How much for a babysitter?
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Shannon - posted on 07/20/2009
I live in the Seattle Area and Daycare here is ridiculous. 325/week or so is the going rate no food included. And that's what I was quoted for only 20-25 hours a week. My husband and I, just take turns caring for our daughter, working opposite shifts. Daycare here is just not worth it.
Krystal - posted on 07/16/2009
How much for a babysitter?
I'm returning back to work full time in September and was wondering what the average cost for a babysitter for an 8 hour day is? I currently live in PA.
Just to answer your question (in a nutshell and expanding), the average cost for care is around 20.00 per day in my area. I think a more important question to ask is WHO will be caring for your child. I have had an experience w/ this in the past and reccommend that you screen your candidates well. Start with a questionaire. ASk them what they like and dis-like about childcare. Ask them if they have any fundamental beliefs that would byass them towards your child, ask what thier policies are on dicipline, ect. From there pick the provider that is closest to your home or work and offers the most services for a reasonable price. while there are a lot of people who simply take care of children for a living out there, there are people who actually live to take care of children. Those are the ones you should look for. Good luck!
JEANNETTE - posted on 07/16/2009
I LOVE KIDS. I USUALLY DONT CHARGE MY FRIENDS OR FAMILY. IF THEY R GOING TO WATCH MY CHILDRENS AT MY HOUSE. I USUALLY PROVIDE EVERYTHING SO THAT THE BABYSITTER CAN EAT, DRINK, SLEEP WHEN THE CHILDREN ARE SLEEPING, I FEEL THAT IF YOU LOVE THE PERSON YOU SHOULD NOT CHARGE.
Ashley - posted on 07/15/2009
I live in NY by the PA border, not that it should matter. When I first went back to work I paid $105/week to a private daycare, that included meals and snacks and a detailed list of what they did at the end of the day. I returned home (couldn't leave him) and when I went back this year, I've found several quotes. Day care is about $105 still. Private the going rate is $2/hr. I had one woman quote me $150/week and wanted me to provide the meals lol. Sooooo....you just have to sift through. A reasonable/common rate is $105-120/week,they provide the meals.
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