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Old 03-08-2012, 10:44 AM   #21
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Re: How much to charge babysitter?

The lady I used to use charged $20/day. She watched quite a few kids though. She recently quit and got a receptionist job - she is making less now but she just needed the change.


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Old 03-09-2012, 11:24 PM   #22
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I pay 125$ per week per kids independantly of how much they go. My four years old typically go 35-40 hours per week and my baby maybe 15 hours per week. It is average in my area.
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Old 03-22-2012, 09:34 AM   #23
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The going rate here for a nanny (in your home) is 12-15/hour and for drop-off in-home daycare it varies from $175-250 for full time. I have seen ads on CL for as low as $80 a week but I'm not sure if I'd want to leave a LO with someone who undervalues their work. I'd want to really check them out and make sure that they were providing quality care from a pure motivation. Good luck finding someone!
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Old 03-22-2012, 10:14 AM   #24
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If I may ask what do you do to make ends meet as a SAHM? I am pretty unhappy at my job and miss being at home with my kids every day. When my third child starts daycare we'll be paying more for daycare then I make which is ridiculous! We're trying to see if we can get daycare assistance through the state but we're not sure if we will. Even with two kids going we can't afford daycare I don't really really want to work and would love to focus more on my crafty art personality but I don't know if that's possible.
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Old 03-23-2012, 05:50 AM   #25
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Depends on your area. My city you can't find anyone to watch a kid for under 200 a week.
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Old 03-28-2012, 09:00 AM   #26
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In Missouri, it ranges from $90-125 depending on where you live. I have found that licensed providers are a little cheaper, but it's hard to get them to take newborns. I'm not sure if I'm going to have to go back to work when this one is born. It saddens me if I do. I'm trying to get it in my head though. I know God will give me the strength!
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Old 04-05-2012, 11:53 AM   #27
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My friend runs an in-home preschool and charges $23/day for drop in or $100/week. She doesn't take infants but I can't remember her actual minimum age. I'm lucky, she only charges me $20/day/kid for drop in. She provides all the food.

My mom actually watches/homeschools my kids but my friend is my back up for when Nana has doctor appointments or is sick or needs a day off.
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My in home is $40 a day. I give the same to SIL when she watches when daycare is closed.
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Old 04-16-2012, 07:10 PM   #29
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I pay $250 a week for a 2 yr old and 9 mo th old. In the fall the rate will go down to $200 a week on e 2 yr old is PLed.
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Most people near me are $200 for a newborn, and $175 for older kids. The center I really liked was $280.
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