Parents in a Pinch




Life is unpredictable...

Families need a safety net to succeed at work and at home. Since 1984, Parents in a Pinch, Inc. has been that safety net for thousands of employees by providing exceptional, qualified caregivers whenever there is a gap in a family's regular childcare or adult care routine. Caregivers are available day and night, seven days a week for overtime needs, on weekends, during Monday holidays and vacations. Caregivers are also available when a child or adult is ill and overnight during a business trip.

Wellesley College provides you with this access to backup care so you only pay the hourly cost of care.

Easy Access

1. Call Parents in a Pinch to request care at 617-739-5437 or 800-688-4697

2. You receive two confirmations: one from Parents in a Pinch which gives you a profile of your caregiver; one from the caregiver to confirm the details of the job.

3. Pay the childcare provider directly at the end of the day. For adult care, your credit card is charged.

       Overview Flyer

—   Backup Adult Care Frequently Asked Questions

—   Backup Childcare Frequently Asked Questions

—   Childcare Provider Screening Overview

—   NannyCheck Services

—   Nanny Placements

—   Tips for Working Successfully with a Temporary Caregiver




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Contact Us

Human Resources Office

Green Hall, Room 136
Wellesley College
106 Central Street
Wellesley, MA 02481

Phone: 781.283.3202
Fax: 781.283.3663