or check-ins so you can rest assured your little one is well taken care of. 

Please let me know if any of the above sounds like a good fit! I can be reached at

I look forward to speaking with you!

Rowanberry School Open House ~ Saturday January 31st, 2015

January 18, 2015

Your family is warmly invited to the annual open house at Rowanberry School on Saturday, January 31st from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Our open house provides an opportunity for prospective families to meet the teachers, learn about our philosophy and explore our rich environment.

Rowanberry School is a unique home-based Preschool and Early Kindergarten program 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.

Now accepting applications for the 2015-2016 school year.


Please R.S.V.P. with your child's name, age, and desired schedule.

For more information about Rowanberry School, please visit us online at:

Director Angela Molloy Murphy, M.Ed. can be reached at:

Open House at Brooklyn Preschool Feb 7th 9:30-11:30

January 14, 2015

Save the Date, Spread the Word!
Our Annual Open House is Saturday, February 7.

Families are invited to play in our classrooms and talk to parent members from 9:30-11:30 a.m.


Brooklyn Cooperative Preschool
Located at 2901 SE Steele Street
For more information contact Lea Barozzi at

Hope to see you there!

Part Time Toddler Care Opening in NE Portland

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I am a former teacher who decided to provide childcare (more like a nanny-share) after having 2 adorable girls. They are 2.5 and 1.5 years old. With a wide range of experience in education as an elementary and a toddler teacher, I believe you will not regret to choose me to care for your child(ren). My qualifications include First Aid/CPR, Food Handlers, background check #, RRCAN and several other child care trainings.

I am looking for 1 or 2 friends to join our group at my home strategically located near MLK and Killingsworth with easy access to public transportation and I5. I keep my ratio low, maximum is 1:4. The ideal situation for me is to find a family with a child within the ages of 17 months old to 3 years old. This way, my daughters and your child(ren) can be friends. I am happy to take care your child(ren) from 2 to 4 days a week. The childcare is open from Tuesday-Friday at 8am-5pm. Occasional date nights and drop-ins can be arranged. Contact me for further information at

Seeking Second Family for Nanny Share in Summer 2015

Hello. We are expecting our first child in early March and are looking for a family that would be interested in a nanny share starting in June 2015.

We are based in North Portland (Overlook Neighborhood) and are looking for either a four or five day nanny share. We are working professionals with standard hours of 8-5 and are willing to host or split hosting responsibilities as needed.

If you are looking for something similar in N/NE or NW Portland, please let us know. Thank you.

Is Au Pair Childcare the Solution for You?

Hosting an au pair offers a flexible and affordable childcare solution for thousands of U.S. families.  Au pairs provide up to 45 hours of childcare for about $360 per week per family (not per child!)

Might it be a great option for your family too?  Answer these few questions to find out:

-Are you interested in childcare scheduled around the needs of your individual family?

-Do you have an interest in other cultures and sharing american culture with a young person from abroad?  Would you like your children to benefit from a cultural exchange as well?

-Do you have an extra bedroom or a space that could be adapted into a bedroom?

If you said yes to these questions you might be great host family for an au pair!  

Since 1989 Cultural Care Au Pair has placed over 90,000 au pairs in homes with U.S. Host Families.  As the largest sponsor provider of au pair services in the U.S. we have thousands of au pairs available from over twenty countries worldwide and a team of experience professionals to find the right au pair for your family.  

See or contact Trish McAleer at 781 738 9493 for more information about our program.

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 Thanks!

Nanny Needed For Nanny Share - NW Portland

January 10, 2015

We are looking for a nanny for a nanny share opportunity 3-4 days a week starting in March. Care would be for a 3 month old boy and a 5 month old girl at the time of start. The hours needed would most likely be 7:30-5:30/6 pm TU WED, and TH, and perhaps an occasional Monday or Friday. Both families live nearby in NW Portland.  Pay rate would be $16 per hour. 

