Babysitters beware, this place could put you out of business

Posted at 7:12 AM, Apr 03, 2014
and last updated 2014-04-03 07:17:31-04

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WTVR) - There is a place in town perfect for parents who just need an hour or two without their children to run errands, grab a meal or simply take a break.

Think of Kidz Space on Woodlake Commons Loop in Midlothian like a daycare without the long-term commitment or a babysitter without the trouble of having to find one.

It is set up so parents can drop off their children without a reservation.

Thai-hoa Burroughs owns Kidz Space (PHOTO:  Chris Munnings)

Thai-hoa Burroughs owns Kidz Space (PHOTO: Chris Munnings)

Kidz Space Owner Thai-hoa Burroughs said she and her husband opened the business after they moved here from North Carolina and did not know anyone in town well enough to have them watch their children.

"This is a very popular concept in North Carolina. We were looking for something like this and it wasn't available in Midlothian," she said. "This is something I'm passionate about. I've always wanted to work with children."

Burroughs, who studied Child Development and Family Relations in college, said Kidz Space is licensed by the state and must abide by the same rules and regulations other daycare centers follow.

Kidz Space charges $9.25 an hour for the first child, $6 an hour each additional child. The center is set up for children ages two to 12 years.

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