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How much should I charge to babysit??

I have been asked to babysit my two little cousins after school until about 6. They will get dropped off by the bus at my house. Its just for the week days then all day during the summer. I have no idea what a reasonable price would be to ask for but I def. need the money.

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Asked by CrystalRaee at 10:17 PM on Jan. 8, 2011 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • Well, are you going to ask hourly or weekly? I know hourly around here is running between $5 and $7.50 an hour per child. I am considering watching a friend's baby after he's born and would charge a weekly rate of $125 for full-time care.

    Answer by misses_nick at 10:20 PM on Jan. 8, 2011

  • When I was a nanny and the parents would go for dinner They would leave about 7 and come home at about 11 I'd make about $50-60 so $10--12.00

    Answer by staciepi at 10:22 PM on Jan. 8, 2011

  • weekly I made.. about $500

    Answer by staciepi at 10:23 PM on Jan. 8, 2011

  • I pay my sitters $50 for the day. Its about a 7 hour day so its $7 an hour. And thats the same for family.

    Answer by Steph319 at 10:26 PM on Jan. 8, 2011

  • I'd say about $10-15 for the after school care...and about $20-25/day for the summer. Maybe a bit more if you have to provide full meals (summer).

    Answer by TNmomwith3kids at 10:29 PM on Jan. 8, 2011

  • Since it is family, I personally would not charge that much. For spending time with my cousins I'd ask for maybe $30/week. For the all day summers, maybe $50/week.


    Answer by Anonymous at 12:16 AM on Jan. 9, 2011

  • I'd say $15/day for the after school and $25/day for summer days. Normally I'd charge a lot more but since it's family, I'd give them a break.


    Answer by JonesMama at 2:04 AM on Jan. 9, 2011

  • Look at to get an idea what people charge in your area. Use the pulldown to see the different categories.  And then because it is family you might want o charge a little less.  GL


    Answer by elizabr at 10:50 AM on Jan. 9, 2011

  • I charge my friend $7 an hour for 2 kids

    Answer by JLS2388 at 3:58 PM on Jan. 9, 2011

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