Swiss Cheese Childcare

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Swiss Cheese Childcare is a community based babysitter project and so much more.  We, the sitters of Swiss Cheese, believe that securing exceptional in-your-home childcare on an as-needed basis should be simple, safe & reliable.  Ours is a participatory collective built on a foundation of care, communication, community & compassion.  We work together to ensure coverage for our clients, confidence in our services & remarkable experiences for all.


We are a team of roughly 18 childcare providers who are available as needed.   Sitters in our collective are handpicked for their reputation, creativity and kid-caring abilities. We are Trustline certified, maintain current CPR certification and have passed an extensive screening process. In addition, we adhere strictly to the Swiss Cheese Code of Ethics. As a collective we meet a once month for collaboration, training and discussion.


Swiss Cheese Childcare launched in the East Bay Area in November of 2010.  After successfully serving 300 families for almost 2 years we expanded our reach to San Francisco City in September 2012.  We anticipate that our collective will continue to grow and include more communities in the future.  Visit our website again soon or like us on facebook to stay up to date with news about our growth. 

We define Swiss Cheese Childcare as childcare needed 3 times a week or less (Or when you need full-time short-term coverage). These could be date nights, sick care, short-term care during life transitions (a new baby, one parent is on a business trip, etc), fill in for your nanny or other "irregular" childcare situations.  

...Because sometimes your child care coverage looks like swiss cheese...