Our Services

 
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short + LONG term

Occasional, part-time and full-time sitters are available 7 days a week.

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OVERNIGHT

We provide sitters overnight for your 24-hour babysitting needs.

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HOTEL

Our babysitters will come to the hotel or resort where you are staying.

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GROUP

We provide group childcare during corporate functions, weddings, parties, reunions and other special events.

 

hourly rates

Rates are based on an hourly sitter fee plus an hourly agency fee. All babysitting services have a 3-hour minimum. 

 
Table of hourly rates: 1-3 children = $25/hr (sitter fee is $15/hr. agency fee is $10/hr). 4 children = $30/hr (sitter fee is $20/hr. agency fee is $10/hr). 5+ children = rates vary.
 

*Sitter Fee- This fee must be paid directly to the babysitter in cash, check or Venmo at time of service.

*Agency Fee- This fee will be charged to the credit card (MasterCard or Visa) on file after the job is complete.

~Nantucket & Martha's Vineyard- rates vary.  Please inquire for more information.

NOTE: New rates will be posted and go into effect January 1, 2020.


policies

cancellation 

Cancellations must be made 48 hours in advance to avoid a $50.00 cancellation fee.

shared care

When 2+ families share one babysitter, each family is required to pay the agency fee.

Holidays

An additional $10.00 will be applied on the following holidays: Memorial Day weekend, July 3rd-6th, Labor Day weekend, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and New Years Eve. 

sitter to child ratios

1:2 for infants and toddlers |  1:4 for children 3+ years old


Frequently Asked Questions

how far in advance do i need to book?

The more notice you give, the better!  However, we do our best to accommodate any requests made on short notice.

is there a minimum number of hours?

There is a 3-hour minimum on all babysitting services.

can the sitter take my kids swimming?

Written permission is required if you would like your sitter to swim with your children.

how do i pay my babysitter?

Babysitters must be paid directly in cash, check or Venmo.  Only the agency fee will be charged to your credit card on file.

is gratuity required?

Gratuity is always appreciated but never required!  If your sitter has provided your family with excellent service, then gratuity is a lovely way to thank them.

can i request the Same sitter?

Absolutely!  If you had a positive experience with a particular sitter, please let us know.  We strive to provide as much consistency as possible.

cAN I CONTACT MY BABYSITTER DIRECTLY? 

No.  All bookings need to be placed through Summer Sitters.  There is a violation fee for attempting to contact a sitter outside the scheduled services.