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Flexible, really helpful, accommodating and so nice. We are so happy Severine can do these various tasks for us all to such high standards. Very kind person too. Thank you so much Severine.



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Need to find a babysitter? Every parent needs a local babysitter they can rely on so they can run errands and enjoy a night out without the kids. Plus, it means you can book childcare for your kids in a familiar, safe environment that won’t over-expose them to germs.

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Top Babysitter related questions

A babysitter’s primary role is to care for children and look after their basic needs, like meals, hygiene, and settling for naps. Outside of that, if there’s time, your babysitter may help with chores like folding the washing, picking up toys, and even preparing dinner.

Babysitters need to be reliable, good with children, patient, responsible, responsive, and caring. Ideally, they’ll have experience and qualifications in CPR, First Aid, and childcare or education.

A nanny offers a type of babysitting service that’s usually longer-term (for example, 3 days a week, ongoing). While babysitting usually refers to shorter periods of time or less regular childcare.

The best way to find a babysitter you can rely on is to check their ratings and reviews. Look for comments like “on time”, “great with kids”, and “will hire again”.

You can easily find a babysitter near you by posting your task on Airtasker. You’ll hear from available sitters so you can choose a top-rated local babysitter who’s the perfect match for your family.

The cost of babysitting usually starts at around £24 - £172 per hour. But costs usually vary depending on the length of your babysitting session, the time of day, the number of kids, and your location.

For certain types of tasks, you may need to enquire as to what specialist licenses for babysitting that may be required to undertake your task as this can vary. Please make sure that you confirm that a Tasker has the relevant licence and insurance before accepting an offer.

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What do Babysitting services include?

Babysitting services include several tasks such as changing the diaper, preparing the baby’s meals and feeding them, ensuring they take their afternoon nap. If specified, and other services like administering any medication as necessary, bathing them and putting a new change of clothes on them as needed.

Diaper Changing

The babysitter disposes soiled diapers and changes them with new ones. Any cleaning and disinfecting of the baby will be done as well before fitting a fresh diaper. Babysitters will also perform any clean up as necessary if the baby left any messes. Be sure to provide the needed cleaning equipment as well as disinfectant, baby soap and detergent.

Preparing and Feeding Meals

Should the babysitter’s hours reach any feeding times, babysitters will prepare meals and patiently feed your babies. Be sure to have the appropriate food ready for them to prepare and feed to your babies. Babysitters will disinfect baby bottles and prepare formula and prepare the cutlery and flatware before proceeding to feed your bundles of joy. Cleanup after feeding is also part of the service, and the utensils, flatware and bottles will be put away.

Playtime with your Babies

Before taking your babies to their cribs or beds for naptime, some babysitters may engage your babies in a short play session. Babysitters can place them in their play crib and play with them using their favourite toys. If your children are toddlers, the babysitter can engage them in simple games using their toys and even read them a story to prepare them for naptime.  

Preparing for Naptime

Babysitters will take your baby to their cribs or beds for naptime at the time you specify. They will patiently rock or lull them to sleep and ensure they are safely tucked in. You can provide some items to help your babies sleep, like a music box or mobile that plays a soft lullaby. Babysitters will remain with your baby as they nap and periodically check on them. Should they rouse from the nap due to a wet diaper, the babysitter will change their diapers straight away.

Other Services

Other babysitting services can include bathing and changing the clothes of your babies as necessary. If they have any medications, the babysitter can administer these to them. Be sure to advise them of the dosage and have their medications ready. Some babysitters may offer to buy the baby food or formula for their meal times during the day if you’ve run out of these items.

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School pick up and babysitting


Birkdale, Merseyside

13th Sep 2023

I am looking for someone to collect my son from school in birkdale and take him home and look after him until my partner gets home. Collect at 4pm, then stay until 6:30/7pm. - Due date: Needs to be done on Thursday, 28 September 2023



Becontree Heath, Greater London, RM8

5th Sep 2023

looking for a reliable and honest babysitter to sit my kids, for a month, monday to friday with occasional overnight and weekends. - Due date: Needs to be done on Thursday, 7 September 2023



Llantwit Major / Llanilltud Fawr, South Glamorgan

24th Aug 2023

I need a baby sitter for four children and 9p - Due date: Needs to be done on Friday, 25 August 2023



South Shore, Lancashire

2nd Jul 2023

Assisting me with my children - Due date: Flexible



Elstree, Hertfordshire

25th May 2023

Babysitter for my 2 girls, 10 years and 6 years. - Due date: Flexible



Peasmarsh, East Sussex

18th May 2023

We are heading to a wedding in Rye and need a babysitter to look after our twin toddlers who are 17 month old! - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 3 June 2023



Ipswich, Suffolk

28th Apr 2023

I',m looking for babysitter for tonight is 7vweeks old baby - Due date: Needs to be done on Friday, 28 April 2023



Blackheath Royal Standard, Greater London

26th Feb 2023

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Blackheath Park, Greater London

27th Nov 2022

Look after a 3-month old baby for two hours while I attend an appointment. I am likely to be back after 1.5 hours. - Due date: Needs to be done on Wednesday, 30 November 2022

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Shooters Hill, Greater London, SE18

12th Nov 2022

Hi everyone I’m looking for work as a cleaner or babysitter I love cleaning I’m fully experienced and a very good cleaner and very friendly and trustworthy I also would like to take care of kids if u need me too I have kids my own and I would love to help you out - Due date: Flexible



Kirby Corner, West Midlands

4th Nov 2022

Needed babysitterin Coventry - Due date: Flexible



Lee, Greater London, SE12

6th Oct 2022

Baby is 8 weeks old and I need some help with him so I can get things done - Due date: Flexible



St Johns, Greater London, SE8

22nd Sep 2022

I need someone to follow me to an appointment - Due date: Flexible

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Camberley, Surrey

18th Sep 2022

I work from home, and I need someone to Babysit my circa one-year-old whilst I am working; I will be present and available most times to assist - Due date: Flexible

Babysitting for night of a wedding


North Weirs, Hampshire

10th Sep 2022

We are looking for childcare during the evening for a wedding at Rhinefield House Hotel, SO42 7QB. Two babies (1 1yr old and 1 6mo old), likely both asleep for all of the booking (in separate rooms). 11th Sept. - Due date: Needs to be done on Sunday, 11 September 2022



Magheraconluce, County Down

8th Sep 2022

I have two children age 3 and 11. - Due date: Needs to be done on Thursday, 15 September 2022



Hughenden Valley, Buckinghamshire

4th Sep 2022

Kindly looking for a babysitter for our daughter who is 5 yo, at our address. She is easy to look after and one of us works from home. Many thanks Daniela - Due date: Needs to be done on Monday, 5 September 2022



Poplar, Greater London

15th Aug 2022

I need a childminder for 3 children on Friday from 9.00 to 16.00 - Due date: Needs to be done on Friday, 19 August 2022

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Small Heath, West Midlands

13th Jul 2022

I need a nanny to take care of my pregnant daughter-in-law - Due date: Before Friday, 15 July 2022

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Sparkbrook, West Midlands

13th Jul 2022

I need a babysitter to take care of my kids - Due date: Before Friday, 15 July 2022