Carefully - Playdates & Care

20 reviews
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About this app

Why Carefully?
With Carefully, you're not getting a sitter, you're getting a play date! Carefully is an easy way to build a network of parents you know and trust to share care, redefining the traditional 'care circle' model for the digital age.

It's fun! Its easy! You deserve it!
>> Your kids get to play with friends they know and love.
>> It's easy to connect and coordinate with other parents.
>> Save money on childcare and take care of yourself too.

How it works:

You’re in control, adding only the people you trust and know to your network, and deciding which care requests to accept. Invite your friends, neighbors, family or connect with other families and caregivers by joining private Carefully Groups.

Carefully knows when you’re available, so you only get requests when you want them. By syncing with your iOS or Google calendar and setting your availability, Carefully effortlessly manages requests based on your up-to-date schedule.

Search across your trusted network to find care exactly when you need it, anytime. You’ll see who’s available, as well as the general availability of who isn’t… Let Carefully take the guesswork out of coordinating playdates!

The more you give the more you earn. Carefully keeps your karma in balance by rewarding you for hosting play dates.

Carefully Groups are a great way to expand your network by connecting to other parents in school, local organizations and clubs, sports teams, and more. Use a group code to join, or easily create your own group anytime. Great for big and small groups alike!

Carefully’s Inbox lets parents privately chat within the app for organizing playdates, sharing pickup/drop-off details, pictures or video, or simply staying in touch. Carefully also notifies you about upcoming events and playdates to keep you on schedule.

From art and music to storytime and cooking, Carefully hosts weekly free online activities to keep your kids entertained, active, and learning.
Updated on
May 31, 2024

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
Personal info and App info and performance
This app may collect these data types
Location, Personal info and 6 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

20 reviews
A Person
January 17, 2023
The app is too new so it's empty of surrounding members to assist with its purpose. It would be more helpful if we could search the map but instead, it advises us to add our contacts to find members, which is redundant. It has groups to join but, the members are out of state and no one is grouped locally. Hopefully this can improve in time soon. Parents and kids really need the support!
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Carefully, Inc
January 17, 2023
Thanks for the feedback. It does take time to build up the network in different local areas. You can also use the community finder feature to find people who are located within your local area. Reach out to support for more info and support.
Margaret Allen
September 28, 2023
Exactly what we're looking for! Clean and easy to use app to keep track of and schedule sharing sits with other families. A future enhancement may be to allow more control and override how many karma hours a sit is worth based on each group's rules.
23 people found this review helpful
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Carefully, Inc
September 29, 2023
Thanks so much for the review. We are glad that Carefully is working out for you. Thanks for the suggestion on Karma care. Let us know if you have other ideas or feedback! We take all of the feedback to heart.
Chris Rooney
May 19, 2021
This helped me find a great local group to share child care with, really cool
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What's new

— Beta Release - Integration with Virna AI - virtual parenting assistant
— Trust+ flow enhancements
— Facebook authorisation enabled
— General bug-fixes in Calendar, Events, Groups, User Profile & Onboarding