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.”

Who we are

Our Team

Helen Mayer


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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