Trusted is launching a new service for parents in search of high-quality babysitters — particularly parents who need to find someone ASAP. CEO Anand Iyer compared the startup’s approach to the recently launched senior care service Honor. When you’re looking for a babysitters, Trusted lets you browse the available providers and book them from within the mobile app — you can schedule a session for the next week, the next day or even the same day. The company performs background checks on all of its babysitters and makes sure they’re CPR certified. In contrast to many of on-demand services, Trusted makes its child care providers actual employees, rather than contractors. “We didn’t want there to be any ambiguity” about the provider’s status, Iyer said — plus, this allows Trusted to provide a higher level of training and support.
Trusted Launches to Make Finding a Babysitter as Easy as Hailing an Uber
Childcare is a tough topic for many families because there’s a great deal of trust involved — this person is watching your kid — so it would be great if there was an easy way to find reliable, trustworthy, and vetted providers. Trusted hopes to be that solution and is launching today in San Francisco. This service lets busy, on-the-go parents request a verified caretaker for those occasions when they need someone to watch their children for a few hours. But here’s the thing: These aren’t people that you’d find on Craigslist or in the Help Wanted section of a newspaper. Trusted does the necessary background checks to make sure these people can do the job so you have some peace of mind.