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How much do I pay a babysitter?

So our plan is we go with her and her nieces trick or treating on saturday( instead of sunday) then we can leave him with her and watch a movie, do I ask how much she wants or do I just put a number out there? What's a fair amount?

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n_o71605

Asked by n_o71605 at 4:56 PM on Oct. 25, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • For starters, ask her what she usually charges. Also, you can find out what others charge in your area at www.care.com and www.sittercity.com. Search by zipcode and use the pulldowns.
    elizabr

    Answer by elizabr at 4:59 PM on Oct. 25, 2010

  • How old is she? How old are your kid(s) and how many?
    ballewal

    Answer by ballewal at 4:59 PM on Oct. 25, 2010

  • For 1 child I would say $5-$10 per hour?
    405mom

    Answer by 405mom at 5:00 PM on Oct. 25, 2010

  • She's 24 and is one of his pre k teachers and i just have one
    n_o71605

    Comment by n_o71605 (original poster) at 5:07 PM on Oct. 25, 2010

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