Family Life and Household

Taking care of the people, things, and places I love.

  • VUMC Child and Family Center - Offering licensed early childhood care and education for the children of VUMC employees, from ages 6 weeks to age 5. (login required)
  • Find Child Care in Tennessee – Helping Tennessee residents find child care services in their local area.
  • VUMC Back-up child and adult options - Offers backup in-home childcare & adult care at a subsidized rate for VUMC employees. (login required)
  • Vanderbilt Sitter Service – This site allows you to contact VUMC students and employees who are available for babysitting, dependent care, or pet sitting services. (login required)

  • Lactation Rooms - VU - View lactation rooms available on the Vanderbilt campus for faculty, staff, visitors and students with their locations, how to access, and room details. 
  • Lactation Rooms - VUMC - View lactation rooms available for VUMC employees.

Vanderbilt University supports you in your pregnancy and your return to work. The following programs and services are available to support you during this exciting time in your life.

  • Care.com – Find a local errand runner to help relieve your life necessities.
  • Home Advisor – Located trusted local professionals for all your household projects or needs.

  • Rover - Services for every dog and cat including walking, boarding, housesitting, drop in visits, and day care
  • Wag!vetted dog walking and sitter services
  • PetSitter.com - vetted pet walking and sitter services

Nashville Area Dog Parks

  • Centennial Dog Park, 2500 West End Avenue, On Flag Pole Hill
  • Edwin Warner Dog Park, 50 Vaughn Road, Across from the sports complex
  • Pitts Dog Park, 299 Tusculum Road
  • Shelby Dog Park, Shelby Avenue at S. 20th Street, Behind the Shelby Park Community Center
  • Two Rivers Dog Park, 3150 McGavock Pike