Home Daycares in Bellingham

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Infant (<15 mths)

Small-scale child care in Bellingham

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


Ms. Jessica

Great Outdoor Space

Young children soak up so much knowledge every day! This stage of childhood is one of such incredible growth and being part of that is so special and rewarding. I started working with children as an assistant and it became clear to me very quickly that I wanted to dig deeper - I felt called to guide children in a more meaningful way. This is what led me to open my own home daycare! My favorite time of day is circle time, where we gather and share with each other. It amazes me every single day to see how much they have taken in and learned, and it’s so special to watch them share their accomplishments with our little community.


Ms. Erum

Play-Based Learning

A small-scale daycare in Bellingham, Ms. Erum provides care for just 8 children at a time. As with all home daycares, her program is licensed by the state and she’s completed training in childhood ages & stages, medication administration, and food safety. In this mixed-age group program, children get the socialization, stimulation and support they need to learn and grow. Parents are often surprised to discover home daycares like Ms. Erum right in the neighborhood. See more details and take the survey to see if she has an opening for your little one.


Ms. Ana

Academic Prep

A small-scale daycare in Milford, Ms. Ana provides care for just 6 children at a time. As with all home daycares, her program is licensed by the state and she’s completed training in childhood ages & stages, medication administration, and food safety. In this mixed-age group program, children get the socialization, stimulation and support they need to learn and grow. Parents are often surprised to discover home daycares like Ms. Ana right in the neighborhood. See more details and take the survey to see if she has an opening for your little one.


Ms. Maribel

Play-Based Learning

I have been working with children professionally since 1992 when I began as a teaching assistant in a daycare. I then went to school to earn a teaching certificate and taught at both daycares and preschools. After many years, the commute from Milford to Boston became too much! I knew there weren’t a lot of options in my area for child care, and that with my experience I could provide high quality care for young kids in my area. So in 2014 I opened my own family child care program. My daughter Jessica aids in the program as a clinical assistant as well and is there part-time, which is a great help and fun for the children.

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There are 14 licensed home daycares in Bellingham. 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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Other daycares near Bellingham

All of these nearby daycares are licensed by the Department of Early Education and Care. While they don’t work with NeighborSchools, you can visit the government website here to try to contact them directly.

Kim P. Uttermann

17 Woodside Lane, Bellingham, MA

License # 9034835

Licensed for 10 since 2000

Kim P. Uttermann runs a licensed Family Child Care program in Bellingham. As with all home daycares in Massachusetts, her program is licensed by the Department of Early Education and Care, which ensures that she’s completed trainings in childhood development, health & safety. Home daycares like this are a great option for parents looking for small-scale, personalized child care.
Judith L. Snay

7 Lynn Court, Bellingham, MA

License # 9029021

Licensed for 8 since 1999

This home daycare in Bellingham is led by Judith L. Snay, a licensed Family Child Care educator. By choosing licensed child care, you can rest assured that the provider has passed a government-issued background record check, and that the home daycare environment has been inspected by the state licensing department. With a maximum of just 8 children, this program is a good option for parents close to home near Bellingham.
Tamera Dakai

13 Sheila Drive, Bellingham, MA

License # 9026395

Licensed for 8 since 2004

Home daycares like Tamera Dakai’s are a favorite with parents who want a small-scale child care program near Bellingham. All daycares on NeighborSchools are fully licensed, so you know they’ve passed a background record check and educators have completed trainings in childhood development, health & safety. This daycare takes just 8 children, so each child gets lots of individualized care while learning to socialize in a small group setting.
Kathleen Petrie

300 Blackstone Street, Bellingham, MA

License # 9039435

Licensed for 8 since 2016

Family child care provider Ms. Kathleen runs this daycare out of her home in Bellingham, Massachusetts. She’s licensed by the state to care for up to 8 children, which means she’s completed required trainings and continuing education hours. Family child care programs can be a great fit for parents that want their child to get lots of individualized care and attention.
Lydia Bliss

44 Irene Court, Bellingham, MA

License # 9048597

Licensed for 8 since 2000

A small, local home daycare in nearby Bellingham, Massachusetts led by Ms. Lydia. Many parents choose home daycares because the small group sizes can be great for infant and toddler development, and they are often more affordable than preschool centers. This child care program takes just 8 kids.
Kari Meszaros-Phaneuf

6 Acorn Street, Bellingham, MA

License # 0000719

Licensed for 6 since 2018

Parents looking for a small-scale child care often prefer home daycares, like this one with Ms. Kari in Bellingham, Massachusetts. Better ratios, more flexible schedules, and lots of love for the little ones are the keys. Most daycares take a mix of ages, which helps with childhood development as infants learn from toddlers, and the preschoolers act as role models for the babies. And this daycare takes a maximum of 6 kids total!
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Even more home daycares in Bellingham

You’d be surprised just how many small-scale child care programs there are in Bellingham. to find options that work for you.

Jeanne D. Babin

342 Maple Street, Bellingham, MA

License # 9030253

Licensed for 10 since 1995

Emily Jaronski

13 Maple Street, Bellingham, MA

License # 9029270

Licensed for 8 since 2017

Gabriela Mendez

630 South Main Street, Bellingham, MA

License # 9031467

Licensed for 10 since 2017

Theresa Mary Scanlan

170 Patricia Drive, Bellingham, MA

License # 9032902

Licensed for 10 since 2001

Deborah J. O'Brien

7 Taft Drive, Bellingham, MA

License # 9029268

Licensed for 10 since 2002

Nancy Cote

29 Deer Run Road, Bellingham, MA

License # 9032211

Licensed for 8 since 2006

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Your family is unique to you, but some of your questions might not be. 😉 Here’s what most parents want to know when starting out.

What is NeighborSchools?

Hey there, nice to meet you 👋 We’re a new-ish startup that helps new-ish parents find daycare.

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.

So we created NeighborSchools to make this piece of parenthood a whole lot easier. We say “easier” because, let’s be honest, it’s still a big thing to figure out, but working together we can help you find some good options, understand the whole process, and choose a program you’ll feel really good about.

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.

Nope. Our daycare recommendation service is free for parents. The other half of our business is helping these small-scale daycares with software and services that handle all their administrative tasks, like online contracting, payment processing, and licensing requirements. Before NeighborSchools, services like these were only designed for large corporate child care centers, and part of our mission is to level the playing field for small, independent child care programs. That’s why we picked the name NeighborSchools - we’re all about making child care more personal, more human, and more equitable for the incredible individuals who do this work and care for our children.

Generally, if you’re here, you’re ready. The survey lets us give you 3 recommendations to consider, but it’ll also help you better understand what factors to consider, and what questions to be asking right now. It’s simple things like where you live, your child’s date of birth, when you want to start care, and if you have any preferences around program philosophy or language of instruction. If you’re planning 6+ months ahead, it’s a great way to get started, and if you’re hoping to start daycare in the next 2-4 months, it’s definitely time to get started. Click here to start the survey.

Each program has a limited number of spots for each age range, so we need to know your schedule and child’s age before we can share availability. The survey covers these basics, as well as factors like drop-off and pick-up times to make sure that recommended programs fit your daily routine. Once we know your child’s age and schedule we can share rates and costs as well.

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