The free marketplace for care services


For Families

Sign-up using your family’s basic information and then book a one-time or ongoing sitter whenever necessary!


For Sitters

Download the tandem app, sign-up and we will send you jobs that fit with your schedule and qualifications!

How tandem works


A completely free platform for parents to find childcare and sitters to find jobs.


Connecting parents with reliably vetted babysitters.


Providing flexibility for both parents and sitters. Open, easy communication before and after jobs, connecting trusted parties based on matched needs.


Efficient payment system—parents pay sitters via text after easily connecting their credit card, and sitters receive the funds immediately onto their tandem debit card.

Sitters Get Paid, Fast

From their phone, the parent pays the sitter directly onto a tandem debit card after the job is completed.

What parents are saying…

“This has been the BEST experience! Thank you again!!!”
“Thank you for connecting us!”
“Very cool what you’re doing! Much needed.”
“This is awesome! Love this idea”
“I love this service”

What sitters are saying…

“I appreciate how helpful you’ve been. It’s been one day and you’ve set me up with so many jobs”
“You’ve gotten me so many good gigs”
“Sitters, I highly recommend working with tandem. This service allows me to go about my day without combing Facebook for babysitting jobs. I always feel safe and I always get the information I need (rate, number of kids, etc.). She also follows up with you to make sure that your experience was satisfactory. Can’t recommend this service enough!”

About tandem

tandem is a local start-up founded by three young women. We operate under the common goal of providing the easiest and most-reliable connections between families and childcare providers.