To ask how much you would pay....

(83 Posts)
Bellyrub1980 Mon 18-Jul-16 12:50:47

... friend who is stepping in to babysit for a whole day?

My lovely friend has agreed to look after my 20mo DD all day soon. She is in debt and I'd like to pay her the 'going rate' but I have no idea what that is.

What should I give her per hour?

FeliciaJollygoodfellow Mon 18-Jul-16 12:54:46

As a one off I'd make sure she had all food and drinks needed and would give her a tenner for the day, for spends. Then I'd probably give her £50 at the end of the day as well.

LobsterQuadrille Mon 18-Jul-16 12:58:54

The "going rate" here is £7-£8 but DD says that it depends on the time (i.e. after midnight can be higher), the number of children and how well you know the family.

blueskyinmarch Mon 18-Jul-16 13:00:03

Minimum wage for over 25’s is £7.20 so at least that per hour, then maybe round it up. So if she was there 9-5 that would be 8 hours x £7.20 = £57.60 so round up to £60.

Artandco Mon 18-Jul-16 13:00:23

£10 an hour

Bellyrub1980 Mon 18-Jul-16 14:25:49

Cheers! 7.30-5.30 so 10 hours

OhTheRoses Mon 18-Jul-16 14:29:10

I hate to tell you this but for a 4 and 6 year old my DD gets 130 for that shock in SW London.

NeedACleverNN Mon 18-Jul-16 14:34:26

I had a friend baby sit my children whilst I went out for a few drinks at a wedding party.
The dc were already in bed so she had nothing to do with them. She was here 6-11 and we paid her £40.

Around £60 sounds good for an all day thing

NeedsAsockamnesty Mon 18-Jul-16 14:37:47

It would depend, is she insured is she a professional if so then she would get the going rate for one of those.

If not then she wouldn't

AppleSetsSail Mon 18-Jul-16 14:38:21

Where are you, OP? For daytime 20-month old babysitting I'd pay £12/hr.

SestraClone Mon 18-Jul-16 14:39:18

I'd give £50.

pasturesgreen Mon 18-Jul-16 14:46:38

Those who are suggesting £50 for 10 hrs do realise it's well below minimum wage?

NeedACleverNN Mon 18-Jul-16 14:48:52

It's a friend watching not a professional baby sitter

AppleSetsSail Mon 18-Jul-16 14:50:13

A friend in need. It sounds as though the OP might want to know the upper limit of a reasonable babysitting fee so as to help her friend out?

blindsider Mon 18-Jul-16 14:50:48

If she is a mate and in financial bother giver her £100 if she is doing from 07:30-17:30 better to have her onside than thinking you have short changed her, esp. if you want her to do it again.

whois Mon 18-Jul-16 14:51:44

Those who are suggesting £50 for 10 hrs do realise it's well below minimum wage?

It is a mate helping another mate out. Not a fully trained and insured professional.

I think £60 + make sure you cover lunch or entry to something if they are going out.

SarcasmMode Mon 18-Jul-16 14:58:04

I'd say £90.

£9 an hour seems fair to me.

pasturesgreen Mon 18-Jul-16 14:59:02

But friend is in financial difficulties and doing a big favour. I wouldn't like to feel I was shortchanging her, if I were the OP.

£100 seems reasonable for a full day. Of course if the arrangement becomes more permanent, that would be different.

Blablabla1984 Mon 18-Jul-16 15:04:14

I'd stick £100 in a thank you card.

WeAreEternal Mon 18-Jul-16 15:05:29

I would pay £10 per hour.

noramum Mon 18-Jul-16 15:06:59

I pay my childminder £5/hour for a school child incl. food. Toddlers under 2 cost more, I think she take £7/hour incl. food.

Regarding minimum wage - most childminders have more than one child in their care so you could say with £5-7/hr they are over the minimum wage due to the fact they multiply the income. This is why nannies are normally more expensive

SteviebunsBottrittrundle Mon 18-Jul-16 15:09:08

I was going to say £50 too.

ChocChocPorridge Mon 18-Jul-16 15:10:53

I gave 90 when DS1's mate's mum looked after DS2 from 9, and DS2 and 1 (and her own son) from 3 til 5.

going rate around here is £10/hour take-home for a nanny (one day thing - and she didn't have a job at the time so I doubt any tax would have been due anyway)

TheNaze73 Mon 18-Jul-16 15:11:00

I'd say £10 an hour, upto about £100.

ChicRock Mon 18-Jul-16 15:11:31

I'd pay at least minimum wage, regardless of whether she's qualified and insured, you obviously trust her enough to leave your child with her for 10 hours so why wouldn't you pay at least the minimum going rate?

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