Childcare centres are offering a ‘date night’ service so parents can have a kid-free Friday night.
Bonny Babes Childcare Centre on the Gold Coast, Queensland is offering the after dark night-care monthly from this week.
Parents will be charged $20 for the privilege of enjoying quality time together while their children enjoy popcorn, and movies.
Owner Bonnie Fraser told Daily Mail Australia she started the service because she noticed a lot of families on the Gold Coast didn’t have support.
Childcare Centres are offering a ‘date night’ service so parents can have a child-free Friday night (stock image)
Bonny Babes Childcare Centre on the Gold Coast, Queensland is offering the night-care monthly from this week. A flyer for the service is pictured.
‘I think it’s really important for parents to be able to enjoy some time together,’ she said.
Kids will be offered popcorn and movies at the first event this Friday night.
‘We’ve had people walk in off the street, it’s just about full,’ Ms Fraser said.
Parent Karen Fraser told 7 News she was looking forward to a night out with her husband without the children.
‘I think being able to go out for dinner with my husband without someone clinging on me would be great,’ she said.
Kids will be offered popcorn and movies at the first event this Friday night
Meanwhile, mother Melita Herman welcomed the opportunity to ‘reconnect’ with her partner on a night out.
‘Me and my partner don’t have any family here, my parents live away, so it gives us the opportunity to reconnect as a couple,’ she said.
Another woman was not so positive about the night-care, telling the network ‘I don’t actually like it’.
‘I think as a parent you’ve only get to look after your children for a very short amount of years and it can wait until they are old enough,’ she said.
The centre said they would not be making any profit from the service and staff will be paid $25 per hour or more.
Little Scholars is also offering night-care once a quarter in Brisbane and the Gold Coast.
Owner Bonnie Fraser (pictured) said she started the service because she noticed a lot of families on the Gold Coast don’t have support