CHARLESTON, S.C., Sept. 01, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NannyPod, a key participant at the DIG South tech conference in April 2016, is quickly capturing a large volume of the babysitting and nannying market. “It’s time that all local nanny agencies and babysitting services had the best technology at a reasonable cost,” said Katie Tumbleston, CEO. “The NannyPod software platform will have all the tools you need to run an efficient tech driven nanny or sitter business.”
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The software platform for nanny agencies and babysitting services will provide an easy to use dashboard and mobile app. Creative tools like geo-tagging sitters, registering families, doing background checks, scheduling, automating payments, group texting, and a reward points program are planned. It will launch in early 2017, allowing agencies to run an ‘Uber of childcare’ in their city. Locally vetted childcare coupled with NannyPod’s technology brings convenience to families, and growth potential for agencies to a whole new level.
“Most nanny agencies and babysitting services are using basic scheduling and invoicing software, or just a calendar, spreadsheet and contact list,” stated Katie Tumbleston. “Our inexpensive software builds all of this and more into one platform. It helps businesses capture massive extra market share, increasing their growth and profits,” says Tumbleston who is a ‘nouveau-entrepreneur’ of the tech boom in Charleston SC and holds a Masters in Public Administration. Parents have registered in droves across Charleston to use NannyPod’s convenient tech driven service for date nights, weddings, regular part time care, and full time childcare coverage while they work.
NannyPod’s goal is to reach 1000 locations across the USA. The software will be built by Lucey Technology, and funded by a $1M Regulation D 506(c) investment round. ((Read more about it here))
Elite Nannies and Sitters, a top tier nanny agency based in Charleston, South Carolina mentioned that they will be keeping a keen eye on the development. “We have been providing in home care and full time, and part time nannies for many years. NannyPod’s software will immensely facilitate our services,” said Carmen Shaw, Owner. “It will simplify our operations, leaving us more time to tend to our clients and expand our business. I am excited to see the NannyPod dashboard and try out its tools in 2017. It’s just what we need!”
Ian Lucey, Investor of the Lucey Fund, a Deloitte 50 Rising Star and Founder of Ireland’s fastest growing tech company, who recently visited Charleston SC for Startup Grind is a key component in the investment round and software build. Mr. Lucey commented that “We are truly excited to be involved in NannyPod and its rapid growth. Parents spend a vast amount of money on childcare, and NannyPod will certainly add a huge convenience factor to this industry.”
“As we build this software platform, we will make it intuitive and very user friendly for agencies, parents, sitters and nannies. It will integrate nicely with other platforms too like SalesForce, QuickBooks, Constant Contact and your calendars. Sending group text messages to staff and setting availability will be extremely easy,” stated Ken Haigh, CTO Consultant for NannyPod. “As a parent myself, I can visualize what the end user requires,” says Haigh, a well versed software geek who held previous positions at PeopleMatter, Blackbaud, Intellisync, Lotus and now runs Radioactive.io. “NannyPod software will calculate pay down to the minute, so there is no awkwardness. Think Uber, but replace the driver with a sitter or nanny who has been fully interviewed, background checked and screened locally.”
Families, potential sitters, nanny agencies and investors 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 one time and recurring long-term in-home childcare throughout Charleston, South Carolina via an app. NannyPod is the only babysitter and nanny company based in Charleston SC that allows families to see availability in real time and request sitters on demand instantly on the app. NannyPod allows families to receive IRS childcare tax credits when using its in-home childcare services or pay with a Dependent Care FSA. NannyPod uses technology partners to operate, including DocuSign, Workable, Calendly, SalesForce, LS Screening, QuickBooks, Perkville, ICapture, MindBody Online and Intuit Payroll.
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