About Babysitters of Southwark

Quite simply, we enable parents to maintain contact with the outside world!

Babysitters of Southwark solves the problem nearly all parents face in finding babysitters who are reliable, experienced, live locally and who are people their children will enjoy spending time with. Babysitters of Southwark was created to meet the babysitting requirements of families living in South and South East London.

How we recruit our babysitters

In order to join Babysitters of Southwark, applicants must first ensure they meet our criteria (see register as a babysitter for details). A member of our team meets each candidate for a face-to-face meeting to discuss their childcare experience in depth as well as establish they are reliable individuals who your children will feel as comfortable with as you do.

Babysitters can only join after providing two references: one from a current or recent employer and one from a family they have recently babysat for.

Please note, our babysitters are not required to undertake a DBS check in order to register. However, some babysitters may hold this qualification through other work such as tutoring.

The areas we cover

Babysitters of Southwark covers most of South and South East London, including the areas listed below. If you would like to find out whether our babysitters are happy to travel to your area, please contact us.

  • London Bridge, Bermondsey
  • Camberwell
  • Canada Water
  • Crystal Palace
  • Denmark Hill
  • East Dulwich, West Dulwich
  • Kennington, Oval
  • Nunhead
  • Elephant & Castle
  • Peckham, Peckham Rye
  • Greenwich

How Babysitters of Southwark works

  1. Create an account: it’s free and only takes a minute or two
  2. Create a job by selecting the date, start time and end time that you would like a babysitter for
  3. Select the babysitters you would like to send your request to (we recommended sending your requests to 10+ babysitters to give you the best chances of availability)
  4. Receive notifications from babysitters as to who is or isn't available
  5. Choose your babysitter and book your appointment online. You can pay with credit or debit card or PayPal.

Job requests expire after 48 hours if a babysitter is not booked in order to guarantee up to date babysitter availability. Our babysitters are pretty prompt in marking their availability so you will generally know whether anyone is available within a few hours.

Pricing structure

Babysitters of Southwark charge £10 per hour for all appointments between 7 am - 1 am and £15 per hour outside of this, or on public or special holidays (e.g. New Year’s Eve).

We do not charge booking or subscription fees but we do charge for appointments cancelled less than 24 hours before (50% of the value of the booking) and 12 hours (100% of the value of the booking) before the appointment.

As long as you are not late back (which means your babysitter is unable to or does not feel comfortable taking public transport home), there are no transport costs to cover.

Get in touch

If you have any questions about Babysitters of Southwark, how the service works or if you need help with a booking, please contact us.