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Just started sitting for some friend's kids. They want to know how much to pay me.

Never done this before so I haven't a clue! Their dd is 3 years old and son is 10 months old. I also have a three year old so it gives my dd a playmate.

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Asked by texasgurl33 at 5:35 PM on Jul. 3, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • $20/per day seems fair for two kids.

    Answer by Laila-May at 5:36 PM on Jul. 3, 2010

  • My sister gets $6 dollars an hour. And with 2 kids I think that would be very reasonable.

    Answer by Brandi300 at 5:36 PM on Jul. 3, 2010

  • Full time $150/week is VERY reasonable!

    Answer by ABusyBee at 5:38 PM on Jul. 3, 2010

  • I heard 10 dollars an hour that is what my daughter said she is 23 and some of her friends baby sit. I think it is diff prices on where U live..

    Answer by seabrezze_11 at 5:40 PM on Jul. 3, 2010

  • 20 a day or 100 a week

    Answer by johnny4ever at 5:41 PM on Jul. 3, 2010

  • $120 to $150 a week. You'll be at your place doing regular household chores I would expect, along with watching the children.

    Answer by Bmat at 6:01 PM on Jul. 3, 2010

  • Depends on if it is full time... 40 hours a week plus the travel time to and from work?? I would charge anywhere between 175 and 225 and provide food. If she wants to bring her own food I would charge 150 to 175.

    If part time I would charge $5 an hour....

    Answer by bcauseimthemom at 6:04 PM on Jul. 3, 2010

  • It will be 8 hours per day from 2:00 til 11:00 and I provide the food.

    Comment by texasgurl33 (original poster) at 6:17 PM on Jul. 3, 2010

  • My Mom comes to my house from 9-5  Mon thru Thurs and I give her $80. I have an 8 yr old and a 4 yr old. During school my daughter is only there for 1.5 hours of the day and since it is in my home I provide the food (for her too) .

    A couple years ago I used to pay my hubby's cousin $25 a day to watch my daughter from 6 months to 2yearl old


    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 7:34 PM on Jul. 3, 2010

  • I pay the nanny while I'm in school $11/hr for about 20 hrs a wk but she also cleans. But if a Friend is baby sitting I pay $7-8/hr but they also don't clean. I have a 19mth old girl and they baby sit at my house so I provide everything. I think it's unreasonable to expect you to get payed $6 an hr for one kid let alone 2. I would ask for $11/hr if I were you

    Answer by ProudMammaMia at 7:51 PM on Jul. 3, 2010

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