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ilk helps families create pods and hire educators to ensure children stay ahead of the curve

The pandemic is wrecking the public school system and child care industry. It’s time for something new.
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Over 100 families are looking in the San Francisco Bay Area right now

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What's a pod?

Parents are banding together with nearby families to set up pandemic bubbles, and hire teachers to join their pods. Nation-wide, all types of families are creating a new education system that works for them.
Get your pod started
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The new pandemic school

Schools will remain closed in the fall. Now what? Create your own home-based learning classroom for your child and others from the neighborhood from a family’s spare room or backyard.
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A safer option with nanny shares

Not ready for preschool? Find other nearby families and nannies to create your ideal nanny share, based on your care needs.

Vetted teachers and nannies

We know how stressful it can be to search and find the perfect caregiver. We interview and reference-check all providers before connecting them with you.
Valerie, preschool teacher
Preschool teacher
8 years experience
Barbara, nanny
4 years experience

What parents say

“ilk was a big help with setting up my share care. Both families are so happy to have met Ingrid and to have our child care situation figured out.”
Andrea E
Andrea E, San Francisco

How it works

Create your family profile
Let other families and providers know your preferred age range, schedule, start date, budget, and more.
Like or pass on pod families
See family profiles in your area and Like or Pass on them. You’ll get connected with mutual Likes.
Connect with a teacher or nanny
We’ll connect you with teachers and nannies whom we’ve personally interviewed and reference-checked.

About us

We’re ilk, a team of child care experts. We’ve got years of experience starting early learning & child care programs, recruiting educators, and connecting families with their dream provider.
Malea Gadoury
Brian Park
Jake Harding
Are you a teacher or nanny?