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Old 11-11-2007, 12:11 PM
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Default What is the going rate per hour for child care in your area?

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, 01:25 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, 06:35 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, 06:41 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, 08:20 PM
Location: South FL
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In Brooklyn, it's between $8-12/hour
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Old 11-12-2007, 09:09 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, 09:18 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, 07:35 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, 09:24 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, 11:50 AM
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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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