Home Daycares in Wakefield

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Infant (<15 mths)

Small-scale child care in Wakefield

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


Ms. Krystina

Academic Prep

I am an experienced early childhood educator who started working with children when I was in high school. I took a child development course and worked as a volunteer at the preschool that was associated with the program. I fell in love with the age group and continued on to get a degree in Early Childhood Education. I’ve now worked in a few different settings, including a Special Education setting and at the Franklin Early Childhood Center in Melrose, MA Center for 6 years. I treat all children in my care like they’re my own, and I love them like family. That’s why it’s so important to me to focus on the whole child.


Ms. Kahina

Academic Prep

I've nannied and I've taught children and I have my own, too! It is so wonderful that I finally get to put it all together and have my own family child care. My favorite thing about caring for children is that they all need love and care. That has been a highlight for me throughout my 5 years of experience. I’m a Mom and I have worked as a nanny in private homes. People have said that I create an environment that is engaging and encouraging. I focus on children's wellbeing, and I especially love to watch them express themselves. I’m proud when I think about all the children I've helped grow and learn. That's what makes this work so special.


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.


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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There are 16 licensed home daycares in Wakefield. 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 Wakefield

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.

Tatyana Brizon

59 Bennett Street, Wakefield, MA

License # 9026815

Licensed for 8 since 2016

Tatyana Brizon runs a licensed Family Child Care program in Wakefield. As with all home daycares in Massachusetts, her program is licensed by the Department of Early Education and Care, which ensures that she’s completed trainings in childhood development, health & safety. Home daycares like this are a great option for parents looking for small-scale, personalized child care.
Donna Chesna

2 Grafton St, Wakefield, MA

License # 9031971

Licensed for 6 since 2014

This home daycare in Wakefield is led by Donna Chesna, 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 Wakefield.
Stefanie Gird

239 Nahant St., Wakefield, MA

License # 9030586

Licensed for 10 since 2014

Home daycares like Stefanie Gird’s are a favorite with parents who want a small-scale child care program near Wakefield. 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.
Blanca Casallas

134 Farm St, Wakefield, MA

License # 9035427

Licensed for 10 since 1986

Family child care provider Ms. Blanca runs this daycare out of her home in Wakefield, Massachusetts. She’s licensed by the state to care for up to 10 children, which means she’s 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.
Michele M. Devlin

27 Shady Ave, Wakefield, MA

License # 9030922

Licensed for 6 since 1996

A small, local home daycare in nearby Wakefield, Massachusetts led by Ms. Michele. 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.
Elaine Hardy

3 Western Ave, Wakefield, MA

License # 9029201

Licensed for 6 since 2005

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

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Alice Keohane

31 Park Street, Wakefield, MA

License # 9045965

Licensed for 6 since 2019

Susan M. Devlin

2 Kennedy Cir, Wakefield, MA

License # 9031610

Licensed for 6 since 1990

Brooke Huskey

23 Lake Street, Wakefield, MA

License # 9033677

Licensed for 6 since 2018

Lindsay Cerra

45 Madison Avenue, Wakefield, MA

License # 9031968

Licensed for 6 since 2018

Lisa Wetmore

486 Lowell St, Wakefield, MA

License # 9046378

Licensed for 10 since 1995

Christine Collins

20 Indian Hill Road, Wakefield, MA

License # 0000940

Licensed for 10 since 2015

Lisa Rogalin

21 Sherman Rd., Wakefield, MA

License # 9032580

Licensed for 6 since 2015

Deborah Menon

271 Salem Street, Wakefield, MA

License # 9031439

Licensed for 6 since 2017

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Your family is unique to you, but some of your questions might not be. 😉 Here’s what most parents want to know when starting out.

What is NeighborSchools?

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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