Drop-in child care spot opening in Midlothian

KidZ Space, a drop-in hourly child care center, is set to open on Monday, March 31st.

Local parents are about to have an alternative to begging Grandma to help out when they find themselves in need of last minute child care. (Snow days, anyone?)

KidZ Space, a drop-in child care center for children ages 2 to 12, will open on Monday, March 31st in the Woodlake Commons Shopping Center. Their 4500 square foot space offers something for all ages, including indoor play gyms, plenty of toys for the little ones, and a daily activity schedule of arts and crafts and story time. Older kids will also be pretty stoked that they’ve got the latest games for the Wii and Xbox 360 on hand as well.

Drop-in rates are $9.25 per hour for the first child, and $6 per hour for each additional sibling. Kids can stay for a maximum of four hours per day. They also offer a Stay and Play option every Tuesday and Thursday from 10:00 AM until 12:00 PM when parents remain at the facility while their kids play. Stay and Play is $5 per child for the full two hours.

While KidZ Space is a drop-in center, it is recommended that you call ahead to make sure there is space available. There is no enrollment fee, but you will be required to complete a registration form and provide a copy of your child’s birth certificate and recent shot and physical records.

Keep in mind that KidZ Space is not a sick-care facility; it’s intention is to offer families flexible, quality1 child care when they need it.

KidZ Space will be open 9:30 AM to 8:00 PM Monday through Thursday, and 9:30 AM to 10:00 PM Friday and Saturday. The will also offer occasional Date Nights with care, activities, and dinner provided from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM for $25 for the first child and $15 for each additional sibling.

For more information, visit mykidzspace.com, call 804-608-0067, or check out their Facebook page.

  1. KidZ Space is licensed by the state of Virginia. All staff members are CPR and First Aid Certified and subjected to extensive background checks prior to employment (per the facility’s website). 
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Valerie Catrow

Valerie Catrow is editor of RVAFamily, mother to a mop-topped first grader, and always really excited to go to bed.

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  1. Dana on said:

    Great idea! What happens if it’s been more than 4 hours, and the parent isn’t back yet to pick up the child?

  2. Caroline on said:

    @Dana, I don’t speak for this business, but I’m sure it would be similar to regular child care, with a fee charged for late pickups. If it were to become a chronic issue the parent would be “fired.” If the parent picks up after closing in a regular child care place, an employee has to stay late to supervise, so it’s perfectly fair that the parent should have to recoup the facility the expense of paying the employee’s overtime. I assume this business is subject to most or all of the usual regulations that child care facilities have to follow.

  3. Hi Dana! I am the owner of the business. KidZ Space, LLC is licensed by the state of VA just like a daycare center but we differ in that we are drop off only. Since we are an hourly drop-in center, if you are late we just ask parents be curteous and give us a call to let us know 1. that they are late 2. white time should we expect child to be picked up.
    Lastly, since you pay by the hour it doesn’t matter if you’re late. You pay for the time that was used. Although, we do not recommend parents to go past the 4 hours things happen. We are here to accomodate the you. We are exactly what we advertise. Pay by the hour so if child is picked up in 5 hours the parents pay for 5 hours of service. Please feel free to email me with any other questions or conerns.

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