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.

Please help!

How much do you pay your sitters?

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Mar. 1, 2009 at 10:01 AM

I as a teen  and that was a long time ago was charging 2 an hour per child.   Today if its less than 8 hours its 3 an hour per child.  8 hours or more I charge 20 a day plus 4 for each additional child so two kids would be 24, three kids would be 28 and so on. 

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Mar. 8, 2009 at 4:15 PM

As a teen in a tourist town I was paid 5 bucks an hour.  But around where we live it's about 3 dollars an hour.  But if I watch the same kids all the time I just charge 15 dollars a day.

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Mar. 13, 2009 at 10:05 AM

Thanks, Ladies!  I appreciate the help!

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