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Your Ultimate Guide to Kids Night Out: Greenville, SC and Spartanburg, SC

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Looking for events that provide childcare for kids for a kids and parent’s night out? Greenville, SC, and Spartanburg, SC have some fantastic options for parents looking for kid’s night out events. These organizations offer kid’s night out events where you can drop off your kids for a few hours so you and your significant other can have a date night, girl’s night, or shopping trip!

Parents Night Out / Kids Night Out events near Greenville, South Carolina
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Drop-in Childcare Kids Love at Giggles: Greenville, SC

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Have you used drop-in childcare before? Giggles Greenville, SC location is an excellent option for your childcare needs. If you’ve stopped in Earth Fare recently – or anywhere in that big shopping plaza on Pelham Road – you may have noticed a giant sign on the end of the building reading “Giggles.” Let’s check it out!

The 4,700 square feet unit features an outdoor play area, their signature indoor tree house, and rooms for different age groups to enjoy activities. Parents are able to drop their children off for childcare, date night, and more, so there is always a safe childcare team when you need them. 

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Giggles Drop-In Childcare Center previously sponsored this article.

A little about Giggles: Greenville, SC

Giggles in Greenville was opened by Brandon Kimball and his wife, Caroline, after they experienced the convenience and professional childcare during a vacation in Wilmington, NC. They wondered why Greenville did not offer the same services.

“One of the things we liked most about the Giggles model when we first used the service in North Carolina was the flexibility in the pricing options,” said Caroline Kimball. “We loved the fact that we could buy hours in bulk and get our cost of childcare down to as low as $5 per hour. The low prices coupled with the amazing experience for our kids was the main reason we decided to franchise the model and open up the two Greenville locations.”

The Giggles Greenville SC location has been open for a couple of years now and has significantly helped many families. They’ve been open during teacher holidays, holidays where parents needed to work, and late nights when a parent needed childcare.

“This place is fantastic. I’m new to the area and needed part-time help with my twin toddlers at random times for school events and doctor’s appointments. The staff is phenomenal and my kids love going,” raved one mom in a review on the Giggles Facebook page.

The Pelham Road location is perfect for families coming out of the Five Forks or Eastside area, as it’s about 15 minutes from both places. It is located right off of the Pelham Road exit on 85 and in the same plaza as Earth Fare, several other restaurants, Massage Envy, nail salons, and Pet Supply Plus. Sidewall Pizza is a two-minute drive away. Built-in date night right there.

While you can register your child at the childcare center, it is much easier to do it online. Also, be sure to ask the family pediatrician for a copy of immunization records, as they are needed for registration.

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Summer Camps

Giggles is already registering for their field-trip based summer camps.

For summer camps, Giggles offers themed weeks, eight hours a day, where kids go to different places daily. The camps are offered for rising kindergarteners through 5th grade and cost $240/week for one child, $430/week for two children. Prices are also available for more than two kids a week. If parents sign their kids up before May 31st, they receive a $25 per week discount.

Additionally, parents can opt for day trips only for $85/day/child. All snacks, lunches, and drinks are provided.

Check out their cool schedule of summer camp field trips. Kids will get to go to Kangaroo Jax and climb on the inflatables, visit unicorns at Hidden Pasture Farms, play putt putt golf, explore the Roper Mountain Science Center, visit with real firefighters at a fire department,  get wet at Shipwreck Cove’s waterpark, and so much more! This is only a small sampling of the adventures for summer camps at Giggles.

Pricing and Hours for Giggles Greenville, SC location

Giggles will be open Monday through Thursday, 7:30 am to 9 pm; Friday from 7:30 am to 10 pm, and Saturday from 10 am to 10 pm. Giggles is closed on Sunday. 

The centers will accept kids from 12 months old through 12 years old.

Rates are below and listed on the Giggles website. Giggles offers several packages for one, two, or three children, as well as memberships and date night packages.

Hourly​ ​Drop-In​ ​Care

$13/hour for 1 child
$22/hour for 2 children
$28/hour for 3 children
$32/hour for 4 children

They also offer pricing in 10-hour blocks up to 150-hour blocks. These are affordable and competitive pricing for the professional childcare services offered. Be sure to follow Giggles of Palham on Facebook as they will be offering specials, coupons, and promo packages throughout the year.

