Using technology to give parents more childcare options


The pandemic has created chaos for families and their schedules. Playa Vista-based Brella Daycare aims to provide parents with a more flexible and flexible way to plan childcare for their children. Today, he announced a $ 5 million funding round that will allow him to expand into Hollywood and Pasadena.

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– A tribunal confirms the dismissal of two LAPD officers who ignored a steal call to play Pokémon Go.

Playa Vista nursery Brella raises $ 5 million

“The working life of families is really dynamic; they don’t always work this kind of role from 9 to 5, Monday to Friday. Brella is part of a growing industry of childcare startups leveraging technology to help families find childcare solutions. Journalist Keerthi Vedantam spoke with the founders about their vision for the future.

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