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We have 42 childcarers in the CB postcode area available for babysitting in Saffron Walden and a further 297 in neighbouring postcode areas.

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  • Book childcare online
  • Available nationwide
  • We'll do all the work
  • Competitive rates
Trusted in childcare since 1967

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  • 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...

Tricia called well in advance of her sitting which we always prefer, and she then arrived early so we had plenty of time for my son to get used to her. Although our boy grumbled for a minute when I said goodbye, Tricia was soon singing songs and reading stories with him, which he loves, so he was happy after that. Tricia is clearly very experienced with children both personally and professionally which is reassuring, in addition to which when we were sorting ourselves out at the start she spent some time knitting on the sofa was very calming too! Shall definitely book again.

Ms R, Cambridge, CB24

Karen was great; she called beforehand and arrived promptly. She immediately starting interacting with my 20 month old daughter, reading stories and being very enthusiastic, which left me free to get ready to go. I was a bit apprehensive at it was our first time using Sitters, we were in a hotel, it was an unfamiliar environment for my daughter and we've previously only had babysitters already known to her. But I managed to leave without any dramas and Karen confirmed by text that my daughter had settled and gone to sleep half an hour or so after I'd gone. Thanks Karen!

Ms F, Cambridge, CB25

Ceri is wonderful! Our 3 children love having her here, and are comfortable with her from the moment she arrives. She always brings a special book for them to read together, and has taught them lots of fun games and songs. She is fun, creative, and very reliable. She can be trusted to keep me informed if there are any issues, and even will text to let me know that the children have settled well if they struggle with me leaving. Ceri also makes herself available for bookings consistently, even if they are in the daytime or late evening. All around, she is just great!

Mrs A, Soham, Ely,, CB7