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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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How to find a nanny
In today's economy, many households have two working parents. That's where a nanny comes in. But hiring a nanny to care for your little one can be an intimidating process. As a former nanny and the fo...
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7 ways daycare changed our lives for the better
Truth be told, I’m the last person who wanted to put her child in daycare. When my son was born, we had a full-time nanny. When he was 18 months old, we found ourselves needing a new child care arrang...
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How to tell if a summer camp is a good fit for your kid
I'm a parent like you and I’ve had to choose a summer camp for my own kids a zillion times. With so many options available, how do you know when a summer program is the right fit for your child and fa...
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Discussions

August Summer Camp Availability?

Looking for recommendations for summer camp the weeks of August 15, 22 and 29th.  Our original plans for August fell through and now trying to find options to fill the gap before school starts if possible.  6yo girl with a wide range of interests and adaptable to various environments, so fortunately...

Summer 2022 Camp Report

Ok, a few posts have cropped up, and I always find it so helpful to have everything in one place. Please report how old your kids are, what camps they've done this summer, and what did/not work.    I'll start (clearly). My kids are 8 & 11 (entering 3rd & 6th)   Double J R...

Pedelheads feedback

Anyone has recently done pedelheads level 1 or 4 and can share feedback! Mitchell elementary location. Thanks! ...

Who do you go to for advice on family, caregiving, career?

Hoping for advice - our nanny is going from full time to part time against and I'm trying to re-evaluate my decision too.   I have to figure out whether to focus on family as my little ones are still little and step back career-wise .... Or try to cobble together care-giving support. ...

Oak Park Daycare/Preschool

We are considering moving to Oak Park from Lincoln Park. Are there high-quality daycare/preschool options in Oak Park? We are used to having lots of good, walkable options. Is this the case in Oak Park? What are the best options in that area? Are there half-day options there?   Also, it lo...


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Summer camp in Chicago: When, where and how to sign up for summer fun

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