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Safe. Reliable. Flexible.

Find a loving, attentive, experienced stay-at-home mom and a playmate for your child in one fell swoop.
Starting at $200/week
Experienced, personalized care
Your child gets a play buddy

How it works

Sign up

Answer a few questions about your care needs and your kid(s).

Match with Care Providers

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.

Schedule with your favorite

Finalize schedule, payment and start date with your favorite stay-at-home mom. We will be here to support you at every step of the way.

Meet some of the amazing Caribou childcare providers

Narcedalia
Chandler, AZ
CPR Certified
Vaccinated
Education Background
Reliable
Stephanie
Mesa, AZ
CPR Certified
Vaccinated
Education Background
Reliable
Jessica
Chandler, AZ
CPR Certified
Reliable
Willing to Travel

Trust and Safety

Caribou is committed to keeping your family safe. We have a dedicated team to ensure the Caribou community is a safe and trustworthy place for all. Our care providers go through a complete vetting process prior to getting matched with families. We do all the work, so you don’t have to!
  • Interview with a Caribou Trust & Safety Team Member
  • Background Check and Ongoing Updates
  • Covid Safety Protocols
  • ID Verification
  • Photo Verification
  • Reference and Feedback

See what our community of 1000+ moms have to say

"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 didn’t feel safe sending my kid to her daycare center during these uncertain times, but I still wanted her to be able to interact with other kids in a safe environment, Caribou was able to provide just that by matching me to a stay-at-home mom."

Katherine
Mom 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 didn’t feel safe sending my kid to her daycare center during these uncertain times, but I still wanted her to be able to interact with other kids in a safe environment, Caribou was able to provide just that by matching me to a stay-at-home mom."

Katherine
Mom in Phoenix
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FAQ

How much does childcare through Caribou cost?
Our moms set their own rates. Weekly pricing generally runs about $200 to $250, while daily pricing runs about $60 to $80. You can easily set up payment online.
Why is Caribou better than daycare?
The ratio of staff to children at daycare can be much higher, in some cases as high as 12 to 1. And the higher number of children means more exposure to germs and viruses. At Caribou, we strive for a ratio of 2 or 3 to 1 between the children and caregiver.

Many daycare centers also require you to pay for full-time care whether you need it or not, and even charge when you’re away on vacation. With moms in the Caribou network, not only does your child get personalized, attentive care, but you pay only for the care you receive.
How do you vet caregivers?
We personally review every application, interview each care provider, and conduct a thorough background check. References are provided upon request.
How do you match me with a care provider?
We look closely at your needs and what our providers offer. Using a combination of an algorithm and personal review, we handpick the best match for you.
What support will I get throughout the process?
A Caribou Concierge will contact you shortly after you sign up and will personally search for your best match. You’ll get a link to the caregiver’s profile and we’ll schedule a meet and greet. You’ll also get support with online payment. If you need support with anything else throughout the process, help is just a text away!
Can I meet more than one caregiver before deciding?
Yes! We want everyone to be happy with the match. Once you meet a care provider, you have 24 hours to decide before the provider’s profile is reopened to other families. If you would rather keep looking, we’re happy to find you another match.
Do I have to commit to care for a certain amount of time?
No, you’re not contractually obligated for any amount of time. If you decide to change or stop care, we ask that you give us and the provider 30 days’ notice.
What if I have a disagreement with my provider?
While we pride ourselves on the high quality of care our network of moms provides, we understand that miscommunications or misunderstandings can sometimes happen. We’re just a text away if you need assistance with any issues.
What if I need one-time care at the last minute?
No problem! Whether it’s an emergency situation or a date night, or you just need some “me” time, we’re happy to find one-time or short-term care for your child among our moms with flexible schedules.

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