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Exceptional Moms. Reliable Childcare.

Get peace of mind for you and a play buddy for your child, from experienced, caring, and attentive stay-at-home mothers.
Fully vetted caregivers
Flexible care that fits your schedule
Socialization for your child

Care arrangements you can count on

Convenient and Timely

We match families to save you time and effort. No waitlists and no long waits for responses from providers.

Reliable

Caregivers are fully vetted, passing a personal interview and background check. Both families meet to ensure a good fit.

Social

Kids get to socialize, build skills, and make friends. Parents get the benefit of community and support.

What Moms are Saying

"I knew by the smile on my little one's face after picking her up from our Caribou Care Provider, that we’ve found the one! As a mom, there is no better feeling than knowing my baby is in safe hands. Thank you Caribou for the peace of mind!"

Carla
Mom in Mesa

"I have been looking for an affordable childcare option for my baby all year. Thanks to Caribou, we now have an affordable, reliable and quality childcare option. Every morning, my child looks forward to going to her care provider’s home and I couldn’t be happier we found her through Caribou."

Andrea
Mom in Peoria

"I know firsthand how difficult & expensive it is to find a quality childcare option. That’s why I joined Caribou, to help other families find affordable options without compromising on quality."

Anna
Care Provider in Phoenix

"I knew by the smile on my little one's face after picking her up from our Caribou Care Provider, that we’ve found the one! As a mom, there is no better feeling than knowing my baby is in safe hands. Thank you Caribou for the peace of mind!"

Carla
Mom in Mesa

"I have been looking for an affordable childcare option for my baby all year. Thanks to Caribou, we now have an affordable, reliable and quality childcare option. Every morning, my child looks forward to going to her care provider’s home and I couldn’t be happier we found her through Caribou."

Andrea
Mom in Peoria

"I know firsthand how difficult & expensive it is to find a quality childcare option. That’s why I joined Caribou, to help other families find affordable options without compromising on quality."

Anna
Care Provider in Phoenix

The Caribou Advantage

  • Safe, reliable, flexible childcare
  • Empowers stay-at-home and working parents
  • Children get socialization
  • Personalized support when you need it
4.8 avg review

How it works to find childcare

Fill out our survey

Tell us about your schedule preferences and your child in a short survey.

Match with local families

Create your profile on our app and explore the different Care Providers in your neighborhood. You can message and call the Care Providers directly in the app, and see which one is the best match for your family.

Book childcare

Book your childcare and set up a schedule and payment. Help is just a text message away!
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FAQ

What is Caribou?
Caribou is a Phoenix-based company that connects and facilitates childcare, specifically connecting stay-at-home moms who have a child of their own with families looking for high-quality care at a reasonable cost. We offer a personalized approach and plenty of support, including easy-to-use online booking and payment tools, so you can take care of scheduling and more whether at home or on the go.
What makes Caribou unique?
Caribou is a local network of parents and families right in your own community. We connect families looking for care with experienced stay-at-home moms looking to provide care. We provide easy-to-use tools for booking and payment, so you never have to worry about a thing. We know you have specific needs, so we aim to make the perfect match when it comes to the age of your child, your unique preferences, and your availability.
How much should I charge?
Weekly pricing generally runs about $200 to $250, while daily pricing runs about $60 to $80. Many of our caregivers are flexible on price, and are willing to work within budgets. You can easily set up payment online.
What are the requirements to be a caregiver?
All Caribou care providers are stay-at-home mothers who have passed a background check. Many have experience providing childcare beyond their own family as well, but it’s not a requirement. We look for moms who are nurturing, attentive, and sympathetic, and who prioritize active play over screen time. First aid training also is encouraged. References are provided upon request.
Do I need to provide food/diapers/crafts/toys?
You’ll work this out directly with the family. The parent will generally provide diapers and any special food items, toys, and/or craft projects their child prefers, but of course we do encourage sharing of your own child’s toys and crafts.

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