Seattle Athletic Club Downtown makes it easy for families to balance work, health and parenting. Our experienced and passionate staff of child care professionals will help you and your children have a relaxed experience while you’re enjoying the club. While you’re here to work out, having lunch in our cafe with a friend, or participating in your favorite group exercise class, our Kids Club provides a safe, fun and nurturing environment for your child. We believe in playing, teaching, reading, and stimulating your child’s mind. Your children will enjoy a room filled with toys, books, games, music, and socializing opportunities with other kids.
From infants (8 weeks) to 7 years old, Kids Club is your answer to balancing health and fitness with parenting responsibilities.
As an additional service, we have several child care options for you such as Parents Night Out, Kids’ Movie Night and Camp.
- Contact Childcare Director Lisa Huisingh at 206.838.1818 for more information.
- Monday - Friday 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM & 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
- Saturday and Sunday 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM
- Morning reservations are available from 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Child Center Policies
We strongly suggest that parents stay on the premises at all times. We strongly recommend that children’s hands be washed immediately before entering the Child Center. Bottles may be brought in for children under the age of two if necessary. Sippie cups are allowed. Remember to label bags, bottles and cups (must be non-spill cups only).
- Reservations are required and can be made up to one week in advance by calling the Childcare Center at 206-443-1111.
- Reservations must be made 24 hours in advance to ensure that we have appropriate coverage.
- If there are no reservations, the Childcare Center will be CLOSED.
- Morning reservations are available from 8:30 am - 2:30 pm
- Evening reservations are available from 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm.
- Saturday and Sunday reservations are available from 8:30 am - 2:30 pm.
- You MUST have a reservation on the weekend.
- Spots tend to FILL UP quickly, so please plan in advance.
- Drop-ins may be turned away due to limited space. However, we will try to accommodate your child if space is available.
Cancellations must be made at least TWO HOURS prior to scheduled arrival time. Your account will be charged the full amount of the reservation if you cancel less than two hours in advance. If you are going to be late, please let the Childcare Center staff know by calling 206-838-1818.
Capacity & Age
We accept 8 children MAXIMUM in the Child Center PER Child Center attendant. Please understand when making reservations that 1 infant counts as 2 non-infant age children since they require special care. Ages 8 weeks to 7 years old are welcome. Infants 8 weeks to children 15 months of age are allowed in the Child Center up to 3 hours to accommodate their special needs. Please keep your reservation time as you reserved, meaning if your child is in there until 2:00 PM, pick them up at the scheduled time. If not, this throws our count off and other children are affected.
For the protection of other children as well as your own, please do not ask us to care for your child if they are ill, or have any of the following symptoms:
- Contagious Virus
- Lethargic and Cranky
- Fever within 24 hours
- Diarrhea and/or nausea
- Discharge from eyes or ears
- Profuse or light nasal discharge
Our childcare personnel reserve the right to refuse admittance of any ill children into the Child Center. If your child has been diagnosed with a contagious illness, please contact us as a precaution. This will allow us to notify other parents. Your help in following these guidelines will help us provide a healthy environment for your children.
Children with behavioral problems are extremely disruptive for the entire group. If there are any behavioral issues with your child that are out of the ordinary realm, the staff will page you or call you to come assist us with your child and they will NOT be allowed back into our center for that day. We encourage parents to help us in this area to help make this a super environment for kids to play.
The Child Center Safety Rules
Children who attend the Child Center must have nails neatly trimmed. Small toys that can be a potential choking hazard to smaller children are prohibited at the Child Center.
Please label all items brought into the Child Center. This will help childcare staff keep track of items as well as prevents germs from spreading especially with cups and other eating utensils.
First time at the Child Center?
If your child is new to the Child Center, bring a special toy or something to help them feel more at home and secure. Plan extra time to stay with your child until they feel comfortable. For the safety of your child, we only release children to the person who signs them into the Child Center. Parents MUST sign their child into the area. It is a MUST that we have your first & last name to page if needed.