SitterCity Benefit Now Available

Sittercity, a new work-life benefit that gives members access to more than two million nationwide caregivers, is now available to all eligible faculty and staff members. 

In the May 2010 report of the Systemwide Advisory Committee on the Status of Women (SACSW) to President Yudof, a recommendation was made to provide back-up childcare, eldercare, and related services for UC employees. Sittercity, the vendor chosen by the University to provide this program, is a web-based resource available to eligible employees at all UC locations and in many locations across the United States. The caregivers listed on Sittercity’s website meet diverse care needs, helping employees balance their work-life demands.

The cost of membership is paid by the University. Employees pay only for the services of the caregivers they select. Visit the UC SitterCity site to activate your free membership. 

Sittercity helps find:

  • Babysitters for after-school, school vacations, extended work hours, special needs children, and last-minute care needs
  • Nannies for full- and part-time, infant and young child care
  • Senior-care providers
  • Tutors
  • Housekeepers
  • Dog walkers and pet sitters

Sittercity provides UC employees with access to local, pre-screened caregivers and the tools (including reviews, references and back-ground checks) to review and select the caregiver of their choice. While Sittercity employs many pre-screening and on-going monitoring processes, and will provide support to UC employees if there are concerns, UC employees are responsible for their use of Sittercity, including selecting, hiring, paying and managing the caregivers of their choice. The University of California does not endorse or recommend individual caregivers.

Employees eligible for this program include non-represented employees who are currently receiving benefits. Eligibility of represented employees for Sittercity participation is subject to the applicable collective bargaining agreement and is posted on the UCnet website.

We encourage you to take advantage of this new resource, as it is an excellent addition to UC’s work-life benefit programs.