Your schedule.
Your community.
Your income.

Otter caregivers make more than $21/hour on average.

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How it works

Create a profile

Tell us about your yourself, your schedule, and your parenting style.

Find your matches

Meet families in your community who need care.

Pass a background check

Everyone on Otter passes a background check during onboarding.

Book care

Manage scheduling, payment, and pick-up and drop-off, all in one place.

Provide care in your community. Get paid.

Our village is saying

Otter caregivers make more than $21/hour 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.”

Jess, Caregiver
Mom of 2

“I got laid off a few months ago and being able to do this helped me pay my bills.”

Keisha, Caregiver
Mom of 1
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.”