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Hiroko H.|Boston, MA

$20-25/hr 10 yrs exp 61 yrs old

Full Time Care Giver Available

Hi, My name is Hiroko and I'm Japanese babysitter who has been living in the U. S. for almost 30 years. I have many experiences to work for the individual families, home day care center and nursery school as a school teacher. I'm a certified teacher for the infant and toddler age. I have a First aid and CPR. I can do, not only take care of children as a routine job but also educate children as a school teacher for the infant and toddler ages. Of course I love children very much. My specialty is music, singing lullabies and playing the instruments, my major is piano also can play other instruments. Music is essential for all age children. Reading the children's books is very important even for the infants age. When I used to work the bilingual nursery school, I learned a lot about early childhood education. My extra care for the children is presenting the daily report sheet to the parents like how your child was doing or what kind of activities your child enjoyed with caregiver.
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Reviewed by Veronika G. 5/5 stars
It is with zero reservations that we recommend Hiroko with the greatest possible enthusiasm. Hiroko began caring for our son, A., from the time he was about 4 months old until he just over 18 months. She tended to him as he went from a beautiful, smiley, immobile baby until he was an equally smiley, but oh so incredibly mobile toddler. Throughout it all she was confident, more than capable, and incredibly caring as she managed the wide range of issues inherent in the rapidly changing make up of a growing, energetic and curious young person discovering the world. Understanding that competence is table stakes for this kind of decision, know that she is more than qualified in that regard and is extremely adept at imparting some tips to us (as first time parents) without coming close to being critical about our choices. Hiroko has become a member of our family, and it is only because that our little one is ready for the greater social interaction of a day care that we are, reluctantly, parting ways. She is, and will remain, A.'s first best friend. She is kind, attentive and a joy to be around. She was an incredible companion for our young son, and a diligent caregiver who made sure he always had enough stimulation (through play, song and books) and outside activity to expose him to the larger world. He loves her. We love her. Whomsoever might be lucky enough to land Hiroko next, know that your child is in the best of hands and your family is about to expand by one:)
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Birgitta A.|Boston, MA

$15-25/hr 1 yr exp 23 yrs old

Grad Student Hoping To Spend Extra Time Caring For Kids :)

Hi! My name is Birgitta and I am a 23-year-old grad student at Northeastern looking to spend my extra time babysitting or nannying. I am very caring, compassionate, and energetic! I absolutely love to spend time with kids and can help to clean, cook, tutor, or any other odd jobs you may need help with. I would love to spend my time putting a smile on your child(ren)'s face(s)! I also love to spend time outdoors as I am very active and can help run errands if needed. I am a recent graduate from the United States Military Academy at West Point, so I would consider myself to be very good with being prompt and reliable. Though I have not had professional experience working with children, I have spent much time being active and playing with children of families I grew close to in college. All in all, I am very flexible with my time and just looking for some outlet to have a positive impact on children! Please let me know if you have any questions :)
Reviewed by Brielle A. 5/5 stars
Birgitta is a West Point graduate and currently pursuing her masters degree. As a cadet at the United States Military Academy, she has known "duty, honor and country" and that "a cadet must not lie, cheat or steal." These qualities are a clear testament to her character. She is dependable, honest and truly a great person. Birgitta would be a great care giver for your children because she is great with kids, has an outgoing personality, and is a hard worker. She was grown up in a household where saying please and thank you and respecting others was important. I have no doubt that she will be an amazing addition to you and your child's life.

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Pleasant Time Learning Center LLC

65 Putnam St, Winthrop, MA

Starting at $72.50/day

Pleasant Times Learning Center is a licensed child care provider in Winthrop, MA, and has been servicing the community since 1993. We provide quality child care for infants, toddlers and preschoolers.

Our program is unlike any other. Our philosophy is to create an environment that encourages children to explore themselves and the world around them. We help each child reach developmental milestones through hands on activities, planned curriculum (reading, writing, math, science, etc.), and outside play. It's not about the final product that the child creates, we believe it's about the process the child takes to get there! Our children have so much fun each day they don't even realize they're learning!

