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# How much would you pay...

Posted by Anonymous
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How much would you pay a sitter to watch 4 children for 7 hours?

Right now we pay her 50/day for 8 hours, 2 of those hours she has all 4 and then takes 3 to school, and then watches the youngest the rest of the day.

We are expecting a snowstorm tonight so their school may be canceled so she will have all 4 for 7 hours. I asked what she thought, and she asked what I thought.  I have no clue what is a fair amount to her, and also a fair amount to our bank account because she will be doing this all summer as well.

Posted by Anonymous on Mar. 5, 2013 at 10:37 AM
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by Silver Member on Mar. 5, 2013 at 10:38 AM
At least double if not triple that amount
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by on Mar. 5, 2013 at 10:42 AM

I would say between \$500 and \$600 per week. So around \$100 or so per day.

by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Mar. 5, 2013 at 10:43 AM

No way.  She won't be doing any driving like she normally has to, plus she already has all 4 for two hours normally, so this will be just adding on 5 hours of 3 extra kids.  And this will be 7 hours instead of 8 hours.

Thanks for the input though, I do appreciate ALL input I am just saying there's no way I could pay her double, let alone triple (that would be \$150 for 7 hours!!)

Quoting marchantmom06:

At least double if not triple that amount

by Anonymous 2 on Mar. 5, 2013 at 10:59 AM
At least \$75.
by Silver Member on Mar. 5, 2013 at 11:01 AM
I think the amount you are paying her is very unfair and you wouldn't find ANYONE to watch your children for that cheap here. 10\$ an hour per child is \$320 a DAY! Or you figure \$125 a week at a cheap I home day care PER CHILD, is roughly \$100 a day. You expect to much for to little.

Quoting Anonymous:

No way.  She won't be doing any driving like she normally has to, plus she already has all 4 for two hours normally, so this will be just adding on 5 hours of 3 extra kids.  And this will be 7 hours instead of 8 hours.

Thanks for the input though, I do appreciate ALL input I am just saying there's no way I could pay her double, let alone triple (that would be \$150 for 7 hours!!)

Quoting marchantmom06:

At least double if not triple that amount

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by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Mar. 5, 2013 at 11:24 AM
Well I am not from where you are from, so obviously its different. What I am paying now is what she told me she expected when I was hiring her. I had others offer to be paid only 35 for the whole day.
Here home days care charge 20/day for the first child, plus 10 for each additional child for the WHOLE day. So I would only be paying 50 a day for all 4 kids all day. But I would rather someone watch them in my own home.

Quoting marchantmom06:

I think the amount you are paying her is very unfair and you wouldn't find ANYONE to watch your children for that cheap here. 10\$ an hour per child is \$320 a DAY! Or you figure \$125 a week at a cheap I home day care PER CHILD, is roughly \$100 a day. You expect to much for to little.

Quoting Anonymous:

No way.  She won't be doing any driving like she normally has to, plus she already has all 4 for two hours normally, so this will be just adding on 5 hours of 3 extra kids.  And this will be 7 hours instead of 8 hours.

Thanks for the input though, I do appreciate ALL input I am just saying there's no way I could pay her double, let alone triple (that would be \$150 for 7 hours!!)

Quoting marchantmom06:

At least double if not triple that amount

by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Mar. 5, 2013 at 11:26 AM
That is what I am thinking. Plus I pay her \$5 a day for her gas here and home (she uses our vehicle to transport kids). So 80 for the day sounds fair (for our area) I THINK lol. This is hard.

Quoting Anonymous:

At least \$75.
by on Mar. 5, 2013 at 11:26 AM

http://www.care.com/child-care-how-much-should-you-pay-your-sitter-p1017-q14606.html

by on Mar. 5, 2013 at 11:31 AM

I would say \$75 (if not more).  4x7x 2.5 = 70 + lunch & snacks

by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Mar. 5, 2013 at 11:32 AM
According to that I would pay 9.00 an hour. So that would be \$63 for the day. That still seems too low. :-/

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