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Old 07-26-2010, 02:42 PM
 
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What is the going rate for a babysitter in the Red Bank area for a 14 month old, 4-5 hours a day
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Old 07-26-2010, 09:55 PM
 
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About $10/hr should be the going rate. I see anywhere from $8-$15 an hour but in this economy it should be around $10.
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Old 09-02-2010, 11:21 AM
 
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What does the economy have to do with the going rate?
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Old 09-02-2010, 11:41 AM
 
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worse economy, more people willing to babysit, can pay less. In our building we use to have trouble finding someone to sit. We had to pay a premium to get someone. Now there are tons to choose from. The ones we were paying $20/hr for are down to $15/hr now (more expensive town)
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Old 09-02-2010, 11:48 AM
 
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What does the economy have to do with the going rate?

Well, you have more people unemployed so less people need baby sitters leaving many baby sitters available. Also, people who lost their regular jobs are trying to get other work, such as baby sitting. We recently hired a nanny and had tons of applicants many of whom were willing to take less than money than their previous employers.
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Old 09-02-2010, 12:08 PM
 
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My wife was charging $50/day for an 8-9 hr day. This is infant to 3 yrs old. Piscataway area. Problem is work wasn't steady so now she's looking for a regular job.
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Old 09-03-2010, 07:54 AM
 
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We pay 5.50/hr for 40hrs per week for our 10 month old. That;s more daycare than babysitting.
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Old 09-03-2010, 09:47 PM
 
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What's more daycare than babysitting?
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Old 09-04-2010, 04:48 AM
 
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I was paying $10-$12/hour for older elementary kids. I would think for a baby you would need to go to at least $12/hour, maybe a bit more.
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Old 09-05-2010, 09:21 AM
 
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But if you care for a baby at 12/hr x 9-10hr day = $108-$120/ day x5 days= up to $600/wk x4 weeks = $2400/ month!!!! You here would pay that much for a private babysitter???? Most people $1200-1500/mo for baby daycare. Elementary kids do not need that much care. Why would u pay $10-12/hr? Babies= constant changing diapers, feeding, burping, nap times, stimulation......lot of work.
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