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Over night babysitting charge

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chillyourboots Tue 28-Oct-14 18:06:10

Hi... How much is the over all, over night babysitting pls..

London SW19

Many thanks

schlafenfreude Tue 28-Oct-14 18:43:42

How old are the children? Do they wake at night? What hours specifically?

chillyourboots Tue 28-Oct-14 18:51:07

6.30pm... Kids go to bed at 7pm.

A 3 year old and a 11 month old

Baby can wake up anytime from 5am.

Working till 7.15am

Many thanks

Cullercoats88 Tue 28-Oct-14 19:44:45

I charge £8p/h when babysitting, £10p/h for siblings. I'm in North London.

So I would charge from 6.30-11.30= £50+£20 overnight fee=£70 and then from 5am until 7.30am £25= £95.

chillyourboots Wed 29-Oct-14 06:28:38

Thank you.

Anyone else?

eastmidswarwicknightnanny Wed 29-Oct-14 07:13:41

I charge £120-150 for a 12hr night that would involve putting children to bed and early risers. If was a waking baby during the night it would be more

chillyourboots Wed 29-Oct-14 08:17:12

Wow! that's alot

Cindy34 Wed 29-Oct-14 09:29:22

I would want at least 100.
Baby could wake at anytime, all sorts of things could happen, so not a restful night for the babysitter.

swlondonnanny Wed 29-Oct-14 14:11:59

£120, am in SW18

FlorenceMattell Wed 29-Oct-14 23:26:03

Waking hours £15 per hour sleeping hours £10 per hour.
So @ £145 (if your baby woke in the night the hour would be £15).
Don't forget if we work as nannys if you pay us cash in hand then we have to declare this income for tax , so 20% of this is tax.
I think people think if they are paying a babysitter it's ok , pay cash, no tax. But unless you are a teenager or student who doesn't use all your tax allowance it would be fraud to do otherwise.

Ohall84 Thu 30-Oct-14 00:06:24

Wow I work flat out as a night nurse 12 hour shift bathing bedding tending to 60 residents and earn £140 p/n wouldn't be worth me going to work & paying for a nanny however...I may retrain as a nanny ☺️

IHopeYouStepOnALegoPiece Thu 30-Oct-14 10:33:53

£10ph from arriving until 11pm then £40 until they wake up (regardless of how many times they wake up) then £10ph until you're home. So, using your times as an example

6.30-11pm £45

11-5 £40

5-7.30 £25


I'm in N London and charge on the lower end of the scale

jendot2 Thu 30-Oct-14 13:57:21

I charge £80 for an overnight 7pm-7am any extra hours £7 per hour. I am in South London. I am a Qualified nanny and maternity nanny who is Ofsted reg.

OhReallyDear Thu 30-Oct-14 14:14:20

I think that people asking 120£/15£ for 12 hours are a bit cheeky. That is a maternity nurse price.

I would ask 50 pounds for 6.30 until one childwake up ( I would be honest about when the baby woke up ;) ) then £10 per hour.

So if the baby wakes up at 5.30, it would be 70 pounds. If the baby wakes up 6.30, it would be 60 pounds. If your baby wakes up at 7.30, we would be both lucky and it would be 50 £

If the baby did wake up in the night I wouldn't charge more. I would just ask more for the next time (if tehre was a next time).

I mean, seriously, yes it is a responsability to be there, you can't leave, what if the baby wakes up blablabla. £120 is abusing for proxy parenting. Not everyone can afford that (or should afford it if the children sleep).

eastmidswarwicknightnanny Thu 30-Oct-14 18:23:24

Ohreallydear I am a maternity night nanny and charge for my time so I could be working for a family with a baby waking every hour or equally a baby/child who sleeps most of the time. I doze rather than sleep as always listening out for baby/child therefore am not being paid to sleep.

OhReallyDear Thu 30-Oct-14 18:46:47

I totally get that, but maybe that's not a job that requires a maternity nurse. An experienced nanny would be enoughwink

FlorenceMattell Thu 30-Oct-14 19:22:50

OhReally I don't feel it is cheeky to set a price what you are worth. Like east mids I mainly do maternity work. I also don't sleep. I don't seek out babysitting as I prefer to have met the family, have a contract etc. I haven't actually babysit yet in my self employed work but if I did an overnight I would charge this rate.
Of course there are cheaper options. It is up to the family to decide what level of experience etc they want to pay for.

Ling78 Sat 08-Nov-14 14:02:08

Hi can anyone recommend an over night babysitter in Enfield. I have 4 children aged: 10, 7, 5 and 2.

They don't wake during the night. I would need a sitter from 6.30pm until about 6am the following morning.

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