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Friday, February 8, 2019

Drop-In Childcare Service at the Edge to Close

Posted By on Fri, Feb 8, 2019 at 4:52 PM

  • Maria Nikiforova |
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Citing operating costs and difficulty finding qualified staff, the Edge announced that it will close its Playspace childcare service at its four health clubs in South Burlington, Williston and Essex.

The Playspace provides childcare for kids ages 6 weeks and older while caregivers exercise or run errands for up to two hours. The gym has offered the service for about 20 years, according to Edge president Mike Feitelberg, and about 20 to 30 families use it each week.

In a letter emailed to Playspace users on Wednesday, Feitelberg wrote that the locations in Williston and on Eastwood Drive in South Burlington will close at the end of February, while the South Burlington Twin Oaks and Essex locations will close at the end of March.

“This was a very difficult decision we wrestled with for a very long time,” Feitelberg said in a phone interview on Thursday.

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