We have 2971 childcarers available for babysitting in London and many more in neighbouring areas.

Easy online booking

Small phone with babysitting on the screen
  • Book childcare online
  • Available nationwide
  • We'll do all the work
  • Competitive rates
Trusted in childcare since 1967

Total peace of mind

  • All childcarers are reference-checked and continually appraised
  • Every Sitter has professional childcare experience
  • Registration is free - pay nothing until your first booking is complete.

Here's how Sitters works


Start by entering your postcode to set up your FREE
account and read reviews about childcarers local to you.


You can then book childcare online – just select the
date, time and address for your booking.


Choose the local carers you’d prefer us to offer your bookings
to first and we’ll keep you updated of progress by email.


Your childcarer will call you before the booking and you should pay
her for her time at the end. Rates start from just £8.25.


Pay nothing until after you have used Sitters - guaranteed. A booking
fee (£4-£6) and quarterly membership fee (£14.95) will only be
charged to your credit card after your booking has taken place.

Read reviews of approved Sitters local to you

Reviews about local Sitters childcarers...

Maria was excellent with my 5 year old daughter. She immediately engaged her with some art activities (Maria is an excellent artist!). She prepared a simple meal and bathed my daughter before story and bed time. Maria also provided regular updates to be me text. I would be very happy to book Maria to look after my daughter again.

Ms P, London, WC1X

What a lovely sitter. Our girls couldn't wait to share their books and toys with her and they remained calm and well behaved. Seyda was gentle and experienced and we'd definitely welcome her back.

Miss S, London, WC1H

Edit has an amazing ability to 'read' our child and understand whether she needs to be affectionate, firm, or playful with her. Our daughter now asks for her by name !

Ms S, London, WC1N