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Whether you need a nanny, nanny share or camp during school breaks, NPN can help you find childcare in Chicago. Learn how to choose a great nanny, then go to the Childcare Classifieds, where parents post recos for childcare providers they love but no longer need. School-age kids have tons of options for fun, engaging camps. Don’t miss our annual Summer Camp Fair in February!

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Find a Nanny
Resources for finding a trustworthy, loving nanny
Chicago Daycare
How to choose a daycare provider and find one near you
Chicago Camps
Learn about summer and school break camps, and sign up for our next Summer Camp Fair
Childcare Classifieds
Post an ad or browse parent-recommended nannies

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How to find a nanny
Choosing a childcare provider can be a daunting process. Here are some tips on how to find the perfect nanny for your family.
7 ways daycare changed our lives for the better
After 18 months of having a nanny, this Chicago mom put her son in daycare. Here's why that child care decision was right for her family.
How to tell if a summer camp is a good fit for your kid
How to vet a summer camp for your child: the questions to ask, the signs to look for and how to ensure the safety and happiness of your child all summer long.


Best nanny service for ad-hoc care; 10-20 hrs per week

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Recommend Self defense class for tween girls

Looking for recommendations for self defense classes for tween girls on the northside. Closer to North Park area. If you have general price range that will also be appreciated. Thank you!  Anonymou...

Home daycares in Wicker Park

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Winnetka daycare/preschool recommendations (for 2yo)

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