Home Daycares in Southbridge

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


Ms. Ashley

Play-Based Learning

My favorite thing about caring for children is watching them learn and grow. That has been a highlight for me throughout my 15 years of experience. I have worked as an early childhood educator in early childhood education programs, and most recently I have been taking care of my own children. People have said that I create an environment that is nurturing and comfortable. I focus on children's wellbeing, and I especially love to sing and dance with them. 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. Florence

Play-Based Learning

Working with children is a gift! I am a natural caregiver and a very loving person. From a young age, I took care of my sister and then all my nieces and nephews. I taught them, and my own children too – how to read and write – and found it so rewarding to see the kid’s confidence build as they learned these skills! I feel so lucky to be part of moments like that every day in my daycare program. I have a background in healthcare and taking care of people is my biggest strength. I’m so happy to be putting that to use, helping kids learn and grow to their full potential. Now that I have my own daycare, I could not imagine doing anything else!


Ms. Amanda

Play-Based Learning

For each child, there is a moment (or moments) when they find something that they love. Of course, it’s different for every individual. For some, it’s dance or making music. For others, it’s arts and crafts projects or story time. The moment of discovery and the pure joy that comes with it is like nothing else in this life. Day care is so special because these moments of awe happen often. At this age, children have such a wonderful capacity for taking in new things and learning from one another.


Ms. Shelby

Play-Based Learning

There is nothing quite like the bond that’s possible between young children and their caregivers! Every child is so different, so it makes sense that the relationship you build with each one requires something unique. It’s incredibly rewarding to work towards that connection together. There are some kids who naturally gravitate towards new people and places, and it’s so fun to help them find their passions and foster friendships. But for some children, it can be difficult to come out of their shells because they’re in a totally new environment. I’ve worked in daycares for years (and volunteered at my mother’s, so caregiving runs in the family) in addition to having three kids of my own, so I have a lot of experience to draw from when it comes to creating a safe space that’s going to help all kids (even the shyest ones) thrive. It’s so rewarding to build trust and to grow a relationship that makes each kid feel heard, understood, and supported as they work towards their own independence.

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There are 16 licensed home daycares in Southbridge. 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 Southbridge

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.

Renee Brackett

512 Pleasant St Null, Southbridge, MA

License # 9039658

Licensed for 6 since 2019

Renee Brackett runs a licensed Family Child Care program in Southbridge. 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.
Audrey Waterhouse

391 Charlton St, Southbridge, MA

License # 9029393

Licensed for 6 since 1986

This home daycare in Southbridge is led by Audrey Waterhouse, 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 Southbridge.
Wanda Otero

35 Bruce Lane, Southbridge, MA

License # 9046170

Licensed for 10 since 2007

Home daycares like Wanda Otero’s are a favorite with parents who want a small-scale child care program near Southbridge. 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.
Mildred Rodriguez

28 Lovely St, Southbridge, MA

License # 9042931

Licensed for 8 since 2001

Family child care provider Ms. Mildred runs this daycare out of her home in Southbridge, Massachusetts. She is licensed by the state to care for up to 8 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.
Andrea G. St. Germaine

148 Lebanon Hill Rd, Southbridge, MA

License # 9045571

Licensed for 8 since 2001

A small, local home daycare in nearby Southbridge, Massachusetts led by Ms. Andrea. 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 8 kids.
Amy Postale

56 Forest Ave, Southbridge, MA

License # 9044687

Licensed for 8 since 2013

Parents looking for a small-scale child care often prefer home daycares, like this one with Ms. Amy in Southbridge, 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 8 kids total!
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Even more home daycares in Southbridge

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

Denise A. Prymak

500 Charlton St, Southbridge, MA

License # 9031427

Licensed for 10 since 1996

Silvia E. Sanchez

31 Sayles St, Southbridge, MA

License # 9036149

Licensed for 8 since 2006

Maria M. Torres

45 Dennison Hill Road, Southbridge, MA

License # 9037094

Licensed for 10 since 2008

Suejay Soto

12 Hartwell Ter, Southbridge, MA

License # 9033615

Licensed for 10 since 2006

Noemi Figueroa

90 Hartwell St, Southbridge, MA

License # 9030592

Licensed for 8 since 2002

Vivian Mensah

242 Charlton St, Southbridge, MA

License # 9045620

Licensed for 8 since 2007

Phyllis Dykeman

59 Newell Ave, Southbridge, MA

License # 0001000

Licensed for 8 since 1999

Marilyn M. Rodriguez

58 Crestwood Dr, Southbridge, MA

License # 9028912

Licensed for 8 since 2001

Donna Laliberte-Arcoite

58 Idlewood St., Southbridge, MA

License # 9038355

Licensed for 8 since 1999

Lori A. Allen

150 Dennison Ln, Southbridge, MA

License # 9034002

Licensed for 8 since 1994

Mayra Reyes Gonzalez

104 Fiske St., Southbridge, MA

License # 9078640

Licensed for 6 since 2021

Nohemi Caicedo

343 South Street, Southbridge, MA

License # 9059693

Licensed for 6 since 2020

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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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