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Little Nest

Aley Melikian
Belmont, MA
Days
Monday–Friday
Times
8:00 AM–6:00 PM
Ages
3 Months–5 Years
Coming Soon!

Aley is currently working hard to get her Family Child Care license with the Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) in Massachusetts.

What is a Family Child Care License?

A Family Child Care license will allow Aley to legally operate a program out of her home. She must undergo a rigorous, state-mandated process, including:

  • A 3-part background check for every person in the household
  • Home inspection and unannounced visits from EEC Licensors at least once per year
  • 10+ hours of continuing education per year
  • Pediatric CPR & First Aid certification
  • Medication Administration training
  • Training in Safe Sleep, Childhood Health & Nutrition
When will Little Nest open?

Aley should have her program up and running within a few months, but she is pre-booking enrollment now. to save your spot!

About Me

Growing up, my mother had a child care program in our home, and while I was in school studying Biochemistry, I fell in love with child care. Instead of going into medicine and pediatrics, I decided to run my own program because I love interacting with children every day. I am passionate about...

About Linda
Licensed Assistant

Linda has been part of the Little Nest family for more than 10 years. As a mom, she's so in tune with everything that the kids need, and she's dedicated to providing a high standard of care to each child.

About Meri
Licensed Assistant

Meri came to Little Nest more than a decade ago and is passionate about working with all of the children in our care. Because she's a mom, she brings so much love and care to her work.

Program
Size
10 students

We have a robust program with lots of different activities for the kids to enjoy. All activities are designed to be stimulating and help them learn. Our goal is to create a place that feels like home for every child....

Enrollment

Contact me to inquire about availability.

Testimonials

Aley brings a tremendous amount of enthusiasm and energy to her program. She treats every child like they're one of her own, and she showers them with love and care. Owen has grown so much over the past 2+ years. He has great language skills, works really well with others, and knows all of his colors and shapes. I...

Kria S. - Belmont, MA - March 2019Parent

Aley is the best! She's so responsive and caring. Compared to other providers, she goes the extra mile and offers home cooked meals, a steady curriculum ranging from music to math to yoga, plus she has a really beautiful yard. Charlotte adores her, and every day that I drop her off, I know that she's well taken care...

Kate R. - Belmont, MA - March 2019 Parent

Aley has been working with children for a long time, and she has so much experience. I know I am leaving my two boys in good hands, and I trust her completely. Danny and James go on so many adventures with Aley. She takes the kids to Honey Pot Hill and Wilson Farms, and her yard is so beautiful that they spend lots...

Jill C. - Watertown, MA - March 2019Parent
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Location

Little Nest

271 Beech Street

Belmont, MA 02478

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From$520 / week
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Part-time and full-time slots available.

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What is Licensed Family Child Care?

Licensed Family Child Care is when one experienced educator operates out of her or his home with a maximum program size of six to ten students.

To become licensed, a provider must go through:
  • A 3-part background check for every person in the household
  • Rigorous home inspection & unannounced visits from EEC Licensors at least once per year to ensure a healthy & safe environment
  • 10+ hours of continuing education per year
  • Pediatric CPR & First Aid certification
  • Medication Administration training
  • Training in Safe Sleep, Childhood Health & Nutrition
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NeighborSchools partners meet or exceed all EEC licensing requirements, and many have 10+ years of professional experience prior to opening their own program.