Peninsula & South Bay

A vetted counselor in your home whenever you need one.

Questions? Comments? Reach out to your local Directors, Emma, Shannon, and Trevor!

Call or text: 650-268-5764 |

How It Works

Pair up with another family

Expand your pod up to 4 children (grades K-7) from any number of families when a parent is in the home, and up to 2 families when parents are out and about. How you divvy up costs with the other family is up to you.

Looking for a pod? Let us know! We'll connect you with other local families looking to pair up.

book a counselor online

Use the filters below to find available counselors who meet all your needs. Book a counselor for any number of refundable days, Monday-Friday.

Full Days ($380) cover 8 hours of care, lunch, snacks, and all materials.

Half Days ($200) cover 4 hours of afternoon care, snacks, and all materials.

counselor comes to you

Our counselor shows up at your home for 4 hours (1-5pm) or 8 hours (exact times between 8 am and 6 pm are confirmed in the booking process).

They’ll help with distance learning (when relevant), lead activities, and even get food delivered included in the fee.

Start Booking

Or find your pod! If you're looking for families to pair up with, we might be able to help. Just fill out this Family Interest form letting us know. If we hear from anyone else in your area with similar interests, we'll connect you!

Before you book, check out some of the important details.

$380/day covers up to 8 hours of care in your home for up to 4 children in K-7th grade, including lunch and snacks. $200/day covers up to 4 hours of care in your home from 1pm to 5pm for up to 4 children in K-7th grade, including snacks only. If you’re sharing the cost with another family, you will need to coordinate reimbursement yourselves, or you can alternate which family pays for bookings through our system. 

Before reserving a Counselor, carefully read their bio and review their “tags” to make sure they work in your neighborhood/city and fit ALL of the criteria that is important to you and the Counselor. You can filter on these tags by selecting 'More Filter Options' on the left hand side of our booking page. If your child will require medication during the day or in the event of an emergency (like an Epi-Pen), you must select a Counselor with the appropriate Health Certification tag (otherwise they cannot administer medication), unless a Parent / Guardian will be in the home at all times during service to administer medication if necessary.

If you need multiple dates, click "Select Appointments" for the first date you need, and you will be able to add additional dates that the Counselor is available on the next screen. While you can only reserve dates approximately one month out, if things are working out well with your Counselor you’ll be given the option to extend your dates. 

For Counselors who are available for half-day AND full-day bookings, the base rate for their appointments will be $200, which covers the afternoon hours only (1-5pm). You will have the option to add “AM School Support & Lunch” to your reservation for an additional $180 per booking, for a total of $380 per day. Be sure to add the AM option for all dates that you need full-day care.

You can cancel free of charge for any reason by contacting your Director by 4pm the day prior to service. After 4pm, there will be a $100 cancellation fee on full-day bookings and $50 on half-day bookings in order to pay our Staff for a portion of  the missed booking.  

If you’re ready to reserve a Counselor, you can use the filters below and start browsing!

If you don’t see any appointments listed on the page, it means all of our Counselors are booked! But don’t worry, we’re working hard to add more staff to our team, and we’ll contact you once we have more availability if you fill out our interest form:

Questions & comments? You can find contact information for the Director in your region or use our Knowledge Base to find answers to frequently asked questions (including answers to our COVID policies for Counselors at Home).

For general questions, you can contact Steve & Kate's HQ at or 415-389-KIDS.