Need to get some work done? Don't we all! This ingenious company offers not only a workspace, but a sense of community that, unlike many workspaces, actually includes your kids. Here, parents have access to a member-run babysitting exchange in which coworkers have the opportunity to coordinate drop-off playdates with each other while they get work done, run errands, etc. Workaround Collective members are welcome to use a desk for a total of 15 hours per week, a perfect fit for parents transitioning back from maternity leave or launching/continuing freelance careers. Parents must agree to babysit other collective members' kids to participate in the child swap, and there are plenty of community get-togethers so parents can really get to know each other. There are also options for if you just want to use the desk, or just want to participate in the babysitting exchange. Rough Draft, 402 Hooper St, Brooklyn (workaround.nyc). Deskshare/babysitting exchange $150/month; Village Only Option (no desk, just kid swap) $25/month.
If you find yourself in desperate need of a night out, wondering "Where's the best drop-in day care near me?," you might be relieved to know that we've compiled a list of sweet drop-in daycare centers located in the NYC area. These centers are a great alternative to your traditional babysitter, whether you're looking to have a kid-free night at home or drop your tyke off for daytime committments when your favorite neighborhood sitter isn't available.
The drop-in daycare centers on our list (also known as drop-off daycare centers) ensure your pint-sized crew can have as much fun, if not more fun, than you during your adults-only adventure—or heck, even a long nap.
Looking for even more places to engage your kids in NYC? Visit the coolest indoor playgrounds, exciting kids' play spaces and even these sweet children's museums. If you have older kids, you may want to check out our list of the best babysitting classes, too.