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Ms. Australia

Rosie's Family Child Care

Licensed home daycare
Norwood, MA
8am–5pm, M - F

Where children come to learn and play!

Great for parents who want...

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A Few Favorite Activities

Activities are designed to help children develop social, emotional and cognitive skills as they sing, dance, play, and learn in a small group setting.

Circle time
Reading time
Fine motor skills development
Gross motor skills development
Outdoor play
Seasonal activities
Arts & crafts

Activities are designed to help children develop social, emotional and cognitive skills as they sing, dance, play, and learn in a small group setting.

Each program is led by a licensed child care professional. While they each have their own expertise and approach, they all share a genuine love for educating and helping young children grow & thrive. Being licensed also means they have done a series of state-required trainings and they’ve passed a government background check.

About the Provider

Licensed Family Child Care Educator
License #9044096

Prior Experience
  • Daycare Assistant @ Brookline Family Child Care Program

    4 years experience with infants, toddlers and preschoolers

  • Daycare Assistant @ Family Child Care Program

    1 year experience with infants, toddlers and preschoolers

  • Nanny @ Private

    1 year experience with infants and toddlers

  • Post graduated Study - 1991

    Population, Program and Development Policies @ Latin American Demographic Center (CELADE), Santiago de Chile

  • Bachelor’s Degree - 1988

    Statistics and Demography @ Autonomous University of Santo Domingo,. Dominican Republic

Each program is led by a licensed child care professional. While they each have their own expertise and approach, they all share a genuine love for educating and helping young children grow & thrive. Being licensed also means they have done a series of state-required trainings and they’ve passed a government background check.

Q&A with Ms. Australia

Tell us about your experience working with young children?

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.

What are the key areas of focus at your daycare?

My goal is to provide you with quality child care where the needs and interests of your children come first and where parents can take comfort in knowing that their young ones are receiving the highest level of care. Rosie's Family Child Care is inspired by my daughter Rosanna's child care experience while I was a working mom and is dedicated to her and all other sweet little ones. I hope you and your children will join us here! What we offer to our families: Amazing child enrichment program Multilingual learning environment Personalized care Wonderful location Traditionally, playing was always the way children learned, and I think it is still the most effective. We have fun learning reading and writing throughout the day, doing arts and crafts, singing songs, practicing musical instruments, and playing games. I especially love spending time outside, teaching the children about nature, and exploring the outdoors. I think the most important lessons that I teach the kids are about love and respect. At Rosie’s Family Child Care, we definitely have rules and discipline, but I think it’s important to help the children understand what you expect from them. Children are people, and they deserve to be treated with the same respect as anyone else. It’s so important to me that we be patient with one another and show each other love at all times.

Can you tell us a bit about your home environment?

At Rosie’s Family Child Care, we have lots of space to have fun and explore! We have the main classroom area where we do circle time and review lessons, and then smaller spaces for different activities. There’s a corner for math and science, a music area for playing instruments and dancing, a space for practicing yoga, and an arts and crafts table. Beyond the main program space, we have a food table in the kitchen for snacks, meals and a quiet nap room. Of course, one of my favorite places is the spacious backyard, with tons of room for games and sensory play, like water and sand!

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If children feel safe, they can take risks, ask questions, make mistakes, learn to trust, share their feelings, and grow.

~ Alfie Kohn

Reviews & References

Here’s the inside scoop from other parents that have worked with Ms. Australia.


Having Australia to look after my little one was really wonderful. She looked after him since he was 8 months and until past his 2nd birthday. All this time, she really gave him the loving care and attention a little one needs. Leaving him with Australia every morning always gave me peace of mind - knowing that he was well taken care of, given delicious healthy food, enriching activities, and that he was well napped. And this transpired in his happy and relaxed face every afternoon when we picked him up. We miss her dearly and wish her all the best in her new daycare.


Ms. Australia was such a wonderful first experience to have in a daycare. We were looking for a family feel when it came to our childcare for our son and Australia exceeded our expectations. From the care she gave him and the yummy home cooked meals we could not have asked for a better experience. She and her family were so welcoming and my son was overjoyed to go there every single day!


Australia is such a loving and dedicated educator. She cared for my two daughters since they were 3 months old and has become like a mother to them. I love that they were also able to learn Spanish while in her care! She's so great with young children. I would recommend her to any family searching for care.


She is wonderful. Words aren’t enough to describe how amazing she is. She cares for my daughter as if she was her own. I am truly blessed to have found her.

Rates & Openings

Daycare rates depend on how old your child will be and what your schedule looks like. 5 days / week might get a slight discount, and infant rates are usually more than toddlers’. Finding a spot also depends on age and schedule because each daycare has a limited number of openings for each age range.

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Ms. Australia’s NeighborSchool54 Alandale Parkway Norwood, MA 02062(774) 315-1529(774) 315-1529

There are 17 home daycares in Norwood. Most care for 6 to 10 children and take both infants and toddlers. All home daycares are licensed by the Department of Early Education and Care, just like preschool centers.

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