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Going rate for a teenage babysitter?

(4 Posts)
ThomasRichard Mon 08-Jun-15 11:23:23

A friend's 15 year old is babysitting my two DC (2 and 5) one evening this week for a couple of hours. They should be asleep so he is free to play video games do homework and I'll provide suitable snacks. What should I pay him? Friend says nothing (!) but the first question he asked was whether he was being paid grin

ThinkIveBeenHacked Mon 08-Jun-15 11:26:32

£15 and transport home.

SwearyInn Mon 08-Jun-15 11:29:55

We pay £5/hour plus lift home.

ThomasRichard Mon 08-Jun-15 11:32:48

Friend is dropping him off and giving me a lift so she'll take him home again. £15 sounds about right. A tenner seemed stingy and £20 too much, although maybe not too much if either DC wakes up grin They love him but would insist on charging round the house and playfighting him rather than going back to bed.

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