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    Default Hourly rate for babysitter

    What's the going rate for a casual babysitter? Df and I need someone to babysit the kids a few times over the next month and I have no idea what the rate would be. When ds1 was a baby we used a babysitter from his daycare a couple of times and she charged $20p/hr. I thought this was ok but talking to one of my friends a few days ago she said that is really expensive.

    We'll need the babysitter for 3 hours after dinner, boys will be fed and in pjs ready for bed, babysitter just needs to play with them for an hour or so then put them both to bed.

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    I pay $15 an hour in inner Melbourne for night babysitting.

    Someone with qualification, like a childcare carer, I pay $25 an hour.

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    $20 is probably middle of the range. As pp said it depends on age, qualifications etc.

    I did some babysitting/nannying a couple of years ago and got $18-20/hr without relevant qualifications (I did have an unrelated bachelors degree at the time).

    $15-25 sounds reasonable depending on who you get.

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    I think it depends how many children you have/how old the babysitter you want is.
    I am a nursing and midwifery student and have 3 different nannying jobs. When I casually babysit 1 child who is 2 or younger at night, I normally charge $18/hr. Then $2/hr per extra child!
    When I was 15 I would babysit neighbours kids (3 or less.) for like $15/hr.

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    I used to get $30ph, but I have qualifications.
    $20 is about average.


 

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