New Babysitting Service Launches on Island

Kids Night In

Leslie McKibben, Owner of Kids Night In

Looking for a night out on the town sans children? How about an afternoon over at the Soggy Dollar? Or perhaps some me time at Mongoose Junction? Well for those of you looking for a responsible and affordable on-island babysitter, there’s a new service just for you.

Kids Night In is a recently-launched babysitting service provided by Leslie McKibben. Leslie is an experienced pediatric physical therapist who moved to St. John earlier this year. The great thing about Kids Night In is that it comes to you.

“I have provided services (at guests’ villas) for a romantic night out, a day trip to the BVIs … and of course, a night of adult ‘libations’ without little kids’ eyes watching … Or when locals need help with a work schedule or a night to play grown up-style,” Leslie said.

But this isn’t just all about the parents having fun – The kids have a lot of options too. A few activities available are baking, scavenger hunts, hiking, pool fun, crafts, dance parties, games, iPad educational games and more.

Kids Night In costs $20 per hour plus $5 an hour per additional child. Locals receive a discounted rate.

Kids Night In is a fully-licensed business. It can be reached by phone at (321) 431-9113 or by email here. You can also check out its Facebook page here.

7 comments for “New Babysitting Service Launches on Island

  1. stjohnjulie
    August 5, 2013 at 7:22 am

    I highly recommend Leslie. She has what I refer to as ‘the gift’. A kind gentle soul that children just respond to. She watched my two year old and they had the most splendid time! The parents might think they are getting a night/day off, but I think the kids think that they are getting a treat! If anyone would like a more personal reference, they can contact Leslie and she will give you my contact information.

  2. Randy Patrick
    August 5, 2013 at 6:27 pm

    Obviously, she’s a very capable babysitter. Ever met Steve? I rest my case. :)

  3. NancieM
    August 5, 2013 at 8:06 pm

    Yeah Leslie! Glad to see your business is growing roots on St.John!
    Wishing you continued success!


  4. PMartin
    August 7, 2013 at 10:11 am

    Another recommendation for Leslie. She is FANTASTIC. Leslie stayed with my daughter and she had a GREAT time. I highly recommend her services and wll provide a personal reference through Leslie if anyone would like to know more. She is the sweetest, most genuine person. It was nice to have someone that you could trust and feel secure leaving your child with while on vacation.

  5. Jaimie Hynes
    April 29, 2014 at 7:12 pm

    Leslie was wonderful! She watched 6 kids for 2 families and the kids had a blast! She sent us pictures of the kids playing games and doing arts and crafts while we were out to make us feel at ease. The kids absolutely loved her. She is a warm and wonderful personality. We will definitely be in touch again on our next vacation!
    Thank you Leslie :)

  6. October 6, 2016 at 10:11 pm

    Any chance you travel to Tortola? or could recommend a babysitter/nanny in Tortola? We are traveling from South Carolina with young kids and are staying on the West End of Tortola. Thanks!

    • October 7, 2016 at 9:49 am

      Good morning Whitney!
      Can you send me an email directly at with dates of travel to see if we can figure something out with myself or one of my staff. Take care

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