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Babysitting charges

(9 Posts)
firepitguru Tue 19-Feb-13 17:03:23

I pay £5 per hour for local teen (who is brill) for dinners out but £11 per hour for 'seriously need a professional to deal with any issues' occasions. Depends on how you want to sell yourself.

sleeplessinderbyshire Mon 18-Feb-13 22:47:00

nursery nurses from my DDs' nursery ask for £5-6 an hour to babysit (including doing meals/bathtime) I usually round it up to £7-8 an hour and they look embarrassed and ask to come back repeatedly so I think it depends on area no way would I pay £9 an hour for a babysitter

ZuleikaD Mon 18-Feb-13 10:00:47

£40 including mileage.

miriam82 Mon 18-Feb-13 09:57:09

Thanks everyone. They got 4 kids. And I need to go to their house. X

Blondeshavemorefun Mon 18-Feb-13 07:59:52

Regardless is babysitting or nannying I charge £10 an hour - as it is still my time

Some nannies I know charge a few pound less an hour for babysitting but I don't

It's the same amount for each family whether they have one child or 4

The only time I charge more is if 2 family's so parents can spilt costs and then it's £12/14 per hour

ZuleikaD Mon 18-Feb-13 06:03:06

I'm a CM (also charging £5/hour during working hours) and I charge £9/hour for babysitting. How many children is it for and is it simply a case of having them stay on at yours or do you have to go somewhere else?

lechatnoir Sun 17-Feb-13 23:01:40

This is above & beyond normal babysitting & more like nannying plus awkward hours as it encroaches on both your day & evening. I'd be looking for £30 minimum and more if there are multiple children plus fuel costs if it's far.

beenhereayear Sun 17-Feb-13 22:56:42

I'd expect to pay about £20 but dependant on how many kids and what work is involved.

miriam82 Sun 17-Feb-13 21:36:44

Hou much would you charge for a babysitting from 4:30 to 8:30. I'm trying to know roughly, to get an idea. I'm a childminder and usually charges around 5 pounds per hour. But have been ask to babysit too? Thanks for you help

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