Children's Resource and Referral
This organization provides lists of child care providers. Some offer drop-in child care. The agency will work with parents only. A parent should phone the agency directly and provide information about the child: age, any specific needs, dates and times needed for child care. This information is entered into their database which maintains current provider information. They match the parent/child's needs with the provider. The parent is given several names of providers to contact directly. If none of the names work, the agency will provide a longer list.
Child Time Professional Nanny Placement Service
This agency has on-call service and will provide care at a hotel or residence.
An online guide for Santa Barbara family resources, including babysitting services, family activities, summer camps and after school programs.