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 our organization. Services began in a pink Portuguese colonial house in Avenida Horta e Costa. At that time, there is only 35 children admitted in our nursery, and the number of employees is only 12. However, due to the development of the Society, the number of enrolled children increased rapidly, space and facilities become insufficient. In 1992, a five-storied building finally replaced the pink house, the nursery moved into the first three floors, occupying an indoor area of 1,470.19 sq. m. and an outdoor area of 500 sq. m. on the rooftop. Currently, 299 children were registered between the ages of three months to three years old, the nursery has 12 activity rooms and 53 employees now, including professional teachers, nurses and technical staffs oversee daily operations. It is also one of the highest admission rates of the nurseries in Macau.