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We have 112 approved, fully-vetted childcarers available for babysitting in Shipley 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

Thank you Nikki for filling a booking request at very short notice! Nikki was great at keeping in touch prior to the appointment as it was the first time we'd met her, and that was helpful in putting my mind a rest when leaving the children with a new person. She brought a DVD for the children to watch and that was a real treat for them, so they were excited, and quite happy to see me leave the house!

Mrs C, Shipley, BD17


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

Heather was really lovely and friendly, and despite my 18 month old being particularly grumpy Heather was able to settle her nicely. The dogs were very happy with her too and I was comfortable leaving them all Heather's care. She helped us out at really short notice too which we really appreciated. I would highly recommend Heather to any family and will definitely be booking her again in the future.

Mrs M, West Yorkshire, BD18


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

Jacqui was absolutely wonderful - made our son (and us) feel at ease straight away.Will definately book Jacqui again this week. The sitters service is incredible and very professional from the time I made the initial enquiry.

Ms K, Bradford, BD10

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