Katie was just phenomenal. Literally the best caregiver we have had ever for Julia.  I was sad to say goodbye to her today. I told her that we would love to have her back next summer (and if she does summer school we would plan our vacation on her breaks). I can’t thank you enough! Remember us for next summer? We will highly recommend you and obx childcare. Can I write a comment on your website?

Leslie and Mike K.


Thanks so much for accommodating us. Barbara was fantastic, and we will certainly rave about your service on yelp and Facebook alike.

Scott S.


We wanted to let you know that Morgan was great. She was punctual, thorough with the paper work, respectful, plus Ana and Kate had fun with her. Because you had mentioned Nor’Banks Sailing, we were able to go there twice and had a chance to kayak and sail a catamaran, so thank you for the suggestion. We appreciate you finding a babysitter for us on such short notice so we could enjoy dinner at The Blue Point. Next time we’re in Duck, we’ll definitely contact you in the future.

Best, –Claudette M.


Thank you! Morgan was great! She was on time and very friendly. She played with our boys and kept them entertained the whole evening! As an added bonus she even put away the clean dishes that were in the dishwasher and loaded up the dirty dishes, a totally welcome and added surprise! We would totally recommend her and your services.

Thanks, again!



Just wanted to let you know that we had a great experience with Emily this weekend. The kids loved her and she was great at keeping me posted. My son had a hard time when we left and Emily texted me a picture of him 5 minutes later all smiles to let me know he was doing much better. Such a relief after leaving him in tears. Thanks for coordinating. I’ll definitely recommend your service (and Emily) to friends coming here on vacation.




I wanted to write and say thank you to Katie for helping to make our time at the beach enjoyable for all. Next year we will be down for another week and are looking forward to using your services.


It is with great pleasure that I recommend OBX Island Childcare as a childcare service.  They coordinated a sitter that watched one of my boys during a week.  I needed to concentrate on opening my homes for the season.  What is usually a stressful week became almost vacation-like for me.  My son didn’t want to come home.

The sitter always came to our home on time, cheerful and ready to engage my son with activity suggestions for the day.  She encouraged dramatic play and other enriching activities. She is intelligent, kind and a great listener. My son loved hanging out with her and  looked forward to spending time with her. That said, she always followed our directions in regard to the children (activities, food, etc.) and he respected her as an authority figure.  I received emails with photos and videos throughout the day showing me that my son was having a great time.

Besides a natural affinity toward child care, I liked the fact that the staff  members have experience and are CPR certified.

By hiring OBX Island Childcare, you can be assured that you won’t get a teenager who lounges around watching TV while your kids fend for themselves.  The staff seems to be fun, and any family that hires OBX Island Childcare has very fortunate children indeed.

Robert Pair, President, Harlem Lofts Inc.
We feel so blessed to have found your service on such short notice.  We just loved Morgan and the boys did too!  I hope they didn’t wear her out too much. I requested that throughout the day, she text/send pics often.  It helped me to feel that I was a part of their fun times. She did a wonderful job of letting me know about the many activities they were taking part in.  I loved it! The money that was given to her was gratuity. She earned it!  She even surprised me by helping with some of my laundry!  What a huge help!  Thanks again for everything.
Blessings to you and your business,
The Gishes


Thank you so much. The kids had a great time and as you know loved Meg. You know someone is good when they beg for her to come back. You have a great service and we will appreciate everything. I hope you have a wonderful and successful summer. -Pam

You are AMAZING!!! We can’t thank you enough. The kids are all talking about how terrific you were. We will absolutely be in touch on our next trip–and please let me know if there’s anything we can do for you in the meantime–would happily give a glowing reference! I hope that Ivey is feeling better–please give her our best, too.

Thanks again,  Suzy