Local Daycare Centers, Au Pair Services and Nannies in Southeast Michigan

Browse this roundup of local daycare centers, nanny information and au pair-matching services to find the right childcare service your your brood.

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Housework and diaper duty on top of heading back to work – mama needs a break! And with a quality child care provider, she can get it. Here in southeast Michigan, there are plenty of services that hook families up with the perfect nanny or live-in au pair, and tons of local daycare centers, too. Use this list to get started on finding the right one for you, but be sure to do your homework, both in terms of family fit and State of Michigan licensing, before you make the commitment.

Once you find one that fits, check out our tips on how to be a good boss to your nanny or au pair so that your extra prepared when they arrive.

Au pairs

Hours are arranged up to 45 hours per week. Check ahead for weekly rates.

AuPairCare

  • Location: Serves greater Detroit area, entire state
  • Phone: 800-428-7247

Award-winning agency offers full-time live-in child care personnel from around the world. Provides hands-on training for au pairs.

Au Pair in America

  • Location: Serves greater Detroit area, entire state
  • Phone: 800-928-7247

More than 30 years experience. Provides live-in child care. Its au pairs come from various countries.

EurAupair

  • Location: Serves metro Detroit
  • Phone: 800-333-3804

Has 25-plus years experience and a wide selection of au pairs from Europe and elsewhere in the world to fit your family’s needs. Look for promo codes online.

Go Au Pair

  • Location: Serves most of southeast Michigan
  • Phone: 888-AUPAIR-1

Find a live-in au pair from one of more than 60 countries that complements your schedule/needs.

Child care centers

Check ahead with each location for specific hours and rates.

Annie’s Children’s Center

  • Downtown Ann Arbor: 216 Beakes St., 734-761-8070
  • East Ann Arbor: 3220 Oakwood St., 734-973-7222
  • West Ann Arbor: 5350 Park Road, 734-663-8081
  • Main center: 734-663-8081

Child care programs for infants, toddlers, preschool and pre-K kids. More than 20 years experience.

Berkley Building Blocks

  • Tyndall Center: 14501 Talbot St., Oak Park
  • Avery Center: 14700 W. Lincoln, Oak Park
  • Phone: 248-837-8900

A developmental program for infants, toddlers and preschoolers who are 6 weeks-5 years. GSRP, Head Start and tuition programs available.

Bright Horizons & Brookfield Academy Schools

  • Detroit (3): 1110 Seward Ave., 313-871-2100; 2211 Woodward Ave., 313-471-6454; 13440 Outer Drive West, 313-592-5437
  • Farmington Hills: 31440 Northwestern Highway, Suite 180, 248-538-5374
  • Livonia: 38945 Ann Arbor Road, Livonia, 734-464-2789
  • Pontiac: 161 Bassett St., 248-858-6667
  • Rochester: 871 Oakwood Drive, 248-652-1725
  • Rochester Hills: 1263 S. Adams Road, 248-375-1700
  • Troy: 3950 Livernois Road, 248-689-9565
  • West Bloomfield: 2965 Walnut Lake Road, 248-626-6665

Offers “Worlds at Their Fingertips Curriculum.” Accepts infants through pre-K. Some centers located in other facilities.

Childtime Learning Centers

All serve 6 weeks-12 years unless noted.

  • Ann Arbor: 4220 Plymouth Road, 734-332-0062 (6 weeks-6 years)
  • Canton (2): 3101 N. Lilley Road, 734-981-3222; 49810 Cherry Hill Road, 734-495-1500
  • Chesterfield Township: 31480 23 Mile Road, 586-598-1700
  • Commerce Township: 5230 Bogie Lake Road, 248-366-2507
  • Dearborn: 6051 Mercury Drive, 313-240-7529 (6 weeks-10 years)
  • Detroit (2): 500 Renaissance Center, 313-393-8940; 3031 W. Grand Blvd., Suite 100, 313-874-3300 (6 weeks-10 years)
  • Farmington Hills: 36730 12 Mile Road, 248-489-8555 (4 weeks-12 years)
  • Grosse Pointe Woods: 19251 Mack Ave., 313-886-6565 (6 weeks-10 years)
  • Lathrup Village: 27900 Evergreen Road, 248-569-6789
  • Macomb Township: 16500 24 Mile Road, 586-677-9118 (6 weeks-13 years)
  • Northville: 20804 Halsted Road, 248-476-1516
  • Plymouth Township (2): 45678 Helm St., 734-455-5490; 47300 Port St., 734-455-2761
  • Shelby Township (2): 5959 24 Mile Road, 586-781-8680; 49143 Hayes Road, 586-532-7529 (6 weeks-10 years)
  • Southfield: 15636 JL Hudson Drive, 248-905-5300 (6 weeks-10 years)
  • Troy (2): 150 E. Long Lake Road, 248-528-1780 (6 weeks-10 years); 4533 Crooks Road, 248-952-1920 (6 weeks-10 years)
  • Westland: 34203 Ford Road, 734-729-3434 (6 weeks-10 years)

