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how much would you pay a teenager to do this?

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Cappuccino Thu 04-Oct-07 10:45:09

take my 7 year old down the road in her wheelchair to an hour's drama class and sit in the foyer in case she needs to go to the loo during it

take my 7 year old in her wheelchair to Brownies and help her with craft/ going to loo/ general support for an hour and a half

dd is bright and quite mobile in a walking frame, and there wouldn't be any lifting involved

claricebeansmum Thu 04-Oct-07 10:46:56

Depends where you are?

I am in SW London and would probably offer to pay £10/12 an hour.

It's not sitting on your arse-eating biscuits-watching TV type of babysitting is it.

RubyShivers Thu 04-Oct-07 10:48:18

i would have said the same as clarice

Cappuccino Thu 04-Oct-07 10:48:57

well the drama class is

and I am so so very not in London

I am in the North

so maybe a bag of chips and 10 Marlboro?

Charlee Thu 04-Oct-07 10:53:24

Lol i would pay about £30 for the lot?

For the teen to then spend on 20 Fags and some cheap Cider! wink

Boycodd Thu 04-Oct-07 10:54:21

fgs!!! a teenager! £10 and hour

what are oyu on!

erm 1. id pay a 10 alll in or maybe £8

Boycodd Thu 04-Oct-07 10:55:08

for brownies a tenner

the other ask the helper

EricL Thu 04-Oct-07 10:55:29

Just make sure you actually buy the fags and booze for them though - don't give them the money.

You don't want them spending it on drugs instead do you?

Cappuccino Thu 04-Oct-07 10:55:55

cod thank god you're here

they were all ready to bankrupt me

Boycodd Thu 04-Oct-07 10:56:19

how old is kid?

claricebeansmum Thu 04-Oct-07 10:57:04

Boycodd you can come and be my babysitter then. How much will you charge - £2 an hour?

Cappuccino Thu 04-Oct-07 10:57:15

I dunno

there is one next door who looks, oh christ I don't know, anywhere between 11 and 32

or ask my mate who works at girls grammar if she has any teacher's pets she can pimp out

EmsMum Thu 04-Oct-07 11:00:24

Oh you cynics. Some teenage girls do this sort of thing because they actually like helping people and will spend the dosh on nothing worse than mobile topups.

£10 seems about right - though if its the same teenager twice a week every week maybe you can work out something a bit less but regular?

Cappuccino Thu 04-Oct-07 11:01:47

I can see £10 for Brownies

but the other should be less right?

I mean I'd do it - sitting on arse reading book - if I didn't have a 2 year old

I'd do it for tuppence if it gave me an hour to sit down sad

MarsLady Thu 04-Oct-07 11:02:32

Agree that £10 is enough(total not p/hr). I'm in London and had a gorgeous teen clear my garden at £5 an hour. £15 later I was one happy Mars!

Cappuccino Thu 04-Oct-07 11:03:38

Mars I love you

MarsLady Thu 04-Oct-07 11:05:44

Well it's not as if you're asking them to do any too hard. Blimey.... care assistants get paid less than that and do it professionally!

Love you too Capputeeno! grin

Cappuccino Thu 04-Oct-07 11:06:13

mars that is an awfully good point about the care assistants

sad but true

bozza Thu 04-Oct-07 11:06:56

Capp what about £15 for both? Or do you think you could get away with £10 for both? wink

MarsLady Thu 04-Oct-07 11:09:36

Now you're going to love Bozza more.... sob!!!!!!!!

And you didn't comment on my changing of your name Capputeeno sigh................

Cappuccino Thu 04-Oct-07 11:10:51

oh now I get it Mars sorry

no Bozza was proposing more money

so I don't love her more

if I said £5 an hour that would be £12.50, right?

pippo Thu 04-Oct-07 11:12:03

the direct payment rate would be about £9.16 an hour I think (& poeple don't often pay the full amount to their employees)- are you sure that there are no voluntary services in your area that could support dd with these activities?

Cappuccino Thu 04-Oct-07 11:14:15

no want teenager

someone dead cool

direct payments takes bleeding forever to set up my neighbour has just done it

I will start planning that for Girl Guides if I get started with it now angry

Cappuccino Thu 04-Oct-07 11:14:52

oh and I have a HOmestart volunteer

but they are not allowed to look after the kids without me

bozza Thu 04-Oct-07 11:15:38

It doesn't sound that taxing does it really? Your DD only needs help some of the time at brownies (eg she will be fine to sit in a circle and sing or whatever they do) and only to go to the loo at drama? Have I got that right?

Maybe go for £10/week and buy her a Christmas present/gift voucher? Cheaper but will show that you appreciate her?

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