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Hey Cincinnati! Are you looking for reliable child care or pet care? Looking for someone reliable to tidy up + help around the house? Look no further, Tandem is now launching in our city! Tandem is here to help with all of your care + household needs. I am beyond excited to welcome this expedient platform to our city. 

What is Tandem?

Tandem is the only free network for care and household connections. “We believe connections to reliable providers shouldn’t come at a cost. That’s why we created a free, easy-to-use platform to find child care, house cleaning, and pet care providers in Ohio. We facilitate connections to pre-screened care providers who have built a reputation on the platform. We’re on a mission to connect as many people as possible, for free.”- Olivia, founder of Tandem. 

Tandem providers offer child care, house cleaning, pet care and more! Within these categories, you can post jobs on your own schedule. So, what does that mean? You can now find a last minute, date night sitter, or even a full-time nanny. Same thing goes for pet care... You can find someone to watch your pet for the weekend or find someone to walk them for an afternoon. Your needs can be in advance or ASAP. Tandem lets you hire who you need, on your timeline.

Each family is connected with vetted, well-qualified care providers. All Tandem caregivers complete a background check and it must be returned with zero flags before they get hired for their first job.

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The Story of Tandem

Tandem was founded in Columbus, Ohio in 2019 and has over 10,000 users in Central Ohio today. Tandem is now expanding to Cincinnati and Cleveland, allowing more people to take advantage of the free network they’ve built. 

The idea of Tandem was started by Olivia at just 10 years old. Olivia had started a neighborhood kids camp right in her backyard. Over the years, the camp grew and connected her with a network of families to care for. She realized the power of trust-based connections in the childcare industry and wanted to make this process easier for families and other care providers. 

With the industry challenges in mind, she created Tandem. The goal was to replicate word of mouth, which is why Tandem is completely free, removing typical barriers. Olivia has built a female-run team of 16. She works hard every day to grow her platform and help people in need of reliable care and household services. 

Who Benefits from Tandem

  • Any parent looking for reliable child care. This could be a full-time nanny or a one-time sitter. 
  • Anyone looking for a reliable pet sitter. This could be for walks, feeding, overnight sitting, or long-term boarding.  
  • Anyone looking for a reliable house cleaner. This could be for your personal home or even your investment property (Airbbnb or hotel).
  • Any parent looking for assistance with errands. Tandem has providers for grocery delivery, laundry help, sports lessons, music lessons and more.

Tandem will connect you with an active network of care providers in a variety of industries, based on your specific wants and needs. You don’t have to be in need of a provider to use Tandem. If you’re a care provider yourself, Tandem is also for you!  

Become a Tandem Provider

Earn money while having fun! If you’re a caregiver looking for a job, Tandem is for you! Tandem is known for being different than other platforms like Care, Rover or SitterCity. Tandem care providers get to keep 100% of their earnings! Build your reputation by using Tandems online platform. This platform will help you get booked by families in need of your service(s). The more experience, references and reviews, the more families will feel confident in their choice to hire you. Start building your online platform here.

Hire a Tandem Care Provider

Once you have an account, post your need as a job and browse care providers in your area. Care providers will be able to view your job right away.

In the meantime, you can invite candidates to apply who match your preferences. You’ll be notified when you receive applicants, and then you can review profiles, ask questions, schedule interviews or do additional vetting. Once you’ve found the right fit, you’ll be able to hire a provider. Once hired, you’ll receive a text notification to pay your care provider when the job ends, or in accordance with the payment schedule you set up. You can edit the amount or add a tip. Your provider will immediately receive their earnings. 

Finding a network of trustworthy and reliable care/household providers can sometimes be stressful and time-consuming. Tandem has taken the fees, time and unnecessary barriers out of the process. With Tandem, connections are easily formed, based on each individual's needs and trust. Make things easier for you and your family and join Tandem today!

Calling all Cincinnati couples... this blog is just for you! My anniversary is just around the corner and one of my favorite things to do is put on a cute outfit and go on a special date. Although, you may be like me and feel like you’ve just about ran out of dinner ideas. I think it’s time we all try something new. Enjoy this list of best date night spots in Cincinnati. Send this to your significant other for a hint... 😉 

