How Easel Works
Once I hit “Get in Touch Now” what happens?
One of our representatives will reach out to you in order to assist you with your needs. We have relationships with various reputable childcare centers that provide high-quality education and care and we can work with you to accommodate your needs for care- even at the last minute.
Why Easel? Why not just use one of those on call nanny/babysitter services?
How do you select your centers?
We aim to help parents get quality center-based child care with the convenience we expect in this digitally connected world. With that in mind we are stringent about what child care centers are present on our platform. We only work with centers that are 1) Licensed and in good standing; 2) trusted by hundreds of parents; and 3) have a great reputation.
How much do you charge?
It depends on which center and for how long you need care. The prices are set by the child care centers themselves and each center has a different pricing schedule. Some have only full day drop-in fees and some have half day options. We will let you know the rate up front before you book so there are no surprises.
How do I pay?
We will send you an invoice electronically to your email. You can then pay by credit card or Paypal.
Center-based Childcare BASICS
My child has never been to a childcare center, is there anything I can do to prepare them?
Does my child need to be immunized?
Yes, a child's immunization record is required at the time of enrollment.
What about Medications?
Please let us know during the booking process if your child has special medication needs. If a center is comfortable administering the medication it’s important to note that you must bring the medication in its complete packaging with the prescription label on it.
Does the childcare provide meals/snacks?
It varies by center. We will make you aware of the center’s policy at the time of booking.
Do I need to tell the center about any allergies my child has?
Absolutely YES! For example, if you child has a nut allergy tell us at the time of booking and also remind the teachers when you show up at the center.
Can I extend the hours of my reservation after drop-off?
Please text/call at 617-651-0240 to let us know you need to do so. If you selected less than a full day we will likely just extend your purchase to a full day rate and invoice you for the difference. However, please be sure to show up before closing hours of the center. If you show up late a $1/min late fee will apply.
“Highly Recommend! We used Easel and our girls absolutely have loved each of the centers that Easel has provided for us! It‘s super simple, very personalized and always a positive experience for our family. Our girls are three and five years old. We love receiving the updates and pictures throughout the day which offer total peace of mind to us as parents. When we pick up our excited girls who are always excited to tell us all about the activities, it’s a wonderful thing!”
- Will Sanchez , Father of two girls, Technology Entrepreneur & Lecturer at MIT
- Shirley Cardona , Mother of two girls and VP of Sales at EF