Last updated: April 15, 2023
Supplement your backup care through SitterCity
Your use of Sittercity resources does not impact your UW backup care use allowance. However, many people find that Sittercity is a great solution for finding care once they have used all available annual backup care visits. Your Sittercity membership includes tools for connecting with babysitters, including virtual babysitters, nannies 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).
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