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    Wowee! Lots of responses!

    Thanks everyone.

    The situation is this:

    She doesn't have another job and doesn't babysit for anyone else. She isn't allowed to go out with friends on Friday nights because her mum works night shift and can't drop her off and pick her up.

    She lives three blocks away, so her 25 year old sister is there if she needs her too.

    She always comes and hangs out with us anyway.

    So I offered $10 p/h and $20 p/h for every hour past midnight, plus I'm buying her maccas for dinner (which her mum has agreed to).

    So from eight till 12.30 ish we will be out. So $50 and dinner for the night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by louellyn View Post
    Many adults are not paid $25 an hour so I think this is too high for babysitting.

    I have always paid $15 an hour and had snacks for the sitter and that is for a qualified child care worker.
    My DP always tells me to charge extra when doing work for him, he recommends $40 per hour, yet I'm paid $21 in my f/t job because working for him I get no super etc.

    I think $15 is fair enough if they are staying for a long period. If I babysat for an hour or two, it's not worth $30. I wouldn't have done it when I used to babysit.

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    I pay $10-$15 an hour if its only a few hours we pay $40 enjoy your night out
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    Quote Originally Posted by daysta112 View Post
    Are you in Sydney by any chance?
    Sorry, Brisbane.

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    Quote Originally Posted by louellyn View Post
    Many adults are not paid $25 an hour so I think this is too high for babysitting.

    I have always paid $15 an hour and had snacks for the sitter and that is for a qualified child care worker.
    I agree. I am paid less than $25 an hour for the work I do at the gym - and that is with qualifications! I think $10 an hour for a 15 year old is reasonable. My niece works in a fish and chip shop & is paid about $8 an hour.

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    For a 15 year old - $10 to $15

    For someone fully qualified $20

    As someone else mentioned, if your child is low maintenance ie already in bed and doesn't wake up, then I'm not inclined to pay much ...

    My ds on the other hand, I'd have to pay a babysitter $100 an hour just to stay let alone come back!! Lol

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    When i was 15 I think i was on like $10 an hr working at fantasy doughnuts so $15-$20 an hr I think is good. If you have told the person what your going to pay up front and they still choose to give up there friday or Saturday night. Isn't that there decision it would be your own fault as the sitter for not agreeing on a set price to begin with.

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    I charge 15-20 an hour depending on the family i babysit for

    however if it's only 2 hours I probably
    wouldn't bother coming all the way etc for $30 bcks if you know what I mean !! Id say about $40 would be sufficient

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    I think $15 per hour for a 15 year old is suitable and $20-$25 per hour for a qualified person, with checks, first aid training and experience. Depending on hours etc.

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    I think $10 an hour is reasonable .. the kid isn't going to pay tax on it (who does??) so its tax free money ..

    I find it hard to enjoy the night when I think of the fact that I'm paying to go out (dinner/ movie/ snacks etc) AND ringing up a massive bill to go home to.

    As for $50 an hour?? sheeeesh .. thats more than most people EARN an hour at a full time job .. I would never accept that much per hour to babysit (especially at night while the kids are asleep .. I used to sit and drink coffee, eat biscuits and watch tv - I was stoked to do that and get paid for it!)


 

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