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Central VT finding a babysitter/ mothers helper?

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I am looking to find someone to help us with occasional care for my 3 yo DD. And am Completely lost. I've done babysitting as a kid/ teen and nannied in the past but it's been 6 yrs since my last nanny position.

What is the going rate these days?
If I need some one to drive my LO from daycare to home and watch for a few ours what would be a reasonable rate?

any ideas for the best place to find someone? All of our friends & co-workers who have children the same age have family local that do the child care when needed. Not an option for us.

Could really use some help and direction.

Thanks
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Where are you in Central Vermont? There are a couple great listservs that talk about these issues fairly frequently, and sometimes even list babysitters and care providers: MamaSays for Montpelier/Barre area, and Exit 10 for Waterbury/the Valley.

I think some of the answers depend on the age of the person you find. My stepdaughter (age 16) charges roughly $8/hour when you can get her (mostly evenings); we pay our adult babysitter $14/hour for two kids during the daytime. That's a little higher than average, but I've found that it is worth it every time.
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We live in Williamstown, I work and DD goes to daycare in Montpelier.

Thank you for any base line, the first person we found wasn't a good match they were mostly geared towards vacationing families that visit the resorts and she charges $20/ hr and has a min time of 4 hrs. So I was a little shocked - and figured it wouldn't hurt to find out the going rate.
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