Your neighborhood’s best sitters, only a text away.
Poppy is a modern childcare solution for modern families. We set your family up with a team of talented and thoroughly vetted sitters. Then you just text us when you need a sitter. Simple.
So you can get back to juggling dinners and dance recitals. Stop worrying about being stuck without care when you need it.
How do you do? I’m Poppy. I’m your splendid sitter service that’s just a text message away.
How do I do it? I’m simply a matchmaker. No, not of the romantic kind. This is matchmaking for a different kind of relationship, but one that’s equally as special.
I look forward to pairing your family with the most delightful caregivers in your neighborhood. The ones that make your child’s eyes light up when they walk through the door. (Yes, they do exist!)
Here's how it works: text me the date and time that you need help, then just sit pretty while I coordinate the rest.
I'll promptly respond to your message once a match is secured. It only takes a text.
You can rest easy knowing every sitter we send to your home is Poppy Certified™ - a rigorous screening process to be sure they’re exemplary.
They have also taken the Poppy Pledge™ - a pledge to bring a dash of whimsy, a burst of glee, and a flood of joy into your home and the lives of your children.
I proudly sing the praises of each and every sitter, and I’m confident you will too.
At the end of each session, please do share your feedback.
It further helps me find a complementary caregiver for your child as well as refine my matchmaker instincts.
Poppy was started by a working mom that gets how nerve wracking it is to leave your child with anyone else. So average isn’t good enough for us. We only work with the best.
We take the guesswork out of what to pay your caregiver with flat rates and payment by credit card at the end of the booking.
Join the Poppy community to access our network of Poppy caregivers, with a membership of $8/month.
Madi was great! She arrived early, immediately engaged with our daughter, and there were no tears as we walked out the door. Madi seemed very kind, caring, and professional.
Ali was amazing! Our daughter was smiling and walking hand-in-hand with her to the park before we even got away from the house! We would love to see her again soon!
Alexandra was an all-star. She started talking to my 2 year old about her stuffed "friends." Throughout the night, she gave us quick updates to let us know things were going well. Thank you, Poppy!
What an absolute hit! Perfect match with our family's style of warmth, playful engagement, creativity & professionalism. Way to go, Poppy! Great meeting you, Michelle!
Didn't think I would love leaving my 3 month old for the first time with a non-family member but Alice made it easy. Clearly experienced and a great energy; my son was in great hands.
Susan is fantastic with my kids. She totally connected with my 4 and 6 year old and enthused their little spirits with an energetic kindness. Susan left little notes for kids to continue their pen pal game and kids read this morning with warm smiles on their faces.
Elya was awesome with my son. He came away with stories of submarines and ocean explorations and was so content.
Zoe is an exceptional nanny. Terrific with all three children, ages 1-6. She has a sense of humor, frank communication, and the house is always looking beautiful when we return. Zoe is a family favorite.