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Play On House

1837 SE Ankeny St., Portland, OR

Costimate: $400/wk

Hello there! I am a longtime nanny and childcare provider (15+ years) as well as having worked in schools teaching elementary art and experiential education. Over the last seven years, I have exclusively watched infants and toddlers and just absolutely love it.

My career has solidified over the years and I now provide care in my quaint, clean, cozy home, allowing for both the personal attention of a nanny alongside the close social interactions that are so important as children grow. In addition to age-appropriate games and activities, I am a rain-or-shine nanny and whether it be neighborhood excursions, exploring the backyard, tending the small front garden, or walking to nearby parks and schools it is important to me to venture outside daily for fresh air and play. My style is responsive, chill, and I follow a Montessori-style of independent, explorative play. Our days include a strong routine, French language immersion, dancing/singing/music, age-appropriate games, outside time, and quality prepared meals (with an extra food preparation fee, if applicable).

Personally, I am an animated, active, attentive, warm, and truly love the time I spend connecting with and helping grow little minds. My style is relaxed and chill, yet responsive and silly, allowing children to feel supported and happy while they attempt new skills, yet given space to safely err in order to learn. I'm not a hoverer and hope to connect with parents who believe kids need space and patience to make decisions.

I am looking to get into flexible yet scheduled care with the right families, and am open to infants or toddlers coming to join our tribe. :) My days are dynamic and flexible so it is worth reaching out with any questions or particular considerations! I would love to chat!
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West Hills Schools Inc.

4920 SW Vermont Street, Portland, OR

Starting at $7.50/session

We hear this often from former West Hills' students enrolling their own children in our program. It always makes us smile because the story of West Hills Montessori is about multiple generations stepping into the same vision.

We opened our first Montessori classroom in 1968, in what has come to be known as the "Little Red Schoolhouse " on SW Vermont Street in Portland.
Seven years ago we opened our Lake Oswego campus, a beautiful facility in the West Lake neighborhood, right off I-5. The Montessori Pathways program is our non-profit sister school which offers quality primary (ages 3 - 6) classroom experiences within an integrated environment that serves both handicapped and non-handicapped children. Learn more about Montessori Pathways ...

Today, West Hills Montessori has 11 classrooms at three different campuses serving children ages 15 months - 12 years. We are committed to the growth and development of each individual child. This commitment to the "whole child" and his/her well-being remains the foundation for our community.

As one of the oldest Montessori programs in Oregon, West Hills has for decades provided the highest quality educational experiences for our students, while spreading awareness and helping to build and support the regional Montessori community. Founder, Nancy H., was instrumental in bringing AMI Montessori Teacher Training to Portland in 1979. West Hills continues to partner with the Montessori Institute NW to host student teachers during each school year. All West Hills teachers are certified by the Association Montessori Internationale.

Over the years our classrooms have multiplied but our mission has remained the same. Generations of children have passed through our doors and gone on to succeed in secondary school and in life. This is our proud legacy. We 're honored to have earned your trust, and look forward to many more years offering the exceptional learning experiences upon which lifelong success is built.
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Hawthorne Family Playschool

2828 SE Stevens St, Portland, OR

Starting at $300/mo

Hawthorne Family Playschool's mission is to safeguard childhood, teach inclusion and build cohesive communities. We are an exceptional mixed-age (3-5), play-based, cooperative preschool fostering self-awareness, relationships with others, and connections to the natural world.

Our teacher, Susan Eisman, draws from the practices of Reggio Emilia, Waldorf, Reevaluation Counseling, and peace activism. Susan completed her masters coursework in human development and has been joyfully working with young children and families since 1990. She partners with deeply invested parents to provide a nurturing learning community in which children and families thrive.

Children are eager, capable players who learn with zest in stimulating and affirming environments. They are competent problem solvers when given support. Children find deep satisfaction in following their interests, building relationships, and making friends.

Children learn best when they are connected to nature. We provide natural materials inside and outside the classroom and help children to become good stewards of the earth. HFP is certified as an Eco-Healthy Child Care (EHCC) provider by the Oregon Environmental Council. Our play yard is also recognized by The Audubon Society of Portland as a Certified Backyard Habitat.

We believe participating in a parent-run cooperative is deeply rewarding for the children, their families, and the teacher alike.

We limit class size to 14 children to ensure low student/adult ratios and individualized attention.

Parents assist the teacher in the classroom, working approximately twice every six weeks for families in the 2-day program and three times every six weeks for families in the 3-day program. Parents provide healthy, vegetarian snacks for the class on a rotating basis.

We nurture children's ideas, interests, and feelings as they partner with friends and engage in a wide variety of activities. Adults thoughtfully provision the environment so that children learn wherever they play.
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