Since the first kiwi Juggle Street helper signed up in late 2018, Juggle Street New Zealand has grown quickly - much to the delight of local parents. Being able to ask for help from your neighbours within minutes can sometimes be the saving grace that a lot of struggling parents need. We love to help parents get through the hustle and were delighted to see a lot of positive support from the local community.
Juggle Street’s New Zealand Manager, Ruth Johnson officially launched the NZ based platform in Auckland in October 2018. It was very well received and women from all areas of Auckland came along to learn about Juggle Street and how it could help make their lives easier. David James, the Founder of Juggle Street was in attendance and shared about how the idea of Juggle Street started when he was faced with both sides of the Juggle Street equation - two teenagers looking for babysitting work, and also two younger children that needed caring for. From that, the concept of a neighbourhood networking platform connecting parents to helpers was born, and five years on Juggle Street now has over 70,000 users in Australia and New Zealand.
Following Auckland, six months later in March 2019, Wellington jugglers attended a local community event to show their support for the growing network. It was a fantastic event to showcase how Juggle Street can help busy families to manage their juggle with Wellington Mayor Justin Lester and Labour candidate for the Eastern ward elections Teri Oneill coming along to show their support. David James, the founder and chief juggler of Juggle Street also joined from Sydney and was really taken with the warmth of the Welly people.
By May 2019, Juggle Street New Zealand had almost 3000 babysitters and nannies ready to help busy parents get through the grind of their daily juggle. Parents looking for help in their area can search for their postcode or suburb to find the nearby carers ready to help. Visit the Juggle Street home page to search a local area.
School hours and work hours simply don’t align and without a nearby village to help raise the kids, some parents are calling upon local support to help out. The NZ Herald featured Juggle Street in their business news explaining how the platform can be a lifesaver for parents returning to work after having kids. Read the full article here.
Join Juggle Street New Zealand today as a local helper or family.