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Sitters childcare fees

Sitters childcare fees

There's no cost in joining Sitters' babysitting service today - you pay nothing until after your first babysitter booking is complete, guaranteed.

Sitters childcare agency fees are made up of a quarterly membership and booking fees. Your family can have access to experienced Sitters childcarers for just £14.95 for 3 months (just over £1 per week). Thereafter your membership will renew at £14.95 per quarter until you no longer require the service.

Each time you book a Sitter we charge a nominal booking fee, usually £4, to your preferred credit card. A booking fee of £6 is charged for hotel bookings, daycare bookings and short notice bookings made at less than 12 hours notice.

Professional babysitters' hourly rates of pay

At the end of the booking your babysitter will reasonably expect you to pay them for the hours they have worked, rounded up to the next quarter of an hour.  As guidance for parents, Sitters advises the recommended rate of pay for a professional babysitter each time a booking is made.

The following rates of pay are currently recommended for babysitting in your home (these rates are inclusive of any travelling costs). To ensure it is worth your babysitters' time and so that they are willing to return to your family, we also recommend that babysitters are paid for a minimum of 3 hours on each booking (or 4 hours if the booking is made on a busy date).

Babysitters in Zone 1 postcode areas in Central London and the South East

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Evening babysitting on weekdays/Sundays: £6.75 per hour, on Saturdays: £7.25 per hour

Daytime childcare before 6pm: £8.65 per hour

Babysitters in Zone 2 postcode areas in SE England

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Evening babysitting on weekdays/Sundays: £6.50 per hour, on Saturdays: £6.75 per hour

Daytime childcare before 6pm: £7.75 per hour

Babysitters in all other Zone 3 postcode areas

Evening babysitting on weekdays/Sundays: £6.50 per hour, on Saturdays: £6.50 per hour

Daytime childcare before 6pm: £7.25 per hour

Special rates for special dates

There are slightly higher rates of pay for special dates such as Valentine's Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Eve.

Christmas Eve, Boxing Day, Valentine's Day:

Zone 1 - £9 per hour

Zone 2 - £8.50 per hour

Zone 3 - £8 per hour

Christmas Day:

Zone 1 - £10

Zone 2 - £10

Zone 3 - £10

New Year's Eve:

Zone 1 - £14

Zone 2 - £12

Zone 3 - £10

Hotel bookings

For bookings at hotels we recommend the following rates of pay:-

Zone 1 Weekdays/Sundays - £7.25   Saturdays - £7.75

Zone 2 Weekdays/Sundays - £6.75   Saturdays - £7.25

Zone 3 Weekdays/Sundays - £6.65   Saturdays - £6.65

Sitters Guarantee

Complete the online registration today and we guarantee that there will be no cost until after your first babysitting booking is complete. It makes sense to ensure your family has the reassurance of a reliable and experienced babysitter, on call whenever you need them. Register with Sitters today!

To check whether we have approved Sitters childcarers in your area, please enter your postcode below: