Welcome

Sitters By The Shore is a professional sitting referral service that can help you with all your sitting needs - child, elder, and pet care. Our goal is to provide excellent service and care through our experienced and highly qualified sitters.

Trying to find a babysitter you can trust can be overwhelming, whether you are a local parent or here on vacation. Sitters By The Shore is setting new and exciting standards for child care services. Because we strive to provide you with the best possible sitter, only the most qualified applicants are accepted. Our sitters are CPR and First Aid Certified and go through a rigorous screening process which includes phone and personal interviews and extensive reference and background checks. They have significant backgrounds in childcare ranging from infants to teenagers, as well as experienced special needs care providers. Our sitters are nannies, teachers, health care professionals and college students who love children and strive to make sure your children are happy, safe and secure while you are away.

Finding a reliable sitter for elderly care can be just as difficult as finding the right sitter for your child. With Sitters By The Shore, consideration will be given to compatibility of personalities, lifestyle and level of need.

Our pet sitting service matches our pet owners with sitters who specialize in caring for their particular breed of pet. During the summer months and holidays, Sitters By The Shore will have on staff a third year vet student who can assist you with your pets.

Owners, Debbie Taylor and Barbara Ekberg bring over twenty five years' experience to the business.

Debbie has personally been sitting and referring sitters for over fifteen years since moving to St. Simons Island. She previously owned and operated a day care center for six years while living in Maryland. Having been a working mother, as well as a day care provider, she understands both sides of the child care business. Her love for children makes every minute spent with them a cherished occasion. Debbie also has a passion for animals and has been caring for them almost as long as she has children. She has a solid business background and understands the importance of maintaining a good working relationship with her clients. Her top priority is to provide the best possible service to every client using Sitters By The Shore.

Barbara Ekberg's experience includes interacting with both the young and old. She has worked with the local school system as a parapro in elementary school and later became an administrative assistant at the Adult Literacy center. She has been babysitting for a large resort in the area for the past three years. She has also spent two years reading and sharing time with the elderly in a local retirement community. Having worked with children of all ages and raising two of her own, Barbara has a love, understanding and patience for all children. They are the bright light in her day.

Providing a safe, caring experience with a healthy dose of fun.