One of the biggest challenges I’ve faced as a mom has been finding trustworthy and reliable childcare. As a military family, we rarely have the luxury of having family nearby who we trust to care for our daughter. When my family and I moved back to Charleston earlier this year, I was once again hundreds of miles from family in a town where I knew only a handful of people. I found myself much busier at that time getting ready to launch Charleston Moms Blog and with my husband starting his new job. I made it a priority to find childcare right away. The process was exhausting and time consuming – placing ads on sites, waiting for responses, setting up interviews, and checking references. #nobodygottimeforthat
You can imagine how thrilled I was to find NannyPod! NannyPod allows you to find sitters and nannies at your fingertips through an app! With the app you can see the full availability of all their nannies and sitters in real time, view their profiles, find your favorites referred to as your “pod” and request them instantly, 365/24/7.
NannyPod has already done the hard work for you. Each nanny/sitter has gone through an extensive background check and screening process designed to thoroughly assess each applicant. You know you are getting reliable, safe, and trustworthy nannies/sitters. They also host a monthly meetup at a local Starbucks which provides a great opportunity to meet the nannies/sitters in person and get an idea of who would be a good fit for your family.
My family has been using NannyPod for a few months now and it is so comforting to know that when I am away from home my daughter is in loving and responsible care. Recently, my husband and I received a last minute invitation to dinner and we needed a sitter that evening. We were able to sign into NannyPod, view the list of sitters available that night, and request an appointment. We enjoyed our night out while knowing our daughter was safe at home. All the sitters we’ve worked with have been reliable, prompt, and engaging with our daughter.
Katie, the CEO and founder of NannyPod is wonderful and so hands on! When I first registered my family, she called to make sure I understood the registration process and asked about my family’s needs. She was able to recommend some nannies/sitters she thought would be a good fit.
NannyPod’s annual membership is $20/year and they offer three ways to pay for their services. Pay in advance, which gives you immediate unlimited access to hours; pay monthly, incremental limited access to hours; or pay as you go, only available to approved families. New families get 5 free hours if they buy a 25 hour package or greater. All pay and employee taxes are handled by NannyPod so families don’t have to worry about guessing the numbers and breaking the law. This also allows families to legally claim IRS Childcare Tax Credits, which can be as much as $2100 per annum.
NannyPod recently introduced a new Reward Points Program, whereby families earn points for referrals, which they can redeem for Free Hours.
As a busy mom, NannyPod has made my life so much easier! I love the convenience of booking childcare within minutes from my phone. Register your family with NannyPod and never struggle with finding quality childcare again.
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