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Trusted childcare
at home or away

Childcare made simple

With easy online booking, we can have a childcare professional at your door in as little as 90 minutes

Sitters' trusted, local network of babysitters are personally checked and picked by our family for your family

Enjoy peace of mind knowing your childcare is covered for less than £6 per month

Loved and trusted by families nationwide on millions of occasions since 1967

Childcare professionals

  • All Sitters childcarers have worked with children on a daily basis in professional childcare roles (such as childminders, nursery nurses, nannies, teachers, midwives, paediatric nurses and teaching assistants).
  • When you book with Sitters, you’ll get only the very best childcare professionals for your family.
  • From newborns to teens, we'll match your family with experienced sitters local to you.
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How it works


Register online

It’s free to register. Simply enter the postcode where you need childcare to browse sitter profiles and reviews.


Provide booking details

We’ll match your family’s needs with childcare professionals and let you know when your booking has been accepted.


Your sitter will be in touch

For peace of mind your sitter will contact you prior to every booking, giving you a chance to discuss your requirements.


Enjoy your freedom

Your sitter will ensure your children are safe and happy. Then simply pay them for their time at the end of the booking.

Professional childcare, whenever you need it

Evening and overnight babysitting

Cost effective daytime childcare ‐ hourly rates are per family, not per child

Emergency childcare within as little as 90 minutes

Childcare on-the-go, in hotels and on holiday nationwide

Some of our brilliant childcarers

"Adrash stood in for my nanny and needed no guidance. She's clearly incredibly experienced with children. Very warm and loving - perfect for a baby. I would use her forever if I could - a Godsend!"

"Andrea was full of energy and enthusiasm. Lovely and friendly yet confident. Totally unflappable. My seven year old daughter warmed to her immediately. That is the best test of all."

"Sue was an instant hit with my 3 year old who is usually very clingy with me. This morning the first thing he asked was "Where's Sue?" I would definitely recommend Sue and use her services again."

'A lifeline for a single mum!'

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'A lifeline for a single mum!'

I have used Sitters for years. As a single parent, its an essential lifeline for me. The sitters I have had to date have been amazing. Definitely child orientated, friendly and most importantly I feel secure leaving my child with them. I would not hesitate to recommend them.

Merrisha G, Walsall

Great value childcare

We know that your children are priceless, but we feel that great childcare should be affordable for everyone.

Sitters membership costs less than £6 per month and hourly rates are per family - not per child.

There are no upfront costs and there's nothing to pay until after your first booking takes place.

Watch the video

3 year old Martha (and mum Anna) tell us why they loved their first Sitters experience

Some of our brilliant childcarers

"My 6 and 2 year old are very shy but were completely at ease with Gemma as she was brilliant at engaging them. Both children have asked to have Gemma sit for us again! She was brilliant."

"Suzette was great with my 6 yo and 4yo. making them feel at ease the minute she came through the door with a game for them to play together which totally broke the ice and was able to get them down to bed quicker than I can!"

"I felt instantly at ease with her and she settled in immediately playing with the children (8 and 5). I felt that Pippa was extremely capable and unflappable, whilst being lovely and kind too."

'Can't recommend Sitters enough!!'

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'Can't recommend Sitters enough!!'

We have been extremely happy with the service. We have our 3 top sitters, however when we have new ones coming the kids are always relaxed because they know whoever comes is going to be fantastic, and is going to make them feel at ease. Always very punctual. Can't recommend Sitters enough!!

Mum Silvia, with Simon, Luca and Emma, London

Childcare with confidence

Sitters childcarers must have at least 2 years' recent, professional childcare experience

Every sitter is carefully interviewed by one of our skilled recruitment team

We undertake thorough background and identity checks

Ratings and reviews are available online for you to read before you book

Watch the video

Danielle, Bailey and Delilah talk about how they found their first experience using Sitters

We've got you covered

Whether you want help to reclaim your social life, manage your career or grab a few hours of child-free time... we can deliver award-winning childcare to your door.

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'Our go-to service for childcare...'

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'Our go-to service for childcare...'

Always reliable, professional and secure. Any parent is naturally very worried about leaving their children with a complete stranger for a few hours, but in all our experiences with Sitters, our nerves have always been calmed as soon as their carers walk through the door. They are always our go-to service for childcare any day.

The Boakye Family, Kent

More reasons to love Sitters

1. We're here
to help

Our dedicated team are all parents and are here to offer friendly, knowledgeable support

2. Tailored

We’ll match your family’s needs with childcare professionals

3. No commitment

There are no upfront costs and you're free to cancel your membership at any time

4. Sitters childcarers love their work

The sitters you'll meet love working with children and you'll find they are quick to put you and your family at ease

5. You're fully

To give you additional peace of mind, all of our sitters are covered by £5m public liability insurance

6. We offer great

Sitters' hourly childcare rates are per family, not per child, giving you great value

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