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is £3.50 an hour a reasonable rate for a friends daughter to babysit?

(10 Posts)
MrsS01 Sun 09-Jan-11 12:00:29

is it? £3.50 an hour reasonable. Thanks.

Expecting06112010 Sun 09-Jan-11 13:44:53

depends, id give a fixed sum for the whole time your away not by the hour if you do have to pay! depends really! id give a bit more myself! dont you have anyone to babysit that does it out of kindness!

BluTac Sun 09-Jan-11 13:45:51

It sounds a bit low really.

TheVisitor Sun 09-Jan-11 13:46:03

Depends on how old she is. I'd do a fixed sum, myself.

HattiFattner Sun 09-Jan-11 13:54:33

round these parts its £5.

hairyfairylights Sun 09-Jan-11 17:10:51

That sounds very low tbh

mankyscotslass Sun 09-Jan-11 17:14:36

Round here its about £5 an hour

mankyscotslass Sun 09-Jan-11 17:19:27

Actually, last time my friends used a baby sitter for a saturday night, from 7.30 til midnight, it was £30.

I think she said if they were later than midnight it would have been an extra £10 for every hour.

magnolia74 Sun 09-Jan-11 17:19:38

My daughter is 15 (almost 16) and has done a babysitting and first aid course, she charges £5p/h which I think is ok. £3.50 is a bit low

MrsS01 Sun 09-Jan-11 21:52:06

really? ok, thanks x

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