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Happy lady and child is an award winning back-up childcare and adult care services company that has been in business since 1984. services are offered to Vanderbilt benefits-eligible faculty and staff. Faculty and staff may use up to 5 days combined of childcare and adult care each contract year.

All child caregivers are thoroughly screened, trained and experienced.

Fees: Child care: $13.00/hour paid directly to the child caregiver in cash or by check

Faculty and staff may call for care beginning at 6AM CST, Monday – Friday, or may place the request online any time at To receive care on the weekend, place the request either by phone or online by Friday at 4PM CST. Please provide your employee ID when calling.

For more information or to request care, call at 855-781-1303.

Additional Information

Backup Care Overview

Frequently Asked Questions about Backup Childcare

Tips for Working with a Temporary Caregiver

Screening Overview for Childcare Providers