Thank you for downloading the Fetching app and setting up your account.
We are thrilled that you have chosen to use Fetching to manage your childcare. In case you are wondering what to do first, here are are few tips to help you get started using the app.
1. Add some friends
Fetching lets you share childcare amongst your network of trusted friends, so the first thing to do is invite some friends to join you on the app.
These should be friends that you trust to look after your child and most likely people who have children of a similar age. This will mean that you can exchange play dates. You might also want to add people that can help you with the school run - perhaps some family members, or other parents from the school gate.
2. Finish your profile
Your profile is almost finished as you entered most of the information when you set up your account.
The only thing left is to add a photo. We need this for when you collect a friend’s child from school - it is to ensure each child is passed to the correct person.
3. Create profiles for your children
We don’t store a lot of personal data about children (the photo here is not required if you do not wish to add one), but we do want to make sure that anyone taking care of them knows their dietary requirements and what they enjoy doing.
4. Sharing children
Fetching allows you to share each child with one of your friends. This might be the child’s other parent or the person who looks after the child the most, aside from you.
Sharing a child means that you can both raise fetch requests for that child, and either of you can collect them from school without using any credits.
Only two people can share a child and each child should only have one profile on We Are Fetching. This is to ensure that schools do not have duplicate profiles.
5. Raising a request
You are now ready to raise your first childcare request.
Use the date navigation at the top to select the date on which you need help. Choose the type of childcare - play date or school fetch - and select the child or children that need looking after.
Once you have selected the time and collection details, click ’save changes’ and your friends will be notified.
When one of them accepts, your fetch is arranged!