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 of your Orlando trip and your kids will be treated to a fun outing or other custom-made activity.
You can always check online with services such as Care.com. And here are a couple of local babysitter – daycare options for you.
Advance reservations are a must. Call ahead to determine current rates and note that there my be extra fees for an additional child, as well as a night premium.
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 the Flex Care Option, which gives you a certain number of childcare credits on a prepaid basis. This can be used to enroll your child in an Orlando program, space permitting. The staff will inform you several days in advance if space will be available. Be prepared to fill out a fairly large amount of paperwork to ensure that the staff understands your child’s unique needs. Facilities are typically large and well maintained.
Kids Nite Out (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 $18/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 at the theme parks or on other outings.
Note that 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 and their reputation is excellent.
For more information on childcare in Orlando, check out the Orlando Convention & Visitors Bureau.
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