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Old 03-18-2012, 05:36 AM
 
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We just moved to Charlotte a few months ago. What do Charlotte families normally pay their sitters? I am used to paying $10/hr for sitters older than high school age with 5+ years of experience. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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Old 03-18-2012, 11:18 AM
 
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We paid our HS babysitter $10 an hour and that is typical for the area.
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Old 03-18-2012, 11:54 AM
 
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I charge between $12 and $20 per hour, depending on the number of children. Of course I have 20 years of experience with children. I think for someone out of hs $12/hr is fair, especially if they have to drive to your home. Gas is expensive.
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Old 03-18-2012, 01:16 PM
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Normally for HS and even some college kids its $10 per hour. Younger mothers helpers maybe a little less. For a sitter service I use, it is $9 for 1 kid and an extra dollar for every kid after that, plus a $10 per sit fee.
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Old 03-19-2012, 05:13 PM
 
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We just moved to Charlotte a few months ago. What do Charlotte families normally pay their sitters? I am used to paying $10/hr for sitters older than high school age with 5+ years of experience. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
You might be able to find someone decent for $10/hour but $12/hour would be more fair for what you describe. I worked in childcare through undergrad and grad school and my profession deals with children. I charge $12/hour for new families and a couple of families I've sat for for about 5 years now I still charge $10/hour...but they usually throw in a little extra so it's really more than $10. Some of my friends from grad school ask for more than $12/hour.

I'm not sure why so many parents let HS age kids watch their little ones...there may be some very responsible teenagers out there but even their brains are not yet fully developed.
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Old 03-19-2012, 07:37 PM
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You might be able to find someone decent for $10/hour but $12/hour would be more fair for what you describe. I worked in childcare through undergrad and grad school and my profession deals with children. I charge $12/hour for new families and a couple of families I've sat for for about 5 years now I still charge $10/hour...but they usually throw in a little extra so it's really more than $10. Some of my friends from grad school ask for more than $12/hour.

I'm not sure why so many parents let HS age kids watch their little ones...there may be some very responsible teenagers out there but even their brains are not yet fully developed.
As a parent, we usually only try to use HS kids for someone there once they all go to bed.
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Old 01-24-2013, 09:04 AM
 
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How do you all find babysitters?

Do you put ads on Craigslist?
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Old 01-24-2013, 09:28 AM
 
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My yard guy charges $35 an hour to cut grass. $12 an hour to be responsible for a child?
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Old 01-24-2013, 11:47 AM
 
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I pay my sitter who is 30 10.00/hr an hour and then a teen in my neighborhood $6.00/hr. BUT....my baby girl goes to sleep at 6pm and sleeps all night so you are getting paid only to sit there and make sure everything is ok. The teen I only will use if I am going out within my neighborhood that way I am super close. I think 40-50 dollars on a Saturday night to watch tv is pretty good!
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Old 01-24-2013, 01:00 PM
 
Location: Wesley Chapel
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How do you all find babysitters?

Do you put ads on Craigslist?
I go through my neighborhood FB page or Union County Mommies. I charge $10/hr for high schoolers. Would pay more for someone older, but I don't use anyone older.
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