The staff at Pleasant Times is absolutely one of a kind! We have staff members that have been with the program for 20+ years! Each staff member undergoes professional training's in order to make sure the concepts of child development are understood. We use this training to create an environment that's exciting and inviting, while provoking curiosity in each child.

Pleasant Times uses an app that can be downloaded to any smart phone. Once logged in, you can follow your child's day, send messages, and even see pictures! This is a great way to stay connected to your child as well as the staff and director.

We currently have limited spots available in our infant, toddler and preschool classrooms. Give us a call today at 617-846-5813 to set up a tour. We look forward to meeting you!
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Tartts Day Care Centers

56 Wareham St., Boston, MA

Costimate: $205/wk

A family-run enterprise since 1946, Tartt's is an industry leader, recognized for our enriching programs, exemplary facilities and accomplished staff. Our philosophy is straightforward: we place the experiences of children and families at the center of our business.

Tartt's remains in demand without having to advertise. Our extensive alumni base, in addition to enthusiastic referrals and testimonials make child care openings at Tartt's among the most sought after in Boston.

Our programs have been designed to promote whole-child development. Activities focus on developing social interaction skills, cooperation with others, recognition of self and others, and language development. Languages taught at Tartts include: English, Spanish, and American Sign Language.

At Tartt's we understand that you are looking for caregivers that are happy, engaged and love children. You are looking for a clean well-managed facility and ultimately you are looking for your child to have a safe, nurturing educational experience.

Infants and toddlers will have daily opportunities to explore their sensory environment. Educators will introduce children to different sights, sounds, textures and sensations. Books, sensory tables, songs and smiles will fill your child's day.

Preschoolers at Tartt's will explore Language Arts, Math, Science and Technology.

All Tartt's Centers have Music programs provided by Roman Music Therapy and Dance provided by Urbanity Dance Company.

477 Harrison Ave
Boston, MA 02118
Infants & Toddlers to age 2 years

TARTTs South End
495 Harrison Ave
Boston, MA 02118
Toddlers & Preschool to age 4 years

TARTTs at The Factory
56 Wareham St.
Boston, MA 02118
Infants, Toddlers & Preschool to age 4 years
Reviewed by Liz R 5/5 stars
My husband and I were very satisfied with Tartt's Daycare and how they took care of our twin boys for the past 2 years. I love that it is a family owned business and the staff felt like family as well. From the day our children started, until the day the left, our children were treated as if they were the children of the staff. Our children learned a lot socially, emotionally and educationally from Tartt's and their teachers. We will always thank them for taking such good care of our boys. Thank you to Wanda, Ken and the rest of the Tartt's staff.

Children's Playhouse Daycare Inc.

46 Bucknam Street., Everett, MA

Starting at $335/wk

Children's Playhouse Daycare, Inc. is a warm, family oriented childcare center with a professional atmosphere.

We have two locations. Our Infant/Toddler location is located right next to our preschool location.
Both locations include all meals. Breakfast, Lunch and afternoon Snack are served daily. Our cook serves fun and nutritious meals that is over seen by the USDA. We also provide 3 different top brands of formula and baby foods.

Our Teachers are committed to their classrooms and really enjoy working with children.

Children's Playhouse Daycare employs Early Education and Care certified educators who consistently meet the following job responsibilities which are not limited to but include:


* Stimulates emotional, intellectual, and social growth of children by developing and directing educational programs and activities tailored to assigned class.

* Provides safe environment by maintaining orderly, clean, and appealing facilities; removing known safety hazards.

* Encourages children's participation by providing interactive activities.

* Informs staff and parents of curriculum by preparing and submitting lesson plans; posting schedules and curriculum.

* Keeps parents informed by posting parent information in the classroom; maintaining and sharing records of child's progress, attendance, and behavior.

* Encourages development of children's self-control by utilizing classroom management and modeling techniques.

* Encourages consistency of service by maintaining communications with parents and staff.

