We have 417 childcarers in the SE postcode area available for babysitting in The Borough and a further 2644 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 £7.20.


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...

Kim was looking after our 3yo on a Sunday afternoon and from the moment I met her I felt confident of leaving our girl with her: our daughter is usually reserved/ shy towards strangers, but in this instance she warmed up to Kim almost instantly. Anushka also doesn't like us leaving home without her, so there's always some degree of fuss, but she didn't even notice when we left the house as she was busy reading books with Kim. We came back to happy and fed kid who was dissappointed that Kim had to leave and we would definitely choose Kim again in the future if she's available!

Mrs J, London, SE3

This was my first time using sitters. Evelyn was wonderful. Originally I was only going to leave her with my 2 year old but after spending time seeing her with both the children (and with reassurance from Evelyn) I felt confident to leave my 8 month old in her care also. There were no problems, Evelyn sent me messages while I was out to let me know everything was okay. I returned home to find both kids happy, playing and fed. Evelyn had an easy time engaging with both children and successfully managing my clingy 2 year old as I was leaving home. We will be seeing her again.

Mrs M, London, SE22

It was the first time I'd used sitters so I was a bit anxious about leaving our 17 month old with a stranger all day, even though I was going to be working from home. I shouldn't have worried as Laura was brilliant with him. He was upset when I left to work upstairs but Laura soon calmed him down and I could hear him making 'happy noises' throughout the day. Laura even managed to get him to nap on time with ease and he ate all of his lunch without the fuss he usually makes. I'd feel very relaxed at leaving my son with Laura again if I had to go out to work for the day.

Miss H, London, SE19