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AngelicasMommy 09-11-2012 11:13 AM

Need advice on finding a babysitter
I am going back to work very soon and am looking for a babysitter. I am looking for someone who would come to my home to watch my daughter. I found one that I am meeting with today, and when I asked her how much she charges, she said 10 a day! I thought this was a little strange, the average here is 25 a day. What do you guys think? Also, what questions do you always ask?

jhays84 09-11-2012 11:16 AM

I will be going threw this soon also. Just want to sub to the thread to see what other mamas say. But I would ask and call all references.

Fishie Kisses 09-11-2012 11:25 AM

Re: Need advice on finding a babysitter
Definitely call all references. Some people charge way less to be competitive. I would probably offer her 15-20/day if you decide to hire her. That was it's still less than the "going" rate, but a more fair rate for her.

My requirements are that someone be CPR/First Aid certified, be able to transport my child in case of emergency (so I wouldn't hire someone under 16) and someone my kids like right from the start.

MomToMyMonkeys 09-11-2012 11:30 AM

Re: Need advice on finding a babysitter
I would check references and run a background check. If they are willing to work for so cheap then something sounds off.

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