On 28th September, 1970, Obra das Mães established its first nursery, namely St. John or São João in Portuguese, in honor of Saint John the Baptist. The nursery’s mission is to promote universal love, giving support to children from families with financial difficulties and showing the spirit of social solidarity of Obra das Mães. On 1st September, 1995, the organization opened its second nursery. The São João nursery in NAPE has 1,200 sq.m. of indoor space, with an outdoor area of 450 sq.m. Currently, 142 children are registered at the nursery, between the ages of three months to three years, with 6 activity rooms and 33 employees. Professional teachers, nurses and technical staff oversee daily operations.