Care Advantage


Whether you're experiencing a breakdown in your normal child care, looking for an after-school sitter, a caregiver for an adult or elder loved one, or someone to walk the dog — we’re here for you.

University of California Office of The President provides Sittercity, exclusively by Bright Horizons as part of Bright Horizons Care Advantage™, to help you find care.  A $140 value provided to most UC employees. Registration and eligibility information is available at: UCnetUse the Care Advantage Tutorial

Care Advantage has Four Components:

1. Sittercity: Caregiver Database for Self-Selected Care: child, adult and pet care

It's simple:

    • Post a job
    • View responding caregiver profiles for vetting.
    • Basic background checks are provided. Enhanced checks can be requested at a discounted fee.
    • Check references.
    • Interview by phone and then in person.
    • Have a new nanny, after-school homework help, cat sitter, or weekend babysitter!


2. Years Ahead: Adds Elder Care Planning and Support to the Sittercity Database. Specific Information HERE.

3. Preferred Enrollment and Tuition Discounts for Center-Based Care 

Preferred enrollment and a Registration Fee Credit at Bright Horizons centers: 

    • Hutchison Child Development Center, Davis
    • Cottage Kids Children's Center, Sacramento

As well as 10% tuition discounts at Partner Centers including Nobel Learning Community/Merryhill centers, Childtime School Centers and LaPetite Centers

Look up preferred enrollment and discounts HERE

4. Brightstudy

Provides easy access to high-quality tutoring and test prep providers, offering a variety of online and in-person options with exclusive discounts. HERE

Registration and eligibility information is available at: UCnet

If you are an eligible employee, please use the above link instead of the basic, community sittercity website, as your eligibility for the free benefit is linked to this specific site.  If your registration does not work, please be sure to check your eligibility at the At your Service page.

Postdocs use this link to access Care Advantage  (managed through the Postdoctoral Scholar Benefits Plan)