We are seeking an individual who has experience caring for infants, who is loving, and energetic. A background in early childhood education/development is a bonus! We would like someone who will be present and engaged (playing, dancing, singing, outside play etc.) with limited TV time.  We prefer someone who is CPR certified. 
If you are a nanny looking for a nanny share, we would love to talk with you! Please contact us at and
Thank you, 
Kelsey and Jen

Little Hands Garden School Afternoon preschool Openings

January 09, 2015


Little Hands Garden School is a play-based preschool located on Mt. Tabor.  We are adding an afternoon session to our schedule, M, T and Thursdays from 1:30-5pm.  Children can attend one or all sessions.  We also may have availability in our morning program, M-Th 9-1, inquire at  We have 2-4 teachers present per day, and a maximum of 12 kiddos.  Snacks and lunches are served at 10, noon and 3pm, using mostly organic ingredients and often prepared with the help of the kids.  We welcome children ages 3-5.  For more information, please visit our beautiful website at, or email us to schedule a tour.  Thank you!

January 07, 2015

FT Infant Teacher Needed for In-Home Daycare

compensation: $13 to start, higher compensation for higher steps on Oregon Registry, annual paid vacation after one year of employment, paid legal holidays , paid sick days, paid professional trainings
Wow and Flutterville Playopolis is looking for an assistant to work 40 hours per week. We are in-home State Certified program that is influenced by Lifeways and Waldorf education. Our ratios are low and we honor the child's right to open-ended play and nurture a reverence for Mother Nature.

Please love children, know that they deserve respect and be willing to take direction from the lead teacher and director in the style of our program.

We go outside twice a day, rain or shine, so someone who is not wiling to go outside in all kinds of weather might not be the best fit for our sweet program. You need to also be able to lift 50 lbs. and be flexible to work any 8-9 hour shift between the hours of 8 am and 6 pm.

The job includes diapering, meal prep and serving, cleaning, assisting with potty training and monthly 2 hour paid staff meetings that often take place on Saturday afternoons.

Training and/or Education in Child Development and/or Early Education.
Must be able to enroll in the Oregon Criminal Registry.
Be enrolled in the Oregon Registry and at least a step 4.
Current infant CPR and 1st Aid.
Hold a Food Handlers Card
Child Abuse and Neglect training . (Rcan)
At least 1 year of experience working with children 0-5 years in a certified program.

The candidate must be willing to complete 20 hours of paid training annually.

Requisites: Only qualified applicants should end via email the following documentation:
2.-Cover letter
3.-Three professional references

Woodsong Preschool is Now Enrolling for Fall 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, or contact Jen Rudnicki at  140915_Jens_School_03

looking for part-time nanny work

January 05, 2015

My name is Jenni & I have been involved in child care for as long as I can remember - I first started when I was 12 & am now almost 26. I have mainly been doing part-time childcare for 1-3 year olds the past few years & have some, but less, experience with infants & elementary/middle schoolers. 
As a nanny, I really enjoy bringing loving empowerment with subtle, yet helpful, boundaries. I am on the path of doing some sort of mindfulness-based therapy work, so I really like to help build emotional intelligence in children by engaging them to put words to their feelings & find healthy expressions that do not minimize their experience... I also love to go for walks, explore in nature, sing songs, read or make up stories, color, & make up games that utilize & expand imagination. I value healthy, organic foods & a deep reverence for the Earth. The best gift I can offer to children is my practice in presence & loving attention. 
My rates are $14/hr for 1 child, $2/hr per additional child. I am also very open to a nanny share in which I would ask $10/child. I am looking for part-time work ONLY. References available upon request. Thank you! Please email jengold23@gmail.comMaxx&me

Searching After School Care in Beaverton

January 02, 2015

I am looking for an after school babysitter for my two kids, age 10 and 7, starting January 26. We are seeking someone to pick them up from school, bring them home, feed them a snack, and babysit for a couple hours. 

Please contact me, Janine, at: for more details or information. 


In search of caring, experienced nanny in NE Alberta area

December 30, 2014


My family is just relocating to the portland area and we're looking for a nanny for part-time care for our happy and bubbly 8 month old son. We are seeking someone very loving, nurturing, who understands our attachment parenting style and has had long term experience in child care. We are looking for someone who will be very engaged with our son; he loves books and toys but he LOVES people and is delighted by games and jaunts around the neighborhood the most. He is very charming indeed.

We are looking for someone M,T,W and a few hours Thursday & Friday.  

Please contact me, Jessica, at: for more details or information.