Trusted offers busy parents a new and better child care experience

By Editor September 1, 2015

Trusted mobile

Parents can now have peace of mind while conveniently finding and scheduling vetted and experienced child care

SAN FRANCISCO, California, September 1, 2015 – Starting today, Trusted offers San Francisco parents a quick and easy way to discover and schedule highly vetted, trained, and qualified child care providers — when and where they are needed. Through the Trusted mobile app, parents arrange and confirm child care appointments, including same day, at the push of a button. Created by parents, Trusted offers peace of mind and convenience to busy on-the-go parents searching for excellent and safe child care.

“Finding quality child care has been a big sore spot for me and my wife as working parents. We’re at ease only when we know that our two year old is being cared for by someone trustworthy and knowledgeable. That’s what led to Trusted,” said Anand Iyer, Trusted CEO and Founder. “Our staff of vetted, qualified, and experienced child care providers offer parents peace of mind when it comes to amazing care for their needed date and time.”

Discovering and scheduling a qualified child care provider is cited by parents as one of the most difficult, time consuming, and stressful challenges they face on a regular basis — made even harder when care is needed with little notice. Trusted frees parents from the exhaustive process of identifying, screening, scheduling, and paying child care providers (and ensuring applicable state and federal payroll taxes are withheld). For parents searching for great child care, Trusted offers assistance whether for recurring or ad hoc needs. Especially helpful is that parents can secure child care on short notice, such as when existing coverage is suddenly unavailable, or when a child is too sick to go to school. In minutes, parents are able to find and confirm child care through Trusted.

“We’re brand new parents and needed daytime care for our infant daughter. We posted job notices, reviewed responses, interviewed, and screened candidates,” said Rick Witham, parent of a 3-month old and Trusted user. “Not only was this extraordinarily time consuming, but we weren’t able to find a provider who met our needs. The experience was immensely frustrating. We then tried Trusted and immediately found trustworthy and reliable providers who have been caring for our daughter on a daily basis for the past seven weeks.”

Trusted’s child care providers are experienced, vetted, trained, and continuously coached to ensure a nurturing, fun, and safe experience when with your child. All child care providers undergo a mandatory detailed background check to include a Social Security identity validation; a search against the County, National, and Federal Criminal databases; a search against the sex offender list and terrorist watchlist; as well a search against DMV records in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Further, Trusted child care providers are interviewed and referenced checked, as well as verified to ensure each carries a valid CPR certification and is immunized for TDAP, MMR, Varicella, and Influenza. Many Trusted providers are registered nurses and nursing students.

“We’ve always struggled to find last minute child care for our son,” said Jessica Callahan, parent of a 2-year old and Trusted user. “Trusted has been an amazing resource for our family by allowing us to quickly secure fabulous child care providers we feel comfortable leaving our son with.”

“I love that with Trusted I can focus on delivering great child care. I have the flexibility to choose when I want to work and get notified for appointments with amazing families only for those times,” said Cassie Hodges, Trusted Child Care Provider. “I receive feedback following each appointment, as well as ongoing training and coaching. It’s great to feel that level of support and commitment.”

Just in time for back to school, Trusted is launching today in San Francisco with selective access to reduce parents’ stress when it comes to finding qualified child care. New users can download the app and request access today at While currently serving San Francisco, Trusted will soon be available across the Bay Area and in additional cities.

About Trusted
Trusted offers parents a new and better child care experience. San Francisco parents can quickly and easily discover and schedule vetted, trained, and qualified child care providers via an app on their smartphone. Created by parents, Trusted offers peace of mind and convenience to busy parents searching for quality and safe child care.

Trusted is based in San Francisco and backed by leading investors to include: Metamorphic Ventures, Slow Ventures, Techstars Ventures, KPCB Edge, Great Oaks Ventures, and the Haystack Fund. Visit here to learn more: