Exceptional Moms. Reliable Childcare.

4.8 avg review
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

"Since being a stay-at-home mom, I realized my kid needed more social interactions with other kids. With Caribou, my kid got a play buddy and I am able to make some extra money doing what I love."

Carla
Care provider in Mesa

"I quit my job to be a stay-at-home mom, but I still wanted to keep working in the comfort of my home and Caribou made it happen for me!"

Andrea
Care provider in Peoria

"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."

Anna
Mom in Phoenix

"Since being a stay-at-home mom, I realized my kid needed more social interactions with other kids. With Caribou, my kid got a play buddy and I am able to make some extra money doing what I love."

Carla
Care provider in Mesa

"I quit my job to be a stay-at-home mom, but I still wanted to keep working in the comfort of my home and Caribou made it happen for me!"

Andrea
Care provider in Peoria

"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."

Anna
Mom 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

We’ll handpick the best matches and text them to you within just a few days. After that, we’ll set up a virtual meeting between you and your chosen care provider.

Book childcare

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

FAQ

What is Caribou?
Caribou is an online matching service focused exclusively on childcare, 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.
What does childcare through Caribou cost?
Full-time care through Caribou starts at about $250 per week. Part-time care starts at about $60 per day. (For comparison, the national average salary for a full-time live-out nanny is about $750 per week.)
What’s your vetting process?
Every caregiver is personally screened, including passing an interview and an extensive criminal background check. Our caregivers are all stay-at-home moms and have an average of eight years’ experience providing childcare beyond their own family.

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