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We have 72 childcarers in the CM postcode area available for babysitting in Dunmow and a further 411 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...

This was our first ever use of Sitters and our first ever time of having a babysitter for our 10 month old. We also have a 10 and 7 year old. Ayfer was fantastic and made us completely reassured from the start and throughout the day. Ayfer arrived early to familiarise herself with everything. She immediately got to know the kids and they loved her. The next morning we asked if they would like Ayfer to look after them again and we got a very enthusiastic positive response. Our first experience of Sitters and Ayfer has been very positive and we will definitely be booking again.

Mr O, Bishop's Stortford, CM22

I was so impressed by Lou, she has a fantastic personality and engaged with my 3 month old baby straight away. She kept me updated on how they were doing and even sent me pictures. It was the first time I had left my son so I was quite nervous but I had no reason to be, because my son had a fantastic weekend. My dad also commented how my sons eyes lit up when he saw her. She put my mind totally at ease and allowed my partner and I to enjoy a great weekend at V festival while my son was in the great care of Lou. We would want Lou back again and again!!

Ms W, Chelmsford, CM3

Sarah was fantastic at looking after our three little boys (ages 3, 1 & 6 months). We thought when we left for the night they'd stay asleep, of course they didn't! Sarah ended up winding our baby, changing our toddler as he was wet and pacifying our three year old, so when we arrived home they were all sleeping soundly. She text us whilst we were out with little updates and we felt completely reassured. Sarah is very caring and competent and a we would have her again (if she would come!) in a heart beat. We would highly recommend her.

Mrs J, Chelmsford, CM1