Open your home and create a space for children to thrive, learn and grow.

Daybear makes it easy for you to provide child care in your own home. We help you get started and provide the tools and support so you can spend time with the children - it’s like a play-date, but you get paid!

We envision communities where neighbors, family, and friends have the ability to support each other in raising children, while also creating opportunities for the local economy.

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How it works

Quick and Affordable Start Up
  • We do all the work to get you licensed and prepared.
  • You pay us $150 to get started.
  • We pay the upfront costs (this is usually around $500) to get you licensed, we then collect that back from you after you earn your first check.
  • We can have you caring for a child as soon as 2 weeks from when we start.
Enriching and Nourishing Spaces
  • We help you plan your space with an expert child care designer.
  • We help you plan your curriculum, activities, meals and so on.
  • We give you your own web site and listing where you get to shine. (e.g.
  • Finally we help you find families and enroll children
Real Support and Organization
  • We provide the tools to help you with the business aspects such as enrollment, payments and billing, scheduling and so on.
  • We help you keep your curriculum relevant, meal plans fresh and children thriving.
  • We help you stay in compliance with in-person check-ins
  • We provide online and phone support for any questions or situations you might face.

In addition to above, Daybear provides Caregivers with $1M in liability insurance, and our team guides you to ensure your home will pass frequent inspections. When you are a Daybear Caregiver, parents know your home is a trusted, safe, nurturing, and accessible child care option where their child (or children) will thrive.

Daybear withholds 10% of Caregiver earnings, and the rest goes directly into your bank account so you can build and grow your business!

Meet Some of Our Caregivers


Allie's Daycare

Fresno, CA

Healthy & Happy

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Golden Gate Kids

San Francisco, CA

Play with a purpose.

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Pitter-Patter Daycare

Santa cruz, CA

Play, Stretch & Grow!

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Sunnyvale Pines Daycare

Sunnyvale, CA

Care for the First Years

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Nasali Preschool

Redwood City, CA

Bienvenus a Nasali Preschool.

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Star Kids Daycare

Cupertino, CA

Shine for all to see!

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Stockton, CA

Sounds of joy!

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San Mateo Station

San Mateo, CA

All Aboard!

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Kids House

El Cerrito, CA

We are going “green” with kids

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How Much Can I Make?

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Who are we?

We are you! We are parents who are tired of the lack of child care and support for caregivers. The first 5 years of our children’s lives are so critical so we are here to make sure they get the care they deserve.

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