Our village is saying
Otter caregivers make more than $21/hour on average
“I got laid off a few months ago and being able to do this helped me pay my bills.”
“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 reliable, flexible childcare
Create a profile
Tell us about yourself, your family, your schedule, and your parenting style.
Find your matches
Meet experienced caregivers and parents who need care, all in your own community.
Pass a background check
Everyone on Otter passes a background check during onboarding.
Manage scheduling, payment, and pick-up and drop-off, all in one place.
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.”