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Ms. Ashley

Licensed home daycare
Spencer, MA
We sing and dance and have fun

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.

Outdoor play
Arts & crafts
Sensory play
Fine motor skills development
Circle time
Reading time

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 #9078111

Licensing Requirements
  • Background record checked

    Government-level CORI, SORI, and fingerprinting

  • Home inspected for child safety

    Thorough assessment by a licensor from the EEC

  • Health & safety training

    Includes annual professional development hours

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. Ashley

Tell us about your experience working with young children?

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.

What are the key areas of focus at your daycare?

I want the children in my program to learn manners and how to behave in various situations, and having a small group of children allows me to make that happen. I focus on building independence, and I use my knowledge and prior experiences to meet individual children’s needs. We follow a daily routine that can vary according to child age and interest. Usually, days begin with welcoming children and families and include nap time, outdoor play, music and movement, arts and crafts, and free play. One of my favorite times of day is music and movement. It's so much fun to watch them learn and grow. I'm so grateful to parents for trusting me with their children. I want all families to know that their children will receive lots of love and care while they're here.

Can you tell us a bit about your home environment?

My program takes place in the living room and dining room of my Spencer home. I want the children to feel at home here, so the space is cozy and comfortable, with designated areas for music and movement, arts and crafts, free play, outdoor play, and eating. When the weather cooperates, I also take them outside to get fresh air.

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Every day, through engagement in the arts, our children learn to open their imagination, to dream just a little bigger and to strive every day to reach those dreams.

~ Michelle Obama

Reviews & References

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

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Susan

What can I say about Ms. Ashley that hasn’t already been said?! She is extremely professional and personable. She quickly responded to my inquiry about her service and I am glad she did! Ms. Ashley created a safe space for littles to learn and grow while in her care. Highest quality of service for an excellent cost. 10/10 would recommend!

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Cynthia

Ms Ashley takes care of my 2 children. She is very responsible, takes her time with each child individually to make sure they don't feel left out with whatever interaction is going on. Ashley does well to communicate achievements and anything of note quickly. Am completely confident having my kids there.

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Lauren

Ashley is very responsive and attentive to children’s needs. She has made the process simple and seamless for a mother of 4 to find care. I look forward to my children coming home and telling me about their day they had there. Thanks Ashley

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Mary

Looking forward to Ms. Ashley’s daycare opening up. I’m looking forward to signing up my toddler. I see her with her own children and she is fabulous with them. Being local is such a huge help for me.

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Juleysi

Very patient, super kind, and nurturing. Ashley really has a way with children my child adores her!! I wouldn’t trust anyone else

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Lisa

It's rare to find someone who can fully understand the importance of nurturing our young ones. She is Amazing at all she does.

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Jennifer

Ms. Ashley just has a way with little ones. Highly recommended!

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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Location

Ms. Ashley’s NeighborSchool28 May Street Spencer, MA 01562(774) 344-3248(774) 344-3248

There are 7 home daycares in Spencer, MA. 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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FAQs

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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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