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Reviews of the Top 10 UK Babysitting Websites of 2017

Welcome to our reviews of the Best UK Babysitting Websites of 2017. Check out our top 10 list below and follow our links to read our full in-depth review of each uk babysitting website, alongside which you'll find costs and features lists, user reviews and videos to help you make the right choice.


Editor's Top 10 Buying Guide
 
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FindABabysitter.com is one of only two websites in this category to offer a range of care services, including housekeeping and elderly care. In 2010 this snazzy site won the Smarta 100 award and the prize for Highly Commended Website of the Year by The Good Web Guide.  The site only relaunched less than a year earlier and became the UKs first "geo-coded" database boasting 120,000 local childcare members.  The...

» Read the Full Review of FindABabysitter.com

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Care.com is new to the UK but has been operating as an online home care search facility in America since 2006.  Care.com took over the UK website Tendea.co.uk.  In addition to babysitting services, Care.com also caters for  nannies, special needs care providers, tutors, carers for the elderly, pet sitters, dog walkers and housekeepers.  This is one of the widest ranges of services of  any of the websites in this...

» Read the Full Review of Care.com UK

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Easy Au Pair is the most popular au pair search website in this category.  It had about 2000 au pairs to choose from at time of publication, which can be narrowed down using a search filter selecting country (of the au pair), region, city, gender, nationality, driving license and photo.  Out of the 2000 profiles, only 400 have photos which is not great and the profiles are not particularly...

» Read the Full Review of EasyAuPair.com

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Childcare.co.uk offers a healthy range of features for anyone looking for a babysitter.  They also cater for other types of childcare and also private tutors, midwives and maternity nurses.  This top online childcare database describes itself as a "meeting platform".  They also claim to be the largest childcare and private tutor search site in the UK with over 450,000 members.  This breaks down into 70,000-80,000 babysitters and 200,000 parents...

» Read the Full Review of Childcare.co.uk

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NannyJob.co.uk is not an agency but they do depend on logo advertising from agencies.  People looking for a babysitter can search for carers in their area without having to log on first, which is a great way to see if this is the service for you.  This way you can see how many babysitters there are in your area, then you log on to view their full profiles.  This...

» Read the Full Review of NannyJob.co.uk

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AuPairNet24.com is a platform of care and support services belonging to the German-owned company, Besser Betreut, that owns Betreut.de. The company has been around since 2007 and AuPairNet24 was set up to cater for the au pair marketplace.  The concept of AuPairNet24 is simple: you sign up for free, create an advert if you are a family, or a profile if you an are an au pair, and search...

» Read the Full Review of AuPairNet24.com

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Aupair-World.net has one price for all, with the option of extending membership for a reduced fee.  It is a cheerful looking site with all the features you would expect such as basic search and also searches matching the requirements in your profile.  On the au pair search page there is a section devoted to "related questions".  One question answered is: "How do I know that the au pairs displayed...

» Read the Full Review of Aupair-World.net

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FindAuPair.com claims to be the largest site for nanny and au pair jobs with 30,000 au pairs and nannies and 15,000 jobs with families to be filled.  With free family registration you get a home page where you can search for au pairs, view your profile, read how FindAuPair.com works, manage your photo, update your profile, manage your Favorites list and see who has added you to theirs.  You...

» Read the Full Review of FindAuPair.com

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Sitters.co.uk is the only site in this category that caters solely for babysitting services in the UK.  This is a nationwide service for evening time childcare. It combines the professional approach of an established childcare agency with the convenience of a website. When looking for childcare, security is foremost in every parent's mind. If privacy and security are particularly important to you then Sitters.co.uk may be a good choice as...

» Read the Full Review of Sitters.co.uk

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NewAuPair.com is one of five websites in this category offering au pair listings.  Families, au pairs and nannies sign up for free and can access the above features.  Family members can upgrade their membership for added features.  If you pay for  the 30 day package you can e-mail the au pairs directly.  For an additional $65 you also have access to advice and priority e-mail response for 30 days. ...

» Read the Full Review of NewAuPair.com

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Latest User Reviews

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Not completely safe for the price you pay!
User Review of Sitters by My Honest View on 27 February 2017

I find it interesting that this agency got such a good rating given that: - They openly state they do not police check all sitters - but parents are inclined to believe this from the messages given by the communications... (Read the full review)



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Not helpful at all
User Review of Tinies Childcare by Disappointed Mum on 04 August 2015

I registered with this company as a full time working mother. I employed a (not so bright) nanny for 3 to 4 days work, about 2-3 hours everyday. The nanny was not of great help to me, as I had... (Read the full review)



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24 hours waiting time before access to au pairemail address
User Review of New Au Pair by Viemoc on 23 May 2014

Congratulations for the editor's review, very complete. I do agree on it. The editor couldn't try the Premium registration; I did it; and I was surprised to discover that NEWAPPAIR is the 1st website that does not give immediate access... (Read the full review)



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Beware Au Pair World!
User Review of Au Pair World by Ms. M on 27 April 2014

I spent 3 months working with Au Pair World to find a host family. After 6-8 Skype sessions/phone calls with one family, Au Pair World placed me with that family in Ireland. From the day I arrived the family treated... (Read the full review)



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Solved our childcare issues
User Review of Find A Babysitter by Jeremy Burrowes on 24 March 2014

Thanks to Findababysitter they solved our nanny issues. our old nanny needed to leave in a hurry and we needed an afterschool nanny who could speak spanish (to continue teaching our eldest the language) and drive. After posting an ad... (Read the full review)



 



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