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We have 120 childcarers in the AL postcode area available for babysitting in St Albans and a further 3372 in neighbouring postcode areas.

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  • Book childcare online
  • Available nationwide
  • We'll do all the work
  • Competitive rates
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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 £8.25.


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...

Suzanne babysat for us for the first time New Years' Eve this year. We have 2 boys, aged 4 and 2. At once we felt comfortable leaving the children in her care - they are very boisterous kids, especially around bedtime, but she has a wonderfully calm, professional, practical and engaging manner, and the boys took to her right away. She was instantly able to connect with them and take over the bedtime routine absolutely smoothly. When we got back, the house was the very picture of serenity! We have no hesitation in recommending Suzanne for any form of childcare. Thanks Suzanne!

Ms C, St. Albans, AL1

We recently hired Ruth and it was the first time we had left our 2 year old with anyone. You can instantly tell Ruth is experienced and has a warm and caring personality and our son warmed to her right away. She managed to get him to bed without any hassle (he usually plays up for us!!) and was fast asleep all night. Would highly recommend Ruth and as new comers to the UK/St. Albans areas, we are very grateful to have found someone so reliable and trustworthy in Ruth. We can now look forward to a few more "date nights" without stress of worrying whats happening at home.

Mrs H, Hertfordshire, AL4

Mandy immediately engaged both of the boys in conversation and made them feel at ease with her. She was happy to follow their usual routines and put my younger child to bed. He was very happy with her and settled without difficulty. She was careful not to do anything that the boys were not happy for her to do. My older son said "Best babysitter ever!". Mandy is warm and caring and sensitive to each child's differences and needs. Clearly knows a lot about children's development and would not be fazed by anything unusual! I would have no hesitation using her again.

Mrs W, Hertfordshire, AL1