Become a sitter, on your own time

Otter is the childcare solution created for the people who need it as much as the people who provide it. We connect sitters with families who are in a pinch and need backup care.

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how it works

Be the extra set of hands every family needs

Join us in making parents lives easier. Just follow these steps and you'll be all set to care with Otter.

Sign up
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Tell us about yourself, your availability, and your childcare experience. We'll have you pass a background check to ensure a trustworthy, reliable community of sitters.

Find & book jobs
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We’ll match you with families and situations that fit your schedule, situation and experience. Care requests will come your way from parents that could use a hand.

Give care & get paid
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When it’s time, head over to your family's place to give care. You'll receive payment for your time and care the Friday following your bookings.

Woman checking phone

Tell us about yourself, your availability, and your childcare experience. We'll have you pass a background check to ensure a trustworthy, reliable community of sitters.

Kid toys

We’ll match you with families and situations that fit your schedule, situation and experience. Care requests will come your way from parents that could use a hand.

Kid having breakfast

When it’s time, head over to your family's place to give care. You'll receive payment for your time and care the Friday following your bookings.

Make people’s day with kind, compassionate kidcare.

Sign up
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testimonials

What our sitters are saying

Otter sitters make $17/hour and up on average.

"Otter has been a great way for me to make money on the side while still being incredibly manageable with my busy schedule."

Sarah O, Sitter

“Otter makes babysitting easy, stress-free, and fun!”

Cassy R, Sitter

“All the families I've worked with so far have really appreciated Otter and the service we are providing.”

Becca D, Sitter