Offering parents a chance for a Valentine’s date

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By Eric McMurray/Journal Pioneer

It’s something many parents will not get this year, a chance to have a romantic Valentine’s Day date.

Kim Ellsworth, left, helps Olivia Bulman, center, and Tori Clow, right, with crafts. Ellsworth is babysitting the children Valentine's Day night.

Kim Ellsworth is offering parents of children who go to Global Montessori School that chance by providing childcare on Valentine’s Day from 5:30 to 8 p.m.

It’s a way to help out others, said Ellsworth, the owner and operator of the childcare centre.

“I’m always about giving. One night I came across the idea for parents to go away for supper.”

Or a romantic candlelit dinner, she said.

“I know the importance of healthy relationships.”

Ellsworth said she knows some families struggle to find a babysitter or be able to pay for one which is why she is glad to help out.

Previously she had taken children in on a Saturday in November and December so parents could do some holiday shopping, however this is the first time she has taken the kids in an evening.

While the parents are out, the children will be having fun at the centre making Valentines Day crafts and enjoying a pizza party.

Ellsworth has asked the parents to bring their children in pajamas, she said.

“Kinda like a pajama night. And when they do leave they’re ready for bed.”

Organizations: Global Montessori School

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