I have a responsible 14 1/2 year old who is hoping to become a babysitter. She watches our littler kids, including my girl with Cerebral Palsy, so I have confidence in her abilities. Plus she is trained in first aid and CPR, and I am only a phone call away.
I have no idea of how much she should charge for her services - I used to work through a service, and I was paid very well working as a nanny through "rent a mom", but I also remember being a kid and earning a pittance, but appreciating every penny.
How much do you pay your sitters?