I am going to help a friend out by watching her kids for her. She is starting a new job and does not have childcare, nor can she afford daycare. She has a 2 1/2 year old and a 3 month old. I will most likely be watching them from 7:30am to 6pm. I will only be watching them until she gets her childcare assistance. I watched a boy for a friend a couple years ago. He was 10 months when I started watching him and 2 1/2 when we moved away. She paid me $100 a week to watch him 40 hours a week. She later started giving me an extra $2 a day for feeding him as well.
I am lost on what to charge now though. Last time I was in RI and this time I am in TX. My friend last time was single and had a great paying job. She could afford daycare, but was not comfortable with it. My friend this time is married, but neither her or her husband have good paying jobs. They recently moved in with her mom to save money. What would you charge?