Kango - Rides and Childcare 4+

Rides, Childcare and Carpools

DoLightful Inc

Designed for iPhone

    • 4.8 • 610 Ratings
    • Free

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Kango is open for rides and childcare, with health and safety protocols in place. Download the app today!

Safe rides and childcare for kids, from preschool to high school, 7 days a week. Kango - for families going places!

Kango helps you get your kids where they need to go:
● Book a driver to take your daughter to ballet while you are on a business trip
● Set up a carpool to take your son and his three friends to soccer practice every Thursday
● Have a Kango driver take you and your toddler to preschool before you go to work
● Get a sitter to bring the kids home from school and get them started on homework
● And more!

With Kango, book rides and babysitting from pre-screened drivers and sitters. All Kango drivers and sitters have at least 3 years of childcare experience, and have passed our comprehensive screening process (including fingerprinting, background checks and DMV checks) and training to ensure they can provide the best, safest service possible. You can even request your family's favorite drivers, or interview them in advance.

Kango serves CA - SF Bay Area, LA, Modesto/Stockton, Orange County, and San Diego - and Arizona (Phoenix and Tucson).

As featured in Dow Jones Marketwatch/WSJ:
“Uber-for-kids services like Kango are growing, [...] A similar service to Uber but reserved solely for kids? Totally cool. That is what 8-year-old [Kango passenger will tell you.”

From a mom:
“All in all, the service has been a godsend for our family (two kids, two adults who work full time). We plan to use it even more as the kids grow older and their interests diverge, necessitating more parent time driving to their different activities.”
~Claudia A.


Kango gives you access to a trustworthy selection of pre-screened drivers and sitters. All you need to do is:

1. Schedule a ride, childcare or both
Kango supports one-time or recurring requests, and provides boosters or car seats as needed. Booking in advance is recommended. Kango is the only service that accepts same-day requests as well.

2. See who can help
We’ll reach out to our pool of caregivers in your area and find the best person to fulfill your request. You can request your preferred driver(s) or meet one ahead of time.

3. Stay in touch every step of the way
Enjoy real-time updates from your driver or sitter or track their location in the app. Or call them directly.

Start using Kango today. When you’re ready to book a Kango driver or sitter, sign up and request what you need. Prices vary according to the type and duration of services required.


“I chose to use Kango because it is the most convenient way to get around with a toddler. The drivers are screened and they have their own car seats which saves a lot of hassle.”

"I work full time so I thought I'd have to skip opportunities for my kids that are off site from school/after-school care...so finding out about Kango was great! My son, who is often tentative with new people and processes, is completely comfortable and enjoys the rides (and story times!) with the driver."
~Leah G.

"I love being a part of the Kango family, especially driving the little ones ...I can interact directly with parents in the app and schedule my rides ahead of time. It's an app with a human touch."

“Having two teenage kids of my own, I drove my kids to school myself for years...I do this for Kango now and it puts a smile on my face. I'm grateful to be able to continue this very important work.”

"They say it takes a village to raise a child, but an app called Kango is bringing that idiom into the 21st century [… ] Kango is going to make parents' lives much easier."
--Business Insider

"Parents will like this app, but kids who used to get stuck waiting for a ride home will love it." --Techcrunch

What’s New

Version 6.2

Minor bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
610 Ratings

610 Ratings

shanromano ,

Great alternative to driving Lyft & Uber

I’ve very much enjoyed working for Kango as a ride share driver! Since it’s not an on-demand service (unlike Lyft) you know your schedule ahead of time & sometimes have breaks between scheduled rides, so the pace can be more relaxed. The fares are higher too. Plus the passengers are all sweet kids, many of whom you get to know over time (and whose parents request you to be their driver going forward). Also the flexibility is second to none. I have five part time jobs and doing Kango has been a great fit for me because some weeks I work every day, but then when I have a busy week with my other work or go out of town, there’s no obligation. Highly recommended for fellow gig-lifers!

Ashlee with two ee's ,

Unreliable Drivers

Late last week a young girl, Camille E. In the Los Angeles area accepted all our ride on her own volition. This morning at 6:58 am, 2 minutes before the scheduled 7:00 am pick up time, Kango informed me Camilla Ellis was running 20 minutes behind, when my instructions made clear our son had to be on the road no later than 7:05 to arrive to school on time. Rather than take responsibility they cover for her claiming she had a medical emergency. So you’re telling me at 6:58 am she suddenly had an emergency that would only make her 20 mins late? Not, cancel?

I told them to remove her and they try to find another driver. The only driver would arrive at 7:50 am. We have a PERFECT attendance record, and Kango’s unreliability almost cost us.

I asked them to remove her from all requests and they did not listen, so I edited the ride to remove her from the rest of the rides. They send her a request re rebook. I had to make it clear a second time that she is not allowed to drive our son. Someone who cannot be timely and reliable is not responsible enough to drive a minor. I do not need to test out and see if her lack of responsibility will put our son at risk.

DirtNap42 ,

Content parent

Kango has been able to find us a driver even in the most last minute requests. I feel as if our driver has our children’s best interest in mind. She never leaves them alone taking that extra step to make sure our little guys are safe and secure. Our children speak highly of her. I don’t want to leave out that they are never late and will bend over backward to get another driver if there are any problems. We have been using them now for 2 years. I would definitely recommend the Kango service to any parent.

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