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New Years Eve babysitter rate

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bluesky Wed 22-Dec-04 13:36:44

Is anyone using a babysitter on New Years Eve? If so what is their rate, as I imagine it is more! Thanks

bluesky Wed 22-Dec-04 17:19:01

No-one going out then?!

TheHollyAndTheTwiglett Wed 22-Dec-04 17:24:56

would never consider going out on New Year's Eve

yuk .. who would want to?

mistletoe Wed 22-Dec-04 17:27:34

So tell me, Where in Gods name do you find someone willing to Babysit on New Years Eve?

bluesky Wed 22-Dec-04 17:27:52

Personally I can't stay up that late anymore! (Am asking on behalf of a friend. She thought I'd know, I obviously look like I have a wild social life!)

bluesky Wed 22-Dec-04 17:29:12

mistletoe, you get lucky, and then have to pay them sacks of gold I imagine!

RudyDudy Wed 22-Dec-04 17:38:42

we use this agency babysitter and they normally charge around £5ph but just checked their website and they say £15ph for NY eve . We've not used them for new year's so don't know how easy it is to get someone but I reckon you'd have to be going somewhere pretty damn special to pay that!

bluesky Wed 22-Dec-04 17:45:04

thanks for that link, interesting!

ladymuck Wed 22-Dec-04 17:48:48

£10 ph before midnight, £20 thereafter, minimum 4 hour booking, but must pay at least £50 (even if you want 7pm - 11pm say). Not a hope with my agency of getting a sitter at this notice:- we were warned to book to New Year back in early November.

(Usual rates are £6.50 ph at the weekend)

bluesky Wed 22-Dec-04 18:00:04

thanks ladymuck

frootolphtherednosedreindeer Wed 22-Dec-04 20:30:17

We usually pay £4 per hour, plan on being out 6 hours, were going give an extra £11 to make a round-ish figure. Now my sil is leaving her kids here too (and they are 6 months and 2 - mine are all grown up at 7 and 10) so will prob give £30 each. Is that too generous?? Will she expect £60 next year?

Mind you she will prob have a byfriend by next year and then we will never be able to go out again........................

fairyfly Wed 22-Dec-04 20:32:18

I will babysit for anyone, don't want to go out, don't want to stay in, want to keep busy, fantastic with children, perfect solution, willing to travel, also being serious

CountessDingDongDrac Wed 22-Dec-04 20:44:44

We are paying £10 per hour, our nanny is doing it. Sophable and her dh are leaving their dd too, and they are paying her £10 per hour too so she is quids in! She has to give them a lift home too!

mckenzie Wed 22-Dec-04 21:28:57

Grandma offered to have DS overnight and it's free! We consider ourselves very lucky but have to make the most of it as next year they'll be 2 of them to consider and we might not get such an offer again!

gooseysgettingfat Wed 22-Dec-04 21:33:07

I charge my normal overnight rate of £20 between 8pm and 8am and £2.50 per hour for every other hour/part hour. That's to have them stay at my place to include supper and breakfast. I still have one space going and am a registered minder.
It's just another day/night for me and I don't believe in ripping people off.

mistletoe Fri 24-Dec-04 09:56:32

Goosey, where do you live?

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