Saffron Sitters Ltd

Head Office

44 Chapel Road



NR17 2DS



Company Number 7470101

VAT Reg Number 199769319

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Saffron Sitters was established in June 2009 by the Founder and Director, Helen McCombie-Armstrong, as a sole trader enterprise.  At that time it was based in Saffron Walden in Essex, hence the name.


In April 2014 Saffron Sitters became a limited company, registered at Companies House and the Company began to expand quickly both in terms of the number of approved sitter staff who were included on the register and the number of clients.  Saffron Walden was still the primary hub of the business but, geographically, the company’s clientele was being drawn from a progressively wider area towards Colchester and Ipswich.


Today, Saffron Sitters operates throughout the whole of East Anglia and beyond with the Head Office based in Norfolk. We are keen to continue our rapid growth and are always keen to hear from potential new franchise partners. Below is a summary of our franchise offering, application process and costs.

Services a Saffron Sitters Franchise can Offer

  • Permanent and Temporary/Regular Childcare/Nanny Services

  • Permanent Nanny Placements

  • Flexible/Irregular and Emergency Daytime Childcare

  • Evening Babysitting

  • Dog Walking/Sitting

  • Dog Day Care

  • Pet Sitting Visits


You can also undertake the following:

  • Long term/Holiday Dog and Pet Sitting

  • Home Sitting/Visits

  • Domestic Cleaning

  • Crèches for Weddings and Special Occasions/Events

  • Elderly Relative/Person Companionship Service

Benefits of Franchise Ownership

  • Low initial investment inclusive of a substantial launch budget and residential training course

  • Regular and repeat business that grows every year

  • Follow up business development support in establishing years and beyond

  • Professional stationery, bespoke software & interactive website for your franchise area

  • Run your own business working from home with almost no over-heads or expenses

  • Flexible and proven business model that directly links personal effort to reward

  • 24/7 back up helpline from Head Office

  • Franchise Partner network to gain advice and share ideas

Franchise Costs Apply Now

The Franchise Package

Our comprehensive Franchise Package provides you with all you need to embark on a highly successful career within your Saffron Sitters territory. For a start-up your initial start-up fee you can expect the following:


  • The Saffron Sitters Ltd brand and business model

  • Your exclusive Saffron Sitters franchise territory

  • Saffron Sitter Operational Handbook – training manual and guide to the business

  • Use of the Saffron Sitters registered trademark and corporate identity

  • 6 months ongoing support

  • NO management fees for the first 6 months


Incorporated into this cost we will also give you a generous £5000 company investment for set up of franchise which includes:


  • Enhanced Police Disclosure certificate

  • Your own comprehensive Saffron Sitters website and professional email address

  • Facebook page set up for you and a link to our established page as well

  • A fully operational and user friendly online database

  • 10,000 personalised flyers/brochures

  • 500 business cards

  • Professional business documents and contracts

  • Supporting systems (IT support and set up)

  • Residential training course of 2/3 days with an established Franchise Partner and other members of the organisation worth £2000

  • Substantial and tailored launch campaign in your territory

Available Franchises Application Process franchisee-897x463