CHARLESTON, S.C., May 18, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NannyPod is opening across the USA to help nanny agencies, daycare centers and stay-at-home moms offer on-demand childcare services.

NannyPod, the software platform and app for babysitting and leads for nanny agencies is recruiting Local Area Managers (LAMs) in the USA. “Providing our software platform to local nanny agencies, daycare centers and moms who want to work from home will make it even easier for families to instantly access childcare via their mobile device,” said Keith Dickey, Chief Executive of Locate Your Care. “The expansion will increase NannyPod’s client base substantially and geographical footprint across the continental US.”

There are no franchise fees to managers but instead NannyPod has a basic set up fee, software subscription and marketing kit, all of which are a low barrier to entry to this $30 billion industry. Managers must apply to use the platform but can then access recruitment and background check software, e-signing of documents, the scheduling and payment app, as well as full automatic payment of fees. Local digital marketing is included, so onboarding babysitters, nannies and infant night nurses is simple. Managers pay for background checks, but then earn money each time sitters work. They also earn money from in-person family consults, and keep any nanny placement leads. Managers can earn fees for such placements which run about $750 per nanny match to over several thousand dollars, depending on the candidate and location.

“Our platform simplifies operations for nanny agencies and child daycare centers, and helps them earn more money,” stated Mimi Franco, VP of Business Development. “The software combines all of the features you need to run an on-demand childcare business, it’s great for babysitting groups, moms groups, teachers, community associations, vacation resorts and entrepreneurs. The all-in-one solution for childcare businesses includes a safe secure app for parents and sitters. NannyPod will soon be in available in every town and city across the USA,” says Franco. “Parents can schedule sitters, infant care with Registered Nurses and even in-person consults to determine their exact childcare requirements.”

NannyPod’s plan is to scale across the USA, then to Canada, the UK, Australia and New Zealand. The company presented at 1 Million Cups in Charleston SC in September 2017. (Read more about it here)

The City of Charleston’s Tech Business Development group has been helping NannyPod with its strategy and growth. “We connect promising companies, like NannyPod, with investors, innovators and local resources. This merger is a good sign, and we hope that NannyPod will anchor its corporate headquarters right here,” said Gary Breit, Director of Technology Business Development. “The company will create more jobs, both at the childcare level, and on a corporate level. The rapid growth of our tech-based businesses add a vibrancy and financial strength to this wonderful city. We look forward to watching the company expand and helping take it to the next level!”

Kevin Hedges, NannyPod co-founder and Managing Partner of Hedges Capital LP, is elated to see the company scale. Hedges Capital was the original funding source in 2014, and has been instrumental in the direction of the company. Mr. Hedges commented that “We are excited about making access to nannies, babysitters and night nurses easier than ever across the USA, while locally handling all screening. NannyPod allows families to get Childcare Tax Credits, helping them save money. It’s a game-changer for nanny agencies, daycare centers, and for parents and sitters alike.”

Families, sitters and nanny agencies interested in learning more about the company can visit www.NannyPod.com

Notes to Editors and Journalists About NannyPod
NannyPod, one of the leading babysitter services and software companies in the South East, provides turn-key technology for on-demand childcare throughout the USA. NannyPod is the only babysitter and nanny company based in Charleston SC that has local area managers. It allows families to request sitters on-demand and get responses instantly on the app. NannyPod families may receive IRS childcare tax credits when using its in-home childcare services or possibly pay with a Dependent Care FSA. NannyPod uses technology partners to operate, including the NannyPod App, Stripe, DocuSign, Workable, Calendly, Zoho, LS Screening, QuickBooks, Perkville, ICapture, MindBody Online and Intuit Payroll. NannyPod currently operates in CA, CO, FL, GA, KY, MD, MO, NC, OK, SC, TX.

Contact Information
Kevin N. Hedges, CFO
NannyPod
843-819-3840
info@nannypod.com

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