Whether it’s monsters under the bed, or the bogeyman at the window, small children have a propensity to have one major fear in common: the dark.
Bedtime routine is essential, yet over holiday periods children's sleep patterns can become more erratic. We uncover the truth and the requirements on how much sleep do kids really need.
If you’re in a slight panic Sitters can provide you with a babysitter with as little as three hours’ notice ... find out how right here.
Chill out, grab a coffee and read our top 11 tips for surviving the family Christmas madness with your sanity intact.
Demand for a New Year’s Eve babysitter is high. Find out how to get the best rates and ensure you aren’t let down this year with Sitters.
Kids love to see Santa, especially if he gives them a gift! But how do you find the best Santa’s Grotto near you. We share our top tips, ideas and resources.
It's that time of year when creativity flows and inspiration is everywhere. Nothing says Christmas like getting crafty with loved ones. We have 15 Christmas craft ideas for you and your kids.
Christmas is a time that allows kids to be creative, why not keep yourself and the kids entertained with our top 15 Christmas decorations to make.
Let your kids have fun and give the grandparents and aunties a keepsake or two by creating one of our Top 15 Christmas Card Ideas for Children.
‘A godsend’ – my experience of the Sitters website, by Karen.
Babysitting and childcare away from home can be difficult to organise. Find out what are your options are with Sitters.
Parents sometimes need a helping hand, especially finding babysitters, discover what the best options are for parents looking for babysitters
Kids may think that money grows on trees. Teaching them about the value of money early in life can help them to learn healthy financial habits that'll last a lifetime. Here's 5 ways to teach the kids the value of money.
Halloween parties are a highlight for kids in the dreary Autumn term, however there are risks associated. Find out how to keep your kids safe with this guide.
Halloween may be a time of all things spooky and scary, but you just can’t beat the cuteness of a toddler in costume. Find our best toddler Halloween Costume ideas here.
Postnatal depression is a very real concern with new parents. Discover all the information with our guide on postnatal depression and ways to make it bearable.
Are looking to plan the best Star Wars Themed Party? We take you through every element to ensure your Star Wars party is a direct hit.
The weather outside can make the prospect of entertaining the kids daunting. Here are our best suggestions for indoor activities for kids near you.
Hiring a babysitter for the first time can be stressful, so why not read our top tips to ensure everything goes smoothly.
Reading has the ability to ignite the imagination of any aged boy, whether spy, adventure or comedy themed. We have compiled 15 fun books for boys to read
Karen describes her experiences of using the Sitters website from the initial decision to try the service, to how 4 years later, it has transformed her life as a single-parent.
Leaving your kids whilst you go out, especially if it’s the first time, can seem daunting. However, don’t despair as Sitters can help you find a trusted babysitter near you.
Hosting a sleepover can fun but exhausting! We have some hints, tips and ideas to ensure your kids pyjama party or sleepover goes with a bang.
Choosing a babysitter is a daunting task for any parent. Discover how to find a trust worthy babysitter here.
Producing a cake that meets the birthday girl’s expectations can be achievable. Here are Sitters’ 15 Creative Birthday Cake Ideas for Girls to take out some of the hard work for you.
There are a range of pros and cons for homework, but what is important is that you know how to offer the homework help that your child needs. Find out how with Sitters.
Don't worry that great face painting is only for fine artists. With good-quality face paints, a few brushes and sponges, you too can create face paints to wow, inspire, and amuse.
Here at Sitters, we understand it can be scary leaving your child with a babysitter for the first time. Put those worries aside & discover our advice on interviewing a babysitter.
Becky aka 'Mum of three small people, digital bod, blogger and coffee fiend' writes about her first time using Sitters' daytime childcare. Find out how she and Arlo got on here.
Siblings can go from best buddies to arch enemies in the blink of an eye. Is siblings fighting just part for the course of parenting? Is there a way you can stop it?
Sometimes you may find you need a babysitter at late notice, even with the best laid plans. Sitters have the answer to solving the last minute panic.
London is bursting with opportunities for kids to learn, have fun, and let off steam. Here are our 17 Best Things to do in London with Kids.
Finding an approved and reputable childminder can be like gold dust. We help unveil the meaning, requirements, and how to find a childminder that meets your needs.
When it comes to knowing how much to pay a babysitter you can be left in more of a tangle than attempting to wrestle a trio of bubble-bath covered toddlers against their will. How much is the ‘right’ amount?
With the long light evenings and when temperatures rise, it can be really hard to get children to sleep in the Summer months. Check out our guide for more peaceful nights
If you’re looking for new things to try with kids this school holiday then you’ve come to the right place. Put down the gadgets and discover some new experiences with these tips.
From cookery play, to sensory activities and more. Discover 25 things to do with babies at home to keep you both entertained for hours.
We have found 22 great place to take kids this Summer across the UK for a day out. Wherever you are located you should find somewhere not too far to visit.
