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Is $25.00 per day/per child for an at home babysitter too much?

What if they are siblings? Should there be a discount?


Asked by Anonymous at 12:30 PM on May. 5, 2010 in Money & Work

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Answers (15)
  • that is a common rate in northeast ohio --- most charge between 20-30 per day per kid, yes siblings get discounts of some degree but you have to be fair to yourself. dont make the discount too much!

    Answer by AmaliaD at 2:15 PM on May. 5, 2010

  • I watch two kids for only twenty a day. I think $25 for one kid is ok. But I only pay $17 for my son. Depends on where you live.

    Answer by SaraP1989 at 12:33 PM on May. 5, 2010

  • i was a nanny for many years to the same family, They paid me $7 h. and then when they have the second child it was $10
    I did not do any house chores, just take care of the kids, and take them to classes,.....

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:33 PM on May. 5, 2010

  • heck no, i charge $100/per child per week.if there are sibblings i charge $150 a week for 2 kids then $175 a week for 3 kids and thats full time rates thats all i take is full time

    Answer by BUDDHASBABY1 at 12:34 PM on May. 5, 2010

  • I pay $25/day for 1 child in my home but I usually hire a teenager. I think you should get a discount on siblings.

    Answer by ria7 at 12:36 PM on May. 5, 2010

  • I pay $250 per week full time in home daycare ($50 per day). That is one child. That is in NY though, I think prices are higher here.

    Answer by mompam at 12:37 PM on May. 5, 2010

  • i live in Ga i babysit one child and only get $75 a week for 9 to 10 hours a day and thats 5 days a week i think i need to charge more but this Job was only suppose to be for 6 weeks and thats what she offered me its been 2 years now....i still get the same

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:48 PM on May. 5, 2010

  • eek anon 48...I would be be telling them you've raised your rates!!

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:50 PM on May. 5, 2010

  • My sister inlaw pays $80.00 a day to send her toddler to daycare. We live in upstate NY

    Answer by prettybaby1 at 1:04 PM on May. 5, 2010

  • I live in Austin, Texas and pay $30 a day for one child to go to the woman's home (so $150 a week), no mention of a discount when siblings come along, but you can bet I'm gonna ask for one :) She watches two other kids as well.

    Answer by bethany169 at 1:23 PM on May. 5, 2010