The Nest Playschool

infant and toddler community

Enrollment

Openings

Our current infant and toddler cohorts are full. We enroll each September, and rarely have mid-year openings. If you would like to be put on our email alert list in case a space becomes available, please email Savannah at nestplayschoolpdx@gmail.com.

Cohort 6 begins in September 2018, with children 3-7 months old at that time. We are currently fully enrolled for this cohort, but we sometimes end up with an opening before the cohort begins, so it is worthwhile checking in to be added to our email list.

Cohorts
At The Nest, we serve children from infancy until they reach age 2-3. We enroll young infants 3-7 months old every September, and children remain together for two years, until the September after they turn two. The children spend their first year in the infant room, and their second year in the toddler room; teachers move with their cohort, providing continuity of care for the duration of children’s time at The Nest.

We run two cohorts at a time–one infant group and one toddler group, each with their own set of teachers. We have six infants and eight toddlers each day, with two teachers at a time in each room.

Two years after beginning, children graduate and move on to preschool. Families from The Nest are given first priority for spaces at our sister schools, Busy Bee Preschool and Sunflowers Preschool, and may end up staying together until they go to kindergarten!

The Enrollment Process

Families who are interested in enrolling their children at The Nest should attend an open house or take a tour, in the case of mid-year openings. We generally hold an open house for the upcoming cohort as soon as our email interest list becomes long enough to justify it–usually in the winter before fall enrollment. We hold a second open house in the spring only if necessary, and offer individual tours in case of unexpected openings later on. We do not give mid-year tours unless there is a space available. You can email us at nestplayschoolpdx@gmail.com to find out about open houses, or to be added to the email alert list in case of mid-year availability.

If you would like to enroll your child after seeing our space and meeting the teachers, submit an application! We will be happy to discuss any questions you have, and we will all consider together whether we are the right fit for your family. If we are not able to offer your family a space at your desired time, we are happy to keep your application on file to be considered the next time that a space opens in your child’s age group.

If we decide to move forward, we will notify you and send you our enrollment packet (in the mail or via email). Your enrollment will be complete and the space will be officially yours when we have received the following:

  • Child Care Agreement (contract)
  • Personal/Medical Information Form
  • Photography Consent Form
  • USDA Food Program Enrollment Form
  • First month’s tuition
  • A $250 enrollment fee
  • A copy of your child’s current immunizations