Back-up Child Care Options

Locate a Back-Up or Occasional Caregiver

Please note that Iowa State University does not endorse any providers, nor make any claims about the suitability of caregivers found using these websites. Families are strongly encouraged to thoroughly assess the qualifications, abilities, and background of any caregiver before beginning a caregiving relationship. 

ISU Student Job Board


Tips for Hiring a Caregiver

Child Care in Your Home - ISU Extension and Outreach

Interview Questions for Babysitters -

How to Find a Trustworthy and Reliable Babysitter - Very Well Family

Making Checklists for Your Babysitter - Very Well Family

Explore Other Child Care Resources

Campus and Community Child Care Services

Camps for School-Age Children