Giggles Drop-In Childcare
3620 Pelham Road
Greenville, SC
864.252.4252
greenville@gigglesdaycareinc.com

Have you tried out Giggle of Greenville yet?

Babysitter Services in Greenville, SC

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3 Helpful Babysitter Services
Near Greenville, SC

3 Helpful Babysitter Services Near Greenville, SC

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Are you looking to find the perfect babysitter? Greenville, SC offers several options. We know the process of finding trustworthy childcare for your little ones can be stressful. Because of this, babysitting and nanny services are emerging that require strict background checks. These extra security steps are helping eliminate many parents’ fears about who exactly is caring for their children.

This list includes babysitter services that pride themselves on providing top-notch caregivers that are ready to help your family thrive!

Babysitter Services in Greenville, SC

Find the Perfect Babysitter Near Greenville, SC

Jovie: Childcare Reimagined

Jovie
864.660.2064
Services Greenville, SC; Nationally

Jovie has reimagined childcare to meet the needs of today’s families. Meet the Jovie squad, your team and companion in childcare. Jovie has over 20 years of experience and expertise as college nannies and sitters. Jovie offers in-home childcare for work, date nights, or whenever you need it. Jovie has you covered.

Platinum Sitters

Platinum Sitters Website
877.594.5530
Services Greenville, SC

Platinum Sitters require sitters have a clean background check, a clean driving record, and multiple years of childcare experience. Most importantly, caregivers must love working with children! Platinum Sitters offers occasional care, recurring services, and special group event rates. Check out their website for more information.

Smartsitters South Carolina

Smartsitters South Carolina Website
Services throughout Upstate, SC

Smartsitters South Carolina conducts one-on-one interviews and several security checks on all caregivers. Some services offered include on-demand and overnight care, nursery staffing, and recurring services. Excitedly, Smartsitters offers concierge service! Request a sitter directly through their website.

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More Child Care Options

For more childcare options, check out our list of Parents’ Night Out/Kids’ Night Out Events hosted by local kids’ venues in Greenville, SC. You may also want to scroll through our Ultimate Guide to Daycare in Greenville and the Upstate and our Guide to Preschools and Day Care.

Platinum Sitters: The Sitter & Nanny Solution in Greenville, SC

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Whether you need an on demand sitter, or a long term nanny, Platinum Sitters does it all! With a click of a few buttons, they provide you with super star vetted sitters that have been personally interviewed, background and referenced checked by their local Manager, Jessica. 

Platinum Sitters

Thank you to Platinum Sitters Greenville for sponsoring this article.

Tailored Sitter & Nanny Services

Platinum Sitters services are tailored to different needs, but their Superstar vetting standards and pricing are always the same. For their occasional on demand service, parents simply create their free parent profile, select the time and date they would like a sitter, and 3 to 5 sitters will pop up based on the families needs. Looking for the same sitter on a set schedule – like a part-time nanny? Try their Concierge Recurring Service!

There is no annual fee with signing up to book a sitter! The Platinum Sitter technology relies on an algorithm to match the perfect sitter to your family’s needs. And, payment is seamless with pre-fixed pricing that is transparent.

Rest Easy With Their Services

  • Homework help
  • Interactive play
  • Snack and meal preparation
  • Light housework
  • Driving the Kids
  • Pet friendly, animal loving sitter options happy to take out the dog and feed the cat
  • Special event and group sitting availabile

Find and book your perfect sitter in minutes!

Finding a sitter shouldn’t be a chore. Platinum Sitters requires all babysitters on their platform to have:

  • Clear background check and driving record
  • 3-5 years of babysitting experience
  • References who will vouch for your sitter’s character and babysitting abilities
  • Wiliness to love and nurture children
  • Work well with others

Jessica, your local Greenville Manager, is a Mom

Jessica, your local Greenville Manager helped establish Platinum Sitters in the Charlotte market before her family moved to Greenville, SC in 2019. Prior to joining the Platinum Sitters team, Jessica has worked in financial and community development for non-profits and independent schools. When returning to the workforce, Jessica experienced first-hand how hard it is to network and connect with genuine qualified childcare that she can trust and rely on, especially when you are new to a city. She truly values Platinum Sitters standards, and is thrilled to provide this wonderful safe service to the Greenville community. 

Jessica of Greenville's Platinum Sitters

Platinum Sitters offers one time, full-time or part-time placement. Please contact Jessica@platinumsitters.com (your Greenville Manager for more information)