I think about $300 ish per week. At first I thought as being away from friends she'd have pretty boring 'off time' however as she intends to move to the city anyway this would be a great opportunity for her to scout around for an apprenticeship so it's a win win situation.
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25-11-2015 07:00 #11
25-11-2015 07:07 #12Senior Member
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What do you think is a fair price.
Are you expecting her to cook and clean then def $50 a day otherwise I would be paying at least $300+ because you don't want her to resent the work if it gets too hard... It's along time looking after 3 kids... Also depends on ages too... I would be paying at least $10 an hour normally and if you had to put the kids in holiday care that would be at least $150 a day so $50 a day isn't a lot considering
25-11-2015 07:11 #13Senior Member
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I'd say at LEAST $250 a week.
If she is there with you looking after your kids, it means she can't really hold down any other job. She needs an income. There is no way in the world I would not pay her, not for 5 days a week for 5 weeks! Especially seeing as she'll be in a different town, and free every afternoon and weekend. She needs money to go and do stuff!
It doesn't matter that you are paying her food and accommodation, she is family. And whatever you end up choosing to pay her will still be saving you a bucketload compared to childcare fees I'm sure.
And cost of flights doesn't even factor in at all.
25-11-2015 07:21 #14
I think $250-$300 a week is fair. I look back to when I was 16 (given it was a fair few years ago) and that would have been a hell of a lot of money. As a pp said she will have afternoons and weekends free so will need money to do her own thing.
25-11-2015 07:36 #15
I would pay between $350 and $400 a week.
Looking after 3 kids is hard work and she will definitely earn it!
25-11-2015 08:17 #16
I think around $300 per week is fair, keeping in mind that she's 16 years old, has no formal qualifications and all her food/accommodation is paid for.
25-11-2015 08:36 #17
My niece offered to help and her mum agreed and I think because I'm family is the reason neither expect me to pay, besides which I have helped my sister in law a lot over the past 16 yrs with my 4 nieces and nephews.
25-11-2015 08:37 #18
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25-11-2015 08:43 #20
I think $250 a week is reasonable
How old are your boys?
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