How much for a babysitter?

Brandie - posted on 07/15/2009 ( 19 moms have responded )

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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.

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User - posted on 08/07/2009

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I usually pay my college girls about $8.00 an hour. They just do so much. Highschool girls I usually pay $5.00. If you get a good one and you pay them well, they always seem to fit you in.



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Jessica - posted on 07/20/2009

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EVERY person I interviewed to watch my daughter wanted 10/ hour! We live in Ohio and some of these girls were as young as 19!That's alot of money! Now we have it worked out so only family watches her.

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Jami - posted on 08/07/2009

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I found an a home sitter for $20.00 A day she has children of her own and sits 2 others and my daughter. They are great!! They love Camryn like there own!

Jennifer - posted on 08/06/2009

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We pay approx 90-110 a week depending on the child's age. The older the child the cheaper they are. This includes in meals, snacks, and all the teaching materials for preschool material. Or 20-25 a day. Hope this helps.

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Shannon - posted on 07/20/2009

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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.

Natalie - posted on 07/17/2009

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I live in Wiscosin and I pay a inhome provider $45 per day for an infant. Wisconsin is averaging $5/hour.

Lissy - posted on 07/17/2009

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I live in wisconsin and my babysitter charged $30 a day however I would tend to work 10 hrs so I would pay her $40.

Krystal - posted on 07/16/2009

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Quoting Brandie:

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.


Hi there,



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

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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.

September - posted on 07/15/2009

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I live in Seattle and childcare is super expensive here. We will be paying $1600.00 a month for full time care.

Michelle - posted on 07/15/2009

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Um i had a family friend watch my child when she was little. She charged me 20 a day. I'd say a good price is $35

Ashley - posted on 07/15/2009

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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.

Nichole - posted on 07/15/2009

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We are doing babysitter interviews and most of them are charging $5hr, however, agreed to $20/day flat rate if it's gonna be long.

Carla - posted on 07/15/2009

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I found it cheaper to use daycare. The prices have gone up, but I pay $90 per week, which includes full meals, snack and teaching tools.

T_cjones108 - posted on 07/15/2009

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Quoting t_cjones108:

hi! iam in bc cacada and i just put my 1 year old in full time daycare its licenced ect.! its 35$ for a full day and they provide luch and snacks!!



canada* and lunch* its early!! lol

T_cjones108 - posted on 07/15/2009

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hi! iam in bc cacada and i just put my 1 year old in full time daycare its licenced ect.! its 35$ for a full day and they provide luch and snacks!!

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