After one quarter in operation, the Internet-based child care company NannyPod continues to grow rapidly, hiring 20 new employees.
“We are excited by the tremendous response to our service and hiring growth,” Katie Tumbleston, NannyPod's founder and chief executive officer, said. “NannyPod is providing a solution to pent-up demand for quality sitting and nanny services underpinned by the efficiency and transparency of web-based tools.”
The company provides contact information for babysitters through an app. NannyPod's employees are fully vetted and have CPR training and other certifications. The service is available to families in the Charleston, Daniel Island, Mount Pleasant, Sullivan’s Island, Isle of Palms, James Island, Johns Island, Kiawah Island and Seabrook Island areas.
In the third quarter of 2015, NannyPod expects to add another 30 employees. By January 2016, the company plans to expand services into the Charlotte, North Carolina area.
"NannyPod’s creation and expansion throughout the Charleston area was driven by families who were finding it difficult to get a babysitter and cover their needs 100 percent of the time. Parents talked and we listened,” Tumbleston said.
NannyPod also has partnered with software firm PeopleMatter.
"We are thrilled to be partnered with NannyPod, a company that is revolutionizing the world of on-demand child care," PeopleMatter CEO Nate DaPore said.
NannyPod employee Jordan Trgovac said she was proud to be part of a company that has improved the way the babysitting industry works – both for families and sitters.”
"It’s a win-win situation," she said. "I set my own availability, get more work and families know they always have a sitter.”
Parents who use NannyPod can claim child care credits for using the service, and payment can be made using employer-provided dependent care flexible spending accounts.
Tumbleston, a 10-year veteran of the nannying industry, has a master's degree in public administration. For more information on her company, visit www.NannyPod.com.