Shared Childcare.
Made Easy.

Meet Voken, the free app that lets you share and arrange childcare with families you trust. Voken keeps things fair and simple and allows you to enjoy time off without the hassle and cost of finding a babysitter.

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    How it works

    Join Groups

    Join or create private groups with parents that you trust in your local area.

    Request Sits

    Post childcare needs and get notified of offers and requests from your groups.

    Earn Tokens

    Earn tokens when you help out friends and use your tokens for your own requests.

    Features

    Stay Organised

    Features

    Stay Organised

    Your Own Personal Feed

    View your upcoming sits and open requests in one place. Get notified of offers and requests from your groups so that you stay organised.

    Request sits anytime

    Hit the yellow + button and easily create your own requests anytime. Select a time and date and choose which groups you want to share with.

    Features

    Private Groups

    Features

    Private Groups

    Your Own Trusted Network

    All Voken groups are private and by invitation only so you can be sure you are only sharing childcare with those you know and trust.

    Create or Join a Group

    Create a new group or join an existing group by invitation from friends. Quickly and easily see which of your contacts are already using the app.

    Features

    Keep In Touch

    Features

    Keep In Touch

    Your Own Peace of Mind

    Quickly and easily keep in touch with friends during sits in case of any issues. Get notified of any messages for total peace of mind.

    Group and Individual Chats

    Chat with your groups or message your contacts one on one. Arrange and coordinate sits with no hassle and easily view and respond to new requests.

    Keep Things Fair with Tokens

    1

    Purpose

    Our Tokens ensure that childcare costs nothing but your time.

    2

    Value

    Each Token can be exchanged for 1 hour of childcare.

    3

    Balance

    All group members start with the same balance.

     

     

    4

    Exchange

    Tokens are exchanged when sits are completed.

    1

    Purpose

    Our Tokens ensure that childcare costs nothing but your time.

    2

    Value

    Each Token can be exchanged for 1 hour of childcare.

    3

    Balance

    All group members start with the same balance.

    4

    Exchange

    Tokens are exchanged when sits are completed.

    Flexible, Fair & Free

    Why use Voken?

    Flexible, Fair & Free

    Why use Voken?

    • Save money on childcare
    • Quickly broadcast requests
    • Never feel guilty for asking
    • Hassle free and easy to use
    • On demand or plan ahead
    • Your own trusted community

    FAQ

    What is Voken?

    Voken is the easiest way to share childcare and create a babysitting circle with friends you trust. Our free app makes setting up a babysitting circle easy. We take away all of the organisational pain and allow you to quickly request childcare from multiple groups of parents and friends. We keep things fair through our use of Tokens which value each group member’s time. Our App will be free to download so why not register your interest today!

    What is a Babysitting Circle?

    A babysitting circle is a way for a group of friends to share the responsibilities of babysitting without having to pay for babysitters. This is done through the exchange of time. By taking it in turns to sit for each other, parents get the opportunity to enjoy time off without their children comfortable knowing that their children are being cared for by other parents they know and trust.

    Who created Voken?

    Voken was created by parents for parents. We were frustrated with the additional cost of going out for the evening and, without paying for a babysitter, always having to always rely on nearby family. We found that many of our friends were in similar circumstances but many did not have nearby family to help out. We looked into alternative options and created Voken to bring the concept of babysitting circles to a modern audience via a super easy to use mobile app.

    What is a Sit?

    A sit involves you looking after other people’s children in exchange for Tokens. Each hour you sit is worth 1 Token that you can then use in exchange for your own babysitting needs.

    Where can I download Voken?

    Voken is available to download on Apple iOS or Google Android. Links to the app store are below:

    Apple iOS

    Google Android

    Will Voken work on iOS and Android?

    Yes! We’ve developed Voken to work on both platforms. So whether you are an iphone or android user you will still be able to share childcare with all of your friends regardless of which phone they use.

    Is the App really Free?

    Yes! We’re committed to allowing parents to share childcare with friends for free. We believe that being a parent is already expensive without having to pay for babysitters. We will always keep the core features of our App free. Longer term we have plans to introduce a premium plan that will enhance some features and functionalities for a small monthly fee.

    How do you use my information?

    At Voken we’re committed to privacy. The information you provide to us will always stay private and never be shared with any third parties. We only share the information you provide via the app with other group members that you know. This is to ensure the core functionality of the app works and to provide a great user experience. The minimum information that others on the app will see is your name but to make things more personal we provide the option to add a photo, bio and your children’s names to help make arranging sits easier.

    Where did the name come from?

    At the heart of Voken are the Tokens each member uses to exchange childcare. However, as an app we’re more in the business of Virtual Tokens. Virtual + Token = Voken!