Desperately seeking infant care for March 5!

Hi wise parents,

We have a child who will be 4 months old on March 6 and we can't find infant care anywhere!  We commute from Richmond to Berkeley via El Cerrito, Albany, and Kensington. We have a tight budget $1200-$1300 so a nanny share is out. I'm headed back to work on March 5th and would love to have something lined up so that I can enjoy my babe and prep my lessons for being back in the classroom. I've called over 50 spots and have been having a very hard time getting people to answer or call back.

Any info on who's got an infant opening would be greatly appreciated!

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We looked at an at home day care called Mother's Pearls in El Cerrito that charged about $1100/month. I don't know if they have any openings, but you could ask. Google Mother's Pearls and you will find the number.

Hi Ember, 

We put our baby (she is in kindegarten now) at Flora day care in Albany from when she is 1 to 4. Her number 510 575 4610. She is superb! If you havent checked her out yet, feel free to give her a call.

Hi Ember,

I don't know if our folks have an opening right now, but they've been great  ( IF, and only if, you're interested / open to a Mandarin immersion program for your munchkin )  They take kids 0 - 2yrs  [but they're down a staff person right now, so I'm not sure if they would be able to on board you right away...   Anyhow, let me know if you'd like me to ask them, their program is brand new -- I don't know how my wife found them -- I don't even know if they're listed by BANANAS.   But I did find this:

Good Luck, and let me know if you want more info (!)


Try Nini's Place Childcare just off Carlson Blvd in the Richmond Annex. Reasonable rates and close to 80 so convenient, too. Nini (Anita) is a pro with infants on up. It's a small daycare with up to 12 kids, if I remember correctly, and infants have one primary caregiver to help with bonding. As they grow, there are many opportunities for art, outdoor play, music, and togetherness. Give her a call to see if she has any immediate openings...(510) 524-2603

You can try Shawna Suazo and the Little Learning Cubby at the North Berkeley BART station.