ShareAbode connects single parents for opportunities to “co-live” together, helping them share the load of rent and living expenses while also gaining support and friendship.
Founded in Sydney in 2014, Juggle Street connects families with ‘local helpers’ and has grown to 46,000 users across Australia.
While printed newsletters were once the rage, schools are now embracing tools like The Skool Loop App to help them communicate better with parents.
The Government is introducing a New Child Care Package that will offer better support to parents who work outside the normal 9-5.
Divvito is aiming to make co-parenting communication easier by, as Wendy explained, “bringing the benefits of email to instant messaging”.
Sittr has developed an app that allows busy parents to discover, book, and pay for verified babysitters and nannies at an affordable price.
To make it cheaper for parents to hire while also enabling parents with unused equipment lying around to make some extra cash is Melbourne startup Tree Hut Village.
To help parents connect with others in their school or local community willing to lend a helping hand is Hobart startup AirParents.
Providing parents an easy way to introduce STEM to their kids, Amazon has launched STEM Club, a monthly subscription box filled with STEM toys.
Jugglr is an app helping stay-at-home mothers connect with others in their local area and offer each other their professional services.
Out & About Baby aims to help new parents find their closest, cleanest, and most comfortable parent facilities, to help make venturing out easy.
Kizkaz has created two products; the first is an app for mothers, helping them organise activities, find recipes, shop, and communicate with other mothers. It includes Genie, an on-demand personal assistant, to help them do research and make bookings, and includes a Childcare feed, which connects to the second product, Kizkaz Observation. Observation is a platform for childcare centres, allowing centres to keep track of forms, plan their days, and take pictures, videos, and notes about kids to share with parents.
Mandi Gunsberger understands what it takes to turn a blog into an engaging, market-leading brand. She founded Babyology, a product-focused blog for Australian parents, back in April 2007. Fast forward seven years, and Babyology has the second-most engaged Facebook page in Australia, according to Social Pulse.
Whenever I read about baby boomers being virulent tech adopters, I tend to shake my head, because my almost thirty self desperately wants to be the centre of the tech world, even though boomers have more money than I do to buy these gadgets, so it only makes sense that they lead the way in the purchase of things such as Apple products.
Launched in September 2012, Our Children Australia is the nation’s first website providing separated parents with a platform to communicate and store information relating to their children in a secure and neutral environment.