Sitters, Back-up Care & Other Home Help

Sitters, Back-up Care & Other Home Help

UC San Francisco provides resources to help you find caregivers that fit your needs.


The market leader in the online sitter space, Sittercity provides pre-screened resources for in-home everyday or occasional child care, pet care, elder care, housesitting, housekeeping, tutoring, and more. Convenient and easy to use, this web subscription service is free (a $140 value) to UCSF students, postdocs, faculty, residents, fellows and staff (subject to bargaining unit participation). View caregiver profiles and reviews, filter based on neighborhood, rates, languages and more, check references and run unlimited, free basic background checks (a $15 value). Join half a million Sittercity users across the U.S., including the more than 800 registered UCSF faculty, staff and student families and find your next caregiver today.

Check eligibility and learn more below.

Sittercity – UC Faculty and Staff  See list of participating bargaining units at UCnet.
Sittercity – UC Postdocs
Sittercity – UCSF Students, Residents & Clinical Fellows  New!


Eligible UCSF faculty, resident and clinical fellow families can use the Back-Up Care Advantage program to provide up to ten days of in-home or center-based emergency or temporary back-up care for children, adults/elders, and even for employees themselves. UCSF has partnered with Bright Horizons Family Solutions, a leading provider of employer-sponsored child care, to offer this benefit to eligible faculty, residents and clinical fellows for rates much lower than the actual cost of care. Advance registration is required.

Check eligibility and learn more below.

Back-Up Care Program – UCSF Faculty, Residents & Clinical Fellows