How the Marypop babysitting site was born?

History of the Marypop project

Nathalie, mother of 3 Franco-Dutch children and frequent traveller, had the idea of Marypop in 2006. Before founding Marypop, she worked 25 years in the telecommunications and digital industries.

 

Her idea started from a conviction that has become a way of life: travelling with her children, even small ones and especially abroad, is certainly the most enriching experience: opening up to the world, meeting new people, developing the habit of change, cultural contribution, building family history... the benefits are limitless.

 

During your holidays, as a parent, you may rightly want to use the services of a babysitter to enjoy leisure time with two or with friends, or simply to rest. So how can you find a trusted babysitter when you are far from home and those around you? How can you get recommendations from other parents about her/him? How can you find a babysitter abroad who speaks you childrens' language so that they can communicate easily with each other and feel completely confident?

 

The same questions arise during expatriation or in binational families: how to maintain, with my children, their language which is not "native" when their environment is mainly made up of "local" people. And this without too many organisational constraints or without adding new academic learning for my children?

 

Marypop aims, with its babysitting service, to meet the needs of all those parents who wish to choose a bilingual babysitter for their children, whether they are on holiday, expatriates, mixed families or even families looking to initiate their children to a foreign language.

 

Focused on trust, Marypop offers a unique service that is in line with the growing trend of parents to offer their children a multi-cultural and multi-lingual education in the most natural way possible.