Simply Play - Drop-In Day Care Wilmington, NC
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Information About Simply Play Drop-In Child Care - Hours, Pricing & More

Location: Centrally located on 3818 Oleander Drive in the Wilmington Arts Center between the Independence Mall and Toys R Us. (View Map)

Hours: Monday - Thursday 8:30am-8:30pm
Friday - Saturday 8:30am-11:30pm

Cost: Never a registration fee! $8.00 per hour for the first child and only $4.00 per hour for siblings! Payable upon pickup by cash or credit card. Find out about Discounts and Special Pricing Offers.

Registration: In order to register with Simply Play we ask you complete the following: 1) Registration form 2) Release agreement 3) Read the Polices, Rules and Guidelines. Payment is due upon retrieval of your child. We accept cash, Visa and Mastercard as forms of payment. Sorry we do not accept checks.

Safety: Parents will sign-in when leaving a child in our care. Pictures of child and parents will be taken at the time of registration or upon arrival. A staff member will check you in and open the gate to our playarea for your child. When picking up your child, please have a picture ID available. This is for the protection of our staff, yourself and most importantly the children. A staff member will greet you and note your departure time. We will release children only to those with a picture ID who have been authorized to pick up the child. We also have a chime at the front door to alert us of anyone entering or exiting the building.

Daily Activities: We provide several opportunities for your child to explore gross motor skills, fine motor skills, language development and creative expression. We incorporate storytime, active play and arts and crafts into our playtime each day. We have biweekly and monthly themes that foster creativity in a fun and exciting fashion. PLAY is the primary focus of our day.

Personal Belongings: Please leave shoes and other personal belongings in the cubbies provided. Children entering into our play area are required to wear socks at all times. All bottles/sippy cups should be labeled clearly with your child’s name. If something needs to be refrigerated let a staff member know and we will be happy to accommodate your needs. Please provide Simply Play with diapers/change of clothes for your child if needed. Please remember to label all personal items.

Making Appointments: We accept children on a drop-in basis, however it is best to call ahead to make a reservation if possible.

Emergency Procedures: All staff members are CPR/First Aid certified. We keep a First Aid Emergency kit on hand and emergency phone numbers are easily accessible to staff members. We take every precaution to ensure the safety of all children; however, in the case of an accident or injury you will be notified.

Healthy Kids: In the interest of keeping the children and our staff members healthy, we are unable to accept ill children. The following are examples of children who are ill:

An oral temperature of 100 degrees or higher
Vomiting or diarrhea has occurred more than 1 time in the past 24 hours
A contagious illness such as streph throat or pink eye
An unidentified rash
Children who have not been on their prescribed medication for 24 hours
Children should be up to date on all immunizations. We do not administer any type of medication

No Peanut Zone: We do not serve food that has been processed with peanuts or peanut oil. Please for the safety of all children do not send peanut products with your child. We hope you understand and thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Meals and Snack Time: Due to Health Department rules we are unable to provide meals. Children are welcome to bring snack/meals and we are more than happy to serve them. Please note that we are not allowed to heat up food for your child. The following are times that we will serve meals or snacks for children who bring it:

10:00 morning snack
12:00-1:00 Lunch
3:00 afternoon snack
5:30-6:30 Dinner

Art Time: There are plenty of activities for creativity and self expression here at Simply Play. From playdoh to paint we do an art project everyday!

Cleanliness: We pride ourselves on keeping Simply Play clean and germ free! Therefore, we ask that children use hand sanitizer upon entering and exiting our play area. Our staff and the children in our care wash their hands regularly including, prior to and after eating and after using the restroom. Our staff washes their hands after each diaper change. We sanitize the changing table after each use and toys are cleaned on a daily basis.

Definition Of Drop-in Childcare: A childcare arrangement where care is provided while parents participate in activities that are not employment related, and where parents are easily accessible. The operation must be able to reach the parent by telephone, cellphone or pager, etc. The parent must be able to return to the facility within 15 minutes.

Having wonderful relationships with more than 1,000 families in town, we at Simply Play know that the greatest compliment you can give us is to leave your child in our care. My staff and I feel it is a true honor and privilege to watch over you child, and it’s fun too!

Helpful Wilmington Family Resources: The following links provide great resources for Wilmington area parents and families:

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