Backup Care

What to Know

Things come up. When those things derail your child care, elder care, or pet care plans, contact Bright Horizons for backup. Bright Horizons offers several programs to support your family, including babysitting and tutoring.

What’s Included

Your Bright Horizons benefits include many resources to support your entire family:

Sitters, Nannies, Tutors, and Pet Care

Need help for date-night, weekend, or after-school care? Your Bright Horizons benefits include free access to Sittercity. Through Sittercity, you can access a comprehensive database of sitters, nannies, housekeepers, tutors, pet sitters, dog walkers, and more.

To access your Sittercity membership, visit DuPont’s dedicated Sittercity website and follow the steps to sign up for free. After creating your account, you can access Sittercity’s resources at any time and from anywhere.

Elder Care Resources

Finding the best care possible for your loved one is a top priority. Through Bright Horizons, you have access to decision support tools that help you plan. These tools include an online needs assessment, information on how to select from various elder care choices — including specialized facilities for memory or hospice care, and independent or assisted-living communities — and a search tool for finding and evaluating care providers.

DuPont partners with Sittercity and Years Ahead to provide these resources at no cost to you. To get started, sign up for your Years Ahead account. Once you sign up, you can navigate the site to find the perfect caregiver for your loved one.

Online Tools

When you don’t know where to start, you can turn to Bright Horizons’ many valuable resources at your fingertips, on important topics such as:

  • Parenting
  • Education, including learning at home
  • Caring for adult and elder relatives
  • Effectively integrating your family, career, and personal life

You can search Bright Horizons’ online resources by title, topic, age, life stage, and more to find exactly the right resource for you. Visit Bright Horizons’ online resource center to get started.


It keeps getting better. Bright Horizons has partnered with many companies to provide you free or discounted services, such as:

  • Discounted nanny placement
  • On-site before-school, after-school, and summer camp programs
  • Personal learning help
  • Premium tutoring and test prep
  • Coding for kids

To view the discounts available to you, visit the Bright Horizons Marketplace.

How to Get Started

You can access Bright Horizons at any time throughout the year. To get started, visit DuPont’s dedicated Bright Horizons website. Once you’re there, you can choose “Care Programs for Your Family” or “Parenting Resources & Events” and view the resources in these two categories. If you’d like to learn more, select Details, or if you’d like to take advantage of the resource, select Use It.

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