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Stay at home mom offered to watch my daughter

Posted by on Dec. 29, 2013 at 11:10 AM
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So a stay at home mom offered to watch my daughter at her house or mine occasionally. She has 2 kids who would be with her too (her own children) and I just need advice as to how much is reasonable to pay her. She's charging about $400/wk and she will be able to have her own kids with her so its not like DD will have all this individual attention. Daycares cost around $200 (a good daycare in my area at least) but due to my hours I can't send her to daycare....do you guys think $400/week is reasonable? I receive no help from her dad so I'd be paying rent (approx $1400/mo) utilities, car note etc and I don't want to bite off more than I can chew. All honest non judgmental opinions are welcome. Lol.
by on Dec. 29, 2013 at 11:10 AM
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hellokitty94
by on Dec. 29, 2013 at 11:30 AM
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400 a week hell no how old is your child im sorry but that's pure bs
meanlilchick
by on Dec. 29, 2013 at 11:35 AM
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I would say if it's occasional. $25 a day. Or $120 a week. That's what I have paid. $400 a week she better be living in my house and doing other duties lol
Momsthename0609
by on Dec. 29, 2013 at 11:38 AM
400 a week is way to much for only one child. Sounds like she is trying to make it so she won't have to get a job herself but that isn't fair to you. I would charge 120/week tops for on child.
Momsthename0609
by on Dec. 29, 2013 at 11:39 AM
I also want to say that the nannies here don't even cost that much.

Quoting Momsthename0609: 400 a week is way to much for only one child. Sounds like she is trying to make it so she won't have to get a job herself but that isn't fair to you. I would charge 120/week tops for on child.
kam0011
by on Dec. 29, 2013 at 11:39 AM
Seems like way too much. Keep looking.
happymommy1105
by Gold Member on Dec. 29, 2013 at 11:40 AM
$400 a week???

She is dreaming.

Her price gets lowered so she can have her kids with her (commom.practice). She gets a little more for.night hours. She gets less the older your child is.

I agree that $120 a week sounds reasonable
jaxons_mama
by on Dec. 29, 2013 at 11:41 AM

That's seems like way to much in my opinion. I'm a SAHM and before my daughter was born six months ago I was keeping 2 boys I had the toddler from bout 8 am till 7 and had his brother after school. They were with me usually 4 days a week. Plus I has my son to. I charged 25$ a day.
hollinicole
by Bronze Member on Dec. 29, 2013 at 11:46 AM
Heck I make $600 for two weeks teaching at a private Preschool, I will come kid your child for that much a week and cook dinners lol really that's way to much for a weeks pay
KRIZZ25
by Platinum Member on Dec. 29, 2013 at 11:53 AM
$400 a week is a lot for one kid.wow..i was paying like $275 for 3.i would pay her around $200 u need talk to her about it ..
Heath77
by on Dec. 29, 2013 at 12:15 PM
No way. That's outrageous. I live in a very expensive area and the best two daycares/preschools are about 200-250 a week max. Are you sure that's the price she gave you?
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