Care you can trust.
Find flexible, reliable, quality childcare in your community.
How it works
Create a profile
Tell us about your kids, your schedule, and your parenting style.
Find your matches
Meet caregivers in your community who are ready to provide care.
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.
Our village is saying
Otter caregivers make more than $21/hour on average
“We found an awesome caregiver, our kids got to spend time with other kids, and we didn’t have to worry about safety”
“Our caregiver and her family feel like part of our family. I can’t imagine these past few months without Otter.”
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.”