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Phone: 610-526-5261

Human Resources
101 N. Merion Ave.
Bryn Mawr College
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010-2899

Mapping Address:
140 Morris Ave.
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010-2899

Fax: 610-526-7478
(Recruitment, General)
Fax: 610-526-7850
(Director, Benefits, HRIS)

The College offers a program to faculty and staff that provides in-home backup childcare and adult care at a subsidized hourly rate. The care is provided in your home or in the home of the adult needing care. Effective January 1, 2015, the College also offers in-center backup childcare at a subsidized daily rate.

Backup care is available during the day or evening, seven days a week. Services are provided by,

Backup Childcare

Backup childcare can be used in situations such as

  • During school vacations and holidays
  • When your child is ill and cannot go to school or to childcare
  • When you have to work late or on weekends
  • When your childcare provider goes on vacation, is ill, or quits unexpectedly
  • Anytime you have a gap in your regularly scheduled childcare arrangements and you need to work

FAQs, In-Home Backup Childcare

Screening of Childcare Providers

Tips for Working With a Temporary Caregiver

Nanny Check Service

Backup Adult Care

Backup adult care can be used in situations such as

  • When a family member needs assistance with dressing, bathing and ambulation and the regular care provider is unavailable
  • When a family member is waiting for an opening in an assisted living facility
  • When a family member needs help getting to doctor’s appointments
  • When a family member is recuperating at home from surgery
  • When an elder family member is getting confused and needs a watchful eye
  • Anytime when you have a gap in your family care arrangements
  • When you need assistance due to an illness

FAQs, In-Home Backup Adult Care

More About Situations to Use Backup Adult Care


Care is available day or evening of any day, but you must call during their business hours to arrange for care. Sometimes they can locate a caregiver in as little as an hour or two, but the more time you give them the more likely they can make a successful match.

Twenty-four hours is usually sufficient notice for child care.  Please allow as much notice a possible for adult care, which may require an assessment visit prior to services.

  • Call at 800-688-4697 ext. 114
  • Identify yourself as an employee of Bryn Mawr College and discuss your caregiver needs
  • will identify a caregiver who meets your needs and call you with this information
  • The caregiver will call you to confirm the details
  • Once the care is completed for the day, your credit card will be charged
  • Hours to call:
    Monday - Thursday 7:00 am to 8:00 pm
    Friday 7:00 am to 5:00 pm
    Sunday 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Costs and Limitations

The College is subsidizing some of the cost of this service to offer you a more reasonable hourly rate.

  • Cost:  $9.00 per hour for in-home care
  • 4 hour minimum per day, so a $36 minimum charge per day
  • You may use a maximum of 20 days of backup care each calendar year
  • You may not use more than two consecutive weeks at a time or use this benefit for ongoing care
  • $15.00/ child /day for in-center care

You can call their toll-free number, 800-688-4697, for questions about the service as well as to arrange care.