Finding a reliable Babysitter

Finding a reliable Babysitter

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If Mummy needed to find someone to look after me it could be tricky for her to find the right person. How would she go about finding a reliable babysitter? Word of mouth can be great, but for many reasons it may not be possible to rely on this. So where can she look?

Finding a reliable Babysitter

How about a company founded in 1999 by a husband and wife who are also parents so understand what to look for in a babysitter. A company with a website where you can book a babysitter online 24/7?

Who are they?

A babysitter agency called Sitters, which offers babysitters all over the UK for an hourly fee.

Why use Sitters?

The babysitters are childcare professionals who are vetted with references thoroughly checked.

You can find a babysitter with Sitters at very short notice.

Sitters offers short term child care for daytime and evenings – 365 days a year.

You can book a babysitter whilst at home, or or on holiday virtually anywhere in the UK – including hotels, holiday accommodation, caravans, boats and more!

Sitters encourages parents to leave an honest review after each booking, to make sure their high standards are met.

How much does it cost?

You pay a monthly subscription fee to Sitters of just over £1 a week, then a fee per booking. This is on top of the hourly rate you pay to the sitter. You can check the hourly rate of sitters in your area by popping your post code into the site. You pay nothing until your first booking is complete. As an example, sitters in our home area of Pembrokeshire are £7.20 per hour.

Mummy would definitely use Sitters, and thinks it is a brilliant way to book a sitter if we are holidaying in the UK. To find quality, reliable, affordable babysitters with just a couple of clicks is such a great service for parents and perfect for finding a reliable babysitter.

You may be interested in applying to be a babysitter with Sitters yourself – if you are an experienced Childminder, Nanny or Nursery Nurse with professional childcare experience you could become a Sitters approved childcarer. Full details are on the website.

Have you ever used a babysitter agency for finding a reliable Babysitter?

This is a collaborative post.

20 Comments

  1. Never used one
    Im lucky i come from a large family with lots to help out

  2. this is so helpful, almost everyone needs a babysitter at some point and its great to find one online!

  3. What a great idea! I know quite few people who live far from their families!

  4. I’ve never had a babysitter for my kids, not because I never trusted one, more because one, we never went anywhere without them (I know!), and two, we had friends and family! However, if I was in need of a babysitter, I would much prefer to do it this way, through a reputable agency like this.
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  5. That does sound really useful, especially for people who don’t use babysitters often and are out of the habit of finding one.

  6. I can only imagine how difficult is must be to find a quality babysitter! A service like Sitters sounds incredible.
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  7. We’ve never used a baby sitter as I don’t trust anyone with my children. I like the fact you can read other peoples’ feedback.

  8. I personally wouldn’t like to use one but for those who don’t have any other option this is a good idea,

  9. Never had a one . Luckily am a home maker

  10. This sounds like a great idea, I wouldn’t know where to start looking for a sitter for the girls
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  11. This is so informative. I will check out this babysitter agency for when I need it.

  12. Glad that I had my mother-in-law to help me when I needed a babysitter. I would be so distraught if I ever had to find a baby sitter.
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  13. Love the idea. I’ve never had a babysitter for my kids though.
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  14. Oh this sounds interesting, i have looked at things like this before but with 4 kids to babysit im nit sure I would be comfortable hiring someone I have never met before. I am on the fence with this one I think.
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  15. This sounds like it would be great to find someone reliable, especially if you’re new to an area or on holiday or something! :)
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  16. This site sounds like a great resource to have at hand when your mummy needs to use it x
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  17. When I was a SAHM and need to go to wok, the agony of looking for someone to take care of my son became so challenging. Good thing the family supported me all the way.

  18. I recruit family members to babysit, my youngest wouldn’t stay with someone she didn’t know

  19. This sounds like a fantastic website. Definitely one I would consider looking at if I was ever in need of a babysitter x
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  20. I have heard of sitters :) I’m a nanny and understand where you are coming from. Even as a nanny I know I would look at agencies to find a babysitter when I become a parent. Because they would vet everyone for you, references, qualifications, DBS check, first aid!

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