Home Daycares in Andover

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Full Time
Infant (<15 mths)

Small-scale child care in Andover

When smaller is better, home daycare is the best. Find great options for infants & toddlers near you.


Ms. Lynnelle

Montessori Approach

Earlier in my life, I was a math person. I majored in math and earned a degree in computer networks. I was a daytime analyst until my daughter was born. Ever since becoming pregnant with her, I wanted to learn all I could about childhood education theories, from all the way back to the 18th century. I found it all incredibly fascinating, and I was especially captivated by the Montessori philosophy. I enrolled myself into a course to earn a certificate in Montessori teaching so I could teach my daughter the Montessori way. My daughter was born in 2007 and by 2009 I had my certificate and thought, why not teach not only my daughter but other children as well using this method? So, I had my first EEC license in 2009. I feel so privileged to be able to play such an important role in young children’s lives, especially before the age of 6. It is a critical time and throughout my time working in the field, I’ve realized what a knack I have for teaching young kids. I love observing them and getting to know what they are thinking and what they want. I feel like a child whisperer! I feel my ability to understand them is a huge advantage. I do my absolute best every day to provide an environment for the children that they can develop in every aspect from physical, emotional, social, and cognitive. I am so ambitious for their little hearts, and I look at each child for the whole of them. I want to help parents raise their children, looking at every part of them, including life skills.


Ms. Aihua

Montessori Approach

When a provider really loves what they do, the kids feel that joy! After working for sixteen years as an MD, I discovered my true passion while researching schooling for my children. The more I learned about Montessori, the more interested I became – and eventually got a teaching certificate and began working as an assistant at a Montessori school. This second career is so fulfilling because I get to spark kid’s creativity, help them discover new interests and passions, and shape wonderful learning experiences around each individual child.


Ms. Kanchan

Play-Based Learning

When I was growing up, I was always taking care of the younger kids in the family. Later, I went to boarding school, where I also helped care for the kids in younger grades—so I was really drawn to children right away! After I graduated from school, I taught second grade and worked as a social worker with low-income, at risk youth in India. Then, I had two children of my own, and I wanted to make sure they received a high-quality education. I also wanted to keep working in child care, so I decided I could achieve both goals by opening my own program in my home. It was a great decision—I love teaching the children in my program and supporting local families. I feel very lucky that I was able to discover my passion at such a young age and dedicate my entire life to working with young children! Being around kids motivates me to work harder every day. No other job can give you that.


Ms. Hidai

Montessori Approach

Simply getting to know the children as individuals is the best part! The kids in my program will get an education designed specifically for them. It’s incredibly rewarding to craft a learning plan for each child and watch them thrive every day. For a lot of children, daycare is the first time they’re regularly interacting with people who aren’t in their immediate family. It’s so important that they feel supported and listened to during this moment of transition. Their opinions matter! Their interests guide our curriculum, while their unique challenges will be taken into account every step of the way. It’s so exciting when we find an activity, an arts project, or a book that really speaks to a child. Having a small daycare means that each child’s personality can really shine through.

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There are 2 licensed home daycares in Andover. Most parents don’t know that home daycare is regulated by the Department of Early Education and Care, just like the big preschool centers.

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We know how hard finding good child care can be - especially for first-time parents. But really good care is what gives you the peace of mind to go back to work and feel confident that your child is getting the stimulation, socialization, and support they need to learn and grow.

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Most first-time parents don’t know exactly what they’re looking for, so we created a simple survey that will ask you questions about your lifestyle, your daily routines, and your preferences for child care. We’ll then share 3 personalized recommendations that we think might be a good fit. We’ll also give you a timeline that maps out when we would suggest you start touring programs, choose a daycare, and pay a deposit to secure a spot. Your timeline is based on when you want to start care - so you set the pace, and you decide when you’ve found the right match.

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