I have been offered a college level teaching job. I really would like to take it. I would only need childcare for 10 hours a week. I will only take the job if I can hire a care provider that will come to my home. We have someone in mind and she is very interested. She would be bringing her 5 yo dd who is being homeschooled. My dd is 3 and we plan to unschool. The caregiver is very interested in it and is willing to work with us. We have a very simialr parenting style. She does not need the money. This is more of a social thing for her and her dd. She would have to travel 15-20 minutes from her home and be here at 7:15 am for 2 days a week. This is a very low income area. Most in-home day care centers are charging around $2.50-$3.00/hr for children over 18 months and for-hire sitters (usually college age) are going for $5-$6/hr. Because she would be coming to our home and will need to drive here, we were thinking somewhere around $6-$7/hour. Does this sound resonable? We would also be providing breakfast and lunch for her and her dd. She still seemed very interested when we mentioned the pay range but I want to be sure I am not way off base before we formalize it.