Finding childcare can be a nightmare. Luckily, a friend told me about Caribou and right after signing up, I was matched with stay-at-home moms (SAHMs) in my area who were ready to help out.
What’s the sign up process like?
Getting started with Caribou is super easy, all you have to do is fill out a quick multiple-choice form answering basic questions about yourself and your preferences. After you fill out the form, you will get matched with SAHMs who fit your preferences, and then you have the opportunity to meet them (virtually). Once you’ve met someone you like, you work with them to figure out a schedule and payment.
Let me quickly mention three things that make this process smoother than others: 1) everything up to this point is completely free so you don’t have to worry about any hidden fees and 2) The Caribou team interviews and vets every SAHM, so you no longer have to scroll through hundreds of profiles and deal with unresponsive care providers. 3) The Caribou team is available to answer any questions you may have along the way.
What makes Caribou different from other services?
Caribou is truly unique in the approach and their mission. When you use Caribou, you support women in your community and your kid gets a new friend in the neighborhood. Unlike other services like Care.com and UrbanSitter, Caribou’s childcare providers are SAHMs who have years of professional experience in the childcare space, on top of parenting their own kids. So these aren’t your typical babysitters or daycare workers, these are loving moms who are already taking care of their own kid(s) and want to take care of yours as well.
For anyone looking for reliable, flexible and quality childcare, I’m here to reassure you that Caribou is convenient, community-focused, and trustworthy. After all, who knows more about kids than moms?
~ Emma, Caribou user