Probably not. But I would do "something" like buy massage vouchers or shout them to the movies or something to show my appreciation, and cover any food/activity expenses.
I wouldn't accept payment for looking after my nieces or nephew.
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15-06-2012 20:43 #41
15-06-2012 20:44 #42
My mum looks after DD 3 days a week when Im at work. We don't pay her (she wouldn't have taken money anyway) but we buy things for her or pay for a night out occasionally.
I personally wouldn't feel comfortable with someone looking after DD regularly without at least a token of our appreciation. She is after all saving us thousands of dollars in childcare.
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15-06-2012 20:45 #43
15-06-2012 20:45 #44
My mum and MIL babysit when I work and I don't pay them. I take any special snacks and milk for DS but they prefer to make his meals so they can all eat the same.
I buy them little things and bake for them regularly to say thanks. They wouldn't take money for babysitting.
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15-06-2012 20:55 #45Senior Member
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yep even if it were jsut $30 a day ot shows you do appreciate the person looking after the kid/s and arent just taking them for granted- If it were a case of kdis beign in daycare that would cost $$ anyway!
15-06-2012 21:06 #46Senior Member
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If it was a regular set up I would pay.
I have paid $50 a day to my sister when DH and I went overseas. She would have been at home anyway but this way it gave her a little extra spending money.
15-06-2012 21:06 #47
Actually i just remembered an old friend of my looks after her niece a few days a week, her sister gets her a big box of fruit and veg delivered every fortnight. Much less money than childcare, but a nice gesture for someone giving up a few of their days so you can go back to work.
15-06-2012 21:12 #48Senior Member
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Are you home anyway with kids of your own anyway or are you staying home specifically to look after her child??
15-06-2012 21:55 #49
My ds is almost 3 and they have never watched him, Its fob sister, she's gone back to work because she likes her job & she's not maternal type iykwim ,her husband makes quite good money.
15-06-2012 21:59 #50
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