Komae: Cooperative Childcare Solution

Share the Care Within Your Trusted Network

Critical Workforces During COVID-19

Komae is a cooperative childcare app that provides an important care management option for healthcare workers, first responders, and those working for essential businesses. On Komae, parents swap ‘Komae Points’ as a way to manage and coordinate care for their children within a trusted network.

Click on one of the buttons below to learn how you can bring Komae to your workforce whether you are the leader of an essential service organization or one of the working parents within it.

Employers

Click to access the tools we’ve created and set your organization up on Komae within minutes.

Working Parents

Click to learn more, to be the hero, and to help your colleagues get setup using Komae within minutes.

Old School Co-op. Modern Day App.

Families Joined

Groups Created

Dollars Saved

How it works.

I sit for you. You sit for me. We don’t pay for sitters anymore. Don’t have enough time to return the favor to your friends? No worries. In a difficult season like this one, we want to make sure that time and money is not a barrier to families getting the care that they need from their village. In light of that, between now and April 15, 2020, we are giving 10 free Komae points (which essentially amounts to 10 hours of free babysitting), to any Komae family with a point balance under 10 that requests them. Learn more here.

Friends

Send friend requests to connect with people you know and trust.

Groups

Create a group on the app and invite your colleagues to join.

Requests

The app alerts your Village when you post a request for care.

Availability

Let others know when you are free, encouraging them to post a sit.

Privacy

Your personal info visible only to people on your approved friends list.

Point Bank

The app automates point transfers & shows you how much $$ saved!
Build Your Babysitting Coop Profile with the Komae App

Your Profile

Think of your profile like a digital sitter info sheet.

List your kids’ favorite foods, allergies, nap schedules. List the breed and habits of your pets. Anything to help your friends and sitters give the best care to your family.

Add your address so they can navigate to your house, your phone number so they can easily call or text, and an alternate contact in case they can’t reach you.

This information is kept 100% secure. It’s only visible to people on your approved friends list.

Build a Village

Your Village is your circle of trust. Your people. 

Your babysitting co-op is centered around you. Only people on your approved friend list can see your profile and your posts.

You can connect with others on the app via one-to-one friend requests OR you can create groups for your colleagues to find each other more easily. If your organization is quite large, consider making some smaller groups based on department or the location of your homes.

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Schedule Sits

Ask Once. Everybody hears you.

Stop texting around to find a sitter. The waiting game isn’t just frustrating. It’s inefficient.

When you post a need on Komae, we will notify your entire village. If they’re available, they can tap to offer. Watch for those offers to come in. Choose the one that’s best for you and make it to your scheduled shifts at work.

You can also post when you’re available to help your colleagues. This is a great way to get the ball rolling for those who are new to Komae.

What are you waiting for?