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The Children's Playroom


We will be temporarily closed from March 28th through April 12th. We will miss our customers and look forward to seeing your smiling faces very soon!


Celebrating 20 years of providing Drop-In Child Care to Middle Tennessee

The Children’s Playroom began under current ownership on August 4, 1999.  We are proud of our success and longevity in providing part time child care to parents.  Come visit us and help us celebrate this anniversary.   

Drop-In Child Care – Since 1999

The Children’s Playroom provides reliable and fun drop-in child care to busy parents! Children from six weeks to 12 years are expertly cared for at our centers. Please call either center to make reservations for infants under 15 months. No worries if they are older than 15 months, as no reservations are needed… just come on in!

How Does It Work?

No reservations needed.  You simply register your child on the first visit using the attached Registration Form below.  Sign your child(ren) in upon arrival, state and estimated return time, choose any ala carte menu items for a meal from our meal selections, or you may bring food from outside.  Your child(ren) have lots of free play options and can participate in several group activities during their visit, if they choose.   You pay for child care and any food purchased by either cash or credit/debit card when you return.  We also provide you a report on your child, if you wish.

We are open seven days a week.  Children have a safe, fun environment in which to interact with other kids and play with lots of toys! Older kids love the video game room, where they have a large selection of E-rated Xbox 360, XboxOne and Wii U games from which to choose. They are displayed through high definition flat screen televisions. We offer daily art and motor skill activities in addition to our selection of toys and games and we change activities daily and weekly to avoid boredom. Our staff members are creative and nurturing, and work hard to ensure the environment in the playroom is always one of fun. Your children will always want to come back, and we’ll be glad to have them!

About Us

Gini and Mark Langham started the business to help parents who need quality part-time child care for their children. They always strived to continually make the centers fun and safe for all the children that visit. They walked the halls of the Tennessee State Legislature to change the law and increase the hours that drop-in centers could care for children from 10 to 20. Mark Langham passed away in March, 2019, but Gini and her three children continue to provide quality drop-in care to Middle Tennessee.

Our Staff consists of over 20 ladies, all dedicated to nurturing children at our centers. Monica Barnes and Dawn Santana are Directors at each of our centers and have worked tirelessly with our company since 2001. Monica is married with two daughters and lives in Kingston Springs. Dawn is married and mother to three sons and a daughter, and lives in Carthage, TN.

The Children’s Playroom offers:

State licensed drop-in childcare for up to 20 hours per week
Secure facility with video surveillance system and electronically locked doors
CPR & first aid certified Caregivers
Ala carte Lunch & dinner menu items available
iPad Air tablets
Developmentally and age appropriate activities including slides, climbers, and basketball hoops
Toys, movies, video game systems
Costumes and art activities
Thomas the train tables and trains

Infant Care

We pride ourselves on providing full and quality care for infants.  One Caregiver is always assigned to infants.  Please bring diapers, wipes, bottles and baby food. Let us know your infant’s needs, and we will be glad to accommodate their schedule. We have a separate infant area with cribs and mats for children to nap.

Meals and Snacks

The Children’s Playroom offers a full service nutritional menu filled with delicious meals, including macaroni and cheese, chicken nuggets and pizza. We also serve white and chocolate milk, fruit and yogurt, all for a reasonable price. We serve meals at 11:00, 1:00 and 5:00 p.m. and generally every odd hour throughout the day!  You may also bring food from outside, if you wish.  We accommodate children with food allergies.

Rates for The Children’s Playroom

  • $10.00 One-time Registration Fee
  • $9.00 per hour for one child
  • $3.00 more per hour for each additional child
  • $11.00 per hour for all infants under 15 months of age.
    Special rates for students
  • We accept debit and all major credit cards.

Special Events

Employment Opportunities

We continue to seek qualified Caregivers.  An application is provide below.  You can complete it in most PDF programs, save the file, then attach to an email with a resume to gini (at) comcast (dot) net. If you are using an iPad or iPhone or Android device you must download the app Adobe Fill & Sign

Contact Us

We are open almost every day of the year, except for New Year’s Day, Easter, Mother’s Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. We are a safe and reliable option for all your child care needs. You are welcome to stop by or call us with questions.

Belle Meade Location
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Monica Barnes, Director

5133 Harding Pike
Nashville, TN 37205
(615) 353-4900

Monday 8:00 am – 10:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am – 10:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am – 10:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am – 10:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am – 12:00 am
Saturday 8:00 am – 12:00 am
Sunday 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Brentwood Location
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Dawn Santana, Director

330 Franklin Road
Brentwood, TN 37027
(615) 371-5279

Monday 8:00 am – 10:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am – 10:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am – 10:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am – 10:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am – 12:00 am
Saturday 8:00 am – 12:00 am
Sunday 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm



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