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Find childcare that feels like family

Otter connects parents who need childcare with stay at home parents who can care for their kids.

How it works

Create a profile

Tell us about your kids, your care needs, and your parenting style.

Find your matches

Meet stay-at-home parents who can care for your kids.

Book childcare

Manage scheduling, payment, and pick-up and drop-off logistics

Ready to find your village?
Get started for free today.

The origin story

Helen Mayer founded Otter to help every family find their village.

Helen was raised by a stay-at-home mom and started Otter in 2020 while she was a stay-at-home parent to her toddler twins.

“I feel so lucky to get to tackle a problem I'm passionate about with people I admire.”

HELEN MAYER
ceo
Who we are

Our Team

Helen Mayer

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Founder

Steve Siger

Chief Operating Officer
Chief Legal Officer

Dave Willner

Head of Trust and Safety
Our mission

We're on a mission to create a world of care and opportunity.

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