Why choose Sitters?

1. Childcare with confidence

Sitters' trusted local network of babysitters are personally checked and picked by our family for your family. Every sitter is carefully interviewed by our skilled recruitment team and we undertake thorough background and identity checks. We've been loved and trusted by families nationwide on millions of occasions since 1967.

2. Only the very best care

We only work with childcarers with at least 2 years' recent, professional childcare experience in roles such as childminders, nursery nurses, nannies, teachers, midwives, paediatric nurses and teaching assistants. From newborns to teens, we'll match your family with experienced sitters local to you.

3. We do all the work - so you don't have to!

We understand how busy family life is.  So we’ve made it easy for you to book a sitter online in seconds.  Simply tell us where and when you need childcare and we’ll provide an experienced childcare professional to your door, whether you're at home or away, across the UK.

4. We're here for you - day or night

Our sitters can care for your children anytime, day or night. Whether you're at home, staying with family, or in a hotel or holiday accommodation. Simply book online and we'll take care of the rest. 

5. Sitters can help at the last-minute

Sometimes things crop up and you need somebody at short notice. With easy online booking, we can have a childcare professional at your door in as little as 90 minutes. 

6. Sitters go (almost) anywhere...

At Sitters, we deliver childcare wherever you need it. We've sent babysitters to castles in Scotland, to posh London hotels, to cottages and caravans, even to boats afloat on the south coast. And of course, to busy family homes much like yours and ours, all over the UK.

7. All Sitters' childcarers are fully insured

For your complete peace of mind, when you book childcare through Sitters.co.uk, all of our babysitters are covered by £3m public liability insurance.

8. We offer great value childcare

We feel that excellent childcare should be affordable for everyone. Sitters membership costs less than £5 per month, babysitting rates are the most competitive you'll find and there's nothing to pay until after your first booking takes place. And there's no commitment - you're free to cancel your membership at any time.

9. We provide peace of mind

It's very reassuring for parents to be able to read feedback from our customers. That's why after every booking, we encourage parents to give honest reviews about our service and each childcarer they meet.  This allows us to assess and appraise our sitters on an ongoing basis to ensure they meet the high standards of parent satisfaction we expect.

10. We're here to help

We're not an app or a faceless website. Our friendly team are all parents and we understand you'll want to get in touch with us from time to time. If we haven't been able to answer your questions here - simply drop us a line or give us a call and we will do our very best to help!

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