Babysitting at the J

Due to COVID-19, babysitting is not being offered at this time. We will update the website and notify members as soon as it is available again. We apologize for any inconvenience. Stay safe.

Babysitting services are available for the children of JCC Members while they are in the Sports & Fitness Facility.


Sunday-Friday 8 a.m.-12 p.m.

Babysitting Policies

Available to children ages 8 weeks (current shots) to 8 years old.

Available to the children of Shalom Austin JCC members while they are inside the gates of the Dell Jewish Community Campus.

At least one parent must be on campus at all times when their child is in Kids Club babysitting.

Our ratios are 6:1, with only 1 infant allowed per caregiver.

No food allowed due to allergies. Children can bring water, milk, or juice in a closed sippy cup. Infants under 1 year may bring store bought baby food pouches. Bottles, sippy cups, diaper bags, and toys should be labeled with the child's name.

Sick children are not allowed in the babysitting room. Children must also be up to date on all their immunizations and shots.

Each child should come with an extra diaper and a change of clothes. If the child needs a diaper change, the parent will be located to change the diaper. Diapers will only be changed by the babysitter in case of emergencies.

If a child is crying for more than 10 minutes, we will contact the parent to pick their child up.

In order for our caregivers to provide full attention to your children, we ask that parents spend no longer than 5 minutes dropping their child off. If you are a new parent wanting to “check out the room” or a breastfeeding mother, we are happy to make needed accommodations. If you are looking for a place to connect with your child through active play, we suggest visiting the front playscapes or the back JCC fields.

Time Policies

Restricted to 2-hour segments

Parents are encouraged to make reservations - spaces are limited. 

Reservations are taken on the hour, by the hour. However, your 2-hour allotment begins when you drop your child off, not at the start of your reservation block.

Reservations are held 10 additional minutes after the reserved time but will then be released to allow room for other children. If you reserve for 9 a.m. but do not expect to arrive until 9:15 a.m., please add that in your reservation comments.


Kids Club payment must be made before dropping your child off. You may register online or at the Welcome Desk. If payment has not been made at the time of reconciliation, a $5 late payment fee will be added to your account. We reserve the right to charge the card on file for any services rendered that have not been paid in full.

Fees are $10/child for up to 2 hours of childcare. This rate is a flat fee whether the child is in our care for 2 hours or 30 minutes.

If a parent is more than 15 minutes over the 2-hour allotted time, a $5 fee per child will automatically be charged on the account, whether paying by the child or enrolled in the unlimited babysitting subscription.

If a reservation is cancelled, it should be done at least one hour before the reservation is set to begin. Failure to cancel a reservation may result in a $5 late cancellation fee.

If you do not check your child out of the Kids Club room, you will be charged the $5 overtime fee.