Co-Working Spaces That Offer Childcare

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Juggling parenthood and a career is hard — flexibility is not often a word associated with the two ideas. However, the DMV is home to a few co-working spaces that not only offer a professional environment, but on-site childcare too.

Work Room @ Once Upon a Dream
Sterling, VA

Happily designed with the small business owner, freelancer, and entrepreneur in mind, Once Upon a Dream’s Work Room is ideal for parents needing to balance work with busy children! Enjoy access to high-speed wifi, snacks, printers, scanners, and of course, unlimited coffee! You can work while your little ones stay active and have fun under the supervision of ‘Once Upon a Dream’ professionals.

Elemeno Coworking
Washington, DC

Modern-day coworking is child’s play at Elemeno, Washington, DC’s newest professional work environment. Ideal for business minded-folks, entrepreneurs, and individuals needing to work in a quiet place, Elemeno provides space for work and play!

Parents and guardians will enjoy plenty of workplace necessities like fast wi-fi, printers, flexible seating options, free coffee, and more. While you work, little ones will have access to SkillZone, Montessori-based centers full of age-appropriate fun. Parents can relax with a live camera feed of children’s play areas or schedule a Play Buddy for drop-off, which gives your child individual attention with a CPR & First Aid-certified Elemeno staff member. Check out the membership options or schedule your free trial today.

The Wonder
Arlington, VA

Open play meets coworking at The Wonder in Arlington, VA! The Magic Pool-themed play space boasts all kinds of (imaginary) water play for kids and a convenient co-working space for grown-ups. Ideal for families with children 0- to 10-years of age, single-day and multi-day open play passes are available now. So get working, or playing!


NOVA Playlabs — Temporarily Closed
Chantilly, VA

Although not a dedicated co-working space, many parents love using NOVA Playlabs to get some work done. Grab a table, connect with their free wi-fi, and your little one will love exploring the dedicated play area supervised by an attendant. The play space is open to children as young as 18-months-old for up to four hours per day (diaper changes are the parent’s responsibility). Reservations are not required; however, it is highly recommended to call ahead to confirm availability, especially on days when school is out.

Ridgetop Coffee & Tea
Sterling, VA

Ridgetop Coffee & Tea, located in Sterling, VA, near Costco, offers an abundance of seating, plenty of space to maneuver strollers and wiggly children, and a purpose-built children’s play area. The play area has a full glass wall, perfect for watching the kids while taking advantage of the free wi-fi. Please note, the play area has staff, parents are responsible for watching their children. However, this setup might give you just enough time to squeeze in an important email or two.

Rowan Tree
Herndon, VA

Tucked inside Sunset Business Park in Herndon, VA, Rowan Tree is a co-working and co-growth space for all to enjoy! While the Rowan Tree is a women-focused community, all are welcome (men and non-binary persons too!) to collaborate, network, join an event, or work in a peaceful space outside of the home.

Individuals may bring children who are less than 6-months of age as there is a lactation room on-site, perfect for relaxing and tending to the baby as needed. Various membership options include perks like onsite yoga classes, 24/7 access, member event pricing, and so much more!

Your Local Gym
Various Locations

Many gyms today offer more than a place to work out and get fit. Many offer childcare too! So, after your workout, grab a seat in a common area and consider sneaking a few minutes to catch up on emails. We’ve heard great things about The Fitness Equation, Lifetime, and Sport & Health.

Play, Work, or Dash — Closed

Play, Work, or Dash offers parents the opportunity to work in a professional setting without interruption while their children, ages 9-months to 8-years-old, receive quality childcare on-site for up to 3-hours per day. Play, Work, or Dash offers a variety of memberships and the ability to purchases passes without a membership.

Workafrolic — Closed

Workafrolic offers a co-working space with on-site childcare for kids ages 4-weeks to 6-years-old. Workafrolic offers flexible memberships and drop-in opportunities with advanced registration (to maintain a 1:4 caregiver to child ratio).

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