I am wanting to start babysitting to earn some extra cash but am not sure what the going rate is as I have only babysat for family and friends in the past. I have never received more than £20 for a full nights babysitting but am aware that I can probably expect more than that when working for strangers and that perhaps an hourly rate would be more appropriate.
I am a 21 year old female, living in Wales with previous experience working with children other than through babysitting and have a full CRB.
To be honest, I am not sure what the demand is. I was just planning to set up a profile on a childcare website and see what happens, but before I do that I need to have some idea of what is acceptable to charge.
I live in North London (Average price is £10ph) I have 8 years childcare experiance (nannying) Have a full clear crb First aid certificate I'm able to get myself home (Bus and getting a taxi doesn't bother me)
I get a decent amount of work tbh, probably 3 friday nights and 2 saturdays per month (often more)
I usually pay about £7.50 an hour. Our two regular sitters work at dd's nursery and seem delightd by this. The first one aked for £5 an hr but that seems mean so i usually think minimum £15 (We often just need 1-2 hr wraparound childcare due to work) then if say 3hrs i give £20 etc. If she has to do bathtime etc i give more. Went out leaving both dds for first time last week and paid more as baby only 11 weeks and might have been a pain