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Nanny’s: A Place to Learn & Grow

Nanny’s Early Learning Center provides quality care for kids ages 8 weeks to 12 years.

Locally-owned and operated, Nanny’s Early Learning Center (Nanny’s) was founded to give CoMo families the best in early education and quality childcare.

Allowing Nanny’s to care for your little (or not-so-little-anymore) one is like leaving them with a close family member — at Nanny’s, we pride ourselves on providing only the highest level of care and attention for every child. Our spacious and inviting school offers a warm, nurturing environment for students and thus is a valuable resource for parents.

A Part of Your Community

Since 2004, Nanny’s Early Learning Center has been a vibrant part of the community, providing students with a clean, safe and loving environment, which we believe is essential to the development of every child.

Conveniently located near downtown Columbia, Nanny’s Early Learning Center offers the best in childcare for students from all areas of Columbia.

A Part of Your Family

At Nanny’s we’re all about catering to our active families’ needs by offering accommodating hours and an outstanding daily meal program structured to give growing students the energy and nutrition they need.

Our flexible day program is designed to play nicely with those busy work and school schedules we all know and love.

When you walk through the door at Nanny’s — the first thing you’re going to feel is the love.

At Nanny’s, kids are
encouraged to be… Kids!

Nanny’s student’s are encouraged to explore, interact, and engage their creative imaginations through active and purposeful play with an emphasis on play-based learning.

When it comes to fundamental and early educational development, our child-centered HighScope learning curriculum is among the most effective active learning and early education techniques — giving kids the tools they need to achieve success at every level of their learning journey.

Our caring teachers actively partner with parents to enable each child to learn and progress at his or her own pace, teaching through exploration, interaction and child-initiated learning. This dedication creates both fun and educational learning opportunities to ensure the most healthy educational and social development possible for every child.

Why choose Nanny’s?

  • Fully Licenced & Missouri Accredited
  • Family Owned and Operated
  • HighScope Active Learning Curriculum
  • Integrated Jumpstart & Kindergarten Readiness Programs
  • Flexible Day and Evening Hours
  • Accommodating for Families of Any Size
  • Affordable Rates
  • State Assistance Accepted
  • Centrally Located Downtown Columbia Facility
  • Caring Family Culture


  • Nanny’s Early Learning Center is very comforting and that’s what I like and they also do that one on one time with your child to let you know how it’s going, and how you can improve your child at the daycare by what you can do at home with them.

    - Raven Mundy

  • My girls have been attending Nanny’s for over 4 years. The employees at Nanny’s are god fearing, smart, respectful, friendly, loving, caring, and loyal. The employees aren’t just there for the check, they show all the children love. They treat your kids like their own children. They take care of any concerns you may have immediately. Overall they just do a great job with your children. I absolutely love this daycare and I would recommend this daycare to anyone looking for childcare.

    - LaKeisha Gross

  • My son started here about a year ago and from day one he has been excited to walk through the doors each morning. The teachers here are great and have positive attitudes no matter what. They really focus and learn about each kid, they communicate very well with parents, and keep you up to date about any events that may be going on or coming up at the facility and in the community. The kids here all seem to really enjoy the clean and fun atmosphere that they get while learning.

    - Amanda Wilson

  • I’ve worked at Nanny’s for 7 years….and I’ve never had a boss who goes above and beyond for their employees. Who is very dedicated and always has her doors open. Now my daughter goes there and I wouldn’t want it any other way. Everyone is helpful and a joy to be around.

    - Ciera Clark

  • From the very first time we visited Nanny’s, we have been so impressed by the staff’s friendliness. Our child is always greeted with a warm smile and it is so clear that the teachers and staff care deeply for each one of the kiddos. I know that if we have questions, they are always ready and willing to listen and help in whatever way they can. We’re so glad we came to Nanny’s!

    - Brooke Danielson

  • I feel really blessed because this has been the only daycare my son has enjoyed and loves coming to. It has also been the only place I feel comfortable dropping off.

    - Nalrah Dean

  • Diane is an impeccable director. Jalisa and Shae have definitely been cloned by her. Thanks for all that you have done for our family.

    - The Ritter Family

  • I recommend Nanny’s Early Learning Center. They have been nothing but good to my two children and I. They are very understanding, flexible, and willing to work with you. We appreciate you and your staff. Thank you!

    - Nicole Baskett

  • This daycare has been nothing but the best. The family oriented environment is what I love the most. My son is always excited to come in the morning and sometimes it’s hard to get him to leave. The staff/teachers are also great and work well with each child. I never go to pick up my son without seeing him with a smile on his face. Thank you all for everything.

    - Amanda Wilson

  • Nanny’s is a very good place for your child to learn many skills. The staff is wonderful and my child loves it. I recommend Nanny’s for your child care. I trust them with my child.

    - RF

  • As a teacher working at Nanny’s I have learned so much about family, friendship, professionalism, work ethics, and having supervisors who go over and beyond for their employees. Mrs. Diane, Ms. Jalisa, and Mrs. Shae go over and beyond for their staff, families whose children go here, and anyone they come into contact with. They don’t treat Nanny’s like a business, they treat it like a family first and I love them for that.  As a teacher and parent I wouldn’t want my children anywhere else. Thanks again Nanny’s Early Learning Center for loving me and my family and taking care of my children and so many other families. You are appreciated!

    - Corissa Mack