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How much should I pay a sitter to take care of my 3 year old for 6 days 24 hours a day?

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Anita10

Asked by Anita10 at 3:40 PM on Jun. 23, 2013 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • I'd say off the cuff, $100 a day so $600.
    ILovemyPaulie

    Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 3:50 PM on Jun. 23, 2013

  • $600 would be the minimum I would think. Minimum wage for that long would be a little over 1,000.
    But_Mommie

    Answer by But_Mommie at 3:53 PM on Jun. 23, 2013

  • Personally I'd never leave a 3 yr old with a non-close relative (like a grandparent) for 6 days.
    3libras

    Answer by 3libras at 3:56 PM on Jun. 23, 2013

  • why are you leaving your kid for a week?
    honeymoon? work?
    feralxat

    Answer by feralxat at 4:20 PM on Jun. 23, 2013

  • I am not sure. But if I was in that situation I would leave my child with family at no cost.
    virginiamama71

    Answer by virginiamama71 at 4:26 PM on Jun. 23, 2013

  • $500. But they would have to be very close with me.
    mompam

    Answer by mompam at 5:00 PM on Jun. 23, 2013

  • Five hundred dollars if you provide at least some of the food and are close to the person.
    Ballad

    Answer by Ballad at 5:23 PM on Jun. 23, 2013

  • Around $50-60/day is the rate around my area. Care.com says the average weekly rate is $230


    http://www.care.com/babysitting-rates

    hellokittykat

    Answer by hellokittykat at 5:33 PM on Jun. 23, 2013

  • That is 144 hours.
    Most sitters charge betwee$8 & $15. and hour. in your home.

    If you want them to stay in their home it maybe higher.
    You will be expecting the sitter to also provide 3 meals and 2 snacks.
    Is this child potty trainer if not, it is usually higher. (Do not lie, it always bites you in the butt.

    This would b the price I would negotiate from.
    You might argue that this person will sleep about 8 hours out of the day. so it should be a lower rate.
    They might say that their sleep will potentially be disturbed since 3 year old still cut teeth and get up in the night.

    Arrive at the figure you are willing to pay and see if anyone will accept that amount.
    It will also depend on your area and the availability of sitters and the quality of sitter.
    Dardenella

    Answer by Dardenella at 7:23 PM on Jun. 23, 2013

  • 0 because I would never leave my child with anyone overnight other than family who would not charge because IF I was leaving overnight it would mean I was in the hospital.
    answersjunkie

    Answer by answersjunkie at 7:27 PM on Jun. 23, 2013

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