* Protects families by keeping personal information confidential.

* Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; Maintaining the 20 hours per year as mandated by EEC.

* Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.

All educators have their EEC Teaching Certificate.

Call or email us for the Infant Center and speak to Director Michelle, or for the Preschool Center and speak to Director Jennifer for more information about our programs and availability.

We look forward to hearing from you!
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Ellen Moore's Child Care

12 Worthington Street, Roxbury Crossing, MA

Starting at $100/day

My program is a small, mixed-age group, and we all become very attached to each other--it really is very much like a family. I am located in Boston, close to the Longwood Medical Area. I have a well-equipped home with three levels of interesting space and a small backyard. We also have a wagon-for-six for trips around the neighborhood, and a minivan filled with car seats (and with a triple stroller folded up in back) for field trips to the zoo, the science museum, and other cool places around Boston. The mixed-age grouping contributes to a cooperative rather than a competitive environment--it's the norm to have a different skill level, since children are different ages, and your friends will just naturally offer to help if you don't know how to do something.

The curriculum is child-centered and play-based, by which I mean that I guide activities mostly by preparing the environment and selecting the playthings. Then I let the children engage in play and discovery. I'm here to model appropriate behavior, set limits, read books, add or subtract materials, keep everybody clean, fed, safe, and loved, and generally keep things moving smoothly. We have a wonderful time!

I have three major goals for the children in my group: positive self-concept, social skills, and language skills. If you are confident and excited about your world and your ideas, know how to make and keep friends, and communicate well, you are well on your way to academic and personal success.

I am licensed for six children, but prefer to have a group of four or five per day, depending on the ages of the children. I sometimes do have six children, when alumni come to visit or when I simply can't work out the schedule any other way. Children typically start the program at age one and continue until age four or five.

I try to provide everything so that parents don't have to pack a huge bag each day. Food, diapers, and field trip expenses are all included in the daily rate--there are no extra charges. I serve a lacto-ovo-vegetarian menu. There are lots of pets--turtle, geckos, fish--which provide a wonderful anchor for the science curriculum, since they all need different food and different environments. We also do things like hatching chicken eggs, planting seeds, making collections of pine cones and other natural objects. A dog and two cats live in the house, and petting and playing with them contribute a lot of comfort and interest. Two openings for 9/20.
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Reviewed by BethanyAndAlex K 5/5 stars
I can't recommend Ellen or "Ellen's House" highly enough. Ellen is warm, kind, fun, and just overall a magical person. Kid's love her and she handles all of childhood's woes with grace. My son asks to go to Ellen's House almost every weekend day and is delighted every time at drop off. Ellen sneaks learning into everything the children do and I've especially seen great improvement with my son's emotional regulation. Ellen's home is filled with amazing nooks and play spaces and many fun surprises (a mud kitchen, an outdoor teacup, an indoor ball pit) that add to the magic of the place. We are hooked and will be very sad when my son ages out to Kindergarten!

FAQs for finding child care in Boston

How much does it cost to hire a child care provider in Boston, MA?
Hiring someone on to provide child care services will cost an average of $17.50 per hour as of November 2020. This rate may vary depending on the experience each child care provider has, how many kids you will need them to watch, the age of your children, and whether you need part-time or full-time child care.
How can I find child care help near me? currently has 641 child care providers Boston, MA. You can search for caregivers by their distance from Boston and by hourly pay rate. Then you can compare their experience, specific services they offer and what age groups of kids they specialize in caring for. You can also read reviews from other families in Boston that have worked with the child care providers you're interested in.
What interview questions should I ask a child care provider?
You want to find a child care provider that will get along with your kids, but also follows many of the same parenting ideas you have. Structure your questions around how your kids behave in certain situations and what the provider thinks is the best action to take. And because there are plenty of activities to do in Boston, you should ask questions about the fun things each child care provider would do to keep your kids happy and entertained. Finally, ask each provider about their past child care experience, references from other families in Boston and if they are certified in first aid and CPR.