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# how much to pay a babysitter

Posted by on May. 26, 2010 at 12:59 PM
• 16 Replies

so my neice comes over to babysit after the kids are already in bed, so she doesnt really do anything but watch our cable tv and use our internet and eat our food, which is actually an upgrade from her house. how much would be a fair price to pay her? Say for example we are gone from 8pm till midnight. (She still just stays the night though)

by on May. 26, 2010 at 12:59 PM
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by Emerald Member on May. 26, 2010 at 1:00 PM

How old is she?

by on May. 26, 2010 at 1:01 PM

she is 12.

Quoting meam4444:

How old is she?

by Emerald Member on May. 26, 2010 at 1:03 PM

Maybe \$20 a night?  What do you think it is worth it to her?  And, if she does it very often, you could just do a set weekly rate?  Bump!

Quoting orange4agua72:

she is 12.

Quoting meam4444:

How old is she?

by on May. 26, 2010 at 1:04 PM

i would say \$40? idk that would be a lot to me at 12 lol

by on May. 26, 2010 at 1:06 PM

Id say \$20 is plenty for a 12 year old its \$5 per hour. I used to babysit and that would be plenty.

by on May. 26, 2010 at 2:21 PM

My sitter charges \$5 an hour.. If I know she is saving for something or it is close to a holiday I will usually throw in a little extra as a thank you..

by on May. 26, 2010 at 2:23 PM

id say no more than 20

by on May. 26, 2010 at 2:25 PM

how many kids?

by on May. 26, 2010 at 2:26 PM

20.

by on May. 26, 2010 at 2:33 PM

4, but like I said they are all sleeping, so even though it's 4 kids, she's not really doing anything but sitting, hehehehe

Quoting peaches_04:

how many kids?