Home Daycares in New Bedford

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Full Time
Infant (<15 mths)

Small-scale child care in New Bedford

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


Ms. Viry

Play-Based Learning

I started working at a daycare when I was looking for a summer job, and it turned into something that I love. I worked for five years at that daycare, first in the toddler room and then with preschool-aged children. I loved all parts of the job - working with parents, circle time, story time, activities, implementing the curriculum. I transitioned to working as a nanny for individual families, and I learned so much from each family I worked with. I learned more about the family side of raising children; I became part of the village for each child I cared for. I also learned lots of specific skills - speech therapy, techniques to aid physical and cognitive development - because of the individual needs of the children for whom I was a nanny. I loved working one-on-one, but I missed the sense of the classroom and the community that I always build there. Now that I have opened my program, I get to combine the best of both worlds. I have a classroom community, a curriculum, and a daily routine while applying the personalized attention and love that I learned so much about as a nanny. I am an educator who is shaping children for the future, and I would like to make an impression on every child.


Ms. Arlinda

Play-Based Learning

I have always loved taking care of children, and have raised two of my own. I am fascinated by children’s psychology, and I am inspired to find different ways of working with children based on their individual needs and personalities. The most important part of what I do is making sure children are safe and feel secure enough to learn and grow in my care.


Ms. Audrey

Play-Based Learning

Children have this magical ability to constantly surprise you. After many years of babysitting and having three children of my own, you would think I’ve seen it all, but every child really is a unique puzzle. It is so rewarding to put the pieces together—to find out what makes them click, what makes them comfortable, and what makes them happy. Every child learns a little differently, but once we work together to find the environment and methods that work best for them, there is no limit to what they can accomplish here.


Ms. Yadira

Academic Prep

When it comes to working with children, experience can make a big difference! My career in childcare started in an early intervention program, and that position was just the beginning of a wonderful ten years (and counting) as an educator. I have a unique teaching philosophy that really encourages children to explore, and I know how to offer encouragement and gentle redirection when it is needed. The children and I really develop a close relationship, and our environment is truly one of mutual love and respect. What I love most about working with children is welcoming students into such a wonderful space every day, seeing their smiles and joy as they play, and being part of so much learning and growth.

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New Bedford

There are 29 licensed home daycares in New Bedford. 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 New Bedford

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.

Karina Lara-Blanco

1195 Cove Road #2, New Bedford, MA

License # 0000911

Licensed for 8 since 2018

Karina Lara-Blanco runs a licensed Family Child Care program in New Bedford. 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.
Frances Fernandes

1134 Forbes Street, New Bedford, MA

License # 9033599

Licensed for 8 since 2000

This home daycare in New Bedford is led by Frances Fernandes, 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 New Bedford.
Christina Pennington

305 Highland Street, New Bedford, MA

License # 9032412

Licensed for 6 since 2018

Home daycares like Christina Pennington’s are a favorite with parents who want a small-scale child care program near New Bedford. 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.
Susan Motta

642 Coggeshall Street, New Bedford, MA

License # 9035790

Licensed for 6 since 1999

Family child care provider Ms. Susan runs this daycare out of her home in New Bedford, Massachusetts. She is licensed by the state to care for up to 6 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.
Eduvigis Vasquez De Garcia

155 Adams Street, Apt. 1, New Bedford, MA

License # 9033197

Licensed for 6 since 2018

A small, local home daycare in nearby New Bedford, Massachusetts led by Ms. Eduvigis. 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 6 kids.
Kelly Ventura

26 Willard Street, New Bedford, MA

License # 9034208

Licensed for 6 since 2018

Parents looking for a small-scale child care often prefer home daycares, like this one with Ms. Kelly in New Bedford, 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 New Bedford

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

Mark Olson

134 Bismark Street, New Bedford, MA

License # 9030557

Licensed for 10 since 2008

Constance M. Raposo

100 Maple Street, New Bedford, MA

License # 9030911

Licensed for 8 since 1999

Elga Santos

1 Waverly Place, New Bedford, MA

License # 9029041

Licensed for 10 since 2017

Wren Charbonneau

14 Leland Street, New Bedford, MA

License # 9027380

Licensed for 10 since 2016

Bernadette Long

887 Shawmut Avenue, New Bedford, MA

License # 9031528

Licensed for 8 since 2001

Jessica Napoleoni

260 Potter Street, New Bedford, MA

License # 9041504

Licensed for 6 since 2019

Maria Canelon

394 Summer Street, New Bedford, MA

License # 9029629

Licensed for 8 since 2011

Carmen Costa

53 Oak Street, New Bedford, MA

License # 0000633

Licensed for 10 since 2000

Germaries Rivera Berrios

193 Chancery Street Apt 1, New Bedford, MA

License # 9030255

Licensed for 10 since 2017

Sandra Stolmeier

1014 Tobey Street, New Bedford, MA

License # 9029171

Licensed for 6 since 2017

Arelis A. Piccirillo

80 Clark Street, New Bedford, MA

License # 9054815

Licensed for 10 since 2008

Ana M. Luperon

89 Emma Street, New Bedford, MA

License # 9027346

Licensed for 10 since 2007

Prisca Espinal

75 David Street, Revere, MA

License # 9028370

Licensed for 8 since 2005

Katia Depina

42 Mount Vernon Street, New Bedford, MA

License # 9027376

Licensed for 8 since 2016

Delia Brager

42 Ohio Street, New Bedford, MA

License # 9032740

Licensed for 8 since 2000

Rachel A. Dacosta

55 Ridgewood Road, New Bedford, MA

License # 9031472

Licensed for 10 since 2005

Raquel De Guzman

69 Myrtle Street, Apt. 1, New Bedford, MA

License # 9032971

Licensed for 10 since 2015

Arelis Pena

889 Brock Avenue Apt 2, New Bedford, MA

License # 9037227

Licensed for 8 since 2009

Hirondina Fortes

8 Plympton Street, New Bedford, MA

License # 9030119

Licensed for 10 since 2008

Barthine Noel

337 Union Street, New Bedford, MA

License # 9042580

Licensed for 8 since 2013

Carmen Rodriguez

License # 9033534

Licensed for 6 since 2018

Joselyn Tejeda

333 Elm Street, New Bedford, MA

License # 9057976

Licensed for 6

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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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