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Melissa V.|Philadelphia, PA

$20-35/hr 10 yrs exp 36 yrs old

Child Care

Avg response < 7 hrs
I went to school for fine arts and was a professional chef for 7 years and love kids! I have always casually babysat children since I was a teenager, but didn't start professionally working as a nanny until 2010. Prior to moving to the city I also trained to be a Doula and have attended 4 births. My experience ranges from infant to 10-year-olds but I have the most experience with infants. I have lived with 2 families that had an infant/13-month-old at the time. My nanny style is that I like to cultivate a dual respect between myself and the child, which I feel is extremely important. I pride myself in my patience. I believe this is why I get along with children so well. Without ego, I am usually liked by all children. I am very upfront and also expect good communication between myself and the parent. My qualifications are perfect for busy parents that would like to spend more quality time with the family, and not be burdened with "life stuff" like cooking, cleaning, and running errands
Reviewed by Talia D. 5/5 stars
Mel worked with our family from the time our daughter was six months old until she went to preschool. I have nothing but positive things to say about our experience. Mel is a real professional. During our time working with her, she was completely dependable: she was always on time (so important for our work schedules) and always let us know in advance when she needed time off. She respected our wishes in terms of our feeding/nursing practices, introducing solid foods, etc. and even helped by making baby food for our daughter. Most importantly, Mel really understands kids, how to take care of them, recognize their needs, and connect and talk with them. My daughter loved her and it was never an issue for us to leave the house when Mel was around! We didn't have family nearby, and Mel was one of the only other adults my daughter spent quality time with during this young time. I had total trust that my daughter was in great hands, and I have no reservations fully recommending Mel.
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Emma R.|Philadelphia, PA

$15-25/hr 5 yrs exp 20 yrs old

Child's Best Friend

Hello! I am Emma. I absolutely love kids. I am looking for a full-time nannying position. Valued for my dependability and sound judgment, I have become the weekend and "date night" babysitter of choice for several families and professors up at school, and for the last 3 summers I have been a full-time nanny to families in the Abington area. I am an honor roll student; certified in first aid and CPR by the American Red Cross; and a licensed driver with a safe driving record, reliable transportation, and a flexible schedule. I am lifeguard certified and am certified to teach swimming. I will also help kids to do anything you need them to get done and I work as early or late as you need. I strive to provide a warm, fun, and nurturing environment in all babysitting assignments. My goal is for parents to experience worry-free time away from home knowing that their children are in competent hands. I love picking up after kids and I promise your home will remain clean until you arrive
Reviewed by Joanna A. 5/5 stars
I have known Emma since she was born and watched her grow up. I have observed Emma caring for several different ages of children. She goes above and beyond, encouraging them to successfully do things they were intimidated by, praising them for what they do well, playing with them at age appropriate levels, and having fun herself doing it. She also has a way that kids like, and in each situation I have observed her, the kids appear to like her; they appear happy and want to do what she says. She has a good way of choosing activities kids want to do, or encouraging them to stretch beyond themselves a bit to try something new. I would definitely hire her to babysit or nanny if I had children of an age that needed care.
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Lisa S.|Philadelphia, PA

$20-25/hr 10 yrs exp 52 yrs old

Part Time Nanny Or Child Care

Avg response < 22 hrs
Hello and Happy to Meet You! I am an educated mom. I have a B. A. in Psychology and Art. I have taught children for many years. I have taught children from tiny tots to teens. I am playful and love exercise and I have a gentle, loving manner. I enjoy nature and teaching from nature and art. I love art projects and being outdoors. I encourage and inspire creativity in those around me. I have lots of experience with animals and love dogs and cats. I can do light cleaning and cooking. I also have my own transportation. I love to read and play games and sing to children. I will care for your little one by building their confidence during each step of their development. And I love to sing!
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Reviewed by Jen D. 5/5 stars
Our family is so incredibly blessed to have Lisa in our lives. We don't know what we would do without her! She has been caring for our toddler boy since he was about a year-and-a-half old. We were looking for a new nanny after we moved to a new neighborhood, and from the minute we interviewed Lisa and our son met her, we knew she would be a great fit for our family - our son absolutely adores her. Lisa has such a sweet personality and her creativity shines through as she teaches our son fun activities throughout the day, from singing to dancing to painting and drawing. She has even been proactive and searched out neighborhood activities for the two of them to do together - like our library story time and some local sing-a-longs for toddlers. We 100% trust her with our son, she is reliable, a good communicator, follows direction regarding needs and routines, and has even taught us some things along the way too! We cannot recommend Lisa enough!

