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Our mission is to provide professional, safe, and quality care to all children in the comfort of their own home.


Southern Bell Babysitting Agency wants to work with your family to provide you with a quality babysitter that your family can rely on.  We know how hard it can be to find dependable and quality babysitters that you can trust. Regardless of the situation, let Southern Bell Babysitting Agency help you find the perfect babysitter for you and your family. 


Since our team loves babysitting, we want to provide our members with a wide range of sitters from diverse backgrounds with a variety of capabilities to provide a better experience while sitting with your child/or children. Check out our Sitter’s bios to learn about their unique skill sets.

We also offer sitters for special events – weddings, church groups, Mom’s groups, etc. 



Welcome, to Southern Bell Babysitter Agency where we have affordable membership services that match high-quality babysitter with families in Ft. Benning, Columbus Ga, Hamilton, Ellerslie, Pine Mountain, Fortson, Waverly Hall,  Phenix City and Ft. Mitchell Ala. 


We are committed to finding the highest quality sitters in Georgia and Alabama. Each sitter is interviewed and receives a federal and state background check, including driving records. All sitters are CPR certified to ensure your children are safe in any situation. We do all for you so you will know your family is safe.


Through our affordable membership service packages, members can schedule a babysitter any time, day, or night. We offer different packages, allowing you to choose the package that works best for you and your family.



Melba is the founder of Melba Tatum Childcare Consultant LLC, Melba’s Learning Academy LLC, and Southern Bell Babysitter Agency LLC. She is married with six beautiful children and eight grandchildren.


Melba Tatum has over thirty years of experience working with children and families. She has worked at several childcare centers, owned, and operated a

In-home childcare. She enjoys helping childcare centers stay state compliant and operational, and educating teachers and directors’ methods to improve the quality of their daycare protocols and curriculums. 


She enjoys spending time in the community helping families. She enjoys being outdoors and spending time with family and friends. She also loves traveling around the country while enjoying quiet time by herself.​

-Melba Tatum, Founder & CEO

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Meet The Owner: Melba Tatum

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