Home Daycares in Lynnfield

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Infant (<15 mths)

Small-scale child care in Lynnfield

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

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Ms. Carolle

Play-Based Learning

I have always had a passion for working with children, and after staying home for several years to raise my own children I decided to open my own family daycare. I figured if I can raise triplets, I can do anything! More than ten years later I have learned I was right—there’s nothing else I would rather do. I have worked with all types of children, and building trust with each child and their parents is one of the most important parts of my work. One of my most memorable children was a four-year-old girl, who started off very angry and on her second day ripped the wallpaper off of my wall. When I asked her why, she answered, “Because I’m mad. I’m not a good girl. Everyone is always telling me how bad I am.” I was sad to hear this from such a small child, and made sure that every day she was with me I gave her lots of hugs and kisses and told her what a good girl she was. She changed dramatically as a result. Every day she told me she loved me. With her newfound positive attitude she was able and excited to play with other children, learn, and explore. I aim to ensure every child in my care knows that they are loved, supported, and able to do whatever they set their mind to.


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Ms. Kathryn

Small Class Sizes

Children and parents love Ms. Kathryn’s daycare in Reading 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. Kathryn’s full profile and take the survey to see if she is a good match for your family.


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Ms. Marie

Play-Based Learning

I’ve been fortunate to work with children my entire life. When I was growing up, I babysat for cousins and my relatives were so surprised and appreciative of how I was able to take care of the children even though I was young myself. The kids always made me so happy and even then, I knew it was my passion. I went on to study Early Childhood Education, then I was a Kindergarten teacher for 11 years. Afterward, I worked as a nanny for French-speaking families for 8 years, because my first language is French. I’m also a Sunday school teacher at my church. I started my own daycare program in 2017 because I was nannying and had a young child. It made more sense to take my love of children to the next level and open my own program, which also allowed me to have my child with me. It has been one of the best decisions I’ve ever made because I love it so much! I love the little personalities that I get to take care of. The children represent hope and the future, and the fact that I get to play this critical role in their lives means so much to me. I love being able to help them grow within development and education. The best part is creating space for them and watching them experiment, discover, play, explore, and express themselves. Because I am a mother of 2, ages 9 and 11, I understand the parents. I know that it is not easy for parents to trust just anyone with their child. So, whenever I meet parents, I emphasize that I am a fun and loving child care provider and that my home is a safe place where their children can have fun, learn, and feel loved.


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Ms. Donna

Small Class Sizes

Children have such kind hearts and boundless good energy. At this young age, children are so enthusiastic about being a part of something, and they can be so welcoming to one another. Their excitement makes you excited. Whether it’s singing, dancing, story time, or arts and crafts, they are so open to new experiences and it just makes you want to join in, too! To see the world through the bright eyes of a child is so refreshing.


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Lynnfield

There are 5 licensed home daycares in Lynnfield. 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 Lynnfield

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.

Melinda Debonis

3 Debston Ln, Lynnfield, MA

License # 9024999

Licensed for 6 since 1998


Melinda Debonis runs a licensed Family Child Care program in Lynnfield. As with all home daycares in Massachusetts, her program is licensed by the Department of Early Education and Care, which ensures that she has completed trainings in childhood development, health & safety. Home daycares like this are a great option for parents looking for small-scale, personalized child care.
Marie Griffin

5 Newhall Rd, Lynnfield, MA

License # 9030465

Licensed for 6 since 1982


This home daycare in Lynnfield is led by Marie Griffin, 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 6 children, this program is a good option for parents close to home near Lynnfield.
Amal Abdalla

29 Pillings Pond Rd, Lynnfield, MA

License # 9028566

Licensed for 6 since 2004


Home daycares like Amal Abdalla’s are a favorite with parents who want a small-scale child care program near Lynnfield. 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 6 children, so each child gets lots of individualized care while learning to socialize in a small group setting.
Patricia O'Leary

5 Laurel Rd, Lynnfield, MA

License # 9045232

Licensed for 10 since 2004


Family child care provider Ms. Patricia runs this daycare out of her home in Lynnfield, Massachusetts. She is licensed by the state to care for up to 10 children, which means she has 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.
Elaine M. Schubert

405 LYNNFIELD ST, Peabody, MA

License # 9056136

Licensed for 10 since 2007


A small, local home daycare in nearby Peabody, Massachusetts led by Ms. Elaine. 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 10 kids.

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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.

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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