Hi Mamas! I know an amazing mama and her daughter who run an in-home daycare in SW Portland and they are looking for an additional FT baby to take care of. They're open to babies under 2 and are so flexible with your schedule/needs. I personally think they are the baby whisperers, having seen their interactions with my LO and with the other part-time babies they take care of. They work hard to provide your baby the type of care you'd give to them - making sure your parenting philosophies are adhered to and keeping in constant communication about your baby's daily ups and downs.
My LO was pre-term and under their care we've seen her grow by leaps and bounds. They have respected all my new mama bear tendencies, sent me the sweetest pictures on hard days, celebrated with me every new trick, and guided me when I wasn't sure how to put my LO on a schedule. They are truly the sweetest women and, after a few lukewarm daycare experiences, are the reason I'm still employed and not at home with my LO!
If anyone is interested or has more questions, I can put you in touch. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org.