Sitters understand that every family is different, their needs are different. Here's some advice from our childcare experts on how to balance work and family life
Planning the perfect party for kids can be a challenge. Whether it’s your first time entertaining or you're looking for some fresh ideas and top tips, we’re here to help.
Play time is vital to a child's development, we have selected the 15 best activities for children to help them learn through play.
Parents find themselves facing a tricky conundrum when it comes to considering ‘how old can a child be left alone?’ Find out how to make a rational decision here.
Dads deserve a treat on Sunday 16th June. So if you’ve got cash to splash, or simply need inspiration to help little ones craft something extra-special, check out these Father’s Day gifts to suit every taste and budget.
As the UK’s biggest online babysitting service, Sitters only recruits child carers who can demonstrate a long-term commitment to childcare and babysitting.
What to do with kids on a rainy day can be a tremendous task, with bundles of energy and never ending wriggles. We have detailed the top activities here.
Finding an emergency babysitter can be immensely stressful and worrying. We aim to take the stress out of the equation.
We’ve compiled a list of the best party games for kids – perfect to use at birthday parties. Discover them all here.
Leaving children with a new babysitter can be stressful for parents and children. Read our comprehensive guide, written by our parents and babysitters, to make it an easy, simple process.
Many of us turn to babysitters when we’re heading out for the evening, but savvy parents are increasingly using babysitting websites to give them extra flexibility at other times of day too.
Life with young children is exhausting and frantic (and often hugely pleasurable) but what is the importance of dating your spouse again when you have kids?
Do you have an upcoming wedding, whether your own or as a guest, but unsure how it will play out with the little-ones? Sitters help you in your time of need and offer advice on how to find childcare services for weddings.
What are the benefits of pocket money? And how much to give? A decision all parents will face at one point, in-depth research on the benefits and negatives
As new parents you're likely finding yourself caught between the opposing camps of 'desperate to go out' and 'don't want to leave baby'. There's no right or wrong answer - but here's some wise advice.
It’s an age old conundrum: knowing your kids are likely going to be asleep for most of the babysitter’s time should you let her have her boyfriend over? In Sitters opinion, the definitive answer is 'No' ... and here’s why.
Make this Easter even more memorable for your toddlers with an Easter egg hunt. This is our guide to making it fun and hassle-free.
Why not take your children’s learning to the next level and learn in the kitchen. We have prepared the best cooking games for kids.
Kids love to decorate and design their own Easter Eggs. Get inspired from some of the most creative and cool eggs that we could find. Have a fun and Happy Easter!
There are several important differences between a childminder and a babysitter. We explain in detail what these are and which is best for your needs
Every parent knows how important it is to check the credentials of a babysitter. But would you think to also check that your babysitter is insured? And why should that matter?
Easter is an exciting time for little ones. There are outdoor adventures to be had, cards and decorations to be made – and of course, LOTS of chocolate to be eaten.
Babysitting can be a great way to earn some extra income, but there are several important steps to consider before you become a babysitter.
This guide takes a look at toddler development milestones, what you can expect, and more importantly how you can relish it.
Babysitting can sometimes seem like a poorly-defined role. Everyone has their own ideas of what they should and shouldn’t do. See if you agree with ours.
Raising children brings incredible love to your life, but also terrible tantrums. Learn how to manage toddler tantrums and how to make them less frequent.
Not everyone has an abundance of help when a new baby arrives. So how can we survive everything parenthood throws at us? Here are some tips to help you stay sane in those early days.
Get your kids in the kitchen and enjoy endless hours of delightful mess with our 15 Fun Cooking Activities for Kids. A wonderful family & sensory activity.
Do you have the energy to celebrate Valentine’s Day when you have a young family? We look at the importance of romancing your partner.
At Sitters we’ve been on the children’s favourite film circuit a while, and here are the ones that we rate the Best 15 Animated Movies that both you and your children will enjoy, whatever their age or gender.
Babysitting websites can provide a simple, stress-free solution to childcare challenges but understandably, many parents feel nervous about using a babysitting site for the first time.
Our foolproof plan to help you in your search to find someone who’ll give Supernanny a run for her money.
Lunch times with toddlers can feel like Groundhog Day, but fear not. Liven up your toddler’s lunch with this list of the top 15 lunch ideas for Toddlers.
If you’re ready to take winter on, and get outside whatever the weather, then here are our top 15 winter activities for kids.
Have you got an approved babysitter? Have you ever wondered if you should DBS check your babysitter or how to do this?
As the excitement (and hopefully not stress) of Christmas creeps up on us, what better way for the kids to count down to the Big Day with an advent calendar like no other?
Stuck on ideas for your son's next birthday cake? Allow your creativity to flow with these 15 amazing cake ideas for boys, that will certainly bring a smile to his face.
When it comes to keeping a check on your little one's behaviour, nothing ticks the boxes like a reward chart. Rewards can be a very handy parenting tool, and here are a few ways to get the best out of them
We always want the ultimate reassurance that we’re choosing to leave our children in good hands. So, given the existence of babysitting certifications and qualifications, do you need to make sure your sitter has one?
