Martha’s Vineyard Kid Sitters was established in 2005 (Mass. License 7299).
We are 100% locally owned and operated – this is not a clearinghouse where people can apply for part time work and then are placed.
We speak to every client and after understanding their needs we endeavor to place the right sitter. We want the adults and the children to have fun! (but mostly to be safe).
We do not charge registration or placement fees in order to provide services.
The sitters are reference checked, background checked and experienced; indeed some have been with us from the start. The sitters are students, teachers, parents and others who can care for and love and respect children.
Our sitters provide their own transportation round trip to all six island towns: Aquinnah, Chilmark (and Menemsha), Edgartown, Oak Bluffs, Vineyard Haven (Tisbury) and West Tisbury. Chappaquiddick customers are asked to meet the sitter on the Chappy side and to reimburse the sitter for the ferry ticket.
Our sitters can help you enjoy the island beyond an adult evening out. Some common scenarios: an adult needs to accomplish some work and needs a hand with the kids; watching a baby so adults or big kids can go to the beach; to relieve or assist grandparents.
We have also accommodated pet owners to help their dear ones on vacation.
We are here to help you – just ask!