Kowalah on iPhone

Earn £200 per week with just 5 bookings!

Earn easy money around your other commitments and get paid the very next day! Whether you are a student, a teacher or perhaps a mum looking to return to work, Kowalah provides a simple way to earn flexible income fast!

Kowalah puts you in control of when you work - pick and choose the families and bookings you want to accept around your other commitments. Parents then use the Kowalah platform to pick which Kowalah gets the booking, and you get paid the following morning.

A typical Kowalah booking is just over 4.5 hours long earning you £40. On average there are two children to look after and we provide you with 24x7 support so you are never on your own!

To become a Kowalah you’ll need some previous babysitting or childcare experience, two references that we will contact independently and your own means of getting to and from bookings.

If you'd love to join the Kowalah community then just click Sign Up at the top of this page and we'll invite you to a telephone interview and explain the rest of the on-boarding process.


Jobs for the boys!

Kowalah is not just for girls. We love having male sitters on the platform - families with boys love having a male role model to play sport or build camps with their children.

Currently serving:







Great for:

University Students

School or nursery workers

Nurses and healthcare workers


Mums and grandmothers returning to work

How does it work?


Step 1

Your phone will notify you of a local booking request. if the parent has chosen you as a preferred kowalah (perhaps they loved you last time!) you will receive an additional notification to let you know! You can accept or decline immediately based on your prior commitments.


Step 2

In real time the parent will review and make their choice from the sitters that had accepted their booking request. If you have been chosen you'll receive a notification in the kowalah platform and you'll be able to contact the parent to introduce yourself.


Step 3

When you arrive at the booking, simply start your timer in kowalah, say hello to the children and the parents can head out.


Step 4

When the parents return, stop the timer in kowalah and the parents will automatically be charged. You'll receive your money in your account the following morning.

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How do I sign up?

1. Click Sign up at the top of this page

2. We'll arrange a telephone interview

3. You provide proof of identity and address

4. you provide two written references

5. We'll run our background checks

6. we'll help you craft your profile

7. You're live on the app

Typical Booking Requests


School Drop-Off


This is a typical booking for a busy family with many children!  Often the parents need to be in 3 places at once, and a Kowalah can help out with breakfast before taking one or more children to school.  You'll need the correct insurance if you are driving children.

School Pick Up


Families with parents that both work are often in need of Kowalahs to help bridge the gap between the end of school and their return from work.  Typical duties include helping out with homework and preparing an evening meal.


Evening Sitting

Any Day

When parents are out to spend time with their friends, or just with each other - knowing a trusted Kowalah is there to look after the children is so important.  You might be required to help with bathtime, reading an evening story and ensuring the house is tidy.


Overnight Stay

Any Day

Occasionally parents will need to stay over - perhaps at a wedding, or a work event.  An overnight stay will see you helping the children to bed, and then staying over in a spare room.  In the morning you'll help the kids up, dress them and prepare breakfast.


Want to learn more?