Playgroups and Kid Tours

Project Playdate is on a mission to change the way we do childcare.

Kid Tours are child care adventures with NYC's most celebrated attractions for kids.These tours are designed to be parent-free, though parents are welcome to join for as long as they’d like! This way, visiting and local parents alike can enjoy their own time off while knowing that their children are having a safe and meaningful childcare experience. All tours include a meal, admission fees and additional enrichment lead by our playdate specialists - like arts and crafts - so that your child can have a fully immersive experience.

Playgroups are structured social child care experiences that can take place almost anywhere. We recommend any movement-based playdate occur at a local playground or outdoor space. All other enrichment opportunities can be hosted in a living room, hotel room, residential playroom, and some even at a local restaurant. All playgroups include an enriching activity, play-time, and facilitated group games. Activity expenses, meals, and other add-ons, with parent approval, will be included at-cost in the final invoice.

Minimum of two children required for playgroups. If you need a playdate match, just ask!

Affordability
Through a nanny-share model, we pool and split the cost per playdate so you are spending less per hour on child care than you ever have before.
 Quality
With pooled-pay, we can get the best people in childcare and education paid more than typical one on one rates, so you'll always be matched with a vetted and trained child care specialist.
Enrichment
Our playgroups include a structured agenda with an activity or theme that parents will receive before go-time. You can bet that, with Project Playdate, they will always have a safe and engaging, social and enriching experience.
Convenience
We can plan a playdate anywhere! From the local playground to the Central Park Zoo to the playroom in your building, we will build a playdate plan based on what is most convenient for you.
Social Care
All Project Playdate experiences provide enrichment through social care. This means every playdate requires at least 2 children. You can keep the playdate closed to just your own network, or open it up to families in the local community. Social care allows us to incorporate best practices in socio-emotional development. It also makes childcare much more fun that one-on-one care!

At least 48 hours notice recommended for Playgroup or Tours booking. 

Project Playdate maintains a 1:4 ratio of experienced child care providers to children in the 3-6 age range and a 1:6 ratio for children in the 7-10 age range.