Thoughts, advice and tips on real life parenting and childcare

What Are the Best Options for Parents Looking for Babysitters?

21-07-2017

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

19-07-2017

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

16-07-2017

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?

07-07-2017

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.

What Should You Expect From Your Babysitter

27-06-2017

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

21-06-2017

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

14-06-2017

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

05-06-2017

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

01-06-2017

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

30-05-2017

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

23-05-2017

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

22-05-2017

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

15-05-2017

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

12-05-2017

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?

10-05-2017

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

09-05-2017

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

03-05-2017

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

02-05-2017

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?

28-04-2017

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

24-04-2017

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!

10-04-2017

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

07-04-2017

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

06-04-2017

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

05-04-2017

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

03-04-2017

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

28-03-2017

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?

24-03-2017

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

20-03-2017

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

18-03-2017

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

15-03-2017

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

10-03-2017

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

03-03-2017

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?

28-02-2017

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?

26-01-2017

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.

Top 11 Tips for Staying Sane This Silly Season

01-12-2016

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

How to Find a Babysitter

04-11-2016

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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