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Babysitting question

I have been a SAHM for several years now. Well it has came to an end. I have to go back to work. My question is rates for childcare. I live in Alabama. I have a friend who is also a SAHM offer to keep my two kids for $65 a piece each week. So, in all $130 a week for two. Is this ok or does it sound a little low? I am thankful she has offered and want to make sure she gets what she deserves.


Asked by Anonymous at 3:45 PM on Feb. 24, 2011 in Money & Work

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Answers (10)
  • Thats REALLY cheap for licensed care, I'm not sure what the average rates for unlicensed care are.

    Answer by UpSheRises at 3:47 PM on Feb. 24, 2011

  • How old are the children?

    Answer by prettyinink2011 at 3:46 PM on Feb. 24, 2011

  • They are twins and will be 2 in May.

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 3:48 PM on Feb. 24, 2011

  • I do daycare in KS and I charge $125/ per child a week. That is the standard rate here.

    Answer by momof2cuteboys at 3:48 PM on Feb. 24, 2011

  • I would say that's pretty cheap.

    Answer by prettyinink2011 at 3:49 PM on Feb. 24, 2011

  • That would be very cheap in this area (Texas), at least for licensed care of a 2-year-old. I pay more than that per week for my school-age child during the school year.

    Answer by andrea96 at 3:52 PM on Feb. 24, 2011

  • Sounds pretty cheap to me. I have paid $25 per kid per day. It all depends on how long she'll have your kids and whether or not she's feeding them, too.

    Answer by Wandybrine at 3:54 PM on Feb. 24, 2011

  • Sigh. I pay $300/week.

    Answer by evwsquared at 4:11 PM on Feb. 24, 2011

  • you can look at and see what people pay/charge in your area to get an idea

    Answer by elizabr at 12:51 PM on Feb. 25, 2011

  • i'd jump on that!! shes a friend and offering for a cheap rate. normally $105 a week per child in our area. show up late and you pay more....

    Answer by lillie70 at 1:15 PM on Feb. 28, 2011