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Old 08-20-2008, 06:53 AM
 
Location: Moon Over Palmettos
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My soon to be 14 year old is trying to raise money for a new iPod and thought about offering her services for babysitting in the community. She was asked to do this once and our neighbor paid her $8/hr plus a small tip to watch a 3 year old. My question is if there is more than one child to watch, what would you offer per hour to babysit? Does your offer have anything to do with the age of the children or how much work you expect her to do? How young would your child be for you to consider entrusting the care for a couple of hours to a fourteen year old? I mean I don't want her to be babysitting infants if at all possible but would like your opinions. BTW, my DD is Red Cross certified.
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Old 08-20-2008, 09:13 AM
 
Location: Mostly in my head
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You can google the Whitegrove HOA news letter - a few months back they had some "ads" about babysitting. I was readin g it b/c I am interested in that area (if I ever get this house sold).
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Old 08-21-2008, 12:31 PM
 
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I have 4 kids K- 5th and my sitters are all high school aged and they get $8 an hour. I tried to pay more at first but neighbors and the sitters said it was too much. Most often they give them dinner and put them to bed. In PA I was paying $12 and hour for this. I like and trust my sitters here more so I am very pleased. When you think that money is before taxes the sitters are doing well making the $8 an hour.
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Old 08-21-2008, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Moon Over Palmettos
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Thanks to you both...Six, I was waiting for you to respond since I knew you had 4 girls. We figured she'd charge $8 if one kid, and $12 for 2; hopefully it's no more than that. She said she got her certificate for CPR somewhere in the many boxes...guess we have to dig that out sometime, LOL! Plus she went through a babysitting course in 6th grade. She doesn't mind running around chasing the little ones though, so it doesn't matter that they're tiny. Her only complaint sometimes is the feeding when they don't want to eat what they're supposed to eat! She has to play tricks with them, but in the end, she gets them to eat what they're supposed to!
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Old 08-21-2008, 05:10 PM
 
Location: lake Wylie sc
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I'm looking for a reliable baby -sitter for my 31/2 year old son. I want someone in lake wylie sc. Must have exp and background check done. I have camera in the home to watch from work. Must have a valid DL. The hours looking for are from 6am - 5pm M-F must be flexible. Will pay $100 a week.
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Old 08-21-2008, 05:17 PM
 
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Van do you realize that is only about $2.22 an hour ? I am not sure if you were joking as I don't follow the posters on here to much. When I was a professional nanny before having my own kids I would make about $550 a week for the same time. Honestly I am not trying to be crass but I would be amazed if anyone would agree to do it for that and I would worry about them if they did.
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Old 08-22-2008, 06:54 AM
 
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I think it's actually even worse that 2.22/hr, $100/55 hours is $1.82/hr. I don't think I would want someone watching my kids for under $2/hr!!! I hope that they were joking.
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Old 08-22-2008, 07:11 AM
 
Location: Fort Mill, SC
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I only have one six year old child and pay $6-8/hour depending on how old the babysitter is. For example, there is a 13 year old neighbor that will occasionally come over while I go to another neighbors house for our bunco game or a neighbors party. Since she is young and I am close, I pay on the lower end. For an experienced high schooler, I pay 7-8/hour.

My neighbor behind me pays $10/hour for someone (highschoolers) to watch their at the time three kids occasionally (ranged from 1 year to 6 years in age). Now they have four, infant born in Feb or march and haven't had a babysitter since then so have no idea what four kids would cost.
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Old 05-19-2009, 02:33 PM
 
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Exclamation Hey!!

I babysit and am turning 14 in about a month. I charge 8 an hour for kids younger than 9, and if older, I do only 6.50. For more than one kid, I charge 4 extra if they are younger than 8 and only 1.50 extra if they are older. It has been a success so far..
BTW..oftentimes if the child is okay, I lessen th price by 50 cents each time.
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Old 05-26-2009, 04:07 PM
 
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seriously I never understood this baby sitting wages. way too much and the perkid thing is Nuts.. Be grateful your getting $ under the table and the work isnt hard . watch TV and manage a little

$20-$25 no tax for 4 hours should be plenty to a kid who cant work anywhere else.
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