We have 39 childcarers in the IG postcode area available for babysitting in Chigwell and a further 1637 in neighbouring postcode areas.

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  • Book childcare online
  • Available nationwide
  • We'll do all the work
  • Competitive rates
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  • All childcarers are reference-checked and continually appraised
  • Every Sitter has professional childcare experience
  • Registration is free - pay nothing until your first booking is complete.

Here's how Sitters works


Start by entering your postcode to set up your FREE
account and read reviews about childcarers local to you.


You can then book childcare online – just select the
date, time and address for your booking.


Choose the local carers you’d prefer us to offer your bookings
to first and we’ll keep you updated of progress by email.


Your childcarer will call you before the booking and you should pay
her for her time at the end. Rates start from just £7.85.


Pay nothing until after you have used Sitters - guaranteed. A booking
fee (£4-£6) and quarterly membership fee (£14.95) will only be
charged to your credit card after your booking has taken place.

Read reviews of approved Sitters local to you

Reviews about local Sitters childcarers...

Sara was amazing, I would love to have her back again to take care of my 2 toddlers. Both children had a lot of fun and Sara kept them entertained and happy whilst I was away. Sara gave the children their lunch, snacks and drinks at appropriate times and even managed my little girl's potty training and the younger baby's nappy changes. It was a very busy part of the day but Sara was very professional and efficient which reassured me that all was well while I was away from my babies. I would highly recommend Sara.

Mrs K, Essex, IG6

I was very pleased to have Florence babysit my 2 toddlers aged 3 and 18 months. Florence kept both babies entertained and happy whilst I was away. I came home to find the baby sound asleep and my older girl very happy to be with Florence. Florence quickly understood my routine for the children when she arrived and knew when to feed the children, change their nappies and put them down for a nap. She is a natural child carer and confident with kids. I would love to have Florence again.

Mrs K, Essex, IG6

Where do I start!? Bo is just such an amazing professional childminder and engaging with both our 4.5 year old (and us adults alike!) Our child couldn't wait to see us off - we were seen to the door for the first time ever! Also, Bo is an expert on children and is able to read children's behaviour and interpret their needs and care for them intuitively. Our child asked for her to come back the next day! We would all welcome you back anytime. Look forward to it. Thank you so much.

Mr M, Essex, IG10