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Is this reasonable??

A lady called me today bc she wants me to care for her child two days a week, for four hours a day...just to socialize him. I was thinking of charging 7 dollars an hour, but dh says I should charge 9, if not, then its not worth it.

How much should I charge??

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Asked by sphillips6 at 3:00 PM on Feb. 25, 2011 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • I would go with what dh says. :o)

    Answer by liteofmine71 at 3:02 PM on Feb. 25, 2011

  • $7- for the socializing , its not thet much watching

    Answer by letstalk747 at 3:02 PM on Feb. 25, 2011

  • I would say $9

    Answer by ExtremlyUnique at 3:02 PM on Feb. 25, 2011

  • i think either would be fine, go with what u feel is best.

    Answer by L0vingMy3Girls at 3:04 PM on Feb. 25, 2011

  • the average for daycare providers is $25 for a full day (8-10 hours), and they do more than just babysit. I would say $20 is more than reasonable for 4 hours.

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:05 PM on Feb. 25, 2011

  • Holy crap $9.00 seriously??? How old is this child? Are you feeding or providing transportation???? I'm sorry but even 7 seems super may be the area I live in but that's almost minimum wage....I would go with 7 before I would go with 9.

    Answer by kitchenwitch78 at 3:05 PM on Feb. 25, 2011

  • The child is 2, I would feed him snacks, and just play with him. We live in Florida....

    Comment by sphillips6 (original poster) at 3:09 PM on Feb. 25, 2011

  • Honestly, either rate would be fine. Especially if you're providing snacks/nap times/diapers etc. $7/$9 is more than reasonable for 4 hours and 2 days a week, if it were anymore than that I would go with the daycare rate.

    Answer by Evylyn at 11:20 PM on Feb. 25, 2011

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