I babysit my friend's 21month old for $16 a day ($80 a wk) . I provide 2-3 meals, plus snacks, give bathes, take to the doctor, go get medicine, & I take her w/ me everywhere I go. If I eat somewhere other than at home, I will either share or get her something of her own. I keep her anywhere from 11-11.5hrs a day. My oldest DD (5) has started going to therapy 3x wk, my youngest (3) is in a home-based program through head start. Anything either does w/ their school, I have to take the baby w/ me, same for errands,etc. Plus the baby is getting ready to potty train.
When money wasn't tight, it wasnt a big deal; but things have changed (for both me & my friend) and I feel like with all I do, I should make at least $100-$120 a week. What would you normally charge for this kind of schedule?
Answer by theutilitarian at 5:40 PM on Oct. 11, 2010
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Answer by jroseh68 at 5:50 PM on Oct. 11, 2010
If this is the price you agreed upon I don't see what the problem is. If you feel like you're doing more than you originally agreed on then let your friend know. Let her know what you are willing to do and not willing to do, and the price you would like her to pay. I wouldn't be surprised if she's caught off guard since it sounds like this was the price you quoted her from the beginning.
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Answer by vicesix at 5:59 PM on Oct. 11, 2010