What's Happening At Nestling House: Same Old, Wonderfully Ordinary

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Wondering what’s been going on in our mixed-age care rooms at Nestling House? Here’s an excerpt from “The Yellow Room Buzz,” a parent newsletter written by one of our Lead Caregivers, Ms. Janelle.

Apples and pumpkins have made their way into Nestling House over these past couple of weeks! They’ve been enjoyed through art, cooking, sensory experiences, and general play. This week, we will be carving pumpkins and roasting pumpkin seeds! Other than these fun new fall activities, we’ve really just been having wonderfully ordinary days playing outside! Our yard continues to be a place of wonder and experiment, day after day. How inspiring to see what new games the children come up with in the “same old environment” and what new ways they find to play with the “same old toys.” Trucks, crates, and brooms continue to be hot ticket items for the Yellow Room crew.

We’ve also seen a surge in cooperative play among our twos and threes, as “Family” and “Chase” have become popular games. Our infants have added so much joy to our time together outside as they smile and giggle, going between rolling around grabbing at toys on the ground and engaging with their older friends from the laps of their caregivers. The sense of community among the children shines brighter every day. How special for them all to have each other!

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Join Our Team!

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Come join us as we work to create a special place for children! We're looking for some new team members to join us as we continue to expand into our new center. Flexible, full or part-time positions available for the right person.

CAREGIVERS & SUBSTITUTE CAREGIVERS

We're looking for playful, creative, caring, eco-minded, nature loving caregivers interested in working directly with a mixed age group of young children.

We expect our caregivers to support children's independence in self-care routines and play using responsive caregiving and positive discipline techniques. We spend a lot of time outside in all kinds of weather and provide healthy, cooked-from-scratch meals every day.

Some experience or interest in Waldorf, LifeWays, Montessori, RIE and/or Reggio Emillia highly preferred. Willingness to meet state mandated training requirements within 6 months required. It is critical that you be passionate about natural, play based learning, interested in learning opportunities, open to personal reflection, and experienced in responsive care giving.

Caregivers must be qualified as according to the WI Department of Children and Families (click here for details).

KITCHEN STAFF

Come help us in our small but busy kitchen! If you share our vision of serving healthy, sustainable meals to children and love being in the kitchen, we have part time opportunities available.

BUS DRIVER

Come drive the Nestling House bus (no special license required)...We're looking for a playful, creative, caring, safe driver with an appreciation for young children who is interested in driving our small bus on 3-5 daily trips to transport children 3 years and up from local elementary schools to our center.

CAREGIVERS & SUBSTITUTE CAREGIVERS

Come play with us...We're looking for playful, creative, caring, eco-minded, nature loving caregivers interested in working directly with a mixed age group of young children.

We expect our caregivers to support children's independence in self-care routines and play using responsive caregiving and positive discipline techniques. We spend a lot of time outside in all kinds of weather and provide healthy, cooked-from-scratch meals every day.

Some experience or interest in Waldorf, LifeWays, Montessori, RIE and/or Reggio Emillia highly preferred. Willingness to meet state mandated training requirements within 6 months required. It is critical that you be passionate about natural, play based learning, interested in learning opportunities, open to personal reflection, and experienced in responsive care giving.

Caregivers must be qualified as according to the WI Department of Children and Families.

If you are interested any of our opportunities, please send us your resume along with a brief introduction of yourself and your care giving philosophy. We look forward to hearing from you!

CLICK HERE TO APPLY VIA OUR WEBSITE

Open House - Please Join Us!

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Hello Friends and Neighbors!

We hope you will join us this Saturday, June 15th, from 1 pm - 5 pm for an open house where you can see our center, meet some of our caregivers, and learn more about our natural, play-based childcare program.

We’ll have info about our caregiving philosophy, daily activities, healthy meals, and details about how to get on our waiting list or even apply to join our team!

Hope to see you there!

New Location Update / Waiting List / Open House

Hello Friends & Neighbors!

As we alluded to in our last post, Nestling House will be opening a new location to expand our program and help meet the growing demand for natural, play-based childcare options in Bay View. We are currently working on the initial stages of the process to get the new space ready for children.

Although we do not currently have an opening date for our new center, to be located at 2455 S. Howell Ave, we have decided to re-open our waiting list in anticipation of future enrollment opportunities. Families interested in being added to our waiting list should visit our enrollment page for more info and to submit an inquiry.

In the meantime, we hope you will join us on June 15th from 1 - 5 pm for an open house at our current center (3200 S. Howell Ave). This will be an opportunity to see our space, meet some of our caregivers, and have questions answered. We’ll also have pre-enrollment applications handy if you decide you’d like to be added to our waiting list.

Hope to see you there!

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Employment Opportunities at Nestling House

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Hello Friends and Neighbors!

Nestling House is growing! We're looking for some new team members to join us as we expand our presence in Bay View. Flexible, full or part-time positions available for the right person.

COOK/GARDENER

Come cook and garden with us...We're looking for playful, creative, caring, eco-minded, nature loving food lovers with a passion for growing and preparing wholesome healthy food for and with young children.

BUS DRIVER

Come drive the Nestling House bus (no special license required)...We're looking for a playful, creative, caring, safe driver with an appreciation for young children who is interested in driving our small bus on 3-5 daily trips to transport children 3 years and up from local elementary schools to our center.

CAREGIVERS & SUBSTITUTE CAREGIVERS

Come play with us...We're looking for playful, creative, caring, eco-minded, nature loving caregivers interested in working directly with a mixed age group of young children.

Please visit our website for more details.