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Babysitting rates

How much would you charge an hour to babysit a 2 year old and 3 month old 5 hours a day, 3 times a week? I was offered but it's not definite yet. I live in Long Island, New York if it makes a difference. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thank you kindly.

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Asked by sweetmom1007 at 6:34 PM on Aug. 13, 2009 in Just for Fun

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  • Mmm. I would probably charge about $13-$15 an hour. I guess it also counts if you're going there or they're coming to you as well. But that's what I would charge for 2 wee ones.

    Answer by K_Sawyer at 6:36 PM on Aug. 13, 2009

  • I forgot to say they'd be coming to my house. Sorry.

    Answer by sweetmom1007 at 6:37 PM on Aug. 13, 2009

  • Well.. if you're going to be feeding them - then I'd have it be the same.
    You can also check out Childcare under Craigslist in your area and see what people are charging and kind of adjust accordingly.

    Answer by K_Sawyer at 6:38 PM on Aug. 13, 2009

  • Call daycares around the area and see how much they'd charge. Charge $50 less than that. I would never pay $15 a hour

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:53 PM on Aug. 13, 2009

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