Looking for a Daycare That Is Open Late and on Weekends

Updated on February 02, 2006
J. asks from Jacksonville, FL
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My husband and I don't get to work the normal 9-5 schedule. We work late evenings and every weekend but it seems that none of the daycare centers stay open past 6:30 and they are closed on weekends. This doesn't make sense to me. I don't know many people who work 9-5. So, I was wondering if anyone knew of a place that has a better schedule? My husband and I have a place on hold but again it's M-F 6:30am to 6:30 pm and we may only need the center 1 or 2 days during the week and they don't do part time so we have to pay the full time price of $149 a week!!!!!!!! I am trying to find a place close to Atlantic Blvd and Baymeadows Way, if possible.

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L.

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Have you considered a home provider? Many people keep children in their home. They're licensed by the state and might be just what you're looking for. I tried this for my daughter but was unable to get in, they were all so popular. The city of Jacksonville has a GREAT childcare referral service, and it's free:

Childcare Referal Agencies: FL
Home / Childcare / FL

Business Hours
Monday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
Sunday
Jacksonville Children's Commission

421 W. Church St., Ste. 201
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Regular Phone: ###-###-####
Tollfree Number:
Email: ____@____.com
Website: http://www.jaxkids.org/

Translation Available: Yes

Services Offered:
- Consumer education & referral
- Parent workshops
- Child care scholarships/subsidy
- Recruitment, training & TA for providers

They sent me a list of providers within so many miles of my work address. You can specify which type of provider you prefer, as well.

Hope this helps!

Good luck!

L.

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B.W.

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J.,
There is a place on Monument Road called Kids by the Hour that is open late and on weekends. You might give them a call and see if they any other locations closer to Baymeadows.

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L.

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HI J.. A mom I know told me about a place called Playstation on San Jose Blvd, in Mandarin. I haven't been and my husband & I will check it out, this weekend. But you can pay by the hour and they are open on Sat's from 6am-midnight. Or something like that. I'll let ya know what I think, after Sat. Good luck.

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J.S.

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Hi there, My name is J. S., How is the daycare hunt coming along?? What I can tell you from driving around and calling is that I haven't found one yet. I know from running my own daycare that most do not want to do late nights and especially weekends. I had so many parents ask for those hours. If you need a babysitter I still watch children in my home any hour and any day of the week. Give me a call at ###-###-####, maybe we can meet up if your interest. Have a great day.
J. S

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T.L.

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I'm not sure if you just want your child in a daycare, or if you would consider home care. But I thought I would write just in case we could work it out. I am a preschool teacher. I just had a baby and want to stay home, so I want to keep 2 kids in my home. I'm not sure about your schedule, but maybe it could work out. I live off of Atlantic and Kernan. I was planning on starting the week of April 10th. If you may be interested and would like to talk about it let me know.

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