If your mom life involves juggling the day’s errands, racing around to get various kids from point A to points B, C, D and E, relief is on the horizon. If you live in the San Francisco Bay area, Kango, voted “Best Uber for Kids” by San Francisco Magazine in July 2017, is about to transform your life.
How Kango Rideshare Works
Cofounded by tech entrepreneur CEO Sara Schaer, Kango rideshare is an app-based service that enables parents to schedule rides and childcare for their kids, from preschool to high school. Whether a child needs a ride to school on Mondays or has to get to soccer practice everyday after school, Kango can help get kids where they need to go. Safely and in a trackable way to help parents’ peace of mind. Once you’ve registered in the Kango system, getting a trustworthy ride for your child will be as easy as ordering that rideshare for your own dinner date out on the town.
All drivers are verified as both drivers (DMV record checks, vehicle inspections) and babysitters (periodic background checks, sitter training). They have to pass a rigorous selection process, including in-person interviews, background checks, vehicle inspection, and fingerprinting. Parents can interview a driver beforehand, to make sure the family is comfortable. This is a personal, vetted service to ensure that the right driver or sitter meets a family’s needs. Parents can chat or message the driver directly from the app. A child doesn’t need his/her own phone to use the service, and booster or car seats are available for free upon request.
Claudia Laroye is a travel writer and editor based in Vancouver, Canada. An avid and curious traveler, Claudia has written about family, adventure, and luxury experiences for local and national publications since 2010. Claudia is the Contributing Editor of Twist Travel Magazine, and has written for WestJet Magazine, Lonely Planet, Fodor’s, Travelzoo, Westworld, Family Fun Canada, and Dreamscapes magazine. She is the founder of family travel site The Travelling Mom. You can find her on Instagram at @thetravellingmom.
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