Home Daycares in Cambridge

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Full Time
Infant (<15 mths)

Small-scale child care in Cambridge

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

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Ms. Laura

Infant Care

Children and parents love Ms. Laura’s daycare for its small-scale, personal feel. Fully licensed by the state, her program focuses on infants and toddlers, and the mixed-age range helps children learn to socialize in a small group setting. Parents often prefer home daycare when looking for options that are closer to home, where they can develop a long-term relationship with the provider. Many come to see the provider as an extension of the family, leaning on them for advice on all sorts of parenting questions. Check out Ms. Laura’s full profile and take the survey to see if she is a good match for your family.


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Ms. Emily

Early Intervention Expertise

Some people are just called to work with children! I have wanted to be an educator since I was very young, and having my own program is a dream come true. My daycare is unique because of all the energy, time, and care that is put into it. Even after the kids have gone home in the evening, I spend time preparing and planning for the next day so that we can make the most of our time together. I love being able to show kids how many opportunities and possibilities there are in each and every day!


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Ms. Candace

Play-Based Learning

You'll know it from the moment we talk, I absolutely love working with children. I mean I better - I've been doing it for over 30 years! I'm always so happy to see the little ones growing and learning and laughing - and to be here for their families, too? It's just icing on the cake! My favorite thing about caring for children is watching them learn and grow. That has been a highlight for me throughout my 30 years of experience. I’m a Mom and most recently I have been running my own program. People have said that I create an environment that is welcoming and warm. I focus on learning through play, and I especially love to take children outside to explore and play. I’m proud when I think about all the children and families I've impacted over the years. That's what makes this work so special.


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Ms. Meena

Play-Based Learning

Kids are so much fun to be around! The work I do makes me so happy, brings a lot of liveliness and joy into my home and makes me feel hopeful for the future. I’ve always felt it was my calling to work with kids - and when I had my own, becoming a home provider allowed me to be with them while still using my teaching skills – so it was a perfect fit. Forty years later – it still is! I was even lucky enough to have my grandchildren in my program! That was so special - but really, each and every child I have cared for over the years is very special to me.


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Cambridge

There is 1 licensed home daycare in Cambridge. 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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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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