We here at Nest are happy to say that we've had no reports of exposure in our classes since we've re-opened and we're doing everything possible to make sure it's staying that way. With our extremely small class size and laundry list of precautions, Nest is confident we can continue to offer families an opportunity to keep your little one learning and engaged as we enter what we hope, is the final stretch of the COVID-19 epidemic.

Can my family just drop in to play for the day?
Absolutely - we are open for public play Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9:00am - 5:00pm and Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00am - 3:00pm. 

Please note, masks are HIGHLY encouraged but not required at this time!

Not quite reaady for public play?  

Click here for more information about private playdates.

Is my child required to wear a mask?
While masks are HIGHLY encouraged, we are mask optional at this time.  This policy is subject to change in accordance with best practices as recommended by the CDC.

May I take classes even if I'm not a member?
Anyone can take classes at NEST! We enroll in 8-week sessions. Membership does have it's privileges though, with Premium Members receiving 20% off as well a priority enrollment in all classes. 
Click here for more information about classes.
Click here for more information about membership.

Do you offer daycare?
We do not offer daycare services. A guardian is required to be with the child at all times, with the exception of our drop-off classes.

If I purchase a private playdate, am I allowed to bring guests?
Yes, you are permitted to have up to 8 total people attend your playdate (this includes yourself + your little one).

My child is outside of the suggested age bracket for a class. Can I still sign him/her up for that class?
The age groups selected for each class are chosen with careful consideration of the class curriculum and represent the safest age limits for that class. We uphold these age limitations for the safety of our clients.



Do you have a parking lot?
We offer parking at EZ Park at 1309 Locust Street for all members, salon appointments, class enrollees, birthday party families, and their guests. Playspace Members, Premium Members and party families/guests receive discounted parking.
*Those who have day passes or are dropping into a class do not receive a parking discount.

I would like to take a tour.  Do I need to schedule in advance?
Yes. Please call 215.545.6378 or email [email protected] to schedule a tour.

I want to visit your space with my child. Do I need to bring anything?
Just yourself, your little one - along with your socks! We require socks in the playspace and all of our classrooms. If you forget socks, they are available for purchase at the front desk for $2/pair. 

Do you have a vaccine policy in place?
Not at this time - but we highly encourage families to speak with their doctors and make the choice that's right for them and their children.


NEST Membership Agreement

Membership Options:

Automatic Renewal: 
Each month, your membership will be renewed on your anniverary date. If you wish to cancel, you must contact [email protected] 7 days prior to your membership auto-renewing.

Please contact the front desk or log into Mindbody if you have questions about when your membership anniversary date is. 

Method of Payment:
Payments made on a monthly basis may only be made by credit card. Should your credit card information expire or change for any reason, it is your responsibility to update your financial information. You will receive an auto-email if this is the case. 
Please contact the front desk or log into Mindbody to update your credit card information to avoid a lapse in membership resulting in a re-enrollment fee of $59.

Refund/Cancellation Policy:
As set forth above, membership is rolling and will renew automatically on each anniversary date every month. You may cancel your membership for any reason by contacting grace
@nestphilly.com 7 days prior to your membership auto-renewing.
Please contact the front desk or log into Mindbody if you have questions about when your membership anniversary date is. 

General Policies:
- Please dress your child appropriately for the participating in the activities at NEST playspace. NO shoes are allowed in the playspace area. Shoes should be left in the designated area. Socks MUST be worn in the playspace at all times and are sold at the front desk for $1 if needed.
- Please do not bring your child to NEST if you think he/she is sick or is getting sick. We ask that a child be symptom, fever, and vomit free for at least 24 hours before returning to the facility.
- You are responsible for your child’s behavior. Please make sure the child conducts himself/herself in an appropriate way that does not affect the health, well-being, and full enjoyment of other children/parents/guardians.
- Membership fees are subject to change.
- We are not responsible for your personal belongings.
- NEST reserves the right to close the facility due to inclement weather, special events or unforeseen, uncontrollable circumstances. Every attempt will be made to inform members of such closings.

