We have 12 childcarers in the EX postcode area available for babysitting in Barnstaple and a further 37 in neighbouring postcode areas.

Easy online booking

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  • Book childcare online
  • Available nationwide
  • We'll do all the work
  • Competitive rates
Trusted in childcare since 1967

Total peace of mind

  • 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.

Read reviews of approved Sitters local to you

Reviews about local Sitters childcarers...

Really great carer, extremely professional and experienced and left us feeling very confident to leave both our girls in her care for the evening. One of our girls woke up and Ngisti was sat chatting with her when we came back (she never goes straight back to sleep!)...our daughter was really sad when she had to go home!! She absolutely loved her and still talks about 'Mary Poppins' two weeks later. We would absolutely use her again and recommend her. Thankyou so much Ngisti!

Mr M, Devon, EX7

This was the first time we used Sitters and we were surprised how easy it was. Heather knows children & was good at helping us say goodbye but distracting our 2 yr old boy quickly when he didn't look like he wanted us to go! Our son said in the morning that he liked her so that's full points from us!

Mrs H, Exeter, EX4

Heather arrived to sit for my 12 week and 19 month old. I instantly felt at ease. I had so many pre "sitting" nerves. But she was so calm , experienced, polite , professional. I couldn't have asked for more. A tip to other nervous parents is just go with it and book a time and date x.

Mrs R, Exeter, EX2