Childcare at Seattle Athletic Club

Seattle Athletic Club offers as much for our little members as we do for their parents, from fitness programs and swimming lessons to summer camps and seasonal programs to childcare. Individual and group fitness programs are available for kids and teens, including strength and athletic training.

Childcare is available:

  • Monday - Friday | 8:00am - 8:00pm
  • Saturday | 8:00am - 1:00pm
  • Sunday | 8:00am - 12:00pm
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Kids' Court

Kid's Court

Kid's Court

Seattle Athletic Club Northgate makes it easy for families to balance work, health and wellness, and parenting. Our Kids Court, rated one of the top ten “drop off” day care facilities in the Greater Seattle area by the Seattle Times (survey by members and guests), is filling the gap for child care so parents can keep and accomplish their goals for health and fitness.

Our experienced and passionate staff of child care professionals will help you and your children have a relaxed experience while you’re enjoying the club. Whether you’re here to work out, have lunch in our Café with a friend, or participate in your favorite group exercise class, our Kids Court provides a safe, fun and nurturing environment for your child. You will also appreciate that we do not have a television in Kids Court. We believe in playing, teaching, reading, and stimulating your child’s mind rather than having them sit in front of a TV. Your children will enjoy a spacious (20’ X 40’) room filled with toys, books, games, music, and socializing opportunities with other kids.

From infants (6 weeks) to 12 years old, Kids Court is your answer to balancing health and fitness with parenting responsibilities.

As an additional service, we have several child care options for you such as Parents Night Out, Mom and Dad’s Afternoon/Morning Out, and our emergency babysitting service, SAC to the Rescue. We also have many other exciting programs that run throughout the year (see our upcoming Kid's Events).


“Kid’s Court has been so awesome for my daughters. My oldest daughter spent many hours in Kid’s Court and still loves Parents Night Out! For my younger daughter, Kid’s Court is her home-away-from-home. The care they are given and the friends they have made are amazing.”
-Sara Kerr

“My kids love coming. I like how older kids are welcomed and even allowed to kick balls. My 7-year-old still likes coming so I appreciate that he can stay here. The staff is great with the kids.”
-Heidi Stolte

Kid’s Court is a great place for my children! The staff is very nurturing and always engaging in play with children. The staff accommodates my schedule and looks out for me when it comes to schedules and no school days.”
-Marla Whaley

“Such an important part of this Club! The ladies who work in Kid’s Court are always patient with the kids even whne they cry at every drop off. Their service provides a much needed break for so many parents who belong. Such a huge part of this Club! Thank you!”
-Amy Corcoran

“My kids and I love Kid’s Court. Of course, it’s the thoughtful and caring staff that make us feel most comfortable. The atmosphere is always happy and CLEAN. They have age-appropriate toys for my 5-year-old and my 10-month-old baby. Kid’s Court is our little home-away-from-home.”
-Vanessa Kimble

Kid's Court Rates and Information

Kid's Court Rates and Information

Kids’ Court Hourly Fees

  • Member rate $5.50/hour
  • Non-member rate $6.50/hour
  • Drop-in Fee $2.50
  • One Hour Minimum charged
  • Gratuity is accepted

Kids’ Court Punch Cards*

  • Ten Hour Punch Card $55
  • Thirty Hour Punch Card $165
  • Fifty Hour Punch Card $275
  • *Non-refundable

Super Sibling Savings*

  • Forty Hours for $175 ($4.37/hr)
  • Available to parents of two or more siblings
  • *Non-refundable

SAC to the Rescue Rates

  • Member rate $12.00/hour
  • Member Sibling Discount $8.00/hour per sibling
  • Non- Member rate $15.00/hour *No sibling discount available

Parent Information

We require that parents stay on the premises at all times. Parents who wish to observe Kids’ Court may do so from the upper level. By state law, we are unable to change diapers. Therefore, we ask that any diapers be changed in our locker rooms. We strongly recommend that children’s hands be washed immediately before entering Kids’ Court. Food is allowed in Kids’ Court with the exception of peanut butter, peanut products and mixed nuts. Bottles may be brought in for children under the age of two if necessary. Remember to label bags, bottles and cups (must be non-spill cups only).

