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Help finding child care in Walnut Creek?

Asked by Katie Daire, Piedmont Pines, Oakland, CA Wed Jun 13, 2012

We just moved to Walnut Creek and need to find child care for our son when he turns 6 months later this summer. We're open to considering traditional day care, in-home day cares, and nanny shares. Any suggestions of where to look, or recommendations of great places? Thanks!

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I would say one of the best ways is word of mouth, and to that end, have you considered joining a local mothers club? There area couple of really good ones. I was one of the early members of the Pleasant Hill/Walnut Creek Mothers club: http://www.mom4mom.org/ and the Mt. Diablo Mothers Club: http://www.mdmcmom.org/.

There are some great ones around, but by networking with other moms and asking questions, even joining up w/ a playgroup and babysitting coop group, you'll meet lots of other moms in the same situations.

Good luck!

Catherine Myers
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DRE 01337828
Windermere Bay Area Properties
http://www.Diablovalley.net
3 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jun 13, 2012
I'm interested to see what you find. We have been picky in choosing our daycare options and I know that not many people would hold businesses to the kinds of standards that we do. That being said, I'm sure there are some places around here that will work for us. The worst requirement we have is the hours we need. It's tough for places to comply with those.
http://www.akarrasel.com/
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jan 14, 2015
My wife and I both work and we need a good place that we can trust to care for our kids. We have been placing our kids in the care of a great childcare facility for a while now. We couldn't be happier with the place.

http://www.cedarbraecc.llcentre2.com/
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Oct 15, 2014
Hi.Im Michelle Coloma.I live in oak road walnut creek..Can i apply to you as your son nanny, I have 3 kids and they are old enough..I am 37 years old graduate in Bachelor of Science in Nursing..I can take care of your son..if you want to investigate me to make sure that i am a good person and no records of any criminal cases since my birth..Im a god fearing person..I jsut want to work near my vicinity like just caring a baby or a child with good salary..You can visit me in my home if you want to make sure..I am A filipino turning to American citizen this yeay..my husband is a registered nurse in john muir..Heres my no..661-303-2580..I promise you that your son will be in good hands and i can do household chores..If you dont mind im asking how much my salary per hour if ever you like me
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Oct 6, 2012
Hi Katie, I am a mom of a baby in Walnut Creek looking to be an in-home care taker; ideally of one child that is close in age to my own; and starting this summer or fall. I have lots of experience taking care of two little ones at the same time that are close in age. I live about 1/2 mile east of Nordstrom's in downtown Walnut Creek. We live on a very safe family friendly street, with 1/2 an acre of land, and a baby safe environment. Let me know if you are interested! 925-872-3431. Best wishes on your move to Walnut Creek, Cheri
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jun 14, 2012
Hello Katie. When I needed child care and didn't know who to use because I was new, I used the Contra Costa Child Care Council - http://www.cocokids.org/ - for licensed care providers in my neighborhood. I interviewed everyone with my kids in hand to see how they responded to the surroundings. Good luck! Any other questions or help, feel free to call me at 925.385.8783. Thanks!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jun 13, 2012
You need find a child care service in your area.
1. Check on the Yellow Page.
2. Google search
3. Angelis list
4. Ask your neighbors
5. Craiglist
6. Go to library
7. Check with your Doctor
8. Ask your friends.
9. Call City Hall
10. Others
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jun 13, 2012
Hi Katie,

In addition to the sources provided by Catherine below, I would suggest you take a peek at http://www.SchoolAndHousing.com .

Based on property address, this site provides attendance area schools (Public, Private and DAYCARES) along with useful statistics and other information.

-Steve
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