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You Work, They Play, We Clean Up The Mess

Join our
Work 'N Play Studio in Newton, MA

We offer co-working flex-space with private offices, dedicated desks co-working tables, personal assistants and supervised playgroups and playrooms for your child, and it's all for a good cause!
“I don't want to leave, I want to live here!”
Literally Every Kid Who Comes Here

Our mission is to provide families with top-quality spaces to merge work and play. Our vision is to see work and play benefit great causes by using the profits of The POP Center to provide resources for needs in our local area.

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The POP Center

Your Third Space

You can work while they play and then go home to a clean house to rest and enjoy family time.

You'll enjoy comfy couches, lounge chairs, and tables dispersed throughout our flex-space so you can work, catch up on emails, check off the to-do list, or have coffee with a friend while your child enjoys both fine and gross motor play in our enrichment-themed play spaces.

Affordable Playgroups

We offer drop-in playgroups for you infants, toddlers, and preschoolers organized by our POP Center Staff

Parents must remain on-site at all times, but this model simplifies your life by cutting down on commute times and streamlining expenses by providing playgroups dramatically more affordable than a nanny or traditional childcare center.

Be a Parent & A Professional

Say Goodbye to the guilt!

Say goodbye to the guilt!  We can help so you never miss a milestone. By using Brightwheel technology, you'll be alerted anytime your little one does something amazing in the playgroup or needs your affection so you can pop right over, staying connected with your little one and in the know. If you're still nursing, you'll be able to use our private nursing stations. Have a break?  Come make a memory in the art room with your child or share a meal together! You can pop in at any time!

Want To Become A Member?

Start our simple process today!

1
Book a Tour & Trial

Check out our space and get some work done to see if we're a fit.

2
Fill Out The Application

Fill out our online application and pay the $25 Application Fee

3
Make your decision

Let us know how many days you need and we'll get you set up!

Flexible Plans For Flexible Parents

Membership & Passes

Whether you want to come regularly or just pop-in for a couple of hours we have options!

Mornings

9:00am - 12:30pm
Starting at:

$106

/month
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Afternoons

1:00pm - 4:30pm
Starting at:

$90

/month
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Full Day

9:00am - 4:30pm
Starting at:

$220

/month
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2 Hour Play Pass (1 Child)

Good between 8:00am - 12:30pm

$20

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2 Hour Play Pass (2 Children)

Good between 8:00am - 12:30pm

$34

I want this!

2 Hour Play Pass (3+ Children)

Good between 8:00am - 12:30pm
*Extra Children in the same family come free!

$48

I want this!

Mornings

9:00am - 12:30pm
*Requires 24 hrs notice

$40

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Afternoons

1:00pm - 4:30pm
*Requires 24 hrs notice

$35

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Full Day

9:00am - 4:30pm
*Requires 24 hrs notice

$70

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POP-In 'N Play
Drop-In Work 'N Play
Work 'N Play Membership
Access to work stations integrated into our play space
Access to community kitchen
Child is a part of a supervised playgroup
Access to our co-working lounge
Guaranteed spot/access

Got any questions?

Frequently asked questions

What age group is ideal for clients to bring to The POP Center?

The POP Center best serves families who work from home (even if just 1 day a week) with young children, ages 0-5.

Am I allowed to bring food and drink with me?

Yes! We actually encourage you to bring your own food and drinks .  Food and drinks may only be consumed in our designated community kitchen where we have a community fridge/freezer to keep your items chilled, a microwave to warm up food (we just ask no strong odors please), and unlimited coffee and tea for our Work 'N Play Members.

Please note that we are a nut-free facility and do not allow any foods with peanuts or tree-nuts to be brought in or consumed. Please check the ingredients on your items before bringing them in.

What does the personal assistant do?

The personal assistant is separate from the playgroup supervisor/teacher, and is an additional amenity for those who purchase the dedicated desk or private office add-on for their Work 'N Play Memberships.  The personal assistants can grab you coffee, make copies, do clerical tasks, or check on your child for you. The only thing they can't do is go off-site for you to run errands, handle any monetary tasks, and feed/diaper/discipline your child.

Are you wheelchair accessible?

Yes, we  have fully-accessible entrances and bathroom in our work n' play studio.

Are shoes permitted in the play-groups?

