MEMBERS! Get 3 hours of care from 4-9 PM on Saturdays for only $25! Offer ends soon!

We're the only drop-in child care in Mishawaka!

Hourly, drop-in childcare. NO appointments necessary. NO Memberships required. 

Childcare made simple!

Getting your Free Time back is as Simple as 1-2-3!


Registration is FREE! Our Registration Forms can be found below or you can complete on your child's first visit. Please allow about 10 minutes for completion. After completion, our process is as simple as 1-2 (Drop-off & Pick-up)!


Drop your kids off, go enjoy your Free Time! Sign-in at the front desk is required.

Reservations are recommended for those aged two and younger. 

See FAQ for further information


Pick your kids up when you're ready. After the 1 hour minimum stay, we bill in 15 minute increments. It's truly that Simple!

Please click here for rate information

About Us

Free Time Kids Playcare was created with you in mind. As parents ourselves, we know how getting things done with children can be a challenge and finding the right caregiver on the spur of a moment is difficult. We understand how important your children are to you, but we also understand how important it is for you to take time for yourself. That's where we come in! Free Time Kids Playcare offers an eco-friendly, safe and fun environment that you can bring your children to; no enrollment fees, no memberships required, and walk-ins are welcomed*!  You can feel at ease knowing your children are enjoying their time in a safe and secured facility while you are enjoying your Free Time!

*We HIGHLY recommend calling ahead for children 2 and younger.

A child care that services Granger, South Bend, Mishawaka, and the surrounding areas that you can just drop in to!

Please read our Family Handbook for more details

We offer discounts

Notre Dame Football Childcare

Are you attending a ND football game? Show us your ticket and get 25% off your total child care bill. Cannot be combined with any other coupons or discounts, including the sibling discount. Discount not given on meals or merchandise.

Corporate Discounts

Ask your employer if they partnered with Free Time Kids Playcare to see if you qualify for half off Memberships.


We've partnered up with several local businesses, including fitness and spa centers, to offer you an exclusive discount. Ask your center if they've partnered up with Free Time Kids Playcare yet. 


Event Calendar

Download the FTKP App!

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Stay up-to-date on events and happenings. Get exclusive discounts. Members get rewards with each visit to earn free hours! Reserve a spot for your child. So much more!

Apple Store

Same great app! Same great convenience!

Contact Us

You're on your way to some Free Time

Free Time Kids Playcare

235 West University Drive, Mishawaka, Indiana 46545





Center Hours:
Monday Closed

Tuesday-Friday 8 AM - 7 PM

Saturday 2-9 PM

Sunday Reserved for parties only