Should I charge more to babysit?

So I recently started babysitting for a family member. I watch her three kids and only charge $30/day; everything started great. She drops them off at 7:45 to be at work by eight and picks them up by 5:30 pm except for Tuesdays and Thursdays when she’s busy until around 6. Well, she recently has started to take advantage of my kindness; I feel like and some days doesn’t pick up the kids until after seven or sometimes closer to 8 pm! Mind you; I feed her kids three meals as well as 2-3 snacks a day out of my own pocket. I have two kids of my own and just found out I’m expecting another in Nov., and I am changing diapers on 1 of each of our kids. Am I in the right to feel angry and frustrated? Is it wrong of me to want to charge her more? I was waiting for her to pick up her kids tonight and planning on an early night only for her to message me right before 6nand say she wouldn’t be able to pick up the kids until probably after 8 pm

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Yes she’s taking advantage of the situation. I’m not sure what the amount of money it should be but $30 for 3 children that’s too little bit. 1)Also you should charge more for extra hours.
2) She should either give you money from groceries/bring groceries or tell her make breakfast and lunch for her kids before dropping them off. If things don’t change then she needs to find a new babysitter. You have your own family to worry about as well.

I would charge more or tell her to supply the things needed for her kids as you are going to have a full house soon with a little on the way

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Charge more… I would ask for like 45-50 a day 3 kids and all them hours… a day care would be way more.n ask her to send in snacks and drinks .

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More money and 6pm pick up. Or you czn no longer watch them

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I sense she’s taken advantage of your kindness

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She needs to respect you more. If you have set times, she should be there to get them or start paying you more.

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I would talk to her and be like I don’t mind having the kids but I’m going to need to charge more. I can’t keep feeding them 3 meals for 30. And if she doesn’t like it let her know that she can always find a different person to take care of her kids

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I would charge more especially her leaving them there that long and tell her to pack food for them

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If she would take them to a daycare she wouldn’t be able to work due to the cost. Raise your price. She is taking complete advantage of you.

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Easily should be $20 a day per kid. She’s totally taking advantage.

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50/day plus $10 an hour after 5 (that’s a 9 hour day) I think that may save u from babysitting til 8 bc that would be $80 for one day which is very well deserved when your dividing your time with your own family

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3 kids for 30 bucks a day :joy: Nah girl charge her way more. Daycare charges like 50 for one kid. Easy 20 per kid especially that long. Raise it to $60 and pick up by 6. If not late fee

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More money, food contribution and firmer big up times. You are raising her children. Don’t sell yourself short.

I would immediately inform her of new prices an charges for late pickup

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Charge more and ask her to send her kids with their lunchboxes and bag

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Every 30 mins she’s late that’s an extra 10-15 dollars per kid if she don’t want to pay it she needs to find a new babysitter or think about day care and then she has absolutely no choice to get her kids at that time

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Start changing hourly happen to me too see how fast she comes have kids waiting ready when comes give her list of daily snacks on sat to bring for week tell her cost of groceries went up you need help not a lie

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Yea. Anything over a half hour late I’d absolutely charge.

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You need to charge more, we pay 10 an hour !!!