We have 36 childcarers in the IG postcode area available for babysitting in Barking and a further 1532 in neighbouring postcode areas.

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  • Book childcare online
  • Available nationwide
  • We'll do all the work
  • Competitive rates
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  • All childcarers are reference-checked and continually appraised
  • Every Sitter has professional childcare experience
  • Registration is free - pay nothing until your first booking is complete.

Here's how Sitters works


Start by entering your postcode to set up your FREE
account and read reviews about childcarers local to you.


You can then book childcare online – just select the
date, time and address for your booking.


Choose the local carers you’d prefer us to offer your bookings
to first and we’ll keep you updated of progress by email.


Your childcarer will call you before the booking and you should pay
her for her time at the end. Rates start from just £7.50.


Pay nothing until after you have used Sitters - guaranteed. A booking
fee (£4-£6) and quarterly membership fee (£14.95) will only be
charged to your credit card after your booking has taken place.

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Read reviews of approved Sitters local to you

Reviews about local Sitters childcarers...

My children aged 2 years and 7 months old both had a wonderful time with Carmen. They enjoyed reading books together, colouring and singing. I came home and my toddler was very happily playing and interacting with Carmen whilst the baby was enjoying rolling around on his playmat learning how to crawl. I would recommend Carmen as a babysitter as she is very experienced in childcare and has a lovely caring and fun personality which the children loved. Thanks a lot Carmen.

Mrs K, Essex, IG6

Tracey was the first sitter we used and it was also the first time we had left our children in the care of someone unknown to us. The minute Tracey walked through the door we felt at ease and confident to leave our two boys in her care. My children also immediately responded to her friendly and enthusiastic manner and were quite happy for us to leave. Our boys had a fun time playing games with her and watching TV before going to bed.

Mrs W, Woodford Green, IG8

Rebecca is a diamond. She automatically took control of the children very well. They have been very challenging recently and came at short notice to help out. I cannot stress that this is the best sitter I have ever had, willing to bath them, read to the children and put them to bed. It will be hard to find anyone who is as good !! Thanks Rebecca & Sitters.

Mr R, Loughton, IG10