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Ms. Florence

Ms. Florence Playschool

Licensed home daycare
Spencer, MA
7:30am–5pm, M - F

Where children learn, laugh, play and grow!

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.

Arts & crafts
Circle time
Gross motor skills development
Fine motor skills development
Outdoor play
Sensory play
Sensory tables
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 #9084739

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. Florence

What inspires you to care for young children?

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!

What’s a typical day like at your daycare?

Childhood is all about discovery and development! I love guiding this type of growth through group activities and games, arts and crafts, lessons and activities, individualized learning, and music and movement. My program is small enough to tailor activities to each child’s needs, and the kids learn a lot through play here. They especially love using our ball pit to learn about shapes and colors in a fun, active way! My favorite times are dancing to music with the kids, and the laughter we share during our days together. We all look forward to ‘Fun Fridays’ where we do something special like outdoor water play, sensory activities, or a walk to the local park. Kids really look forward to coming here every day!

What’s one thing parents should know about your program?

Providers and families should be partners in helping kids grow! I am very open and communicate with my families often – I want them to know their child is happy, having fun, and learning during the day. My home is a happy, friendly environment, with designated spots for arts and crafts, outdoor play, eating, music and movement, and circle time. We go outside every day for fresh air and exercise - this makes everyone feel happy and ready to learn! Our space is set up to encourage kids to try new activities and explore– and seeing what they choose to do allows me to tailor my teaching to their interests. The children inspire me every day, and I love being part of their growth and development!

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It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.

~ Maya Angelou

Reviews & References

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

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Kaissa

I can not speak highly enough about how much of a pleasure Florence is. She is extremely patient and leads everything with love. I couldn’t be happier with her and the daycare. She is not only licensed but capable. I’m still blown away by her skill set. I usually don’t leave reviews but I had to share with everyone how much much of a pleasure it is to know Florence, I wouldn’t leave my children with anyone else.

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Kerryann

Ms. Florence is very compassionate, organized, loving, caring, and has the PATIENCE of a saint. I have known her for 16 years and cannot say enough about her.

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Michi

Florence has been so wonderful. She takes the time to teach words, colors and numbers while giving top notch care. We are so happy with her service

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Michael

She is a very loving and careing women she put 100% in all she does she take care these kids like there her own and the rich and fundamental care

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Markita

Ms. Florence is simply amazing to be around, shes caring and funny, she is genuine and great with kids. Highly recommend

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Star

Happy to say that your little one will be in secure and safe hands!

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Nadia

Very clean, professional, and organized!

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. Florence’s NeighborSchool19 Smithville Rd Spencer, MA 01562(774) 344-3128(774) 344-3128

There are 7 home daycares in Spencer. 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

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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