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The Weinstein JCC offers free babysitting to members for children ages six weeks and up. Reservations can be made up to 48 hours in advance at the Central Services Desk by calling (804) 285-6500.

Hours and Information

Monday – Thursday, 8:00 am – 7:30 pm
Friday, 8:00 am – 5:30 pm
Saturday – Sunday, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

  • Drop-in service is provided Monday through Friday if space is available from 8:00 am – 12:30 pm. One hour and 45 minutes is the maximum you may use babysitting at one time.
  • You must call to cancel if unable to come at your appointed time. Please see babysitting staff or click here for the parent manual, which explains various staff policies such as health, discipline, training, etc.
  • Parents may use the babysitting service for a maximum of three hours in a day with a maximum of one hour and 45 minutes at one time. For example: 90 minutes during the day and 90 minutes in the evening for a total of three hours or one hour and 45 minutes during the day and the balance of the three hours in the evening. Parents must be on site to use babysitting services.
  • Member Security: Upon your first visit to the Weinstein JCC babysitting room, you will be required to fill out an information form for your child. This form will inform staff of any allergies and who may or may not pick up your child, as well as emergency contact information. If at anytime when you come to pick up your child and the babysitter on duty does not know you, you will be required to show your identification.
  • Important! At this young age, children and infants may inadvertently share snacks. In an effort to be proactive to allergic reactions to various foods, we are requesting that parents no longer bring food into the babysitting room. You may send bottles for your child(ren) to drink. Please make sure bottles are clearly labeled. The Weinstein JCC will provide various kosher crackers and/or cookies for snacks. If your child has food allergies, please let us know in advance. The babysitting room is a nut-free zone.

Click here to view this month's babysitting calendar.

If you have questions or concerns regarding any aspect of babysitting, please contact Allison Snyder at or (804) 545-8638. To make reservations, please call the front desk at (804) 285-6500.