An in home play based childcare located in two SE Portland neighborhoods (Montavilla and South Tabor,) that provides a comfortable, nurturing environment for young children to play, learn and grow!

We offer a variety of experiences for our group throughout our days together. We all work and play together in our mixed age environment which provides an element that is valuable for young children. It encourages leadership, patience, understanding, and respect for one another. We offer a loosely structured, play based learning experience, largely child driven, we follow their lead and expand on their interests and ideas.

We love the cozy nest

We love the cozy nest @ Jodie’s house! Kara, Jodie and the team were exceptional with both of our girls. As a nervous new mom having to return to work when both of our girls were ~4 months old, they helped me trust that all of their needs would be met and that they truly cared for their well-being, happiness, and development, which included building a community, and having the kids feel autonomous, capable, and stimulated physically, emotionally, and mentally. We also love the family-style feeding model and that they teach kids and their families about reusability/recycling/composting and support/encourage low waste.

We encourage you to schedule a tour when signing up for our waitlist.

Daily Rhythm

W e will have daily opportunities to go on outings in the neighborhood, experience imagination, art, reading, language, music and movement in a variety of ways.

To see our full daily schedule visit our curriculum page.

Infant Care

Infants are given the opportunity to be fully engaged with the whole group and while they are generally in the arms of a caregiver or very near by they get a variety of experiences throughout the day with all of the children.

Once they are mobile we give them space for safe and monitored exploration throughout the child care space at their pace. We try to follow their natural rhythms of eating and sleeping as closely as we can.



W e offer 2-5 day weekly schedule. Please see our Tuitions page for current rates.