Childcare made simple

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

Sitters' trusted, local network of babysitters are personally checked and picked by our family for you family

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

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

Childcare professionals

  • All Sitters babysitters 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 babysitters local to you. What's more, our childcarers are fully insured.
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How it works


Register online

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


Provide booking details

We’ll match your family’s needs with childcare professionals and let you know when your booking has been accepted.


Your sitter will be in touch

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


Enjoy your freedom

Your sitter will ensure your children are safe and happy. Then simply pay them for their time at the end of the booking.

Professional childcare, whenever you need it

Evening and overnight babysitting

Cost effective daytime childcare ‐ hourly rates are per family, 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 £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.

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

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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

"I've had the pleasure of meeting hundreds of wonderful children and their families through Sitters. I love engaging with children, getting down to their eye level and producing my bag of toys to help dilute any anxious feelings and give them something fun to focus on."

Sarah C, Bournemouth BH6

Can't recommend Sitters enough

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Can't recommend Sitters enough

We have been extremely happy with the service. We have our 3 top sitters, however when we have new ones coming the kids are always relaxed because they know whoever comes is going to be fantastic, and is going to make them feel at ease. Always very punctual. Can't recommend Sitters enough!!

Mum Silvia, with Simon, Luca and Emma, London

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

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Danielle, Bailey and Delilah talk about how they found their first experience using Sitters

We've got you covered

Let us make your social life simple. We make it easy and safe to book award-winning childcare.

We'll arrange for fully vetted childcare professionals to look after your children while you relax and enjoy your free time.

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Such peace of mind

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Such peace of mind

Sitters is absolutely wonderful. I have been registered for around 8 years and they have never let me down. It is such peace of mind knowing that I have trustworthy and experienced babysitters whenever I need one and without exception all of the sitters I have used have been wonderful.

Mum Helena and Eloise, West Midlands

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' hourly childcare rates are per family, regardless of the number of children, giving you great value

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