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An Uber for babysitters in New York

  • Written by qz.com
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“MANSELL on June 23 launched Hello Sitter, a platform that promises to provide parents with “fully vetted, carefully curated, and highly experienced sitters in a quick and stress-free way.” It’s privately funded (at an undisclosed amount) and, for now, only in Manhattan.

“Hello Sitter is trying to set itself apart through its hiring process. Mansell, the company’s CEO, says sitters “can’t even apply through the website.” Instead, they need to get a referral from someone already on the platform, go through an in-person interview, submit references, and pass a series of background checks handled by GoodHire.”

Nick Note: If it takes a village to raise a child, then Hello Sitter signifies the village just got WiFi. Today, we live and move in a world where young parents have often moved away from familial structures and continued to work out their vocation all the while trying to raise a child, shooting them like an arrow towards the glory of God (Psalm 127:3).