Updated Oct 2019: We have temporarily closed our waiting list for infant care (birth-18 months).

We offer a variety of care options for families.  Below are our full-time rates. For info on part-time enrollment availability and rates, please submit an inquiry form below. You will find a some answers to commonly asked questions about our enrollment process at the bottom of this page.

Our hours of operation are 7:00 am - 5:30 pm.

Full Time Care

  • Under two: $1487.50 per month

  • Two year-olds: $1317.50 per month

  • Three and up: $1253.75 per month

Full time care rates include home-cooked meals - breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack.

After School CARE

  • For school age children attending neighborhood schools (after AM session or full school day): $850 per month

After school care rates include transportation from neighborhood schools (currently Fernwood Montessori and Downtown Montessori Academy only) to Nestling House and meals that children are present for. For full day care on school holidays and breaks, additional daily rate will apply.

Custom schedule

Please contact us to discuss how we may meet your needs. Unfortunately, we cannot offer drop-in care or schedules that vary from week to week.

Click below to start the enrollment process.


Here are some answers to common questions we are asked regarding the enrollment process.

Q: How can I get on the waiting list for an enrollment spot at Nestling House?

A: Please get in touch by submitting an enrollment inquiry above. We are not able to handle enrollment inquiries by phone, however we are typically able to reply to email inquiries within 1-3 days. We will provide you with a pre-enrollment application to complete and submit along with a non-refundable $50 application fee. Once we have received both your pre-enrollment application and application fee, we will place you on the waiting list.

Q: Can you estimate when a space for my child will become available?

A: We wish we could! Unfortunately, there are too many variables to consider so making an accurate prediction is impossible. We are happy to update families on our waiting list with their current position at any time. We can also let you know how many families are currently on the waiting list before you decide that you want to be added.

Q: We need care for our child on alternating days from week to week (for example: M, T, F one week and W, Th, F the next week), or we need “drop-in” care on a schedule that changes every week. Can Nestling House accommodate these types of schedules?

A: We understand that many families are looking for this type of care, however we cannot offer alternating or “drop-in” care schedules. You may want to consider seeking an in-home family child care provider or a nanny share if you require this type of schedule.

Q: Do you participate in the Wisconsin Shares Child Care Subsidy Program?

A: At this time, we do not participate in the Wisconsin Shares program.

More questions and answers coming soon!