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A TODDLER specific Montessori-Inspired place space for the Port City’s mindful parenting community to learn, play, and be supported --- Beyond the Bump.

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For your convenience, you can register right online. This is a great feature, because once you come in to visit us, all you have to do is review you information and you are ready to start using our services.

How Drop-In Care Works

Drop-in/short-term child care is defined by law in G.S. 110-86(2)(d)(d1) as a child care arrangement where care is provided while parents participate in activities that are not employment related, and where the parents are on the premises or otherwise easily accessible.

Drop-in/short-term care child care would be used by parents who need care while they occasionally run errands or participate in leisure activities. The operation must be able to reach the parent by telephone, cell phone, or pager, etc., if they are not on the premises. The parent must be able to get back to the program within 15 minutes. 

What do I do first?

​Tell us about your kiddos, by registering them here. Don't worry the information is secure and there is no cost or obligation by registering! Registration is valid for either center that you choose to use.

When can I bring my kids to play?

We are open 5 days a week! No appointment necessary (although we cap at 10 children each session so registration is suggested).

To Register for one of our sessions CLICK HERE

What is the process to drop off my kids?

To expedite your first visit, please register your child(ren) here before you arrive. On your first visit we will confirm all of your registration information. Your child will be checked in by a staff member. Once checked in your child can remove their shoes and are welcome to come in, wash hands, and play! 

*Parents, please do not escort you child into the play space. If you want to tour we are more than happy to do so, but our insurance prohibits parents from being inside the play area without a Bump staff member.

During check out/payment you will be given the exact amount of minutes used on the visit. 
A staff member will let your child through the secure door. 

Only listed authorized persons with photo on file (or photo I.D.) will be allowed to pick up/drop off your child.   If someone other than the parent or guardian were picking up the child he/she would be released to the people listed in the registration only after photo I.D. has been seen. In situations of custody agreements, the center will follow the advice of court ordered documents. 

What should I bring?

If your child is still in diapers we ask you to supply us with disposable diapers and wipes and any ointments you wish for us to use. Please also include any special instructions for your child. We have a dedicated area next to the changing station for your diaper bag. Please supply us with at least 5 extra diapers and wipes for your child's visit so we can change appropriately. Our staff does a diaper check and change on a schedule throughout the day, in addition to extra changes when needed. In order to keep our center hygienic for other children, we ask that if your child is currently potty training to please use training diapers. Everything needs to be labeled with your child’s name. Please help us keep your family with your belongings. The Nest @ The Bump will not be responsible for clothing or other personal items brought to the center.  

Each child will have a “cubby” in the lobby for shoes. With the young children we do encourage a soft 'lovie' or small 'blankie' for comfort while at The Bump.   For safety reasons we DO NOT ALLOW ANY OUTSIDE TOYS  in our facility(please call us to inquire about bringing personal electronics). Please understand we have little peeps who visit us so all of our play toys are safe for all ages!

The Nest @ The Bump does have some snack available for a nominal fee. You may bring snacks for your children; however, each child must be able to feed themselves any snacks provided. We are peanut free, we do not allow any peanuts or peanut products in our facility. Sorry, this also includes any items from Chick-fil-a. 

All monies owed to The Bump & Beyond are paid upon departure, unless you have a credit card on file with one of our payment plans. 

Upcoming Classes

The Better Baby Newborn Class

Cost: $ 85

In this comprehensive course facilitated by one of our certified instructors, you will be personally guided through the newborn experience and will learn practical skills to help you feel confident and empowered on your journey into parenthood! Providing you hands-on experience with swaddling, diapering, soothing techniques and breastfeeding basics, this class will equip you to thrive as new parents.

Prenatal Breastfeeding + Planning Class

Cost: $ 35

This is a prenatal class to educate you on the benefits of breastfeeding while equipping you with tools and knowledge to set you up for a successful, beautiful nursing relationship with your babe.

Parent's Morning Out

Cost: $ 30

A weekday playgroup designed to give parents a few hours without their child. PMO has a class size of 10 children ages 12 months to 3 years old. Monday thru Friday mornings from 930am until 1230pm. Activities include story time, free play in the play area, and a craft to take home.

Parent's Afternoon Out

Cost: $ 30

A weekday afternoon playgroup designed to give parents a few hours without their child. PAO has a class size of 10 children ages 12 months to 3 years old. Monday thru Friday mornings from 130pm until 430pm. Activities include story time, free play in the play area, and a craft to take home.

Interested in a Class or Our Services?

We'd love to hear from you! What services or classes are you interested in? Send us your name and email and we will get right back to you!
  • 4712 New Centre Drive, Unit #106 Wilmington, NC 28405 |
  • PH: (910)769-6443
  • | info@thebumpandbeyond
  • HOURS: Monday -Saturday 10-5:30 and Sunday 12:30-4