No. Because we have babies crawling and toddlers learning to walk throughout our playgroups, we kindly ask everyone to take off their shoes before entering into the playgroups. We ask that everyone --including adults -- wear slippers or socks with grip on them at all times.

Are masks or vaccinations required?

No. We are both mask and vaccine-optional at this time, but always follow the local Department of Health and Town mandates. We encourage you to do what feels most comfortable for you, and ask that you show everyone respect at all times. We encourage everyone to follow local health expert advice and determine for themselves what is safe for their child and family.

Do you host private events?

Yes! For info on booking our office space for a private event, please email info@thepopcenter.com

If you're looking to book a party visit our parties page for more information!

Do you have a closure calendar?

Yes. Our closure calendar is provided to our members upon enrolling.  We are closed for most but not all major holidays, and we stay open during school vacation weeks.  We do not follow any school district's snow closure policies, but rather we make decisions based upon where our members and staff are driving to the POP Center from and if it's safe for everyone to drive.

Do I get refunded or prorated if The POP Center is closed?

No, however we do offer make up days for Work 'N Play Members.

Do I need to diaper my own child?

Yes, we encourage parents who are doing Work 'N Play to check in their child freshly diapered to optimize their experience with our program. Diaper alerts are expected to be responded to within 15 minutes of receiving it, allowing parents to reach a natural stopping point in their work in order to diaper their child. We have plenty of diaper changing stations throughout our facilities.

Children who are potty-trained will also need to be escorted to the bathroom by their guardians as our play group supervisors do not enter the bathroom with children. Given the circumstances, bathroom alerts for toilet trained children should be responded to promptly to avoid accidents.

Can my child nap at The POP Center?

Yes! We provide infant/toddler cribs as well as toddler and preschool cots for our designated quiet times. Parents are encouraged to bring their own sheets, blankets, and other sleep items (pacifiers, stuffed animals, etc.) for their children to feel as comfortable as they are at home!

Designated quiet time is from 1pm - 3pm at The POP Center, so toddler/pre-school children here for afternoon or full-day Work 'N Play Memberships will be encouraged to nap or do quiet activities during this time.

Infants (0-15 months) can stay on schedules set by parents, but we encourage parents to plan on putting their infants down after their feedings as we cannot provide one-on-one care for each infant.

Are there allergy restrictions on-site?

Yes! We want everyone to feel safe and secure. We are a nut-free facility, so please be sure to avoid bringing any foods with any type of nuts on-site.

Do you have a quiet room if my child becomes overstimulated?

Yes, we do have a dedicated sensory room with a door and lights that dim, specifically designed for children who may need time away from loud noises and other people.  In that room we have a therapy swing, sensory activities, and an inflatable peapod should you find these helpful.

Is there always room for POP-In 'N Play Passes and Drop-In Work 'N Play?

Maybe. We sell POP-In 'N Play Passes and Drop-In Work 'N Play Passes as staff and capacity is available. Work 'N Play Members are the only ones guaranteed access to our facilities.

You can purchase POP-In 'N Play Passes and Inquire about a Drop-In Work 'N Play Passes by visiting our passes page.

How do you ensure cleanliness?

We have a professional cleaning company that cleans our space weekly on Saturday evenings. We close at 5pm every day to allow our POP Center staff time to follow our strict cleaning and disinfecting practices of all toys, materials, furniture, spaces and floors daily.

Additionally, our POP staff disinfects all playrooms and toys during the mandatory mid-day break to ensure each rotation of children has clean toys to play with!

How do you update Work 'N Play Members on their child?

You will love the app we use, Brightwheel! You'll download the Brightwheel app on your smartphone, and your playgroup will communicate with you there. The POP Center Staff will alert you via SMS text through the Brightwheel app when we need you.

Learn more about us here.

Created For Parents By Parents

The POP Center is
Co-Working designed for Parents

We know the struggle of being a parent and a professional all too well. That's how The POP Center came to be!

Play On Purpose

We understand budgets are
tight and needs are great

It's hard to give to all the great needs out there, but when you work and play at The POP Center, you're also meeting the needs of people in our area. Our profits go towards causes we can all get behind.

Come see if we work for you

Get a free 90-minute Work 'N Play Trial

Schedule a day and time to come see our space and get a feel for how it works.

“I can't believe this is real! Where have you been all my life?”
Every Parent That Comes To Check Us Out