Reggio Emilia philosophy of learning. Programs are tailored to fit kids’ needs. Teachers and centers provide clean, safe and home-like spaces. Exploring, discovery encouraged.

Island Kiddie Kampus

  • Riverview: 14525 Sibley Road, 734-479-4191
  • Southgate: 12250 Fort St., 734-281-8555
  • Taylor: 15740 Racho Road, 734-374-8222, ext. 202

Nationally top-ranked child care offering a diverse culture and learning setting since 1979. Note: Taylor for preschoolers only; only open during school year.

IXL Learning Center

  • Birmingham: 1803 E. 14 Mile Road, 248-988-8448
  • Hamburg: 10088 Professional Center Drive, 810-231-9955
  • Howell: 5424 E. Grand River Ave., 517-546-2000
  • Northville: 43333 Seven Mile Road, 248-349-2223
  • South Lyon: 12556 10 Mile Road, 248-437-6600

Programs encourage creativity, independence, problem solving, muscle development and self-help skills. For infants to school-aged kids.

Jade Child Development Center

  • Canton: 41128 Palmer Road, 734-394-3500
  • Garden City: 28482 Cherry Hill Road, 734-237-4080

Encourages problem-solving skills and creativity for infants to school-aged kids.

KinderCare

All serve 6 weeks-12 years.

  • Ann Arbor: 2300 S. Huron Parkway, 734-971-6626
  • Auburn Hills: 3268 E. Walton Blvd., 248-373-7535
  • Canton: 44212 Cherry Hill Road, 734-981-4774
  • Dearborn: 4900 Evergreen Road, 313-441-1462
  • Farmington Hills: 25005 Middlebelt Road, 248-477-4040
  • Livonia: 38880 W. Six Mile Road, 734-591-2083
  • Northville: 20675 Silver Spring Drive, 248-348-1589
  • Novi: 24250 Homestead Court, 248-305-5461
  • Rochester Hills: 226 Meadowfield Drive, 248-651-7171
  • Southgate: 15500 Reeck Road, 734-281-1111
  • Sterling Heights (4): 37201 Ryan Road, 586-268-1680; 13777 15 Mile Road, 586-978-8930; 13830 19 Mile Road, 586-247-1133; 33300 Ryan Road, 586-978-9099
  • Troy (2): 5480 Rochester Road, 248-828-0630; 5135 Coolidge Highway, 248-641-8480
  • West Bloomfield: 6615 Middlebelt Road, 248-855-1963

Accredited learning centers running about 50 years strong. Focuses on language and literacy, executive function, social/emotional development, physical wellness, cognitive development and creativity.

Rainbow Child Care Center

All serve 6 weeks-12 years unless noted.

  • Auburn Hills (2): 2411 N. Squirrel Road, 248-373-5999 (6 weeks-5 years); The Montessori Preschool: 3388 Five Points Drive, 248-276-8626
  • Chelsea: 1580 Commerce Park Drive, 734-475-6080 (6 weeks-5 years)
  • Commerce Township: 2755 Haggerty Road, 248-960-0570 (6 weeks-6 years)
  • Davison: 9203 Lapeer Road, 810-653-1206
  • Dearborn: 16200 Hubbard Drive, 313-982-9840 (6 weeks-6 years)
  • Farmington Hills: 38042 W. 12 Mile Road, 248-536-2360
  • Fenton (2): 3261 Owen Road, 810-629-2233; 16400 Silver Parkway, 810-714-6070
  • Howell: 1840 N. Latson Road, 517-552-9600
  • Lake Orion: 2222 S. Lapeer Road, 248-972-5674
  • South Lyon: 51838 10 Mile Road, 248-667-9550
  • Sterling Heights: 13810 19 Mile Road, 586-566-7345
  • Troy: 5940 John R Road, 248-828-0260
  • White Lake: 9125 Highland Road, 248-698-3471 (6 weeks-5 years)

Using “The Creative Curriculum,” Rainbow emphasizes fostering friendships, emerging emotions, health, curiosity and language skills. Watch for Detroit (320 Mack Ave.) and Novi (27375 Beck Road) locations in early 2018.

