Drop-In Day Care and After School Center for all children 12 months and older 910-319-7879 Open 7:45 am - 6:00 pm M-F 10am - 5pm Saturday after 5 pm, by appointment only with 24 hours notice (you're welcome to call us Saturday sometime to check if we will have openings on the same night)
Flexibility for parents, FUN for kids
Porter's Neck Play House is a drop in play center that cares for children 12 months and older on an as needed, no reservation required basis. We have recently upgraded to an after school center also, with a the addition of a 12 passenger bus to aide in the transportation from some schools in the Porter's Neck area.
We are available for hourly, weekly or monthly child care, with state law limitations of a 4 hour maximum per day*. Some parents need a little help when running errands, some have regularly scheduled weekly commitments and others just need time to relax and re-energize to be the optimal parent. No matter what your part-time child-free needs are, we are here to help. We are not like any other drop in play centers. Instead we are quaint, family run, hands on and above all we always put children first, knowing that each child comes with his/her own individual needs.
State law requires a 10-1 adult to child ratio, but we try hard to keep this at an 8-1 ratio. If you visit our facility you will feel at home in an instant and immediately realize that we are always catering to the children in our center. Their well being and growth are important and we take pride in the friendships that they foster here.
Daily schedules involve lots of free play. There are many games and hands on exploration (ex: last week we built volcanos, home made play doh, a solar system and Mardi Gras masks). We love dancing, relay races, art, puzzles, story time and an occasional movie or educational show. No matter what time of day you stop in your child will have a great time! Promise.
Mrs. Ryan does daily lessons and experiments with all the children in the Play House between 8 and 9 am. This is a great way to start the day whether heading to preschool* or spending the morning with Ms. Tara, who supervises other daily activities like free play, social etiquette and friendship building.
*Day Camps allow children to remain at the Play House Center up to 8 hours per day. Check events calendar for current Day Camp dates. It is wise to call and reserve a spot for Day Camps, they often fill up since there is a 10 child limit.
*If the 4 hour stay is broken up by an outing with a guardian then the 4 hours may begin again. For example: Your child attends PNPH before school and leaves to attend school. They may return to PNPH after school and the 4 hours will start over. This outing could also be much shorter, perhaps a lunch date with mom, or a quick trip to the park with grandpa.