Sitters began life in 1967 as 'Childminders' of London. The service flourished - and for more than 30 years, Childminders was London's leading babysitting service. In 2006, Childminders merged with the family-owned Sitters.co.uk to offer the same quality of individually interviewed, professional childcarers - both in the capital and across the UK. Today we take great pride in providing you with the best childcare available.
What makes us Britain's favourite babysitters?
We provide reassurance
One of the biggest hurdles any parent has to overcome is allowing someone to care for their children. You're not alone if you feel anxious about this - we all feel exactly the same! That's why we go to great lengths to work with only the very best childcarers - all have been carefully vetted and have years of professional childcare experience. Most are Registered Childminders, Nursery Nurses and Nannies - many are parents too. You have total peace of mind.
We offer flexibility
Sitters offer you daytime childcare and evening babysitting for as little as 3 hours. Midweek or weekends. No problem. We'll do our best to find the right person for you.
We do all the work - so you don't have to
Unlike the online 'do-it-yourself' childcare directories, we meet every childcarer in person and check all references thoroughly. And when you find yourself needing a babysitter, just let us know when and where and we'll do the rest.
We also do 'last minute'
Most people like to book their babysitters in advance. But sometimes things crop up and you need somebody at short notice. If you're registered with us, we're usually able to provide you with a Sitter very quickly - even with as little as 2 or 3 hours' notice.
We go anywhere (well - almost...)
We've sent babysitters to castles in Scotland, to posh West End hotels, to caravans, even to boats afloat on the south coast. And of course, to busy family homes much like yours, all over the UK.
We give you back some 'me time'
We all feel guilty about having time to ourselves. But every parent needs a bit of 'me time' every now and then. Whether it's a quiet dinner for two or an all-day wedding - you can relax knowing that an experienced Sitters childcarer is taking good care of your little ones.
We really don't cost the earth!
You pay nothing until your first booking is complete - guaranteed. After that, membership costs just over £1 per week, giving you access to professional childcare whenever and wherever you need it. It's a small price to pay to ensure your children are in experienced, capable and caring hands.
Sitters has been trusted by parents since 1967 and we're passionate about offering you the very best childcare available. Why not put us to the test - register today!