Bright Horizons Adds Sittercity Services to Family of Solutions

Bright Horizons Family Solutions has partnered with Sittercity and will now be the exclusive provider of their employer-sponsored SelectPlus program, which delivers the largest self-select, online care base of child, elder, and pet caregivers; household service providers; homework help; and senior care, planning, and referrals.

Sometimes even knowing where to start can be difficult when people need help managing everything on their combined work and home to-do lists.  Through SelectPlus, Bright Horizons client employees can find caregivers and service providers in their area that meet the specific needs for their family.  They will be able to hire babysitters, hire house cleaners and even get help for their children who may be struggling with homework. 

“Bright Horizons set the standard for high-quality employer-sponsored child care and education and over time, to meet the needs of our client’s employees, we have added new programs that help with elder care, college planning and adult learning,” said Bright Horizons CEO David Lissy. “But we know that there are many other things that add up and create stress for employees.  These responsibilities – even if they are temporary – create unexpected challenges and can ultimately impact an employee’s ability to work.  This new program will help our clients to give their employees an even broader range of supports as they seek to meet the various demands required of them.”

SelectPlus will be part of Bright Horizons’ new CareDirect program and will fall under the Bright Horizons Care Advantage umbrella alongside Bright Horizons’ back-up care program, which provides care for children and adults through credentialed in-home providers or at a child care center in Bright Horizons nationwide network.

Bright Horizons CareDirectTM will be available to clients immediately and will broaden Bright Horizons programs to help employers enhance their employees’ well-being, engagement and productivity.