Childcare made simple

Sitters' trusted network of childminders and babysitters are personally checked and thoroughly vetted

With easy online booking, we can have a childcare professional to your door in as little as 90 minutes

Loved and trusted by families nationwide on millions of occasions since 1967

Enjoy peace of mind knowing your childcare is covered for less than £6 per month

Childcare professionals

  • All Sitters childcarers have worked with children on a daily basis in professional childcare roles including 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. What's more, all our childcarers are fully-insured.
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Award-winning childcare

Here are just some of the many reasons why busy parents turn to Sitters for help with their childcare:

  • Need to work (at home or the office)
  • Help covering school holidays
  • Grab a few hours of well-deserved 'me-time'
  • Run some errands and catch-up on life-admin
  • Give the grandparents some time-off from helping with childcare
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    Professional childcare, whenever you need it

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

    Evening and overnight babysitting

    Emergency childcare within as little as 90 minutes

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

    How it works


    Register FREE online

    It's quick to register. Simply enter your booking postcode to browse sitter profiles and reviews.


    Provide booking details

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


    Your sitter will call

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


    Get on with your day

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

    I couldn’t have been happier

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    I couldn’t have been happier

    It’s a perfect solution if you need to get a few pressing jobs completed, errands ran or some work done over the summer holidays for a few hours, but don’t want to commit to a childminder’s hours or a full-on holiday club.

    Mum Becky with Arlo, Kent

    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 £6 per month and hourly rates are per family - not per child.

    There are no upfront costs and there's nothing to pay until after your first booking takes place.

    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

    "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."

    Pauline S, Edinburgh

    "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."

    Susan P, London SE5

    "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"!!"

    Sue V, London HA7

    'A lifeline for a single mum!'

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    'A lifeline for a single mum!'

    I have used Sitters for years. As a single parent, its an essential lifeline for me. The sitters I have had to date have been amazing. Definitely child orientated, friendly and most importantly I feel secure leaving my child with them. I would not hesitate to recommend them.

    Merrisha G, Walsall

    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

    Mum Karen explains why she’s loved using Sitters over the past few years

    Our go-to service for childcare

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    Our go-to service for childcare

    Always reliable, professional and secure. Any parent is naturally very worried about leaving their children with a complete stranger for a few hours, but in all our experiences with Sitters, our nerves have always been calmed as soon as their carers walk through the door. They are always our go-to service for childcare any day.

    The Boakye Family, Kent

    More reasons to love Sitters

    1. We're here
    to help

    Our dedicated team are all parents and are here to offer friendly, knowledgeable support

    2. Tailored

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

    3. No commitment

    There are no upfront costs and you can cancel your membership online at any time

    4. Sitters childcarers love their work

    The sitters 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

    To give you additional peace of mind, all of our sitters are covered by £5m public liability insurance

    6. We offer great

    Sitters' childcare rates are per hour, regardless of the number of children, giving you great value

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