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how much should I pay a babysitter?
tigerschick · 26/03/2007 11:16
May seem obvious but I really haven't a clue!
She's 15 and a family friend. We'll be out late so she is staying over the night and has been told to go to bed whenever she wants, not to wait up for us. We're giving her dinner and breakfast and taking her home in the morning.
So how much should she get? Thanks in anticipation
Genidef · 26/03/2007 15:20
I'm confused. The question I would have to decide this is:
how many children
what are her responsibilities - ie bath, put to bed etc
I think you want to be looking at around £4-5 per hour. £4 per hour maybe - although some might dispute the reasoning behind this - if she is arriving after the children are asleep and gets to sit and watch TV all night. Although maybe pay a little more if someone gets up and needs entertaining.
tigerschick · 26/03/2007 16:06
The children are 11 and 9. They will eat together with her and put themselves to bed. Should say at this point that it is actually not me who is asking My neighbour, and mutual friend of the babysitter, is off out on Friday night (lucky so and so). I have sat for them before on a 'share and share alike basis' but this time, because it's gonna be a late one, they've asked the friend to do it. The kids are very good and know that there will be hell to pay if they mess about!
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