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How much does your babysitter charge?

How much does your babysitter charge? per hour? or a flat rate for a day.
How much is too much?

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MunkyS

Asked by MunkyS at 9:49 PM on Apr. 13, 2009 in General Parenting

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  • 8/hr-- for the 2 kids I only use her once a month so hubby and I can go out for supper
    MELRN

    Answer by MELRN at 9:52 PM on Apr. 13, 2009

  • when i worked i would pay $4 an hour or $25 whichever was the least amount. however she used to work at the same place as me before she opened her daycare, and her SO was military like my DH so was pretty understanding when it came to costs. the only stipulations she had were parents provide diapers and if the child is on a special diet (allergies or whatever) parents had to provide that as well
    vabchmommy

    Answer by vabchmommy at 9:58 PM on Apr. 13, 2009

  • $7/hour if they are sleeping and $10/hour if awake total not per child.
    MommaM2

    Answer by MommaM2 at 10:05 PM on Apr. 13, 2009

  • We pay $10 per hour. We don't go out much, lol. But we both find it odd that a lot of people pay so little to someone for doing such an important job. So we pay well, and it pays off. We can usually find a babysitter, even last minute. I've heard that our babysitters will cancel on others because they can make over twice as much babysitting for us.
    tyrelsmom

    Answer by tyrelsmom at 10:44 PM on Apr. 13, 2009

  • my daughter charges people $4.00 an hour per child. She brings coloring books, kid cd's and they dance, they color, she helps them school work and reads with them.
    Vanessannd

    Answer by Vanessannd at 11:41 PM on Apr. 13, 2009

  • Well I don't use anyone but family so nothing, but when I babysat like 6 years ago or more, I chared like $40 for the night. Starting around like 5 and the parents coming home at like midnight. I had 2 boys I watched...and the parents always sprung for pizza. I only babysat for one family and knew them well.
    lstrickland

    Answer by lstrickland at 12:07 AM on Apr. 14, 2009

  • $3/hour per child. She's 15 years old and watches them so I can run errands that I normally cannot do with the younger ones around. Or if I want to go work out without taking them because it's naptime for my youngest. I usually will give her $20 for 2 hours though. She usually makes $60-100 a week from me.
    Izsarejman

    Answer by Izsarejman at 12:23 AM on Apr. 14, 2009

  • i normaly charge 25.00 a day but i provide everything ( food snacks juice ) and i have them 8-9 hours. but im helping someone right now thats tight on money and needs help so we agreed on 80 a week pluse 4.00 everytime she needs a ride home from work whice evens out to 100 a week. but she knows im caring for her lil guy and is garenteed a ride i wont leave her stranded. so she helps me by giving me a few bucks and i help her by being there for her when she needed someone. asap.
    tabbys4

    Answer by tabbys4 at 9:15 AM on Apr. 14, 2009

  • Liv's preschool teacher has babysat her twice at our home (her only babysitter). We buy dinner and pay her $10/hr for our one child.
    kara_g.

    Answer by kara_g. at 10:17 AM on Apr. 14, 2009

  • I have an awesome home daycare provider and I pay 190 every other Friday. She has her from 8:30 to 5:30 M-F
    mommymandaleigh

    Answer by mommymandaleigh at 3:04 PM on Apr. 15, 2009

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