Stacey - posted on 03/26/2012 ( 9 moms have responded )
I am a stay at home mom of 2. I have been watching kids for the past 4 years within my own home. I supply the entertainment, breakfast, lunch, and snack. I help out with the potty training if necessary. During the summer I usually have up to 3 kids including my own 2. I am wondering what other stay at home moms that do this charge parents per day to watch their kids. Do you charge for each child indivisually from same parent, or together? Do you charge the same amount for one who needs more care than another? for example under 12m of age vs a 4+ year old... I'm not sure if i am charging to little or not enough as I have been told that I am on the low side and should raise my rate for the time i have these kids. I charge $25 per day whether the child is in my care for 4 hrs or 12 hrs. Please only the mothers who watch other children respond.