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Childcare Services

We are pleased to offer childcare reimbursement for attendees of SMASIS 2023. For those who need childcare services, ASME will reimburse up to a total of $250/per registered attendee for services incurred by a licensed service provider in Austin, TX This offering will be available from September 11-13, 2023, during the hours of day in which technical presentations are offered.

To be reimbursed, you must complete the ASME Volunteer Travel Expense Contribution form. All requests for reimbursements must be received by ASME, with itemized receipts, no later than TWO WEEKS FROM LAST DAY OF CONFERENCE.

For the ASME reimbursement form or if you have questions related to this benefit, please contact Krishna Hernandez,

ASME suggests you may wish to consult with your local hotel concierge for licensed service provider suggestions.

Below is a list of local childcare companies for consideration in Austin. ASME has no relationship with these providers. Your due diligence is strongly advised.

Ashley's Playhouse
13343 N US 183 SRVD NB, Suite 200
Austin, TX 78750

Description: Since 2014, Ashley's Playhouse is a drop-in childcare center for children ages 6 weeks to 12 years old. At Ashley's Playhouse, we believe that childhood is a unique and magical stage of life. We believe that children learn best by doing what they love - playing! Through purposeful play, children develop intellectually, socially, physically, and emotionally. As such, we have filled our center with activities that engage the child's imagination, encourage teamwork, and stimulate their natural curiosity to understand and explore the world around them.

There is a one-time registration fee of $40. Hourly rates are as follows:
Under 18 months - $16.00/hr.
18 months – 3 years - $13.50/hr.
4+ years -$12.50/hr.

Austin's Best Babysitters
Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78701
Phone: (512) 345-4577

Description: Austin's Best Babysitters is a mommy–owned and operated babysitting referral service. We were founded by a mom in 1986, and we have since provided the families of Austin, TX with affordable, professional, loving childcare!

College Sitters Barton Springs
Phone: (512) 381-3143
Contact: Alyssa Sable
Phone: (512) 381-3143

Description: College Sitters matches fully screened and trained professionals to your needs, so you can say Yes — worry free. For all of life's opportunities and events, our reliable, professional sitters are ready to roll. We can cover workdays, date nights, meetings, hotel care, wedding, and event care – large and small.

Toybrary Austin
7817 Rockwood Lane, Suite 101
Austin, TX 78757
Phone: (512) 765-4174
Contact: Liza Wilson
Phone: (512) 765-4174

Description: Drop off child care, toy lending and baby gear rental for out of town visitors! Childcare is just $10/hr., nights included. Group babysitting available. Or drop in with your child to play in our play space for just $5. We have tents, tunnels, costumes, a train table, a slide, push toys, pull toys, bikes, and trikes. With over 1200 toys to borrow, you'll find everything a 1-5 year old could desire. Come play!