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How much do you pay a babysitter to watch a 6 yr old?

How much do you pay a babysitter to watch a 6 yr old? And if it's your soon to be sister-in-law how much do you pay her? (Please tell me by hour how much you pay, because I work odd hours.) Thanks!

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kimbercase26

Asked by kimbercase26 at 11:09 PM on Oct. 14, 2008 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • If it's a regular basis and the same amount of hours at the same time than I would just pay her 20 a day. But if it's weird hours and not very long than I would pay her 10 dollars an hour.
    Kenzies_momma

    Answer by Kenzies_momma at 11:17 PM on Oct. 14, 2008

  • I would do like $10 an hour.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:23 PM on Oct. 14, 2008

  • !!! $10 an hour?! wow....I don't know where you guys live, but a professional daycare provider in my area only makes an average of 4 dollars an hour....and thats what I pay my brother in law to watch my daughter when he babysits
    CarolynBarnett

    Answer by CarolynBarnett at 11:30 PM on Oct. 14, 2008

  • It would be like an hour tomorrow... she watched him for 4 1/2 hours tonight....
    kimbercase26

    Answer by kimbercase26 at 11:31 PM on Oct. 14, 2008

  • Thank you Carolyn! That's what I was thinking! I might not as well work at all! I would be working to pay for the sitter! :(
    kimbercase26

    Answer by kimbercase26 at 11:34 PM on Oct. 14, 2008

  • I say $10 an hour, too. You never want to have someone watching the most precious thing in your life thinking, "I am not making enough money to do this."
    Love2laugh30

    Answer by Love2laugh30 at 11:45 PM on Oct. 14, 2008

  • A sister in law though???
    kimbercase26

    Answer by kimbercase26 at 11:54 PM on Oct. 14, 2008

  • Ask her what she thinks would be an acceptable amount. In most cases she'll over a really low price like a couple of $ an hour. If she get outragous you can let her know you're unable to budget that and try to compromise.
    was3now6

    Answer by was3now6 at 1:19 AM on Oct. 15, 2008

  • i charge 15-20$.
    michelleloweoh

    Answer by michelleloweoh at 10:00 AM on Oct. 15, 2008

  • 4 bucks an hour is about right......
    nanawanda

    Answer by nanawanda at 11:50 AM on Oct. 15, 2008

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