My name is Anna,

I am 28 years old and I have been a nanny for 12 years, I have worked as a Child Care Counselor for 2 of those years in a foster care setting.

I was also an Au Pair overseas for 6 months in New Zealand.

I am looking to be a full-time nanny with a loving family. I am outgoing and have always loved being around children.  I have worked for families with newborns to 13 years old, however, most of my experience is with newborns – 4 year olds. I am looking for either a full-time position or 3 full days a week.  I would also be more than happy to be reviewed via a background check.

I am up-to-date on with CPR and First Aid Certification, I have years of experience with multiples, and I also have some great references from families.

My standard rate is $17 for one child or $20 for two.

Feel free to let me know if you have any questions via  or through cell at (360) 771-5863

I look forward to connecting!

Infant Opening/St Johns NoPo

Hello Ladies & Gentlemen. I care for a small group of infants, 3:1 ratio from my home in St Johns. We are looking for a sweet baby to join us 2 or 3 days/wk on Mon, Tues & Wed. 8:00a-5:00p. Pls email: or text 503.933.0580 to learn more and to schedule a visit. Looking forward to hearing from you!

Full Time Nanny Available Now

Usha Gade Larson  971-645-5967
I have been a nanny for 22 years in the Mt Tabor Area of Portland. I took a year off and I am back, very excited and ready. 
My care-giving philosophy:
For Infants: holding, attachment, love, eye contact, lots of talking, singing, good nap routine, and reading. Mothers provide breast milk or formula.
1 year and older:  Natural Approach, good structure and routine, nurturing, foster independence, guide them by offering imaginative play, offer healthy vegetarian food made from scratch,  reading, reading reading…quiet time, nap time, child led play, positive discipline,  practice love, patience and kindness.
I offer a safe, loving and engaging care in my home. 
Mindful living, time for contemplation, reading, long walks every day.  Being “present” in the here and now. Life long vegetarian. Practice Gratitude for all the beauty in my life and in the world.
I use a cell phone minimally to make calls.
No screen time when babies are here, I don’t have Facebook, instagram etc.
Opening for two infants full time. I will also do evening and weekend care for ages:  birth to three years old.
Mon-Fri  7:30 am to 5:30 pm. (flexible schedule ok)
$65.00 a day for up to 8 hours. 
Thank you

Sweet River Bamboo Preschool & Nursery – Now Enrolling!

Sweet River Bamboo Preschools & Nurseries are year-round enrichment programs offering exceptional care for children 3 months to 6 years old. We offer programs for two different age groups. The Nursery Clans offer care to children 3 months to 3 years old and our Preschool Clans offer care to children 2.5 to 6 years old.

We are currently enrolling children 3 months-5 years old for both full-time and part-time programs.

Sweet River Bamboo Preschools & Nurseries are built upon the conviction that there is an urgent need for families today to live in harmony with the Earth and in connection to community.

Our eclectic curriculum draws inspiration from many well-known pedagogies such as Waldorf, Montessori, and Reggio Emilia, adapting these approaches to serve the urgent holistic and cultural needs of today’s children. It is our mission to help protect young children from the hazards of modern childhood (such as nature deficiency, pervasive technological and media influence, overstimulation, and disconnection from multigenerational community) by providing a curriculum that nourishes the heart as well as the body and mind. We believe in supporting healthy development on all levels of being by offering children a framework for connecting deeply to the Earth and to other members of the human family.

We greatly value childhood as a time in its own right, and we protect it by encouraging open-ended play, media-free toys made of natural materials, activities, songs and stories that spark imagination, and ample time spent outdoors.

Our low-tech environments prioritize outside play and activities that offer connection to nature and seasonal rhythms. By honoring simplicity, domestic arts and an appreciation for beauty, harmony, the Earth and all living things, children develop a strong foundation of interconnectedness with which to enter the world with as they grow.

We value diversity and understand its significant contribution to the richness of community for all involved. We welcome people regardless of race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin and sexual orientation to join our community.

If you would like to learn more about our programs please contact us (Sahra) at 503.432.6414 or We are happy to speak with you about your childcare needs and send you a Summary of our Program Offerings.

Thank you for considering our program for your little one!

Newly Licensed Learning Center – Ages 2-5

I created Life’s Little Joys Learning Center after a year of planning and dedication. I used my extensive knowledge and understanding of early childhood development and education to create a curriculum and environment that foster learning and growing in an organic and beautiful way. Your child will not spend their day in a classroom, but in an entire house of classrooms! Check out my website for more pictures and information at

ChildRoots is now enrolling for Preschool

We make space for loud, exuberant play, plan for puddles, and take time for independence. We’re more than just day care – we maintain nurturing and beautiful environments where children are treated with compassion, deep respect, and love. We strive to empower children to be their true, authentic selves. Through wonder, experimentation, and play; ChildRoots kids develop flexibility, resilience, and confidence.
Please email: or call: 503-235-1151

Nanny with 20 years experience

I am a 59 year old widow, raised two sons of my own and have been a nanny for 20 years. Have lived in Portland for 35 years in the Mt Tabor neighborhood.

I speak 4 languages, have a BA degree. I have belonged to a book club for 27 years. Quiet walks, yoga and reading are my most favorite things, (shopping and driving are my least favorite things)

I have a calm loving and firm approach with children. Most babies come to me at the age of 12 weeks and stay till it is time for pre-school.

Please reach out to me at or 971-645-5967

Waldorf Inspired Center Now Open in NE

Wow and Flutterville Playgardens has been dedicated to offering Waldorf inspired care for children ages 6 weeks- Kindergarten for 10 years. We believe in the practices of RIE and honoring the whole child’s right to be bathed in love and wonder.

We offer full-time, year-round Waldorf-inspired care for children ages 6 weeks-Kindergarten in our beautiful spaces in NE and SE Portland. Children eat organic vegetarian food, enjoy Mother Nature twice a day, and enjoy guest French and music teachers. Daily art, yoga and time to do their Hours and policies to support families and nursing parents.