Telephone us at: 508-627-7767

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M.V. Kid Sitters is a licensed Massachusetts state agency established in 2005 (Mass. license # 7299). We provide experienced trained child care on the Island of Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts.
We serve the six island towns: Aquinnah, Chilmark (& Menemsha), Edgartown (& Chappaquidick), Oak Bluffs, Tisbury (Vineyard Haven) & West Tisbury.


Hi, I am Lori Sue Herman. I am the proprietor of MV Kidsitters (and an attorney in Edgartown) and a parent here on the island.

Some years ago my friends and I observed that seasonal residents, guests, brides and other visitors did not know where to turn for babysitters. There were no resources to help for an evening out, extra hands and eyes at the beach, an event, rehearsal dinner or wedding party. Hotel guests and home renters wanted a night out and did not know where to get responsible child care.

I then researched the issues and began this service. We are a licensed insured, bonded Massachusetts agency. Our sitters follow specific rules of conduct and safety. They provide their own transportation round trip (slightly different on Chappaquiddick). Kidsitters is a locally owned and operated business, not an internet clearinghouse.

The sitters have CPR training, they are background and reference checked. They come to the customer’s venue. Our sitters have watched children at hotels, residences, weddings, parties, and boats. We have sent sitters to assist with babies both daytime and overnight giving the parents a restful sleep or the opportunity to work out. We supplied a sitter to watch a dog whom the owners did not feel comfortable leaving alone in a strange house (and have provided dog walkers to other owners).

All of the sitters have been carefully selected, some are teachers at Island schools, some are students & graduates of the Regional High School, others are college students, parents and summer residents. We are proud that some of our sitters have been with us for several summers and some have been with us from the start.

A recent client was a family here for two weeks with two small children with early bedtimes. By calling our service the parents had the chance to go out to dinner and listen to some music.

“We had been renting on the island for several years and were unable to consistently locate a sitter for our grandchildren,” said a grandmother of three from the Boston area. “The sitter came to the house the nights we requested and it made for a few easy nights out with our adult children. I am hosting a party later this summer and will call Kidsitters again to help with my grandchildren and a few other visiting kids during the party.”

MV Kid Sitters can also provide tutors to assist in keeping the kids stimulated and up to speed in their school work.
Our license permits us to place in home assistance of various sorts.
Just ask.

MV Kid Sitters fills a need for visitors, seasonal residents and their guests.
We are always happy to assist you.
Call us at at 508-627-7767 or
email us:

If you need any baby equipment, jogging strollers, beach chairs, umbrellas or the like while you’re visiting:
Check out our friends at locally run MV Baby Rent who deliver island wide
Baby Equipment Rental: 508-627-8830
Check their website for a list of family activities on the island.

Enjoy your time here!

Remember to check yourselves & your family for ticks as there is a high incidence of tick borne illness on the island (Lyme Disease, Tularemia & others).