Whether you’re a stay-at-home mom in charge of a busy household, or a freelance working mom desperate to meet a deadline, we could ALL use a few child-free moments to accomplish our goals (or just enjoy a latte uninterrupted). Enter: Play Work or Dash, the answer to your short-term childcare needs.


Every day is “bring your kids to work day”
Play Work or Dash offers a flexible, inviting and professional environment where you can host meetings, work on proposals, catch up with email, and network with like-minded entrepreneurs, all with kiddo (ages 9 months to 8 years) close by. If you need to dash to an off-site meeting, or run a few quick errands, you’re welcome to that too.


The playroom of their dreams
Open year-round, including during most school breaks, PWD’s play area is cozy and well appointed. You’ll find Junior doing any number of fun things while hanging out with the CPR/First Aide certified staffers: sharing toys, doing arts and crafts, listening to stories, dancing, playing instruments, or dressing up. There are also special guests lined up to entertain your kids while you (finally) entertain your email. Bonus: You can check-in on your little one anytime from tablets mounted on both floors of PWD without interrupting their play.


It takes a village
Play Work or Dash offers membership-based collaborative workspaces, where diverse groups of freelancers, remote workers, and other independent professionals work together in a shared, communal setting. In addition to a conference room, shared office, and kitchen, there’s a comfy lounge for parents to relax or have an impromptu meet-up with other grown-ups.


Sign me up!
You can choose from a variety of membership and pay-as-you-go options (starting at $109/month and $20/90 minute visit) designed to support your family’s individual needs. Talk about convenience–you can reserve a spot for your child and/or for yourself online. Start by visiting the online reservation system and creating an account. Then click the “Services for Kids” or “Services for Adults” tabs to book your time. Each visit/class is booked in 90 minute increments.

Play Work or Dash
8214-B Old Courthouse Rd. (Vienna, Va)
Open: Mon-Fri, 8:30 am- 5:30pm; some Saturdays
Online: playworkdash.com

Have you tried out Play Work or Dash? If so, tell us all about it in the comments section below. 

–Jamy Bond

Photos: Play Work or Dash