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Hourly daycare opens its doors in Turkey Creek

Shalinka Brickhouse has opened an hourly day care in Turkey Creek, geared toward shoppers and other parents who only need a few hours’ care for their children.

“It’s basically childcare in a non-traditional way. We are focusing on parents who utilize traditional day cares and those who don’t,” Brickhouse said.

“If you’re home with your kids all day, you might have a doctor’s appointment or a dentist’s appointment … or any of those things that pop up, and we are hoping to provide a service to those parents,” she added.

Parents who use traditional daycares can find similar restraints on their time, Brickhouse said, including running errands after work and daycare.

“We’re here to bridge that gap and let everybody enjoy their time,” Brickhouse said.

“If you bring the kids here, they can be playing and having fun while you’re running your errands … and everybody can go home and be a happier person,” she added.

“I know I shop in Turkey Creek all the time, and that was an ideal location for me.

“It’s a high-traffic shopping area, it’s convenient; people from all over Knoxville come here,” Brickhouse said of choosing Turkey Creek.

Glee’s employees are trained in CPR, and all “love kids,” Brickhouse said.

“I want people to walk in and think, ‘Wow, this is great. This is a place I feel comfortable leaving my kids,’” she added.

Glee also has other safeguards, such as security cameras and an electronically-latched gate.

Glee accepts children from age 1 to 12, with a 40-child max at any one time, or a ratio of one adult to every eight children. Glee currently is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays.

For more information, visit or call 865-671-3303.


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