At some point, you’ll need to consider whether you will be returning to work after maternity leave – we have some great tips to help you.
The online world provides our children with a global playground, and opportunities for socialising and learning outside of their own local bubble - but how can you be sure that you’re keeping them safe on the internet?
There are some important steps you can take to help the child to feel comfortable with your babysitter. Find out here.
It can be a terrible time for your little one if they fall out with their friends, how do you help them? Discover how to help children when they fall out with friends.
With 50 years' experience of reading magical bedtime stories to sleepy children, we've come to know which ones are the favourites. Here's a list of our top 10 bedtime stories to keep children happy.
You don't have to put your children to bed before one of our babysitters arrive - but you may prefer to leave when they're already asleep. If so, our handy tips can help you get them off to the land of nod as quickly as possible.
Anxiety impacts everyone at some-point, even children. We have prepared an extensive guide for parents, anxiety in children, what you need to know.
Dropping your kids off for their first day of primary school can be daunting, but don’t panic. We’ve created a list of top tips to help make the day easier.
Moving from primary to secondary school sees big fish in small ponds suddenly becoming the tiny ones again. Here's how to help them make the move.
Sitters take an impartial look at how UK parents think the technology, especially tablets and smartphones, is affecting our children’s life.
As temperatures soar we discover 9 ways to keep your cool with kids in the heat.
Trusting someone else to take care of your kids is hard enough, and finding a worthy candidate just makes it harder.
With location, times, experience and a lot more factors coming in to play, it is sometimes difficult to know if you are paying the going rate for babysitters or not.
Prince Louis will have six godparents when he is christened at St James's Palace later today, Kensington Palace has revealed, but the Queen will not be in attendance.
We’ve created a list of the top 25 fun activities for toddlers that are focused on the great outdoors for the summer months.
Looking to find which baby names are topping the UK charts? Here, we count down the most popular boys' names of 2018, with some surprising trends …
If your little one loves the idea of crafting and creating the perfect Father’s day gift, then discover 20 toddler DIY cards and gift ideas for father's day.
Children at a wedding can be adorable yet unpredicatable. Here's our guide to including young guests at a wedding and who to ask to keep them happy.
The ball and chain of parenthood can feel immensely overwhelming when separation anxiety strikes. So how do you overcome separation anxiety in young children?
When it comes to last minute childcare, you can find yourself in a bit of a conundrum. Find safe and verified babysitters last minute with Sitters.
At the end of the day, this is a divisive issue but teaching your children important lessons about posting images online is vital in this day and age. Find out more here.
Bath time isn’t simply a chance to get clean, but can be a place to play, unwind, change the mood, and even learn. Find the best DIY Bath toys for Toddlers here.
Many parents have never owned small pets before, or at least not since their own childhood, so what are the best small pets for kids?
If you’re looking for sleepover games which will elevate your sleepover to the downright awesome and memorable, we’ve got you covered.
Are you struggling to find healthy, quick and easy meals for you kids? Fear not, as we’ve compiled some of the best recipes for you.
If you’re stuck indoors on a rainy day, or looking for ways to entertain before bedtime we have compiled a list of the best indoor games for kids. Come and take a look.
Babysitting children with food allergies and intolerances can be a scary thought, we analyse each case and advise on how to proceed.
Being a productive superhero mum takes practice. Get your productivity juices flowing with Sitters 12 Top Time Management Tips for Busy Mums.
Like it or not, Christmas is around the corner. It’s never too early to get a jump start on the coolest gifts for kids. Here we discover the best selling toys from the top toy retailers.
Just realeased - the most popular baby names 2017 - did your favourite make the list?
Have you ever worried about the ticking of your biological clock or wondered if you should have had kids younger?
During the long summer holidays, months of effort & learning risk being diminished due to children simply forgetting the knowledge they have built up. Here we discover ways to prevent 'Summer Slide'
Most accidents in childhood are preventable; here we discover what the risks are and what action should be taken.
Most parents will face this same worry, how to register for primary school. Follow our informative guidelines and put this fear to bed once and for all.
Keep your kids distracted guilt free. We’ve uncovered 15 of the best educational apps for kids and children. Incorporate learning in to their play routine today.
If you’re looking for a Childcare Agency then Sitters is the right place to find experienced, referenced child carers and babysitters.
Would you know what to do if your child had a serious accident in or around the home? Find out about First Aid Courses for Parents here.
Whether you’re looking for inspiration for your own little one to be, or you simply want to know the low down on latest trends, celebrity baby names always make for good reading. Here is a selection of our favourites.
Parenting in the digital age is a game where the rules constantly change. How as a parent can you get it right when the goalposts are constantly changing?
Not long now until the clocks are go forward because of daylight savings. Here's how to cope if you're worried it will affect your child's bedtime and sleep routine.
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