I PAID $45 a day, per child. It's been a little over a year and a half. My DD was already fully potty trained. I paid whether she was there or not....It is important for clients to remember they are paying for a SPACE, not for you watching their child. I had a pretty casual arrangement, and the young woman is a close family friend that sat for me. I no longer have her watch my Kiddos...but on the rare occasion I do ask her to sit for the kids...I still pay her $45.
You may be in a smaller town, or simply be happy with what you are making for what you do. Either way $20 sounds fair, unless you are looking to raise your prices, then let each client know ahead of time that you plan to up your rate. That way everyone has time to adjust, or even find alternatives. Good Luck!
at 2:57 AM on Sep. 28, 2009