Thoughts, advice and tips on real life parenting and childcare

15 of the Best Sleepover Games


If you’re looking for sleepover games which will elevate your sleepover to the downright awesome and memorable, we’ve got you covered.

15 Fun Winter Activities for Kids


If you’re ready to take winter on, and get outside whatever the weather, then here are our top 15 winter activities for kids.

How to Help Children Like a Babysitter


There are some important steps you can take to help the child to feel comfortable with your babysitter. Find out here. 

Easy Cooking Ideas for Kids


Are you struggling to find healthy, quick and easy meals for you kids? Fear not, as we’ve compiled some of the best recipes for you. 

20 Great Indoor Games for Kids


If you’re stuck indoors on a rainy day, or looking for ways to entertain before bedtime we have compiled a list of the best indoor games for kids. Come and take a look.

Star Wars Themed Party Ideas for 2018


Are looking to plan the best Star Wars Themed Party? We take you through every element to ensure your Star Wars party is a direct hit.

How to Find a Babysitter for New Year’s Eve and the Going Rates


Demand for a New Year’s Eve babysitter is high. Find out how to get the best rates and ensure you aren’t let down this year with Sitters. 

Top 11 Tips for Staying Sane This Silly Season


Chill out, grab a coffee and read our top 11 tips for surviving the family Christmas madness with your sanity intact. 

Find the Best Indoor Activities for Kids Near Me


The weather outside can make the prospect of entertaining the kids daunting. Here are our best suggestions for indoor activities for kids near you.

Ideas for Hosting a Successful Pyjama Party or Sleepover


We have some hints, tips and ideas to ensure your kids pyjama party or sleepover goes with a bang. Visit Sitters now to view them all. 

15 Christmas Card Ideas Kids Can Make


Let your kids have fun and give the grandparents and aunties a keepsake or two by creating one of our Top 15 Christmas Card Ideas for Children.

How to find a great Santa’s Grotto near me.


Kids love to see Santa, especially if he gives them a gift! But how do you find the best Santa’s Grotto near you. We share our top tips, ideas and resources.

Babysitting Children with Food Allergies and Intolerances


Babysitting children with food allergies and intolerances can be a scary thought, we analyse each case and advise on how to proceed.

Top Time Management Tips for Busy Mums


Being a productive superhero mum takes practice. Get your productivity juices flowing with Sitters 12 Top Time Management Tips for Busy Mums.

The Best Cooking Games for Kids


Why not take your children’s learning to the next level and learn in the kitchen. We have prepared the best cooking games for kids.

Halloween Safety Tips for Kids and Parents


Halloween parties are a highlight for kids in the dreary Autumn term, however there are risks associated. Find out how to keep your kids safe with this guide. 

The Top 30 Toddler Halloween Costume Ideas


Halloween may be a time of all things spooky and scary, but you just can’t beat the cuteness of a toddler in costume. Find the best toddler Halloween Costume ideas here. 

How to Interview a Babysitter?


Here at Sitters, we understand it can be scary leaving your child with a babysitter for the first time.  Put those worries aside & discover our advice on interviewing a babysitter. 

Top Toys for Christmas 2017


Like it or not, Christmas is around the corner.  It’s never too early to get a jump start on the coolest gifts for kids.  Here we discover the best selling toys from the top toy retailers.

What to Do With Kids on a Rainy Day


What to do with kids on a rainy day can be a tremendous task, with bundles of energy and never ending wriggles. We have detailed the top activities here.

15 Fun Cooking Activities for Kids


Get your kids in the kitchen and enjoy endless hours of delightful mess with our 15 Fun Cooking Activities for Kids. A wonderful family & sensory activity.

The Top Baby Names 2017


Just realeased - the most popular baby names 2017 - did your favourite make the list?

How to plan the perfect kids party


Planning the perfect party for kids can be a challenge. Whether it’s your first time entertaining or you're looking for some fresh ideas and top tips, we’re here to help.

