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 activate membership:
Sittercity – UC Faculty & Staff >>  Check eligibility at UCnet. (Faculty and staff should register using their 8-digit UCPath number.)
Sittercity – UC Postdocs >>
Sittercity – UCSF Students, Residents & Clinical Fellows >> 


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

Learn more below and register for the program:
Back-Up Care Program – UCSF Faculty, Residents & Clinical Fellows >>
Back-Up Care Program – UCSF Students >>



Nanny Placement Services

Need a nanny for one-on-one care or share care? Want help finding and vetting caregivers? With Bright Horizons’ Nanny Placement Services, eligible UCSF families receive expert guidance and personalized, hands-on support from a local nanny agency, all at substantial savings. Learn more below. Read the program FAQs.

Nanny Placement Services – UC Faculty & Staff >>  Check eligibility at UCnet.
Nanny Placement Services – UCSF Residents & Clinical Fellows >>
Nanny Placement Services – UCSF Students >>



Tutoring & Test Prep

Bright Horizons partners with premier tutoring centers to offer eligible UCSF families live, online academic support at exclusive discounts. Expert tutors and instructors are available to help your child master school material, improve study habits and achieve academic goals. Learn more below.

Tutoring & Test Prep – UC Faculty & Staff >>  Check eligibility at UCnet.
Tutoring & Test Prep – UCSF Residents & Clinical Fellows >>
Tutoring & Test Prep – UCSF Students >>