If your family has found itself on the hunt for a new addition to your babysitting roster for a consistent after-school pickup schedule or a one-off date night, you’re in good company. Even when you’ve secured a go-to babysitter for your littles, odds are high you’ll encounter a schedule change, evolving enrichment need or extenuating circumstance that brings you back to the drawing board. NYC-based company Curated Care is now here in Los Angeles to help fill that babysitting roster.
Curatedcare.com, an online marketplace filled with creative Kid Experts available for moms and dads on the hunt for more inspired babysitting options, is bringing its unique community of childcare gurus to L.A. just in time for the back-to-school season.
“Curated Care is a gamechanger. At first, I thought the title Kid Expert was just really good marketing, but after using them I can really say that Kid Expert is the most accurate depiction of what these guys are,” says NYC mom Angela K. “They are not regular sitters, they are accomplished, engaging, educational experts who inspire your kids.”
“We have backgrounds as artists and teachers,” explains co-founder Erin McConaghy, “so we were really passionate about creating a new avenue for artists and teachers to make great money doing what they love. As moms and users of the site, we see the win-win of helping creative kid and baby whisperers incorporate their talents into babysitting sessions. Everyone benefits, the Kid Experts, the parents and especially the kids”.
Aiming to remove all the labor of searching for new sitters, teachers and tutors for busy families, co-founders Erin McConaghy and Marlene Veloso sought to create a platform where finding childcare felt inspired and easy for families (all Kid Experts infuse their unique, creative backgrounds into sessions and you can find, book and pay them all through the site or app). As former artists and teachers themselves, they also sought to create a platform that offered the same inspired, easy experience for Kid Experts.
“Curated Care is the best survival job I’ve ever had,” says Los Angeles based Kid Expert Devin N. “They provide the perfect balance of giving you the tools and platform to expand your outreach as a Kid Expert, while genuinely supporting your artistic endeavors. Not to mention all of the amazing families I’ve worked with have left an incredible impression on me. It’s a job that doesn’t feel like work because it’s the perfect combination of all of my passions and totally flexible.”
Creating a better experience for everyone during babysitting time is only half of the goal. Curated Care also aims to make the act of connecting families and Kid Experts equally easy. This online marketplace is a tech-driven tool for all participants. In addition to the platform, which currently offers a host of features for searching, messaging, booking and paying your team of Kid Experts, a new app is set to launch in August in time for back-to-school season.
Families on Curated Care are able to peruse detailed profiles of Kid Experts and build a team of go-to sitters, teachers and tutors. When a childcare need arises, families can send one booking request to multiple team members — the first to accept gets the gig. This functionality allows busy families a way to carefully curate a team that fits their family’s needs, while also being able to cast a wide net to more quickly secure a sitter.
In addition to souped-up babysitting sessions (the platform facilities one-off/last-minute requests, as well as consistent, recurring schedules between one family and one Kid Expert), Curated Care families also utilize the platform to secure at-home teachers for private lessons (think chess, piano or Spanish), tutoring sessions, party entertainment and more.
If your family hasn’t joined the Los Angeles Curated Care community yet, now is the time to hop on. Behind the scenes, the Curated Care team is busy reviewing and onboarding a new crop of local, talented Kid Experts to connect with LA families this fall.
Ready to get your crew set up for back-to-school? Head to CuratedCare.com now to register and use the location drop down menu to surface Los Angeles Kid Experts available for your family. With a community of creative sitters at your fingertips (and all the tools to find and book them in your pocket) this is gearing up to be a fantastic back-to-school season!
CuratedCare.com is an online marketplace (think Etsy or AirBnB) for trusted Kid Experts and awesome fams. Curated Care provides families with tools to find, message and book Kid Experts (artists & teachers) directly, for souped-up babysitting, at-home lessons, parties and more.