Sitters is more than a babysitter service. The company
was founded in 2005 and is a licensed Massachusetts
state agency (Mass. license # 7299). It endeavors to
provide trained child care for visitors to the Island.
" I am
often asked by friends and other summer visitors if I
know a sitter for their kids," says Lori Sue Herman, the
proprietor (also an attorney in Edgartown) and a mother
of a son, Jesse. I have observed that seasonal
residents, their guests, brides and other visitors often
don't know where to turn for help with the kids, be it
during an evening out, event, a rehearsal dinner or
other parties. Hotel guests and home renters want a
night out and don't know where to get responsible child
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researched this issue and so began this important
service. The service is insured and the sitters follow a
specific rules of conduct and safety. If needed, a nurse
is on call for emergency assistance.
have CPR training, background and reference checks, and
come to the client's venue - sitters have watched
children at weddings, parties, rental homes and hotels.
They have even supplied a sitter to watch a dog whom the
owners did not feel comfortable leaving alone in a
All of the
sitters have been carefully selected, some are teachers
at Island schools, some are honor students at the
Regional High School, others college students, parents
and summer residents.
A recent client was a family here for two weeks with two
small children with early bedtimes. By calling this
service gave the parents the chance to go out to dinner,
movies and gallery hopping, "This made our vacation into
more than time with the kids - we had time with each
other" said the happy dad.
been renting on the island for several years and are
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 night we
needed her and it made for an easy night 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."
Sitters can also provide tutors to assist vacationers in
keeping the kids stimulated and up to speed in their
M.V. Kid Sitters fills a need for seasonal Islanders
and their guests and so far the feedback has been
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