On-Demand & Hourly Childcare Guide


From the need to run errands, attend a doctor’s appointment, or even make it to work when school is canceled, there are a variety of hourly, drop-off childcare opportunities in Northern Virginia.

Wishing Tree
Whether you’re in a pinch or just need some time without the kids, Wishing Tree is the area’s go-to for on-demand childcare.

Once Upon a Dream
This hidden treasure for children and parents alike also offers drop-in childcare at two Northern Virginia locations.

Pump It Up
Not only is Pump It Up your kid’s favorite destination for daily fun, but a parent’s destination for drop-off childcare, too!

Plus, check out these related opportunities:

Snow Day Camps, Hosted by Fairfax County Park Authority
When the snow and ice begin to fall and schools begin to close, parents are invited to take advantage of the Fairfax County Park Authority’s Snow Day Camps!

Co-Working Spaces That Offer Childcare
Juggling parenthood and a career is hard — flexibility is not often a word associated with the two ideas.

Parent’s Night Out Events & Opportunities
Everyone needs a night out with the kiddos, click here to plan yours.


Disclaimer/Terms: These opportunities are subject to last-minute cancellations; always confirm by calling/clicking.


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