Request and accept offers of help from people you know and trust.
Know who to ask and get help in a few taps.
And look forward to that holiday, new car or saving for the kids’ education.
This is the best way to regularly, schedule short help with the kids.
Even though we're friends, I never would have asked for help without the app. I can rely on my community a lot more in the future.
Relationships made at the school gate can transform a parent’s options and build social capital for families and the school.
Moving to a new area could have felt isolating but within a few short weeks of using the app we had people we knew that we could ask for ad hoc help with our son.
Step 1: Sign up for free
Step 2: Create your profile to help activate your school community
Step 3: Share with friends
Step 4: Give/ get help for time karma points or cash
Step 1: Tell parents at your school
Step 2: Involve your P and C and class reps
Step 3: Ask your principal to support the building of the school and parent community
Step 4: Contact us - we can help
Just like your banking app, users names, mobile numbers and emails are cross linked to check a user is who they say they are and then vouched for by same school parents.
Making requests for the month ahead or offers for the week ahead makes planning easy and personal commitment low and flexible. Bookings are automatically added to google and ical calendars.
Ultimate affordability and guilt-free asking using your wallet of community-wide Karma points and a cashless payment gateway to pay your helpers expenses if you choose.
Search results stay highly relevant when members star their preferred helpers in their private lists. Even without nominating favourites, members will see fellow school parents with similarly aged children first.
Clay recognises and makes visible members who are helping out fellow parents in the community. Acknowledging when help is received motivates everyone.
Information relating to bookings is easily shared with a quick and easy form that needs only be filled out once on signing up. Importantly, information is only shared when an offer for help has been accepted by the requesting parent.
Notifications telling parents when there are unanswered requests for help, when they have new chat messages, or when a new member wants to join keeps community engagement high throughout the week. Creating a habit of helping and actively communicating with parents across the community.
No one likes to miss an appointment. Any booking, whether for a school pick, drop or other arrangement is automatically placed in a parents ical or google calendar for them to accept and set their reminder alarm.
Tell us what you’d like CLAY to do via the Help button. We love knowing what’s important to you.
Clay is a community of school registered parents and friends sharing school runs and ad hoc arragments to support the students. It mirrors the ways parents have always lent support within their school community but uses technology for better reach, beyond a static small group of friends along with better visibility, timeliness and safety.
Being a member can help you access more local support by people you actually know. It’s also cheaper and easier to make arragments booking through the App. Text. Unlike a closed group on a social platform, you are the administrator of your own group and you take your connections with you, even when your child changes school.
You can only enter the community as a known person. The community is school centred so you’ll be surprised how many people you know in the community. There is a 2 step secure sign in, verifications from friends, and a pin. The app is designed for people who know each other to book time with each other. All members have presented themselves as school parents and you can choose to only book help with members child safety checks.
Yes, childminding and transport during the 0-12 years costs parents thousands per child even after tax.
The app is free to download and use for parents registered at schools using Clay. When a parent registers within the app, they’ll be creating a possibility for a community of shared help to exist at your school. When enough same school parents join - your school’s full access is switched on and parents can start making clearer arrangements with each other. Community building takes time and supporting the use of the app within your community gives the best chance of success for the school community.