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We have 28 childcarers in the CO postcode area available for babysitting in Bures and a further 177 in neighbouring postcode areas.

Easy online booking

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  • 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 £8.75.


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...

Michala was the first babysitter we had used from Sitters, so naturally it felt a bit strange leaving our son at home with a 'stranger'. Our son had woken crying and Michala seemed totally in control by having to change his nappy, give him a cuddle and resettle him. She seemed completely unfazed by his waking and had dealt with it with no problems and he was fast asleep again when we got back, which was later than we had intially intended, but with a simple text during the evening to Michala, she was totally flexible and relaxed that we were home a bit later.

Mrs F, Colchester, CO7

Claire was fantastic! She turned up to a completely disorganised house with me half ready trying to get my son's dinner ready whilst getting dressed myself for a ball. She was completely un- phased and immediately put me at ease, and my 3 children who had never met her before. They all thought she was fantastic, even my 12 year old son - especially as she watched the football with him! She even cleared up after my son's very messy dinner so not only did I come home to happy children, but also to a lovely tidy kitchen. Would thoroughly recommend.

Mrs Q, Manningtree, CO11

This was my first experience of using sitters and I wasn't sure what to expect but after meeting Lorraine I immediately felt at ease. Lorraine looked after my boys aged 6, 3 and 1, two of whom were poorly and she didn't appear phased at all, and clearly had the situation under control. The boys enjoyed meeting her and she appeared to genuinely enjoy spending time with them. Thank you Lorraine for such a positive first experience, myself and boys hope to see you again.

Mrs O, Colchester, CO4