Home Daycares in Norwood

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Full Time
Infant (<15 mths)

Small-scale child care in Norwood

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


Ms. Australia

Play-Based Learning

I am the mother of three (my youngest is fourteen!), and I have seven years of professional experience in child care—most recently working as an assistant at a home daycare in Brookline. Rosie’s Family Child Care is a culmination of everything I have learned over the years, while also remaining flexible to meet the needs of the unique children in our program. To me, child care is so much more than a job—it’s a passion. Of course, the days are filled with hard work, but it is such a joy to be with the children and learn from them. I never lose sight of how lucky I am to be able to help children grow into healthy and happy adults.


Ms. Ruth

Reggio Emilia Approach

For a child, every single day is full of discovery. It’s a joy to help every child learn something new. Working in a daycare before having my own daughter allowed me to find my passion for caretaking and teaching. Every kid is unique, and in my program, I strive to create an environment where children can learn and follow their natural curiosity.


Ms. Maria

Great Outdoor Space

Ms. Maria’s home daycare in Norwood caters to infants and toddlers, ages 9 months–4 years. As with every Massachusetts daycare on NeighborSchools, her program is licensed by the Department of Early Education and Care. That way you know providers have completed a 3-part background record check, and that their home environments have passed a detailed health and safety inspection. Ms. Maria’s daycare is a great option for parents that want that small-scale, personal feeling with a daycare provider you can develop a real relationship with. Take the survey to see if she has a spot that works for you or check out the full profile for more details.


Ms. Elba

Play-Based Learning

For more than 20 years, I have worked with children in some capacity or another, including as a preschool teacher and a Spanish teacher at a private school. Some of the young people I once taught are now in college, and nothing makes me happier than hearing from them and seeing how the skills I taught them and qualities I helped instill in them have taken them into adulthood. As a mother and a grandmother, I am very family-oriented. The families who join the program become part of my own. The children I care for call me “Titi” (“Auntie” in Spanish)—and even once they have moved on from my care, their families know they are always welcome to come and visit Titi’s house. I want all children to feel completely comfortable in my home—I love to see them be happy and feel like themselves. If all of “my babies” are good, I’m better.

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There are 18 licensed home daycares in Norwood. 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 Norwood

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.

Nastassia Prakharenka

369 Nichols Street, Norwood, MA

License # 9036158

Licensed for 6 since 2019

Nastassia Prakharenka runs a licensed Family Child Care program in Norwood. 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.
Lauren Depasse Davila

43 Alandale Parkway, Norwood, MA

License # 9031397

Licensed for 6 since 2017

This home daycare in Norwood is led by Lauren Depasse Davila, 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 Norwood.
Karen J. Lopez

35 Ledgeview Drive, Norwood, MA

License # 9042824

Licensed for 6 since 2001

Home daycares like Karen J. Lopez’s are a favorite with parents who want a small-scale child care program near Norwood. 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.
Donna Frueh

577 Nahatan Street, Norwood, MA

License # 9027857

Licensed for 10 since 1998

Family child care provider Ms. Donna runs this daycare out of her home in Norwood, 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.
Mary Ann Foti

16 Garden Parkway, Norwood, MA

License # 9028068

Licensed for 6 since 1991

A small, local home daycare in nearby Norwood, Massachusetts led by Ms. Mary. 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.
Rachel Coyle

165 Fulton Street, Norwood, MA

License # 9029210

Licensed for 10 since 2005

Parents looking for a small-scale child care often prefer home daycares, like this one with Ms. Rachel in Norwood, 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 10 kids total!
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Even more home daycares in Norwood

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

Nada Succar

47 Concord Avenue, Norwood, MA

License # 9033571

Licensed for 6 since 2019

Denise D. Kiley

18 Avon Road, Norwood, MA

License # 9033608

Licensed for 10 since 2006

Maureen O'Brien

25 Adams Street, Norwood, MA

License # 9029072

Licensed for 8 since 1999

Julia Pokrovskiy

19 Allen Road, Norwood, MA

License # 9031624

Licensed for 10 since 2005

Michelle Sheehan

401 Nahatan Street, Norwood, MA

License # 9035394

Licensed for 10 since 2009

Barbara Gillis

81 Union Street, Norwood, MA

License # 9028192

Licensed for 6 since 1999

Christine Gagliard

19 Hoyle Street, Norwood, MA

License # 9046035

Licensed for 10 since 2013

Geraldine Partello

11 Yarmouth Road, Norwood, MA

License # 9030593

Licensed for 10 since 1990

Kellie Macdonald

169 Washington Street, Norwood, MA

License # 9028339

Licensed for 10 since 2002

Julia Pokrovskiy

19 Allen Road, Norwood, MA

License # 9062919

Licensed for 10 since 2005

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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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