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£10 per hour for babysitting? Is this reasonable

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Yena · 10/08/2007 12:21

This is the first time I'm having to pay a babysitter for my little one. Her childminder has said she can do it over the weekend at £10 an hour, we'll drop her there and pick her up. Is this reasonable? I know she will be in an environment that she is familiar with since she is there during the week, but I thought £10 an hour was abit steep. Any thoughts on this please?

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vInTaGeVioLeT · 22/06/2008 22:54

thing is yena she's a childminder not a babysitter and she's giving up her valuable w/end time to do this for you - so no i don't think it's steep really.
childminding really does encroach on your familly life sooo much. . . .

lindseyfox · 23/06/2008 16:52

Just finished the final session of my babysitting course some were happy with £15 for 6-8hrs work til 3am sometimes and others wanted £6 an hr!!! they are 14yrs old some have babysitting experience others not so we set them straight charging £2.50-£3.50 doing no more than 2-3hrs on a school nights and not past 10pm and no more than 2-3 school nights a week,. Weekends max of 5.5hrs and not after midnight. These are only our guidelines as no government guidance on babysitting so we cant enforce them but only advise.

blueskythinker · 23/06/2008 23:01

I pay £6 ph for a babysitter (not a nanny).

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