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Saffron Sitters Ltd

Head Office

11 Station Road


Suffolk CO10 2SS



tel: 01787 464187 / 07902 873 985

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Company Number 7470101

VAT Reg Number 199769319

0330 221 0583 (standard rate number)


Established in June 2009, Saffron Sitters is a Limited Company run by Helen McCombe-Armstrong. Based in Norfolk, Helen has worked to build a Company which offers a range of family services coupled with a flexibility such as few other companies could rival.


Since setting up the company in Saffron Walden, 9 years ago, Helen has developed a hugely successful business with an enviable reputation in the market place. It has a large client base which can call on Saffron Sitters for just about any lifestyle/family support service at a moment's notice. Helen and Saffron Sitters' mission is simple; to provide clients with all the services they may require to enjoy life to the full, while being safe in the knowledge that their homes and loved ones are in the safest possible hands.


Saffron Sitters Ltd provides families with all the services they may require to help them make the most of their valuable time. Our extensive range of services make us the perfect solution for any family. We keep it simple and give you the opportunity to build a good relationship with our sitters.


We are an independent business providing flexible and comprehensive care of children, pets, homes and relatives throughout the East of England and beyond. We pride ourselves on being honest, reliable and friendly at all times and strive to provide the highest quality sitters for every job we undertake. We are always keen to tailor and personalise the services we provide to each family's individual requirements, so, if you have specific requests that are not mentioned on this website, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will do our best to accommodate them.



What Makes Us Different?

Helen and the team work hard to ensure that each and every one meets Saffron Sitters' high standards. All sitters must meet our strict criteria as follows:

  • Be over the age of 18

  • Hold/pass an enhanced DBS check

  • Provide 2 relevant references

  • Have relevant qualifications and/or experience

  • Have a full and clean UK driving licence and comprehensive car insurance (if appropriate)


Clients are also reguarly and randomly selected to provide feedback on individual sitters, to ensure that we continually review the quality of our services and only have the best of the best working for us.

Meet The Saffron Sitters' Team


Company Founder and Director


A Criminology Graduate from Loughborough Univerity, Helen is extremely proud of what she has managed to achieve since starting the Company in 2009. Initally Saffron Sitters was a short term idea to enable her to earn a bit of extra money during her 2nd year summer holiday. We are now nearly 10 years on and she is an energetic 31 year old Company Director with 4 young children, a chocolate labrador and 2 kittens based in Attleborough, Norfolk! Quite a journey!


Helen’s approach to the organisation of and delivery of services provided by Saffron Sitters, has been firmly rooted in her own experience as a young mother, pet and home owner.   Like most of her clients, she knows only too well how busy life can be and appreciates how frustrating it is when often expensive service providers prove to be inflexible, unreliable and unable to tailor their services to client needs. She hopes to continue to build the Saffron Sitters reuputation and brand throughout the East of England and beyond with the fabulously talented team she has around her!


Non Executive Director/HR Advisor


Clive is an internationally experienced HR professional with  50 years' experience in UK, Southern Africa, the Americas and the Far East and South East Asia, working for ICI, the RHM Group of Companies, Savills' plc and, since 1992, his own Business and Management Development company, Performance Matters.


A Cambridge graduate and former Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and of the Institute of Directors, he is now "winding down" a bit and putting his experience at the disposal of young, exciting and emerging companies. Saffron Sitters fits that description admirably and he is delighted to be associated with the management team and its vision for the future.

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