As a working mother with small children, it was always a struggle for Shan Riku to find good options for backup care when her primary daycare is closed. She didn’t have family members around to help. Also, hiring a babysitter was overwhelming and was significantly more expensive than a daycare. One day, she decided to call up other daycares to see if they could take in her son just for one day. To her surprise, she found many open spots at licensed daycares near her. Her college friend Rob Kwok and Shan decided to found Spot Daycare to solve this gap: to provide more affordable, high-quality, and on-demand childcare options to families and to help daycares fill their temporary open spots. Inspired by the mission and as someone who had faced the same challenges finding care for his daughter during extended holidays, Agam Patel joined the team.
To date, Spot Daycare has facilitated thousands of bookings for families in need of affordable, high-quality on-demand childcare while helping daycares earn extra income.