i charge £10 - have done for years - tempted to put it up as get lots of work, but tbh im happy to charge £10
£6 is what sitters use and to me seems very low
many friends charge £8
i had a mum call me yesterday asking if i was free to bs sat, i said no but could recommend a friend but the lady didnt want to pay more then £6 as thats what she usually pays (to a unqualified youngster) and i said that myself and none of my friends would bs for that
I charge £5 I'm a registered childminder, fully insured for babysitting, CRBd etc. I'm in CR3. I guess it depends where you live. In my area there is no real call for sitters not many people have money to go out and pay a sitter.
I have just been quoted £10 an hour from a babysitter who does not even have to put my two to bed. Just for sitting there was going to cost me £40 from 730 - 1130. If she was being asked to read stories etc then maybe but for no other requests I feel this is rather steep for cash in hand no tax! Have cancelled her.
I charge £8 per hour and i am qualified/first aid trained. We are still working, have a responsibility. I can agree that i do sit and watch tv etc BUT if if your child need immediate medical attention, then a qualified and experienced babysitter is most suited to that.
Hi Blondes , I think people have to consider what can happen to your children and house while you are out.[I get £8 an hour] I`m nearr Blondes .I have in my time baby sitting had several powercuts,many children being sick/ill,Someone trying to break in while I had 5 children,and several burglar alarms going off .My boss had an 18 year old baby -sitting for my charges one day when I wasn`t able to,and one of the girls was sick the baby sitter had to ring her mum to come over because she didn`t know what to do. An older ,more experienced sitter hopefully has some idea what to do in an emergency .
eurycantha I agree! I never understand why so many people say on here that I should just get a local teenager or daughter of one of my neighbours etc. It's such a responsibility! At that age I wouldn't have known what to do in the majority of tricky situations.
I once babysat and the couple both got arrested and had to end up staying all night. Then there was a powercut, then there was the child being sick, I would not have been happy for my teenage child dealing with this. Like blondes said its fine most of the time but there is always the odd time when the unexpected happens.