Essential Child Care
In-Home Childcare Portal
In an effort to provide childcare solutions during this COVID-19 pandemic, Skills4Care, the Cambrian Homecare non-profit, is offering CalFLEXI by Pacific Gateway. The CalFLEXI program provides an online platform enabling you to book pre-vetted, qualified providers for your in-home childcare needs.
Preload your CalFLEXI account with PayPal
1. Determine the amount of money you would
like to have in your CalFLEXI account for
in-home child care
2. Make a payment - payments are added to
CalLFEXI accounts daily between 7am-9pm
3. Book in-home child care services
4. You can reload your CalFLEXI account at
** Hours worked over 9 in a day are billed at 1.5 times the regular rate
*** Child care providers are not authorized to work over 13 hours in a day
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I find regular providers for my child(ren)?
What shifts do providers work?
Absolutely. You can give each provider one to five stars on the online booking timesheet. Those ratings are not published. They can simply be your opinion of the person. The system ensures your favorite providers appear at the top of your list when they are available.
What sort of activities can I expect providers to engage in with my child(ren)?
CalFLEXI in-home child care providers enter their availability onto the platform. When you book your child care, you can see how many providers are available for the hours you need assistance.
Although there is not a minimum number of hours per booking, providers are more likely to accept bookings that are 3+ hours in length. A single provider cannot work more than 13 hours in a work day. If you need assistance for more than 13 hours in a work day, you will need to book 2 different providers.
Art, non-contact games, supervising study, reading and other child appropriate activities. Please read the available providers' profiles to determine the match between the provider and your child(ren).
Why do I have to prepay?
Prior authorization from Skills4Care is required for activities outside the home or requiring the provider to transport your child(ren).
Getting into a pool or on a trampoline are strictly prohibited.