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Life’s busy. You need a team to tackle it.

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.

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Poppy has the highest standards in the industry – yours

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.

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Experienced and recommended

5+ years of childcare experience mean our sitters have been around the block. Literally.

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Rigorous screening

Each caregiver has been interviewed + background checked. They also have at least 3 glowing references and CPR/First Aid certification.

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Constant Care Team

We monitor every booking and are on hand if anything comes up.

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Ratings

Families and caregivers complete ratings after each booking to ensure we always have the right fit.

Join the community.

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.

For more, visit our pricing FAQ’s

Poppy membership

$ 8 / mo

Caregiver rates

Starting $ 20 / hour

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.

What our customers say about Poppy

"I freaking love you Poppy. Your people are THE BEST. Your service SAVES MY LIFE on the regular. Keep up the good work!" – Stephanie, West Seattle mom