“We found an awesome caregiver, our kids got to spend time with other kids, and we didn’t have to worry about safety”
“It feels good to be rewarded for my work taking care of kids. I was doing this before but I wasn't getting paid and this feels really different.”
“Our caregiver and her family feel like part of our family. I can’t imagine these past few months without Otter.”
“The matching process really helped me feel comfortable trusting our caregiver.”
We help families find safe, flexible childcare
Create a profile
Tell us about your kids, your schedule, and your parenting style.
Pass a background check
Every parent on Otter passes a background check during onboarding.
Find your matches
Meet parents in your community who are caregivers or who need care.
Manage scheduling, payment, and pick-up and drop-off, all in one place.
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.”