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Is 2oo dollars every two weeks reasonable for babysitting an autistic 7 yr old and a little girl who is 5 but not autistic?

what would you charge?

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mommy16love

Asked by mommy16love at 3:20 PM on Apr. 29, 2010 in Money & Work

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  • Depends on how hard it is to take care of the 7 year old. When I baby sat a three year old and six year old I got paid that. The 3 year old was completely potty trained and I only watched them for a few hours before it was bedtime.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:22 PM on Apr. 29, 2010

  • I babysat one boy that was autistic for $250 every week So i would be looking into making or paying more if I was you.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:28 PM on Apr. 29, 2010

  • What are the hours?
    mompam

    Answer by mompam at 3:30 PM on Apr. 29, 2010

  • are you cash under the table or doing a 1099 form? I pay 180 for my 5 year old not autistic boy,, but legal in home daycare,, I would say that you need a bit more,, maybe 250? What about food and what not,,,if your supplying your own food then 300 for sure!
    kimigogo

    Answer by kimigogo at 3:31 PM on Apr. 29, 2010

  • 7:30 - 2:30 during the week and idk how many hours on saturday..she makes her own schedule so..im not sure what exact hours ill be watching them
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:31 PM on Apr. 29, 2010

  • sorry thats not supposed to be anon
    mommy16love

    Answer by mommy16love at 3:31 PM on Apr. 29, 2010

  • 6 days a week? No 200 is not enought!!! hugs to you!
    kimigogo

    Answer by kimigogo at 3:35 PM on Apr. 29, 2010

  • It sounds cheap. I pay $250 per week for my not autistic 4 year old's daycare - -8:00 am - 5:30 pm.
    mompam

    Answer by mompam at 3:36 PM on Apr. 29, 2010

  • That is not enough. Check with a few centers in your area and see what there rates are and charge in that range.
    renijazzysmom

    Answer by renijazzysmom at 3:53 PM on Apr. 29, 2010

  • I have no idea if it is enough for you, but I pay twice that for two non-autistic toddlers 5 days a week. I've not ever dealt with an autsitic child, so i have no idea how much more demanding that be than a non-autistic 7 year old.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:11 PM on Apr. 29, 2010

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