Sunny Skies Child Care

All serve 4 weeks-5 years unless noted.

  • Clawson (2): 529 Grove Ave., 248-280-1380; 317 S. Crooks Road, 248-435-8445 (1-5 years)
  • Huntington Woods: 10495 W. 11 Mile Road, 248-548-0290
  • Waterford: 3881 Highland Road, 248-738-9579

Opened in 1979. Emphasizes being a safe place. Activities jumpstart creativity, math skills, language development, music and movement and life skills.

The Learning Experience

All serve 6 weeks-5 years unless noted.

  • Clarkston: 7210 Sashabaw Road, 248-625-5285
  • Farmington Hills: 23500 Orchard Lake Road, 248-834-2676
  • Northville: 16635 Ridge Road, Building C, 248-374-2495
  • Shelby Township: 51779 Van Dyke Ave., 586-997-0050
  • South Lyon: 53318 10 Mile Road, 248-446-6283 (6 weeks-12 years)
  • Sterling Heights: 13860 Canal Road, 586-566-4685
  • Troy: 5660 New King Road, 248-834-2549

Safe, nurturing, fun environment uses the L.E.A.P. Curriculum, which includes sign language, phonics, foreign language, physical fitness and more.

The Learning Tree

  • Howell: 1183 Parkway Drive, 517-545-3440
  • Livonia North: 33901 Curtis Road, 734-261-1951
  • Livonia South: 32955 Plymouth Road, 734-525-6369
  • Livonia West: 37550 Seven Mile Road, 734-953-5708
  • South Lyon: 22820 Valerie St., 248-446-8791

One of the first U.S. child care centers to be National Academy of Early Childhood Programs-accredited. Emphasizes good nutrition and healthy living. Since 1982. Ages 6 weeks-13 years.

Tutor Time

All serve 6 weeks-12 years unless noted.

  • Ann Arbor: 2380 Oak Valley Drive, 734-996-9352 (6 weeks-10 years)
  • Canton (2): 951 N. Canton Center Drive, 734-981-8463; 2914 Canton Center Road, 734-394-0400
  • Commerce Township: 8011 Commerce Road, 248-366-3348
  • Farmington Hills: 24440 Orchard Lake Road, 248-888-0614
  • Plymouth Township: 15225 Haggerty Road, 734-420-2700
  • Shelby Township: 47177 Hayes Road, 586-532-7314 (6 weeks-10 years)
  • Sterling Heights (2): 8305 14 Mile Road, 586-795-4770; 33055 Hayes Road, 586-264-6554
  • Walled Lake: 1230 Pontiac Trail, 248-926-8686
  • West Bloomfield: 6799 Daly Road, 248-865-9388

Fits each child with a specialized educational path that focuses on health and early childhood education.

Nanny services

Hours are arranged. Check ahead for rates.

A Nanny Network, Inc.

  • Location: Serves southeast Michigan, entire state
  • Phone: 866-739-3767

Michigan-based nanny placement agency providing professional, screened and bonded, experienced caregivers/housekeepers since 1984.

Golden Touch Baby Concierge

  • Location: Oakland County and surrounding area
  • Phone: 248-952-8320

This nanny search provider, owned by moms, helps find long- and short-term nannies, date-night sitters, live-in/night nannies, too.

Nanny Anytime

  • Serves: Oakland, Macomb, Wayne counties
  • Address: 1048 Sandpiper Drive, Suite 21, Waterford
  • Phone: 248-682-6466

Short- and long-term nannies with flexible schedules, experience and professionalism.

Nanny Poppinz

  • Serves: Michigan
  • Address: 903 S. Latson Road, Suite 124, Howell
  • Phone: 248-918-0656 (local)

Temporary and permanent services. All nannies are CPR trained and screened.

Perfect Nanny Match, LLC

  • Serves: southeast Michigan
  • Address: P.O. Box 506, Farmington
  • Phone: 248-227-0016

Helps match families with quality nannies, babysitters, elderly caregivers and more. Part-time/full-time and on-call/temporary.

Top Notch Care Concierge, Inc.

  • Location: West Bloomfield-based; serves entire state
  • Phone: 248-864-6000

Refers on call, full-time and part-time babysitters or nannies, newborn specialists and more. Member of the International Nanny Association.

This post was originally published in 2015 and is updated regularly.

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