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Early Learning Children's Academy

3525 Hulmeville Rd, Bensalem, PA

Costimate: $193/wk

We believe that young children learn and grow best when they are provided with a safe and nurturing environment. In order for children to develop a positive self-image, it is our goal to help children develop routines of observation, questioning, and listening. We encourage children to be active thinkers, and to learn through experimentation and expression. Using real materials through play helps children develop intellectual skills and creative abilities that will last a lifetime.

We want children to value the importance of play as it encourages children to become enthusiastic learners and provides the foundation for academic learning. Through these important stages children will develop social skills and establish friendships that can assist them socially and emotionally.

Early Learning Children's Academy utilizes The Creative Curriculum Foundations as its curriculum. "The Creative Curriculum helps teachers interact with children in ways that promote development and learning, foster children's social competence, support children's learning through play, create rich environments for learning, and forge strong home-school connections." It is our philosophy that children learn best through play and exploration. Using an environment based on the design of learning centers our teachers are able to provide individualized learning in small groups. Children are also encouraged to interact with their peers through the availability of specifically chosen materials.

We have chosen The Creative Curriculum Foundation as our guide as it also aligns with the PA Early Learning Standards. These standards are designed to meet the developing needs of the whole child. Our weekly lesson plans reflect the learning center based program, and ensure that each standard is met through intentional teaching. Our goal is for teachers to offer plenty of child initiated activities while providing meaningful child-teacher interaction. It is also our strong belief that any early childhood environment must be rich with language and literacy. In order to assure our curriculum plans are meeting the needs of each child we use an assessment system that also aligns with The Creative Curriculum Foundation. By documenting ongoing observations and completing assessments three times a year we can continually evaluate and re-evaluate the effectiveness of our lesson plans. From these assessments our teachers are also able to develop individualized learning plans for each child.

La Petite Academy

91 Sheree Blvd., Philadelphia, PA

Costimate: $309/wk

I am excited to welcome you to La Petite Academy in Exton, PA. My name is Jacqui and I am the center director. I have my associate's degree in early childhood education and over 30 years of experience working in the child care field.

Our School Readiness Pathway prepares your child for elementary school, while encouraging discovery, fostering growth, and inspiring achievement. In every program, for infants to school-age students, teachers personalize learning with our unique educational approach. Our Prep Lab is unique to school agers to bridge the gap from missed classes this spring before a new school year begins.

Our experienced, dedicated teachers ensure school readiness using our specialized, research-based curriculum with a strong focus on math and literacy. Our teachers participate in professional development training annually to stay current in the field of early childhood education.

Our facility is kept safe and secure using a locked entry system and exterior security cameras. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are conducting curbside drop off and pick up to maintain the health and safety of the children and staff inside. We utilize a mobile app, called brightwheel, that enables us to provide families with real-time updates on their child throughout the day! We will also feature WatchMeGrow which offers live-streaming into the classrooms.

Please reach out if you have any questions or schedule your tour today. I can't wait to introduce you to our school!

FAQs for finding child care in Philadelphia

How much does it cost to hire a child care provider in Philadelphia, PA?
Hiring someone on to provide child care services will cost an average of $14.25 per hour as of October 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 1,869 child care providers Philadelphia, PA. You can search for caregivers by their distance from Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia, 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 Philadelphia and if they are certified in first aid and CPR.