Home Daycares in Somerville

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Full Time
Infant (<15 mths)

Small-scale child care in Somerville

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


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!


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.


Ms. Arminda

Play-Based Learning

Ms. Arminda’s home daycare in Somerville caters to infants and toddlers, ages 3 months–5 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. Arminda’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. Amber

Play-Based Learning

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

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There are 27 licensed home daycares in Somerville. 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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Ms. Miledys

Small Class Sizes

A small-scale daycare in Somerville, Ms. Miledys 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. Miledys right in the neighborhood. See more details and take the survey to see if she has an opening for your little one.


Ms. Marilza

Special Needs Experience

Children have an infinite amount of love and joy to share. The great thing about a daycare program is that it allows them to form connections with new people, children their own age. After several years of teaching in Brazil, working for two decades as a family nanny in the United States, and having three children of my own, I can say that the happiness and openness children radiate is contagious. They are like beams of light. In the right environment, children are so beautifully accepting of one another.

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Other daycares near Somerville

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.

Denise Flaherty

16 Florence Street Apt. 1, Somerville, MA

License # 9029163

Licensed for 6 since 2017

Denise Flaherty runs a licensed Family Child Care program in Somerville. 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.
Marcia Dutra

73-a Bonair Street, Somerville, MA

License # 9029099

Licensed for 6 since 2017

This home daycare in Somerville is led by Marcia Dutra, 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 Somerville.
Bahia Hocine

26 Highland Avenue Apt#1, Somerville, MA

License # 9030052

Licensed for 10 since 1996

Home daycares like Bahia Hocine’s are a favorite with parents who want a small-scale child care program near Somerville. 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 10 children, so each child gets lots of individualized care while learning to socialize in a small group setting.
Zoila Juarez Avendano

50 Hinckley St, Somerville, MA

License # 9040698

Licensed for 6 since 1990

Family child care provider Ms. Zoila runs this daycare out of her home in Somerville, 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.
Barbara Desmond

220a Summer Street, Somerville, MA

License # 9029428

Licensed for 10 since 2005

A small, local home daycare in nearby Somerville, Massachusetts led by Ms. Barbara. 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.
Loubna Bennajah

25b Memorial Road Apt 15, Somerville, MA

License # 9051124

Licensed for 6 since 2007

Parents looking for a small-scale child care often prefer home daycares, like this one with Ms. Loubna in Somerville, 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!

Even more home daycares in Somerville

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

Donna Conceicao

375 Medford Street # 1, Somerville, MA

License # 9033522

Licensed for 6 since 1982

Maria West

66 Garrison Avenue, Somerville, MA

License # 9051237

Licensed for 10 since 1997

Cidalia Demelo

294 Lowell St, Somerville, MA

License # 9037905

Licensed for 10 since 2000

Eva Torres

191 Pearl Street, Somerville, MA

License # 9032251

Licensed for 6 since 1995

Carla Cicerone

13 Boston Street, Somerville, MA

License # 9030870

Licensed for 6 since 2009

Judith Jamieson

62 Dane St, Somerville, MA

License # 9042797

Licensed for 6 since 2013

Virginia Azubuine

164 Central St, Somerville, MA

License # 9034886

Licensed for 8 since 1989

Josephine Cicerone

23 Preston Road, Somerville, MA

License # 9027990

Licensed for 10 since 1996

Sarah Tejada

8 Arlington Street, Apt. 1, Somerville, MA

License # 0000095

Licensed for 8 since 2010

Debra Jacobs

31 Sunset Road, Somerville, MA

License # 9045583

Licensed for 10 since 2001

Nieves Ayala

16 Florence Street # 2, Somerville, MA

License # 9032891

Licensed for 10 since 2006

Adriana Silva

19 Everett Avenue Apt. 1, Somerville, MA

License # 9029557

Licensed for 6 since 2017

Carmen Otero

220 Pearl Street #2, Somerville, MA

License # 9031744

Licensed for 6 since 2003

Olga Jorge

81 School Street, Somerville, MA

License # 0001016

Licensed for 10 since 2003

Raphaele de Oliveira Santos

8 Indiana Ave #1, Somerville, MA

License # 9092226

Licensed for 6 since 2021

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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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