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How much?

How much is exceptable to pay a babysitter?

I need to hire a sitter for my almost 6 year old son, he is pretty much independant. Twice a week 8:30am til 1 pm

I talked to my friend about watching him and she said 5 dollars an hr, I think that is a bit high. When he was in latchkey at school they only charged $3.80 an hr.

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Asked by mrsmamaj at 8:36 PM on Jun. 23, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • In a day care setting they get that much because they are getting it for more than one child. Would you want to do it for 3.80/hr? I'm not saying you should pay that much but maybe there is a day care you can put him in?

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:44 PM on Jun. 23, 2010

  • maybe you two could compromise and come up with a weekly price? but imo $5/hr. is reasonable

    Answer by princessbeth79 at 8:46 PM on Jun. 23, 2010

  • 5 an hour is reasonable. My sister had been watching kids for a long time and she gets 6 an hour.


    Answer by Brandi300 at 8:51 PM on Jun. 23, 2010

  • $5 an hour is CHEAP. My daughter charges $8 an hour to baby sit.
    And $3.80 is for more than one child.....probably anywhere from 15 to 30?!

    Answer by twinsplus2more at 8:51 PM on Jun. 23, 2010

  • I pay $5 an hour and that is the cheapest for good care that Ive found in my area.

    Answer by Aqua_Jen at 10:06 PM on Jun. 23, 2010

  • $5 is CHEAP! When I was sitting I never sat for less than $8/hr!

    Answer by pinkcicle709 at 10:21 PM on Jun. 23, 2010

  • Going to agree that 5 is cheap.... I sitter cost me $10 per kid per hour. Needless to say we don't go out much without the kids. We can't afford it.

    Answer by SAHMinIL2 at 12:02 AM on Jun. 24, 2010

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