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Ms. Sarah

Tender Hearts Daycare

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

The spot for littles to fall in love with learning!

Great for parents who want...

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.

Gross motor skills development
Outdoor play
Reading time
Circle time
Seasonal activities
Fine motor skills development
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.

Q&A with Ms. Sarah

Tell us about your experience working with young children?

My favorite thing about caring for children is knowing that I influence their growth and development. That has been a highlight for me throughout my 26 years of experience. I have worked in private homes as a nanny and I’m a mom. People have said that I create an environment that is nurturing and warm. I focus on building independence, 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 develop independence, and having a small group of children allows me to make that happen. I focus on exploration and imagination, and I use my knowledge and prior experiences to tailor programming to individual children’s needs. We follow a daily routine that can vary according to child age and interest. Usually, days begin with drop-off and breakfast and include project time, nap time, group activities and games, outdoor play, and story time. One of my favorite times of day is sensory activities. 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 on the first floor of my Westfield home. I want the children to feel at home here, so the space is colorful and comfortable, with designated areas for circle time, changing, arts and crafts, sensory activities, and napping. We also spend lots of time outside playing in my fenced-in yard and walking together through the quiet neighborhood.

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Let the child be the scriptwriter, the director and the actor in his own play.

~ Magda Gerber

Reviews & References

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


Mrs. Sarah has been an absolute blessing for me and my family! I work full time and it can be a hassle trying to find someone reliable to watch the kids while I’m away. My kids absolutely love her, as well as myself, so don’t even hesitate and enroll your child immediately!


Ms. Sarah's Neighbor School is an atmosphere in which children learn and play in an environment that supports each individual child and their family's needs, in a warm an enthusiastic atmosphere.


Sarah is amazing! My kids loves her and have a great time always! Reliable, trustworthy & amazing with kids

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. Sarah’s NeighborSchool7 Butler Street Westfield, MA 01085(413) 798-8056(413) 798-8056

There are 31 home daycares in Westfield. 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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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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