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Ms. Diane

Licensed home daycare
Nashua, NH
8am–5pm, M - F

Where Little feet receive guidance to learn and grow together!

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.

Circle time
Reading time
Music
Gross motor skills development
Fine motor skills development
Neighborhood walks
Outdoor play
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


Prior Experience
  • Substitute teacher & tutor for K-8 @ NH & MA School Districts

    3 years experience with toddlers and school age

  • Sylvan Educational Tutor @ Sylvan Learning - Ongoing, Remote & In-person

    3 years experience with school age

Education
  • Early Childhood Education - 2021

    ECE @ Currently in pursuit of this certification & training.

  • Foster Care License - 2015

    Foster Care License @ State of NH

  • Bachelor’s Degree - 1997

    Business Administration @ SNHU

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. Diane

Tell us about your experience working with young children?

Children are so sweet and so innocent and it brings me such joy to work with them. I mean, I've fostered kiddos, tutored, substitute taught - any way I can work with them, I do with a smile! I'm so proud to be offering loving and educational care to the littles in my neighborhood. My favorite thing about caring for children is that they start to show you their little personalities. That has been a highlight for me throughout my 22 years of experience. I have a lot of experience as an teacher in an elementary school People have said that I create an environment that is engaging and nurturing. I focus on allowing children to express themselves, and I especially love to read books to them. I’m proud when I think about all the children I've helped grow and learn. 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 helping children work through challenges, 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 circle time and include group activities and games, free play, story time, music and movement, and curriculum-based lessons and activities. 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 be ready for preschool when they leave here.

Can you tell us a bit about your home environment?

My program takes place in the home classroom area of my Nashua home. I want the children to feel at home here, so the space is child-friendly and stimulating, with designated areas for reading, music and movement, napping, free play, and independent work. We also spend lots of time outside playing in my fenced-in yard and walking together through the quiet neighborhood.

Think Ms. Diane might be a good fit?

Find out if she has a spot for you. It’s 100% free and takes just 5 minutes.

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

~ Alfie Kohn

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. Diane’s NeighborSchool126 Amherst St Nashua, NH 03060(351) 208-2756(351) 208-2756

There are 7 home daycares in Nashua. Most care for 6 to 10 children and take both infants and toddlers. All home daycares are licensed by the Dept. of Health & Human Services, 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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