School Director
Tara Flatt
112 43rd Ave San Mateo, CA 94403  ·  650-292-5428
San Mateo Station

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At San Mateo Station we feel most excited when children can be children. To witness and play a role in their childhood, to experience their carefree attitudes and to partake in their endless creativity is an amazing gift. Your child will feel comfortable in our home with toys and activities that challenge and entertain them. We find joy in being there for your child as together we discover new things together, tell stories and pretend. And no matter what, safety in our home is always a number one. We specialize in infant and toddler care and offer a low teacher to child ratio.


Join the San Mateo Station community in four easy steps:

1. Explore our website

We’ve provided information about our philosophies and offerings to help you decide if our program may be right for your family.

2. Tour the school

Come see what makes San Mateo Station unique. Please schedule a tour by filling out the “Schedule Tour” form.

3. Submit an Enrollment Application

If you would like to enroll, please submit an application at – Please note that we require tours for all prospective families. Do not submit an application if you have not toured.

4. Enroll

After reviewing your application, we’ll send an enrollment invitation. Upon accepting your invitation, you’ll pay your deposit (usually equal to one month’s tuition), fill out enrollment documents and review our Parent Handbook.


The Westwood Knolls neighborhood of San Mateo offers convenience in proximity to both the 101 and the Hillsdale and Belmont Caltrain Stations. The relaxed family neighborhood vibe offers a comforting familiar feel for children in care. Your child’s typical day will offer both outside time and comfortable indoor play time with a mix of educational activities, crafts, and social interactions.

About Our School

At San Mateo Station we strive to involve parents to develop a relationship and strong bonds of trust. Children are given the freedom to express themselves and share activities and learning opportunities that are ideal for their ages. At San Mateo Station all snacks are provided; please inform us of any allergies you child may have. We ask you pack a healthy lunch.

Our Teachers

Tara Flatt, Director

Tara Flatt has been caring for children for over 10 years. She loves children of all ages and has been nannying for neighborhood families. She is First Aid & CPR Certified, has a certification in Preventative Health and is background checked with the FBI and DOJ. She cares deeply about her role in supporting working families and offers additional services such as evening care because she knows it’s best for children to have a caregiver that feels like part of their family. She is the proud mother of a toddler and a small infant.

We are a proud member of the Wonderschool network.

Wonderschool is a group of early childhood programs that combine the quality standards of the best child care centers with the warmth of an in-home program in your neighborhood.

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