  1. Emery - This one of a kind date night spot is located in the heart of Mariemont. Start off your evening ordering the whipped feta, one of Emery’s crowd favorites. Their menu has an entrée for just about everyone, but they are specially known for their seafood. End your evening enjoying Emery’s donut holes, dipped in their house-made chocolate sauce. Bonus- Their menu has a large variety of gluten free options. 
  2. Primavista - Located less than 10 minutes from downtown Cincinnati. Enjoy your 5 star Italian diner with a view like no other. Primavista was named “Best Italian Restaurant” by Cincinnati Magazine. This date night spot has also won “Best Dining with a View,” “Best Date Spot,” “Most Romantic,” and many more by CityBeat and Cin Weekly. I highly recommend you plan out your reservation in advance, as this spot is very popular. Pro tip-when you make your reservation, try asking for a window seat, you won't regret it.  
  3. Pep and Delores- Located in OTR. I know I just recommended an Italian restaurant but hey.. don’t we need MORE options?! I have never tasted pasta like I have at Pep and Delores, you have to try it! If you haven’t been, make a reservation for your next date night and try the marinated cucumbers for an appetizer and the pesto for your entrée. Those are my absolute favorites! I highly recommend ordering more than one plate of food, as the servings aren’t too heavy. I also recommend sitting in the basement for a romantic date night vibe.  
  4. The Mercer- An American inspired bistro, located in the heart of OTR. Looking for downtown vibes with amazing service? Look no further than The Mercer! They are known for having exceptional service and food. Their menu does not disappoint as their meat falls right from the bone. Try one of their uniquely prepared entrées, paired with one of their many delicious side dishes. Make sure you follow along on their Instagram to see when they are serving special dishes! 
  5. The Birch- Eat, drink, private dine and bottle shop... that’s what you’ll get at The Birch, located in Terrace Park. This establishment has some of the best cocktails in town! One of my friends, Adelina, enjoyed her date night at the Birch-she had a relaxing evening on the patio, while snacking on their favorite, a charcuterie board and the signature rose spritz. Not only is the patio super cute, the inside is decorated bright and lovely. She highly recommends! Be sure to check out their retail room on your way out, there is a very nice selection of wine.  
  6. The Symphony Restaurant- This “hidden gem of Cincinnati” is a restored townhome turned into a hotel and Cincinnati restaurant. Treat yourself to a five-course, gourmet dinner in OTR, just across from the Music Hall. The historically furnished restaurant, jazz bar & lounge are perfect for a romantic date night. Their executive Chef, Tonya McGriff, changes the course dinner menu seasonally, so check out the menu on their website prior to going. Jazz music times are in high demand so make sure to have a reservation. You can reserve by calling 513-721-3353 or through Resy. 
  7. Gaslight Bar & Grill- Located in Clifton, this restaurant has some major history! Prior to Gaslight opening up, the building was the Clifton Branch Library. Start your date off with a small plate of fried oysters, or one of the chefs favorites, Elotes. If you guys personally know me, you know I love natural light and huge windows... this place has both! Bright atmosphere by day, warm ambiance by night. End your evening with a cocktail while watching the sunset outside, as Gaslight Bar & Grill has a rooftop terrace. Cheers! 
  8. Butcher and Barrel - A unique authentic Argentine restaurant located downtown Cincinnati. As you know, they eat a lot of meat in Argentina. I like to start off with my favorite, the smoked wings! Make sure you save room for your entrée, there’s plenty to pick from.  Butcher and Barrel offers specials such as entrees for two, half price select bottles of wine on Thursdays and half price pasta night is on Sundays. Want to make the date really spicy? Enjoy salsa dancing, their Thursday night special. Have fun! 
  9. Salazar Restaurant- Lovely interior, amazing food, refreshing drinks and delicious sweets are located in OTR. Start off your date by ordering one of their unique cocktails, the Lily Pad was quite refreshing. Some of my favorite entrées are the Wagyu Sirloin Steak and the Roasted Chicken Breast. I would say all of the food here is fresh and flavorful. End your night with house made ice cream or sorbet. Keep in mind, Salazar’s menus reflect the seasons and are subject to change.
  10. The View at Shires' Garden-Looking for somewhere with a good menu but also a good view AND patio? This date night spot stands high above the city, located on the 10th floor of downtowns City Club Apartments. I absolutely love the interior and vibes of this spot. There is an outdoor section on the rooftop where you can enjoy the city views with a drink, while watching the sunset. The cocktails here don’t only just look good, they taste good too! Check out their seasonal plates on their website, you won't be disappointed.  
  11. Enoteca Emilia-  Enoteca Emilia used to be located in O’Bryonville but closed just about five years ago. This date night spot made it’s comeback, opening back up at its new location in Loveland. Have you ever tried gnocchi? If not, you have to try the gnocchi at Enoteca Emilia. It’s also refreshing to know that every dish is made with fresh and local ingredients. Bon Appétit! 

Whether it’s your anniversary or “just because”, we all deserve a special date night. Make sure you click on each restaurant that's listed, as it’s linked to each website for more details. Please reach out to me and let me know if you try any of these fabulous places with your significant other. I always love hearing your feedback. Enjoy!