Ever need a babysitter? Use bubble to quickly book a babysitter or nanny that your friends and local community love, use and trust.
Rated by WIRED as one of the UK’s best parenting apps, we’re making it easier for mums and dads like us to have more free time, plan a night out and get stuff done. Whether booking a babysitter at the last minute or in advance, simply swipe through local sitters and see what your friends and other parents think of them before booking, paying and reviewing them in just a few taps.
For parents, bubble makes finding great childcare for our kids easy.
And for babysitters, nannies, childminders and au pairs, bubble is making it easy to get more jobs, meet more local families and earn more money.
Key product features are:
• See which of your friends know or have used the babysitter
• Read other parent reviews before you book
• Express Book for when you need a last minute sitter
• Save your favourite sitters for quick and easy booking
• All babysitters are ID & Background checked
• Pay the exact price in a tap of the app
Creating an account and finding babysitters you like is free. And sign-up with code CBXNY to get £10 off your first sit.
We’ve earned rave reviews from the likes of The Telegraph, Daily Mail, The Guardian plus many more and we’d love for you to join us as we continue our roll out across London and beyond!
In this release we’ve squashed some bugs that were preventing users on certain devices from being able to scroll properly and close down modals. We’re constantly working on improvements to the app so please do feedback at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!
Ratings and Reviews
App isn’t too bad. Hard to start of with. But as you get more sits the more likely you are to be accepted for a future sit. So definitely good for people who work part time. The platform fee is a bit much but that’s my opinion. When parents send multiple requests for sitters they should choose within 24hrs and not leave us sitters waiting. Just like when a parent sends a sit request bubble text you to accept or decline if you don’t reply quickly. Sitters should be able to see their reviews & parents should have to pay straight after a sit, there should be a penalty like a sitter gets blocked if they cancel a sit. Payments should be made straight away not processed a day or 2 after. You don’t go to Sainsburys and pay a few days later, you pay straight after your shopping. Overall, good idea. You should be able to see other sitters profiles too.
Great app! Great sitters!
I’ve used the app a few times to find a babysitter and have always had a great experience.
The app itself is easy to use. Choose the date and time of your required sit. Sitters apply for the job. You choose which sitter you like the sound of/hourly rate of. You get their phone no from an email confirmation so you can confirm things directly with the sitter. They turn up at required time and place. And they take over while you work/go out/whatever. At the end of the session you pay them through the app too, and it pays them to the penny for their time so no awkward scrabbling around trying to work out what you owe or looking for change 😉. Simple and effective.
The sitters tend to be fantastic. I say tend to be, as of 5 sitters I’ve booked, 1 did not turn up at all 🤬, 1 was an average personality and preferred talking to me than playing with my kid, and 3 we’re so tremendous I would move them in.
Brilliantly convenient but now CHARGE SITTERS to use!
I was a huge fan of bubble, as it’s incredibly convenient and I think what we’ve all been looking for in an app for mums and babysitters. It’s a great way of connecting with families and building up a work profile, and for me I love the ability to be spontaneous and flexible which the app greatly enables. HOWEVER, I’ve been incredibly disappointed with their recent decision to charge babysitters- I understand they are a business however there is no other ‘agency’ that charges the sitter/nanny, parents are happy to pay for the service, but I am not happy to pay to work, especially as we don’t get paid travel. It should be the investors who should be approached to help out financially and not the babysitters- you don’t pay to work in other professions and I feel this was an unfair and poor decision by the app. They did send an explanatory email however I do feel it will cause parents and sitters to come off the app after meeting and book jobs privately.
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.