None of my friends use teen babysitters - they all use family. Of course, they're all sick of the strings that sometimes comes with family babysitting so now they all want my dd to babysit!
We've worked out $3 per kid per hour for basic play with the kids babysitting. Anything after a certain time (like really late) the price goes up as well as anything extra, like bathtime; dinner and putting kids to bed. However, how much the price goes up, we have no idea yet.
She babysat the other nite while the parents were working in the garage. So, gone, but not really gone. Good for all parties involved.
My dd just LOVES the kids! I'm sure it helps too.
Its interesting to see the charges in different places.