Helping busy parents enjoy worry-free nights out by finding regulated babysitters.

With a focus on regulation-level standards and meeting each family’s unique needs, we deliver peace of mind in a way other babysitting services can’t.

Giving parents back their freedom

Consistently rated 5 stars since 2014

From doctors to childcare professionals and business owners to professional sportspeople, our member families understand that all childcare should be exceptional, and that SafeCircle helps them find it.

Customer reviews

"So fortunate this service is available in my local area"

"I'd say a big thank you to all at Safe Circle Sitters for giving me back a little of my freedom [...] I just think that the whole offering is fantastic and I would say to anyone who is nervous about leaving their child/ren to give them a try and see what you think as you have nothing to lose and everything to gain."

The L Family, getting back some freedom since 2019

Our Story


Up until now, busy parents’ have been faced with inconsistent standards from other evening childcare platforms seeking to exploit the sector’s lack of regulation that means anyone is allowed to serve as an evening childcarer. Finding a safe babysitter that’s right for your family required huge amounts of legwork.

We think parents deserve better.

We’re delivering a new standard of evening childcare that meets the same regulated standards of other childcare sectors such as nurseries.

We call our new standard the Assurance Framework.

Read about our Founder & Family Consultant, Keeley Black and why we started SafeCircle

About Keeley

Trust means trust.

Trust is an overused but important word in the babysitting world. We put actions behind our words with a framework and support services that ensure we truly do act as your trusted partner for worry-free evening and weekend babysitting.

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We run more checks than any other major babysitting service

Basic, one-off verification checks are not enough for us. Through our Assurance Framework we go further than other services by ensuring these and other key checks are performed throughout a babysitter's time with us.

Trusted Framework

You’re in control to ensure your family’s needs are met

We trust that parents know their family’s needs best. Unlike other services, sitter selection is your choice. So whether you require a SEN sitter, newborn, or another skillset, you’re always in control of who arrives at your door.

Trusted Parents

But we’ll also hold your hand if you want us to

We want to do everything we can to help you through the process of using a babysitter. Complimentary services, from Virtual Meets with sitters to our Expert Consultation matching service, help give you the confidence to go on.

Trusted Expertise

Trusted by great parents

The SafeCircle Assurance Framework

Delivering trust through a culture of safety

With our unique 12 point recruitment, vetting and review framework, parents can be assured that our sitters not only meet childcare industry standards but exceed the current babysitting standards of other websites and agencies, giving our member families confidence to book time and again.

  • Assurance Checks

    Formal face to face interview, character assessment, qualification, ID, police, first aid and reference checks as standard for every SafeCircle sitter which are reviewed on a regular basis to maintain our high standards.

  • Assurance Features

    The safety features which give families and sitters the confidence to use SafeCircle time and again. These are the little things that mean a lot to our community, helping them to enjoy their babysitting experience with us worry-free.

Why does regulation matter?

Without regulation, families are at risk of using low quality childcarers. Find out more about how and why we are part of the campaign to regulate the babysitting industry.

Working hard for our member families

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A smooth booking experience

Our online system, accessible on tablet and mobile, makes it easy to manage your bookings on the go or from the comfort of your own home. We make booking easy whilst giving you full control over which sitter to book. Once we have matched you with your sitter you can head out and relax as online payments make ending your booking as easy as starting it.

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Forget childcare directories

The days of trawling through childcare directories for a "needle in a haystack" are over. Instead of asking you to search through 100s of unqualified profiles to find the safest sitters, we've given you a head start by recruiting only the best, most experienced and verified sitters in your area.

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Babysitters we know and trust

We don’t just recruit sitters for our service, we take the time to really get to know our sitters which helps us to match you with the right ones for your family. Our sitters are part of our team and not just a number which is why are confident we will find you the right match.

Covid-19 and Infection Control - Trained and Certified

Certified in Covid-19 infection control

Book with confidence knowing that we are trained in Covid-19 infection control. We have provided guidelines to sitters and families to ensure the safe and smooth running for all bookings.

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