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how much do you charge a babysitter. she is in high school. it's for a 4 year old and a 1 year old.

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 4:52 PM on Nov. 2, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • When I cared for people's kids i got paid between $8-$15/hr depending on the family's income. I'm sort of part of the school of thought where you pay them really well so they try really hard bc they want to be asked to come back.
    ecodani

    Answer by ecodani at 4:53 PM on Nov. 2, 2009

  • Do you mean, pay the babysitter? I wouldn't think any babysitter would be happy with watching your children and being charged to do so. I would ask her what her rates are.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:54 PM on Nov. 2, 2009

  • I think most people PAY their baby sitters lol... It probably depends on where you live, around her people pay anywhere between 8 and 12 an hour.
    Blueliner

    Answer by Blueliner at 4:54 PM on Nov. 2, 2009

  • I would say $12 an hour. A 4 yr old and a 1 yr old can be quite a handful together. I wouldn't pay less than $10 an hour.
    ThrivingMom

    Answer by ThrivingMom at 5:00 PM on Nov. 2, 2009

  • depends on where you live. I would agree with $8-$12 / hour.

    AND LOL @ Blueliner - we too PAY our sitter and not CHARGE.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:00 PM on Nov. 2, 2009

  • I pay mine $15 an hour for short outtings.
    During the summer I pay her $75 a day for 3 kids 4, 6 & 7 for 6 hours.
    JLynn0871

    Answer by JLynn0871 at 5:01 PM on Nov. 2, 2009

  • wow that seems like a lot....
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:01 PM on Nov. 2, 2009

  • Poor poster must be VERY tired.... lol.... she realllllly needs that sitter.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:01 PM on Nov. 2, 2009

  • How can people pay a baysitter $8 to $12/hr? I know that happens but not around where I live. Daytime child care is about $25/day and evening I pay $5 an hour up to 30 or 35 max for the whole evening. Cant imagine going out on a date and coming home and paying babysitter 60 to $80!!!!
    ria7

    Answer by ria7 at 5:03 PM on Nov. 2, 2009

  • thatnk you ria7 my thoughts exactly! yes...i meant pay ha ha....i would need her at least twice a week for 3 hours....that seems like a ton of money
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:05 PM on Nov. 2, 2009

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