About our childcarers

Sitters babysitters are recruited from childcare and other caring professions and have at least 2 years' professional childcare experience.

Our childcarers may be OFSTED Registered Childminders, qualified Nannies or Nursery Nurses, as well as Primary School Teachers, Teaching Assistants, Paediatric Nurses, or some other childcare profession. A typical Sitters approved childcarer is 38 years old and has their own family.

When selecting suitable babysitters we employ a 4 stage process of detailed application, information gathering and verification, thorough reference checking, and personal interviews. 

We look for knowledgeable childcarers who can demonstrate a long-term commitment to childcare and babysitting.

Get started here by telling us where you need childcare:

Childcarer vetting process:

  • All have completed a detailed application form

  • All have passed an interview with a member of our experienced recruitment team

  • All have at least 2 years' professional childcare experience

  • All have provided at least two childcare employment references which are checked and verified in person

  • We collect Photo ID and proof of address for every childcarer

  • We obtain copies of DBS certificates and childcare qualifications

  • All agree to Sitters' Code of Conduct and Terms and Conditions

  • All are issued with a Sitters ID Card 

“Having been an active babysitter with Sitters for over 10 years I have watched the company grow. I have met many wonderful and friendly families over the years and watched them grow too! I love the fact that you can invite families to leave feedback - we all need to know we are appreciated.”  Pauline S, Edinburgh EH13

“I have worked with children and families for over 30 years in many different settings and have worked for Sitters for over 10 years. The staff team are always available to help and the website is easy to manage. The families are lovely and I really enjoy providing a positive experience for them."  Susan P, London SE5

Sue V

“Joining Sitters was the best thing I have ever done! I have met so many lovely families whilst doing this, and I can honestly say that 99.9% of families are friendly and welcoming and I love that my name changes at every sitting..."shoe" "soon" "soup"... occasionally I get "Sue"!! Brilliant!”  Sue V, London HA7


“Having spent all my working life as a paediatric nurse, I really love working with children. I sit regularly for many families, and love being a small part of the children’s journey to adulthood. Sitters is a professional and supportive organisation, and I would thoroughly recommend it to anyone.“  Carole T, Newbury RG2

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