Parents go crazy for babysitting app
It has only been launched for nine weeks, but Rebecca Dredge is planning for international success with the creation of her new babysitting app Kiddo.
Dredge, who comes from a finance background, says Kiddo is Australia's first babysitting app that offers instant booking with no subscription fees while listing relevant qualifications, and allowing parents to leave reviews and ratings for babysitters.
"I really wanted something to be there for parents that was instant," says the Brisbane mother of two. "It's also designed to empower women and support women in business and lift babysitters.
"Every week it grows. So far we've had close to 400 bookings in the nine weeks since launching and over 1300 registered users across south-east Queensland."
Kiddo currently operates in Toowoomba, Gold Coast, Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast with plans to expand nationally.
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