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By-the-Hour Care for Little Ones
1 Year & Up

Recess provides members with the flexibility of hourly care for children that’s fun, engaging, educational and safe. Recess is here to work around YOUR schedule. It’s Recess for all because we can all use some time to play. 

 Less than 100 total memberships available. Join the waitlist today to reserve your spot!

Parents Deserve a Recess Too

Run an Errand

Give your kids a fun and enriching experience while you run errands.

Go to the Gym

Work on your fitness while your kids work on their fun and learning!

Supplement Sitters

Can’t find a sitter or need a sitter asap? No worries! We’re always open.

Have a Date Night

Need a night (or day) out with your signifcant other? We make it easy!

Meet Up With Friends

Take a break during the day and give your kids one too with Recess!

Parent Hand-Offs

Make co-op parenting easier with our reliable facility and service.

Time To Yourself

Recess is always ready for your kids so you can take back your time when you need it!

Finish Housework

Get chores done more efficiently when you drop your kids at Recess.

Sleep!

Whether you need to sleep late or take a nap, Recess can help you with those precious Z’s.

Enjoy Access to Multiple Philadelphia Locations

Recess is currently under construction and will be opening 3 facilities before the end of 2022. The first three locations will be in the Fishtown, East Kensington, and Northern Liberties neighborhoods.

Access All Locations

Members will be able to utilize any facility in order to improve convenience and help with logistics.

Our Future

Our goal is to expand our locations to make Recess possible throughout Philadelphia, no matter where you need it.

Enjoy Access to Multiple Philadelphia Locations

Recess is currently under construction and will be opening 3 facilities before the end of 2022. The first three locations will be in the Fishtown, East Kensington, and Northern Liberties neighborhoods.

Access All Locations

Members will be able to utilize any facility in order to improve convenience and help with logistics.

Our Future

Our goal is to expand our locations to make Recess possible throughout Philadelphia, no matter where you need it.

How It Works

step 1

Schedule a Time

Members have access to the Recess app, which allows you to schedule your recess. To ensure staffing & safety, we ask that members schedule at least 24-hours in advance.
step 2

Drop-Off

Arrive up to 10 minutes before your scheduled recess and drop your little-one off. We’ll confirm your pick-up time and they’ll be scanned in. Fun awaits!
step 3

Pick-Up

Within 10 minutes of your pick-up time, stop in and you can scoop up your little one (if they want to leave!). Running a little late? No problem, just let us know.

Facilities Built Around Safety, Fun, and Learning

We Designed Recess to be different – from the interior design to the activities, supplies, and staff – we want it to be a highlight of you and your child’s day.

Facility & Staff

Facility & Staff

Comfortable & Inclusive

We take pride in offering a space that make chlldren feel at-home & gives parents peace of mind.

Safe & Clean

From soft surfaces to daily disinfection, we’re focused on the wellbeing of your child.

Professional & Caring Staff

All staff require at least four years of child care experience and training. We strive to feel like extended family.

24/7 Security Monitoring

The facility is under constant video monitoring to ensure the safety of our children and trust of our parents.

Activites & Learning

Staff Lead Group Activities

From yoga to drawing instructions and much more, activities occur throughout each day.

Reading Times

Every thirty minutes a staff member will hold a group reading time with age appropriate books.

Free Play

Kids are free to play at their leisure. When they want, where they want.

Resting Stations

It’s hard to believe, but sometimes kids get tired. When they do, we have designated resting stations for them to lay down or take a nap.
Toddlers sharing toys

Memberships & Rates

Recess is a small group child care option, with no more than twelve (12) children in the facility at any time. To ensure a safe, fun, and well-staffed experience, we have limited memberships available.

FAQ

How much does Recess cost?

Membership costs $99 per month with an hourly charge for usage. If you were to use Recess for 4 hours per week, you may expect to pay around $600/month.

Can I schedule time for my child even if I’m not a member?

Membership is required to use Recess. As a small-class premium service we have limited memberships available to keep the group size small and ensure maximum fun and safety for everyone.

How can I become a member?

We’re currently under construction and are accepting applications for our waitlist. If you join our waitlist, you’ll receive email updates about our openings as well as the great features and perks our members will experience!

What ages do you accept?

We currently care for children from 1 year and older. Our goal is to provide a flexible childcare option no matter what the age!

How many children are in a class together?

Recess is a small group child care option with no more than twelve 12 children in the facility at any time.

Can I just drop in with my children any time of day?

For the safety and convenience of everyone, we recommend that all care is scheduled up to 24 hours in advance. In the near future, we intend on being able to take short-notice bookings depending on the class size at that time.

How do I schedule time for my child?

Members have access to the Recess App, which allows you to schedule child care for your requested time 24 hours in advance.

Can my child stay the entire day?

At this moment in time, we are limiting care to 4 hours per day per child, but may increase this in the future as we develop a better understanding of needs.

Is Recess a daycare or a learning center?

Recess is both! We believe parents and kids deserve a break, so we offer convenient, modern facilities built around safety, fun, and learning so that kids can enjoy time away from home with peers while experiencing new activities through guided play.

What if I’m running early or late for pickup?

No problem! Members can arrive as early or as late as 10 minutes within their scheduled time without any additional fees.

How many Recess locations are there?

We are currently under construction, with three locations opening in Philadelphia by 2023. We are hoping to expand to many more locations in the future!

What type of safety and security measures do you offer at Recess?

The facility is under constant video monitoring to ensure the safety of our children and the trust of our parents. All surfaces are disinfected daily, and all staff have at least four years of child care expertise and training.

Additionally, everyone who is aged two and up is required to wear a mask at all times, including children, parents, and staff members, for the safety of everyone involved.

Still Have Questions?

We want you to have all of the information you need before joining our waitlist. Contact us today to learn more about Recess!