Monday, June 30, 2008

babysitters

We are having a neighbor girl babysit for just one of the kidlets for two hours every Tuesday in July. How much do I pay her? And what if she watches both? A friend said she'd pay $2 for one, and $4 for both. I'm thinking that's a little low, I don't know.

Any suggestions?

4 comments:

Aunt Becky said...

Crap, I never know what to pay people. Hmmm....I'd say $10 a day. That sounds reasonable.

Heather said...

We have someone (a college student) keep both kids for 3 hours once a week through the school year) and we pay her $30 a night. Sometimes we're back in two, but still give her $30. Based on your friend's suggestion, I'm getting ripped, though, so don't listen to me!

OTOH, it would take at least that much for me to keep someone else's kid. LOL.

Dawn said...

I pay a sitter $3 for one, and $5 for both. We have a high school girl watch C 2 days/week thru the summer, and we pay her $10 for 1/2 days (4 hours or so), and $20 for full days (8 hours). (also, E's usually home too, but he's working). I asked her if this was OK, round #'s and all, and she's good w/it. (It's better than $35/day for summer care!)

I think $2 and $4 is low. That's what I used to get 20 years ago! ;)

Jen said...

I would agree that $2 & $4 is low. I think $5 for one and $10 for two would be good, but maybe that is high...hmmm this is a hard one.