Waiver and Release of Liability:
I, on my own behalf, and on behalf of my child(ren) or minor(s) listed above and our respective heirs, administrators, executors and successors, hereby acknowledge the risks associated with the activities provided by and performed at Locust Kids, LLC d/b/a NEST (“Nest”), including but not limited to muscle or soft tissue strains, sprains and tears, broken bones and severe injuries including paralysis or death, as well as medical expenses and damages that may result or be associated with such activities, and that I have voluntarily agreed to participate in the same. Therefore, I assume all risks associated with my voluntary participation at Nest. If I or the minor(s) should incur any such injury or loss, I agree to release and hold harmless NEST, its board of directors, officers, employees, instructors, agents, representatives, any independent contractors, including any and all instructors, landlords, and its successors as assigned from any claim or liability in any way related to such injuries, even if such injuries are caused by the negligence of such persons/organizations referenced herein. The undersigned further agrees to indemnify and hold harmless NEST and all parties identified above, from any liability arising out of negligent or intentional conduct of child, parents, family members or parties invited upon the premises by myself, my child(ren) or minor(s) or any family members which results in loss, injury or damage to any other party.

Medical Release:
I hereby authorize and give my consent to Locust Kids, LLC d/b/a NEST including any of its instructors or other authorized employees to provide emergency medical care and to give authority to any emergency unit, hospital or doctor to render immediate aid as might be required for the treatment of the above named student in the event of any emergency occurring on the premises of NEST.

Minor’s Release Authorization:
Without compensation to me or the minor(s) listed above, I hereby grant to Locust Kids, LLC d/b/a NEST, the absolute right and permission to copyright, publish, and use photographic portraits, pictures, or videos of me or the minor for use through reasonable promotion of the facility and related events. I hereby waive any right that I or the minor(s) may have to inspect or approve the finished media material as long as the matter is within reason and is not deemed to be socially inappropriate for use of a minor. As legal parent/guardian/responsible party of the above minor(s), I hereby verify by my signature below, that I have read, understood and accept the terms contained herein; and furthermore I permit my child(ren) to participate in the selected class(es) provided by Locust Kids, LLC d/b/a NEST. By signing below, I authorize Locust Kids LLC, d/b/a Nest, or its billing company, to draw below items for the purpose of paying NEST membership dues and any late fees or service fees incurred.
NEST Classroom Policies & Etiquette

For the enjoyment and safety of all class participates and caregivers please adhere to the policies when taking part in a class at NEST Center City.

1. PLEASE KEEP SICK CHILDREN AND ADULTS AT HOME. We ask that all children are symptom, fever, and vomit free for 24 hours before returning to NEST. Please alert NEST staff if you child comes down with anything highly contagious so we can properly sanitize.

2. We ask that you only bring the REGISTERED child to class; we cannot accommodate siblings in classes. If you have any questions about siblings in classes, please contact our Programs Manager.
We offer Drop Off Play Monday-Saturday from 9:30am-12:30pm if you’d like to take one of your children to a class, and drop the other off with our playspace lifeguard. Sign up with the front desk at least 48 hours in advance.

3. Shoes are NOT permitted in our classrooms. Shoes can be placed in our shoe trays before class. All class participants must wear socks when taking part in class for hygienic purposes. Socks are available for both children and adults at the front desk for $1.

4. NO FOOD OR DRINK of any kind is permitted in the classroom. If your child needs to eat or drink, please feel free to do so outside of the classroom. Please leave all foods containing nuts at home. NEST strives to be a nut-free facility.

5. All classroom doors will remain closed until the start of class. Some classes need a changeover to happen in a short amount of time. We ask for your patience as we set up our classrooms for your class. Take off your shoes and the instructor will let you in when they’re ready for you.

6. For everyone’s enjoyment of the class, we cannot accept those who arrive more than 10 minutes late to class. If you are going to be late or cannot make it to class, please call NEST at 215.545.6378 so we can schedule a makeup. (Please see #9 for makeup policies)
7.  If a class is listed as ADULT/PARENT-REQUIRED, please be prepared for full-engagement in ALL instructed activities.
8. You are responsible for your child’s behavior in the classroom. Please make sure your child conducts him/herself in a way that does not affect the health, wellbeing, and full enjoyment of other children and caregivers.

9. NEST reserves the right to close the facility due to holidays, inclement weather, special events, or unforeseen circumstances. Every attempt will be made to inform class participants of such closings. Class enrollees will be granted a makeup for the days. Please be sure to check our social media accounts as all updates will be listed there first.

Thank you for continually following NEST's Program Policies.

We hope you enjoy your class time spent with us, we’re certainly glad you’re here!

Our Programs Manager, Amy Whipple-Myers, is happy to answer any of your questions - reach out to her at [email protected]