How it works
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 need care.
Manage scheduling, payment, and pick-up and drop-off, all in one place.
Our village is saying
Otter caregivers make over $600/week on average
“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.”
“I got laid off a few months ago and being able to do this helped me pay my bills.”
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.”