We have 90 childcarers in the BH postcode area available for babysitting in Swanage and a further 129 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...

Jitka was a very experienced and trustworthy childcare professional. She had text and rang me before the booking which gave me peace of mind. She turned up with books, games and treats for the kids and immediately engaged with them. I felt very confident leaving the children in her care & she said there was no rush to get back home and offered to call in the middle of the evening to let us know the children were happy. She was polite, friendly and very able. The children were happy and I would definitely recommend Jitka to anybody.

Mrs D, Dorset, BH18

I really liked Linda. From the minute she came into my home her focus was on making sure my daughter was settled and ok. She made an immediate positive impact so much so I was able to head almost straight out the door (after showing Linda where the coffee was!) She texted me in the middle of the evening to let me know my daughter had gone to sleep and everything was ok, which was very reassuring. A lovely lady and my daughter has already asked when she's coming back to sit for her! Recommended.

Mrs G, Bournemouth, BH7

Marianna was wonderful - so quiet and calm - I felt completely happy leaving my 4 year old with her. As it was, my son didn't stir, but he met Marianna before going to sleep and felt comfortable enough to answer her questions - a very good sign, and quite unusual. Marianna arrived early; presented her ID unprompted (very professional, I thought); and sent text updates to let us know that all was well. I would be very happy indeed for Marianna to sit for us again.

Mrs F, Dorset, BH20