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We have 340 approved, fully-vetted childcarers available for babysitting in Cinderford and neighbouring areas.

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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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 £5 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

1

Register online

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

2

Provide booking details

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

3

Your sitter will call

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

4

Enjoy your freedom

Your sitter will ensure your little ones are safe and happy. Then simply pay them when the booking is complete.


Professional childcare, whenever you need it

Evening and overnight babysitting

Cost effective daytime childcare ‐ you'll pay per hour, not per child

Emergency childcare within as little as 90 minutes

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


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 £5 per month and babysitting rates are the most competitive you’ll find.

And there's nothing to pay until after your first booking takes place.


Families local to you love Sitters

Families local to you love Sitters

Stacy D was great. I had a message prior to the day as confirmation and she arrived on time on the evening itself. My 3 boys took to her immediately and Stacy immediately got them on side, unfortunately my youngest (5) was coming down with a cough and a slight raised temperature after a long week at school but Stacy provided reassurance that all would be ok and she was great, even sitting with him in his room whilst he resettled later in the evening. Would have no hesitation recommending Stacy D so long as you choose an evening when we aren't using her first!

Mrs M, Stroud, GL6


Watch the video

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


Sitters childcarers love what they do

One of our lovely carers Pauline, a qualified nursery nurse and part of the Sitters family since 2002, tells us why she loves doing what she does:

Loved by our families since 2003, Susan has sat for Sitters families on over 1,500 occasions. Here she explains why she loves working in childcare:

Having sat for Sitters families on more than 1,800 occasions, our wonderful carer Sue explains why she loves meeting new families:

"I have been working with Sitters for 17 years now and over that time I have met many lovely families. The Sitters service is professional, fast and reliable and I love the fact you can receive feedback from families. The application process is thorough so families can be assured their children will receive the best of care."

"I've worked with children for over 30 years. Sitters is perfect for me, it gives me flexibility, the team are always available to help and the families are lovely."

"Joining Sitters was the best thing I have ever done! It gives me the freedom to work around my school hours and I love that my name changes at every sitting..."shoe", "soup"... occasionally I get "Sue"!!"


Families local to you love Sitters

Families local to you love Sitters

Matthew was great with our 8 month old who unfortunately didn't fancy going to bed before we went out! Matthew was confident and relaxed with him, and asked how we would like him to handle bedtime. With his experience as a baby room nursery nurse and his own young children I felt absolutely confident leaving him still awake with Matthew when we left. On our return I wasn't surprised to hear that when sleepy Matthew had put him down and soothed him to sleep. Thank you and I'm sure we will see you again!

Dr W, Gloucestershire, GL52


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



Families local to you love Sitters

Families local to you love Sitters

Ayisat was great with our 1 yr old son, who clocked that we were about to go out! We weren't ready yet, so she distracted him and played with him, really calming him down before we left. She asked what sort of routine and time we'd like for him to go to bed, and let us know by text when he was asleep- really reassuring. She kindly stayed a bit later, and the next day even texted to ask how our son was. We'd 100% recommend her- clearly very experienced and a lovely person. Thank you and see you soon!

Dr W, Gloucestershire, GL52

More reasons to love Sitters

1. We're here
to help

We're just a phone call away before, during or after your booking.

2. Tailored
care

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

3. No commitment
guarantee

There's nothing to pay until after your first booking takes place. And you're free to cancel your membership at any time.

4. Sitters childcarers love their work

The babysitters 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
insured

To give you additional peace of mind, all of our sitters are covered by £3m public liability insurance

6. We offer great
value

We aim to offer you the very best childcare at the most competitive rates available