How to Balance Work and Family Life


Sitters understand that every family is different, their needs are different. Know your rights and get the facts for how to balance work and family life

How Much Sleep Do Kids Really Need?


Bedtime routine is essential, yet over the summer bedtime routines can slip, uncover the truth and the requirements on how much sleep do kids really need.

What Are the Benefits of Pocket Money? And How Much Should You Give?


What are the benefits of pocket money? And how much to give? A decision all parents will face at one point, in-depth research on the benefits and negatives

Top Tips for When Your Kids Start Primary School


Dropping your kids off for their first day of primary school can be daunting, but don’t panic. We’ve created a list of top tips to help make the day easier. 

Women Who Have Kids in Their 30s May Live Longer, Study says


Have you ever worried about the ticking of your biological clock or wondered if you should have had kids younger?

The 15 Best Activities for Children to Help Them Learn Through Play


Play time is vital to a child's development, we have selected the 15 best activities for children to help them learn through play.

22 Great Places to Take Kids This Summer to Keep Them Entertained


We have found 22 great place to take kids this Summer across the UK for a day out. Wherever you are located you should find somewhere not too far to visit.

How to Get Kids to Sleep in the warm Summer months


With the long light evenings and the hot temperature it can be real hard to get children to sleep in the Summer months. Check out our guide for more peaceful nights

What Are the Best Options for Parents Looking for Babysitters?


Parents sometimes need a helping hand, especially finding babysitters, discover what the best options are for parents looking for babysitters 

Top Tips for Preventing Summer Holiday Learning Loss


During the long summer holidays, months of effort & learning risk being diminished due to children simply forgetting the knowledge they have built up. Here we discover ways to prevent 'Summer Slide'

15 Fun Books for Boys to Read


Reading has the ability to ignite the imagination of any aged boy, whether spy, adventure or comedy themed. We have compiled 15 fun books for boys to read

Are You Paying the Going Rate for Babysitters?


With location, times, experience and a lot more factors coming in to play, it is sometimes difficult to know if you are paying the going rate for babysitters or not.

Do I Need to DBS Check (previously CRB) My Babysitter?


Have you got an approved babysitter? Have you ever wondered if you should DBS check your babysitter or how to do this?  

What Should You Expect From Your Babysitter


Babysitting can sometimes seem like a poorly-defined role. Everyone has their own ideas of what they should and shouldn’t do. See if you agree with ours.

What you need to know about Childhood Safety


Most accidents in childhood are preventable; here we discover what the risks are and what action should be taken. 

9 Top Tips for keeping Children Cool, Calm and Protected in the Sun


As temperatures soar we discover 10 ways to keep your cool with kids in the heatwave.

How to Get Your Kids In to the Primary School of Your Choice


Most parents will face this same worry, how to register for primary school. Follow our informative guidelines and put this fear to bed once and for all.

15 Best Educational Apps for Kids


Keep your kids distracted guilt free. We’ve uncovered 15 of the best educational apps for kids and children. Incorporate learning in to their play routine today.

The Top 15 Tasty Lunch Ideas for Toddlers


Lunch times with toddlers can feel like Groundhog Day, but fear not. Liven up your toddler’s lunch with this list of the top 15 lunch ideas for Toddlers. 

Hiring a babysitter for the first time


Hiring a babysitter for the first time can be stressful however here are some top tips to ensure everything goes smoothly. 

15 Creative Birthday Cake Ideas for Girls


Producing a cake that meets the birthday girl’s expectations can be achievable. Here are Sitters’ 15 Creative Birthday Cake Ideas for Girls to take out some of the hard work for you.

Finding the Right Childcare Agency


If you’re looking for a Childcare Agency then Sitters is the right place to find experienced, referenced child carers and babysitters. 

Kids and Babies First Aid Courses for Parents


Would you know what to do if your child had a serious accident in or around the home? Find out about First Aid Courses for Parents here. 

Should My Sitter Have a Babysitting Certification?


