Your handpicked team of trusted sitters.

See if we are in your neighborhood.


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.

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Poppy loves being different

We’re creating childcare that works for today’s lives.


Sign up and tell us what you need.

Poppy builds a team specifically for your family.

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Text when you need us.

Tell us the date and time. We’ll take care of the rest.

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See who’s coming over.

Rest easy knowing they’re Poppy Certified™.

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Feedback makes us all better.

Our two way rating system ensures it’s always a great match.

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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.

Rigorous vetting

  1. Experience based questionnaire and video application
  2. 5+ years of childcare experience
  3. Clear background check
  4. 3 glowing references
  5. In-person interview
  6. CPR/First Aid certification
  7. Successful completion of Poppy onboarding process

Constant Care Team

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


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

Finally, pricing made simple

We take the guessing out of what to pay your caregiver with flat rates.

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1) Choose Membership

Either 3 months of unlimited bookings for $60 or 5 bookings for $40

2) Hourly Rates

$16/hr for 1 child, $17/hr for 2 kids and $18/hr for 3 kids.

See if we are in your neighborhood

Poppy is currently serving over 16 communities in the Seattle / Eastside region

Enter your Zip Code to see if Poppy is in your neighborhood.


  • Madison Park
  • Capitol Hill
  • Montlake
  • Madrona
  • Mt Baker
  • Queen Anne
  • Central District
  • Belltown
  • Green Lake
  • Phinney
  • Ballard
  • Magnolia


  • Bellevue
  • Sammamish
  • Kirkland
  • Redmond

What parents have to say about Poppy

My conversation with Bridget Friday night:
Me: did you have fun with Hilary today?
B: yes, she's so cute.
Me: she's a great babysitter, isn't she?
B: huh? She's a babysitter?
Me: yes, what did you think she was?
B: a friend.
Me: well, she's that too :)

She was AMAZING! Caroline takes a long time to warm to strangers but she was instantly in love with Hilary! The house was so clean when we got home and she even put some of our dishes away. She is the best!

Gill was calm, collected, and eager to help. The kids seemed to enjoy her company, and I appreciated everything she did. I was not at all worried when I walked out the door.

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Our labor of love


Poppy was started by Avni Patel Thompson, a Madison Park entrepreneur and mama to 2 girls. She was tired of feeling panicked and anxious every time she couldn't find someone she trusted to care for her kids. She realized how powerful it would be to have a roster of talented and trustworthy caregivers only a text away. So she built it with Poppy.

Now a team of 4 plus a family of incredible caregivers, the Poppy team is dedicated to creating the villages that every family can depend on.

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