“Date night” courtesy of  childcare? Yes please!

More than 40 Goodstart Early Learning Centres across WA will hold simultaneous date nights, opening for a few hours at night to care for children and allow their parents to take some time out for themselves.

Families enrolled at the centres have booked their children in for up to three hours, at a cost of $20 a child, and some centres will hold theme nights or pizza and movie nights, shares WA News.

Goodstart State manager Todd Dawson said the concept was introduced after feedback from families who felt they had lost time together since having children.

“We are exploring new and better ways to meet the needs of children and families,” Mr Dawson said.

“Date nights are a terrific example of this partnership where through our existing trusting relationships, parents and caregivers can get some much-needed time together which will in turn support better outcomes for children and the family.”

Would you love to see this service offered at your childcare centre?

Share your comments below

  • this is a good idea to get couples to reconnect after kids.


  • The majority of husbands/ partners would be at work when the children are at school unless they work flexi-time, get rostered days off or have leave.


  • Wow, this is what the world has come to! I can imagine this will go gang busters and will be a very popular service.


  • Oh yes please. I could do with a date night with my hubby. Haven’t had one since we had kids-nearly 14 years ago. We have gone out for lunch though when the kids are at school!


  • This sounds like a win-win situation all round. Parents get some time to themselves of an evening, and the centre makes a bit more money.


  • Another way to make some money. :)


  • Don’t know if I would use it myself, but certainly think that there is a “market” for this idea !


  • What a great idea!


  • I think it’s a great idea too, kids would love it more of theirs pizza and a movie involved lol


  • I think it’s a great idea. Parents can enjoy some time for themselves, while knowing their kid is well looked after.


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