First time at Kids’ Court?

If your child is new to Kids’ Court, bring a special toy to help them feel more at home and secure. Plan extra time to stay with your child until they feel comfortable. For the safety of your child, we only release children to the person who signs them into Kids’ Court.

Kid's Court Policies

Kid's Court Policies


Reservations are strongly recommended and can be made up to one month in advance through the childcare staff at 206-526-7664. Reservations for the evening hours must be made by 12:00 noon. If there are no reservations by noon, Kids’ Court will be closed for that evening. If there is space available, drop-ins can be accommodated for an additional $2.50 flat fee. It is considered a “drop-in” when there is less than a 30-minute notification.


Cancellations must be made at least 30 minutes prior to the reservation for morning reservations and by 12:00pm for evening reservations. Your account will be charged the amount due (for the time scheduled) if you fail to cancel your reservation by the above times. If you are going to be late please let us know. If you fail to show up (without proper cancellation notice) for your reserved time, your account will also be charged for the time scheduled.

Health Procedures

For the protection of other children as well as your own, please do not ask us to care for your child if they are ill or have any of the following symptoms; contagious virus, lethargic and cranky, fever within 24 hours, diarrhea and/or nausea, discharge from eyes or ears, profuse or light nasal discharge. Our childcare personnel reserve the right to refuse admittance of any ill children into Kids’ Court. If your child has been diagnosed with a contagious illness, please contact us as a precaution. This will allow us to notify other parents.

Kids’ Court Safety Rules

Children who attend Kids’ Court must have nails neatly trimmed. Small toys that can be a potential choking hazard to smaller children are prohibited at Kids’ Court.

Capacity & Age

We accept six to eight children in Kids’ Court per attendant. We accept a maximum of three infants at a time. Ages 6 weeks to 12 years old are welcome. Infants 6 weeks to children 15 months of age are allowed in Kids’ Court up to 2 hours to accommodate their special needs. For children older than 15 months, the maximum stay at Kids’ Court is four hours.

Personal Belongings

Please label all items brought into Kids’ Court.

Behavioral Problems

Children with behavioral problems are extremely disruptive for the entire group. These children, regretfully, cannot be accommodated.

Club Policies on Children & Youth

Children & Youth Policies

In order to respect the rights of all our members and for the safety of our younger members, it is important that all parent/guardians ensure that the Children & Youth Policies are followed without fail. Please remember parents/guardians are responsible for the conduct of their children at all times.

Please note that at the Seattle Athletic Club Northgate “supervised” is defined as having your child within earshot and eyesight  and “accompanied” is defined as being in the same room with your child.

Ages 0-5

  • Must be directly supervised by a parent/guardian while in the facility.
  • Not allowed in the spa and sauna.
  • Not allowed in the Weight Room or Cardio Room at any time.
  • Permitted in the locker room of the OPPOSITE sex (as well as same sex).

Ages 6-12

  • Must be directly supervised by parent/guardian while in the facility.
  • May use the spa when directly supervised by a parent/guardian.
  • Not allowed to use the sauna.
  • Ages 6-9 not allowed in the Weight Room and Cardio Room at any time.
  • Ages 10-12 may only use the Weight Room and Cardio Room if they have completed Youth Strength Training Program and are directly supervised by a parent/guardian.
  • Must use the locker room of the SAME SEX.

Ages 13-15

  • Must be supervised by a parent/guardian while in the facility.
  • May use the Weight Room and Cardio Room AFTER completion of the Youth Strength Training Program.
  • May swim as long as they are accompanied by another person who is 13 years or older.
  • May use the Spa and Sauna when accompanied with another person 13 years or older.

Ages 16-18

  • May visit the Club without supervision with a membership card (please see Membership Representative for details.)
  • May use any part of the Club as an adult member except the pool. Age 16-17 must be accompanied by another person 13 years or older. Age 18 and older may swim with NO SUPERVISON.
Kids Playing in Childcare at Seattle Athletic Club