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How much do you pay a teenage babysitter?

9 replies

S88AHG · 02/02/2007 13:01

I have no idea, and dont want to under pay her as if it works out ok I intend to use her alot!! She is a friends daughter, and very responsible, so want to treat her right!!!!! TIA

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crumbs · 02/02/2007 13:01



S88AHG · 02/02/2007 13:03

Thanks I was thinking about that!!! Do you leave drinks/snacks too?

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crumbs · 02/02/2007 13:04

I don't tend to leave things specifically out, but let them know where to find things. They tend not to bother, IME.


Rhubarb · 02/02/2007 13:05

£4ph as suggested by them.

I might leave a snack depending on how long I intend to stay out and how pissed I will be when I get back.


S88AHG · 02/02/2007 13:05

Thanks again, laways get the answers I need on here!!

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PoppiesMum · 02/02/2007 13:08

£5 an hour and leave some drinks and snacks on the kitchen worktop, although she has always been too polite to open them


tinkertinker · 02/02/2007 17:51

I think £5 an hour is fair and you should pay them fairly well as you want them to be nice to your kids !!! I always leave out something to eat and if I dont get time say that I will get them a pizza. babysitters are god sends !


Sheraz · 02/02/2007 17:55

PAid our 16yr old bs £5 p/h plus snacks etc. I have two DS's 4 and 6 which she had to put to bed - think she earnt it!


3sEnough · 02/02/2007 18:03

£4 an hour if no bedtime duties or 'mucking about' kids. £5 if bothered.

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