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Old 11-11-2007, 01:11 PM
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How much do you pay (or) charge per hour for child care in your area?
I'm thinking about agreeing to care for 2 children in my home part time.
I don't have a clue what to charge?
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Old 11-11-2007, 02:25 PM
Location: Chicago
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I don't do this professionally, but for 2 children babysitting, I generally charge $15/hr.
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Old 11-12-2007, 07:35 PM
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I paid my sitter 10 /hr for one child. Now I have an infant too so I think 15 would be reasonable IF you are not talking about doing it full time.
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Old 11-12-2007, 07:41 PM
Location: Between Here and There
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I am obviously getting the deal of the century here...I pay $3.25/hr per/kid for after care. So that's not that much I guess. I pay my friends daughter (she's 15) once in a while to sit for me and give her $7.00 an hour. So all in all I am doing well.

My sister pays her nannies $15/hr in NYC...they usually have one or two of her kids at a time (she has 4) and if she's not there with them then she always has 2 or 3 nannies on at once.

Hope that helps.
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Old 11-12-2007, 09:20 PM
Location: South FL
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In Brooklyn, it's between $8-12/hour
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Old 11-12-2007, 10:09 PM
Location: Boca Raton
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I pay $10 an hour for two older children. I have a woman who has been a friend of the family for years that will do overnights when I am out of town for $50 on school nights and $150 for a weekend. Since I can leave my dog, it saves me in boarding costs of $20a night plus a bath before picking her up- $65 total on a weekend.
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Old 11-12-2007, 10:18 PM
Location: SD
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I pay $15/hr. for 4 children ages 6, 4, 2.5 and 10 months. A lot of people ask me for $20 but I usually won't go for that. Most people babysit for me during the evening hours. On the off chance it's during the day--they rarely watch all of the children at once. In the evenings, I put my baby to bed myself and then my other kids usually go to bed about an hour after I leave. Most evenings, our sitter will make $60. I don't think that's bad for only having to watch three kids for an hour.
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Old 11-13-2007, 08:35 AM
Location: Brentwood, TN
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DBNN, I think you should check what the day care centers in your area are charging, you want to be competitive with them.

When I lived in Michigan, 1 child at a daycare I believe was around $150.00 per week (divide that by 40 hours and that comes out to about $3.75 and hour)

Where I live now, 1 child at a daycare is $80.00 per week ~ which is about $2.00 an hour.

I guess the cost depends on the location.
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Old 11-13-2007, 10:24 AM
Location: Tunkhannock
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I am in Tunkhannock PA and charge $4.00 an hour and take care of infants in my home.
I would only take two infants and that's it. I want to give personal attention and with more than two children you can't do that with just one caregiver.
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Old 11-14-2007, 12:50 PM
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I pay sitters $6-7 an hour for two preschool-schoolage boys. (That's been the rate for that span of their lives. Older sitters get higher end.
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