Human Resources

In-home child care and tutoring

Increase your peace of mind when hiring someone to work in your home by using trusted services to find care and conduct background checks for you. As a UW employee you have options, whether you need care for one afternoon, for every school day or you are looking for someone to like part of the family.

Sittercity membership

Your Sittercity membership includes tools for connecting with babysitters, including virtual babysitters, and caregivers who can manage small-group learning pods.

As a PEBB-eligible UW employee or UW student, you can run an unlimited amount of basic background checks on prospective caregivers and view results of those you previously completed. You can also get an enhanced background check for an additional fee (ranging from $20-$60).

Your use of Sittercity resources does not impact your UW back-up care use allowance. However, many people find that Sittercity is a great solution for finding care once they have used all of the annual back-up care visits they have available.

To access Sittercity tools and resources, Visit Bright Horizons UW website and locate the “Find Sitters, Nannies, Pet Care and More” card under care programs for your family; click “use it” to access the registration page. This will bring you to UW’s Sittercity homepage, where you will create a username and password to gain access and begin to search for care solutions.

Already registered with Sittercity? You can use your existing username and password to access the SitterCity website. You will need to contact Sittercity membership services at 1-888-748-2489 to have your existing account associated with the University of Washington

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Tutoring and at-home learning

Benefits-eligible employees and UW students have access to discounted academic supports and tutoring through Bright Horizons. Services are provided by Revolution Prep, Varsity Tutors, Sylvan, Code Ninjas, and MarcoPolo Learning. To utilize these services, you will need to complete a membership activation that is separate from your Bright Horizons login and separate from your UW NetID. To sign up, click “Use It” on your selected benefit on the UW Bright Horizons page.

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Nanny and au pair discounts

Through Bright Horizons, benefits-eligible UW employees and UW students can access discounted, local high-touch nanny placement services through College Nannies. Current discounts include $300 off nanny placement fees and a 10% hourly rate discount on services used. Please note, hourly rates and placement fees vary and are subject to change. To connect with College Nannies, visit Bright Horizons UW website and click “use it” under the “Get Discounted Nanny Placement” card. This will bring you to the College Nannies website, where you submit a short inquiry form. Your local College Nannies office will make contact within 48 hours to begin the consultation process.

The Whole U has partnered with local nanny and au pair services to help UW families hire a nanny full-time or part-time, or to arrange nanny shares. Visit The Whole U Discount page and search for child care discounts from the drop-down menu.

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