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How much should I charge to babysit?

Posted by on Oct. 17, 2017 at 12:52 PM
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I only have one sister still living in NJ near me. Her kids are 8, 7, 3 and 2 months. Her 7 year old daughter has OCD and SPD. She wants me to babysit (she is homeschooling) 3 days a week for 5 1/2 hours a day.  She just got divorced and these are the hours of her new job. With her 7 year old having her issues  and it seems like her oldest is developing anxiety, she refuses to send them to school. Is $3 an hour per kid not enough? Probably $5 an hour if I am taking them somewhere. I also have DD2 to take care of. So what seems like a fair amount? Thanks.

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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Oct. 17, 2017 at 12:56 PM
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What kind of job did she get that she's only working 15(?) hours a week, but you think she can pay $20 per hour for childcare?
Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Oct. 17, 2017 at 12:57 PM
Since it’s family, I’d only charge $50 a week personally. I love when my nieces and nephews are over.
quinnsmom715
by Ruby Member on Oct. 17, 2017 at 12:58 PM
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10 million dollars..in other words..dont do it..

Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Oct. 17, 2017 at 12:58 PM
I give my girl a starting rate of 10.00 an hr and with every Kid extra 4.00 more an hr. So if all 3 of my kids are with her she’s making 18 an hr.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Oct. 17, 2017 at 12:58 PM
You don't charge your own sister. 0$
RebeccaRaeV2
by Bex on Oct. 17, 2017 at 1:00 PM
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Don’t listen to the people saying don’t charge family. Honestly I wouldn’t even do it, but kudos to you for doing so.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 5 on Oct. 17, 2017 at 1:02 PM
When my sil was in that situation she went through the county to get her childcare paid for. They didn't pay for the whole time but I didn't charge her for the rest. It worked well for us.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 6 on Oct. 17, 2017 at 1:08 PM

I don't think I could charge a family member who was in a tough spot. 

Also, she should put the older kids in school. That would free up a lot of childcare needs.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 7 on Oct. 17, 2017 at 1:09 PM
I wouldn't charge my sister.. I would just ask for food money, since that's a lot of kids
Anonymous
by Anonymous 8 on Oct. 17, 2017 at 1:15 PM

Is she on welfare and it's why she only working 5.5 hrs a day?  Will be providing all their food?

And let me get this right you'll be homeschooling the 8, 7 and 3 year old's?

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