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HELP - I am going to a Convention and I need child care for my kids at night and during the day

HELP - I am going to a Convention and I need child care for my kids at night and during the day

Old Feb 21st, 2003, 08:26 PM
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HELP - I am going to a Convention and I need child care for my kids at night and during the day

I am going to a convention in March and I need to put my kids in a kids club or with a babysitter for a few hours during the day and for one evening. I need help. Has anyone used a reputable babysitting service? Have your kids stayed at a Kid's club?
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Old Feb 21st, 2003, 08:31 PM
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I need to clarify: I will be in Orlando at a WDW resort property.
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Old Feb 21st, 2003, 08:37 PM
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I know nothing about this, but I typed in Disney World Child Care in my browser and this came up:

http://www.affordabledisney.com/wdwchildcare.html

That is probably a good place to start.
Good luck!
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Old Feb 21st, 2003, 08:46 PM
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Can you bring a sitter with you? You would probably feel a lot better about having someone you know than a complete stranger. I know that hotels have some requirements (bonded, CPR Certification, etc. Also, the babysitting service can be expensive.
 
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The cost of additional airfare, meals, park entry and additional person in the room are by and large much more than we would end up paying for a sitter for a few hours a couple of times. We had considered this option but realized it would be too much.

Trust me, I am not comfortable leaving my kids with strangers, hence why I was looking for a 'kid's club' solution. They do not offer this during the day (I need care in the morning only).
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I posted t his on your other post, but here it is again. We used Fairy Godmothers when we were at Disney (stayed on property at the time). The owner is Gertrude. I highly recommend this service. I don't have the number handy, but you can find it at www.wdwinfo.com or www.wdwig.com. We had a wonderful woman named Vera who I would not hesitate to use again. It is a pricey service - $12/hr plus an hour of travel time - but well worth it.
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