Summer Poses Daycare Issues for Families Across the Valley. Unique local company, Caribou, provides solutions

Summer Poses Daycare Issues for Families Across the Valley. Unique local company, Caribou, provides solutions

(April 20, 2022 – Phoenix, Ariz.) For working parents, summer camps are often childcare – but not the affordable kind. With inflation ravaging family budgets and childcare costs skyrocketing, families in the Valley are scrambling to find safe and affordable ways to meet their childcare needs.


A new company in the Phoenix marketplace, called Caribou, helps provide a solution to childcare woes. Caribou is focused on alleviating childcare challenges like overpopulated daycare centers, a lack of qualified caregivers, long waitlists at facilities and varying schedule needs, by matching fully-vetted stay-at-home moms with families looking for childcare.


The company is an online platform that matches stay-at-home moms who have a child of their own with families looking for high-quality care at a reasonable cost. Caribou offers a personalized approach and support, including easy-to-use online booking, payment tools and accident insurance coverage, that is fully paid for by Caribou.


“Recently we facilitated a survey and found that 77% of families are in need of childcare support over the summer months and a vast majority are looking for at-home care versus daycares and other out-of-home solutions,” said Dinali de-Silva, Caribou co-founder. “We provide a great option for flexible care when schedules get complicated. For families who aren’t going to be sending their children to summer camps, Caribou offers full and part-time care options that are customized, convenient and affordable.”


Started by working moms, Caribou’s mission is to provide high-quality childcare that’s easy to set up, affordable and customized for each families’ individual needs. Caribou provides the highest quality of care at affordable rates.


“Finding summer childcare has always been such a headache with all the different schedules,” said Maggie Orlow of Gilbert. “Booking summer care on Caribou has been super easy and I’m able to find moms in my community who are able to provide really flexible care that suits my family’s needs.”


Caribou has a dedicated team that conducts interviews and scrutinizes all care providers including an identity verification check and extensive background check prior to starting care. On average, Caribou care providers have 10 or more years of experience in the childcare space. Online matching is essential to connecting families with caregivers who share common ideas and strategies for child-rearing. 


“With my son out of school, I needed to find childcare for the summer,” said Veronica Smithers of Peoria. “I’m very excited about using Caribou especially because we found a local mom with kids in the same age range and with similar interests.”


Since launching Caribou in October, more than 200 stay-at-home moms across Metro Phoenix are providing safe and personalized in home care for children. Caribou childcare services are currently available in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Mesa Tempe, Chandler, Gilbert, Glendale and Peoria.


Caribou is currently offering an introductory deal for families to try Caribou with an $100 discount on their first bookings through the Caribou app.


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