It is always difficult to find a babysitter that matches your requirements. It is also difficult for a babysitter to find a family which matches their criteria.
Arcus, in cooperation with the Service National de la Jeunesse, is coordinating a nation-wide service in which they are closely collaborating with the respective partner organisations and communal services of the respective communes.
Together they provide the platform to help connect parents and babysitters.


babysitting home page platform is a web application built to help parents and babysitters connect and manage appointments. By collaborating with the local partners and communal services it is able to verify the identity of its users, parents and baybsitters alike. Only after being verified are the users able to create and receive babysitting requests. This is something that sets apart from its "competitors".

The verified parents can approach all babysitters and send them individual babysitting requests. When a babysitter receives a request, they will be notified via sms, e-mail or the dashboard. At this point they can simply accept it if they are interested, after which they will have to get in touch with the parents via the provided telephone or e-mail contact information in order to discuss further details (transport, ground rules, payment).

At the end of the session the babysitter will be paid in cash and their respective local partner will validate the experience points automatically calculated and gained through this session. These experience points are used to gradually raise their babysitting rate.

Technologies used in building this application


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