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658 Main Street,
Gorham, Maine 04038

to 5:30pm

t:(207) 591 5085

A loving and affordable “home-away-from-home” Daycare Center

Cradle Inn Daycare has been in operation since 2000 and we have found that we needed to grow in order for more children to experience that quality “in home” daycare option that most parents find suitable for their family.  We have moved to a new location and are now “Cradle Inn Daycare Center”, conveniently located on the Westbrook/Gorham line on route 25. We continue to promote the “in-home” daycare atmosphere that has been so popular for so many children (and parents) for the past 20 years.

If you're looking for a daycare provider in Southern Maine, Cradle Inn is a Great Choice!

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Our Mission Statement

Our primary mission is to give each child- individual personal care, as well as a nurturing and stimulating environment that allows them to attain their full potential. We are committed to supporting caregivers through on-going training, fair compensation and career advancement opportunities.

Our Philosophy

We believe that children are our most valuable resource and deserve the very best opportunities possible to develop their natural skills. We believe in having a fun atmosphere, and being in an environment which is safe, nurturing, stimulating and developmentally challenging. We emphasize the importance of trust, positive social interactions, self-esteem, respect for others personal health and hygiene practices, and communication skills.


Melissa V

He is definitely learning more and more each day.  We so appreciate all each of you have done to help with Patrick's development.  Patrick is communicating in sign language and speaking more and more words each day.  You guys are doing a great job with him!  I feel at ease leaving him knowing he is being well cared for.  I think often times as a society we only hear from people (you guys parents and for me being a nurse-patients) when there are complaints, which is all too sad and really being sure that I communicated with you the exceptional job you are doing.  I've been meaning to email you and let you know how much we appreciate all you and everyone are doing for Patrick.  The daily reports are fantastic-thorough and "paint the picture" of his day.  I couldn't be happier with choosing Cradle Inn Daycare to care for Patrick.  So thanks again...and also for your patience now and in the future with dealing with us and our emails checking in.:) Melissa

Jessie H

My 20 month old son attended Cradle Inn for a short period of time that we lived in Gorham.  He attended full time in the toddler room.  Dan and Karen Flannery have been wonderful.  From the first call and visit, they were very informative and welcomed all of our questions.  The Flannery's keep parents informed by sending regular emails, updating their website and are always available on a daily basis.  The teachers in the toddler room were so positive and treated everyone with great respect.  I was always greeted with a smile when dropping off my son and a smile when picking him up.  My son was fed healthy and nutritious foods every day.  He now sings his ABCs, does some counting, knows some sign language, holds crayon's correctly, sings many songs, and says "thank you."  These are only a few of the many things he has learned since attending Cradle Inn.  Our whole experience at the daycare has been very positive and we recommend to any family that is looking for a high quality childcare.

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Our Facility

658 Main Street,
Gorham, Maine 04038

(on the border of Westbrook and Gorham on Route 25)



Clean & Warm


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Infant Toddler Program

The program goals for Cradle Inn Daycare are...

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Pre-school Program

Our preschool curriculum is created to peak the interest of the children enrolled each year, while addressing the learning goals of the program. These learning goals consist of

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Personal & social development

Creative Arts

Health & physical education

Early language & literacy

Math, science & social studies

Before/After School Care

We understand how difficult it is for parents to meet the demanding schedule required for work, leisure, and children.  The last thing that a parent needs to be concerned about during the work day is whether or not the children are being cared for safely and lovingly before and after school.

The Cradle Inn Daycare Before and After School Program is designed to offer quality, affordable care in a safe and worry free environment - for those children that are in the public school system that require care just before and just after their school day.

The program is offered for children in half day Kindergarten, and grades one through 6.

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