Wyndy, a mobile app that connects parents to college babysitters, will go live Nov. 15 in Chattanooga. Local parents can join the community and experience the "simplicity and ease" of modern babysitting.
Wyndy leverages technology to enable parents to find, book and pay sitters all within one platform. Each Wyndy (babysitter) is heavily vetted and attends a top-tier local college.
Chattanooga native Ginger Mayfield and her husband Tommy founded Wyndy out of a desire to solve problems they experienced personally when trying to find and book babysitters. The app launched in Birmingham in March of 2017 and, in eight months, has helped thousands of parents in Birmingham eliminate the hassles associated with finding reliable childcare. Wyndy opened up two additional markets—Nashville, Tenn. and Tuscaloosa, Al. on Oct. 15. Wyndy will launch four additional cities on Nov. 15: Mobile, Ala.; Chattanooga, Memphis, and Charlottesville, Va.
“We understand first-hand the hectic lives of parents with young children, and we created Wyndy to shift the way parents and college students meet and interact,” said Ms. Mayfield, founder of Wyndy. “We’re thrilled to expand to the Chattanooga area offering a tech-first solution to the frustrations that come with finding reliable childcare.”
The process is streamlined — parents post a babysitting job with a chosen hourly rate, Wyndys apply for openings that fit their schedule and parents securely pay sitters through the app when jobs are complete. Parents also have the opportunity to browse all sitter profiles, filter by preferences and offer jobs directly to a curated list of Wyndys.
This service provides a mutually-beneficial opportunity as undergraduate and graduate students looking for flexible work while in school can make a viable income, build their resume and connect with local families by becoming a Wyndy, said officials.
Parents and qualified Wyndy applicants can download the app for free by visiting Wyndy.com or directly through the App Store or Google Play.