Parents in a Pinch




Life is unpredictable...

Life is unpredictable—and families need a safety net to succeed at work and at home. Since 1984, working parents have turned to Parents in a Pinch whenever there is a gap in their regular care routine. Now,® BackupCare℠ continues that legacy. Caregivers are available day and night, seven days a week, for weekends, holidays, vacations, and overnight during a business trip—or when a child or adult is ill.

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

Easy Access

1. Go to to register and request care, or call BackupCare directly at 855-781-1303.

2. Receive a confirmation from a BackupCare specialist to tell you about your caregiver, in addition to a caregiver profile, and a second confirmation from the caregiver to confirm the details of the job.

3. Pay the child care provider directly at the end of the day. For adult care, your credit card is charged for the appropriate hourly cost, based on care location and services provided.

       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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Human Resources Office

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

Phone: 781.283.3202
Fax: 781.283.3663