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how much do yoy pay your baby sitter? blah 17 kids; Alabama 7639 posts
4th Dec '12

And does the sitter come to your home or theirs? Do they watch other kids or their own kid/kids? How much do you pay and is do you pay per hour or per work week?



I work 40 hours a week, 8.5 a day from 330 to 12am. I pay my sitter from 245pm to 1245am. That is 10 hours at $5 an hour equals $50 per day. She meets me 5 minutes from her house and watches her at her house with her 7 week old. Is this reasonable? I really wish I could pay $3.50 an hour maybe $3.75.




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How much is average rent and pay where you live? Cost of living is cheap here but average pay is $8 an hour and average rents is $650 for a 2 br apt

ILOVEWINE Due April 24; 2 kids; Sweden 10814 posts
4th Dec '12

I think so. We pay ours 10$ an hour and she comes here without kids.

❀Sarah❀ 2 kids; Cocking, EU, Europe 122653 posts
4th Dec '12

I think $50 is good for one child.



This is only a drop in/as needed rate but I pay my sitter $6 an hour per child so $12 total. At her house, food is included for my 5 year old. I also have a 6 month old. She has 2 kids of her own and has watched another infant before while watching mine.

I'm His Amy He's My Rory 2 kids; Caldwell, Idaho 49340 posts
4th Dec '12

I got shot down when I offered full day for $30.

KrissJohnson16 Due January 2; 3 kids; Fallbrook, California 141 posts
4th Dec '12

Oy. I have 2 kids and pay $125 per kid and they're in a home daycare.



ETA it's $125 per kid per week

the BEAST Wisconsin 15638 posts
4th Dec '12

Mine charges $2/hour per kid. She watches DD at her house (I drop her off). DD's there by 7:45 and her bus picks her up at 11. On non-school days if DH has to rork, she'll watch both kids until around 10 when he can pick them up.

blah 17 kids; Alabama 7639 posts
4th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting charlie waffles:</b>" Mine charges $2/hour per kid. She watches DD at her house (I drop her off). DD's there by 7:45 and ... [snip!] ... bus picks her up at 11. On non-school days if DH has to rork, she'll watch both kids until around 10 when he can pick them up."</blockquote>



That's what I'm talking about :)

Thorian's Mommy 1 child; Westbrook, ME, United States 8415 posts
4th Dec '12

I was a Nanny over the summer and got paid $14 an hour but they wernt your typically family. they were doctors and could afford that shit :)



other familys, i let them choose in the end but asked for a min. of $20 total (mainly for my time and gas) and to take in consideration my degree in Ece. If it was during the day and they wanted activities or night time and the kids were sleeping.

vagina. 3 kids; Titz, No, Germany 30924 posts
4th Dec '12

when i worked i paid her 40/day when i worked 8 hours & 35/7 hours and anything less i paid 30-even if it was only 4-5 hours.




her house. she had her kids and 2 others besides my oldest ds. she provided food..i packed his diapers/wipes & milk.



& the cost of living varies. we pay 750 for a 3bd house (renting) but it was a steal..we were living in a 3bd apartment for 900/mo.

Adora Pallisco Due November 14; Japan 13 posts
5th Dec '12

to be honest i pay with food but my sitter is a teenager lol i use to babysit in middle and high school and worked for food but i didnt care about money

I'm His Amy He's My Rory 2 kids; Caldwell, Idaho 49340 posts
5th Dec '12
Quoting Adora Pallisco:" to be honest i pay with food but my sitter is a teenager lol i use to babysit in middle and high school and worked for food but i didnt care about money"


Hah pizza does wonders with a teen

rissarue Due September 23; Japan 1 posts
5th Dec '12

I run my own childcare in my house and I charge $17 a day for up to 8 hours after that it is $4 more an hour... I do a part-time rate of $4 an hour up to 4 hours. I think paying anything over $25 is crazy!!! Here where I live if I said I charged $20 a day people look at me weird lol

blah 17 kids; Alabama 7639 posts
5th Dec '12

If I could do $20 to 25 a day that would be great. I know even $5 is not a lot, but to be at home with your kid who you would be watching anyway then that is good imo.



Thanks for the feedback

Fo Shizzle My Nizzle 1 child; Holtsville, New York 516 posts
5th Dec '12

DAMNNNN! I need to move after reading how much you guys pay for childcare. I live in NY and you can't get anything cheaper than $10 an hour. My sitter watches Peyton on Tues and Thurs 8:15-5:15 and Friday 8:15-1 and I pay her $230 a week. The cost of living here is crazy though.... I happen to own, but you can't find an apartment for under $1000 a month here and that's for a small studio or 1br if you are lucky. I keep saying I want to move bc it's so expensive here, but for some reason I just can't bring myself to leave this God forsaken island LOL. Long Island is beautiful... even after Sandy lol

Cαtwomαn 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Gotham, DC, United States 12912 posts
5th Dec '12

I get 650/month. I watch her 6 month old at her house 4 days a week for 8 hrs a day. I bring my son with me 2-3 days a week.