Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: My own little world...
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Last time I used a teen baby sitter (albeit 6 years ago and she was 12-13), I paid $2-3 per hour per child with a $20 minimum (alltogether, no matter whether it was just one child or both). I even had a cancellation policy: more than 2 days notice, no pay because she could probably get another job; 1-2 days, half rate; within 24 hours, pay her what she would have made. After all, once she committed to me, then she might have turned down another job. Then we moved and the going rate seemed to be $10+ per hour for the first child and $5 for each additional child. Which we saw as ridiculous because my husband's job only made less than $8 an hour. There was no way in H*ll we were going to pay some kid more than we made. (I got a new job and he quit that one because mine required we move across the country).