Do you have business in Orlando and want to bring a child along to have their own day out on the town? I would recommend something special so you can work stress-free. Arrange trusted childcare in advance and your kids will be treated to a fun outing or other custom-made activity. Here are a couple babysitter – daycare options for you.
All About Kids (407/ 812-9300, 800/728-6506) is an Orlando-based childcare company whose staff is very friendly, and won't mind coming to any hotel. They offer both private in-room babysitting services and escorted trips to all of the attractions in the area. All About Kids will send you professional childcare service individuals who are bonded, insured, CPR certified, and have had background checks. They also provide drop-in day care, children's activities for groups, and rentals of baby gear. There is a four-hour minimum and it costs $16/hour for one child, more for an additional child, and a night premium. Advance reservations are a must.
La Petite Academy (407/295-2014, 877/861-5078) is part of a nationwide chain of daycare centers and is licensed and insured to welcome any local or visiting child. There are numerous locations in the Orlando area. The East Orlando branch, located at 7698 Silver Star Road, is not far from Orlando's many attractions. CPR and First Aid-trained staff will watch kids from 6-weeks to 12-years of age, on a drop-in basis from 6:30am to 6:30pm daily. Check their site for current daily rates, and multi-day discounts applicable. Be prepared to fill out a fairly large amount of paperwork to ensure that the staff understands your child's unique needs. Their facility is large, spotless and well maintained.
Kids Nite Out (407/828-0920, 800/696-8105) was founded in 1998 and since then, has provided relief for parents who want a night out on the town during their time in Orlando. Both certified and insured, Kids Nite Out operates 24/7 and provides hotel childcare service, event childcare service and hotel pet sitting. The in-hotel sitter service is for children ages 6-weeks to 18-years old. There is a four-hour minimum at $16/hour for one child with incremental price increases for each extra child. There is a one-time transportation fee of $10. Additionally, there is a mother’s/father’s helper service available for parents who need an extra hand. Kids Nite Out also provides supervised kids day camps for ages 4-12 at the Loews Hotels at Universal Orlando Resort, including the Hard Rock Hotel, Portofino Bay Hotel and the Royal Pacific Resort. They also organize childcare parties for groups from 10-1,000 for weddings and conventions. .
For more information on childcare in Orlando, check out the Orlando Convention & Visitors Bureau.
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