Dearest Provider FAQ

What is Dearest?

Dearest is an on-demand marketplace for educational childcare providers. We call the providers “Dearests” as they (you) are uniquely positioned to be providing intellectual stimulation and mentorship for the little ones while providing excellent childcare. We are here to set a new standard of childcare where the little ones have access to quality enrichment and role models.

 

What is the educational focus of dearest?

Eventually, we would love to cover everything educational. However, in the beginning, to communicate our offering clearly, we are starting with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) activities. We believe that the selected members have the background and intelligence to create and carry out age-appropriate STEM activities, and will be providing guidelines, inspiration, and optional training.

 

What would i be expected to do as a dearest?

Dearests will be setting up their own profiles on our platform. You will be expected to set your own hourly charge, set up your calendar, prepare your signature STEM activities. When parents see your profile, they will request sessions through our platform. You will receive a text and email asking you to accept the request. Once you accept the request on our platform, you are expected to be at the agreed place and the agreed time and provide STEM activity-based childcare. Once the session is over, you are expected to share a quick report for the parents and future providers. You would also be asked to rate the experience, which will help us ensure great working environment for the Dearest providers. The session request can only be made for the time you are available on your calendar, so you will be expected to accept the job unless there are emergencies.

 

HOW CAN YOU ENSURE THAT DEAREST PROVIDERS HAVE ACCESS TO GREAT PARENTS?

We have a unique rating system for the providers to give feedback on the families. We will only be working with parents who are rated well by you and other providers. To keep our best providers on our platform, we will do our best to host a platform where you can connect with great families who appreciate your talent and what you have to offer.

 

WOULD I BE AN EMPLOYEE OF DEAREST?

No. We are a marketplace featuring your profile and availability for the parents to access. You can set your own price and time that you would like to work, so you will be an independent service provider. That said, we are creating a community of intelligent educators and like-minded people passionate about inspiring kids. Therefore, your feedback and participation in creating a world-class service will be greatly appreciated.

 

HOW DO I GET PAID ONCE I AM A DEAREST? 

You will receive a check based on your registered address that you provided us with once you've completed a session. If you are a Citibank Card holder, the money will be wired to you. 

 

If you have any further questions you want to clarify, please reach out to us at community@dearest.io