We have 82 childcarers in the SO postcode area available for babysitting in Southampton and a further 596 in neighbouring postcode areas.

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

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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 £7.20.


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...

Kiaya was brilliant. It was the first time I have left my 20 month old son during the day with someone from Sitters so was a little nervous but I had confidence in Kiaya straight away. She arrived slightly earlier and had brought a bag of toys. My son took to her immediately. She kept me updated throughout the day and when I came home had kept a log of feeds, nappy changes etc. My son was asleep when I got home but the next morning when I got him up the first thing he said was 'Kiaya!' She made a great impression on me and a great impression on my son. Will 100% use again. Thanks :).

Mrs S, Hampshire, SO23

Lucy is great! It was the first time we had Lucy as a babysitter and the first time that both my daughters were awake! I thought it would be a nightmare and we would never get out of the house, but Lucy managed to take my 9 month old, calm her down and get her to sleep whilst getting my 3 year old to wait for her stories. She then read my 3 year old some stories before getting her to sleep and then sent me a text to let me know they were both ok and settled. Fantastic and helped me and my husband enjoy a rare evening out. We would definitely recommend her. Thanks.

Mrs R, Southampton, SO15

Leanne was our first babysitter from sitters and we were going to see Rocky Horror so when she arrived, on time, we were dressed rather strangely I would imagine for a normal sit! She took it in her stride, came straight in to the children and was very relaxed with them and they with her. Anxiety over using a new service was gone immediately. On our return she gave us a brief rundown of the evening and how the children had settled. The children the following morning were full of praise for her. Would definitely like to have her again.

Mrs R, Eastleigh, SO53