What rate should I be paid for babysitting?

So someone asked if I could babysit her 6yr old who’s a 1st grader. Mon Tuesday, and Wed. I would have her 7a to 5p all three days. And do hybrid learning. I said 25 per day, but my husband said 30. Making it 3$ per hour for one kid. He said its double the work having the responsibility to not only feed and watch her but making sure all her school work done. R schools r hybrid learning, so kids only go two days a week. She goes Thursday Friday to school… is 30 asking too much? I did agree with him. He made valid points. And he said 3$ an hr was good compared to places. Honest opinions. Just please don’t be rude about it.

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$30 is VERY reasonable

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Way reasonable. Many would jump at that rate. Most babysitters today average $8-$12 an hour. Very nice to only charge $3 an hour, that’s even below minimum wages. Depending on your state.

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25 to 30 is what day cares charge per day. You should at least make 8.

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I did in home babysitting for 2 years and charged $20 per day per child with no type of “schooling” just crafty learning activities. So yes that is very a reasonable offer for what you would be doing.

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I would charge more than that. The hybrid learning is a job in itself. $3 an hour is below minimum wage.

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I found anyone to watch my kids for under $5 an hour per each child. I would say your getting a deal for $3.

One girl said $3 an hour for watching but
$3 for feeding each , $2 for dishes $3 if they needed a bath each … $5 extra to put them to bedeach Ext she had a list …the $3 an hour was littleraly sitting there watching them

I would say $50 is reasonable.my daughter is 15 & babysits occasionally with no school 4 hours she gets $60

maybe see if she can bring food for the times you have her?

30 is extremely reasonable i pay 12 an hour for someone to babysit my kids and thats without them having to help my kids with school work

It depends different states different rates I mean here u can get all day daycare for 20-25

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Very reasonable!! Cheap actually considering that you are doing remote learning with her as well as child care and meals.

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Its reasonable for sure but if it’s not its definitely a reasonable starting point if you are dealing with someone who is struggling. Like start with 30 and if it seems like the extra 5 a day would make all the difference negotiate

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A few yrs back I was paid $90 for the day…

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my daughter works at a daycare a babysitter on the side and charges 10.00 an hour

25 or 30 a day is a blessing. I wish you were by me lol

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Most places around here charge $10 - $15 an hour. I am a single mom and have willing paid $10 an hour for someone to watch my daughter. If you are happy doing $30 a day they are getting a blessing because even drop in care facilities charge $10 an hour when 80 hours are purchased

I suggest a trial of $30/day with an opportunity to re-visit a rate negotiations after say 3-4 weeks. So that you get an idea of the expectations (which can often be more than we bargained for) after doing it for a little while but not locking yourself in? Then even if you stay the same or even add a dollar or two you will both feel that it’s fair for both.

30 dollars for 10 hours ? What a deal! ( for her)

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I think its fair what your husband is saying.

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