Welcome Meet Poppy previous customers and caregivers!
Did you know The Baby Post acquired Meet Poppy after discontinuing its services as of December 4, 2018?
Prior to closing the business, Poppy partnered with Sittercity (which is our #1 pick on our “Best Babysitter Website” list) to offer Poppy families and caregivers another option to go to if they wish.
Avni and the Poppy team stated, “in getting to know Elizabeth, the CEO of Sittercity, and her team, we’ve found a similar passion for solving this problem using thoughtful technology. We’ll share more details on this by the end of this week”.
Update: UrbanSitter also graciously reached out with a helpful offer to the Poppy community to give families and caregivers the option to choose what works best for them.
If you were looking for a flexible way to earn great money while doing what you do best – caring for children Meet Poppy was your place to find your next gig.
You’re looking for rave-worthy caregivers without having to worry about vetting and managing schedules, Meet Poppy was the best babysitting website that was available until they closed.
How Poppy Worked
Poppy connected families to the modern village they deserve, here’s how the process worked.
Tell us when you need care. We’ll take it from there.
Poppy matches based on age of kids, neighborhood and fit.
Share feedback post-booking to favorite your Poppies and improve future matches.
Keep in mind, that vetting babysitters is hard and Poppy did it for you.
Making sure caregivers are qualified and trustworthy was one of the most important things they did at Poppy. The website was good for babies, toddlers and kids because the gathered the data and built the expertise over thousands of applicants to know exactly what to look for.
All Poppies completed:
- In-person interviews
- 3 glowing childcare references
- Background checks at the county, state & federal level
- Valid and up-to-date CPR / First Aid Certification
How Families Used Poppy
LARRY & TOM
“We use poppy for mainly date nights and other times when we need care.”
date nights/ events, occasional gaps in care, errands/ appointments
TARA & STEPHEN
“We don’t have family in Seattle, and both work full time, so Poppy saves us when we can’t call on anyone else!!”
errands/ appointments, flexible work time
“With Poppy I’ve never had to worry about a thing, and my daughter has loved every sitter she’s had. I honestly don’t know what I would do without it, it is an invaluable resource.”
AMY & RICHARD
“With no family close by we rely on Poppy as our primary source of childcare for daycare when Mamma needs a break, date nights and appointments/errands.”
backup care, date nights/ events, errands/ appointments
Frequently Asked Questions
Poppy Sitter - Rates started at $17/hr
- Babysitting experience with multiple families
- Care for kids ages 2 and up
Poppy Pro - Rates started at $20/hr
- Diverse & deep childcare experience, often as full-time professional nannies
- Care for kids ages two months and up