Paying for child care with Daycare Owl

Daycare Owl for Parents

How it Works

Daycare Owl is free to register for parents. Create profiles for your children. Parents pay for payment processing fees, there is no fee charged for cash or check transactions. Cash and check are paid directly to the child care facility

Search for child care facilities in your area, favorite daycares . Daycares you favorite can see the children listed in your care, and invoice you for care. Please ensure you have all paperwork on file with child care facility, before you start booking.

Pay for recurring care, or book on-demand spots directly from the daycare shop page. Child care facilities can now offer recurring hourly, daily, weekly care, weekend care and more. Get automated receipts and reports for FSA and Taxes.

How to pay for child care through Daycare Owl

On-demand and recurring care with Daycare owl.

Care that meets the needs of parents.

On-Demand Care: Parents can book one-time spots on an hourly, daily and weekly basis. This is ideal for parents who want flexible child care with no contracts. They can take that unexpectedly available work shift!

Recurring Care: Pay directly on a weekly basis or for one-time charges like deposits. Set-up auto pay and never miss a payment. Ideal for parents who have consistent recurring care on a full-time or part-time care. Pay with ACH, credit card, cash or check.

Step 1: Register with Daycare Owl

Go to the Sign-in/Sign-up and register for free.

Daycare Owl sign-in/sign-up page.

Step 2: Add your children

Create a profile for your children using their first name. Add their age and let providers know about any allergies or special needs.

You must create a child profile to book care. Invoices and on-demand spots are associated with the child’s profile.

Search for daycares near you.

Didn’t find care in your area?

Any licensed child care facility can join Daycare Owl for free. We’ve grown organically. Share Daycare Owl in your local groups, and daycares will join!

Daycares near me

Step 4: Favorite

Favorite daycares that you want to work with or are already working with. Once you favorite a daycare it will show up in your parent dashboard.

You must favorite a daycare provider to book and pay for recurring care.

Favorite daycares near you

Paying for Recurring Care

Once your profile is complete and you have added the daycare as a favorite, inform your provider. They can now start sending you invoices.

Parents can set up auto pay, pay for deposits, recurring care and more.

Parents have the ability to approve invoices weekly even when auto-pay is set-up.

Parents can pay online through the platform or pay with cash/check at the facility. Please note: not all facilities accept cash and check.

Parents receive automated receipts and reports provided for FSA and taxes.

Year end reporting for parents

Booking On-demand Care

Before you book any spots, please tour the facility and place paperwork on files with providers. Daycare paperwork can be found on the Provider’s Daycare Owl page.

Once you have forms on file, you can start booking. Go the facility page and scroll down to open spots.

Book on-demand child care

Select the spot(s) you want to book. Assign a child to the spot and request the spot.

Assign a chiild to a spot

Checkout the spot. The provider will approve or deny your spot. See fees and cancellation polices below. Please note not all providers accept cash.

Checkout on-demand spots.

Fees, refunds, & cancellation policy

It is free for parents and providers to register with Daycare Owl. Daycare Owl charges a card fee of 4.4%+.10¢ for on-demand spots and 2.9%+.30¢ on invoiced payments. There is no charge for cash or check payments.

A platform with a cause

Lack of access to affordable childcare is crippling the economy. It certainly holds minorities and single parents back. Daycare Owl is here to fix this socio-economic issue with technology.

Our goal is to bridge the growing gap between parents and licensed child care providers by helping parents find care in real-time for free. Daycare Owl has given daycares the capability to segment the full week into hourly slots. Daycares can also offer special weekend care, overnight care, evening care, and more.

Daycares are the most affordable childcare choice because they operate on an economy of scale. Increased and consistent business keeps daycare rates low.

The world of affordable and available child care has just expanded with Daycare Owl. We can’t wait to see the difference it makes in the lives of children, mothers, fathers, providers, employers, and the economy as a whole. 

Welcome to the child care revolution!

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