Telephone: 508-627-7767

M.V. Kid Sitters is more than a babysitter service. The company was founded in 2005 and is a licensed Massachusetts state agency (Mass. license # 7299). It provides trained child care for visitors to the Island of Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts.
It serves 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 I observed that seasonal residents, guests, brides and other visitors did not know where to turn for help with kids, be it for an evening out, extra hands and eyes at the beach or an event, rehearsal dinner or 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. Our service is a licensed Massachusetts agency. We are insured and bonded. The sitters follow specific rules of conduct and safety. They provide their own transportation round trip (slightly different on Chappaquiddick).

The sitters have CPR training, they are background and reference checked and come to the customer’s venue. Our sitters have watched children at weddings, parties, rental homes, boats and hotels. We have sent sitters to assist with babies overnight allowing the parents a restful sleep. We have 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 at 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 needed her and it made for a few easy nights out with our adult children. I am hosting a party later this summer and will call this service to help with my grandchildren and a few other visiting kids during the party.”

MV Kid Sitters can also provide tutors to assist vacationers in keeping the kids stimulated and up to speed in their school work.
Additionally we have provided grocery stocking (Edgartown only).
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 send an email to

Looking for baby equipment or anything beach related while you’re visiting?  Check out our friends at locally run MV Baby Rent who deliver island wide.

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).