Kids learn by playing and especially playing with one another. We’re opening our home to after school care for four (4) children ages 4-10. Monday through Friday 2:30-6:30. We want our home to be a place to learn, play, grow, feel safe and loved. We can offer after school pick up, snacks, Art , music lessons, dinner if they’re inclined, but most importantly, a place to play. A place you feel good walking into. A home with a dog (who is very gentle and great with kiddos), toys, books, games, and a fridge that’s always full. We want our home to be your child’s home away from home.

Sample schedule

2:30pm-3:30pm: Drop off, free play, and snack
3:30pm-4pm: Homework/Art/Reading
4pm-5pm: PLAY!!!
5:30pm-6:15pm: Dinner
6:15pm-6:30pm: Clean up and get ready to go

Tuition Plans

4 Hour Care: $600.00

Kate v.

I’ve been taking care of kids and babies since my first cousin was born when I was 7 years old. My family always called me the baby whisperer. Now that I have a child of my own, I want to spend as much time with her as possible, and inviting other children into our home to play seems like the perfect way to do that.

I took my first babysitting class when I was 12 and watched my parents friend’s children. I became a full-time nanny to a little boy, who’s now in high school!, when I moved back to Seattle in 2003. I then took over my family’s shop, a children’s clothing boutique, and continued to babysit on the weekends and was an evening helper to a family with three small children.

My daughter and I are currently enrolled in Co-Op Preschool through South Seattle College, and I love the parent education I’ve been receiving as part of our enrollment there. Positive discipline and play-based learning really struck me as the best way to raise my child, and I’d love to pass that way of learning onto the children in my care.

Type:house

We found our dream home a year and a half ago. And what could be better than to fill it with children? It’s a beautiful, light-filled main floor with a dining room, living room, kitchen, bathroom and music/art room. We also have what I fondly refer to as ‘The Rumpus Room’. A fully finished basement with a giant couch, TV, books, a Duplo table, dress up station, Rody horses, a toddler trampoline and a play kitchen. But wait, wait, there’s more! Our garage houses a ping pong table, climbing gym for smaller children, scooters, a balance beam, trampoline and floor mats. Perfect for play when the weather is nasty. The yard is a nice size, with a patio for sidewalk chalk, a play structure with swings and a slide, some riding toys, and when the weather gets nice, a kiddie pool and water table.