We always want the ultimate reassurance that we’re choosing to leave our children in good hands.  So, given the existence of babysitting certifications and qualifications, do you need to make sure your sitter has one?

The Top 14 Party Games for Kids


We’ve compiled a list of the best party games for kids – perfect to use at birthday parties. Discover them all here. 

How to Help Kids Sleep Before the Babysitter Arrives


You don't have to put your children to bed before one of our babysitters arrive - but you may prefer to leave when they're already asleep. If so, our handy tips can help you get them off to the land of nod as quickly as possible.

25 Unique Celebrity Baby Names


Whether you’re looking for inspiration for your own little one to be, or you simply want to know the low down on latest trends, celebrity baby names always make for good reading. Here is a selection of our favourites.

Should You Let Your Babysitter Bring Her Boyfriend Over?


It’s an age old conundrum: knowing your kids are likely going to be asleep for most of the babysitter’s time should you let her have her boyfriend over? In Sitters opinion, the definitive answer is 'No' ... and here’s why.

29 Amazing Face Painting Ideas for Kids


Don't worry that great face painting is only for fine artists. With good-quality face paints, a few brushes and sponges, you too can create face paints to wow, inspire, and amuse.

Help! I Need a Babysitter!


If you’re in a slight panic Sitters can provide you with a babysitter with as little as three hours’ notice ... find out how right here. 

How to Organise a Toddler-Tastic Easter Egg Hunt


Make this Easter even more memorable for your toddlers with an Easter egg hunt. This is our guid to making 

19 Egg-citing Easter Egg Decoration Ideas


Kids love to decorate and design their own Easter Eggs. Get inspired from some of the most creative and cool eggs that we could find. Have a fun and Happy Easter!

The Best 15 Animated Movies to Watch with Your Children


At Sitters we’ve been on the children’s favourite film circuit a while, and here are the ones that we rate the Best 15 Animated Movies that both you and your children will enjoy, whatever their age or gender.

How to Overcome Separation Anxiety in Young Children


The ball and chain of parenthood can feel immensely overwhelming when separation anxiety strikes. So how do you overcome separation anxiety in young children?

The Best Ways to Stop Children Being Afraid of the Dark


Whether it’s monsters under the bed, or the bogeyman at the window, small children have a propensity to have one major fear in common: the dark.

What’s the Best Way to Find a Babysitter at Short Notice?


Sometimes you may find you need a babysitter at late notice, even with the best laid plans. Sitters have the answer to solving the last minute panic. 

Parenting in the Digital Age


Parenting in the digital age is a game where the rules constantly change. How as a parent can you get it right when the goalposts are constantly changing?

9 Ways To Prepare Your Children For When The Clocks Go Forward


Not long now until the clocks are go forward because of daylight savings. Here's how to cope if you're worried it will affect your child's bedtime and sleep routine.

How to Improve Behaviour with a Kids Reward Chart


When it comes to keeping a check on your little one's behaviour, nothing ticks the boxes like a reward chart. Rewards can be a very handy parenting tool, and here are a few ways to get the best out of them

How to Keep Children Safe on the Internet


The online world provides our children with a global playground, and opportunities for socialising and learning outside of their own local bubble - but how can you be sure that you’re keeping them safe on the internet?

10 Most Popular Bedtime Stories for Kids


With 50 years' experience of reading magical bedtime stories to sleepy children, we've come to know which ones are the favourites.  Here's a list of our top 10 bedtime stories to keep children happy.

Do You Know How Much to Pay a Babysitter?


When it comes to knowing how much to pay a babysitter you can be left in more of a tangle than attempting to wrestle a trio of bubble-bath covered toddlers against their will. How much is the ‘right’ amount?

When Should You First Leave Your Child With a Babysitter?


As new parents you're likely finding yourself caught between the opposing camps of 'desperate to go out' and 'don't want to leave baby'.  There's no right or wrong answer - but here's some wise advice.

How to Find a Babysitter


Trusting someone else to take care of your kids is hard enough, and finding a worthy candidate just makes it harder.

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