I am seriously considering hiring one, for when I have to go back to work and do a part time rotational roster.
Dh is no help in terms of childcare as he works 12-13 hours a day. I would probably look for a semi-retired or retired lady, who lives locally. She would have to drive to pick up DD from childcare and walk up the road to pick up DS from school. Sometimes do the morning drop off too.
Is $20 an hour fair?? It would be cash in hand and I would not care if she was supplementing a govt pension. She would probably only work 3-4 hours at a time...like 5:30am- 9:30am or 2:30- 6pm. Only 6-9 hours a week.
Do you think anyone would want a job like this?? It would be purely childminding and supervising homework. I would not expect cooking or cleaning.
What do you think?