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  • All childcarers have at least 2 years' professional childcare experience
  • We undertake thorough identity and background checks and we carefully interview every sitter
  • From newborns to teens, we'll match your family with experienced sitters

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(so that we can select sitters with relevant experience)


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Do you have a booking in mind?

If so, let us know when you need childcare and we'll check the availability of childcarers local to you.

What does Sitters cost?

It's free to set up an account with Sitters. There's nothing to pay until after your first booking has taken place.

Costs are split between Sitters agency fees (membership and booking fees, which are charged to your card) and payment to your childcarer for their time at the end of the booking.

Recommended childcarer pay

You pay your childcarer direct for their time at the end of each booking (recommended rates are per hour, not per child).

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Sitters agency fees

Membership costs just £14.95 for 3 months. Your membership will renew quarterly - but there's no commitment, you can cancel online at any time.

For each booking we successfully fill for you, there's a booking fee:

  • Starting after 6pm - £4
  • Starting before 6pm - £6
  • Bookings away from home - £6
  • Short notice (less than 36 hours) - £6
  • Bookings lasting 8-24 hours - £6

The cost of arranging childcare is split between membership and booking fees because this allows us to offer you the best value. Membership is kept to a minimum to benefit both occasional users and regular customers.

Sitters won't cost you a penny until after your first booking has taken place. Guaranteed.

Can I cancel my membership at anytime?

Absolutely, there's no commitment and you can cancel your membership at any time.

I have some uncertainty about leaving my children with someone I don't know?

Many parents feel this way and afterwards wonder what they were concerned about!

Our sitters have chosen to work with children because they enjoy it and you'll find that they are quick to put you and your family at ease.

Read what other parents using Sitters for the first time say about our award-winning childcare:

"This was our first time having a babysitter for our one-year-old & our first time using Sitters. We were nervous! But Holly was wonderful, she instantly put us at ease & I knew we were leaving my baby in great hands. He was comfortable around her instantly, not least because she was so warm & friendly. She's a star! "

"Barbara was absolutely amazing - she arrived as my children were going to bed and put them at ease straightaway. It is my first time using sitters and I am thoroughly impressed. I would highly recommend her to anyone else."

"This was the first time we used a sitter of any kind so we had no idea how our 2 girls would be. We needn't have worried though! Shakila is such a bubbly, lovely person she immediately put both us and the girls at ease. She did a sterling job of keeping the girls entertained and kept us updated throughout, which was amazing to know that the girls were getting on fine. We would highly recommend."

Do your childcarers have experience with newborn babies and infants?

Yes - many Sitters' childcarers have years of experience working with newborns and infants. You can rest assured that we will only ever offer your bookings to childcarers who have the relevant experience for your family.