Student Nannies was developed to create a space where parents can easily find and access childcare from students who volunteer their services. Tracey Blake, the founder and CEO of the platform, says, “It’s a service created for working parents by working parents, in a bid to make the juggle between being a parent and having a career just a little bit less of a struggle.”
The platform is also useful for students looking to earn extra income in a fulfilling, fun job alongside their studies. They sign up for free and make a profile to become visible for local parents looking for a babysitter or after-school childcare help. They can set their own hours and rates, allowing maximum flexibility around their studies and giving them ownership over their services.
Payment is made through the platform and public liability insurance is included for Student Nannies on every job.
Where does Yoti come in?
Of course, safety is of paramount importance to Student Nannies and it has taken many measures to ensure that all students taking jobs are verified. So we’ve partnered with Student Nannies to help make the platform as safe as possible – all student nannies are ID checked and verified by Yoti, followed by a background check and an interview by a parent or teacher.
As the sharing economy grows, people are initiating interaction through the internet now more than ever. Student Nannies is one of many great innovations that allows people to connect with each other to provide a good or service. With this, online verification becomes increasingly important, as it’s a way to know exactly who you’re talking to before meeting in person and making any kind of exchange.
We look forward to Student Nannies changing the way parents find flexible childcare and helping students find more employment opportunities outside their studies!