Providing Reliable, Safe Drop-In Child Care Since 1999

About Us

The Langham Family started The Children’s Playroom in 1999 to help parents who need high-quality, part-time child care for their children. The Langhams strived to 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 to increase the hours that drop-in centers could care for children from 10 hours a week to 20.  

Our staff consists of over 20 ladies, all dedicated to nurturing children at our Belle Meade and Brentwood centers. All of our staff are certified in First Aid and CPR.

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!

What is Drop-In Childcare?

We like to refer to ourselves as a drop-in playcare because our main goal is for your children to have as much fun as possible while they are in our care!

Our drop-in childcare facilities are held to high safety standards. Our Caregivers are fingerprint background checked, CPR & First Aid certified, receive 4 hours of childhood education credits per year, and have years of experience working with children.

We are licensed by the State of Tennessee, which means we are held to strict standadrds and ungero annouced and unannounced inspections every year.

We have games, toys, and activities for children of all ages! We accept children 6 weeks – 12 years of age, and no reservation is required. In our program, we do not have “spots” and you never have to sign a contract. If you need us, come in and we’ll be happy to serve you!

children playing with building blocks

Why Use a Drop-In Daycare?

  • Safe. clean, and fun facility that Parents trust
  • Excellent record and a longstanding positive reputation with our community
  • Less expensive than a typical babysitter
  • Meals and snacks provided every two hours
  • No contracts or reservations required – register online and come in when you need us

Whether you need a couple hours to shop, move, or go enjoy an adult dinner, The Children’s Playroom looks forward to providing quality care to your children! Stop by anytime to check out our facilities or meet our amazing Caregivers.

The Children’s Playroom:

“Drop-In Childcare at its Finest.”

The Children’s Playroom Offers:

State-licensed drop-in child care for up to 20 hours per week
Secure facility with a video surveillance system and electronically locked doors
CPR & First Aid certified caregivers
À la 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 Tank Engine tables and trains

Meet Our Directors

Monica Barnes- Director

Monica Barnes- Director

Hello, my name is Monica Barnes. I live in Kingston Springs, TN with my husband and two daughters. I have been with The Children’s Playroom since 2001. I believe the most important skills to have when working with children is patience, flexibility, and love. I enjoy bonding with children and parents daily. 

Tereka Birdsong- Associate Director

Tereka Birdsong- Associate Director

Hello, my name is Tereka Birdsong. I have been with The Children’s Playroom since 2015. I am from Franklin TN but I was raised in Nashville. I have a son and a daughter who also attend The Children’s Playroom. I am currently in college studying Early Childhood Education. Children are my passion!! I believe that to ensure a great future for the planet we must start with our children. Children are great imitators…….we just have to give them something GREAT to imitate!

Mariah Leggett- Associate Director

Mariah Leggett- Associate Director

Hello, my name is Mariah Leggett. I have been with The Children’s Playroom since 2018. I have been working in childcare for six years, and I love the relationships I get to build with our children and their families daily. You’re likely to catch me (unsuccessfully) trying to keep up with kids’ latest dance moves. I also have two girls of my own.

Employment Opportunities

We are looking for fun-loving, patient, and energetic caregivers to support our mission of providing safe, clean, and fun drop-in childcare to children of all ages! Our employees have the opportunity to make a positive, lasting impact on the children we serve. Applicants should be passionate about working with children and have the creativity to conduct and develop games and activities. Caregivers also must have flexibility to work a variety of hours, including some nights and weekends.

We offer Aflac health benefits and SIMPLE IRA plans to our staff. Become a part of the team today!

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Brentwood Location:
330 Franklin Rd Suite 246B
Brentwood, TN 37027

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Our temporary hours of operation during COVID-19 are:

Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM

8:00 AM - Midnight

12:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Belle Meade Location:
5133 Harding Pike b7
Nashville, TN 37205

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