Be part of a community passionate about education

"A truly great teacher is hard to find, difficult to part with and impossible to forget."




We understand the difficulty, inconvenience and stress in finding a substitute teacher when a staff member unexpectedly calls out of work or requires an untimely leave of absence. Currently, the only services available to help in finding a replacement are time-consuming, lengthy and extremely expensive. Which is exactly why we created OpenStaff. Designed by people who truly understand the business, OpenStaff offers a simpler solution to your temporary and permanent employment needs. Through our 24/7 on-demand app, we get you the staff you need, when you need it, in a fast, friendly and inexpensive way.




To begin your request, open the OpenStaff app and simply click on the “Post Job” button.



Set the day, times, hourly wage, short description about the job and contact person.



Once your request is submitted, you will receive notifications from qualified applicants. Simply choose one that best meets your needs and requirements.



The app will track hours with a log-in and out function. Once the job is completed, payment will be automatically processed and you will be able to leave a review for the teacher.


We truly care about your business. That’s why we strive to keep our rates low so that you can provide the best care and education without compromising the livelihood of your business.



(of the total salary)



(per transaction)

EXAMPLE: If a teacher is hired for a full day (8 hours) at $10 per hour, the service fee would be $8.00 + the additional $4.90 booking and processing fee. The total would be $92.90.


Free Registration

No more wasted hours with setting up calls, conducting center visits and filling out lengthy applications. Our registration process is quick, easy and FREE!

Low Fee

We keep our rates low so that you can continue to provide the best care and education without compromising the livelihood of your business.

24/7 App

Gone are the time-consuming calls to staffing agencies to submit a substitute teacher request. Our easy-to-use search database allows you to find staff when you need it, where you need it.

Quality Teachers

Through our rigorous application process*, we connect you to exceptional, highly-qualified teachers for your temporary or permanent employment needs.

*We guarantee that all active teachers in the OpenStaff network comply with the requirements of the Child Care Licensing Department of the State of Texas.


How much does it cost to create a family account on OpenStaff?

OpenStaff is 100% FREE to join. You only pay for the care you book, and only after the Educational Mentor has completed the booking request.

How much does it cost to book an Educational Mentor?

This is one of our great advantages! With OpenStaff, you are in complete control! Create a job when you need care and set an hourly rate that best fits your budget. We only charge a 10% service fee based on total wages and a flat booking and processing fee of $4.90 per transaction.

What does being an OpenStaff Certified Member mean?

Peace of mind! All active teachers and Educational Mentors in the OpenStaff network have completed a rigorous vetting and qualification process that includes, but is not limited to:

  • 7-Step Background Check
  • Fingerprinting-based Criminal History Check
  • 18+ years old
  • Valid Identity Documentation
  • High School Diploma or higher
  • Pre-Service Training and Continuous Education Courses
  • COVID-19 Health and Safety Protocol Training
  • Pediatric CPR & First Aid Certificate
When can I book an Educational Mentor for my child?

With our 24/7 on-demand app, you can post your request anytime, anywhere!

Is there a minimum amount of time required for booking and Educational Mentor?

OpenStaff does not impose a minimum numbers of hours, although similar to other childcare programs, it might be hard to find a mentor willing to accept a booking for less than three hours. With that said, we still encourage you to post a job based on your needs!

What can I do to enhance my satisfaction with this experience?

We recommend using the fields "Job Description and Additional Information" to briefly provide relevant information, such as expectations, child allergies, house pets, etc., when posting your request. If you leave the house, please make sure to give your Educational Mentor contact information and emergency numbers to call.

Are Educational Mentors employees of OpenStaff?

No. Educational Mentors are independent providers within the OpenStaff network.

If I meet an Educational Mentor through OpenStaff, am I allowed to book them outside the network?

Unfortunately, No.

Established in the Terms and Conditions Agreement, all requests, communication, hires and payments must be placed through the app. In the event that an Educational Mentor accepted a job with a family she or he met through OpenStaff, we will be force to remove that individual from our network, meaning she or he will no longer be eligible to receive jobs through OpenStaff neither from you nor anyone else.

Can I invite my own caregivers to join OpenStaff so I can use the platform to book and pay them?

Yes, please do! We love meeting new people and having qualified childcare providers within our network.

Have a question that isn't answered here?

We'd love to hear from you! Please email us at any questions, comments or feedback. We always welcome input ideas on how we can improve our platform.

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